Major Political Developments 1857 - 1918

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before partitioning of Bengal Muslims suffered because of the _______________________.

    • A.

      Hindu friendly behavior of British.

    • B.

      Anti-Muslim behavior of Hindus.

    • C.

      Poor administration by the British.

    • D.

      Lack of Muslim representation in Government.

    Correct Answer
    C. Poor administration by the British.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is poor administration by the British. This is because the British colonial government failed to effectively govern Bengal, resulting in poor infrastructure, lack of basic services, and economic hardships for the Muslim population. The British administration's policies and practices favored the interests of the British and Hindu elites, neglecting the needs and concerns of the Muslim community. This led to widespread discontent and suffering among the Muslims in Bengal.

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  • 2. 

    Before 1905, many proposals of partitioning Bengal had been _______________________.

    • A.

      Rejected.

    • B.

      Under Consideration.

    • C.

      Approved.

    • D.

      None of above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Under Consideration.
    Explanation
    Before 1905, many proposals of partitioning Bengal had been under consideration. This suggests that there were ongoing discussions and deliberations regarding the partitioning of Bengal, indicating that it was a topic of interest and debate among various stakeholders. However, it does not imply that any partitioning had been approved or rejected at that time.

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  • 3. 

    East Bengal was a ____________ majority province.

    • A.

      Muslim

    • B.

      Hindu

    • C.

      Sikh

    • D.

      Bengali

    Correct Answer
    A. Muslim
    Explanation
    East Bengal was a province with a Muslim majority.

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  • 4. 

    The British government revoked the partition to avoid trouble on the visit of_______________.

    • A.

      Lt. Governor

    • B.

      Lord Curzon

    • C.

      King George V

    • D.

      Lord Mountbatten

    Correct Answer
    C. King George V
    Explanation
    The British government revoked the partition to avoid trouble on the visit of King George V. This suggests that the presence of King George V would have caused some sort of conflict or unrest if the partition had not been revoked. It implies that the British government prioritized maintaining peace and stability during the visit of King George V, and therefore decided to revoke the partition to prevent any potential trouble.

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  • 5. 

    The Simla Deputation was the first ____________ attempt on the part of the Muslims to present their demands.

    • A.

      Systematic

    • B.

      Political

    • C.

      Official

    • D.

      Public

    Correct Answer
    A. Systematic
    Explanation
    The Simla Deputation was the first systematic attempt on the part of the Muslims to present their demands. This implies that the Muslims carefully planned and organized their approach to ensure that their demands were effectively communicated. The use of the term "systematic" suggests that the Muslims approached the situation in a methodical and organized manner, indicating a strategic and well-thought-out effort.

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  • 6. 

    In 1906, it was the most representative Muslim delegation comprised of _____ Muslims from all over India.

    • A.

      35

    • B.

      43

    • C.

      57

    • D.

      33

    Correct Answer
    A. 35
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 35. This means that in 1906, the most representative Muslim delegation was made up of 35 Muslims from all over India.

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  • 7. 

    In 1906, when called by Viceroy this delegation was led by ________________.

    • A.

      Quaid-e-Azam

    • B.

      Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

    • C.

      Sir Agha Khan

    • D.

      Nawab Mohsin ul Malik

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir Agha Khan
    Explanation
    In 1906, Sir Agha Khan led the delegation when called by the Viceroy.

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  • 8. 

    ________________ chaired the meeting of the Mohammedan Educational Conference.

    • A.

      Wiqar-ul-Mulk

    • B.

      Nawab Salimullah

    • C.

      Maulana Zafar Ali Khan

    • D.

      Hakim Ajmal Khan

    Correct Answer
    A. Wiqar-ul-Mulk
    Explanation
    Wiqar-ul-Mulk chaired the meeting of the Mohammedan Educational Conference.

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  • 9. 

    In 1908, ________________ was the first formally elected president of All India Muslim League.

    • A.

      Wiqar-ul-Mulk

    • B.

      Nawab Salimullah

    • C.

      Maulana Zafar Ali Khan

    • D.

      Sir Agha Khan

    Correct Answer
    D. Sir Agha Khan
    Explanation
    Sir Agha Khan was the first formally elected president of All India Muslim League in 1908. He played a crucial role in the formation and development of the league, advocating for the rights and interests of the Muslim community in British India. His leadership and influence helped unite Muslims and establish the league as a prominent political organization.

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  • 10. 

    In 1913, ____________________ led to a major drift in the Muslim League’s policy.

    • A.

      British support to Hindus

    • B.

      Indian National Congress suppressing Muslims

    • C.

      Western aggression towards Muslim countries

    • D.

      Hindus aggression towards Muslims of India

    Correct Answer
    C. Western aggression towards Muslim countries
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Western aggression towards Muslim countries. This event caused a significant shift in the Muslim League's policy in 1913. It implies that the Muslim League responded to the aggression faced by Muslim countries from the Western powers, which ultimately influenced their policy decisions.

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  • 11. 

    Lucknow Pact was the product of ______________.

    • A.

      Hindu-Muslim unity

    • B.

      Hindu-Muslim aggression

    • C.

      British-Muslim unity

    • D.

      British-Muslim aggression

    Correct Answer
    A. Hindu-Muslim unity
    Explanation
    The Lucknow Pact was a significant event in Indian history that took place in 1916. It was a result of the Hindu-Muslim unity that emerged during the Indian National Congress and All India Muslim League's joint session in Lucknow. The pact aimed to present a common front against British colonial rule and demanded greater representation for Indians in the government. It marked a rare moment of collaboration between Hindus and Muslims in their struggle for independence, highlighting their shared goals and aspirations.

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