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Indian Independence Movement - IAS Exam General Knowledge Questions with Answers

71 All the three Round Table Conferences were held in :
A Manchester
B Calcutta
C Bombay
D London

Answer: Option [D]

All the three Round Table Conferences were held in London. The three Round Table Conferences of 1930–1932 were a series of peace conferences organized by the British Government and Indian political personalities to discuss constitutional reforms in India. T

72 The Quit India Movement started at :
A Lahore on July 7, 1942
B Wardha on Aug, 7, 1942
C Bombay on Aug. 8, 1942
D Delhi on Aug. 15, 1942

Answer: Option [C]

On 8 August 1942 at the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the 'Quit India' movement.



73 The Civil Disobedience Movement was led in the North-West Frontier Province by :
A Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
B Dr. M.A. Ansari
C Sewa Singh Thikriwala
D Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah

Answer: Option [A]

The Civil Disobedience Movement was led in the North-West Frontier Province by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. He was the most loyal follower of Gandhi and was called Frontier Gandhi. He began a satyagraha at Peshawar on 23 April 1930.

74 During the freedom struggle, who established ‘The Deccan Educational Society’?
A G.K. Gokhale
B M.G. Ranade
C Dadabhai Naoroji
D B. G. Tilak

Answer: Option [D]

Deccan education society is an organization that runs 43 education establishments in Maharastra, Pune founded by Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

75 Who among the following said “My boy, no, you are an Indian first and then a Muslim”?
A Mohammad Iqbal
B Jawaharlal Nehru
C Syed Ahmad Khan
D Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Answer: Option [D]

Mohammad Ali Jinnah said “My boy, no, you are an Indian first and then a Muslim”. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a barrister, politician and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until the inception of Pakistan on 14 August 1947.

76 Which one of the following events was characterised by Montague as ‘Preventive Murder’?
A Shooting of Curzon-Wythe
B Shooting of the Mahatma
C Massacre of Jallianwala Bagh
D Killing of INA activities

Answer: Option [C]

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919. Michael O'Dwyer, aged 75, was shot dead at a joint meeting of the East India Association and the Central Asian Society in Caxton Hall, London on 13 March 1940, by an Indian revolutionary, Udham Singh, in retaliation for the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.Edwin Montague, condemned O'Dwyer's severity, and called it as “Preventive Murder”.

77 Which is true about Mahatma Gandhi at the time of India’s Independence ?
A the President of the Congress
B not a member of the congress
C the General Secretary of the Congress
D a member of Congress working committee

Answer: Option [B]

Gandhi joined the Indian National Congress and was introduced to Indian issues, politics and the Indian people primarily by Gokhale. Mahatma Gandhi played a pivotal role in the freedom struggle of India. His non violent ways and peaceful methods were the foundation for gaining independence from the British. Entire India was united together in the movement for freedom. Everyone contributed what they could in the freedom struggle. At the time of India’s Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was not a member of the Congress.

78 Who presided over the first session of the All India Kisan Sabha and which day is celebrated as the All India Kishan Day?
A P.G. Joshi and 1st September
B Swami Sahajananda and 1st November
C P.C. Joshi and 1st November
D Swami Sahajanand Saraswati 23rd December

Answer: Option [D]

All these radical developments on the peasant front culminated in the formation of the All India Kisan Sabha at the Lucknow session of the Indian National Congress in April 1936, with Swami Sahajanand Saraswati elected as its first president.

79 During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who of the following started the weekly Yugantar in April 1906?
A Krishna Kumar Mitra and Hemchandra Kanungo
B Aswini Kumar Dutta and Satishchandra Mukherji
C Barindra Kumar Ghosh and Bhupendranath Dutta
D Jnanendranath Basu and Bipin Chandra Pal

Answer: Option [C]

The jugantar party was established in April 1906 by leaders like Aurobindo Ghosh, his brother Barin Ghosh, Bhupendranath Datta, Raja Subodh Mallik. Barin Ghosh and Bagha Jatin were the main leaders. Along with 21 revolutionaries, they started to collect arms, explosives and manufactured bombs.

80 The author of the book ‘Hindu view of Life’ is ?
A Aurobindo Ghosh
B Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
C Jawaharlal Nehru
D Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Answer: Option [B]

The author of the book ‘Hindu view of Life’ is Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and politician who served as the 2nd President of India from 1962 to 1967 and 1st Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962.

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