Indian Independence Quiz -General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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1. Who was the Governor General of India when the first war of India’s independence broke out in 1857?
Lord Canning

2.The first session of the Indian National Congress was presided over by:
Womesh Chander Banerjee

3. Who set up the Indian Independence League?
Rash Bihari Bose

4. Who once remarked“ Nehru is patriot while Jinnah is a Politician”
Mohammed Iqbal

5. Where was the Civil disobedience movement launched in1922?

6. When was the Non-Cooperation movement suspended?

7. Which movement marked Gandhiji’s entry into national politics?
Champaran Movement

8. The first weekly paper published by the Indian National Congress in 1889?
Voice of India

9. Who is the founder of Ghadar party?
Lala Hardayal

10. Name of the commission which was appointed by the British Government to probe the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?
The Hunter Commission.

11. Who was the first to describe the mutiny of 1857 as the first war of independence?
Vinayak Samodar Savarkar

12. Who was elected as the President of All India Khilafat Conference held in Delhi in 1919?
Mahatma Gandhi

13.Which renowned musician sung the famous song “Raghupathi Raghav Rajaram” during the Dandi march?
Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

14.Who founded the “All India Harijan Samaj” in 1932?
Mahatma Gandhi

15. Who gave the slogan “Dilli Chalo” or “Marchto Delhi”?
Subhash Chandra Bose

16. Who presided over the Cabinet Mission?
Sir. P.Lawrence

17. In which session of Indian National Congress, the moderates and extremists sections of congress reunited?
1916 Lucknow

18. When was the English East India Company established?
1600 A.D

19. Which incident provoked Gandhiji to suspend the Civil Disobedience Movement?
Chauri Chaura incident

20. Who wrote the book “India’s First War of Independence”?
Vinayak Samodar Savarkar

21. What was the agenda of the Round Table Conference (1930-1932)?
Discuss the Simon Commission Report

22. At which session of the Indian National Congress was “Vande Mataram” sung for the firsttime?
1896 Session

23. Who gave the slogan” Give me blood and I promise you freedom”?
Subhash Chandra Bose

24. When did the Government of the English East India Company come to anend?
1858 A.D

25. Where did the Congress Working committee first accept the idea of the Quit India Movement?

26.When did Indian National Congress adopt the resolution of “self Government” for the first time?

27. Which leader died on the day the Non cooperation movement was launched in1920?
Bal Gangadhar Tilak

28. In 1938, Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the president of Indian National Congress defeating Gandhiji’s candidate. Who was this candidate?
Pattabhi Sita Ramayya

29. Who is the only Keralite to become the President of Indian National Congress?
Chettur Sankaran Nair

30.Which year onwards Gandhi Jayanthi is celebrated as international nonviolence day?

31. The only national leader who was infavour of the Cripp’s plan and the acceptance of the principle of Pakistan?

32. Which session of Indian National Congress passed resolution on national economic programme and on fundamental rights and duties?
Karachi session of 1931

33.Who was proclaimed as the emperor of India during the great Indian Mutiny of 1857?
Bahadur Shah II
34. When did Indian National Congress adopt a resolution demanding complete independence for the first time?

35. Who was the viceroy of India when Montague- Chelmsford reforms were introduced?
Lord Chelmsford

36. What is the nick name of the English East India Company?
John Company

37. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain during the Revolt of 1857?
Lord Palmerstone

38.Where was the Provisional Government of Independent India (Azad Hind)formed?

39. In which act, the rule of East India Company ended in India?
Govt. of India Act, 1858

40. The Kakinada session of the Indian National Congress, which inspired the launch of the Vaikom Satyagraha , was held in :

41.The Cripps Mission visited India during the regime of :
Lord Linlithgow

42. Who founded the Indian League?
Shishir Kumar Ghose

43. The famous INA trials took place at the Red Fort,Delhi in?

44. Who wrote the book “The origin of the Indian National Congress”?
Pattabhi Sita Ramayya

45. Who was the leader of the Revolt of 1857 at Jagadishpur?
Kunwar Singh

46. “The congress is in reality a civil war without arms” Who said this?
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

47. The second visit of Simon Commission was in?

48. Name the viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was repealed?
Lord Reeding

49. Who was the president of the Indian National Congress in the Gaya Session of 1922?

50. When did Gandhiji start the Sabarmati Ashram?