Quiz On Modern Indian History With Answers: Set 3

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  • 1. 

    Who was the first Muslim president of INC?

    • A.

      Rahimulla Sayani

    • B.

      Badruddin Tyabji

    • C.

      George Yule

    • D.

      Surendranath Banerjee

    Correct Answer
    A. Rahimulla Sayani
  • 2. 

    He was the communist of India. He played a major role in World Communist movement. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      C. Sankaran Nair

    • B.

      Anandamohan Bose

    • C.

      Romesh Chunder Dutt

    • D.

      M.N. Roy

    Correct Answer
    D. M.N. Roy
    Explanation
    M.N. Roy is the correct answer because he was a prominent communist leader in India and played a significant role in the World Communist movement. He was one of the founding members of the Communist Party of India and later went on to establish the Communist Party of Mexico. Roy's contributions to the communist ideology and his involvement in various revolutionary movements make him the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 3. 

    To protest against which law, Gandhiji founded Satyagraha Sabha in the year 1919?

    • A.

      Rowlatt Act

    • B.

      The Charter’s Act

    • C.

      The Pitt’s India Act

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Rowlatt Act
    Explanation
    Gandhiji founded the Satyagraha Sabha in 1919 to protest against the Rowlatt Act. The Rowlatt Act was a repressive law passed by the British colonial government in India, which allowed for the arrest and detention of individuals without trial. It was seen as a violation of civil liberties and sparked widespread protests and resistance movements, including the Satyagraha Sabha led by Gandhiji.

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  • 4. 

    Why was a public meeting held at Jallianwala Bagh on 13th April, 1919?

    • A.

      Protest against Muslims

    • B.

      Protest against the arrest of popular leaders

    • C.

      Protest against riots

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Protest against the arrest of popular leaders
    Explanation
    A public meeting was held at Jallianwala Bagh on 13th April, 1919 to protest against the arrest of popular leaders. The arrest of these leaders had caused widespread discontent among the people, who saw it as an infringement on their freedom and rights. The meeting was a way for the public to express their opposition to the actions of the authorities and demand the release of the arrested leaders. The gathering at Jallianwala Bagh eventually turned tragic when British troops opened fire on the unarmed protesters, resulting in a massacre.

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  • 5. 

    Where was the methodical analysis of moderate politics emerged in 1890s?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat

    • B.

      Maharashtra, Bengal, Punjab

    • C.

      Punjab, Gujarat, Manipur

    • D.

      Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    B. Maharashtra, Bengal, Punjab
    Explanation
    The methodical analysis of moderate politics emerged in Maharashtra, Bengal, and Punjab in the 1890s. These regions were significant centers of political and intellectual activity during that time. Maharashtra was the birthplace of the Indian National Congress and played a crucial role in shaping the moderate political ideology. Bengal, particularly Kolkata, was a hub of nationalist and reformist movements, and Punjab witnessed the emergence of influential leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai. These three regions became the epicenter of the moderate political thought and activism in the late 19th century.

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  • 6. 

    Bengal Chemical Swadeshi Stores during the Swadeshi Movement was set up by?

    • A.

      N. G. Chandavarkar

    • B.

      Henry Cotton

    • C.

      Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    • D.

      P.C. Ray

    Correct Answer
    D. P.C. Ray
    Explanation
    P.C. Ray is the correct answer because he was the founder of Bengal Chemical Swadeshi Stores during the Swadeshi Movement. He established this store in 1901 with the aim of promoting Indian-made products and boycotting British goods. P.C. Ray was a renowned chemist and a prominent figure in the Swadeshi Movement, advocating for self-reliance and economic independence for India. His efforts in setting up the Bengal Chemical Swadeshi Stores played a significant role in promoting the Swadeshi Movement and encouraging Indians to support indigenous industries.

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  • 7. 

    Who threw a bomb at a carriage that they thought was occupied by the judge at Muzzafarpur, Kingsford?

    • A.

      Yakub Memon & Yusuf Memon

    • B.

      Rubina Memon & Shoaib Ghansar

    • C.

      Asghar Mukadam & Shahnawaz Qureshi

    • D.

      Khudiram Bose & Prafulla Chaki

    Correct Answer
    D. Khudiram Bose & Prafulla Chaki
    Explanation
    Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki threw a bomb at a carriage that they thought was occupied by the judge at Muzzafarpur, Kingsford.

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  • 8. 

    Who murdered Sir Curzon Wyllie in the year 1907 in London?

    • A.

      Abdul Ghani Turk

    • B.

      Parvez Shaikh

    • C.

      Naseem Barmare

    • D.

      M.L. Dhingra

    Correct Answer
    D. M.L. Dhingra
    Explanation
    M.L. Dhingra murdered Sir Curzon Wyllie in the year 1907 in London.

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  • 9. 

    He was the Viceroy of India when Quit India Movement started in the year 1942. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      Sir John Macpherson

    • B.

      Linlithgow

    • C.

      Sir John Shore

    • D.

      Sir Alured Clarke

    Correct Answer
    B. Linlithgow
    Explanation
    Lord Linlithgow was the Viceroy of India when the Quit India Movement started in 1942. The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, demanding an end to British rule in India. Lord Linlithgow's tenure as Viceroy was marked by the outbreak of World War II and the subsequent rise of the Quit India Movement, which aimed to achieve India's independence.

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  • 10. 

    Simon commission was appointed by the British rulers to delve into the working of the reforms introduced by the Government. The decision was taken to boycott the Simon Commission because?

    • A.

      It planned to offer communal representation to untouchables

    • B.

      It denied Congress the advantage to nominate a Muslim as its representative

    • C.

      It didn’t embrace any Indian as its member

    • D.

      It accorded better representation to Muslims than their numerical power warranted in Muslim minority regions

    Correct Answer
    C. It didn’t embrace any Indian as its member
    Explanation
    The reason for boycotting the Simon Commission was that it did not include any Indian as its member. This was seen as a clear indication of the British government's lack of trust in the Indian people and their ability to participate in decision-making processes. The exclusion of Indians from the commission was seen as a disregard for the aspirations and demands of the Indian population, leading to widespread protests and boycotts.

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