Trivia Questions On History Of India's Independence! Quiz

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Trivia Questions On History Of India

Below is a Trivia Questions on History of India's Independence! The Indian independence movement lasted for ninety years and ended when the British Raj gave India its freedom that’s to some very strong fighters including Mahatma Ghandi who championed for non-violent protests. Do take up the quiz below and see what you remember about the struggle and those behind it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following poets wrote poems hailing the Russian Revolution of 1917? 
    • A. 

      Subramanya Bharati

    • B. 

      Muhammad Iqbal

    • C. 

      Sarojini Naidu

    • D. 

      Rabindranath Tagore .

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • B. 

      Kesab Chandra Sen

    • C. 

      B. M. Malabari

    • D. 

      Swami Vivekananda

  • 3. 
    'Abhinav Bharat' a secret society of revolutionaries was organized by:
    • A. 

      Khudiram Bose

    • B. 

      V.D. Savarkar

    • C. 

      Prafulla Chaki

    • D. 

      Bhagat Singh

  • 4. 
    Both the Indian Association and National Conference  were founded by:
    • A. 

      Surendranath Bannerjee

    • B. 

      Ananda Mohana Bose

    • C. 

      Both (a) and (b)

    • D. 

      Sisir kumar Ghosh

  • 5. 
    Bala Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of “ LOKMANYA “ during:
    • A. 

      Swadeshi movement

    • B. 

      Revolement

    • C. 

      Home rule movement

    • D. 

      His imprisonment in 1908

  • 6. 
    After the partition of Bengal, the two new provinces which came into existence were:
    • A. 

      East Bengal & West Bengal

    • B. 

      East Bengal & Bengal

    • C. 

      West Bengal & Assam

    • D. 

      West Bengal & Bengal

  • 7. 
    The historic Lucknow session of INC in 1916 has presided over by_________
    • A. 

      Mrs. Annie Besant

    • B. 

      R N Mudhokar

    • C. 

      Ambika Charan Majumdar

    • D. 

      Madan Mohan Malviya

  • 8. 
    The brain behind the bomb attack on Viceroy Lord Hardinge at Chandni Chowk, Delhi in Dec 1912 was:
    • A. 

      Rash Bihari Bose

    • B. 

      Bhai Paramanda

    • C. 

      Sachindranath Sanyal

    • D. 

      Shohanal Pathak

  • 9. 
    The earliest public association to be formed in modern India in 1837 was:
    • A. 

      The Bengal British Indian Society

    • B. 

      The British Indian Society

    • C. 

      The Landholders Society

    • D. 

      The Madras Native Association

  • 10. 
    The most important international event which influenced the course of the Indian National Movement (radical wing) during the early 20th century was:
    • A. 

      The Russian Revolution 1917

    • B. 

      The Russo-Japanese War 1905

    • C. 

      The World War-I

    • D. 

      Afghan War

  • 11. 
    The historic importance of the second session of INC held in Calcutta 1886 was that:
    • A. 

      There was merger of INC and National Conference

    • B. 

      It was presided over by Dadabhai Naoroji

    • C. 

      Mass participation

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 12. 
    On the suggestion of Ravindranath Tagore, the date of the partition of Bengal, Oct 16, 1905, was celebrated as:  
    • A. 

      Solidarity Day

    • B. 

      Rakhsha Bandhan Day

    • C. 

      Black Day

    • D. 

      Brotherhood Day

  • 13. 
    What is the correct chronological sequence of the following stages in the political life of Gandhiji? 1) Champaran (2) Ahmedabad mill strike (3) Kheda (4) Non-Cooperation Movement
    • A. 

      2 4 3 1

    • B. 

      1 3 2 4

    • C. 

      4 3 2 1

    • D. 

      3 4 2 1

  • 14. 
    Where did the rebels of the 1857 revolt massacre a large number of Englishmen and women after promising them safe conduct?
    • A. 

      Lucknow

    • B. 

      Kanpur

    • C. 

      Delhi

    • D. 

      Allahabad

  • 15. 
    Who was the famous Urdu poet who witnessed the massacre of male civilians of Delhi by the British soldiers?
    • A. 

      Firaq Gorakhpuri

    • B. 

      Joshh Malihabadi

    • C. 

      Mirza Galib

    • D. 

      Mir Babar Ali Anis

  • 16. 
    The army of Emperor Bahadur Shah in Delhi was commanded by:
    • A. 

      Gen Bakth Khan

    • B. 

      Khan Bahadur Khan

    • C. 

      Mukesh Bahadur Khan

    • D. 

      Babu Kunwar Singh

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      3 1 2 4

    • B. 

      2 3 4 1

    • C. 

      3 2 1 4

    • D. 

      3 4 2 1

  • 18. 
    Which of the following leaders of 1857 Revolt escaped to Nepal and whose subsequent movements were never known thereafter?
    • A. 

      Nana Saheb

    • B. 

      Begum Hazrat Mahal

    • C. 

      Tantia Tope

    • D. 

      Both (a) & (b)

  • 19. 
    What was the most brutal act committed by the British, after capturing Delhi, following the Revolt of 1857?
    • A. 

      Stripping of the clothes of the sons of Bahadur Shah

    • B. 

      Imprisoning Emperor Zafar Bahadur Shah

    • C. 

      Shooting down the sons of Bahadur Shah

    • D. 

      Terrorising the people of Delhi

  • 20. 
    The concept of national education was propounded during the course of the _______ movement:
    • A. 

      Home Rule Movement

    • B. 

      Swadeshi

    • C. 

      Non-Cooperation

    • D. 

      Civil Disobedience

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      35 % bonus

    • B. 

      20% bonus 34%

    • C. 

      33% bonus

    • D. 

      36% bonus

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Muhammad Iqbal

    • B. 

      Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    • C. 

      Syed Ahmed Khan

    • D. 

      Abul Kalam Azad

  • 23. 
    With reference to the Swadeshi Movement, during the Indian freedom struggle, which one of the following statements is not correct :
    • A. 

      'Amar Sonar Bangla' was composed by Tagore during the movement

    • B. 

      Syed Haider Raza led the Swadeshi Movement in India

    • C. 

      The Ganapati and Shivaji festivals started by Bipin Chandra Pal

    • D. 

      Split of the Congress in 1907 weakened the Swadeshi Movement

  • 24. 
    In the year 1919, the British Government passed a new rule under which the Government had the authority and power to arrest people and keep them in prisons without any trial if they are suspected with the charge of terrorism. Which is that rule?
    • A. 

      Rowlatt Act

    • B. 

      Indian council Act

    • C. 

      Arms Act

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 25. 
    The British government established an India  Council in 1858 consisting of :
    • A. 

      15 Members

    • B. 

      33 Members

    • C. 

      16 Members

    • D. 

      35 Members

  • 26. 
    Name the author of the book entitled “How India fought for Freedom “:
    • A. 

      Annie Besant

    • B. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • C. 

      V.D Savarkar

    • D. 

      Ravindra Nath Tagore

  • 27. 
    Name the author of 'Poverty and Un-British Rule in India':
    • A. 

      Romesh Chandra

    • B. 

      Pherozeshah Mehta

    • C. 

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • D. 

      Badruddin Tyabji

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • B. 

      C.R Das

    • C. 

      Bal Gangadar Tilak

    • D. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai

  • 29. 
    The British government established an India council in 1858 and its President was called :
    • A. 

      Governor General

    • B. 

      Secretary of state for India

    • C. 

      Representative of king

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Lord Stanley

    • B. 

      John Morley

    • C. 

      Sir Charles Wood, Bt

    • D. 

      Viscount Cranborne

  • 31. 
    The nomination of Indians in Central Legislative and the Province Legislative Council was provided by:
    • A. 

      Pitts India Act

    • B. 

      Indian Council Act of 1858

    • C. 

      Charter Act of 1833

    • D. 

      Indian council Act of 1861

  • 32. 
    The first issue of 'The Ghadar', was published on November 1, 1913 from:
    • A. 

      San Francisco

    • B. 

      Punjab

    • C. 

      Burma

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 33. 
    'Anushilan Samiti' was established by: 
    • A. 

      Promotha Mitter

    • B. 

      V.D Savarkar

    • C. 

      Aurobindo Ghosh

    • D. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Ali Jinnah

    • B. 

      Badruddin Tyabji

    • C. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • D. 

      C.R das

  • 35. 
    Name the state which was not annexed by the Doctrine of Lapse:
    • A. 

      Satara

    • B. 

      Jhansi

    • C. 

      Nagpur

    • D. 

      Awadh.

  • 36. 
    Aurobindo Ghosh had formulated his revolutionary plan under the title:
    • A. 

      Bhavani mandir

    • B. 

      Abhinava bharata

    • C. 

      Anushilan Samiti

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 37. 
    Name the state annexed by the British on the pretext  of misgovernment:
    • A. 

      Satara

    • B. 

      Jhansi

    • C. 

      Awadh

    • D. 

      Nagpur.

  • 38. 
    The first Indian to clear the Civil Service Examination was: 
    • A. 

      Satyendra Nath Tagore

    • B. 

      Devendra Nath Tagore

    • C. 

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • D. 

      Ashish Tripathi

  • 39. 
    In 1857, why did some Indian soldiers of a regiment at Meerut refuse to do an army drill?
    • A. 

      They wanted leave to go home

    • B. 

      The cartridges were coated with fat of cows and pigs

    • C. 

      The cartridges were coated with human fat

    • D. 

      They wanted new uniforms

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B. 

      Orissa

    • C. 

      Assam

    • D. 

      Kashmir

  • 41. 
    Name the leader of Mandvi, Kutch who founded the India House  in London (1905) to develop radical ideas among Indian students in Britain :
    • A. 

      Shyamji Krishna Varma

    • B. 

      Morarji Desai

    • C. 

      K.M. Munshi

    • D. 

      Narhari Parikh

  • 42. 
    Name the Viceroy who organized the 'Grand Delhi Durbar’ in 1877 to decorate Queen Victoria with the title of ‘Kaiser – I – Hind’:
    • A. 

      Lord Lytton

    • B. 

      Lord Mayo

    • C. 

      Lord Ripon

    • D. 

      Lord Dufferin

  • 43. 
    Allan Octavian Hume was the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress for:
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      10 Years

    • C. 

      16 Years

    • D. 

      22 Years

  • 44. 
    Indian National Congress declared Allan Octavian Hume as the father and founder leader of the Congress in it’s:
    • A. 

      23rd session

    • B. 

      16th session

    • C. 

      13rd session

    • D. 

      15th session

  • 45. 
    Gopal Krishna Gokhale was elected to Imperial Legislative Council in: 
    • A. 

      1905

    • B. 

      1902

    • C. 

      1892

    • D. 

      1897

  • 46. 
    Indian University Act, 1904, was passed by :
    • A. 

      Lord Lytton

    • B. 

      Lord Ripon

    • C. 

      Lord Curzon

    • D. 

      Lord Mayo

  • 47. 
     Indian National Congress was formed in 1885, during the Governor -Generalship of:
    • A. 

      Lord Dufferin

    • B. 

      Lord Rippen

    • C. 

      Lord Canning

    • D. 

      Lord Lansdowne

  • 48. 
    'Bande Matram' had been the national anthem till:
    • A. 

      1947

    • B. 

      1946

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1929

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy

    • B. 

      Bipin Chandra pal

    • C. 

      Aurobindo ghosh

    • D. 

      Bal gangdartilak

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      Sarojini Naidu

    • B. 

      Annie Besant

    • C. 

      Acharya Kripalani

    • D. 

      Aruna Asaf Ali