UPSC question paper – 2006 – 2010 –Indian National Movement




#1. Consider the following statements: [2010] 1. The “Bombay Manifesto” signed in 1936 openly opposed the preaching of socialist ideals. 2. It evoked support from a large section of business community from all across India. Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

#2. Who among the following were official Congress negotiators with Cripps Mission ? (2010)

#3. For the Karachi session of Indian National Congress in 1931 presided over by Sardar Patel, who drafted the Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme? [2010]

#4. Consider the following statements : [2010] 1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come to Champaran to investigate the problem of the peasants. 2. Acharya J.B. Kriplani was one of Mahatma Gandhi's colleagues in his Champaran investigation. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

#5. What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi movement (2010)

#6. After Quit India Movement, C. Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled "The Way Out". Which one of the following was proposed in this pamphlet ? (2010)

#7. Four resolutions were passed at the famous Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1906. The question of either retention OR of rejection of these four resolutions became the cause of a split in Congress at the next Congress session held in Surat in 1907. Which one of the following was not one of those resolutions ? (2010)

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

#9. The "Instrument of Instructions" contained in the Government of India Act, 1935 have been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as : (2010)

#10. In the context of the Indian freedom struggle, 16th October 1905 is well known for ................ ? (2009)

#11. Who founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association? (2009)

#12. With which one of the following movements is the slogan “Do or die” associated? (2009)

#13. Which one of the following began with the Dandi March? (2009)

#14. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, why did Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation? (2009)

#15. Who of the following Prime Ministers sent Cripps Mission to India? (2009)

#16. During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali was a major woman organizer of underground activity in:(2009)

#17. Consider the following statements: The Cripps Proposals include the provision for 1. Full independence for India. 2. Creation of constitution-making body. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2009)

#18. In the ‘Individual Satyagraha’, Vinoba Bhave was chosen as the first Satyagrahi. Who was the second? (2009)

#19. Assertion (A): The Congress Ministries in all the provinces resigned in the year 1939. Reason (R): The Congress did not accept the decision of the Viceroy to declare war against Germany in the context of the Second World War. (2008)

#20. Who among the following wrote the poem, Subh-e Azadi? (2008)

#21. Where was the First Session of the Indian National Congress held in December 1885? (2008)

#22. Which one of the following was a journal brought out by Abul Kalam Azad? (2008)

#23. Who among the following Gandhian followers was a teacher by profession? (2008)

#24. Who was the Viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was passed? (2008)

#25. Who among the following used the phrase ‘UN-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India? (2008)

#26. Who gave a systematic critique of the moderate politics of the Indian National Congress in a series of articles entitled New Lamps for Old? (2008)

#27. 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]

#28. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who of the following raised an army called ‘Free Indian Legion’? (2008)

#29. Who among the following rejected the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India? (2008)

#30. The song ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ written during the Swadeshi Movement of India inspired the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and was adopted as the National Anthem of Bangladesh. Who wrote this song? (2007)

#31. At which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India? (2007)

#32. Which one of the following aroused a wave of popular indignation that led to the massacre by the British at Jallianwala Bagh? (2007)

#33. 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)

#34. Which Portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946? (2006)

#35. Consider the following statements about Madam Bhikaji Cama: 1. Madam Cama unfurled the National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Paris in the year 1907. 2. Madam Cama served as private secretary to Dadabhai Naoroji. 3. Madam Cama was born to a Parsi. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? (2006)

#36. Under whose presidency was the Lahore session of the Indian Congress held in the year 1929, wherein a resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British? (2006)


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