Quiz On Modern Indian History With Answers: Set 1

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  • 1. 

    Who among the following was the Viceroy of British India when the Indian National Congress was founded?

    • A.

      Lord Dufferin

    • B.

      Lord Mayo

    • C.

      Lord Canning

    • D.

      Lord Mountbatten

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Dufferin
    Explanation
    Lord Dufferin was the Viceroy of British India when the Indian National Congress was founded. The Indian National Congress was established in 1885, during Lord Dufferin's tenure as Viceroy from 1884 to 1888.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the President of Indian National Congress when India attained independence?

    • A.

      Dr. Rajendra Prasad

    • B.

      Subhas Chandra Bose

    • C.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • D.

      Acharya Kripalani

    Correct Answer
    D. Acharya Kripalani
    Explanation
    Acharya Kripalani was the President of the Indian National Congress when India attained independence. He served as the President of the party from 1947 to 1948. Kripalani was a prominent freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He played a significant role in the Indian independence movement and was known for his commitment to social justice and non-violence. However, his presidency was short-lived as he resigned from the post due to differences with the Congress leadership.

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  • 3. 

    Arrange the following historical events in correct sequence beginning from the earliest. 1. Formation of Muslim League 2. Formation of Indian National Congress 3. Formation of Forward Block 4. Formation of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh

    • A.

      4-3-1-2

    • B.

      2-1-3-4

    • C.

      1-2-3-4

    • D.

      2-1-4-3

    Correct Answer
    D. 2-1-4-3
    Explanation
    The Indian National Congress was formed before the Muslim League, as it was established in 1885 while the Muslim League was formed in 1906. The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) was formed later, in 1925. The Forward Block was formed even later, in 1939. Therefore, the correct sequence of events from the earliest to the latest is 2-1-4-3.

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  • 4. 

    Who first called Gandhiji as Mahatma Gandhi?

    • A.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    • B.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C.

      Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    • D.

      Winston Churchill

    Correct Answer
    A. Rabindranath Tagore
    Explanation
    Rabindranath Tagore was the first person to call Gandhiji as Mahatma Gandhi. Tagore, a renowned poet and philosopher, recognized and admired Gandhiji's principles of non-violence, truth, and simplicity, which led him to bestow the title "Mahatma" meaning "great soul" upon him. This title became synonymous with Gandhiji and was widely used by people to refer to him. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Winston Churchill were all prominent figures during Gandhiji's time, but they did not give him the title of Mahatma.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first President of Indian National Congress before independence?

    • A.

      W.C. (Womesh Chandra) Banerjee

    • B.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • C.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • D.

      Surendranath Banerjee

    Correct Answer
    A. W.C. (Womesh Chandra) Banerjee
    Explanation
    W.C. (Womesh Chandra) Banerjee was the first President of the Indian National Congress before independence.

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  • 6. 

    All India Muslim League was founded on 30 December 1906 in____.

    • A.

      New Delhi

    • B.

      Dhaka

    • C.

      Kolkata

    • D.

      Lahore

    Correct Answer
    B. Dhaka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dhaka. The All India Muslim League was founded on 30 December 1906 in Dhaka. This city, located in present-day Bangladesh, was chosen as the venue for the founding session of the party. The Muslim League was established with the aim of safeguarding the political rights and interests of Muslims in British India. It played a significant role in the creation of Pakistan and the partition of India in 1947.

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  • 7. 

    How many round table conferences were organised by the British government to discuss constitutional reforms in India?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Three round table conferences were organized by the British government to discuss constitutional reforms in India. These conferences took place in London between 1930 and 1932. The purpose of these conferences was to bring together representatives from different sections of Indian society, including the Indian National Congress, the Muslim League, and the Princely States, to discuss and negotiate constitutional reforms for India. The conferences played a significant role in shaping the future of India's constitutional development and paved the way for the Government of India Act 1935.

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  • 8. 

    Arrange these Historical events in correct sequence beginning from the earliest. 1) Rowlatt Act 2) Simon Commission 3) Partition of Bengal 4) Morley-Minto reforms

    • A.

      4-3-2-1

    • B.

      4-1-2-3

    • C.

      4-3-2-1

    • D.

      3-4-1-2

    Correct Answer
    D. 3-4-1-2
    Explanation
    The correct sequence of these historical events is 3-4-1-2. The Partition of Bengal occurred in 1905, followed by the Morley-Minto reforms in 1909. The Rowlatt Act was passed in 1919, and finally, the Simon Commission was formed in 1927.

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  • 9. 

    Delhi Chalo is the famous quote by which one of the following Indian freedom fighters?

    • A.

      Subhas Chandra Bose

    • B.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • C.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D.

      Madan Mohan Malviya

    Correct Answer
    A. Subhas Chandra Bose
    Explanation
    Delhi Chalo is a famous quote associated with Subhas Chandra Bose. Bose was a prominent Indian freedom fighter who played a crucial role in the independence movement against British rule. He believed in the use of armed resistance and formed the Indian National Army (INA) to fight for India's freedom. The slogan "Delhi Chalo" was used to rally his troops and inspire them to march towards Delhi, the capital city, with the aim of liberating India. Bose's leadership and determination made him a significant figure in India's struggle for independence.

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  • 10. 

    Who among the following is known as Punjab Kesari?

    • A.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • B.

      Subhas Chandra Bose

    • C.

      Bipin Chandra Pal

    • D.

      Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah

    Correct Answer
    A. Lala Lajpat Rai
    Explanation
    Lala Lajpat Rai is known as Punjab Kesari because he was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and a strong advocate for the rights of Punjab. He played a crucial role in mobilizing and inspiring the people of Punjab to fight against British rule. His fearless and determined personality earned him the title of Punjab Kesari, which means "Lion of Punjab." He was a key figure in the Lal-Bal-Pal trio, along with Bipin Chandra Pal and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, who were instrumental in promoting nationalism and advocating for independence from British rule.

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