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Modern History MCQ (Pages :52)

  • 121 The Home Rule Movement was aimed at?

    (A) complete independence for India
    (B) complete autonomy to India
    (C) self-government for India within the British Commonwealth
    (D) larger participation of Indians in India's administration
  • 122 To campaign for Home Rule, Mrs Annie Besant published the newspaper (s)?

    (A) New India and Commonweal
    (B) Young India and Home Rule News
    (C) Mahratta and Kesari
    (D) Home Rule Courier
  • 123 Bal Gangadhar Tilak earned the epithet of Lokamanya during?

    (A) his trial in 1907-08
    (B) the Lucknow pact of 1916
    (C) the Home Rule Movement
    (D) the Congress Session in 1917
  • 124 Mrs Annie Besant became the first woman President of the INC in?

    (A) 1916
    (B) 1917
    (C) 1918
    (D) 1920
  • 125 The Khilafat Movement of the Indian Muslims related to?

    (A) provision of separate electorate for the Muslims in the Act of 1919
    (B) restoration of territories to Turkey captured by Britain in the First World War
    (C) restoration of the Sultan of Turkey who was Caliph of the Muslim World
    (D) lifting of martial law in Punjab
  • 126 Mahatma Gandhi gave up the title of Kaiser-i-Hind and returned all the war medals which were awarded to him by the British for his war services (during the First World War)?

    (A) in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
    (B) during the Non-Cooperation Movement
    (C) in support of the Khilafat demand when the Central Khilafat Committee organised a general all-India hartal on August 1; 1920
    (D) during the Champaran Satyagraha
  • 127 The main objectives of the Non-Cooperation Movement were?

    (A) restoration of the old status of the Caliph (Khilafat Demand) and attainment of Swaraj for India
    (B) protest against the Punjab wrongs and withdrawal of the Rowlatt Acts
    (C) lifting of martial law from Punjab and withdrawal of repressive laws
    (D) None of the above
  • 128 Rabindranath Tagore surrendered his knighthood in protest against?

    (A) Martial law in the Punjab
    (B) Jallianwala Bagh tragedy
    (C) Rawlatt Acts
    (D) All the above
  • 129 The Non-Cooperation Movement was suspended in February 1922 on account of?

    (A) the Chauri Chaura incident
    (B) Hindu Muslim riots
    (C) arrest of Gandhiji and his imprisonment for six years
    (D) all the above
  • 130 The most Important feature of the Government of India Act of 1919 was?

    (A) enlargement of Indian Councils
    (B) provision for direct election
    (C) dyarchy in the Provinces
    (D) All the above
  • 131 The Congressmen who wanted to contest the elections under the Act of 1919 and enter the legislature, formed a party (1923) called?

    (A) Swaraj Party
    (B) Congress Swarajya Party
    (C) Nationalist Party
    (D) Liberal Party
  • 132 The main founder (s) of the Swaraj Party was/were?

    (A) CR Das
    (B) Motilal Nehru
    (C) Madan Mohan Malaviya
    (D) Only A and B
  • 133 The Hindustan Republican Association, subsequently styled as the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) was founded in 1924 by?

    (A) Bhagat Singh
    (B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
    (C) Jogesh Chandra Chatterji
    (D) Sachindra Sanyal
  • 134 In the famous Kakori Conspiracy Case (August 1925) which of the following revolutionaries was not hanged?

    (A) Ram Prasad Bismil
    (B) Asafaqulla Khan
    (C) Snehlata
    (D) Suhasini Sarkar
  • 135 To avenge the brutal lathi charge on Lala Lajpat Rai (October 30, 1928) , which was believed to have caused his death subsequently, who murdered Saunders, the Assistant Superintendent of Police, Lahore?

    (A) Batukeshwar Dutt
    (B) Bhagat Singh
    (C) Chandra Shekhar Azad
    (D) Sachindra Sanyal
  • 136 The revolutionary who was an accused in Lahore Conspiracy Case and who died in Jail after 64 days fast was?

    (A) Jatin Das
    (B) Sukh Dev
    (C) Raj Guru
    (D) Both B and C above
  • 137 Who threw two bombs on the Door of the Central Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929?

    (A) Bhagat Singh
    (B) Batukeshwar Dutt
    (C) Raj Guru
    (D) Both B and C above
  • 138 At midnight on December 31, 1929 who unfuried the tricolor flag on Indian Independence on the banks of the Ravi at Lahore?

    (A) Mahatma Gandhi
    (B) Subhas Bose
    (C) Jawaharlal Nehru
    (D) Motilal Nehru
  • 139 Which of the following was not one of the historic decisions of the Lahore Session (1929) of the Indian National Congress?

    (A) Decision to launch a programme of civil disobedience
    (B) Complete independence (Poorna Swaraj) as the goal of the Indian National Congress
    (C) Decision to observe Januazy 26 as the Poorna Swaraj Day
    (D) To treat the communal problem as a national issue
  • 140 Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement on March 12, 1930 by?

    (A) asking the Viceroy through a letter containing Eleven Points Programme to remove the evils of the British rule
    (B) Dandi March to break the Salt Laws
    (C) asking the people to take Poorna Swaraj Pledge
    (D) launching the non-payment of taxes campaign
  • 141 The Gandhi-lrwin Pact (1931) was vehemently criticised and opposed by the people on the ground that?

    (A) the Civil Disobedience Movement was suspended
    (B) the sufferings of thousands of people in the Civil Disobedience Movement were wasted
    (C) It was contrary to the pledge of the Congress for Poorna Swaraj
    (D) Gandhi did nothing to save the lives of Bhagat Singh; Sukh Dev and Raj Guru who had been awarded the death sentence
  • 142 On September 20, 1932 Mahatma Gandhi began a fast unto death in Yeravada Jail against?

    (A) British repression of thesatyagrahis
    (B) Violation of the Gandhi-Irwin pact
    (C) Communal Award of Ramsay McDonald
    (D) All the above
  • 143 Mahatma Gandhi broke his epic fast unto death on September 26, 1932 after the Poona Pact, which provided for?

    (A) common electorate for all Hindus
    (B) reservation of 48 seats for the depressed classes in different provincial legislatures
    (C) reservation of 18 per cent of the seats in the Central Legislature
    (D) All the above
  • 144 The Civil Disobedience Movement was suspended after the Gandhi-Irwin Pact. Why did the Congress decide to resume the movement In January 1932?

    (A) Failure of the Second Round Table Conference
    (B) Repudiation of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact by the British Government
    (C) British policies of repression
    (D) All the above
  • 145 In May 1933, Mahatma Gandhi began a fast of 21 days?

    (A) to appeal to the Hindus to throw open the temples and public wells to the Harijans
    (B) to launch a campaign against untouchability
    (C) for his own purification and that of his associates for greater commitment to the cause of the Harijans
    (D) For all the above
  • 146 On account of severe British repression the Civil Disobedience movement was again suspended In July 1933 and people were asked to offer Satyagraha?

    (A) individually
    (B) in groups
    (C) locally
    (D) against liquor shops
  • 147 In 1934 Mahatma Gandhi withdrew from active politics and even resigned his membership of the Congress because?

    (A) of the failure of the Civil Disobedience Movement
    (B) the political climate of India was unsuitable for any political movement
    (C) he wanted to devote himself fully to constructive programme and Harijan welfare
    (D) of his opposition to the desire of congressmen to enter legislatures under the Government of India Act of 1935
  • 148 The first constitutional measure Introduced by the British in India which worked till the framing of the Indian Constitution was?

    (A) the Act of 1919
    (B) the Act of 1935
    (C) Indian Independence Bill
    (D) Cabinet Mission Plan
  • 149 The Golden Jubilee of the Indian Rational Congress (1885- 1935) fell in 1935, which was observed during the session held at?

    (A) Karachi
    (B) Lucknow
    (C) Faizpur
    (D) Nowhere
  • 150 The most important feature of the Government of India Act of 1935 was?

    (A) proposed All India Federation
    (B) Bicameral Legislature
    (C) Provincial Autonomy
    (D) Communal representation

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