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  1. Basu Vigyan Mandir (Bose Institute) was establish on

a) 1917 ✔

b) 1916

c) 1919

d) 1920

  1. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?

a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

b) B R Ambedkar

c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

d) M K Gandhi✔

  1. Tebhaga Movement was launched by Bengal Provincial Kisan Sabha to force implementation of the recommendations of ___ commissions through mass struggle.

a) Fowler Commission

b) Frazer Commission

c) Sapru Commission

d) Floud Commission✔

  1. Subhash Chandra Bose became the supreme leader of Indian National Army in

a) 1940

b) 1941

c) 1942

d) 1943✔

  1. Quit India Movement was launched in immediate response to the failure of

a) Cripps Mission✔

b) Cabinet Mission Plan

c) Simon Commission Report

d) Wavell Plan

  1. Who was the Viceroy at the time of Quit India Movement?

a) Lord Mount Batten

b) Lord Irwin

c) Lord Willingdon

d) Lord Linlithgow✔

  1. The famous 11 point ultimatum given by Mahatma Gandhi to Irwin included

a) 50% reduction in land revenue.

b) abolition of salt tax

c) impose customs duty on foreign cloth to provide textile protection.

d) All of the above✔

  1. Non Co-operation movement was launched on the issues of:

i) Remedy of Punjab wrong

ii) Remedy of Khilafat wrong

iii) Amendment of Rowlatt Act

iv) Attainment of Swaraj

a) (i), (ii)

b) (i), (iii)

c) (i), (iii), (iv)

d) (i), (ii), (iv)✔

  1. When and where did Mahatma Gandhi become the President of INC?

a) 1915, Bombay

b) 1917, Calcutta

c) 1924, Belgaum✔

d) 1928, Calcutta

  1. The first all India movement launched by M K Gandhi was ___

a) Rowlatt Satyagraha✔

b) Khilafat Movement

c) Non Co-operation Movement

d) Champaran Satyagraha

  1. Indian Sociologist was published by


a) Shyamji Krishnavarma✔

b) Madam Vikhaji Kama

c) Lala Hardayal

d) Pandurang Kankhoje

  1. Who played a prominent role in smuggling arms needed for the deadly attack on Bengal Governor Sir John Anderson at Lebong Race Course, Darjeeling?

(9th May, 1934)

a) Shanti Ghosh

b) Suniti Chowdhury

c) Vina Das

d) Ujjwala Majumdar✔

  1. The first women state prisoner under Regulation III of 1818 was

a) Nanibala Devi✔

b) Dukoribala Debi

c) Kalpana Dutta

d) Bina Das

  1. The genesis of the demand for Pakistan as a separate state can be traced to


a) Sir Muhammad Iqbal

b) Faziul Huq

c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

d) Chowdhury Rahamat Ali✔

  1. The song – “Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dii mein hain, dekhna hai zor kitna bazuo-e-katil mein hay” immortalized by Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil, Asfagullah was composed by

a) Muhammad Iqbal

b) Hasrat Mohani

c) Josh Molihabadi

d) Bismil Azimabadi✔

  1. Who among the following was one of the prominent leader of the Justice Movement?

a) Chander Menon

b) C N Mudaliar

c) K Ramakrishna Pillai

d) E V Ramaswami Naicker✔

  1. When did the Guruvayur temple entry movement take place?

(Malabar district)

a) 1931 ✔

b) 1929

c) 1924

d) 1930

  1. All India Conference of the Depressed classes was formed in

a) 1920

b) 1926

c) 1928

d) 1930✔

  1. Mahad Satyagraha constituted an important milestone in B. R. Ambedkar’s political career. When did it take place?

a) 1920

b) 1926

c) 1927 ✔

d) 1930

  1. All India Women’s Conference was founded in the year 1927 by

a) Latika Ghosh

b) Urmila Devi

c) Sarojini Naidu

d) Margaret Cousins✔️

  1. Sarojini Naidu founded the Women’s organization named as

a) Nazi Satyagraha Samity

b) Mahila Rashtriya Sangha

c) Rashtriya Stree Sangha✔

d) Mahila Parisad

  1. Franchise for women were slowly introduced ____ were the first provinces to extend franchise to women.


a) Bombay

b) Madras✔

c) Bengal

d) Both (a) and (b)

  1. Who was the first women legislator?

(Madras Legislative Council, 1927)

a) Basanti Devi

b) Urmila Devi

c) Muthulaxmi Reddy ✔

d) Krishnabai Ram

  1. ‘Child Marriage Restraint Act’ popularly known as Sarda Act was passed in the year _

a) 1927

b) 1928

c) 1929 ✔

d) 1942

  1. Who among the following groups was not associated with the formation of the Communist Party of India?

a) Gadar revolutionaries

b) Emigre revolutionaries

c) Muhajirs✔

d) Hindu Radicals

  1. Kudi Arasu was published by (1925)

a) Chander Menon

b) E V Ramaswami Naicker✔

c) C N Mudalier

d) K Ramashaudran Pillai

  1. Which of the following do not belong to the ‘Transferred Subjects’ as per the Act of 1919?

a) Local Self Government

b) Education

c) Land Revenue Administration✔

d) Public Works

28.D. D. Kosambi (1907-66) is a pioneer of

(A) Nationalist historiography

(B) Marxist historiography

(C) Subaltern historiography✔

(D) Imperialist historiography

  1. By which Act did education officially come under Indian control for the first time ?

(A) Indian Council Act of 1892

(B) Indian Council Act of 1909

(C) Govt. of India Act of 1919✔

(D) Govt. of India Act of 1935

  1. In 1934, Mahatma Gandhi withdrew himself from all political activities and made a country-wide tour covering a distance of 12504 miles. This tour is known as

(A) Jan Jagaran Yatra

(B) Harijan Yatra ✔

(C) Samaj Samta Yatra

(D) Swaraj Yatra

  1. The British Prime Minister Attlee made the historic announcement of the end of the British rule of India on

(A) February 20,1947 ✔

(B) August 16,1946

(C) March 07,1947

(D) December 09,1946

  1. On August 11,1947, who told the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan — “You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of state” ?

(A) The Nawab of Junagadh

(B) The Nizam of Hyderabad

(C) Mohammad Ali Jinnah✔

(D) Liyaqat Ali Khan

  1. Out of eleven, in how many provinces Congress Ministries were formed in July, 1937 ?

(A) 05

(B) 06

(C) 07 ✔

(D) 08

  1. The society of ‘Khudai Khidmatgars’ organized by the Pathans under the leadership of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan is popularly known as

(A) Blue Shirts

(B) Green Shirts

(C) Red Shirts ✔

(D) Pathan Shirts

  1. Who wrote to the Governor from prison: “The individual must die so that the nation may live. Today I must die so that Indian may win Freedom and glory.” ?

(29 Nov 1940)

(A) Jatin Das

(B) Bhagat Singh

(C) Subhas Chandra Bose ✔

(D) Ram Prasad Bismil

  1. Lord Mountbatten’s Declaration on the Freedom of India and its partition is known as

(A) The June 3rd Plan ✔

(B) The June 2nd Plan

(C) The August Plan

(D) The Partition Plan

  1. By whom was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress presided over in 1929, which adopted the ‘Poorna Swaraj’ resolution ?

(A) Motilal Nehru

(B) Subhas Chandra Bose

(C) Jawahar Lal Nehru ✔

(D) Bipin Chandra Pal

  1. Under whose overall leadership was the ‘Quit India Movement‘ carried on ?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Sardar Patel

(D) None of the above✔

  1. Which of the following statements about RIN mutiny is not correct ?

(A) Socialists like Aruna Asaf Ali sympathised with the rebels.

(B) Gandhiji condemned the violence.

(C) Sardar Patel persuaded the ratings to surrender all.

(D) The mutiny started in Calcutta.✔

  1. Of the four events mentioned below, which was the last to take place ?

(A) The Cripps Mission

(B) Simla Conference

(C) Cabinet Mission Plan ✔

(D) The Ratings Mutiny (RIN mutiny)

  1. The worst communal carnage as a result of the Muslim League’s call for ‘Direct Action Day’ took place

(A) Calcutta✔

(B) Bombay

(C) Dacca

(D) Lahore

  1. “The Indian Struggle” is the autobiography of

(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

(B) Chittaranjan Das

(C) Jawahar lal Nehru

(D) Subhas Chandra Bose✔

  1. Which of the following parties / organizations did not support the Quit India Movement of 1942 ?

(A) The Hindu Mahasabha

(B) The Communist Party of India

(C) The R.S.S

(D) All of the above✔

  1. The Congress-Khilafat Swarajya Party with C.R. Das as its President was formed in

(A) 1922 ✔

(B) 1925

(C) 1926

(D) 1927

  1. Leaders of which organizations raised objections on the Nehru Report at the All Party Convention held at Calcutta in December, 1928 ?

(A) Muslim League

(B) Hindu Mahasabha

(C) Sikh League

(D) All of the above✔

  1. The inaugural session of the All-India Trade Union Congress in 1920, was presided over by

(A) Lala Lajpat Rai ✔

(B) Motilal Nehru

(C) Mrs. Annie Besant

(D) Acharya Narendra Dev

  1. Mohammad Ali Jinnah left India for Karachi (Pakistan) on

(A) March 07,1947

(B) July 07,1947

(C) August 07,1947

(D) August 11, 1947✔

  1. Which movement was suspended by Gandhiji after the Chauri Chaura incident ?

(A) Bardoli Satyagraha

(B) Champaran Satyagraha

(C) Non-cooperation movement✔

(D) Salt Satyagraha

  1. The open mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) took place in

(A) February, 1946 ✔

(B) February, 1945

(C) August, 1946

(D) August, 1947

  1. Which resolution of the Muslim league did formally proclaim the Indian Muslims as a nation ?

(A) Lahore Resolution (1929)

(B) Karachi Resolution (1930)

(C) Lahore Resolution (1940)✔

(D) Direct Action Day Resolution

  1. To which of these struggles did Gandhiji associate himself during 1916-1918 ?

(A) Champaran struggle

(B) Kheda struggle

(C) Rowlatt satyagrah

(D) Both (A) and (B)✔

  1. Which of the following funds was started to finance the Non-cooperation Movement ?

(A) Tilak Swaraj fund✔

(B) Non-cooperation fund

(C) Non-cooperation-Khilafat fund

(D) None of the above

  1. The historic Dandi March of Gandhi began on

(A) January 31,1930

(B) January 26,1930

(C) March 12,1930 ✔

(D) April 06,1930

  1. After the creation of two new provinces of Sind and Orissa through the Govt, of India Act, 1935, the total no. of provinces in British India became

(A) 10

(B) 11 ✔

(C) 12

(D) 13

  1. Jamia Millia Islamia of Aligarh, the Bihar Vidyapith, the Kashi Vidyapith and Gujarat Vidyapith came into existence during the period of

(A) Swadeshi and Boycott Movement, 1905-1908

(B) Non-cooperation Movement, 1921-1922✔

(C) Civil Disobedience Movement, 1930-1934

(D) Quit India Movement, 1942-1943