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How aware are you of Ancient India and its freedom heroes? Do you know about the great Indian freedom fighters and their sacrifices? This is a 10-questions quiz to test your knowledge about the Great Indian freedom struggle and some of the heroes associated with it. India's struggle for freedom was a combined struggle of numerous regional and national movements. Do you know all about them? Give this quiz a try and refresh your memories. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who wrote the Lyrics of the Indian National Anthem?

    • A.

      Annie Besant

    • B.

      Ram Prasad Bismil

    • C.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    • D.

      Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

    Correct Answer
    C. Rabindranath Tagore
    Explanation
    Rabindranath Tagore wrote the lyrics of the Indian National Anthem. He composed the anthem, titled "Jana Gana Mana," in Bengali language. Tagore's poem was later set to music by his student, Captain Ram Singh Thakur, and was officially adopted as the national anthem of India in 1950. Tagore's contribution to the Indian National Anthem showcases his immense talent as a poet and his deep love for his country.

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  • 2. 

    Which Indian academician, activist and social reformer was Mahatma Gandhi’s mentor?

    • A.

      Ram Manohar Lohia

    • B.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • C.

      Raja Ram Mohan Roy

    • D.

      Gopal Krishan Gokhale

    Correct Answer
    D. Gopal Krishan Gokhale
    Explanation
    Gopal Krishan Gokhale was a prominent Indian academician, activist, and social reformer who played a significant role in shaping Mahatma Gandhi's ideologies and principles. He was Gandhi's mentor and had a strong influence on his political and social beliefs. Gokhale emphasized the importance of education, self-governance, and social reform, which greatly influenced Gandhi's approach to non-violent resistance and his vision for an independent India. Gandhi considered Gokhale as his political guru and often sought his guidance and advice.

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  • 3. 

    Just before midnight 14th August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru rose in the Constituent Assembly to deliver the most famous speech ever made by an Indian. Which of the following were the opening lines of the speech?

    • A.

      “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny…"

    • B.

      "We have finally achieved what we had struggled for…"

    • C.

      "Swaraj is our birthright and we have won it..."

    • D.

      "India is independent.."

    Correct Answer
    A. “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny…"
    Explanation
    The opening lines of the speech were "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny..." This line is significant because it captures the anticipation and excitement of the moment, as Nehru reflects on the long struggle for independence and the promise of a new future for India. It sets the tone for the rest of the speech, highlighting the importance of the occasion and the sense of destiny that the nation has embraced.

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  • 4. 

    At the time of independence which portfolio in the central government was being taken care of by Mrs. Indira Gandhi?

    • A.

      Information & Broadcasting

    • B.

      Agriculture

    • C.

      Transport

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
  • 5. 

    What was the name of the Ashram built by Mahatma Gandhi near Johannesberg in South Africa?

    • A.

      Tolstoy Farm

    • B.

      Lenin Farm

    • C.

      Ahimsa Ashram

    • D.

      Satya Ashram

    Correct Answer
    A. Tolstoy Farm
    Explanation
    Mahatma Gandhi built an Ashram near Johannesburg in South Africa called Tolstoy Farm. This Ashram was named after the famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, who greatly influenced Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence. The Tolstoy Farm served as a communal living space for Gandhi and his followers, where they practiced self-sufficiency, manual labor, and the principles of non-violence. It was a place where Gandhi experimented with his ideas and strategies for social and political change, laying the foundation for his future work in India.

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  • 6. 

    What was Gandhi holding on March 12th 1930 when he announced to a crowd, "With this _____ I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire"?

    • A.

      A policeman's collar

    • B.

      A document pronouncing India's independence

    • C.

      A handful of salt

    • D.

      A length of spun

    Correct Answer
    C. A handful of salt
    Explanation
    On March 12th, 1930, Gandhi announced to a crowd that he was shaking the foundations of the British Empire with a handful of salt. This event is known as the Salt March or Dandi March. During this protest, Gandhi and his followers marched to the Arabian Sea coast to make their own salt in defiance of the British salt monopoly. By doing so, Gandhi aimed to challenge the unjust British rule and inspire civil disobedience among the Indian population. This symbolic act became a powerful symbol of resistance and played a significant role in India's struggle for independence.

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  • 7. 

    Besides being the Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Patel was given 3 additional portfolios to handle immediately after Independence. Identify the three.

    • A.

      Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of States

    • B.

      Defence Ministry, Information & Broadcasting & Ministry of States

    • C.

      Home Affairs, Agriculture & Finance Ministry

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of States
    Explanation
    After India gained independence, Sardar Patel, in addition to being the Deputy Prime Minister, was entrusted with three additional portfolios. These portfolios were Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, and the Ministry of States. This means that Sardar Patel was responsible for handling matters related to internal affairs and security, dissemination of information and media, and the administration of princely states within the newly formed nation.

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  • 8. 

    On April 8, 1929 Bhagat Singh and an accomplice threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall while the Assembly was in session. The bombs did not hurt anyone. After throwing the bombs, Bhagat Singh and the second revolutionary, deliberately courted arrest by refusing to run away from the scene. Who was this brave revolutionary?

    • A.

      Sukhdev

    • B.

      Batukeshwar Dutt

    • C.

      Rajguru

    • D.

      Chandrashekhar Azad

    Correct Answer
    B. Batukeshwar Dutt
    Explanation
    Batukeshwar Dutt was the brave revolutionary who threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall along with Bhagat Singh. Both of them deliberately courted arrest by refusing to run away from the scene.

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  • 9. 

    A gifted scholar who was selected to the prestigious ICS, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose later founded his own political party to continue his struggle for the full and immediate independence of India from British rule. Pick the name of this party.

    • A.

      Gadr Party

    • B.

      All India Forward Bloc

    • C.

      INA

    • D.

      Swaraj Party

    Correct Answer
    B. All India Forward Bloc
    Explanation
    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose founded the All India Forward Bloc as his own political party to continue his struggle for the full and immediate independence of India from British rule. The party aimed to unite all anti-imperialist forces in India and work towards achieving complete independence.

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  • 10. 

    Before Independence there were approximately 568 Princely states in India. Which was the largest Princely State to join the Indian Union?

    • A.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • B.

      Junagarh

    • C.

      Hyderabad

    • D.

      Mysore

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyderabad
    Explanation
    Hyderabad was the largest Princely State to join the Indian Union. It was the largest princely state in terms of area and population. Hyderabad's accession to India was a significant event in the process of integrating princely states into the newly independent nation.

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