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91 “Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.” Who had said these words?
A Mahatma Gandhi
B Lala Lajpat Rai
C Vivekananda
D Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: Option [C]

“Be proud that you are an Indian, proudly claim I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.” said by Vivekananda.

92 The first venture of Gandhi in all-India politics was the :
A Dandi March
B Champaran Movement
C Rowlatt Satyagraha
D Non-Cooperation Movement

Answer: Option [C]

The first venture of Gandhi in all-India politics was the Rowlatt Satyagraha. On 24th February, 1919 at Bombay, Mahatma Gandhi started a campaign and formed a Satyagraha Sabha against the Rowlatt Act. Rowlatt Act permitted few political cases to be tried without juries and allowed internment of suspects without trial.

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93 During the reign of who of the following was Indian National Congress banned and over 1,20,000 person were arrested?
A Lord Linlithgow
B Lord Willingdon
C Lord Irwin
D Lord Reading

Answer: Option [B]

Lord Willingdon served as 22nd Viceroy and Governor General of India from 18 April 1931 to 18 April 1936. Important events of this period include Second and Third Round Table Conferences, relaunching of Civil Disobedience Movement, Communal Award by Ramsay MacDonald (1932), Poona Pact (1932), Government of India Act 1935, and Separation of Burma from India.

94 Which one of the following was not authored by Annie Besant?
A How India Fought for Freedom
B The Case for India
C India Old and New
D The Future of Indian Politics

Answer: Option [C]

India Old and New was not authored by Annie Besant. Annie Besant was a British socialist, theosophist, freemason, women's rights activist, writer, orator, political party member, educationist. Regarded as a champion of human freedom, she was an ardent supporter of both Irish and Indian self-rule.

95 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
A Simla Conference - 1945
B Formation of the Congress Socialist Party - 1931
C Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh - 1931
D Purna Swaraj Resolution - 1930

Answer: Option [B]

Congress Socialist Party(CSP) was founded in 1934

96 Who was named as Mira Ben by Mahatma Gandhi ?
A Maria Montessouri
B Kamla Devi
C Madeline Slade
D Annie Besant

Answer: Option [C]

Madeline Slade was named as Mira Ben by Mahatma Gandhi. Madeleine Slade also known as Mirabehn or Meera Behn, was a British supporter of the Indian Independence Movement who in the 1920s left her home in England to live and work with Mahatma Gandhi.

97 Mahatma Gandhi gave the call ‘Do or Die’ during the :
A Quit India Movement
B Civil Disobedience Movement
C Non-Cooperation Movement
D Khilafat Movement

Answer: Option [A]

Mahatma Gandhi gave the call ‘Do or Die’ during the Quit India Movement. The movement began from Mumbai's Gawalia Tank Maidan also called the August Kranti Maidan on August 8, 1942. Mahatma Gandhi delivered his famous "do or die" speech, which marked the beginning of Quit India Movement.

98 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in the year :
A 1889
B 1899
C 1900
D 1908

Answer: Option [A]

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in November 14, 1889. At the age of fifteen, he went to England and after two years at Harrow, joined Cambridge University where he took his tripos in Natural Sciences.

99 Who was the Chairman of Boundary Commission to define the boundaries of the dominions under the Indian Independence Act of 1947 ?
A Cyril Radcliffe
B Lord Mountbatten
C Stafford Cripps
D Lord Wavell

Answer: Option [A]

Cyril Radcliffe was the Chairman of Boundary Commission to define the boundaries of the dominions under the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Sir Cyril Radcliffe was appointed Chairman of what is known as the Bengal Boundary Commission constituted for dividing Bengal and Assam between the Domin- ions of India and Pakistan.

100 During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who among the following started a journal “The Indian Sociologist”?
A Jatindranath Mukherjee
B Shyamji Krishna Varma
C Bhikaji Cama
D Dadabhai Naoroji

Answer: Option [B]

Shyamji Krishna Varma started a journal “The Indian Sociologist” during the Indian Freedom Struggle. The Indian Sociologist was an Indian nationalist journal in the early 20th century. Its subtitle was An Organ of Freedom, and Political, Social, and Religious Reform.

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