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INDIA FREEDOM QUIZ
This is a listing of people who campaigned against or are considered to have campaigned against foreign domination and cultural imposition on the Indian sub-continent. In India and the rest of South Asia such individuals are often referred to as freedom fighters. The Indian Independence Movement consisted of efforts by Indians to obtain political independence from British, French and Portuguese rule; it involved a wide spectrum of Indian political organizations, philosophies, and rebellions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one of the following Muslim leaders joined the Home Rule League founded by Annie Besant ? 

    • A.

      Muhammad Iqbal

    • B.

      Muhammad Ali Jinnah

    • C.

      Syed Ahmed Khan

    • D.

      Abul Kalam Azad

    Correct Answer
    B. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
    Explanation
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah joined the Home Rule League founded by Annie Besant. This indicates that Jinnah, a Muslim leader, supported the movement for self-government in India. The Home Rule League was formed in 1916 with the aim of achieving self-rule within the British Empire. Jinnah's involvement in this league highlights his commitment to political activism and his belief in the importance of self-governance for India.

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  • 2. 

    What was the reason for Gandhiji to organize a Satyagraha on behalf of the peasants of Kheda ? 

    • A.

      Non-suspension of land revenue collection in spite of a drought

    • B.

      Enhancement of land revenue in spite of failure of crops

    • C.

      Confiscation of the land of those who did not pay the land tax Confiscation of the land of those who did not pay the land tax

    • D.

      The proposal to introduce 'permanent settlement' Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    A. Non-suspension of land revenue collection in spite of a drought
    Explanation
    Gandhiji organized a Satyagraha on behalf of the peasants of Kheda because the government continued to collect land revenue even during a drought. This action showed the insensitivity of the government towards the plight of the farmers who were already suffering from crop failure due to the drought. By organizing the Satyagraha, Gandhiji aimed to protest against this injustice and demand the suspension of land revenue collection to provide relief to the peasants in Kheda.

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  • 3. 

       Which one of the following poets wrote poems hailing the Russian Revolution of 1917 ? 

    • A.

      Subramanya Bharati

    • B.

      Muhammad Iqbal

    • C.

      Sarojini Naidu

    • D.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    Correct Answer
    D. Rabindranath Tagore
    Explanation
    Rabindranath Tagore wrote poems hailing the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following, first suggested boycott of the British goods in Bengal? 

    • A.

      Aurobindo Ghosh's journal 'Bande Mataram'

    • B.

      Krishna Kumar Mitra's weekly 'Sanjivani'

    • C.

      Motilal Ghosh's 'Amrit Bazar Patrika'

    • D.

      Satish Chandra Mukherji's 'Dawn'

    Correct Answer
    B. Krishna Kumar Mitra's weekly 'Sanjivani'
    Explanation
    Krishna Kumar Mitra's weekly 'Sanjivani' was the first to suggest a boycott of British goods in Bengal.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? 

    • A.

      Siraj-ud-din Ahmed: Zamindar

    • B.

      Lal Chand: Self-abnegation in politics

    • C.

      Tej Bahadur Sapru: Tribune

    • D.

      Abul Kalam Azad: AI-Hilal

    Correct Answer
    C. Tej Bahadur Sapru: Tribune
    Explanation
    The given pair "Tej Bahadur Sapru: Tribune" is not correctly matched. Tribune was a newspaper founded by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia in Lahore, Punjab, in 1881. Tej Bahadur Sapru was a prominent lawyer and politician in British India, known for his advocacy of constitutional reform and his role in the Indian National Congress. There is no direct association between Sapru and Tribune.

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  • 6. 

    Who among the following was in the forefront of making efforts leading to drafting the ' Age of Consent Act', 1891 ? 

    • A.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • B.

      Kesab Chandra Sen

    • C.

      B. M. Malabari

    • D.

      Swami Vivekananda

    Correct Answer
    C. B. M. Malabari
    Explanation
    B. M. Malabari was in the forefront of making efforts leading to drafting the 'Age of Consent Act', 1891.

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  • 7. 

    'Abinava Bharat', a secret society of revolutionaries, was organised by

    • A.

      Khudiram Bose

    • B.

      V.D. Savarkar

    • C.

      Prafulla Chaki

    • D.

      Bhagat Singh

    Correct Answer
    B. V.D. Savarkar
    Explanation
    V.D. Savarkar organized the secret society of revolutionaries called 'Abinava Bharat'. This society was formed with the aim of liberating India from British rule. Savarkar was a prominent freedom fighter and nationalist leader who played a significant role in India's struggle for independence. He advocated for armed rebellion against the British and believed in the use of violence as a means to achieve freedom. Through 'Abinava Bharat', Savarkar sought to unite like-minded individuals and carry out revolutionary activities to overthrow the British colonial rule in India.

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  • 8. 

    Both, the Indian Association and the National Conference  were founded by-

    • A.

      Surendranath Bannerjee

    • B.

      Ananda Mohana Bose

    • C.

      Both (a) and (b)

    • D.

      Sisir kumar Ghosh

    Correct Answer
    C. Both (a) and (b)
    Explanation
    Both the Indian Association and the National Conference were founded by Surendranath Bannerjee and Ananda Mohana Bose. This means that both options (a) and (b) are correct.

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  • 9. 

    After the partition of Bengal, the two new provinces which came into existence were?

    • A.

      East Bengal & West Bengal

    • B.

      East Bengal & Bengal

    • C.

      West Bengal & Assam

    • D.

      West Bengal & Assam

    Correct Answer
    B. East Bengal & Bengal
    Explanation
    After the partition of Bengal, two new provinces were created: East Bengal and Bengal. East Bengal became a separate province with its capital in Dhaka, while the remaining parts of Bengal formed another province with its capital in Calcutta. This division was a result of the British government's decision to divide Bengal along religious lines, with the predominantly Hindu areas forming the new province of Bengal and the predominantly Muslim areas becoming East Bengal.

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  • 10. 

    The historic Lucknow session of INC in 1916 was presided over by_________

    • A.

      Mrs. Annie Besant

    • B.

      R N Mudhokar

    • C.

      Ambika Charan Majumdar

    • D.

      Madan Mohan Malviya

    Correct Answer
    C. Ambika Charan Majumdar
    Explanation
    Ambika Charan Majumdar presided over the historic Lucknow session of the INC in 1916.

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  • 11. 

    The brain behind the bomb attack on Viceroy Lord Hardinge at Chandni chowk, Delhi, in Dec 1912 was:

    • A.

      Rash Bihari Bose

    • B.

      Bhai Paramanda

    • C.

      Sachindranath Sanyal

    • D.

      Shohanal Pathak

    Correct Answer
    A. Rash Bihari Bose
    Explanation
    Rash Bihari Bose was the brain behind the bomb attack on Viceroy Lord Hardinge at Chandni Chowk, Delhi, in Dec 1912.

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  • 12. 

    The earliest public association to be formed in modern India in 1837 was:

    • A.

      The Bengal British Indian Society

    • B.

      The British Indian Society

    • C.

      The Landholders Society

    • D.

      The Madras Native Association

    Correct Answer
    C. The Landholders Society
    Explanation
    The Landholders Society was the earliest public association to be formed in modern India in 1837. This society was established by the landowners and zamindars of Bengal to protect their rights and interests against the policies of the British colonial government. The formation of this society marked the beginning of organized political activism in India and set the stage for future nationalist movements.

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  • 13. 

    The most important international event which influenced the course of the Indian National Movement (radical wing) during the early 20th century was:

    • A.

      The Russian Revolution 1917

    • B.

      The Russo-Japanese War 1905

    • C.

      The World War-I

    • D.

      Afghan War

    Correct Answer
    B. The Russo-Japanese War 1905
    Explanation
    The Russo-Japanese War of 1905 had a significant impact on the Indian National Movement's radical wing during the early 20th century. This war was a conflict between Russia and Japan over territorial disputes in East Asia. The Japanese victory in this war against a major European power inspired and motivated Indian nationalists, as it demonstrated that an Asian country could defeat a European imperial power. This event highlighted the possibility of successful resistance against colonial rule and encouraged the radical wing of the Indian National Movement to intensify their efforts towards independence.

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  • 14. 

    The historic importance of the second session of INC held in Calcutta 1886 was that:

    • A.

      There was merger of INC and National Conference

    • B.

      It was presided over by Dadabhai Naoroji

    • C.

      Mass participation

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    A. There was merger of INC and National Conference
    Explanation
    The historic importance of the second session of INC held in Calcutta 1886 was that there was a merger of INC and National Conference. This merger was significant as it brought together two major political organizations in India, strengthening the nationalist movement against British colonial rule. The coming together of these two organizations allowed for a unified front and increased the influence and reach of the nationalist movement.

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  • 15. 

    On the suggestion of Ravindranath Tagore The date of partition of Bengal, Oct 16, 1905 was celebrated as:

    • A.

      Solidarity Day

    • B.

      Rakhsha Bandhan Day

    • C.

      Black Day

    • D.

      Brotherhood Day

    Correct Answer
    B. Rakhsha Bandhan Day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rakhsha Bandhan Day. Ravindranath Tagore suggested celebrating the date of partition of Bengal, Oct 16, 1905, as Rakhsha Bandhan Day. Rakhsha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Tagore's suggestion to celebrate this day as Rakhsha Bandhan Day was a way to promote unity and brotherhood among the people of Bengal during a time of political division and unrest.

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  • 16. 

    What is the correct chronological sequence of the following stages in the political life of Gandhiji? 1) Champaran (2) Ahmedabad mill strike (3) Kheda (4) Non-Cooperation Movement

    • A.

      2 4 3 1

    • B.

      1 3 2 4

    • C.

      4 3 2 1

    • D.

      3 4 2 1

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 3 2 4
    Explanation
    Gandhiji's political life can be understood by examining the chronological sequence of the events mentioned. The first stage was Champaran, where he led a successful movement against the exploitation of indigo farmers. This was followed by the Kheda movement, where he fought for the rights of peasants facing crop failure. The next stage was the Ahmedabad mill strike, where he supported the textile workers in their struggle for better working conditions. Finally, the Non-Cooperation Movement was a nationwide campaign led by Gandhiji to protest against British rule. Therefore, the correct chronological sequence is 1 3 2 4.

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  • 17. 

    Where did the rebels of 1857 Revolt, massacre a large number of Englishmen and women after promising them safe conduct?

    • A.

      Lucknow

    • B.

      Kanpur

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Allahabad

    Correct Answer
    B. Kanpur
    Explanation
    During the 1857 Revolt, the rebels massacred a large number of Englishmen and women in Kanpur after promising them safe conduct. The rebels, led by Nana Sahib, had initially assured the British residents of Kanpur that they would be allowed to safely leave the city. However, once the British had gathered at the riverside, they were attacked by the rebels and brutally killed. This incident, known as the Kanpur Massacre, was one of the most tragic and violent episodes of the 1857 Revolt.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the famous Urdu poet who witnessed the massacre of male civilians of Delhi by the British soldiers ?

    • A.

      Firaq Gorakhpuri

    • B.

      Joshh Malihabadi

    • C.

      Mirza Galib

    • D.

      Mir Babar Ali Anis

    Correct Answer
    C. Mirza Galib
    Explanation
    Mirza Ghalib was a famous Urdu poet who witnessed the massacre of male civilians of Delhi by British soldiers. He was a witness to the tragic events that unfolded during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny. Ghalib's poetry often reflected the political and social turmoil of his time, and his experiences during the massacre likely influenced his work. His poetry is known for its depth, emotion, and introspection, making him one of the most celebrated poets in Urdu literature.

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  • 19. 

    The leader of the 1857 revolt in Assam was:

    • A.

      Diwan Maniram Putti

    • B.

      Kandar Paswar Singh

    • C.

      Purandar Singh

    • D.

      Piali Barwa

    Correct Answer
    A. Diwan Maniram Putti
    Explanation
    Diwan Maniram Putti was the leader of the 1857 revolt in Assam. He played a significant role in mobilizing the people of Assam against British rule. Putti was a prominent figure in the social and political landscape of Assam during that time. He organized resistance against the British and fought for the rights and freedom of the people. His leadership and determination made him a key figure in the revolt, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 20. 

    The army of emperor Bahadur Shah in Delhi was commanded by:

    • A.

      General Bakth Khan

    • B.

      Khan Bahadur Khan

    • C.

      Babu Kunwar Singh

    • D.

      Azimulla

    Correct Answer
    A. General Bakth Khan
    Explanation
    General Bakth Khan was the commander of the army of emperor Bahadur Shah in Delhi.

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  • 21. 

    Match the following leaders with the centers of their rebellion: Leaders                                  Centres I. Begum Hazrat Mahal          1. Rohilkhand II. Khan Bahadur Khan          2. Bihar III. Kunwar Singh                     3. Lucknow IV. Dhondu Pant                      4. Kanpur Codes    I II III IV

    • A.

      3 1 2 4

    • B.

      2 3 4 1

    • C.

      3 2 1 4

    • D.

      3 4 2 1

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 1 2 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 1 2 4.
    Begum Hazrat Mahal was a leader in the rebellion in Lucknow (Center 3).
    Khan Bahadur Khan was a leader in the rebellion in Bihar (Center 1).
    Kunwar Singh was a leader in the rebellion in Rohilkhand (Center 2).
    Dhondu Pant was a leader in the rebellion in Kanpur (Center 4).

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following leaders of 1857 revolt escaped to Nepal and whose subsequent movements were never known thereafter?

    • A.

      Nana Saheb

    • B.

      Begum Hazrat Mahal

    • C.

      Tantia Tope

    • D.

      Both (a) & (b)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (a) & (b)
    Explanation
    Both Nana Saheb and Begum Hazrat Mahal, leaders of the 1857 revolt, escaped to Nepal. However, their subsequent movements were never known thereafter.

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  • 23. 

    What was the most brutal act by the Britishers, after capturing Delhi, following the Revolt of 1857?

    • A.

      Stripping of the clothes of the sons of Bahadur Shah

    • B.

      Imprisoning Emperor Zafar Bahadur Shah

    • C.

      Shooting down the sons of Bahadur Shah

    • D.

      Terrorising the people of Delhi

    Correct Answer
    C. Shooting down the sons of Bahadur Shah
    Explanation
    After capturing Delhi following the Revolt of 1857, the Britishers committed the most brutal act of shooting down the sons of Bahadur Shah. This act demonstrates the extreme violence and cruelty inflicted upon the royal family by the Britishers as a means of suppressing the revolt and asserting their dominance. It showcases the ruthless nature of the British rule and their willingness to use force to maintain control over the Indian population.

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  • 24. 

     The concept of national education was propounded during the course of the _______ movement.

    • A.

      Home Rule Movement

    • B.

      Swadeshi

    • C.

      Non-Cooperation

    • D.

      Civil Disobedience

    Correct Answer
    B. Swadeshi
    Explanation
    The concept of national education was propounded during the course of the Swadeshi movement. The Swadeshi movement was a part of the Indian independence movement, which aimed to promote indigenous industries and products and boycott foreign goods. As a part of this movement, there was a focus on promoting education that was rooted in Indian culture and values, thus the concept of national education emerged. This was seen as a way to foster a sense of national pride and identity among the Indian population and to counter the influence of British colonial education.

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  • 25. 

    With reference to the Swadeshi Movement during the Indian freedom struggle, which one of the following statements is not correct ? 

    • A.

      'Amar sonar Bangla', was composed by Tagore during the movement

    • B.

      Syed Haider Raza led the Swadeshi Movement in India

    • C.

      The Ganapati and Shivaji festivals started by Bipin Chandra Pal

    • D.

      Surat split of 1907 weakened the Swadeshi Movement

    Correct Answer
    C. The Ganapati and Shivaji festivals started by Bipin Chandra Pal
    Explanation
    The Ganapati and Shivaji festivals were not started by Bipin Chandra Pal during the Swadeshi Movement. These festivals were celebrated in Maharashtra and were associated with the Marathi cultural and political identity. The Swadeshi Movement primarily focused on boycotting British goods and promoting indigenous products, and it was not directly associated with these festivals.

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  • 26. 

    Name the author of the book titled “How India fought for Freedom “

    • A.

      Annie Besant

    • B.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • C.

      V.D Savarkar

    • D.

      Ravindra Nath Tagore

    Correct Answer
    A. Annie Besant
    Explanation
    Annie Besant is the correct answer because she was a prominent British socialist, women's rights activist, and the president of the Indian National Congress. She played a significant role in the Indian freedom struggle and wrote the book "How India fought for Freedom" to document and shed light on the various aspects of India's struggle for independence. Her book provides valuable insights into the efforts and sacrifices made by Indian freedom fighters, making her a noteworthy author in the context of India's fight for freedom.

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  • 27. 

    Name the author of 'Poverty and Un-British Rule in India':

    • A.

      Romesh Chandra

    • B.

      Pherozeshah Mehta

    • C.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • D.

      Badruddin Tyabji

    Correct Answer
    C. Dadabhai Naoroji
    Explanation
    Dadabhai Naoroji is the author of 'Poverty and Un-British Rule in India'.

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  • 28. 

    Who wrote the book “Gita  Rahashya”? 

    • A.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • B.

      C.R Das

    • C.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • D.

      Bal Gangadar Tilak

    Correct Answer
    D. Bal Gangadar Tilak
    Explanation
    Bal Gangadar Tilak wrote the book "Gita Rahashya".

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  • 29. 

    In the year 1919, the British Government passed a new rule under which the Government had the authority and power to arrest people and keep them in prisons without any trial if they are suspected with the charge of terrorism. Which is that rule?

    • A.

      Rowlatt Act

    • B.

      Indian council Act

    • C.

      Arms Act

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Rowlatt Act
    Explanation
    The Rowlatt Act was passed by the British Government in 1919, granting them the authority to arrest individuals suspected of terrorism without trial and detain them in prison. This act was a response to the growing nationalist movement in India and aimed to suppress any opposition to British rule. The act was highly controversial and led to widespread protests and civil unrest, ultimately fueling the push for independence in India.

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  • 30. 

    The British government established an 'India council' in 1858, consisting of: 

    • A.

      15 Members

    • B.

      33 Members

    • C.

      16 Members

    • D.

      35 Members

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 Members
    Explanation
    The British government established an 'India council' in 1858, consisting of 15 members. This council was created as a way for the British government to have direct control and oversight over the administration of India. The members of the council were appointed by the British government and were responsible for making decisions and policies regarding the governance of India. This move was part of the larger process of British colonial rule in India, where the British government sought to assert its authority and control over the Indian subcontinent.

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  • 31. 

    The British government established an India council in 1858, and its President was called: 

    • A.

      Governor General

    • B.

      Secretary of state for India

    • C.

      Representative of king

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Secretary of state for India
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Secretary of state for India. The British government established an India council in 1858, which was responsible for governing British India. The head of this council was the Secretary of state for India, who was appointed by the British monarch. This position held significant power and authority over the administration and policies of British India. The Secretary of state for India played a crucial role in shaping the relationship between Britain and India during this time period.

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  • 32. 

    Who among the following was the first Secretary of State for India

    • A.

      Lord Stanley

    • B.

      John Morley

    • C.

      Sir Charles Wood, Bt

    • D.

      Viscount Cranborne

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Stanley
    Explanation
    Lord Stanley was the first Secretary of State for India because he held this position during the time of the British Raj. He was appointed by Queen Victoria in 1858 after the Government of India Act was passed, which transferred the administration of India from the East India Company to the British Crown. Lord Stanley played a crucial role in overseeing the governance and policies of British India during this period. His appointment as the first Secretary of State for India marked a significant shift in the British government's approach towards ruling India.

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  • 33. 

    The nomination of Indians in Central Legislative and the Province Legislative Council was provided by:

    • A.

      Pitts India Act

    • B.

      Indian Council Act of 1858

    • C.

      Charter Act of 1833

    • D.

      Indian council Act of 1861

    Correct Answer
    D. Indian council Act of 1861
    Explanation
    The Indian Council Act of 1861 provided for the nomination of Indians in both the Central Legislative and the Province Legislative Councils. This act was passed by the British government in response to growing demands for Indian representation in the legislative bodies. It allowed for the appointment of Indians as non-official members in the legislative councils, giving them a voice in the decision-making process. This act marked a significant step towards political inclusion and representation for Indians during the colonial period.

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  • 34. 

    The first issue of 'The Ghadar', was published on November 1, 1913 from:

    • A.

      San Francisco

    • B.

      Punjab

    • C.

      Burma

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. San Francisco
    Explanation
    The first issue of 'The Ghadar' was published on November 1, 1913 from San Francisco. This information suggests that San Francisco was the location where the publication originated from.

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  • 35. 

    Who started an Urdu daily- “Vande Mataram” from Lahore?

    • A.

      Ali Jinnah

    • B.

      Badruddin Tyabji

    • C.

      C.R das

    • D.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    Correct Answer
    D. Lala Lajpat Rai
    Explanation
    Lala Lajpat Rai started an Urdu daily called "Vande Mataram" from Lahore.

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  • 36. 

    Who started 'Young India' magazine in U.S.A? 

    • A.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    • B.

      Dadabhai Naoroji

    • C.

      C.R Das

    • D.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    C. C.R Das
    Explanation
    C.R Das started 'Young India' magazine in U.S.A.

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  • 37. 

    Who led the Revolt of 1857? 

    • A.

      Bahadur Shah Jafar

    • B.

      Mangal Pandey

    • C.

      Maulvi Ahmed Ullah

    • D.

      Brijis Kadar

    Correct Answer
    A. Bahadur Shah Jafar
    Explanation
    Bahadur Shah Jafar led the Revolt of 1857. He was the last Mughal emperor of India and played a significant role in the uprising against the British East India Company. The revolt was a result of various factors including the introduction of new British policies, the use of Indian soldiers in foreign wars, and the growing discontent among the Indian population. Bahadur Shah Jafar was chosen as the leader by the rebels and his involvement gave legitimacy to the revolt. However, the revolt was ultimately suppressed by the British and marked a turning point in India's struggle for independence.

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  • 38. 

    Name the British commander who crushed the rebellion and occupied Bareilly in May 1858:

    • A.

      Campbell

    • B.

      Huge Rose

    • C.

      General Havelock

    • D.

      Henry Lawrence

    Correct Answer
    A. Campbell
    Explanation
    Campbell is the correct answer because he was the British commander who successfully crushed the rebellion and occupied Bareilly in May 1858. This suggests that Campbell played a significant role in suppressing the rebellion and establishing British control in the region.

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  • 39. 

    'Anushilan Samiti' was established by :

    • A.

      Promotha Mitter

    • B.

      V.D Savarkar

    • C.

      Aurobindo Ghosh

    • D.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    Correct Answer
    A. Promotha Mitter
    Explanation
    Anushilan Samiti was established by Promotha Mitter.

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  • 40. 

    Aurobindo Ghosh had formulated his revolutionary plan under the title:

    • A.

      Bhavani mandir

    • B.

      Abhinava bharata

    • C.

      Anushilan Samiti

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Bhavani mandir
    Explanation
    Aurobindo Ghosh formulated his revolutionary plan under the title "Bhavani mandir".

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  • 41. 

    Name the state which was not annexed by the Doctrine of Lapse?

    • A.

      Satara

    • B.

      Jhansi

    • C.

      Nagpur

    • D.

      Awadh.

    Correct Answer
    D. Awadh.
    Explanation
    The Doctrine of Lapse was a policy implemented by the British East India Company in India, which allowed them to annex Indian states if the ruler did not have a natural heir. Under this policy, Satara, Jhansi, and Nagpur were annexed, but Awadh was not. Awadh was a princely state in northern India, and it was not annexed because it had a ruler with a natural heir.

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  • 42. 

    The first Indian to clear the Civil Service Examination is: 

    • A.

      Satyendra Nath Tagore

    • B.

      Devendra Nath Tagore

    • C.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • D.

      Aurobindo Ghosh

    Correct Answer
    A. Satyendra Nath Tagore
    Explanation
    Satyendra Nath Tagore is the correct answer because he was the first Indian to clear the Civil Service Examination. This achievement marked an important milestone in Indian history as it demonstrated that Indians were capable of holding high-ranking positions in the British colonial administration. Satyendra Nath Tagore's success paved the way for many other Indians to enter the civil services and contribute to the governance of the country.

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  • 43. 

    In 1857, why did some Indian Soldiers of a regiment at Meerut refuse to do an army drill?

    • A.

      They wanted leave to go home

    • B.

      The cartridges were coated with fat of cows and pigs

    • C.

      The cartridges were coated with human fat

    • D.

      They wanted new uniforms

    Correct Answer
    B. The cartridges were coated with fat of cows and pigs
    Explanation
    Some Indian Soldiers of a regiment at Meerut refused to do an army drill in 1857 because the cartridges they were given were coated with fat from cows and pigs. This was deeply offensive to both Hindus and Muslims, as cows are considered sacred in Hinduism and pigs are considered unclean in Islam. The soldiers saw this as a deliberate attempt to disrespect their religious beliefs, leading to their refusal to use the cartridges.

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  • 44. 

    Where did the revolt of Songram Sangma in 1906 take place?

    • A.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B.

      Orissa

    • C.

      Assam

    • D.

      Kashmir

    Correct Answer
    C. Assam
    Explanation
    The revolt of Songram Sangma in 1906 took place in Assam.

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  • 45. 

      Name the leader of Mandvi, Kutch, who founded the India House in London (1905) to develop radical ideas among Indian students in Britain 

    • A.

      Shyamji Krishna Varma

    • B.

      Morarji Desai

    • C.

      K.M. Munshi

    • D.

      Narhari Parikh

    Correct Answer
    A. Shyamji Krishna Varma
    Explanation
    Shyamji Krishna Varma is the correct answer because he was a leader from Mandvi, Kutch who founded the India House in London in 1905. The purpose of the India House was to develop radical ideas among Indian students studying in Britain.

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  • 46. 

    Name the viceroy who organized the Grand Delhi Durbar’ in 1877 to decorate Queen Victoria with the title of ‘Kaiser – I – Hind’

    • A.

      Lord Lytton

    • B.

      Lord Mayo

    • C.

      Lord Ripon

    • D.

      Lord Dufferin

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Lytton
    Explanation
    Lord Lytton organized the Grand Delhi Durbar in 1877 to decorate Queen Victoria with the title of 'Kaiser-I-Hind'.

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  • 47. 

    Allan Octavian Hume was the General Secretary for Indian National Congress for:

    • A.

      40 years

    • B.

      20 years

    • C.

      22 years

    • D.

      12 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 22 years
    Explanation
    Allan Octavian Hume served as the General Secretary for the Indian National Congress for 22 years. This indicates that he held a significant and influential position within the organization for a considerable amount of time. As the General Secretary, Hume would have played a crucial role in the day-to-day operations and decision-making processes of the Indian National Congress. His long tenure suggests that he was highly respected and trusted by the members of the Congress, and his leadership and contributions were valued.

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  • 48. 

    Indian National Congress declared Allan Octavian Hume as the father and founder leader of the Congress in it’s:

    • A.

      23rd session

    • B.

      16th session

    • C.

      13rd session

    • D.

      15th session

    Correct Answer
    A. 23rd session
    Explanation
    In the 23rd session of the Indian National Congress, Allan Octavian Hume was declared as the father and founder leader of the Congress. This recognition was given to him for his significant contributions and leadership in the establishment and growth of the Congress. The decision to declare him as the father and founder leader was likely based on his role in organizing the first session of the Congress in 1885 and his efforts in mobilizing and uniting various political groups in India.

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  • 49. 

    Gopal Krishna Gokhale was elected to Imperial Legislative Council in:

    • A.

      1905

    • B.

      1902

    • C.

      1907

    • D.

      1910

    Correct Answer
    B. 1902
    Explanation
    Gopal Krishna Gokhale was elected to the Imperial Legislative Council in 1902. This indicates that he became a member of the council during that year.

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  • 50. 

    Indian University act, 1904, was passed by :

    • A.

      Lord Lytton

    • B.

      Lord Ripon

    • C.

      Lord Curzon

    • D.

      Lord Mayo

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Curzon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lord Curzon. The Indian University Act of 1904 was passed by Lord Curzon. This act aimed to reform the higher education system in India by establishing universities and regulating their functioning. It introduced several important provisions, including the establishment of the University Grants Commission and the appointment of Vice-Chancellors. Lord Curzon's tenure as Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 was marked by various administrative and educational reforms, and the Indian University Act of 1904 was one of his significant contributions in the field of education.

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