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Indian History Quiz

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Indian History Quiz

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Question 1
Who was the viceroy at the time of Quit India Movement ?
A
Lord Irwin
B
Lord Wavell
C
Lord Mountbatten
D
Lord Linlitgow
Question 1 Explanation: 
Quit India Movement started on 8th August 1942. Lord Linlitgow was the viceroy during the period of 1936 to 1943
Question 2
Which of the following territories was not affected by the revolt of 1857 ?
A
Jhansi
B
Delhi
C
Lucknow
D
Jodhpur
Question 2 Explanation: 
Big level revolt never happened in jodhpur, udaipur, jaipur, neemach etc.
Question 3
Chanakya was also known as
A
Bhattasvamin
B
Rajasekhara
C
Vishnugupta
D
Visakhadatta
Question 3 Explanation: 
Chanakya was also known as Vishnugupta
Question 4
What was the purpose of Simon Commission?
A
Educational reforms
B
Integrating the princely states
C
Dominion status discussions
D
Reviewing political reforms
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Simon Commission was a group of 7 MPs from Britain who was sent to India in 1928 to study constitutional reforms and make recommendations to the government. The Commission was originally named the Indian Statutory Commission. It came to be known as the Simon Commission after its chairman Sir John Simon.
Question 5
Who was the president of Lahore session of 1929 ?
A
Chittaranjan Das
B
Lala Lajpat Rai
C
Jawaharlal Nehru
D
Motilal Nehru
Question 5 Explanation: 
At the 1929 Lahore session of the Indian National Congress, the resolution of Poorna Swaraj or complete independence was taken up. It was also decided that the Congress would boycott the Round Table Conference being held in London and observe 26 January 1930 as the first independence day of India.
Question 6
On behalf of Mahatma Gandhi, who signed poona pact with BR ambedkar?
A
Jawaharlal Nehru
B
Subhash chandra Bose
C
Madan Mohan Malviya
D
Sarojinli Naidu
Question 6 Explanation: 
The agreement was signed by Pt Madan Mohan Malviya and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and some Dalit leaders at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune, to break Mahathma Gandhi's fast unto death.
Question 7
Which treaty led to East India company to obtain diwani rights of entire Bengal?
A
Alinagar
B
Allahabad
C
Mangalore
D
Banaras
Question 7 Explanation: 
Diwani rights, the power to collect revenue and administer Civil cases in Bengal, was granted to the East India Company in 1765 by Shah Alam II, the mughal emperor of Delhi, in return for the districts of Kora and Allahabad and a tribute.
Question 8
What was built by Aurangzeb's son as a tribute to his mother Rabia Durani?
A
Hawa Mahal
B
Bibi ka Maqbara
C
Bara Imambara
D
Gol Gumbaz
Question 8 Explanation: 
Bibi Ka Maqbara, built in 1679, by Aurangzeb's son, a tribute to his mother Begum Rabia Durani. A replica of Taj Mahal.
Question 9
Who is the first Viceroy of India?
A
Lord Canning
B
Lord Curzon
C
Lord Wavell
D
Lord Mountbatten
Question 9 Explanation: 
Lord Canning(1856-1862) was governor general at the time of 1857 revolt. He was Last Governor General and first Viceroy of India.
Question 10
Who is known as "father of Indian Unrest"?
A
Anant Singh
B
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C
Bhagat Singh
D
Dadabhai Naoroji
Question 10 Explanation: 
Valentine Chirol called Bal Gangadhar Tilak 'Father of Indian Unrest'
Question 11
Who was given the title of "The Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity" for being the architect and mastermind of the historic Lucknow Pact?
A
Sir Sayyad Ahmad Khan
B
Fazl-ul-Haq
C
Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
D
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Question 11 Explanation: 
Sarojini Naidu gave Jinnah, the chief architect of the Lucknow Pact, the title of “the Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”.
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