History Questions For UPSC, SSC CGL, CHSL, CPO

Hello Aspirants, As we all know that History Questions is a vital part of General Knowledge section for every competitive exam.So here, In this article, we will provide different Questions of History.These Indian History Questions are important for UPSC, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, FCI, and Other state exams. You can attempt these questions & boost your preparation for your examination.

In the SSC exams, History Questions asked in the Tier-I as well as Tier-II exam.There are 8-10 History Questions asked in the Tier-II exam (SSC).You want to score more in the History section then you should practice more and more History questions.

These History Questions also important for SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, SSC MTS, FCI and other state exams.If you started preparing for the civil services exam and you don’t know How to get more marks in History then you should start practice of History questions from the below given quiz.

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1. The pledge for ‘Poorna Swaraj’ was taken at the Congress Session of:
A. Calcutta
B. Lahore
C. Allahabad
D. Madras

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Correct Answer –B. Lahore

Explanation: In  December  1929,  the Congress held its annual session at Lahore. Jawaharlal Nehru was the president at this session. In this session, the Congress declared ‘Poorna Swaraj’ or Complete Independence as its ultimate goal. It asked all Congress- men and nationalists not to participate in elections to the legislatures and to resign from the legislatures. It was decided that 26 January would be, hence- forth, observed as the Independence Day every year.  To  achieve  the  aim of complete independence, the Congress decided to launch another mass movement—the Civil Disobedience Movement.

2.Gandhiji’s movement of boycotting the foreign goods aimed at:
A. Full independence
B. Creating anti-British sentiment
C. Promotion of welfare state
D. Promotion of cottage industries

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Correct Answer – D. Promotion of cottage industries

Explanation:- Gandhi believed that  the country can only prosper if we make our villages economically independent through cottage industries. This was the principle behind the Khadi movement, behind Gandhi’s urging that Indians spin their own clothing rather than buy British goods.

3. Mangal Pandey fired the first shot of the Revolt of 1857 at:
A. Barrackpore
B. Meerut
C. Kanpur
D. Jhansi

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Correct Answer –A. Barrackpore

Explanation:- Mangal Pandey was a sepoy in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) regiment of the English East India Company who is primarily known for his involvement in an attack on several of the regiment’s officers at Barrackpore in 1857. He killed Lieu- tenant Baugh, Adjutant of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) and was subsequently court-martialled. Barrackpore is located in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

4.Who said ‘Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it’?

A. M.K. Gandhi
B. B.G. Malt
C. G.K. Gokhale
D. B.R. Ambedkar

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Correct Answer – B. B.G. Malt

Explanation:-Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the first and strongest advocates of ‘Swaraj’ (self-rule) and a strong radical in Indian consciousness. His famous quote, ‘Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it’ is well-remembered in India even today.

5. After the Chauri Chaura incident, Gandhiji suspended the:
A. Civil Disobedience Movement
B. Khilafat Movement
C. Non-cooperation Movement
D. Quit India Movement

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Correct Answer – C. Non-cooperation Movement

Explanation:-Chauri Chaura came into prominence in 1922 when its inhabitants whole-heartedly participated in the non-cooperation movement started by Gandhi. However, in February 1922, a police chowki (station) was set on fire by a mob of angry citizens, killing 23 policemen inside. On Feb- ruary 12, 1922, the Indian National Congress halted the Non-cooperation Movement on the national level as a direct result of the Chauri Chaura tragdy.

6.Which of the following statements best explains the nature of revolt of 1857?
A. The last effort of the old political order to regain power
B. Mutiny of a section of sepoys of the British Army
C. A struggle of the common people to overthrow common rule
D. An effort to establish a limited Indian nation

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Correct Answer –A. The last effort of the old political order to regain power

Explanation:-Till the end of the 19th century, the British officials continued to look upon the rebellion primarily as a ‘sepoy mutiny’. But, another British tendency was to look upon the event  as a ‘Muslim’ reaction: Upon this view, British had taken over power from the Muslims who made the last consolidated effort to regain their lost power and glory through the revolt of 1857. Thus sepoy mutiny’ and ‘Muslim reaction’ were the main components of the way in which the British chose to under- stand the reality of 1857.

7.Which year did Bankim Chandra Chatopadhya write Anandmath?
A. 1858
B. 1892
C. 1882
D. None of these

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Correct Answer –C. 1882

Explanation:-Anandamath (The Abbey of Bliss) is a Bengali novel, written by Bankim Chandra Chatterji and published in 1882. Set in the background of the Sanyasi Rebellion in the late 18th century, it is considered one of the most important novels in the history of Bengali and Indian literature. Its importance is heightened by the fact that it became synonymous with the struggle for Indian independence from the British Empire. The national song of India, Vande Mataram was first pub- lished in this novel.

8.After the Bardoli Satyagraha the title of ‘Sardar’ to Vallabhbhai Patel was given by:

A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Motilal Nehru
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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Correct Answer –C. Mahatma Gandhi

Explanation:-The Bardoli Satyagraha of 1928, in the state of Gujarat, India during the period of the British Raj, was a major episode of civil disobedience and revolt in the Indian Independence Movement. Its success gave rise to Vallabhbhai Patel as one of the greatest leaders of the independence struggle. While Patel credited Gandhi’s teachings and the farmers’ undying resolve, people across the nation recognized his vital leadership. Gandhi and his fellow satyagrahis called him Sardar for the first time, which in Gujarati and most Indian languages means Chief or Leader.It was after Bardoli that Sardar Patel became one of India’s most important leaders.

9.‘Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) was declared to be the goal of the Indian National Congress in its Session of:
A. Lucknow, 1916
B. Lahore, 1929
C. Tripuri, 1939
D. Lahore, 1940

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Correct Answer –B. Lahore, 1929

Explanation:-The annual session of Indian National Congress was held on the banks of river Ravi at Lahore in December 1929. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Congress President. The place where this session held was named as the Lajpat Rai Nagar. Nehru drafted the Indian declaration of independence.

10. Motilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the founder members of the:

A. Communist Party of India
B. Forward Block
C. Socialist Swarajist Party
D. Swarajya Party

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Correct Answer –D. Swarajya Party

Explanation:-The Swaraj Party, established as the Congress Khilafat Swarajaya Party, was a political party formed in India in 1923 that sought greater self-government and political freedoms for the Indian people from the British Raj. It was inspired by the concept of Swaraj. In December 1922, Chittaranjan Das, Narasimha Chintarnan Kelkar and Motilal Nehru formed the Congress-Khilafat Swarajaya Party with Das as the president and Nehru   as one of the secretaries. Other prominent leaders included Huseyn Shaheed, Suhrawardy, and Subhas Chandra Bose of Bengal, Vithalbhai Patel and other Congress leaders who were becoming dissatisfied with the Congress.

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