1.The first session of the All India Trade Union Congress held in Bombay in 1920, was presided over by

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) V. V. Gin

(C) Lala Lajpat Rai ✔

(D) N. M Joshi

  1. What was the solution found by B. R. Ambedkar in later years after Independence to end the hardship of scheduled class people?

(A) More Representations

(B) Separate Electorate

(C) Embracing the Buddhism ✔

(D) Organized Movement

  1. The Hindustan Socialist Republican Association movement ended with the death of

(Ä) Bhagat Singh

(B) Ram Prasad Bismil

(C) Chandra Sekhar Azad ✔

(D) Jogesh Chandra Chatterji

  1. The Congress gave up its ideal of a United India and accepted partition, because

(A) The country was sinking into a civil war

(B) The congress leaders felt that partition was a lesser evil than a civil war✔

(C) The congress leaders succumbed to the temptation of power and struck a deal with the British

(D) The interim Govt had become an arena of struggle

  1. The Congress decided to raise a Swaraj Fund of one crore rupees for:

(A) Organizing the Non-Co-operation Movement

(B) Memorial of Bal Gangadhar Tilak✔

(C) Building the headquarters of the Congress

(D) Supporting the families of the political workers

  1. The Historic Lucknow Session of the Congress in 1916 was presided over by

(A) Mrs. Annie Besant

(B) R.N. Mudhokar

(C) Ambika Charan Majumdar✔

(D) Madan Mohan Malyviya

  1. Who killed Michael O’ Dyer, the Governor of Punjab, who had ordered the brutal firing on the innocent people at Jahariwala Bag?

(A) Madan Lai Dhingra

(B) Sardar Udham Singh✔

(C) Sohan Singh Bhakra

(D) Kanaj Lai Duit

  1. The founder President of the Harijan Sevak Sangha, founded by M.K. Gandhi, was

(A) Mahadev Desai

(B) G.D. Birla✔

(C) Amrit Lal Thakkar

(D) B.R. Ambedkar

  1. The day M.K. Gandhi launched the Non Co-operation Movement, a great National leader died, he was:

(1st Aug 1920)

(A) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak✔

(C) Pheroze Shah Mehta

(D) C.R. Das

  1. A Public Service Commission was established in India for the first time by

(A) The Indian Council Act 1892

(B) Act of 1909

(C) The Government of India Act, 1919✔

(D) The Government of India Act, 1935

  1. After the Surat split in 1907,the Second Split in the Congress took place in 1918 on the issue of:

(A) Lucknow Pact

(B) Montagu Declaration✔

C) Election of Mrs. Annie Besant as President of the INC (1917)

(D) Both (A) & (C)

  1. Who gave the title of Rani to the Naga woman leader Gaidinliu?

(A) Subhas Chandra Basu

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru✔

(C) Thakkar Bapa

(D) Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Who founded a Social Organization, the ‘Jat Pat Torak Mandal’ in 1922, for breaking the caste barriers among the Hindus?

(A) Bhai Parmanand✔

(B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

(C) M.G. Ranade

(D) Keshab Chandra Sen

  1. Which of the following was not a leader of the All India Hindu Mahasabha?

(A) V.D. Savarkar

(B) Bhai Parmanand

(C) Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

(D) M.R. Jayakar✔

  1. The only Indian prince, who actively participated in the revolutionary movement within and outside India, was

(A) Raja Mahendra Pratap✔

(B) Kunwar Singh

(C) Chhatrapati Sahu

(D) Raja Ripudaman Singh

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of Lokmanya during:

(A) Swadeshi Movement

(B) Revolutionary Movement

(C) Home Rule Movement✔

(D) His imprisonment in 1908

  1. Mahatma Gandhi first experimented with his technique of Satyagraha in

(A) Champaran✔

(B) Khera

(C) Ahmedabad Mill Strike

(D) Anti Rowlatt Act Agitation

  1. A senior congress leader, who held that the Quit India Movement was misguided and detrimental to India’s long term interests, was

(A) Tej bahadur Sapru

(B) Jayaprakash Narayan

(C) C. Rajagopalachari✔

(D) J. B. Knpalani

  1. The I. N. C. became both ‘Indian’ and ‘National’ in reality as well as in rare, at the

(A) Surat Session (1907)

(B) Calcutta Session (1906)

(C) Lucknow Session (1916)✔

(D) Lahore Session (1929)

  1. Match the epithets of the following National Leaders

(a) B G Tilak (i) Lokmanya

(b) Andrews (ii) Dinabandhu

(C) Madan Mohan (iii) Mahamanya


(d) Laja Lajpai Rai (iv) Punjab Kesari

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)✔

(B) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

  1. Which of the following was not the result of the Home Rule movement of Tilak and Besant?

(A) The I. N. C. and the Muslim League both thought of starting a passive Resistance movement.

(B) The Home Rule campaign virtually ousted the moderates from the political field.

(C) The I. N. C. became the ‘Congress of Tilak and Besant

(D) The movement generated a cultural awakening in India.✔

  1. Jatin Das, who died (September 13, 1929) after a long hunger strike in the prison, had been arrested m connection with Murder of Saunders

(A) Murder of Saunders

(B) Throwing of bombs in the Assembly at Delhi

(C) Lahore Conspiracy case✔

(D) Meerut Conspiracy case

  1. The President of the Lahore Session of the I.N.C. (December 1929) which passed the Purna Swaraj resolution was

(A) Motilal Nehru

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru✔

(C) Srinivas Ayengar

(D) Subhas Chandra Bose

  1. The famous ‘Purna Swaraj Declaration’, which says: “We hold it to be a crime against man and God to submit any longer to a rule that has caused this fourfold disaster to our country”, was prepared by

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) M K. Gandhi

(C) Motilal Nehru

(D) All of the above✔

  1. The greatest merit of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact was that:

(A) The I.N.C. agreed to join the Second Round Table Conference.

(B) For the first time the I.N.C. was treated on a footing of equality as a political opponent.

(C) Gandhi, the ‘half naked Fakir’, ascended the staircase of the Viceregal Lodge.✔

(D) The I.N.C. gained a status and authority to speak for political India.

  1. Opposition to the Gandhi-Irwin pact was mainly

(A) because of the execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Raj Guru.

(B) because the I.N.C. reneged the Purna Swarajya pledge.

(C) because of suspension of the Civil Disobedience Movement.✔

(D) because the Pact was a self-delusion.

  1. After the Gaya Session of the I.N.C. in December 1922 a new party was formed by Motilal Nehru and C.R. Das. Its name was

(A) National Liberal Party

(B) The Congress Khilafat SwarajyaParty

(C) Swarajya Party✔

(D) Swarajya Congress Party

  1. The Meerut Conspiracy Case, in which 27 accused persons were defended by Jawaharlal Nehru and K.N. Katju, related to the members of the

(A) Ghadar Party

(B) Hindu Mahasabha

(C) Indian National Congress

(D) Communist Party of India✔

  1. The issue of discussion and stalemate at the Second Round Table Conference related to the

(A) Communal Problem

(B) Federal Structure

(C) Demand for Purna Swarajya

(D) Representation of Depressed Classes✔

  1. Who of the following was not hanged in the famous Kakori Train Dacoity

(A) Pandit Ramprasad Bismil

(B) Roshan Lal

(C) Ashfaqulla Khan

(D) Surya Sen✔

  1. Why did Bhagat Singh and Batukeswar Dutt throw bombs on the floor of the Central Assembly in New Delhi and in the Process got themselves arrested? (8th Apr 1929)

(A) After the murders of Sanders at Lahore, the people were suffering terribly at the hands of the Police.

(B) A feeling had slowly gained around that the people had to suffer the consequences of the crimes committed by Bhagat Singh, etc. to remove such a feeling H.S.R.A. decided to send two members to commit a crime and then to court arrest.

(C) To create a sensation all over India in order to remove political lethargy

(D) All of the above✔

  1. The Chittagong Armoury Raid had been planned by

(A) Surya Sen✔

(B) Chandra Dutta

(C) Vidhan Ghosh

(D) Jatin Das

  1. The two greatest women revolutionaries of the National Movement—Pritilata Wadedar and Kalpana Dutta were the revolutionary co-workers of:

(A) Surya Sen✔

(B) Bhagat Singh

(C) Batokeshwar Dutt

(D) Chapekar brothers

34.Who murdered Sunders, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Lahore, for assaulting Lala Lajpat Rai?

(A) Bhagat Singh✔

(B) Batukeswar Dutt

(C) Sukh Dev

(D) Raj Guru

  1. Jatin Das, an accused in the Lahore Conspiracy Case, on whose death the family of the Irish martyr, Teren Macswiney sent condolence message to the family of Das, died after undertaking a fast of days.

(A) fifty six

(B) sixty three✔

(C) seventy two

(D) eighty one

  1. Subhas Chandra Basu was unanimously elected President of the I.N.C at the Haripur Session held in February:

(A) 1936

(B) 1937

(C) 1938✔

(D) 1939

  1. What was the fundamental difference between Subhas Chandra Basu and Gandhi-Nehru group, which led to the defeat of Gandhiji’s candidate for the Presidentship of the I.N.C.?

(A) Gandhiji had a personal dislike for Basu.

(B) Basu had radical and socialist ideas.

(C) Basu wanted to exploit the war between Germany and Britain to India’s advantage and said: “England’s necessity is India’s opportunity”✔

(D) Insinuations made by Basu against Gandhiji that he was not keen on carrying on the National Struggle.

  1. The Tripuri Session of the I.N.C. (March, 1939) was a historic event on account of

(A) the victory of Subhas Chandra Basu as President of I.N.C. against Gandhiji’s nominee, Pattabhi Sitaramayya.✔

(B) the resignation of the entire Working Committee except Subhas Chandra Basu and his brother Sarat Chandra Basu.

(C) the resolution to frame a Constitution of free India.

(D) rejection of the British Foreign Policy by the I.N.C

  1. After Leaving the Congress, Subhas Chandra Bose organized the Forward Block in

(A) 1939✔

(B) 1938

(C) 1940

(D) 1941

  1. The main principle of M K. Gandhi’s famous Basic Education System or Wardha Scheme was: (1937)

(A) Learning through activity✔

(B) Learning through productivity

(C) Earning and learning

(D) Learning and spinning

  1. Match the following events with the dates of their occurrence:

(a) August Offer I. August 9-11,1942

(b) Arrival of II. July 14, 1942

Cripps Mission

(c) Quit India Ill. March 23, 1942


(d) The Great August IV. August 8, 1940


(a) (b) (c) (d)





  1. The four brigades of the I.N.A. were named after

(A) Lal, Bal, Pal, Subhas

(B) Surya, Chandra,Jatin, Bhagat

(C) Gandhi, Azad, Nehru, Subhas✔

(D) Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Kaveri

  1. The first Provisional Government of Free India was inaugurated by Subhas Chandra Basu at

(A) Imphal

(B) Kohima

(C) Singapore✔

(D) Rangoon

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

(A) February 20, 1947✔

(B) August 16, 1946

(C) March7, 1947

(D) December 9, 1946

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

(A) The August Plan

(B) The June 3rd Plan✔

(C) The June 2nd Plan

(D) The Partition Plan

  1. Match the authors with their works:

(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad I. The Nations Voice

(b) Abul Kalam Azad II. India Divided

(c) V D. Savarkar III. India Wins Freedom

(d) C Rajagopalachari IV. Indian War of


(a) (b) (c) (d)





  1. Certain movements of the early twentieth century described as “Movements from below” were

(A) Caste movements

(B) Revolutionary movements

(C) Peasant and tribal movements✔

(D) Socio-religious movements

  1. The Vaikom Satyagraha was launched in 1924 for

(A) opening the temples to the low caste Hindus.✔

(B) fighting against the exploitation by the Landlords.

(C) removal of Press restrictions.

(D) democratization of the administration of Travancore State.

  1. Which of the following acted as President of the Indian National Congress for six Consecutive years?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru

(B) Dadabhai Naorojl

(C) Abul Kalam Azad✔

(D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  1. Which of the following revolutionary and terrorist organizations had a large number of young women revolutionizes?

(A) Yugantor

(B) Anushilan Samiti

(C) Bharat Mata Society

(D) Indian Republican Army✔

  1. The Nehru Committee Report got a decent burial at the hands of the Congress at the Session of the I.N.C.


(A) Calcutta

(B) Madras

(C) Lahore✔

(D) Bombay

  1. Match the authors and the work:

(a) Sceptred Flute I. M K. Gandhi

(b) Savitri II. Sarojini Naidu

(c) India and the world III. Aurobindo Ghosh

(d) Conquest of Self IV. Jawaharlal Nehru

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) I Il Ill IV

(B) IV III Il I✔

(C) Il Ill IV I


  1. What approximately was the number of Princely States which legally became Independent at the lapse of British paramountcy on August 15, 1947

(A) 300

(B) 600✔

(C) 150

(D) 700

  1. A Muslim organization, which proposed during the First World War that Muslims should participate and try to reach an accord with the Congress, was

(A) Muslim League✔

(B) Ahmadiya Movement

(C) Ehrar League

(D) Deoband Movement


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