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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 9 – STHAAPNA Series

Assertion (A): The Khilafat movement did bring the urban Muslims into the fold of the National Movement.

Reason (R): There was a predominant element of anti–imperialism in both the National and Khilafat Movement. [1998]

(a) Both A and R are true and 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


Consider the following statements: [1996]

The Non-Cooperation Movement led to :

  1. Congress becoming a mass movement for the first time
  2. Growth of Hindu-Muslims unity
  3. Removal of fear of the British might from the minds of the people
  4. British government’s willingness to grant political concessions to Indians

Out Of these statements:

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

(b) 2 and 3 are correct

(c) 1 and 3 are correct

(d) 3 and 4 are correct


Assertion (A): Gandhi stopped the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922.

Reason (R): Violence at Chauri-Chaura led him to stop the movement[1998]

(a) Both A and R are true and 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


In 1920, which of the following changed its name to Swarajya Sabha ?  (2018)

(a) All India home rule league

(b) Hindu Mahasabha

(c) South Indian liberal Federation

(d) The servants of India society


In October 1920, who headed a group of Indians gathered at Tashkent to set up a communist party of India? [2005]

(a)H.K. Sarkar

(b)P.C. Joshi

(c) M.C. Chagla

(d) M.N. Roy


When Congress leaders condemned the Montagu-Chelmsford Report, many moderates left the party to form the: [2003]

(a) Swarajya Party

(b) Indian Freedom Party

(c) Independence Federation of India

(d) Indian Liberal Federation


During the Indian freedom struggle, who among the following proposed that Swaraj should be defined as complete independence free from all foreign control?  [2004]

(a) Mazharul Haque

(b) Maulana Hasrat Mohani

(c) Hakim Ajmal Khan

(d) Abul Kalam Azad


The Sarabandi (no tax) campaign of 1922 was led by[1996]

(a)Bhagat Singh

(b)Chittaranjan Das

(c) Rajguru

(d) Vallabhbhai Patel


Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because[1998]

(a) There was no Indian member in the Commission

(b) It supported the Muslim League

(c) Congress felt that the people of India are entitled to Swaraj

(d) There were differences among the members


The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because-  [2013]

(a) Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919

(b) Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces

(c) there was no Indian member in the Simon Commission

(d) the Simon Commission suggested the partition of the country.


With reference to Simon Commission’s recommendations, which one of the following statements is correct ? [2010]

(a) It recommended the replacement of diarchy with responsible government in the provinces

(b) It proposed the setting up of interprovincial council under the home department

(c) It suggested the abolition of bicameral legislature at the Centre

(d) It recommended the creation of Indian Police Service with a provision for increased pay and       allowances for British recruits as compared to Indian recruits

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