India’s Freedom Quiz

By Sujith Mohandas(L&T MHPS)

As we all will be celebrating our 73rd Independence Day on 15th August 2019, lets looks back at our real heroes who not only sacrificed for this great country of ours but also ensured that we remain a democratic country governed by the Constitution of India, which ensures a prosperous living for everyone irrespective of caste, color, creed or religion. They are our real heroes and we should strive to ensure that our country remains the way our heroes dreamt and ensure everyone lives a prosperous life with equality and freedom.

On the coming occasion of our Independence Day, enlightenment presents freedom quiz which will take you back to our freedom struggle and will fill your heart with pride and respect for our real heroes. Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day.

  • 1. When India Get Freedom?
    • A. 15 August 1947
    • B. 14 August 1947
    • C. 26 January 1930
    • D. 26 January 1950

  • 2. Before Independence, there were approximately 568 Princely states in India. Which was the largest Princely State to join the Indian Union?
    • A. Jammu and Kashmir
    • B. Junagarh
    • C. Hyderabad
    • D. Mysore

  • 3. A gifted scholar who was selected to the prestigious ICS, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose later founded his own political party to continue his struggle for the full and immediate independence of India from British rule. Pick the name of this party.
    • A. Gadr Party
    • B. All India Forward Bloc
    • C. INA
    • D. Swaraj Party

  • 4. On April 8, 1929 Bhagat Singh and an accomplice threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall while the Assembly was in session. The bombs did not hurt anyone. After throwing the bombs, Bhagat Singh and the second revolutionary deliberately courted arrest by refusing to run away from the scene. Who was this brave revolutionary?
    • A. Sukhdev
    • B. Batukeshwar Dutt
    • C. Rajguru
    • D. Chandrashekhar Azad

  • 5. Who wrote the Lyrics of the Indian National Anthem?
    • A. Annie Besant
    • B. Ram Prasad Bismil
    • C. Rabindranath Tagore
    • D. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  • 6. Which Indian academician, activist, and social reformer was Mahatma Gandhi’s mentor?
    • A. Ram Manohar Lohia
    • B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • C. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    • D. Gopal Krishan Gokhale

  • 7. Who gave the title “Mahatma” to Gandhi and referred to him as “Maharaj”?
    • A. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
    • B. Lala Lajpat Rai
    • C. Rabindranath Tagore
    • D. Jawahar Lal Nehru

  • 8. In his teens Gandhi had a friend who often told him if he ate meat, he would grow stronger. Gandhi also picked up smoking from him for a while. Later Gandhi wrote a letter to his father and apologized. Who was this friend?
    • A. Ali Zafaria
    • B. Shiekh Mehtab
    • C. Kushal Bhai Patel
    • D. Sakib Gadafi

  • 9. To represent which company’s case did Gandhi go to Durban, South Africa in 1893?
    • A. Oscars, Wilder and Stones Co.
    • B. Bombay Oil Company
    • C. Dada, Abdulla & Co.
    • D. TATA Birla Group

  • 10. At which railway station was Gandhi thrown out of the train on his way to Pretoria?
    • A. Durban
    • B. Pieter Maritzburg
    • C. Natal
    • D. Johannesburg

  • 11. After winning the lawsuit he was representing in South Africa, Gandhi decided to return to India. But someone placed a copy of a journal in his luggage at his farewell party. Reading it, Gandhi dropped the idea and stayed back to work for the Indian community in South Africa. Name the journal.
    • A. The Indian Star
    • B. Natal Mercury
    • C. The Natal & Durban Times

  • 12. On Gandhi’s suggestion, which organization was formed in 1894 by the Indian community in South Africa?
    • A. Transvaal British Indian Association
    • B. Natal Indian Congress
    • C. Hindu Association

  • 13. In 1910, Hermann Kallenbach, a white farmer donated his farm near Johannesburg to Gandhi where he established an ‘ashram’. What was the name of this ‘ashram’?
    • A. Phoenix Settlement
    • B. Tolstoy Farm
    • C. Indian Commune & Association
    • D. Sabarmati Ashram

  • 14. Who advised Gandhi to be on a ‘probation’ period of one year and travel throughout India before leading India’s political movement?
    • A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    • B. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
    • C. Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
    • D. Abul Kalam Azad

  • 15. When did Gandhi take the vow of ‘brahmacharya’ or celibacy for life?
    • A. 1899
    • B. 1906
    • C. 1921
    • D. 1905

  • 16. In 1915, Gandhi was awarded a medal which he returned to the Government in 1920 as a gesture of non-cooperation towards the British Government. Name the medal.
    • A. King George Cross
    • B. Viceroy’s Medal
    • C. Kaiser-i-Hind

  • 17. In May 1916, Gandhi was invited to speak at the laying of the foundation stone of which university?
    • A. Banaras Hindu University
    • B. Jamia Milia Islamia
    • C. Calicut University
    • D. Ram Krishna Mission

  • 18. The book “Unto This Last” greatly captivated and transformed Gandhi. He later translated it into Gujarati. Who was its author?
    • A. John Ruskin
    • B. Ruskin Short
    • C. Lev Tolstoy
    • D. Rudyard Kipling

  • 19. Subhas Chandra Bose was elected president of the Congress in 1938 with Gandhi’s goodwill. He wanted a second term, but Gandhi did not approve of it. Despite this disapproval, Bose fought the election and won, defeating the official candidate by over 200 votes. Gandhi took it as a personal defeat. Who was the defeated candidate?
    • A. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
    • C. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    • D. Mahatma Gandhi

  • 20. Gandhi’s autobiography “The Story of My Experiments with Truth” was originally written in Gujarati. Who translated it into English?
    • A. Mahadev Desai
    • B. M K Patel
    • C. Shankar Lal Shah
    • D. Mahadevi Verma

  • 21. How old was Gandhi when he was shot dead by Nathu Ram Godse on January 30, 1948?
    • A. 78 years
    • B. 81 years
    • C. 75 years
    • D. 72

  • 22. Soon after Independence the Congress president saluted Gandhi as “The maker of freedom achieved in a unique way” and “never before was so great an event consummated with such little bloodshed and violence.” Who was this Congress president?
    • A. Madan Mohan Malviya
    • B. J B Kriplani
    • C. Acharaya Narendra Dev

  • 23. Following his differences with Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose resigned from the presidentship of the India National Congress to form a new party in 1939. Identify the party?
    • A. Forward Bloc
    • B. Indian Socialist Front
    • C. Indian Workers & Peasants Union

  • 24. Who commented, “Mr. Gandhi’s religious and moral views are, I believe, admirable, but I confess that I find it difficult to understand the practice of them in politics.”
    • A. Lord Reading
    • B. Sir Stafford Cripps
    • C. Sir John Simon

  • 25. After Independence in 1947, Gandhi felt the Congress had outlived its usefulness. To keep it away from unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies, Gandhi sketched a draft constitution for the Congress to transform it into a social organization. What was it called?
    • A. Bharat Vikas Sanghatan
    • B. Lok Sevak Sangh
    • C. Lok Vikas Sangh

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