1. The Indian National Congress was founded by

(A) David Hume

(B) William Wedderburn

(C) Henry Cotton

(D Allan Octavian Hume

1.In the first session of the INC, who represented the province of Bengal?

(A) W.C. Bonnerjea (B) Surendranath Banerjee (C) Sisir Kumar Ghosh (D) R.B. Bose

2.Which of the following demands was raised first by the Indian National Congress?

(A) Simultaneous examinations in India and England for the ICS.

(B) Raising the age limit for ICS examination.

(C) Induction of a majority of elected representatives in the provincial and imperial legislative councils.

(D) All of dae above

3.Which prominent Indian nationalist leader Found  Gandhi's definition of Swaraj in 1921 Ahmedabad session of the INC 'delightfully vague ?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru (B) Subhas Bose (C) M. A. Jinnah (D) C. R. Das

4.Who among the following was a votary of the no-changer' position in the INC in 1922?

(A) C R.Das (B) Motilal Nehru (C) Gandhi (D) M.M.Malviya

5.In which year was the All India Trade Union Congress established?

(A) 1915 (B) 1918 (C) 1919 (D) 1920

6.Who was not a protagonist of the extremist position in the Congress?

(A) Aurobindo Ghosh (B) Jyotiba Phule (C) Brahma Bandhav Upadhyay (D) M.M. Malviya

7.In 1919, who voted against INC participation in the Khilafat Movement?

(A) M.M. Malavya

(B) M.A. Jinnah

(C) Both (A) and (B)

(D) Neither (A) nor (B)

8.Which of the following was not associated with the Lucknow Pact of 1916?

(A) Return of the extremists to the INC fold

(B) INC acceptance of the principle of separate electorates

(C) INC-League demand for elected majority members elected in all legislative bodies

(D) League undertook to struggle against Colonial rule.

9.Who suggested in 1922 Congress should try to wreck the provincial councils within?

(A) C. R. Das (B) Motilal Nehru (C) M. M. Malviya (D) AII of the

10.In which session of the Congress did the extremist agenda appear for the first time on INC


(A) Madras-1888 (B) Amaravati-1897 (C) Bombay-1905 (D) Surat-1907

11.In which journal did Aurobindo Ghosh wrote his critique of the INC, the series of articles called New Lamps for Old?

(A) Induprakash (B) Indumati (C) Somprakash (D) Yugantar

12.Who was the first British national to be the President of the INC?

(A) Herbert Aitchison (B) Lord Kitchener (C) A.O. Hume  (D) W. Wedderburn

13.Who presided over the Madras session of the INC (1887)?

(A) P. Ananda Charlu (B) Dadabhai Naoroji (C) Badruddin Tyabji (D) W. Wedderburn

14.Who referred to the INC as a 'microscopic minority' of the Indian people?

(A) Lord Ripon (B) Lord Dufferin  (C) Lord Curzon (D) Lord Hardinge

15.In which session of the Congress was the movement provided with a peasant agenda?

(A) Calcutta (B) Delhi (C) Haripura  (D) Tripuri

16.Who proposed the strategy of economic planning in the Congress for the first time?

(A) Nehru (B) Subhas Bose  (C) Gandhi (D) Vallabhbhai Patel

17.What was the reason for Congress's acceptance of Irwin's offer to attend the Second Round Table Conference?

(A) Any talks on devolution of power was useless without Congress participation.

(B) Congress's supporters among the industrial and mercantile lobby advised an end to the mass movement.

(C) British policy of repression was having its toll on the peasants participating in the movement. (D) All of the above",  

18.In which session of the Congress was the movement turned into a mass-based party?

(A) Calcutta (B) Delhi (C) Nagpur (D) Amritsar

19.Which Congress leader favoured India's support for the Raj against the Nazis in the Second World War?

(A) Nehru (B) And (C) Patel (D) Gandhi

1.The second Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Ajmal Khan            (B) M. A. Jinnah          (C) Abul Kalam Azad       (D) Rahimtulla M. Sayani

2.Vande Mataram was first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress in

(A) 1886          (B) 1892      (C) 1896               (D) 1904

3.Mahatma Gandhi launched the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 from

(A) Sabarmati Ashram       (B) Ahmedabad       (C) Porbandar         (D) Dandi

1.The first session of the All India Trade Union Congress held in Bombay in 1920, was presided over by

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru               (B) V. V. Giri       (C) Lala Lajpat Rai       (D) N. M. Joshi

2.During the first twenty years of the Congress, which of the following acted as president of the INC thrice ?

(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee       (B) Dadabhai Naoroji          (C) Gopai Krishna Gbkhale          (D) Sankaran Nair

3.The Congress gave up its ideal of a United India and accepted partition, because

(A) The country was sinking into a civil war

(B) The congress leaders felt that partition was a lesser evil than a civil war.

(C) The congress leaders succumbed to the temptation of power and struck a deal with the British

(D) The interim Govt, had become an arena of struggle

4.The precurser of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Indian Association of Calcutta

(B) Indian National Conference

(C) British Indian Association

(D) The Indian Union

5.The name 'Indian National Congress' was given by

(A) S. N. Banerjee       (B) Dadabhai Naoroji             (C) Feroze Shah Mehta              (D) M. G. Ranade

6.The first president of the Indian National Congress was

(A) A. O. Hume       (B) W. C. Bonerjee          (C) S. N. Banerjee       (D) Dadabhai Naoroji

7.Who said 'The Congress is tottering to its fall, and one of my great ambitions, while in India, is to assist it to its peaceful demise' ?

(A) Syed Ahmed Khan             (B) Raja Shiv Prasad               (C) Lord Dufferin       (D) Lord Curzon

8.The immediate cause of the Surat Split (1907) between the moderates and the extremists was

(A) the Boycott of the moderates by the extremists.

(B) the election of the President of I.N.C.

(C) the Swaraj Resolution.

(D) the extremists resolution of Swadeshi Boycott, National Education and Self-Government.

9.The Calcutta session of the l.N.C. (1906) marks a turning point in the history of the congress because,

(A) it marked the end of the twenty years of the l.N.C.

(B) it marked the end of the moderate phase of the l.N.C.

(C) it adopted the resolutions regarding Boycott, Swadeshi, National Education and Self Government.

(D) it was the last session when the I.N.C.was dominated by the old guard.

10. The l.N.C. became both 'Indian' and 'National' in reality as well as in rare, at the

(A) Surat Session (1917)

(B) Calcutta Session (1906)

(C) Lucknow Session (1916)

(D) Lahore Session (1929)

11.Which of the following was not the result of Home Rule movement of Tilak and Besant ?

(A) The I.N.C and the Muslim League both thought of starting a passive Resistance movement.

(B) The Home Rule campaign virtually ousted the moderates from the political field.

(C) The I.N.C. became the 'Congress of Tilak and Besant'.

(D) The movement generated a cultural awakening in India.

12.The President of the Lahore Session of the I.N.C. (December 1929) which passed the Purna Swaraj resolution was

(A) Motilal Nehru       (B) Jawaharlal Nehru               (C) Srinivas Ayengar               (D) Subhas Chandra Bose

13.The greatest merit of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact was that :

(A) The I.N.C. agreed to join the Second Round Table Conference.

(B) For the first time the I.N.C. was treated on a footing of equality as a political opponent.

(C) Gandhi, the 'half naked Fakir', ascended the staircase of the Viceregal Lodge.

(D) The I.N.C.gained a status and authority to speak for political India.

4.After the Gaya Session of the I.N.C. in December 1892 a new party was formed by Motital Nehru and C.R. Das. Its name was

(A) National Liberal Party

(B) The Congress Khilafat Swarajya Party

(C) Swarajya Party

(D) Swarajya Congress Party

15.The Tripuri Session of the I.N.C. (March 1939) was a historic event on account of

(A) the victory of Subhas Chandra Basu as President of I.N.C against Gandhiji's nominee, Pattabhi Sitaramayya.

(B) the resignation of the entire Working Committee except Subhas Chandra Basu and his brother Sarat Chandra Basu.

(C) the resolution to frame a Constitution of free India.

(D) rejection of the British Foreign Policy by the I.N.C.

16.The Nehru Committee Report got a decent burial at the hands of the Congress at the —— Session of the I.N.C.

(A) Calcutta       (B) Madras   (C) Lahore       (D) Bombay

17.Which of the following acted as President of the Indian National Congress for six consecutive year ?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru               (B) Dadabhai Naoroji        (C) Abul Kalam Azad   (D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

18.The Historic Lucknow Session of the Congress in 1916, was presided over by

(A) Mrs. Annie Besant             (B) R. N. Mudhokar       (C) Ambika Charan Majumdar       (D) Madan Mohan Malyviya

19.The Congress decided to raise a Swaraj Fund of one crore rupees for

(A) Organizing the Non-Co-operation Movement

(B) Memorial of Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(C) Building the headquarters of the Congress

(D) Supporting the families of the political workers.

1.When and where did Mahatma Gandhi become the President of INC ?

(A) 1915, Bombay       (B) 1917, Calcutta       (C) 1924, Belgaum     (D) 1928, Calcutta

1.The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Hakim Azmal Khan            (B) Abul Kalam Azad               (C) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai       (D) BadruddinToyabji

2.Which phase is considered to be the liberal phase in the history of Indian National Congress ?

(A) 1880-1885      (B) 1885-1905        (C) 1905-1915             (D) 1905-1925

3.Out of eleven, in how many provinces Congress Ministries were formed in July, 1937 ?

(A) 05       (B) 06          (C) 07              (D) 08

4.By whom was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress presided over in 1929, which adopted the 'Poorna Swaraj' resolution ?

(A) Motilal Nehru         (B) Subhas Chandra Bose      (C) Jawahar Lal Nehru    (D) Bipin Chandra Pal

5.Which resolution of the Muslim league did formally proclaim the Indian Muslims as a nation ?

(A) Lahore Resolution (1929)

(B) Karachi Resolution (1930)

(C) Lahore Resolution (1940)

(D) Direct Action Day Resolution

6.The 'Safety Valve' theory is related to the foundation of which organization ?

(A) The Indian Association

(B) The Indian National Conference

(C) The British Indian Association

(D) The Indian National Congress

1.Which of the following resolutions of the Muslim League finally and formally proclaimed the Muslims of India as a Nation ?

(A) Karachi Resolution

(B) Lahore Resolution of 1940

(C) Deliverance Day Resolution

(D) Rahmat Ali Resolution

2.Who among the following did not attend the first session of the Indian National Congress ?

(A) Womesh Chandra Banerjee

(B) K.T. Telang

(C) Surendranath Banerjee

(D) Badaruddin Tyabji

3.When and where the song 'Bande Mataram' was first sung (by Rabindra.nath Tagore) ?

(A) At Calcutta Session of the I. N. Congress in 1896

(B) At Calcutta Town Hall on August 07, 1905

(C) At Santiniketan Ashrama in 1901

(D) On July 19, 1905 at Calcutta when partition of Bengal was formally announced

4.After the Surat split in 1907 the second split in the Congress took place in 1918 on the issue of-

(A) Lucknow Pact

(B) Election of Mrs. Annie Besant as President of the INC (1917)

(C) Both (A) and (B)

(D) Montague declaration

5.The First National Planning Committee was constituted by the Congress in 1938 under the Presidency of -

(A) Ambalal Sarabhai (B) Jawahar Lal Nehru     (C) Subhas Chandra Bose   (D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

6.Who acted as President of the Indian National Congress for Six Consecutive years ?

(A) Jawahar Lal Nenru       (B) Abul Kalam Azad       (C) Motilal Nehru               (D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

7.Who moved a resolution at the Congress session in 1918 demanding equal eligibility for voting rights for both men and women ?

(A) Sarala Debi Choudhurani              (B) Sarojini Naidu        (C) Annie Beasant          (D) Basanti Devi

8.The historic Lucknow session (1916) of the I.N.C was presided over by-

(A) Ambika Charan Mozumdar         (B) R.N. Mudhokar     (C) Madan Mohan Malaviya          (D) Rasbehari Bose

9.Who observed : "The Congress (INC) is in reality a civil war without arms" ?

(A) Lord Dufferin      (B) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan       (C) M. Ali Jinnah                (D) Lord Curzon

10.Who observed : "The Congress (INC) is in reality a civil war without arms" ?

(A) Lord Dufferin      (B) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan         (C) M. Ali Jinnah                (D) Lord Curzon

1.The Congress president who conducted negotiations with Cripps in 1942 and Wavell at the Simla Conference was

(A) Abul Kalam Azad             (B) Jawahar Lal Nehru     (C) J. B. Kripalani                 (D) C. Rajagopalachari

2.The Indian Association played an important role in arousing national consciousness through the formation of the

(A) Indian National Congress              (B) Bengal British Indian Society

(C) Indian National Conference        (D) British India Association

3.Who said 'the congress movement was neither inspired by the people nor devised or planned by them ?

(A) Lala Lajpat Rai    (B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan       (C) Lord Curzon               (D) Lord Dufferin

4.Which of the following is correctly matched ?

(A) Formation of the All India Kisan Sabha - 1935

(B) Foundation of the Congress Socialist party - 1934

(C) Foundation of the Forward Block - 1936

(D) Foundation of the Communist Party of India - 1939

5.Which session of the Congress had 1889 Delegates ?

(A) Third Session of Madras  (B) Fourth Session of Allahabad

(C) Fifth Session at Bombay             (D) Sixth Session at Calcutta

1.Who was the first Indian woman to become the President of Indian National Congress ?

(A) Aruna Asaf Ali      (B) Sucheta Kripalani       (C) Sarojini Naidu   (D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

2.The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Ajmal Khan                (B) M. A. Jinaah         (C) Abul Kalam Azad        (D) Rahimulla Sayani


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