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Indian National Movement - General Awareness Questions with Answers for Civil Services Exam

41 Which of the following factors influenced the British to transfer power to the Indians?
A The Indian armed forces could no longer be relied upon for their loyalty to the British
B Revolutionary activities had affected law and order system
C Large scale labour unrest and hostile public mood
D The second world war had weakened Britain economically and politically

Answer: Option [D]
42 Militant nationalism found expression for the first time on a large scale in the movement against :
A Non-Cooperation Movement
B Official Secret Act
C Partition of Bengal
D Rowlatt Act Agitation

Answer: Option [B]
43 During the Indian Freedom Struggle who of the following raised an army called Free Indian Legion?
A Subhas Chandra Bose
B V. D. Savarkar
C Lala Hardayal
D Rashbehari Bose

Answer: Option [A]
44 “If a God were to tolerate untouchability I would not recognize him as God at all”. These words were spoken by:
A Gandhi
B Tilak
C Vivekananda
D Gokhale

Answer: Option [A]
45 The Cripps Mission failed mainly because :
A there was nothing said about a constitution making body for India
B the Congress was no longer willing to trust the British
C it offered a clear programme for partitioning India
D the Congress demand for effective transfer of power to Indians was not met

Answer: Option [D]
46 Which revolutionary died after a 64-day fast in jail, demanding treatment not as criminals but as political prisoners?
A Pulin Das
B Jatin Das
C Ananta Gupta
D Both (a) and (b)

Answer: Option [B]
47 When Gandhiji was arrested during Salt Satyagraha who took his place as the leader of movement?
A Abdul Kalam Azad
B Abbas Tyyabji
C Sardar Patel
D Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option [B]
48 Consider the following statement and identify with the help of the code given below the Viceroy who made the statement and when :

In my belief, Congress is tottering to its fall one of my great ambitions while in India is to assist it to a peaceful demise.

A Lord Minto, while addressing the Muslim delegation which met him at Simla in 1906
B Lord Dufferin, during the farewell speech at Calcutta
C Lord Curzon, while announcing the partition of Bengal
D Lord Curzon, in a letter to the Secretary of States in 1900

Answer: Option [D]
49 The Royal Indian Navy ratings revolted in February 1946 to protest against :
A the firing on some ratings of the HMS Talwar
B the Government’s suppression of Congress activities
C the punishment meted out to the INA officials
D the treatment meted out to them

Answer: Option [D]
50 The INA trials took place in the :
A Parliament House, Delhi
B Ahmednagar Fort
C Red Fort, Delhi
D Old Secretary, Delhi

Answer: Option [C]


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