Q.1 Which of the following princely states was attacked and occupied by India on November 7, 1948?
A. Nawanagar State
B. Palanpur State
C. Bhavnagar State
D. Junagadh State
Correct Answer) D: Junagadh State
Junagarh, a lurking political crisis, a territorial dispute between two neighbours, and a princely state under Indian occupation, as Pakistan has a rightful claim on the territory of 4,000 square miles and a 100-mile coastline along the Arabian Sea with many ports. Junagarh is a district in the Indian state of Gujarat; located on the Kathiawar Peninsula. Junagadh’s accession to Pakistan on September 15, 1947 was the first test of the Indian Independence Act of July 1947, which allowed the princely states to accede to either of the two dominions. Ever since the Indian occupation, royal family legal heir of the princely state has never let their lawful claim of Junagarh being part of Pakistan, as people of Junagarh acceded to Pakistan after partition, but Indian forcibly entered army to occupy the land. Recently, Nawab of Junagarh Mohammad Jahangir Khanji appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to become an ambassador of Junagarh as he did in the case of Kashmir and highlight the issue of liberation of the state from Indian occupation at all international forums.
Q.2 The first movement launched against British in India was:
A. Swadeshi movement
B. Non-Cooperation movement
C. Quit India Movement
D. Khilafat movement
Correct Answer) A: Swadeshi movement
The Swadeshi movement was part of the Indian independence movement and contributed to the development of Indian nationalism. After Partition of Bengal Swadeshi movement was formally started from Town Hall Calcutta on 7 August 1905 to curb foreign goods by relying on domestic production. Start date: August 7, 1905.
Q.3 When Malabar rebellion happened?
Correct Answer) C: 1921
The Malabar rebellion happened from August 20, 1921 to 1922 in the Malabar region of Kerala, India. The Malabar rebellion of 1921 started as a resistance against the British colonial rule in Malabar region of Kerala. The popular uprising was also against the prevailing feudal system controlled by elite Hindus.
Q.4 Who started ''The Indian Home Rule movement'' ?
A. Annie Besant
B. Helena Blavatsky
C. Mabel Collins
D. Alice Bailey
Correct Answer) A: Annie Besant
The Indian Home Rule movement was a movement in British India on the lines of Irish Home Rule movement and other home rule movements. The movement lasted around two years between 1916–1918 and is believed to have set the stage for the independence movement under the leadership of Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak to the educated English speaking upper class Indians. In 1921 All India Home Rule League changed its name to Swarajya Sabha.
Q.5 Mirza Sahiban is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab, This famous story was written by ________.
A. Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai
C. Waris Shah
D. Hafiz Barkhurdar
Correct Answer) B: Pilu
The popular story was written by Pilu. Mirza and Sahiban were lovers who lived in Khewa (Kheiwa), a town in Sial Territory in the Jhang District, which was Sahiban's ancestral village. They loved each other and ran away together to live with each other and marry against Sahiban's parents wishes. While eloping Mirza stopped under a jand tree and rested and fell asleep. Sahiban did not want to begin her new life with her brothers' bloodshed . She decided to break all the arrows of Mirza thinking she will beg her brothers for their acceptance so that nobody would get hurt. When Sahiban's brothers reached them, Mirza woke up but discovered his arrows were broken and then he was killed by Sahiban's brothers. Sahiban couldn't bear this loss and chose to end her own life by stabbing herself with an arrow.
Q.6 ''Zamindari'' Land tenur system introduced by:
A. Lord William Bentinck
B. Lord Dalhousie
C. Lord Warren Hastings
D. Lord Cornwallis
Correct Answer) D: Lord Cornwallis
This system was introduced by Lord Cornwallis in Bengal in 1973. Under this system, the lands of a village or few villages was held by one person or few joint owners who were responsible for payment of land revenue to the Government. There used to be number of intermediaries between the Zamindars and the actual tillers of the soil. The system took were various forms such as Zamindari, Jagirdari, Inamdari, etc. In many cases revenue collectors were raised to the status of land owners. This system was introduced in many parts of the country. In this system, tillers of the soil were exploited by way of exhorbitant rents. There were no incentives for them to improve the land or to use better cultivation practices.
Q.7 Who was appointed as the first general secretary of Indian National Congress?
A. Dadabhai Naoroji
B. Allan Octavian Hume
C. Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
D. Subhas Chandra
Correct Answer) A: Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji was born in Bombay on 4 September 1825 in a priestly Parsi family. Dadabhai Naoroji also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "Unofficial Ambassador of India". He was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar and writer. Naoroji was elected President of the Congress in 1886. Naoroji published Poverty and un-British Rule in India in 1901.
Q.8 Dulla Bhatti is a folk hero who came from the Punjab, He led a revolt against Mughal emperor _____________.
Correct Answer) D: Akbar
Dulla Bhati was a Muslim Rajput whose father was a local zamindar. Dulla Bhatti lived at Pindi Bhattian in Punjab. Both his father, Farid, and his grandfather, variously called Bijli or Sandal, were executed for opposing the new and centralised land revenue collection scheme imposed by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Folklore gave him a legendary status for preventing girls from being abducted and sold as slaves. He arranged marriages for them and provided their dowries. The end for Bhatti came in 1599 when he was hanged in Lahore. Akbar had hoped to make an example of him at the public execution, expecting that he would quake with fear, but Bhatti was steadfast in his resistance to the end. Shah Hussain, a contemporary Sufi poet who wrote of him, recorded his last words as being "No honourable son of Punjab will ever sell the soil of Punjab". Resource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulla_Bhatti
Q.9 The Sikh rule over Punjab lasted from 1799 to:
Correct Answer) C: 1849
The foundations of the Sikh Empire can be traced to as early as 1707, the year of Aurangzeb's death and the start of the downfall of the Mughal Empire. With the Mughals significantly weakened, the Sikh army, known as the Dal Khalsa, a rearrangement of the Khalsa inaugurated by Guru Gobind Singh, led expeditions against them and the Afghans in the west. This led to a growth of the army which split into different confederacies or semi-independent misls. Each of these component armies controlled different areas and cities. The formation of the empire began with the capture of Lahore, by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, from its Afghan ruler, Zaman Shah Durrani, and the subsequent and progressive expulsion of Afghans from the Punjab, by defeating them in the Afghan-Sikh Wars, and the unification of the separate Sikh misls. Ranjit Singh was proclaimed as Maharaja of the Punjab on 12 April 1801 (to coincide with Vaisakhi), creating a unified political state. After the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the empire was weakened by internal divisions and political mismanagement. Finally, by 1849 the state was dissolved after the defeat in the Anglo-Sikh wars. The Sikh Empire was divided into four provinces: Lahore, in Punjab, which became the Sikh capital, Multan, also in Punjab, Peshawar and Kashmir from 1799 to 1849.
Q.10 Which Slave King is buried in Lahore?
A. Qutb ud-Din Aibak
B. Aram Shah
C. Muiz-ud-din Bahram
D. Ghiyath-ud-din Balban
Correct Answer) A: Qutb ud-Din Aibak
Today his tomb is located in Anarkali, Lahore. The tomb was built, in its present form, during the 1970s by the Department of Archaeology and Museums (Pakistan) which tried to emulate the Sultanate-era architecture. Before the modern construction, the Sultan's grave existed in a simple form and was enclosed by residential houses. Historians dispute whether a proper tomb ever existed over it (some historians claim that a marble dome did stand over it but was destroyed by the Sikhs).
Q.11 Death of Akbar and accession of Jahangir was tok place in:
Correct Answer) C: 1605
Prince Salim succeeded to the throne on Thursday, 3 November 1605, eight days after his father's death. Salim ascended to the throne with the title of Nur-ud-din Muhammad Jahangir Badshah Ghazi, and thus began his 22-year reign at the age of 36. Jahangir, soon after, had to fend off his own son, Prince Khusrau Mirza, when the latter attempted to claim the throne based on Akbar's will to become his next heir. Khusrau Mirza was defeated in 1606 and confined in the fort of Agra. Jahangir considered his third son, Prince Khurram (future Shah Jahan), his favourite.
Q.12 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan asked the muslim not to join the Indian National Congress because:
A. He urged them to join Indian Indian Patriotic Association
B. Congress was against the muslim
C. It was dominated by the Hindu leaders
D. the political interests of Hindus and Muslims were different
Correct Answer) D: the political interests of Hindus and Muslims were different
Sir Sayyed Ahmad Khan was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist, philosopher of nineteenth century British India. He was an influential figure who strongly advocated for Hindu-Muslim unity. He emphasised on joining hands with the Hindus. In 1880s, he gave up his earlier views and declared that the political interests of Hindus and Muslims were different and opposed the formation of INC. He founded the United Indian Patriotic Association in 1888 mainly with a view to oppose the Congress.
Q.13 Identify the personality who founded "Sindh Madressa-tul-Islam" in Karachi.
A. Hassan Ali Effendi
B. Syed Ahmad Khan
C. Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan
D. Maulana Shibli Naumani
Correct Answer) A: Hassan Ali Effendi
Effendi began to take an interest in the welfare of the Muslim population in Sindh, and especially the spread of education in these communities. Much of his drive was influenced by the Indian Muslim educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, founder of the Muhammedan Anglo-Oriental College. Wishing to replicate Syed Ahmed Khan's efforts, Effendi even travelled to Aligarh (present-day India) where he sought guidance from him.
In 2011, Sindh Madrasatul Islam School was upgraded to a university and renamed as Sindh Madressatul Islam University.
Q.14 M.K Gandhi called off Khilafat movement in 1922 After an angry mob murdered police officers in the village of _______________.
C. Chauri Chaura
Correct Answer) C: Chauri Chaura
The movement was to be nonviolent and to consist of Indians resigning their titles; boycotting government educational institutions, the courts, government service, foreign goods, and elections; and, eventually, refusing to pay taxes. Noncooperation was agreed to by the Indian National Congress at Calcutta (now Kolkata) in September 1920 and launched that December. August 1921 and a number of violent outbreaks alarmed moderate opinion. After an angry mob murdered police officers in the village of Chauri Chaura (now in Uttar Pradesh state) in February 1922, Gandhi himself called off the movement; the next month he was arrested without incident. The movement marked the transition of Indian nationalism from a middle-class to a mass basis.
Q.15 In 1937 election All India Muslim League percentage of seats that reserved for muslims was:
Correct Answer) B: 25%
The 1937 elections demonstrated that neither the Muslim League nor the Congress represented Muslims. It also demonstrated the provincial moorings of Muslim politics. The Muslim League captured around 25 percent of the seats reserved for Muslims. The Congress Muslims achieved 6 percent of them. Most of the Muslim seats were won by regional Muslim parties. No Congress Muslim won in Sindh, Punjab, Bengal, Orissa, United Provinces, Central Provinces, Bombay and Assam. Most of the 26 seats the Congress captured were in NWFP, Madras and Bihar.
Q.16 When Allama Iqbal went for Hajj?
Correct Answer) D: never
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Never Went for hajj. Many people say that he had wrote a letter to his dad in which he mentioned that i feel afraid from going for hajj .. i think i wont come back. Renowned Indian Islamic scholar and thinker Abul Hassan Ali Nadwi wrote about Allama Iqbal: "Muhammad Iqbal, the poet of Islam and the philosopher of the age, lived with passionate love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and an ardent affection to Madinah, the Prophet’s city. He sang about this in his poems. During his last days, Iqbal was tearful whenever he mentioned the holy city. He did not have the physical capability to go to Makkah and Madinah to perform Haj and visit the Prophet’s (pbuh) grave due to an age-related ailment.
Q.17 Who Presided over Allahabad Session of Muslim League in 1930?
A. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
B. A. K. Fazlul Huq
C. Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk
D. Abul Mansur Ahmed
Correct Answer) A: Allama Muhammad Iqbal
The Allahabad Address was a speech by scholar, Sir Muhammad Iqbal, one of the best-known in Pakistani history. It was delivered by Iqbal during the 25th annual session of the All-India Muslim League, on the afternoon of Monday, 29 December 1930, at Allahabad, British India. In this address Iqbal outlined a vision of an independent state for Muslim-majority provinces in northwestern India, thus becoming the first politician to articulate what would become known as the Two-nation theory—that Muslims are a distinct nation and thus deserve political independence from other regions and communities of India. Allama Iqbal delivered his presidential address containing political thoughts developed in three phases.
Q.18 A year 1916 is significant due to:
A. Lucknow Pact
B. Hindu-Muslim Riots
C. Annulment of Bengal's Partition
D. Jinnah's Joining of Muslim League
Correct Answer) A: Lucknow Pact
The Lucknow Pact was an agreement reached between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League at a joint session of both the parties held in Lucknow in December 1916. Through the pact, the two parties agreed to allow representation to religious minorities in the provincial legislatures.
Q.19 At the time of Bengal's Partition who was the Governor General of India?
A. Lord Clive
B. Lord Wavell
C. Lord Curzon
D. Lord Mayo
Correct Answer) C: Lord Curzon
The Partition of Bengal Announced on 19 July 1905 by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, and implemented on 16 October 1905, it was undone a mere six years later. Bengal was reunited by Lord Hardinge in 1911, in response to the Swadeshi movement's riots in protest against the policy.
Q.20 Who was the most significant muslim saint in 17th century?
A. Ahmad Sirhindi (Mujadid Alif Sani)
B. Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
C. Baha' al-Din Naqshband
D. Syed Ahmad Barelvi
Correct Answer) B: Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
Shah Wali Allah was an Islamic scholar, muhaddith, renewer, historiographer, bibliographer, theologian, and philosopher. He was born on 21 February 1703 to Shah Abdul Rahim, a prominent Islamic scholar of Delhi. He was known as Shah Waliullah because of his piety. His father, Shah Abdul Rahim was the founder of the Madrasah-i Rahimiyah. He was on the committee appointed by Aurangzeb for compilation of the code of law, Fatawa-e-Alamgiri. His grandfather, Sheikh Wajihuddin, was an important officer in the army of Shah Jahan. He had a son who was also a famous religious scholar, Shah Abdul Aziz. He died on Friday the 29th of Muharram 1176 AH/ 20 August 1762 at Zuhr prayer in Old Delhi, aged 59.
Q.21 When Mughal Empire formally abolished in India?
Correct Answer) D: 1857
The Mughal dynasty was made up of the members of the imperial House of Babur also known as the Gurkanis. The dynasty's founder, Babur, was a direct descendant of the Asian conqueror Timur the Great on his father's side and of Mongol emperor Genghis Khan on his mother's side, and Babur's ancestors had other affiliations with Genghisids through marriage and common ancestry. The Mughal dynasty ruled the Mughal Empire from c. 1526 to 1857. The imperial family was deposed from power and the empire was abolished on 21 September 1857 during the Indian War of Independence. The British Raj was declared the following year. The last emperor Bahadur Shah II was exiled to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma (now Myanmar), after being convicted on several charges.
Q.22 When Liaquat Ali Khan joined Muslim League?
Correct Answer) A: 1923
Ali Khan returned to his homeland India in 1923, entering in national politics, determining to eradicate to what he saw as the injustice and ill-treatment of Indian Muslims under the British Indian Government and the British Government. His political philosophy strongly emphasised a divided India, first gradually believing in the Indian nationalism. The Congress leadership approached to Ali Khan to become a part of the party, but after attending the meeting with Jawaharlal Nehru, Ali Khan's political views and ambitions gradually changed. Therefore, Ali Khan refused, informing the Congress Party about his decision, and instead joining the Muslim League in 1923.
Q.23 When Radcliffe award declared?
A. 16 August, 1947.
B. 17 August, 1947.
C. 14 August, 1947.
D. 15 August, 1947.
Correct Answer) B: 17 August, 1947.
The Radcliffe Line was the boundary demarcation line between the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab and Bengal provinces of British India. It was named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who, as the joint chairman of the two boundary commissions for the two provinces, received the responsibility to equitably divide 175,000 square miles (450,000 km2) of territory with 88 million people.
The demarcation line was published on 17 August 1947 upon the Partition of India. Today its western side still serves as the Indo-Pakistan border and the eastern side serves as the India-Bangladesh border. It is 3,323 km long.
Q.25 Crips mission (1942) was sent by British Prime Minister:
A. Sir Anthony Eden
B. Clement Attlee
C. Winston Churchill
D. Ramsay MacDonald
Correct Answer) C: Winston Churchill
The Cripps Mission was a failed attempt in late March 1942 by the Indian government to secure full Indian cooperation and support for their efforts in World War II. The mission was headed by a senior minister Sir Stafford Cripps. Cripps belonged to the left-wing Labour Party, traditionally sympathetic to Indian self-rule, but was also a member of the coalition War Cabinet led by the Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who had long been the leader of the movement to block Indian independence. Cripps was sent to negotiate an agreement with the nationalist Congress leaders (including Gandhi), most of whose leaders represented the majority Hindu population and Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League, who claimed to represent the minority Muslim population.
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