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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 13 – STHAAPNA Series



Consider the following statements:

On the eve of launch of Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi:

  1. asked the government servants to resign.
  2. asked the soldiers to leave their posts.
  3. asked the Princes of the Princely states to accept the sovereignty of their own people.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?   [2005]

(a)1 and 2

(b)2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


With which one of the following movements is the slogan “Do or die” associated?  [2009]

(a) Swadeshi Movement

(b) Non-Cooperation Movement

(c) Civil Disobedience Movement

(d) Quit India Movement


Quit India Movement was launched in response to-   [2013]

(a) Cabinet Mission Plan

(b) Cripps Proposals

(d) Simon Commission Report

(d) Wavell Plan


Which one of the following observation is not true about the Quit India Movement of 1942 [2011]

(a) It was a non-violent movement

(b) It was led by Mahatma Gandhi

(c) It was a spontaneous movement

(d) It did not attract the Labour class in general


After Quit India Movement, C. Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled “The Way Out”. Which one of the following was proposed in this pamphlet ? [2010]

(a) The establishment of a “War Advisory Council“ composed of representatives of British India and the Indian States.

(b) Reconstitution of the Central Executive Council in such a way that all its members, except the Governor General and the Commander-in-Chief should be Indian leaders.

(c) Fresh elections to the Central and Provincial Legislatures to be held at the end of 1945 and a Constitution making body to be convened as soon as possible.

(d) A solution for the constitutional deadlock.


. The Indian National Army (I.N.A.) came into existence in 1943 in:   [2000]

(a) Japan

(b) Burma

(c) Singapore

(d) Malaya


Assertion (A) : According to the Wavell Plan, the number of Hindu and Muslim members in the Executive Council were to be equal.

Reason (R) : Wavell thought that this arrangement would have avoided the partition of India. [2007]

(a) Both A are 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


Who suggested the reconstitution of the Viceroy Executive Council in which all the Portfolios including that of War Members were to be held by the Indian leaders?   [2008]

(a) Simon Commission

(b) Shimla Conference

(c) Cripps Proposal

(d) Cabinet Mission

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