MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 9 The Making of National Movement: 1870s-1947

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 9 The Making of National Movement : 1870s-1947

1. Which of the following achievements of the Moderates cannot be considered true?
(a) The Moderates helped in removing social injustices like the rigid caste structure that divided the Indian society
(b) Due to the persistent efforts of the Moderates, Indians understood the concepts of freedom, secularism and democracy.
(c) The Moderates created a sense of national consciousness
(d) This microscopic minority of leaders could change the policies and made a huge impact on British.
► (d) This microscopic minority of leaders could change the policies and made a huge impact on British.

2. Name the Viceroy who was responsible for partitioning Bengal in 1905?
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) William Bentinck
► (a) Lord Curzon

3. A few points related to the Moderate leaders are given below. Pick out the one that is not true with respect to the Moderates.
(a) The leaders were well versed with Western thoughts and ideas.
(b) Most of the leaders were teachers, lawyers, journalists, industrialists etc.
(c) Most of the moderate leaders were neither educated nor well informed.
(d) The moderate leaders believed that the British could be persuaded to introduce reforms for the benefit of the Indians.
► (c) Most of the moderate leaders were neither educated nor well informed.

4. In 16 October 1905, how was Bengal partitioned as:
(a) West Bengal and North Bengal
(b) East Bengal and West Bengal
(c) North and South Bengal
(d) East Bengal and South Bengal
► (b) East Bengal and West Bengal

5. Name the movement launched following the Partition of Bengal.
(a) Quit India Movement
(b) Salt Satyagraha
(c) Swadeshi Movement
(d) First war of Independence
► (c) Swadeshi Movement

6. Who was the great Indian Muslim philosopher who was also considered as the Father of Muslim Nationalism? 
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Syed Ahmad Khan
(c) Mohammed Ali Jinnah
(d) Aga Khan
► (b) Syed Ahmad Khan

7. From the following list of the names of the leaders, who did not belong to the trio- Lal-Bal-Pal?
(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhlae
► (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhlae

8. Name the Marathi newspaper edited by Balgangadhar Tilak criticizing the British rule.
(a) Kesari
(b) Lokmat
(c) Loksatta
(d) Dainik Aikya
► (a) Kesari

9. A list of leaders are given below, identify the leader who is not considered as a Moderate but a Radical.
(a) Pherozeshah Mehta
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
(d) Surendranath Banerjee
► (c) Aurobindo Ghosh

10. In 1837, James Princep deciphered an Inscription in Brahmi script referring to a king called ‘Devanamapiya Piyadassi’. The celebrated monarch known by this epithet was :
(a) Ashoka
(b) Akbar
(c) Kanishka
(d) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
► (a) Ashoka

11. A list of leaders are given below, identify the leader who is not considered as a Moderate but a Radical.
(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Surendranath Banerjee
(d) Pherozeshah Mehta
► (a) Aurobindo Ghosh

12. In December 1906, under whose leadership a Muslim deputation met the Viceroy Lord Minto and requested for a separate representation and an organisation for Muslims.
(a) Syed Mohammed
(b) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Aga Khan
(d) Mohammed Ali Jinnah
► (c) Aga Khan

13. Some important features of the Swadeshi Movement are given below: Pick out the one that is not applicable to the Swadeshi Movement
(a) They encouraged the ideas of self help
(b) They boycotted British institutions and goods.
(c) Swadeshi movement stressed on the use of English language with minimal use of Indian languages.
(d) The Swadeshi movement sought to oppose British rule
► (c) Swadeshi movement stressed on the use of English language with minimal use of Indian languages.

14. The Moderates opposed to the usage of a specific word / term because they felt that it involved the use of force. Which word/term did they oppose to?
(a) Nationalist
(b) Radical
(c) Boycott
(d) Moderate
► (c) Boycott

15. A list of leaders are given below, identify the leader who is not considered as a Radical but a Moderate.
(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) Surendranath Banerjee
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai
► (b) Surendranath Banerjee

16. After a major split between the Moderates and Radicals, in which year did they reunite again?
(a) In December 1930
(b) In December 1940
(c) In December 1920
(d) In December 1915
► (d) In December 1915
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