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Famous Movements

India's struggle for freedom is full of various movements which were held from time to time. Starting from various tribal and peasant uprisings to the first war of Independence which broke out in 1857 and subsequent movements led by Indian National congress, the conceprt of satyagrah introduced by Gandhiji and other revolutionary movements by revolutionary wing of Nationalists and the military activities of Indian National Army, India's struggle for independence is full of such movements. In fact on March 12, 2005 the nation celebrated 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March to protest against Salt tax imposed by British Government. It is important to be very thorough with all such nationalist movement, their causes and their consequences and also the founders of various political organisations as over the years such questions have been asked time and again. Try this short test on historical movements:

1. Who founded the Indian Home rule society in London which was a centre of revolutionary movement

a. Lala Hardayal
b. Shyamji Krishna Varma
c. Madam Bhikaji
d. Vir Sawarkar


2. What was the reason for Gandhi's Satyagrah of 1919

a. To oppose Rowlatt Bills
b. To denounce Jallianwala Bagh Massacare
c. To seek remission of land revenue for Khaira cultivation
d. To restore the Sultan of Turkey as Khalifa of Islam to his pre World War I status


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3. Who led the Borsad Satyagraha to oppose the tax imposed by Government for extra policing

a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Acharya Narendra Dev
c. Acharya Kriplani
d. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel


4. Which of the following were associated with Kakori conspiracy case

1. Ram Prasad Bismill 2. Rajendra Nath Lahori 3. Roshan Singh 4. Chandra Shekhar Azad 5. M. N. Roy 6. Joglekar

a. 2, 3, 4 and 7
b. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6
c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
d. All of the above


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5. What were the main features of the Gandhiji's Non cooperation movement launched in August 1920? 1. Boycott of Legislature
2. Promotion of Swadeshi
3. Boycott of Law court
4. Boycott of educational institutions
5. Boycott of foreign goods

a. 1, 2, 3 and 5
b. 2, 3, 4 and 5
c. 1, 2, 4 and 5
d. All of the above


6. Which of the following was the leader of the bhoodan Movement

a. Gandhiji
b. Sardar Valabh Bhai Patel
c. Vinoba Bhave
d. Ram manohar Lohia


7. When waas the quit India Movement resolution declared

a. 8th August 1942
9th August 1942
7th August 1942
d. 10th august 1942


8. Which event led Gandhiji to suspend the Non violent Non Cooperation Movement started in 1920

a. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
b. Promise of British Government to grant greater autonomy
c. Violence at Cauri Chaura
d. Lack of suppoert by Indian National congress


9. In which country did Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose first opened the Azad Hind Radio and gave his first broadcast to the nation

a. Germany
b. Russia
c. singapore
d. japan


10. On which day did Gandhiji break the salt law as a part of his civil disobedience movement

a. March 11, 1930
b. March 12, 1930
c. April 5, 1930
d. April 6, 1930


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