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INDIAN FREEDOM STRUGGLE-II (1917 1947)


Max. Marks : 40
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4.


No. of Qs. 20

Time : 30 min.

Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct?


1. Tinkathia system was an agreement between European
planters and cultivators of Champaran which forced
cultivators to cultivate indigo in 1/20th of their land
holdings
2. By the end of the 19th century, German synthetic dyes
forced indigo out of the market and became a reason
for Champaran Satyagraha.
Select the answer from the codes given below :
(a) 1 and 2 both
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 only
(d) None
What was the contribution of Alluri Sitaram Raju in Indian
National Movement?
(a) He was a key coordinator in combining NonCooperation Movement and Khilafat Movement.
(b) He organised tribals in Andhra and Combining
their demands with those of the Non-cooperation
Movement
(c) He led movement against caste system in South
India
(d) He was a main leader in temple-entry movement in
Kerala
What were the programmes of Non-Cooperation
Movement?
1. Boycott elections under the Government of India Act,
1919.
2. Boycott and violate the laws of the land
3. Boycott law courts
4. Boycott government schools and colleges
Select the answer from the codes given below :
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Swaraj Party walked out from the council in 1930 in
response to
(a) Communal riots among Hindu-Muslims
(b) Lahore Resolution of the Congress
(c) First Round Table Conference

Date : ........./......../................


(d) Defeat in most of the provinces
5. Match the following

List-I
List II

(A) Aurobindo Ghosh
(i) Delhi conspiracy case

(B) Rajguru
(ii) Alipore conspiracy case

(C) Nalini Gupta
(iii) Lahore conspiracy case

(D) Sachin Sanyal
(iv) Kanpur conspiracy case

Select the answer from the codes given below :
A B C D
(a) i ii iii iv
(b) iv iii ii i
(c) ii iii iv i
(d) iii i
ii iv
6. Which of the following statement(s) about recommendation
of whitley commission is / are correct?

1. Adoption of standard wages in jute industries

2. Formation of committees to promote cordial relations
between the employees and the employers

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both
(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only
(d) None
7. Which of the following were the recommendations of Simon
Commission Report?

1. It proposed separate electorate for depressed classes

2. It recommended scrapping of dyarchy in the
provinces

3. It recommended the establishment of responsible
government at the centre

4. It argued that the ultimate character of the Indian
government had to be federal

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4 only
8. Which of the following was not a recommendation of Nehru
Report?

(a) Universal adult suffrage

(b) Bi-cameral legislature-senate

(c) Complete independence of India

(d) 19-point fundamental rights

9.

Which of the following classes were included in the GandhiIrwin Pact?



1. Release of all prisoners who are undergoing sentences
due to their activities in Civil Disobedience Movement

2. The government would withdraw all ordinances issued
to curb the Congress

3. The government conceded the right to make salt for
consumption of villages along with the coast

4. The Congress agreed in-principle to the Mac Donald
Award

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only
10. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct?

1. Subhash Chandra Bose became president of the
Congress in 1938 and 1939

2. He formed the Forward Bloc in 1936.

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both
(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only
(d) None
11. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct about
Independence for India League?

1. It was launched by S.A. Dange and M.N. Roy

2. Its main objective was to establish an Indian republic
on socialist lines

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both
(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only
(d) None
12. Which of the following were the salient features of the
government of India Act, 1935?

1. Provided for bicameral federation legislature

2. Provided provincial autonomy

3. Provided for a federal court

4. Dyarchy in Sind and Orissa was maintained

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
13. Which of the following statement(s) is / are correct?

1. In 1937 provincial elections, the Congress swept polls
in all the provinces.

2. The Hindu Mahasabha ceased to be an important force
in these elections.

Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both
(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only
(d) None
14. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched

(a) Bardoli Andolan
: Sardar Patel

(b) Red Shirt Movement : Abul Kalam Azad

(c) All India Kisan Sabha : Swami Sahajanand

(d) Independence for

India League
: Subhash Chandra Bose

15.




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Which of the following pair(s) is / are correctly matched.
1. Madras Textile Labour Union
: B.P. Wadia
2. Indian Trade Union Federation : Lala Lajpat Rai
3. All India Trade Union Congress : N.M. Joshi
4. Workers and Peasants Party
: C.R. Das
Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

16. The Congress rejected the August offer because


1. There was no suggestion for a national government

2. India had to be the belligerent nation in world war II


Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None

17. What were the points of the Draft Declaration by the cripps
Mission, 1942?

1. To set up Indian Union soon after the war

2. To give India complete independence

3. No partition of India

4. An elected body will be responsible to frame a new


constitution
Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1 and 4 only

18. In 1944, C. Rajagopalachari suggested a formula with a


view to

(a) Settle political issues between, congress and Muslim


league leaders

(b) give procedure for the election of constituent


assembly

(c) to resolve the political deadlock in the country

(d) settle boundaries between two nations after partition

19. Which of the following statement(s) about the Cabinet


Mission plan is / are correct?

1. Idea of Pakistan was recognised

2. No protection was provided to minority communities


except Muslims
Select the answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 both

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None

20. The reason for the defeat of the Indian National Army
was

(a) Weak internal organisation

(b) Death of Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Defeat of Japan in the war

(d) Lack of support from the Congress

HINTS & SOLUTIONS


1. (d) Tinkathia system forced cultivators to cultivate indigo on
3/20th of their land holdings. European planters of Champaran
were keen to release cultivators, so enhanced rent and demanded
other dues as a price for the release. This aroused resentment
among cultivators
2. (b) He was instrumental in expanding Non-cooperation
Movement in the Andhra delta. He raised the demands of tribals
by mobilizing the masses.
3. (b) The main aim of the Non-Cooperation Movement was to
boycott law courts, government institutions including school
and colleges, foreign goods and renunciation of Government
titles. They boycotted elections in 1920 even though the move
was opposed by Chittaranjan Das.
4. (b) Lahore Resolution of the Congress declared complete
Independence as its goal. The Congress had also planned to
launch civil disobedience movement. Swarajists moved out of
the council to contribute in National Movement.
5. (c) In Kanpur case, British government started the case against
four communists including Nalini Gupta for conspiring against
British government. Sachin Sanyal was accused of attempting
Lord Hardinge in Delhi and Rajguru of assassinating Saunders
in Lahore.
6. (a) It was 11 member commission including 6 Indian
members. The major recommendations included adoption
of standard wages in jute industries, development of stable
trade unions, formation of work committees maintain cordial
relations between the employees and the employers and
inclusion of all workers in new wage policy.
7. (d) Simon commission recommended reservation of seats
for depressed classes. It declared that the establishment of
responsible government at the centre was to wait indefinitely.
Looking at the diversity of India, it argued that future
government should be federal.
8. (c) Nehru report advocated for constitutional states to India
as the Dominion of British empire. Congress declared complete
independence as its goal for the first time in Lahore session in
1929.
9. (a) Gandhi-Irwin Pact resulted in a political understanding
between the Congress and the government. The movement was
taken back. There was no clause related to Mac Donald Award
as it was declared later.
10. (a) Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as president of the
Congress for the second time in 1939 which was not supported
by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi went on a fast unto
death. Bose quit the Congress and formed the Forward Bloc
in 1939.

11. (c) The league was launched by Jawaharlal Nehru and


Subhash Chandra Bose. Its aim was to fight for complete
independence and a socialist revision of the economic structure
of society.
12. (a) The Act abolished dyarchy in provinces. Sind and Orissa
were created as new provinces. The Princely states were given
disproportionate weightage in Bicameral Federation legislature
and provincial autonomy was recognised to include diverse
voices.
13. (c) The Congress formed government in all the provinces
except Punjab and Bengal. The Muslim league and the Hindu
Mahasabha both wee routed out from their strong holds.
14. (b) Red Shirt Movement was led by Abdul Gaffar Khan. Under
him, the Pathans organised the society of Khudai Khidmatgars
known popularly as Red Shirts. They supported the Civil
Disobedience Movement and pledged to non-violence and the
freedom struggle.
15. (b) Indian Trade Union Federation was formed in 1929 by
the moderate faction of the AITUC. The Communist groups
organized themselves into the Workers and Peasants Party in
1927 under the leadership of S.A. Dange, Muzaffar Ahmed and
P.C. Joshi.
16. (b) The Congress rejected the August offer because no time
frame was provided to form a national government and the offer
encouraged the anti-congress forces like the Muslim League.
17. (d) According to declaration, Indian Union would have
dominion status with power to secede from the commonwealth.
Pakistan was conceded in principle. It was declared that any
province may opt out of the Indian Union.
18. (c) Rajaji Formula aimed at ending the deadlock between the
Congress and the Muslim League. He urged the Muslim League
to cooperate with the congress in the formation of provisional
interim government. Issues regarding partition to be taken later.
19. (c) In the Cabinet Mission plan, Idea of Pakistan was not
accepted. Certain safeguards were provided to minorities but
they were not amply provided to other minorities in the same
way as Muslim got.
20. (c) Indian National Army (INA) accompanied the Japanese
Army in the Imphal campaign. The campaign failed and the
Japanese retreated at many fronts. Japan lost the war and INA
finally surrendered in mid-1945.