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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 6 – STHAAPNA Series


Assertion (A): Partition of Bengal in 1905 brought to an end the moderates’ role in the Indian freedom movement.

Reason (R): The Surat session of Indian National Congress separated the Extremists from the Moderates. [1998]

(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


What was the main reason for the split in Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?  (2016)

(a)Introduction Of Communalism into Indian Politics by Lord Minto

(b)Extremists lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government.

(c)Foundation of Muslim League

Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress.


Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of ‘moderates’ and ‘extremists‘? [2015]

(a) Swadeshi Movement

(b) Quit India Movement

(c) Non-Cooperation Movement

(d) Civil Disobedience Movement


The Barrah Dacoity was the first major venture of the revolutionary terrorists of the freedom movement in[1995]



(c) East Bengal

(d) The Madras Presidency


A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of : [2001]

(a) Aga Khan

(b) Ameer Ali

(c) Liaquat Ali Khan

(d) M.A. Jinnah


Who was the leader of the Ghaddar Party?  [1998]

(a) Bhagat Singh

(b) Lala Hardayal

(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(d) V.D. Savarkar


Where were the Ghaddar revolutionaries, who became active during the outbreak of the World War I based?  [2005]

(a)Central America

(b)North America

(c) West America

(d) South America


Annie Besant was [2013]

  1. responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement
  2. the founder of the Theosophical Society
  3. once the President of the Indian National Congress

Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


After returning from South Africa, Gandhiji launched his first successful satyagraha in: (2000) ,(2007)



(c) Champaran

(d) Bardoli


Which of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha?  (2018)

(a)Active all-India participation of lawyers , students and women in the National Movement

(b)Active involvement of Dalit and Tribal communities of India in the National Movement

(c)Joining of peasant unrest to India’s National Movement

(d)Drastic decrease in the cultivation of plantation crops and commercial crops.


Consider the following statements : [2010]

  1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come to Champaran to investigate the problem

of the peasants.

  1. Acharya J.B. Kriplani was one of Mahatma Gandhi’s colleagues in his Champaran investigation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


What is the correct sequence of the following events?  [1998]

  1. Tilak’s Home Rule League
  2. Komagata maru Incident
  3. Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival in India

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


(a)1, 2, 3

(b)3, 2, 1

(c) 2,1, 3

(d) 2, 3, 1

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