1.The Muslim league was founded in the year─
A. 1904
B. 1909
C. 1919
D. 1906
Ans: D
Explanation: At Dhaka
Party began to make demand for autonomy for Muslim majority areas in the 1940s.

2.The British government created a separate electorate for Muslims in the year ─
A. 1906
B. 1909
C. 1907
D. 1919
Ans: B
Explanation: Which means that Muslims could now elect their representatives in
designated constituencies.

3. In which year was the Hindu Mahasabha formed ─
A. 1907
B. 1919
C. 1915
D. None of these
Ans: C

4. The Lucknow Pact of 1916 was signed between─
A. Muslim league and the British
B. Congress and the British
C. Congress and the Muslim League
D. None of the above
Ans: C
Explanation: Congress accepted separate electorates.
The Pact provided joint political platforms for the Moderates, Radicals and the
Muslim league.

5. The term Pakistan was coined by─
A. Chaudhary Rehmat Ali
B. Shaukat Ali
C. Mohd. Ali Jinnah
D. Maulana Azad
Ans: A
Explanation: Rehmat Ali coined the term in 1933, who in pamphlets written in
1933 and 1935 desired a separate national status. P-A-K-S-TAN

6. The Cabinet Mission came to India in─
A. August, 1945
B. August, 1946
C. March, 1942
D. March, 1946
Ans: D
Explanation: To examine the league’s demand & to suggest a suitable political
framework for a free india.

7. The ‘Direct action day’ was launched by─
A. British Government
B. Muslim League
C. National Congress
D. Hindu Mahasabha
Ans: B
Explanation: On 16 August 1946.

8. Bengali Muslims (East Pakistanis) rejected Jinnah’s two-nation theory, breaking away from Pakistan and creating Bangladesh in the year?
A. 1971-72
B. 1965-66
C. 1951-52
D. 1962-63
Ans: A

9. The book, the other side of Silence is written by─
A. Abdul Latif
B. Urvashi Butalia
C. Mushirul Hasan
D. Alok Bhalla
Ans: B
Explanation: Narrates one gruesome incident in villages of Thao Khalsa,

10.‘Love is Stronger than Hate: A memoir’ was written by─
A. Khusdeva Singh
B. Abdul Latif
C. Anita Singh
D. Jasodhara Bagchi
Ans: A
Explanation: A Sikh doctor specializing in the treatment of tuberculosis posted at
Dharampur in H.P at the time of partition.

11. ‘Sare Jahan se acha Hindustan Hamara was
written by─
Ans: Mohd. Iqbal

12. Who was known as frontier Gandhi─
Ans: Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

13. Which of the following is a north Indian Hindu reform
organization of the late 19th and early 20th century,
particularly active in the Punjab ─
A. Neo Vedanta
B. Prarthana Samaj
C. Brahmo Samaj
D. Arya Samaj
Ans: D
Explanation: Founded by Dayanand Saraswati in 1875
It sought to revive Vedic learning and combined it with modern
education in the science


14. Which of the following statements regarding I election to
the provincial legislation held in 1937 ─
A. Only 10-12% of the population enjoyed the right to vote.
B. Congress won an absolute majority in 5 out of 11
C. Muslim league failed to win a single seat in the Northwest Frontier Province.
D. All A, B, and C are correct
Ans: D

15. Consider the following statements:
I. The League moved a resolution on 23 March 1940, demanding
autonomy for the Muslim majority areas.
II. Sikandar Hayat khan was opposed to unalloyed Muslim Raj in
Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct about demands
of Pakistan?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: C

16. Consider the following statements about separate
I. It was granted in the year 1919.
II. It meant that Muslims could now select their own
Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: B
The separate electorate was granted in 1909.

17. Consider the following statements:
I. The Cabinet Mission recommended a loose three-tier confederation
where India was to remain united.
II. Partition became inevitable after the failure of Cabinet Mission.
Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: C

18. Consider the following events:

1. Cabinet Mission.

2. Cripps Mission.

3. Khilafat Movement

4. Pak Resolution
Which of the following is the correct chronological order ?
A. 3,4,2,1
B. 4,3,2,1
C. 4,3,1,2
D. 3,4,1,2
Ans: A

19. Which of the following leader was touring Noakhali in
East Bengal to restore communal harmony at the time of
A. J.L Nehru
B. Maulana Azad
C. Sardar Patel
D. Mahatma Gandhi
Ans: D


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