Topicwise Questions - Freedom Struggle

1. The idea of Pakistan was first conceived by

  1. Muhammad Iqbal
  2. M. A. Jinnah
  3. Shaukar Ali
  4. Aga Khan

2. Mappila rebellion is associated with which of the following states?

  1. Bihar
  2. Gujarat
  3. Punjab
  4. Kerala

3. Kuka Movement is associated with which of the following states?

  1. Assam
  2. Bengal
  3. Punjab
  4. Maharashtra

4. Which of the following movements immediately followed the partition of Bengal?

  1. Non-cooperation Movement
  2. Swadeshi Movement
  3. Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Ghadar Movement

5. The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year

  1. 1917
  2. 1919
  3. 1921
  4. 1923

6. Who was the first Indian native ruler to accept the system of Subsidiary Alliance?

  1. Scindia of Gwalior
  2. Nizam of Hyderabad
  3. Dalip Singh of Punjab
  4. Gaikwad of Baroda

7. With reference to the Indian freedom struggle, which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the given events?

  1. Partition of Bengal - Lucknow Pact - Surat split of congress
  2. Partition of Bengal - Surat split of congress - Lucknow Pact
  3. Surat split of Congress - Partition of Bengal - Lucknow Pact
  4. Surat split of congress - Lucknow Pact - Partition of Bengal

8. Who said The Simon Commission Report should be thrown on a heap of rubbish?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Shivaswami Ayyar
  3. Mohammad Ali jinnah
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

9. Which day was declared as the Direct Action Day by the Muslim League?

  1. 3rd September 1946
  2. 16th August 1946
  3. 16th May 1946
  4. 4th December 1946

10. For which community were seats reserved by the Morley-Minto reforms?

  1. Jews
  2. Muslims
  3. Christians
  4. Sikhs

11. Who among the following Europeans were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders?

  1. Dutch
  2. English
  3. French
  4. Portuguese

12. Which one of the following aroused a wave of popular indignation that led to the massacre by the British at Jallianwala Bagh?

  1. The Arms Act
  2. The Public Safety Act
  3. The Rowlatt Act
  4. The Vernacular Press Act

13. The Simon Commission was boycotted by the Indians because -

  1. it sought to curb civil liberties of the Indians
  2. it proposed to partition India
  3. it was an all-white commission without Indian representation
  4. it proposed measures to contain nationalism

14. Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India?

  1. Fort William
  2. Fort St. George
  3. Fort St. David
  4. Fort St. Angelo

15. When did Governor-General’s rule end in India?

  1. 15th August 1947
  2. 9th August 1948
  3. 26th January 1950
  4. 2nd October 1950

16. 6th April, 1930 is well known in the history of India because this date is associated with -

  1. Dandi March by Mahatma
  2. Quit India Movement
  3. Partition of Bengal
  4. Partition of India

17. The first attempt to introduce a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through -

  1. Indian Council Act, 1861
  2. Indian Council Act, 1892
  3. Indian Council Act, 1909
  4. Government of India Act, 1919

18. The system of communal electorate in India was first introduced by the -

  1. Indian Council Act of 1892
  2. Minto-Morley Reforms of 1909
  3. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919
  4. Government of India Act of 1935

19. In which year was English recommended as the medium of instruction for higher education in India by Lord Macaulay?

  1. 1835
  2. 1833
  3. 1858
  4. 1821

20. Which battle established the supremacy of the British rule in India?

  1. Battle of Plassey, 1757
  2. Battle of Buxar, 1764
  3. 3rd Mysore war, 1790-92
  4. 4th Mysore war 1799

21. With which of the following is the comment ‘no vakil, no appeal, no dalil’ associated?

  1. The Communal Award, 1932
  2. The Simon Commission, 1928
  3. The Rowlatt Act, 1919
  4. The Vemacular Press Act, 1878

22. The Muslim League demanded a separate state for the Muslims in the year :

  1. 1920
  2. 1930
  3. 1940
  4. 1946

23. Mumbai was taken by the English East India company from :

  1. The Portuguese
  2. The Dutch
  3. Charles 1
  4. Charles 2

24. The Indian Councils Act of 1909 is also known as

  1. The Montagu Declaration
  2. The Montagu – Chelmsford Reforms
  3. The Morley- Minto Reforms
  4. The Rowlatt Act


25. Swadeshi Movement started in India during :

  1. The Champaran Satyagrah of Gandhi
  2. Anti-Bengal Partition agitation
  3. The protest against Rowlatt Act
  4. The first non-co-operation movement of 1919-22

26. Which of the following was NOT the outcome of Jallianwala Bagh massacre?

  1. Renunciation of the British titles and positions by many Indians
  2. Change in Gandhiji’s attitude towards the British Government
  3. Temporary peace in Punjab
  4. Suspension of Gen. Dyer from service

27. ‘Khilafat Movement’ subsided because of :

  1. the understanding reached between the Congress and the Muslim league
  2. the concessions given to Muslims by the British
  3. accession of Kemal Pasha to the throne of Turkey
  4. none of the above reasons


28. Which party was in power in the U. K. when India became independent?

  1. liberal
  2. Conservative
  3. Labour
  4. No party, since a National Government was in power there

29. The interim Government at the centre was formed in 1946 :

  1. before the visit of the Cabinet Mission
  2. after the visit of the Cabinet Mission
  3. as a result of Cripps Mission
  4. after Mountbatten came to India for transfer of power to Indians

30. Who was the Prime Minister of U. K. at the time of India’s independence?

  1. Winston Churchill
  2. Clement Attlee
  3. Lord Mountbatten
  4. Ramsay Mac Donald

31. The Khilafat Movement was started by :

  1. Muhmmad Ali Jinnah
  2. Dr. Zakir Hussain
  3. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
  4. Ali Brothers

32. The provision for separate electorate for Hindus and Muslims was made in :

  1. Government of India Act, 1935
  2. Montague Chelmsford reforms
  3. Minto-Morley reforms
  4. Mountbatten Plan

33. The British introduced provincial autonomy in India through :

  1. The Minto-Morley Reforms Act of 1909
  2. The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919
  3. Indian Councils Act of 1892
  4. The Government of India Act 1935

34. The famous Pakistan resolution was passed at :

  1. Lahore
  2. Delhi
  3. Bombay
  4. Lucknow

35. In which session did the Indian National Congress declare Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) to be its goal?

  1. Lahore, 1929
  2. Lucknow, 1916
  3. Tripuri, 1939
  4. Lahore, 1940

36. Which important event immediately preceded the Jallianwala Bagh massacre?

  1. Communal Award
  2. Arrival of Simon Commission
  3. Non-Co-operation Movement
  4. Rowlatt Act enactment

37. The Hunter Commission was appointed by the British to probe the :

  1. Chauri-Chaura incident
  2. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
  3. Khilafat Movement
  4. Non-Co-operation Movement

38. Who once remarked, "Nehru is a patriot while Jinnah is a politician?"

  1. Maulana Azad
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Sir Mohammed Iqbal
  4. Abdul Gaffar Khan

39. Which act was known as ‘Black-Bill’?

  1. Rowlatt Act
  2. Pitt’s India Act
  3. The Regulating Act
  4. Indian Council Act


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