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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 5 – STHAAPNA Series

The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until: [2014 ]

(a) the First World War when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended

(b) King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911

(c) Gandhiji  launched his Civil Disobedience Movement

(d) the Partition of India in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan


What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi movement ? [2010]

(a) The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon

(b) A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak

(c) The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Singh and passing of the Punjab Colonization Bill

(d) Death sentence pronounced on the Chapekar brothers.


The Swadeshi‘ and Boycott‘ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the: (2016)

(a) Agitation against the partition of Bengal

(b) Home rule Movement

(c) Non-cooperation Movement

(d) Visit of the Simon commission to India


The song ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ written during the Swadeshi Movement of India inspired the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and was adopted as the National Anthem of Bangladesh. Who wrote this song?  [2007]

(a)Rajni Kanta Sen

(b)Dwijendralal Ray

(c) Mukunda Das

(d) Rabindranath Tagore


Assertion (A): The basic weakness of the early nationalist movement lay in its narrow social base

Reason (R): It fought for the narrow interests of the social groups which joined it.  [2000]

(a) Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


Which one of the following defines extremist ideology during the early phase of Indian freedom movement?  [1998]

(a) Stimulating the production of indigenous articles by giving them preference over imported commodities

(b) Obtaining self-government by aggressive means in place of petitions and constitutional ways

(c) Providing national education according to the requirements of the country

(d) Organizing coups against the British empire through military revolt


With reference to the period of extremist nationalist movement in India with its spirit of Swadeshi, which one of the following statements is not correct? [2002]

(a) Liaquat Hussain led the Muslim peasants of Barisal in their agitation

(b) In 1889, the scheme of national education was formulated by Satish Chandra Mukherjee

(c) The Bengal National College was founded in 1906 with Aurobindo as the Principal

(d)Tagore preached the cult of Atmashakti, the main plank of which was social and economic regeneration of the villages


The Indian Muslims, in general, were not attracted to the Extremist movement because of :  [1998]

(a) Influence of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

(b) Anti-Muslim attitude of Extremist leaders

(c) Indifference shown to Muslim aspirations

(d) Extremists’ policy of harping on Hindu aspect


Who among the following rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India? [2008]

(a)Motilal Nehru

(b)M G Ranade

(c) G K Gokhale

(d) B G Tilak


Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?  [1998]

  1. Theodore Beck : Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College, Aligarh
  2. Ilbert Bill: Ripon
  3. Pherozeshah Mehta: Indian National Congress
  4. Badruddin Tyabji: Muslims League

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


(a)1, 2, 3 and 4

(b)2 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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