POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 22.07.2020

1.With reference to Bahadur Shah Zafar, which among the following statements is not true?

[A] He was an emperor without empire
[B] He was a warrior without any war experience
[C] Hassan Askari was his spiritual guide
[D] He succeeded to the throne in 1845 A.D.

Correct Answer: D [He succeeded to the throne in 1845 A.D.]

Bahadur Shah Zafar was the successor to his father, Akbar II upon his death on 28 September 1837. During the time of the revolt of 1857, he was declared as the Emperor of India. The company forces led by Major William Hodson captured him. In 1862, at the age of 87 he died while in exile in Rangoon.

2.Hind Swaraj, a book by Mahatma Gandhi in 1909 was originally written in __?

[A] Hindi
[B] Urdu
[C] Gujarati
[D] English

Correct Answer: C [Gujarati]

Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule was written by Gandhiji in 1909 in his native language, Gujarati while traveling from London to South Africa. In the year 1910, it was banned by the British on the ground of seditious text.

3.Which among the following marks Mahatma Gandhi’s first fast unto death?

[A] Kheda Satyagraha
[B] Champaran Satyagraha
[C] Ahmedabad Mill Strike
[D] Jallianwala Bagh tragedy

Correct Answer: C [Ahmedabad Mill Strike]

In March 1918, under the leadership of Gandhi, there was a strike in the cotton mills in Ahmedabad. It was at this juncture that Gandhi began the ‘first’ of his seventeen ‘fasts unto death’ on 15 March, 1918

4.Who is known as Father of Indian Unrest ?

[A] Dadabhai Nauroji
[B] G. K. Gokhale
[C] Mahatma Gandhi
[D] Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Correct Answer: D [Bal Gangadhar Tilak]

Bal Gangadhar Tilak joined congress in 1890. Valentine Chirol called him “Father of Indian Unrest”, who first of all demanded complete “Swarajya”.

5.Who among the following was not one of the founding fathers of the All India Muslim League ?

[A] Nawab Moshin-ul-Mulk
[B] Maulana Abul KalamAzad
[C] Aga Khan
[D] Nawab Salimullah of Dacca

Correct Answer: B [Maulana Abul KalamAzad]

In Dec. 1906 “All India Muslim League” was set up under the leadership of Aga Khan, Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dacca and Nawab Mohsin-ul Mulk at Dacca. The League supported the Partition of Bengal and opposed the Swadeshi Movement and demanded the special safeguards for its community and separate electorate of Muslims.

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