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Indian National Movement - General Awareness Questions and Answers for Railway Exam

11 Who among the following led vaikom Satyagraha in 1924 ?
A Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
B K.P. Kesava Menon
C N. Kumaran Asan
D Shri Narayana Guru

Answer: Option [B]

K.P. Kesava Menon was the leader of Vaikom Satyagraha in Kerala in the year 1924. Their demand was the allowing entry of untouchables into the Mandir. Mahatma Gandhi supported this movement.

12 ‘Mahatma’ was added before Gandhiji’s name during :
A Rowlatt satyagraha
B Amritsar session of INC in 1919
C Initial stages of Khilafat movement
D Champaran Satyagraha

Answer: Option [D]

‘Mahatma’ was added before Gandhiji’s name during Champaran Satyagraha

13 The name of the famous person of India who returned the knighthood conferred on him by the British Government as a token of protest against the atrocities in Punjab in 1919 was:
A Syed Ahmed Khan
B Rabindra Nath Tagore
C Ashutosh Mukherjee
D Tej Bahadur Sapru

Answer: Option [B]

Rabindranath Tagore returned the Knighthood title to the British government to protest against the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in which 379 innocent people died at the hands of the British army.

14 M.C. Setalvad, B.N. Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy lyer were distinguished members of the :
A Madras Labour Union
B Swaraj Party
C All India National Liberal Federation
D Servants of India Society

Answer: Option [D]

M.C. Setalvad, B.N. Rao and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer were distinguished members of the Servants of India Society. The Servants of India Society was formed in Pune, Maharashtra, on June 12, 1905 by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. All are related to this organization.

15 At which congress session did Dadabhai Naoroji announce that Swaraj was the goal of India’s political efforts?
A 1906 Calcutta session
B 1905 Banaras session
C 1893 Lahore session
D 1906 Calcutta session

Answer: Option [A]

Under the presidentship of Dadabhai Naoroji, the Calcutta session of congress was held at 1906. In this session, Congress adopted resolution on Partition of Bengal, Self Government (Swaraj), Swadeshi and Boycott. Thus, congress adopted Swaraj as the Goal of Indian people.

16 Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”?
A Mahatma Gandhi
B Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
C Annie Besant
D Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Answer: Option [A]

Mahatma Gandhi said "I therefore, want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn, if it can be had".

17 Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during the Viceroyalty of :
A Curzon
B Ripon
C Lansdowne
D Monto

Answer: Option [A]

The Ancient Monument Preservation Act was passed on 18 March 1904. In this duration, Lord Curzon was the viceroy of British India and the representative of the British crown. This act meant to protect all antiquities related to the ancient past, the monuments of historical significance and consolidated it under the archaeological survey of India.

18 The Haripura Congress (1938) remains a milestone in Indian freedom struggles, because
A of the introduction of the idea of a planning commission
B of the acceptance of the Government of India Act, 1935 by the Congress
C it declared war on the British Empire
D it appointed Jawaharlal Nehru as the future Prime Minister of India

Answer: Option [A]

The Haripura Congress (1938) remains a milestone in Indian freedom struggles, because of the introduction of the idea of a planning commission

19 The birth and death years of Dr. B.R. Ambedker are :
A 1889, 1961
B 1877, 1961
C 1891, 1956
D 1886, 1951

Answer: Option [C]

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, in Mhow, India, and died on December 6, 1956 in New Delhi. He was the leader of the Dalits (Scheduled Castes; formerly called untouchables) and law minister of the government of India (1947–51).

20 Who among the following was elected as the President of All-India Khilafat Conference when it met at Delhi in 1919?
A Shaukat Ali
B M.A. Jinnah
C Mahatma Gandhi
D Motilal Nehru

Answer: Option [C]

Gandhiji was elected president of the All India Khilafat Conference that met at Delhi on 23 November 1919.

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