Indian Independence Day Quiz Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Independence Day Quiz Multiple Choice Questions

On 15th August 1947, India gained freedom from British rule. This day marks the era of new beginnings and liberation from British colonialism of more than 200 years.

We commemorate this special day by remembering the sacrifices made by our brave freedom fighters. The day also reminds us of our glorious past, culture, people, and great achievements.

Indian Independence Day Quiz Multiple Choice Questions
Indian Independence Day Quiz Multiple Choice Questions

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Can you guess the name of the first female cabinet minister of independent India?

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The first female cabinet minister of Independent India was Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. She was an Indian politician and activist and had a long association with the Indian Independence Movement. After becoming the first health minister of independent India, she assumed the position in 1947 and continued to remain in the office till 1957.

When and where was the Indian National flag hoisted for the first time in India?

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The Indian National Flag was hoisted for the first time at the Parsee Bagan Square in Kolkata on 7th August 1906.

On 15th August 1947, what was the exchange rate of the Indian Rupee and Dollar?

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Rupee exchange rate to the US Dollar was equal to 1, on the 15th of August, 1947. After 75 years of Independence, the exchange rate has soared to sky-rocketing 74.27 rupees for 1 US Dollar.

Who gave the famous quote “a tryst with destiny”?

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The speech 'Tryst with Destiny' is considered one of the best speeches of the 20th century. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, delivered the speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly at midnight on the 14th of August, 1947.

The East India Company started its trade with India from one of these cities. Which was that city?

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The East India Company started to trade with India from Surat. The first British ships were docked at the Surat port. Later, this port at Surat was made the transit point in the year 1608.

Which is the only unit in India that is licensed for flag production and supply?

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Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha is the only unit that is licensed for flag production and supply in India. It is situated in Hubli, Karnataka. It is headquartered in Kozhikode.

The first stanza of the song ‘Janagana Maana’ has been selected as the National Anthem of India. The original song written by Rabindranath Tagore has how many stanzas?

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The original song was written by the premier literary figure, Rabindranath Tagore, had 5 stanzas, out of which the first stanza, 'Janagana Maana' was selected as the National Anthem.

Before partition, how many princely states existed in India?

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584 princely states existed in India, before the partition in 1947. These princely states were not fully and formally part of British India. They were under the indirect rule of the Britishers, subject to subsidiary alliances.

An Indian city is often called the city of Prime Ministers. Which is that city?

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Allahabad is often called the City of Prime Ministers. The reason is that seven Prime Ministers of India have connections with this city. These seven Prime Ministers are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indra Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P Singh, Chandra Shekhar, and Gulzarilal Nanda.

When was the first significant battle fought in India by the British East India Company?

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Battle of Plassey was the first major battle in India fought by the troops of East India Company on 23rd June 1757, against the armed forces of Siraj-ul-Daulah, last Nawab of Bengal, and his French allies. It was fought in North-eastern India.

From the day India acquired Independence on 15th August 1947 to 26th January 1950, what was the name given to independent India?

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From the day India acquired Independence on 15th August 1947 to 26th January 1950, India was called the Dominion of India.

When did the Constitution of India come into effect?

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The Constitution of India was adopted on the 26th of January, 1950. However, it was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949, which is now celebrated as Constitution Day.

Who was the person responsible for drawing the border between India and Pakistan?

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Sir Cyril Radcliffe drew the line that divided India and Pakistan. Cyril Radcliffe was a British lawyer. He was asked to divide British-ruled India into two newly formed independent nations- India and Pakistan. He was given the time of five weeks to do so.

Who is the authored the famous book ‘India Wins Freedom’?

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The author of the famous book 'India Wins Freedom' is written by Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad. It has an enlightening account of the partition, his personal experiences during Independence, and his views on freedom and liberty.

Out of the options listed below, which is the legendary artist who played Shehnai on the celebration of Independence Day in 1947?

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The legend who played Shehnai at the celebration of Independence Day on 15th August 1947 at Red Fort, was Bismillah Khan. He became the 1st Indian to greet the people of India with his musical magic with Shehnai.

Who is the author of the famous patriotic poem ‘’ Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna”?

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The famous patriotic poem 'Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna' was written by an Urdu poet, Bismil Azimabadi, in 1921. The great poem was eternalized by Ram Prasad Bismil, a famous freedom fighter, as a war cry during the British rule to mobilize people to forge ahead for the struggle for freedom.

After India gained Independence, in which year were the first presidential elections held?

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Post-Independence, the 1st presidential election was held on 2nd May 1952. Dr. Rajendra Prasad had a landslide victory with 507,400 votes compared to his rival K.T. Shah, who got 92,827 votes.

You must have sung and heard the National Anthem "Jana Gana Mana," many times. Do you know the duration of our National Anthem?

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You must not have noticed, but the duration of our National Anthem is 52 seconds. On 24th January 1950, ‘Janagana Manna’ was declared the National Anthem of our country.

Who designed the National flag of our country?

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Pingali Venkayya designs the National flag of our country. At first, the flag was presented to Mahatma Gandhi in 1921. It then consisted of colors associated with two principal religions, red for Hindus and Green for Muslims. Lal Hans Raj Sondhi then suggested adding the spinning wheel. It was modified again by Gandhiji, who added the white stripe in the center representing other religions in India. Finally, it was officially accepted in the annual meeting of the All-India Congress in 1931, where the current arrangement of deep saffron instead of red, was also approved.

Out of the options listed below, who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the time of Independence of India?

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In 1947, Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of Britain when India gained Independence. The tenure of his office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom spanned from 1945 to 1951.

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In his remarks, PM Modi described the conflict that followed independence as a tragic chapter in history. Mass displacements, killings, and rapes took place during the partition and observing this day honors those sacrifices. Modi says August 14 will be observanced as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

As we celebrate our 75th Independence Day, we have made an effort to relive few moments of the glorious past through this quiz. You are welcome to join us on this journey and also test your knowledge about the same.

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