QUIZOPHILE Week 6
Topic- Indian Freedom Struggle (Part 2)
An Online Weekly quiz prepared and presented by Alitheian Circle
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1. The 39th session (1924) of the INC was very significant in many ways for it was the only session of the INC presided by Gandhi. The place X of Karnataka where the session was held was experiencing water problems at that time. For this a well was dug for the session, while doing so a child named Harapanahalli fell into the well and died. Though the well was supposed to be closed after the session it still exists popular as Congress Well. Which place ?
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2. This song was the regimental quick march of Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. Written by Vanshidhar Shukla and composed by Ram Singh Thakuri, it was banned in India after World War II as "seditious", which was subsequently lifted in August 1947. The song has since become a patriotic song in India, and has been re-interpreted by various Indian musicians including C. Ramachandra and A. R. Rahman and recently by Indraadip Dasgupta in the film Gumnaami by Srijit Mukherji. The song is currently the regimental quick march of the Indian Army.
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3. Awarded by the Emperor/Empress of India between 1900 and 1947, to "any person without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex ... who shall have distinguished himself (or herself) by important and useful service in the advancement of the public interest in India", this award's (medal) name translates as "Emperor of India" in Hindustani language. Mahatma Gandhi who was awarded the medal in 1915 by The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst for his contribution to ambulance services in South Africa later returned the medal in 1920 as a part of the national campaign protesting the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and in support of the Khilafat Movement. Which medal?
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4. Which movement is believed to have set the stage for the independence movement under the leadership of Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak to the educated English speaking upper class Indians?
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5. Inspired by and set in the background of the Sannyasi 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. Its first English publication was titled 'The Abbey of Bliss'. Which famous novel?
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6. The idea of India as a motherland was a highly unfamiliar one till 1906. therefore, to portray a humanised depiction of the nation X painted a secular sari-clad woman holding four objects which signified food, cloth, learning and spiritual knowledge – attributes of nationalist goals. Originally titled Banga Mata, to protest the partition of Bengal, X retitled it to Bharat Mata so as to inspire people from all over the country to fight for their mother. Who is the painter?
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7. X is a small town in Uttar Pradesh famous for producing hundreds of civil servants in British India who served all over the country. X is also known for its Kabab which finds its place among the most famous dishes of Awadhi cuisine and is known for its soft texture and aroma. X came into light of the world history after 9 August 1925 because of a train robbery organised by Hindustan Republican Association (HRA). Identify X.
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8. The four Brigades of the Indian National Army was named after whom by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?
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9. As a protest against which of the following incident did Rabindranath Tagore rejected his Knighthood?
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10. "Every blow that is hurled on my back will be a nail in the coffin of the British empire.” Who said it?
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