Modern History MCQ (Pages :52)

  • 151 As a result of the elections held in early 1937 under the Act of 1935 the Congress formed ministries in provinces?

    (A) 7
    (B) 9
    (C) 10
    (D) 8
  • 152 The Congress ministries cave up office in October 1939 over the issue of?

    (A) constant interference by Governors in day-to-day administration
    (B) propaganda of the Muslim League against the Congress
    (C) India having been unwillingly dragged into the Second World War
    (D) failure of the British to define their war aims
  • 153 At the historic Tripuri Session of the Congress (March 1939) Subhas Bose defeated Mahatma Gandhi's official candidate for the Presidentship of the Congress. Who was Gandhiji's nominee?

    (A) Abdul Kalam Azad
    (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
    (C) Pattabhi Sitaramayya
    (D) Vallabhbhai Patel
  • 154 On account of his differences with Gandhiji, Sub has Bose resigned the Presidentship of the Congress (April 1939) and organised a new party called?

    (A) Congress Socialist Party
    (B) Azad Hind Fauz
    (C) Congress Liberal party
    (D) Forward Block
  • 155 The day (December 22, 1939) the Congress Ministries resigned in the Provinces the, Muslim League observed?

    (A) Deliverance Day
    (B) Direct Action Day
    (C) Victory Day
    (D) Alliance Day
  • 156 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, better known as Frontier Gandhi, organised the Red Shirt Movement in the North- West Frontier Province (NWFP) for?

    (A) countering the communal propaganda of the Muslim League
    (B) establishing separate Pakhtoonistan
    (C) social and religious reforms
    (D) All the above
  • 157 The members of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan's Red Shirt Movement were known as?

    (A) Khidmatgars (Servants)
    (B) Insan-i-Khidmatgar (Servants of the people)
    (C) Khuda-i-Khidamatgar (Servants of God)
    (D) Angels of Freedom
  • 158 The Frontier Gandhi actively participated in?

    (A) Khilafat Movement
    (B) Non-Cooperation Movement
    (C) Civil Disobedience Movement
    (D) All the above
  • 159 The first definite and forceful expression of the concept of a separate homeland for the Muslims came from (or the Cather of the idea of Pakistan was)?

    (A) Sir Mohammad Iqbal
    (B) Rahmat Ali
    (C) MA Jinnah
    (D) Liaqat Ali
  • 160 The Muslim League demanded creation of Pakistan (Pakistan Resolution) in its session held on March 24, 1940 at?

    (A) Karachi
    (B) Lahore
    (C) Islamabad
    (D) Aligarh
  • 161 Azad Hind Fauz or the Indian National Army (IRA) was founded by?

    (A) Subhash Bose
    (B) Rash Behari Bose
    (C) General Mohan Singh
    (D) Shah Nawaz
  • 162 The INA was largely composed of?

    (A) Indian Revolutionaries
    (B) Overseas Indians
    (C) Indian Prisoners of war under the Japanese
    (D) Deserters from the British Indian Army
  • 163 Subhash Bose established the Provisional Government of Free India at?

    (A) Berlin
    (B) Bangkok
    (C) Singapore
    (D) Tokyo
  • 164 Subhash Bose selected the best soldiers from the three existing brigades (named after Gandhi, Azad and Nehru) and organised a new brigade which the soldiers themselves called?

    (A) Himalayan Brigade
    (B) Swatantra Bharat Brigade
    (C) Bhagat Singh Brigade
    (D) Subhash Brigade
  • 165 In March 1942, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill appointed the Cripps Mission to resolve Indian political crisis because?

    (A) he was under pressure from the US President Roosevelt
    (B) of the gravity of the Japanese war menace on India's borders
    (C) Both A and B
    (D) of INA’s initial success on India's eastern borders
  • 166 Kasturba Gandhi died in detention (in 1944) at?

    (A) Yeravada Jail
    (B) Ahmedabad Prison
    (C) Aga Khan Palace
    (D) Ahmednagar Fort
  • 167 In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi resolved to wear only a loin cloth to propagate home spun cotton to signify?

    (A) the poverty of the Indian people
    (B) the ruin of India's handloom textiles
    (C) his identification with the Indian people
    (D) his resolve to wear tailored clothes only when India became independent
  • 168 The Working Committee of the Congress passed the Quit India resolution on?

    (A) July 14; 1942
    (B) August 10; 1942
    (C) August 8; 1942
    (D) June 30; 1942
  • 169 Which of the following was not one of the points stressed by Mahatma Gandhi while exhorting the people to join the Quit India Movement?

    (A) Forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims and think of yourselves as Indians only.
    (B) our quarrel is not with British people; we fight their imperialism and we must purge ourselves of hatred.
    (C) Feel from today that you are a free man and pot a dependent. Do or die. Either free India or die in the the attempt.
    (D) Freedom of India is an end that will purify all means employed to achieve it.
  • 170 The Simla Conference called by Viceroy Lord Wavell (to discuss the so-called Wavell Plan) in June 1945 failed on account of?

    (A) Jinnah's demand that the Muslim League alone would nominate Muslim members to the Executive Council
    (B) the demand of the Congress to include the members of all communities in their quota to the Executive Council
    (C) the demand of the Scheduled Castes to reserved seats in the Executive Council in Proportion to their population
    (D) All the above
  • 171 The famous 'Ratings Mutiny' (Revolt of a section of Indian soldiers serving In the Royal Indian Navy) in Bombay in February 1946 was calmed down largely by the efforts of?

    (A) Mahatma Gandhi
    (B) C Rajagopalachari
    (C) Jawahar Lal Nehru
    (D) Vallabhbhai Patel
  • 172 Which of the following was not one of the recommendations of the Cabinet Minion (1946) about the Constitution of India?

    (A) There should be a Union of India embracing both British India and the States
    (B) The Muslim majority provinces should be separately constituted into a Union of Pakistan
    (C) The provinces should enjoy autonomy for all subjects and should be free to form groups
    (D) Three basic Groups proposed by the Mission were Group A (Hindumajority Provinces) Group B (Muslim-majority Provinces) and Group C (Bengal and Assam)
  • 173 Mahatma Gandhi spent a year of complete silence in 1926 to?

    (A) consolidate Khadi programme
    (B) work for harijan welfare
    (C) cl do penance for Chauri-Chaura violence
    (D) write his autobiography
  • 174 The Muslim League withdrew its acceptance of the Cabinet Minion Plan and decided to resort to Direct Action Day on?

    (A) August 16; 1946
    (B) September 2; 1946
    (C) October 15; 1946
    (D) July 29; 1946
  • 175 On the Direct Action Day unprecedented bloodshed took place (as a result of Hindu-Muslim riots) in?

    (A) Dacca
    (B) Calcutta
    (C) Delhi
    (D) Meerut and Karachi
  • 176 The Interim Government which took office on September 2, 1946 was headed by?

    (A) Rajendra Prasad
    (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
    (C) Vallabhbhai Patel
    (D) C Rajagopalachari
  • 177 After the elections to the Constituent Assembly were held in July 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time in New Delhi on?

    (A) December 9; 1946
    (B) January 15; 1947
    (C) February 10; 1947
    (D) August 15; 1947
  • 178 British Prime Minister Attlee made the historic announcement of the end of British rule in India (and transfer of power to responsible Indian hands by a date not later than June1948) on?

    (A) May 16; 1946
    (B) February 20; 1947
    (C) March 10; 1946
    (D) December 31; 1946
  • 179 India was partitioned as a consequence of the formula contained in?

    (A) Cabinet Mission Plan
    (B) Attlee's Declaration
    (C) June 3 Plan or Mountbatten Plan
    (D) Both B and C above
  • 180 Why did Mahatma Gandhi ultimately lend his support to the resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee agreeing to the partition of India in spite of his personal, lifelong outspoken disapproval of Pakistan?

    (A) There was no other go after he was presented with a fait accompli
    (B) Jawaharlal Nehru convinced him about the justification in favour of it
    (C) To prevent the loss of prestige of the Congress Ministers who had agreed to the partition
    (D) The problem at home were far too pressing to carp about a minor concession being conceded to the Muslim League

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