WBCS Prelims 2015 Indian National Movement Question and Solution



  In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2015, total of 40 questions was asked from Indian National Movement.

1. In which year did the Cabinet Mission come to India?

[A]  1942

[B]  1945

[C]  1946

[D] 1947

Correct Answer: [C]  1946

2. Which language was replaced by English as the official language for the government of India in 1835 ?
[A]  Arabic   

[B]  Persian

[C]  Turkish  

[D] Urdu

Correct Answer: [B]  Persian

3. What was the effective date of the partition of Bengal?

[A]  October 16, 1905       

[B]  March 29, 1901      

[C]  July 22, 1911     

[D] August 14, 1946

Correct Answer: [A]  October 16, 1905       

4. During the uprising of 1857, which part of India was largely unaffected ?

[A]  Bengal 

[B]  Punjab  

[C]  Awadh    

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [B]  Punjab  

5. When and where was the ‘Gadar Party’ founded ?

[A]  America, 1913        

[B]  England, 1917      

[C]  Denmark, 1921       

[D] Scotland, 1925

Correct Answer: [A]  America, 1913        

6. When was the Hindu Widow Remarriage Act passed?

[A]  1856

[B]  1817

[C]  1838

[D] 1867

Correct Answer: [A]  1856

7. Who passed the ‘Vernacular Press Act’?

[A]  Lord Lytton       

[B]  Lord Dalhousie        

[C]  Lord Wellesley       

[D] Lord Curzon

Correct Answer: [A]  Lord Lytton       

8. The major difference between the moderates and the extremists in the Congress session of 1907 was regarding

[A]  Satyagraha 

[B]  Swaraj  

[C]  Education    

[D] Boycott

Correct Answer: [B]  Swaraj  

9. Who among the following was not associated with the Home Rule movement ?
[A]  Annie Besant        

[B]  Tilak

[C]  M.A. Jinnah        

[D] Manulana Azad

Correct Answer: [D] Manulana Azad

10. When the Muslim League was established?

[A]  1901

[B]  1906

[C]  1910

[D] 1915

Correct Answer: [B]  1906

11. Who introduced the system of Civil Services?

[A]  Lord Hardinge       

[B]  William Bentinck       

[C]  Warren Hastings       

[D] Lord Dalhousie

Correct Answer: [D] Lord Dalhousie

12. Who was the defence lawyer at the INA trials of 1946 ?

[A]  Jawaharlal Nehru      

[B]  Bhulabhai Desai       

[C]  Tejbahadur Sapru       

[D] All of the above

Correct Answer: [D] All of the above

13. Who was Titumir? The leader of

[A]  Wahabi Movement        

[B]  Faraji Movement      

[C]  Sepoy Mutiny       

[D] Indigo Revolt

Correct Answer: [A]  Wahabi Movement        

14. Who introduced the railways and telegraphs in India ?

[A]  Lord Dalhousie        

[B]  Lord Canning       

[C]  Lord Hardinge      

[D] Lord Ripon

Correct Answer: [A]  Lord Dalhousie        

15. Who was referred to by Lord Mountbatten as the ‘one man frontier army”?

[A]  Abdul Ghaffar Khan     

[B]  Subhas Chandra Bose       

[C]  Sarat Bose      

[D] M.K. Gandhi

Correct Answer: [A]  Abdul Ghaffar Khan     

16. Name one book written by Swami Vivekananda

[A]  Kathamrita 

[B]  Kathamala

[C]  Bartaman Bharat       

[D] A Nation in Making

Correct Answer: [C]  Bartaman Bharat       

17. Which of the following upheavals took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857?

[A]  Pabna Riots       

[B]  Indigo Rebellion        

[C]  Sannyasi Rebellion       

[D] Santhal Rebellion

Correct Answer: [B]  Indigo Rebellion        

18. When did the Dandi March take place?

[A]  12th April, 1925      

[B]  7th August, 1942       

[C]  12th March, 1930        

[D] 14th May, 1935

Correct Answer: [C]  12th March, 1930        

19. Tattwabodhini Sabha was founded by

[A]  Debendranath Tagore       

[B]  Sivnath Sastri     

[C]  Keshab Chandra Sen     

[D] Raja Ramohan Roy

Correct Answer: [A]  Debendranath Tagore       

20. Who was the founder of the Indian Association ?

[A]  W.C. Banerjee       

[B]  Surendra Nath Banerjee      

[C]  Lala Lajpat Rai      

[D] Dadabhai Naoraji

Correct Answer: [B]  Surendra Nath Banerjee      

21. When was the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ formed ?

[A]  1st October, 1939      

[B]  10th August, 1940      

[C]  11th May, 1941      

[D] 1st September, 1942

Correct Answer: [D] 1st September, 1942

22. Which English Governor General of India was ‘murdered by a convict in the Andaman Islands

[A]  Clive

[B]  Ripon

[C]  Mayo 

[D] Northbrooke

Correct Answer: [C]  Mayo 

23. When did the Jalianwalabagh Massacre take place ?
[A]  13th April, 1919      

[B]  15th August, 1921    

[C]  21st’April, 1922      

[D] 25th September, 1925

Correct Answer: [A]  13th April, 1919      

24. The Lucknow Pact (1916) was signed by
[A]  The Home Rule League and The Muslim League

[B]  The Swarajya Dal and The Indian National Congress

[C]  The Muslim League and The Indian Association

[D] The Indian National Congress and The Muslim League

Correct Answer: [D] The Indian National Congress and The Muslim League

25. Who was the founder Commander of the Indian National Army (INA) ?

[A]  Rashbehari Bose       

[B]  Capt. Mohan Singh       

[C]  Netaji Subhas Ch. Bose       

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [B]  Capt. Mohan Singh       

26. The Arya Samaj at Bombay was founded in

[A]  1870

[B]  1875

[C]  1876

[D] 1880

Correct Answer: [B]  1875

27. Gandhiji’s famous comment ‘A post dated cheque on a crashing bank’ was delivered during the visit of

[A]  The Simmon Commision       

[B]  The Cabinet Mission       

[C]  The Cripps Mission       

[D] Lord Wavell

Correct Answer: [C]  The Cripps Mission            

28. Who was the founder of the ‘Indian Independence League’?

[A]  Krishna Verma      

[B]  Rashbehari Bose       

[C]  Subhas Chandra Bose       

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [B]  Rashbehari Bose       

29. Who was known as the Liberator of the Press?

[A]  Bentinck 

[B]  Macaulay 

[C]  Hastings 

[D] Metcalfe

Correct Answer: [D] Metcalfe

30. The slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ was given by

[A]  Md. Iqbal        

[B]  Bhagat Singh       

[C]  Subhas Chandra Bose       

[D] Lala Lajpat Rai

Correct Answer: [B]  Bhagat Singh       

31. Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress?

[A]  Annie Besant        

[B]  Vijiay laxmi Pandit       

[C]  Sarojini Naidu       

[D] Aruna Asaf Ali

Correct Answer: [A]  Annie Besant        

32. Who was the main inspirator of the Young Bengal Movement ?
[A]  Rammohan Ray      

[B]  Derozio 

[C]  Debendra Nath Tagore       

[D] David Hare

Correct Answer: [B]  Derozio 

33. Who is called a traditional modernizer?

[A]  Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar      

[B]  Swami Vivekananda       

[C]  Rammohan Roy       

[D] B. G. Tilak

Correct Answer: [A]  Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar      

34. Who was the first President of the Swarajya Party?

[A]  Motiial Nehru       

[B]  C. R. Das      

[C]  Rajendra Prasad      

[D] Rajagopalachari

Correct Answer: [B]  C. R. Das      

35. The Muslim League joined the Interim Government in

[A]  October, 1946      

[B]  November, 1946       

[C]  December, 1946      

[D] January, 1947

Correct Answer: [A]  October, 1946      

36. Simon Commission was appointed for

[A]  Indian Constitutional Reforms        

[B]  Administrative Reforms

[C]  Educational Reforms       

[D] Jail Code Reforms

Correct Answer: [A]  Indian Constitutional Reforms        

37. Partition of Bengal was withdrawn in

[A]  1905

[B]  1906

[C]  1911

[D] 1909

Correct Answer: [C]  1911

38. In which year the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi ?

[A]  1905

[B]  1911

[B]  1931

[D] 1947

Correct Answer: [B]  1911

39. In the Tripuri session whom did Subhas Bose defeat to become the Congress President ?

[A]  Pattabhi Sitaramayya      

[B]  Rajendra Prasad       

[C]  Maulana Azad       

[D] Jawaharlal Nehru

Correct Answer: [A]  Pattabhi Sitaramayya      

40. When the Pakistan Resolution was formally passed ?

[A]  1906

[B]  1909

[C]  1916

[D] 1940

Correct Answer: [D] 1940

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