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.
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Out of the options listed below, who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the time of Independence of India?
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.
Who gave the famous quote “a tryst with destiny”?
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.
Who Coined The Famous Slogan “Simon Go Back”
Yusuf Meherally, a lesser-known hero of India's struggle for independence, coined the 'Simon Go Back' slogan in 1928. The slogan was coined by Meherally to protest the Simon Commission, which was meant to work on Indian constitutional reform, but had no Indian members.
When did the Constitution of India come into effect?
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.
On 15th August 1947, what was the exchange rate of the Indian Rupee and Dollar?
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.
‘Vande Mataram’ Who Coined The Famous Slogan?
The song represented a sense of reverence for the motherland. During the 1870s, Bengali novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote the song later described as controversial and communally divisive. Vande Mataram is a Bengali song that was introduced into the public sphere with the publication of the novel Anandamath. Vande Mataram soon dominated the freedom movement. After the end of British rule , the song ‘Vande Mataram’ was in competition for being the national anthem, but was opposed by some and eventually became the national song instead.
After India gained Independence, in which year were the first presidential elections held?
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.
‘Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna’ Slogan Was Coined By Which Freedom Fighter?
A freedom fighter and poet from Bihar, Bismil Azimabadi, wrote "Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil men hai, dekhna hai zor kitna bazu-e-qatil men hai" after the Jallianwalah Bagh Massacre in Amritsar in 1921. Many patriotic Hindi movies have used it. Another revolutionary, Ram Prasad Bismil, popularized the lines. Throughout these poems, Bismil, an Urdu poet and revolutionary, conveys a longing to take on an enemy, a spirit seen in his involvement in events that raised the spirits of fellow freedom fighters.
Out of the options listed below, which is the legendary artist who played Shehnai on the celebration of Independence Day in 1947?
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.
When and where was the Indian National flag hoisted for the first time in India?
The Indian National Flag was hoisted for the first time at the Parsee Bagan Square in Kolkata on 7th August 1906.
Who designed the National flag of our country?
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.
Which is the only unit in India that is licensed for flag production and supply?
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.
Who is the authored the famous book ‘India Wins Freedom’?
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.
Who Coined The Famous Slogan ‘Quit India’?
Yusuf Meherally, was a socialist and trade unionist who served as the mayor of Mumbai, coined the slogan 'Quit India' as Gandhi gave the clarion call. Saad Ali, who was part of the Quit India movement, said Meherally was an active member of the Congress Socialist Party.
Which Slogan By PM Narendra Bhai Modi Has Become Mass Movement of the year 2022?
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign organized as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from August 9 to August 15. Celebrating 75th anniversary of India's independence, the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign has been launched under the umbrella of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. We have always had a more formal and institutional relationship with the flag than a personal one. It is thus symbolic of our commitment to nation-building that we bring the Tiranga flag home in our 75th year as a nation. It is intended to cultivate a sense of patriotism in the hearts of people and promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.
Who is the author of the famous patriotic poem ‘’ Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna”?
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.
Who Coined The Famous Slogan, ‘Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Aazadi Doonga’?
This slogan was first used by Netaji in Myanmar on July 4, 1944, then called Burma, according to the book 'Subhas Chandra Bose: The Nationalist and the Commander' edited by Vanitha Ramchandani. According to him, violence is necessary for independence, which he underlined by saying, "It is blood alone that can avenge the blood that the enemy has spilt. It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom,” ending the sentiment with “Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazadi doonga” (Give me blood and I promise you freedom).
Before partition, how many princely states existed in India?
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.
Who Coined The Famous Slogan, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’?
The phrase 'Inquilab Zindabad' (Long live the revolution) was first used by Maulana Hasrat Mohani in 1921. As a result of his desire to combat social and economic inequality, as well as colonialism, he put an emphasis on Inquilab. Abolishing oppressed nationalities globally was made symbolic by the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia before Mohani coined this slogan. After he and B K Dutt dropped bombs in the Assembly on April 8, 1929, this slogan gained a lot of traction.
When was the first significant battle fought in India by the British East India Company?
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.
An Indian city is often called the city of Prime Ministers. Which is that city?
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.
You must have sung and heard the National Anthem "Jana Gana Mana," many times. Do you know the duration of our National Anthem?
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.
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?
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.
The East India Company started its trade with India from one of these cities. Which was that city?
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.
In The II World War, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Popularized The Salutation 'Jai Hind' For His Indian National Army, As It Fought Alongside Netaji's Ally Japan. Who Coined The Famous Slogan?
Former civil servant Narendra Luther wrote in his 2014 book that the term was coined by Zain-ul Abideen Hasan, the son of a Hyderabad collector who went to Germany to study. In the INA, he met Bose and eventually left his studies. As his grand-nephew, Anvar Ali Khan, later wrote, Bose had tasked Khan to find a slogan that was not caste- or community-specific, since the INA was all-Indian. When Hasan was in the Konigsbruck camp in Germany, he came up with the idea for 'Jai Hind'. Two Rajput soldiers greeted each other with 'Jai Ramji ki'. As a result, he came up with the idea of 'Jai Hindustan ki', and later this became 'Jai Hind', which means 'Long live India' or 'Lead the fight for India'.
Can you guess the name of the first female cabinet minister of independent India?
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.
‘Maro Firangi Ko’ Slogan Was Given By……….?
Known as the first revolutionary of the Indian freedom struggle to raise his head against the British, Mangal Pandey encouraged Indians for the first time by giving the slogan 'Maro Firangi Ko'. The first freedom struggle started with his rebellion.
Who was the person responsible for drawing the border between India and Pakistan?
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.
From the day India acquired Independence on 15th August 1947 to 26th January 1950, what was the name given to independent India?
From the day India acquired Independence on 15th August 1947 to 26th January 1950, India was called the Dominion of India.
‘Do Or Die’ Phrase Was Coined By Whom?
It was at Gowalia Tank Maidan (August Kranti Maidan) in Bombay that the All-India Congress Committee met on August 8, 1942. The way forward was outlined by Gandhi in a speech to thousands after the meeting. He said he will not be satisfied with anything short of complete freedom. Following that, he explained what they had to do: “Here is a mantra, a short one, that I give you. Imprint it on your hearts, so that in every breath you give expression to it. The mantra is: ‘Do or Die’. We shall either free India or die trying; we shall not live to see the perpetuation of our slavery.”
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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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