Indian Independence Struggle Trivia Quiz!

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Indian Independence Struggle Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Kalinga was fought in ?
    • A. 

      321 BC

    • B. 

      301 BC

    • C. 

      261 BC

    • D. 

      241 BC

  • 2. 
    Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in?
    • A. 

      1952

    • B. 

      1947

    • C. 

      1896

    • D. 

      1892

  • 3. 
    Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      The government should guarantee every citizen economic security.

    • B. 

      The central government and state governments should have equal power.

    • C. 

      Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore bound to govern in the nation’s best interest.

    • D. 

      If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that government can be overthrown.

  • 4. 
    Which feature must a nation have to be considered a democracy?
    • A. 

      A strong president

    • B. 

      Citizen participation in government

    • C. 

      Elected judges to conduct trials

    • D. 

      A set of laws

  • 5. 
    The decline of which last pan-Indian empire in the 18th century AD provided the British to establish a firm foothold in India?
    • A. 

      Sultanate

    • B. 

      Mughal

    • C. 

      Rajput

    • D. 

      Maurya

  • 6. 
    Which decisive battle between the East India Company led by Robert Clive and Bengal, led by Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula in 1757, helped the British have a say in Indian political affairs? 
    • A. 

      Battle of Buxar

    • B. 

      Battle of Plassey

    • C. 

      Battle of Talikot

    • D. 

      Battle of Bengal

  • 7. 
    To which country did the Britishers exile Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last ruler of the Mughal Empire, after accusing him of conspiring to overthrow the East India Company rule along with other participating rulers in the 1857 war of Indian Independence?
    • A. 

      South Africa

    • B. 

      Ceylon - Currently SriLanka

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      Rangoon - Currently Burma

  • 8. 
    Which three Indian leaders, who represented the radical faction of Indian National Congress that demanded 'Purna Swaraj (Complete Freedom) by direct revolution and civil agitation, were popularly known as Lal, Bal and Pal?
    • A. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal

    • B. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Mahendra Pal

    • C. 

      LalSingh Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Mahendra Pal

    • D. 

      LalSingh Rai, Bala Thakur and Mahendra Pal

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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.."

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Until when India remained a domain of the Crown?
    • A. 

      Aug 1935

    • B. 

      May 1922

    • C. 

      Sep 1920

    • D. 

      Jan 1950

  • 15. 
    When did the partition of Bengal happen?
    • A. 

      1955

    • B. 

      1905

    • C. 

      1902

    • D. 

      1947

  • 16. 
    Identify this person
    • A. 

      Bhagat Singh

    • B. 

      Chandrasekar Azad

    • C. 

      Sri Aurobindo

    • D. 

      Maulana Abul kalam Azad

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