Understanding Partition: Colonial India which constituted of two separate nations

This is an MCQ-based quiz on Understanding Partition.

This includes Post-war development, Post Partition Developments, and Gendering partition.

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When were separate electorates granted to the Muslims by the colonial rulers?

1905 1907 1908 1909

When was the Lucknow Pact signed?

1915 1916 1919 1921

In which of the following year, elections to the provincial legislatures were held for the first time?

1906 1918 1937 1947

Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding the Partition of India?

People were rendered homeless. People lost all of their immovable and movable assets. Boundary dispute was the main issue of this Partition. Women were mistreated.

Who gave the ‘Two-Nation’ theory?

Jawaharlal Nehru Mohammad Ali Jinnah Shaukat Ali Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

Lucknow pact was signed in

Dec. 1929 Jan 1915 Dec. 1916 Jan 1917

A separate Electorate was given to the Muslims in

1892 1909 1919 1935

Muslim league was established in

1906 1909 1911 1916

Who was known as Frontier Gandhi?

Maulana Abul Kalam Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Sheikh Abdullah Nawab Salimmullah

Bangladesh was established in

1948 1952 1971 1975

Choose the correct option among below:

Muslim League demanded Pakistan in 1940 Cabinet Mission came to India in March 1946 Lord Mountbatten arrived in India in 1947 All of these

Which of the following options is correct:

Jawaharlal Nehru favoured a strong centre. Dr. Ambedkar was chairman of the Drafting Committee. The Constituent Assembly passed the Constitution on 26th November 1949. Hindi was made National language.

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R): Assertion (A): Oral data on Partition are not automatically or easily available. Reason (R): The oral historian faces the daunting task of having to sift the “actual” experiences of Partition from a web of “constructed” memories.

Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A). Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A). (A) is correct but (R) is not correct. (R) is correct but (A) is not correct.

Consider the following statements regarding the events of the National Movement. (i) Oral testimonies serve as a better source of information than the official documents regarding the political aspects. (ii) Oral history has a wider scope to acquaint us with any historic or general event. (iii) Oral history gives wider access to the experiences of the people who have been considered as the common masses in history. Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct?

I and II I and III II and III II only

Consider the following events:

1. Wavel plan

2. Cabinet mission

3. Direct Action Day

4. Formation of the interim government.

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 2, 4, 3

2, 1, 3, 4

3, 4, 2, 1

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Title: Understanding Partition: Colonial India which constituted of two separate nations
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