Indian Freedom Struggle I (1857 – 1917) Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

Who was the first Indian to become member of the British Parliament?

a) D.N. Wacha

b) Badruddin Tyabji

c) W.C. Banerjee

d) Dadabhai Naoroji

Answer: (d)

Dadabhai Naoroji was known as the ‘Grand old Man of India’. He is regarded as India’s unofficial Ambassador in England. He was the first Indian to become a member of the British House of Commons.

Question : 2

Lord Curzon is best known for which of the following?

a) Indian Council Act 1892

b) Universities Act 1904

c) Partition of Bengal in 1905

d) Government of India Act 1909

Answer: (c)

Lord Curzon is best known for the partition of Bengal in 1905. The partition of Bengal into two provinces was effected on 4 July 1905. The new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam included the whole of Assam and the Dacca, Rajshahi, and Chittagong divisions of Bengal with headquarters at Dacca.

Though Curzon justified his action on administrative lines, partition divided the Hindus and Muslims in Bengal.

Question : 3

Consider the following statements in regards to the revolt of 1857 in India.

  1. It spread to all the major revolt centres of north India.
  2. In the beginning, the British by the rebels.
  3. South India participated in the revolt on a large scale.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (b)

The revolt of 1857 spread to all the major revolt centres of north India. In the beginning, the British rule was invariably toppled at all the centres by the rebels.

Question : 4

Gopal Krishna Gokhale founded

a) Servants of India Society

b) Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

c) Bombay Presidency Association

d) Land Holders Society

Answer: (a)

Gopal Krishna Gokhale founded the Servants of India Society in Pune, Maharashtra, on June 12, who left the Deccan Education Society to form this association.

Along with him were a small group of educated Indians, as Natesh Appaji Dravid, Gopal Krishna Deodhar, and Anant Patwardhan who wanted to promote social and human development and overthrow the British rule in India.

Question : 5

The first official history of Indian National Congress was written by

a) Dr. R.C. Magumdar

b) Pattabhi Sitaramaya

c) B.N. Pande

d) Dr. Tarachand

Answer: (b)

The first official history of Indian National Congress was written by Pattabhi Sitarammaya.

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