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Question. When did the author serve in the British army?
A. 1918 – 1920
B. 1909 – 1910
Question. Which University was the author a member of?
A. Harvard University
B. Princeton University
C. University of Columbia
D. Oxford University
Question. Where was the ashram of Gandhiji situated?
Question. At Lucknow Conference, a peasant came to meet Mahatma Gandhi. What was his name?
A. Rajkumar Shukla
B. Ram Singh Shukla
C. Raj Singh Shukla
D. Rajkumar Singla
Question. From where had the peasant Rajkumar Shukla come to meet Mahatma Gandhi?
Question. Rajkumar Shukla asked Gandhi to visit Champaran. What did he complain about?
A. Electricity problem
B. Shortage of water
C. Injustice of the landlords
D. Environmental Pollution
Question. Who of the following was both the President of the Congress party and of India?
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Rajendra Prasad
D. None of the above
Question. Where did Gandhi decide to go first?
Question. Why did Gandhi decide to go to Muzaffarpur?
A. To obtain complete information
B. To meet Rajender Parsad
C. To meet Raj Kumar Shukla
D. To meet British officer
Question. Who was J.B. Kripalani?
A. Professor of arts College
B. Professor of science College
C. Professor of commerce College
D. Professor of law College
Question. Where had Gandhi seen Professor J.B. Kripalani?
A. Shantiniketan school
B. Vidya Niketan school
C. Surya Niketan school
D. Saraswati Niketan school
Question. Which country had developed the synthetic indigo?
Question. Why did Gandhi fight in Champaran?
A. To secure justice for the oppressed
B. To get popularity
C. To show power
D. To boast of his intelligence
Question. What does Gandhi’s fight in Champaran signify?
A. The power of effective leadership
B. The power of lawyers
C. The power of farmers
D. The power of money
Question. Where was Champaran?
A. In Lucknow
B. In Delhi
C. In Uttar Pradesh
D. A district of Bihar in British India
Question. Why is Champaran famous?
A. For fighting
B. For Indigo
C. Because Gandhi ji visited
D. For the first Satyagraha movement in 1917
Question. What was the condition of the peasants in Champaran?
A. Very happy
C. Very rich
D. Terror stricken and oppressed
Question. What was the capital of Champaran?
Question. Champaran was located In the foothills of……
Question. Champaran was located near the kingdom of……
Question. What was Gandhiji’s demand from the British landlords?
A. 30% refund as repayment
B. 40% refund as repayment
C. 50% refund as repayment
D. 10% refund as repayment
Question. How much did Gandhi ji ask the Indigo planters to pay to the farmers?
Question. How much did Indigo planters offer to pay?
Question. What was the condition of the Sharecroppers?
A. Were forced to give 10% of land for Indigo plantation
B. Were forced to give 20% of land for Indigo plantation
C. Were forced to give 15% of land for Indigo plantation
D. Were forced to give 5% of land for Indigo plantation
Question. How did Gandhiji help peasants of Champaran?
A. By fighting and securing justice for them
B. By hiring lawyers for them
C. By educating them
D. By teaching them cleanliness
Question. What problems were faced by the Champaran Indigo sharecroppers?
B. Were forced to grow Indigo
C. Unable to raise voice
Question. Why was Satyagraha Movement launched in Champaran?
A. For Gandhiji’s upliftment
B. For raising funds
C. For getting business
D. For the upliftment of the farmers
Question. What did the peasants pay the British landlords?
A. 10% of landholding and 15% of harvest
B. 20% of landholding and 15% of harvest
C. 10% of landholding and 25% of harvest
D. 15% of landholding and entire Indigo harvest
Question. Why did the British want the peasant to pay compensation?
A. Because they freed them
B. Because they got orders from the British headquarters
C. Because of15% of landholding and entire Indigo harvest
D. 15% of landholding and entire Indigo harvest
Question. How did Gandhi address the actions of the people of Motihari?
A.As liberation from the fear of the British
B.By calling them courageous
C .By chiding the lawyers
Question. Why did Gandhi protest at Motihari court house?
A. To be famous
B. To show his power
C. To humiliate the British
D. To protest the courts’ order to postpone the trial
Question. What did people of Motihari do when they learnt that Gandhi was in trouble with the British authorities?
A. They surrounded the courthouse
B. They did not help him
C. They remained in their houses
D. They took the side of the British
Question. Who greeted Gandhiji at Motihari station?
A. Several lawyers
B. Vast multitude
C. Police Superintendent’s Messenger
D. A peasant
Question. What was the statement that Gandhiji read pleading himself guilty?
A. That he was a law breaker
B. That he wanted to command
C. He was not a law breaker and came to render humanitarian and national service
Question. Why did Gandhi consider the Champaran episode a turning point?
A. Its voice spread far and wide
B. It became famous
C. The British were scared
D. To protest the courts’ order to postpone the trial
Question. What was the attitude of the average Indian in smaller localities towards advocates of home rule?
A. Very welcoming
B. Very courageous
D. Very fearful and indifferent
Question. What did the Lieutenant-Governor tell Gandhi in his communication?
A. He asked Gandhi to leave Champaran
B. He said that Gandhi would be arrested
C. He threatened to deport Gandhi
D. That the case against him had been dropped
Question. Who summoned Gandhi for negotiations about the complaints of indigo farmers?
A. The Lieutenant-Governor
B. The Dy. Commissioner
C. The Governor
D. The Chief Minister
Question. How much refund did the British landlords agree to make to the indigo farmers?
A. Fifty percent
B. Forty percent
C. Twenty five percent
D. Ten percent
Question. According to Gandhiji what was the real relief for the farmers?
A. Going to law courts
B. free from fear
C. both a and b
D. neither a nor b
Question. What was the plight of the Indigo growing tenants of Champaran?
A. They had to grow Indigo on 15% of their holdings
B. They had to surrender the entire Indigo crop as rent
C. This was done by long term contract
D. All of the above
Question. On the back of which animal Gandhi decided to go to a nearby village
Question. Who triumphed lastly?
A. Civil disobedience
B. Civil obedience
C. Quit India movement
D. Non-Cooperation movement
Question. Why did prosecutor request the judge to postpone the trial?
A. Authorities wish to consult their superiors
B. Authorities wish to consult their peers
C. Authorities wish to withdraw the case
D. Authorities wish to consult their subordinates
Question. Name the Gandhi’s youngest son.
Question. Who was Reverend J.Z. Hodge?
A. British missionary in Champaran
B. British missionary in Calcutta
C. British missionary in Chennai
D. British missionary in Patna
Question. Gandhiji remained in Champaran for an initial uninterrupted period of ……
A. Seven years
B. Seven days
C. Seven hours
D. seven months
Question. Name the two persons, who had joined Gandhi as disciples and volunteered for the work of teaching?
A. Mahadev Desai
B. Narhari Parikh
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above
Question. Name the English pacifist who had become a devoted follower of Mahatma Gandhi?
A. Charles Freer Andrews
B. Rajkumar Shukla
Question. Select the suitable option for the given statements, based on your reading of ‘Indigo’.
(i) The household servants of Rajendra Prasad’s house believed in the concept of untouchability.
(ii) They believed Gandhi to be an untouchable and did not allow him to drink from the well.
A. 1 is true but 2 is false
B. 1 is false but 2 is true
C. Both 1 and 2 cannot be inferred
D. Both 1 and 2 can be inferred
Question. In the light of the following statement, choose the option that lists the characteristics of the Courts as per Gandhi.
“I have come to the conclusion that we should stop going to law courts. Taking such cases to the courts does litte good. Where the peasants are so crushed and fear-stricken, law courts are useless. The real relief for them is to be free from fear.”
A. (i) and (iii)
B. (i) and (iv)
C. Only (ii)
D. (ii) and (v)
Question. ‘‘Under an ancient arrangement, the Champaran peasants were sharecroppers.”
Here the purpose of calling sharecropping an ancient arrangement is to imply that ….
A. sharecropping does not suit the modern market.
B. sharecropping was adopted very early but now require a change.
C. sharecropping was an exploitative arrangement.
D. sharecropping had not been beneficial for the peasants.
Question. In the light of the following statement, pick the option that lists characteristics of Gandhi.
“Gandhi never contented himself with large political or economic solutions. He saw the cultural and social backwardness in the Champaran villages and wanted to do something about it immediately.”
A. (i), (iii) and (vi)
B. (i), (iv) and (v)
C. (i), (iii) and (iv)
D. (ii), (v) and (vi)
Question. ‘Gandhi decided to go first to Muzzafarpur, which was en route to Champaran, to obtain more complete information about conditions than Shukla was capable of imparting.’ The given lines show that
A. Gandhiji did not believe Shukla.
B. Gandhiji wanted to get to the core of the problem.
C. Gandhiji knew what he had to do.
D. Gandhiji wanted to talk to authorities.
Question. The government was baffled. Why was the governmental baffled?
This was so because
A. They did not how to solve the sharecropping issue.
B. They did not how to handle to large crowd.
C. They realised that their power was being questioned.
D. Both B. and C.
Question. Why did Rajkumar Shukla come to the Congress session?
A. To complain about the injustice faced by farmers.
B. To receive Gandhiji and take him to Champaran.
C. To hire a lawyer against landlord system.
D. To accompany Gandhiji to go to other parts of India.
Question. “It was an extraordinary thing in those days,”
Gandhi commented, “for a government professor to harbour a man like me.”
With what tone do you think Gandhi would have spoken the given statement?
D. As a matter of fact
Question. What according to Mahatma Gandhi would be a real solution for peasants of Champaran ?
A. To free them from fear
B. To file cases in law courts
C. To talk to British officials
D. To hire thugs
Question. The judge released him without bail. The given sentence is an indication of ……..
A. Victory of the Civil Disobedience Movement
B. Removal of fear from the peasants
C. Success of Gandhi over the Britishers
D. Success of challenge to British authority
Question. Gandhi signed a receipt for the notice and wrote on it that he would disobey the order.
What characteristics would you attach to Gandhiji based on the given sentence?
Question. Gandhi told shukla he had an appointment in Cawnpore and was also committed to go to other parts of India. Shukla accompanied himeverywhere.
The given lines show that Shukla was .……..
A. (i) and (iv)
B. (ii) and (iv)
C. Only (iv)
D. (iv) and (v)
Question. “Morning found the town of Motihari black with peasants.” Here ‘black’ means
Question. Complete the statement about the form of the chapter, ‘Indigo’.
The chapter ‘Indigo’ is ……… a Louis Fischer book.
A. a preface to
B. the blurb for
C. the foreword of
D. an excerpt from
Question. “Apparently, the authorities wished to consult their superiors.” The word ‘apparently’ here indicates
Extract Based MCQ’s :
1. Read the given extracts to attempt questions that follow.
The news of Gandhi’s advent and of the nature of his mission spread quickly through Muzaffarpur and to Champaran. Sharecroppers from Champaran began arriving on foot and by conveyance to see their champion. Muzaffarpur lawyers called on Gandhi to brief him; they frequently represented peasant groups in court, they told him about their cases and reported the size of their fee.
Question. Of the four meanings of ‘champion’, select the option that matches in meaning with its usage in the extract.
A. Number one title holder
B. Vigorous advocater
C. Man at arms
D. Popular leader
Question. Select the terms that can be associated with the following.
1. …… spread quickly through Muzzaffarpur
2. ……. reported the size of their fee.
A. Gandhi’s popularity Lawyers Greed
B. The extent of exploitation Pride in capability
C. Belief in Gandhi Arrogance and earnestness
D. Seriousness of the issue Self belief
Question. What was the nature of Gandhi’s mission as mention in the passage?
A. To teach self dependence
B. To start a result
C. To help the poor peasants
D. To chide the lawyers
Question. Select the option that list the feelings and attitudes the sharecroppers attached to Gandhi.
A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 4
C. 3 and 5
D. 1 and 4
Question. What does ‘their cases’ refer to in the extract.
A. Their professional history.
B. Cases against British authoritiers.
C. Cases against tyrranical landlords.
D. Their work for the upliftment of peasants.
2. Read the given extracts to attempt questions that follow.
But Champaran did not begin as an act of defiance. It grew out of an attempt to alleviate the distress of large numbers of poor peasants. This was the typical Gandhi pattern — his politics were intertwined with the practical, day-to-day problems of the millions. His was not a loyalty to abstractions; it was a loyalty to living, human beings. In everything Gandhi did, moreover, he tried to mould a new free Indian who could stand on his own feet and thus make India free.
Question. The given extract does not talk about
A. details of the daily problems faced by human beings.
B. efforts to relieve suffering of the common people.
C. the reason for the occurrence of Champaran.
D. Gandhi’s principles in the field of politics.
Question. Gandhiji wanted to mould a new free Indian who could stand on this own feet.
This means that the new free Indian is …..
Question. Select the suitable option for the given statements, based on the extract.
1. His was not a loyalty to abstractions; it was a loyalty to living, human beings.
2. Gandhi was a humanitarian at heart.
A. 1 is the cause of 2
B. 2 is the effect of 1
C. 2 can be inferred from 1
D. 1 and 2 are independent of each other
Question. Choose the option listing the sentence that is the most appropriate example of an act of difiance’, from the following.
She picked up the telephone terrified of what was about to come. She could hear nobody on the other side. Meanwhile, there was a thud at the door loud enough to scare her. Curiaus as she was, she wanted to open it as soon as possible. Her mother tried to stop her several times, but she went ahead, nevertheless.
A. She picked up the telephone terrified of what was about to come.
B. Meanwhile, there was a thud at the door loud enough to scare her.
C. Curious as she was, wanted to open it as soon as possible.
D. Her mother tried to stop her several times but she went ahead nevertheless.
Question. Which option showcases an example of Action A. Result (R), from the passage?
1. A = Defiance R = Poor peasants
2. A = Free Indians R = Free India
3. A = Free India R = Defiance
4. A = Defiance R = Free Indians
A. Option 1
B. Option 2
C. Option 3
D. Option 4
Source Based Question:
“The settlement was adopted unanimously by the commission. Gandhi explained that the amount of the refund was less important than the fact that the landlords had been obliged to surrender part of the money and with it, part of their prestige. Therefore, as far as the peasants were concerned, the planters had behaved as lords above the law. Now the peasant saw that he had rights and defenders. He learned courage.
Question. The big planters agreed to pay the refund to small farmers. This might not have happened if
A) their illegal extortion was not exposed.
B) they did not have fear of official punishment.
C) they did not have fear of peasants’ revolt.
D) they did not have fear of Gandhiji.
Question. Gandhi accepted only part of the total money. Choose the option that is NOT the motive of Gandhi behind this act.
A) to get out of bargaining impasse
B) to keep good relations between the farmers and planters.
C) to him the dispelling of fear was more important
D) to him only money was not that much important.
Question. The phrase ‘lords above the law’ mentioned in the extract means
A) Someone who always obeys the law.
B) Someone who does not have to be against the law.
C) Someone who does not have to criticise the law.
D) Someone who does not have to obey the law.
Question. The word ‘surrender’ has been used in the extract. Choose the option that DOES NOT show the correct usage of the word with regard to the text.
A) Due to rain the cricket match was stopped and both countries surrendered their points.
B) After a long chase, the criminal finally surrendered before the police.
C) The student surrendered his marksheet in order to appear for re-examination.
D) A soldier would die before surrendering the pride of his country before the enemy.
“Several years later, Gandhi received a written communication from the magistrate informing him that the Lieutenant – Governor of the province had ordered the case to be dropped. Civil disobedience had triumphed, the first time in modern India.”
Question. Where is this “province” situated presently in India?
A) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
Question. Why was it the triumph of “Civil disobedience”?
A) The Indian peasants had fought against the English landlords.
B) The Indian lawyers had gone to prison in protest of the case against sharecropping.
C) The commoners had demonstrated against the injustice of indigo sharecropping.
D) The case against Gandhiji was dropped and he was allowed to remain free.
Question. Which of the following sentences depicts nearly the same meaning of the verb “dropped” as in the extract?
A) The little girl dropped water on the ground from the bottle in her hand.
B) The friends dropped the matter as it was leading to a quarrel.
C) Sarita dropped me home while we were returning from the grocery store.
D) He dropped the message to motivate the pupils.
Question. Why did the Lieutenant-Governor drop the case?
A) The rulers were unable to handle the vehement protests, united defiance of law of the Indians.
B) They wanted to mislead Gandhi and go on with the inhumane treatment of the Indians.
C) They consulted Gandhi and thought better of it
D) They were afraid of Gandhi’s power.