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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2011- 2015- Indian National Movement

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Indian National Movement from the year 2011 – 2015 with answers.

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#1. Consider the following statements [2015] 1. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu. 2. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

#2. Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930? (2015)

#3. 166. With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/ are correct? [2015] 1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the 'Sedition Committee'. 2. In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League. 3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha. Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#4. With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements: [2015] 1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes. 2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of proletariat. 3. It advocated separate electorate for minorities and oppressed classes. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

#5. Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of 'moderates' and 'extremists'? (2015)

#6. The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the (2014)

#7. Quit India Movement was launched in response to (2013)

#8. The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because (2013)

#9. Annie Besant was [2013 ] 1. responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement 2. the founder of the Theosophical Society 3. once the President of the Indian National Congress Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.

#10. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for (2013)

#11. The Rowlatt Act aimed at (2012)

#12. (c) 1 and 3 (d) None of the above 157. Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919 ? [2012] 1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces 2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims 3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#13. (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 156. The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because [2012 ] 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence 2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session 3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#14. Consider the following statements : The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he [2012 ] 1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British 2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians 3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#15. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because (2012)

#16. Which of the following parties were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar? [2012 ] 1. The Peasants and Workers Party of India 2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation 3. The Independent Labour Party Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#17. During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed. What was the reason for its formation? (2012)

#18. The Congress ministries resigned in the seven provinces in 1939, because (2012)

#19. With reference to the period of Indian freedom struggle, which of the following was/were recommended by the Nehru report ? 1. Complete Independence for India. 2. Joint electorates for reservation of seats for minorities. 3. Provision of fundamental rights for the people of India in the Constitution. [2011 ] Select the correct answer using the codes given below

#20. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Usha Mehta is well-known for ? (2011)

#21. Mahatma Gandhi said that some of his deepest convictions were reflected in a book titled, “Unto this Last’’ and the book transformed his life. What was the message from the book that transformed Mahatma Gandhi ? (2011)

#22. What was the reason for Mahatma Gandhi to organize a satyagraha on behalf of the peasants off Kheda ? 1. The administration did not suspend the land revenue collection in spite of a drought 2. The administration proposed to introduce permanent settlement in Gujarat [2011 ] Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#23. Which one of the following observation is not true about the Quit India Movement of 1942? (2011)

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