Quiz On Modern Indian History With Answers: Set 4

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  • 1. 

    ‘Indian War of Independence, 1857′ was written by?

    • A.

      Abdul Qavi Desnavi

    • B.

      Abhijit Bhaduri

    • C.

      Ashok Banker

    • D.

      V.D. Savarkar

    Correct Answer
    D. V.D. Savarkar
  • 2. 

    In the state of Hyderabad, a movement became very popular in the rural areas. That movement was based on Gandhian principles and it provided fundamental support to the local Congress Party at the time of struggle for integration of Hyderabad with Indian Union in the year 1947. Who led this movement?

    • A.

      Chandrasekhar Azad

    • B.

      Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    • C.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • D.

      Swami Ramanand Tirth

    Correct Answer
    D. Swami Ramanand Tirth
    Explanation
    Swami Ramanand Tirth led the popular movement in the rural areas of Hyderabad. This movement was based on Gandhian principles and provided essential support to the local Congress Party during the struggle for the integration of Hyderabad with the Indian Union in 1947.

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  • 3. 

    At the time of foundation of INC who was the Governor General of India?

    • A.

      Lord Dufferin

    • B.

      Warren Hastings

    • C.

      Sir John Macpherson

    • D.

      The Earl Cornwallis

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Dufferin
    Explanation
    Lord Dufferin was the Governor General of India at the time of the foundation of the Indian National Congress (INC). The INC was founded in 1885, and Lord Dufferin was serving as the Governor General from 1884 to 1888. As the Governor General, Lord Dufferin played a significant role in shaping British policies in India and overseeing the administration of the country. His tenure witnessed the emergence of the Indian National Congress as a platform for political activism and demands for Indian self-governance.

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  • 4. 

    Lala Lajpat Rai sustained fatal injuries which he protested against the Simon Commission in a demonstration. The incident took place at?

    • A.

      Kanpur

    • B.

      Lucknow

    • C.

      Lahore

    • D.

      Delhi

    Correct Answer
    C. Lahore
    Explanation
    Lala Lajpat Rai sustained fatal injuries during a protest against the Simon Commission. The incident occurred in Lahore.

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  • 5. 

    At the time of foundation of INC who was the Governor General of India?

    • A.

      Lord Dufferin

    • B.

      Warren Hastings

    • C.

      Sir John Macpherson

    • D.

      The Earl Cornwallis

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Dufferin
    Explanation
    Lord Dufferin was the Governor General of India at the time of the foundation of the Indian National Congress (INC). The INC was founded in 1885, and Lord Dufferin served as the Governor General of India from 1884 to 1888. He played a significant role in shaping the early years of the INC and its relationship with the British government.

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  • 6. 

    The heroine of Quit India movement 1942 was?

    • A.

      Vijaylaxmi Pandit

    • B.

      Kamala Nehru

    • C.

      Kasturba Gandhi

    • D.

      Sarojini Naidu

    Correct Answer
    D. Sarojini Naidu
    Explanation
    Sarojini Naidu was the heroine of the Quit India movement in 1942. She was a prominent leader and poet who played a significant role in the Indian independence movement. Naidu actively participated in the Quit India movement and was arrested along with other leaders. She was known for her powerful speeches and inspirational poetry, which mobilized and motivated people to join the movement. Naidu's contribution to the freedom struggle and her role in the Quit India movement make her the correct answer to this question.

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  • 7. 

    Vallabh Bhai Patel was honored the title of 'Sardar' by?

    • A.

      M.K. Gandhi

    • B.

      Motilal Nehru

    • C.

      B.R. Ambedkar

    • D.

      Jawahar Lal Nehru

    Correct Answer
    A. M.K. Gandhi
    Explanation
    Vallabh Bhai Patel was honored the title of 'Sardar' by M.K. Gandhi.

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  • 8. 

    Among the following, who worked in England to assemble public opinion supporting the Indian National movement?

    • A.

      Bahadur Shah Zafar

    • B.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • C.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • D.

      Mangal Pandey

    Correct Answer
    B. Dadabhai Naoroji
    Explanation
    Dadabhai Naoroji worked in England to assemble public opinion supporting the Indian National movement. He was one of the early leaders of the Indian National Congress and is known for his role in the fight for Indian independence. Naoroji was based in England for a significant part of his life and utilized his time there to raise awareness about the plight of Indians under British rule and garner support for the cause of Indian nationalism. He played a crucial role in building alliances and creating a platform for Indians to voice their grievances and demand self-governance.

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  • 9. 

    Arrange the following in the chronological order:1. Divide in trade union movement between the trade unionists and communists  2. ‘No-tax' movement was led by Vallabh Bhai Patel in Bardoli, Gujarat  3. Chamber of Princes was created4. Communist Party was established

    • A.

      4,3,2,1

    • B.

      1,3,2,4

    • C.

      3,4,2,1

    • D.

      2,4,3,1

    Correct Answer
    A. 4,3,2,1
    Explanation
    The Communist Party was established first, followed by the creation of the Chamber of Princes. The 'No-tax' movement led by Vallabh Bhai Patel in Bardoli, Gujarat occurred after the creation of the Chamber of Princes. The last event to take place was the divide in the trade union movement between the trade unionists and communists. Therefore, the correct chronological order is 4,3,2,1.

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  • 10. 

    'Cowardice and ahimsa do not go together any more than water and fire’ was said by?

    • A.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • C.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    This quote, "Cowardice and ahimsa do not go together any more than water and fire," is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. It implies that cowardice and nonviolence (ahimsa) are incompatible, as they are as different as water and fire. Gandhi believed in the power of nonviolence as a means of resistance and social change, and he considered it important for individuals to have courage and stand up against injustice. This quote reflects his belief that true nonviolence requires bravery and strength, rather than cowardice.

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