MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 10 India After Independence

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 10 India After Independence

1. One important features of the Constitution was its adoption of universal adult franchise. Which of the following statements best describe this term.
(a) All Indians above the age of 17 would be allowed to vote.
(b) All Indians above the age of 21 would be allowed to vote.
(c) All Indians above the age of 19 would be allowed to vote.
(d) All Indians above the age of 16 would be allowed to vote.
► (b) All Indians above the age of 21 would be allowed to vote.

2. Why was the date 26 January 1950 chosen for the new Constitution to come into force ?
(a) To coincide the Birthday of the Father of Indian Constitution , B R Ambedkar
(b) To coincide the integration of the princely states
(c) To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the celebration of the Independence day at the Lahore session of the Congress under Nehru
(d) To coincide the day on which Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated
► (c) To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the celebration of the Independence day at the Lahore session of the Congress under Nehru

3. Who was the Deputy Prime Minister in the cabinet of the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru?
(a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) C Rajagopalachari
(c) VK Krishna Menon
(d) Dr Rajendra Prasad
► (a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

4. When the new state of Andhra Pradesh did come into being?
(a) On 1st March 1953
(b) On 1st October 1953
(c) On 1st December 1953
(d) On 1st January 1953
► (b) On 1st October 1953

5. Name the first President of the Frist Planning Commission established in 1950 ?
(a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(c) V K Krishna Menon
(d) Dr Rajendra Prasad
► (b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

6. Apart from building dams, name the important sector that was focused strongly on the Second Five Year Plan
(a) Cement and fertilizer sector
(b) Heavy industries like steel
(c) Agriculture
(d) Transport
► (b) Heavy industries like steel

7. While debating about the language used in the Constituent Assembly, who said these words a warning on behalf of people of the South some of whom threatened to separate from India if Hindi was imposed on them.
(a) R K Shanmugha Chetty
(b) T T Krishnamachari
(c) V K Krishna Menon
(d) Chidambaram Subramaniam
► (b) T T Krishnamachari

8. Which day is observed as the Sarvodaya Day every year?
(a) On 30th January
(b) On 2nd December
(c) On 30th March
(d) On 2nd October
► (a) On 30th January

9. A series of meetings of the Constituent Assembly were held in New Delhi after Indian's independence with different political parties for an important discussion. What was the outcome of these series of meetings ?
(a) Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Stress importance to be given for vernacular languages
(c) Importance of Western education
(d) Framing of Indian Constitution
► (d) Framing of Indian Constitution

10. Which one of the following words/terms refer to The Right to Vote
(a) Authorisation
(b) Permission
(c) Franchise
(d) Agreement
► (c) Franchise

11. Pick out the date on which the new Indian Constitution came into force.
(a) On 26 January 1949
(b) On 26 January 1950
(c) On 26 January 1952
(d) On 26 January 1947
► (b) On 26 January 1950

12. Name the Hindu fanatic, who shot and killed Mahatma Gandhiji.
(a) Narayan Apte
(b) Nathuram Godse
(c) Gopal Godse
(d) None of the Above
► (b) Nathuram Godse

13. Who was the first Prime Minister of independent India who hoisted the Indian flag on 15 August 1947?
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Dr Rajendra Prasad
► (a) Jawaharlal Nehru

14. Choose the year in which the state of Punjab was divided into Punjab and Haryana.
(a) 1961
(b) 1966
(c) 1960
(d) 1963
► (b) 1966

15. In which year did Jawahar Lal Nehru establish the Planning Commission?
(a) 1965
(b) 1950
(c) 1958
(d) 1960
► (b) 1950

16. Based on which of the following did India, after the independence, reorganize the states ?
(a) On the basis of the area of the state
(b) On the basis of the population of the state
(c) On the basis of the language spoken
(d) On the basis of the status/employment of the people
► (c) On the basis of the language spoken

17. The Planning Commission designed and executed suitable policies for economic development based on a ________________ model
(a) Market economy
(b) Mixed Economy
(c) Private enterprise
(d) Public enterprise
► (b) Mixed Economy

18. Name the place in India where the Hindu ruler Maharaja Hari Singh ruled a majority of Muslim people
(a) Junagadh
(b) Punjab
(c) Kashmir
(d) Hyderabad
► (c) Kashmir

19. In which year was the State Reorganisation Committee set up to recommend the redrawing of district and provincial boundaries of many provinces ?
(a) 1956
(b) 1959
(c) 1962
(d) 1965
► (a) 1956

20. On which country's model did Jawahar Lal Nehru develop the Five Year Plans?
(a) USA
(b) France
(c) Soviet Union
(d) Japan
► (c) Soviet Union

21. Some important features of the Indian Constitution are given below: Pick if any, statement not true.
(a) The Constitution stressed on Hindu Pakistan ideals
(b) It offered special privileges for the poorest and most disadvantaged Indians
(c) It guaranteed equality before the law to all citizens, regardless of their caste or religious affiliation
(d) All Indians above the age of 21 would be allowed to vote in state and national elections
► (a) The Constitution stressed on Hindu Pakistan ideals

22. Pick out the year in which the bilingual state of Bombay was divided into separate states for Marathi and Gujarati
(a) 1965
(b) 1968
(c) 1960
(d) 1967
► (c) 1960
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