Partition of Bengal (1905) and the Indigenous Movement MCQ and Answers: On October 16, 1905, the British government in India announced its decision to partition the province of Bengal into two parts, Muslim and Hindu. This decision would have a profound impact on the indigenous movement in India, which was in the process of gathering strength at the time. In this blog post, we will explore the background of the partition of Bengal and the indigenous movement, and answer some common questions about the topic.
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Partition of Bengal (1905) and the Indigenous Movement MCQ and Answers
1. In the context of the Indian Freedom Struggle, 16th October 1905 is well known for which one of the following reasons?
(A) The formal proclamation of the Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town hall
(B) Partition of Bengal came into effect
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal of the Indian National Congress was Swaraj
(D) Lokmanya Tilak started Swadeshi Movement in Poona
2. Which of the following occurred last?
(A) Annexation Policy
(B) Partition of Bengal
(C) Permanent Settlement
(D) Subsidiary Alliance
3. Which movement started after the Partition of Bengal?
(A) Civil Disobedience
(B) Swadeshi Movement
(C) Quit India Movement
(D) Non-co-operation Movement
4. Name the Viceroy of India concerned with Bengal partition.
(A) Lord Hardinge
(B) Lord Curzon
(C) Lord Lytton
(D) Lord Minto
5. Anti-partition movement of Bengal was initiated on
(A) 20th July, 1905
(B) 7th August, 1905
(C) 16th October, 1905
(D) 7th November, 1905
6. Who among of the following led the agitation against the partition of Bengal (1905)?
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(B) C.R. Das
(C) Ashutosh Mukherjee
(D) Rabindra Nath Tagore
7. The Lieutenant Governor of Bengal at the time of Partition of Bengal was
(A) Sir Andrew Fraser
(B) H.H. Risley
(D) A.T. Arundel
8. Who was the first to suggest the boycott of British goods in Bengal?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh
(B) Krishna Kumar Mitra
(C) Motilal Ghosh
(D) Satish Chandra Mukherjee
9. Who among the following were the critics of Swadeshi movement and pleaded for a better understanding between the East and the West?
(A) W.C. Banerjee
(B) S.N. Banerjee
(C) R.N. Tagore
(D) B.G. Tilak
10. Partition of Bengal was done mainly for
(A) To divide the Hindu and Muslims
(B) For administrative convenience
(C) To weaken the growth of Nationalism in Bengal
(D) For the development of Bengal
11. Boycott of British goods was adopted as a national policy in
12. What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi Movement?
(A) The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon
(B) A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak
(C) The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Singh; and passing of the Punjab Colonization Bill
(D) Death sentence pronounced on the Chapekar brothers
13. The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first times during the
(A) agitation against the Partition of Bengal
(B) Home Rule Movement
(C) Non-co-operation Movement
(D) visit of the Simon Commission to India
14. In which year partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon was cancelled?
15. Bengal was partitioned in 1905, but due to opposition it was again divided in
16. The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted untill
(A) The First World War, when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition, was ended
(B) King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911
(C) Gandhi launched his Civil Disobedience Movement
(D) The Partition of India in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan
17. When was Bengal reunited due to the protests by Indians?
18. Who among the following led the Swadeshi Movement at Delhi?
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(B) Ajit Singh
(C) Lajpat Rai
(D) Syed Haidar Raja
19. Who was the leader of the Swadeshi Movement in Madras?
(A) Srinivas Shastri
(C) Chidambaram Pillai
20. With reference to the period of extremist nationalist movement in India with its spirit of Swadeshi, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Liyakat Hussain led the Muslim peasants of Barisal in their agitations
(B) In 1889, the scheme of national education was formulated by Satish Chandra Mukherjee
(C) The Bengal National College was founded in 1906 with Aurobindo as the Principle
(D) Tagore preached the cult of Atmasakti, the main plank of which was social and economic regeneration of the villages
21. Vande Mataram became the theme song of the Indian National Movement during
(A) Swadeshi Movement
(B) Champaran Movement
(C) Anti-movement of Rowlett Act
(D) Non-Coperation Movement
22. The British journalist H.W. Nevinson was associated with
(A) Non-Co-operation Movement
(B) Civil Disobedience Movement
(C) Swadeshi Movement
(D) Quit India Movement
23. Which of the statement is not correct regarding ‘Swadeshi Movement’?
(A) Some specific Muslims were joined in it
(B) Women’s actively participated in this movement
(C) Neither this movement affected Bengal farmers and nor they were joined
(D) It was limited to Bengal
24. The following programmes were launched by the nationalist against the partition of Bengal.
4. National education Select the correct answer
(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2 and 4
25. Who among the following had founded the ‘Indian Society of Oriental Art’ to revive ancient art traditions of India?
(A) Abanindranath Tagore
(B) Nand Lal Bose
(C) Asit Kumar Haldar
(D) Amrita Shergill
26. Which of the following classes was mainly unaffected of Swadeshi Movement of 1905?
1. Women 2. Farmers
3. Muslim 4. Intellectuals
Select your answer of the following codes.
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1 and 3
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