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UPSC General Awareness 2017 - Chapter-wise GK Questions and Answers for Prelims Exam

31 The most important feature of the Government of India Act of 1919 was the introduction of :
A Adult franchise
B Separate electorate
C Provincial autonomy
D Dyarchy

Answer: Option [D]

Government of India Act of 1919 was passed on the basis of recommendations of Montford Reforms. It introduced provincial government dyarchy.

32 The Champaran Satyagraha was started by Mahatma Gandhi in the year :
A 1915
B 1917
C 1919
D 1930

Answer: Option [B]

The Champaran Satyagraha of 1917 was the first Satyagraha movement led by Gandhi in India and is considered a historically important revolt in the Indian Independence Movement.

33 The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was :
A Annie Besant
B Sarojini Naidu
C Vijayalakshmi Pandit
D Kasturba Gandhi

Answer: Option [A]

The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Annie Besant in 1917. "Sarojini Naidu" was the first Indian President of the Indian National Congress in 1925.

34 Who was the founder of Muslim League in India?
A Nawab Salimulla
B M.A. Jinnah
C Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
D None of the above

Answer: Option [B]

M.A. Jinnah (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) was the founder of Muslim League in India.

35 Ram Prasad Bismil was associated with
A Kanpur Conspiracy Case
B Meetut Conspiracy Case
C Alipore Bomb Case
D Kakori Conspiracy Case

Answer: Option [D]

Ram Prasad Bismil was associated with Kakori Conspiracy Case.

Ram Prasad Bismil was the famous freedom fighter who was involved in the historic Kakori train robbery. It was political robbery and the incident took place at the small town Karori. The incident of Kakori was conspired because they needed money for revolutionary act against British atrocities.

36 The Chauri-Chaura incident (during Non-Cooperation Movement) relates to :
A a major offensive by underground revolutionaries
B massive police firing on unarmed Satyagrahis
C the burning of a police post by a mob
D large scale looting of government property by Congress workers

Answer: Option [C]

Chauri Chaura is a town in Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh. On 4th February 1922, a mob of peasants participating in the Non-Cooperation Movement (1920-1922) clashed with police and set on fire a police station that killed 22 policemen and 3 civilians.

37 The Cripps Mission visited India during the regime of :
A Lord Linlithgow
B Lord Wavell
C Lord Wellington
D Lord Mountbatten

Answer: Option [A]

Cripps Mission came to India in March 1942 to secure Indian cooperation and support for British War Efforts. This mission sought to negotiate an agreement with Indian leaders. It was headed by Sir Stafford Cripps. Lord Linlithgow was the viceroy when the Cripps Mission visited India.

38 Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on :
A January 15, 1919
B April 13, 1919
C August 14, 1919
D July 3, 1919

Answer: Option [B]

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Jallianwala also spelled Jallianwalla, also called Massacre of Amritsar, incident on April 13, 1919, in which British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in an open space known as the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar in the Punjab region (now in Punjab state) of India.

39 Burma was separated from India in :
A 1932
B 1935
C 1937
D 1939

Answer: Option [C]

The British separated Burma Province from British India in 1937 and granted the colony a new constitution calling for a fully elected assembly, with many powers given to the Burmese, but this proved to be a divisive issue as some Burmese felt that this was a ploy to exclude them from any further Indian reforms.

40 Which one of the following suggested the reconstitution of the Viceroy’s Executive Council in which all the portfolios including that of War Members were to be held by the Indian leaders?
A Cabinet Mission
B Cripps Proposal
C Simla Conference
D Simon Commission

Answer: Option [C]

In June 1945 by the Viceroy Lord Wavell in Simla. It is also known as the Wavell Plan.

The Simla Conference of 1945 was a meeting between the Viceroy of India Lord Wavell and the major political leaders of British India at the Viceregal Lodge in Simla.

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