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Q1. The person who said, “democracy is centered in Delhi and it is not allowed to work in the same sense and spirit in the rest of the country” belonged to     

(A) Ahmedabad.    

(B) Mysore   

(C) Bangalore   

(D) Bombay.

Q2.  According to Dr. Ambedkar, political democracy has to be accompanied by two kinds of democracy , namely, economic democracy and     

(A) representative democracy    

(B) linguistic democracy    

(C) religious democracy 

(D) social democracy.

Q3. The person who said, “disruptionist tendencies had come to the fore; to check them, the nation had to be strong and united” was     

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar    

(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(C) Potti Sriramulu    

(D) Vallabhbhai Patel

Q4.    

Assertion:- On 30th Jan. 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a fanatic Nathuram Godse.

Reason:- He was asked by British Officials to kill Mahatma Gandhi.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are right and (R) is the right explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are right and (R) is not the right explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is right but (R) is wrong

(D) (R) is right but (A) is wrong.

5.    Read the following Statements carefully-

(1) Between December 1946and November 1949 Indians had a series of meetings on the Country’s Political future.

(2) Some 300 Indians had participated in these meetings.

(3) Only Hindu Leaders from all over India participated in these meetings.

(4) These discussions resulted in the framing of Indian Constitution.

Which of the above Statements is/are incorrect:-

(A) Only 1    

(B) Only 2    

(C) Only 3   

 (D) Only 4

Q6.  Which practice was described as a “Slur and a bolt” on the “fair name of India”.

(A) Untouchability    

(B) Discrimination on the basis of Religion

(C) Racism   

(D) All of These

Q7.  “The first and last need to India at the present moment is that it should made a nation…” was said by,  

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.    

(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru.

(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad    

(D) Vallabhbhai Patel

8.  Who  wrote this letter to whom:- ... we have a Muslim minority who are so large in numbers that they cannot, even if they want, go anywhere else. That is a basic fact about which there can be no argument. Whatever the provocation from Pakistan and whatever the indignities and horrors inflicted on non-Muslims there, we have got to deal with this minority in a civilized manner. We must give them security and the rights of citizens in a democratic State.

(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru wrote to the Chief Ministers of State

(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru wrote to the British Officials

(C) Jinnah wrote to British Officials.

(D) Badruddin Tayyib ji wrote to the representatives of Provinces

9.  Match the following-

Practice Questions: India after Independence Notes | Study Social Studies (SST) Class 8 - Class 8

(A) a-ii, b-iii, c-iv, d-i    

(B)  a-iv, b-i, c-ii, d-iii    

(C) a-iv, b-ii, c-i, d-iii    

(D)   a-iii, b-iv, c-ii, d-i

Q10. The leader who died fasting for a separate state for Telugu Speakers-

(A) Potti Srimalu    

(B) T.T.Krishnamachari    

(C) Alluri Sitaram raju    

(D) None Of These

Q11. Read The following Statements Carefully-

(1) Dr. B.R.Ambedkar respectfully referred to as Babasaheb.

(2) He belonged to a Hindi- speaking dalit family.

(3) He was a lawyer and economist & known as the “Father of the constitution”

(4) He was not ready to accept reservation for Dalits but wanted to accept Separate electorate

Which of the above statements is/are not correct

(A) 1 & 4    (B) 2 & 4 (C) 2 & 3    (A) 1 & 3

Q12.  Read the following Statements Carefully-

(1) On 15 December 1952, fifty-eight days into his fast, Potti Sriramulu died.

(2) The news of the passing away of Sriramulu engulfed entire Andhra in Chaos.

(3) The protests were so widespread and intense that the Central Government was forced to give in to the  demand.

(4) On 1 October 1953, the new state of Andhra Pradesh came into being.

Which of the above statements is/are correct_

(A) 1,2 & 3    (B) 1,2 & 4    (C)  2,3 & 4    (D) All of These

Q13.  Read the following Statements Carefully-

(1) A state Reorganisation Commission was set up,which submitted its report in 1956.

(2) In 1960, the bilingual state of Bombay was divided into separate states for Marathi and Gujarati  speakers.

(3) In 1966, State of Punjab was also divided into Punjab and Haryana.

(4) In 1966, Nagaland was also divided into two states.

Which of the following Statements is/are correct:-

(A) 1,2 & 3    (B) 2 & 3    (C) 1 & 3    (D) All of These

Q14. Read the following Statements Carefully-

(1) The Government set up a Planning Commission in 1950.

(2) It was established to execute suitable policies for economic Development.

(3) In 1952 First Five Year Plan was introduced.

(4) The second five year plan focused on the development of Industries.

Which of the following Statements is/are incorrect:-

(A) Only 1    (B) Only 2    (C) Only 3    (D) Only 4

Q15.  Which of the following subjects  is/are included in the “Union List” of our constitution ?     

(A) Health (B) Defence    (C) Foreign affairs (D) Both (B) and (C)

Q16.  Read the statements :

(1) Prime Minister Nehru and Deputy Prime Minister Vallabhai Patel were against the creation of linguistic states.

(2) At the time of partition of Indian, Hindus Muslims riots took place.

(3) US and USSR has promoted the policy of non-alignment

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect ?

(A) 1 & 2 (B) 2 & 3 (C) 1 & 3 (D) Only 3

Q17.  Which of  the following  problems were faced immediately after independence by free India?     

(A) The problem of 8 million refugees.    

(B) The language problem of various regions.    

(C) The problems of merger of 500 princely states in India.     

(D) Both (A) and (C)    

Q18. Read the following statements-

(1) India is termed as Quasi- Federal in our Constitution.    

(2) We find more than two levels of the Government in India.

(3) There are three lists in our constitution - Union List, State List and Concurrent List

(4) There are 95 subjects in Our Union Lists.

Which one of the above statements is/are incorrect-

(A) Only 1    (B) Only 2    (C) Only 3    (D) Only 4

Q19. Read the following Statements-

(1) India gained freedom soon after the devastation of the Second World War.

(2) The 1950 and 1960s saw the emergence of the Cold War.

(3) Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first foreign minister of Newly Independent India.

(4) Non-Alignment formed the bedrock of India’s Foreign Policy.

Which of the above statements is/are correct-

(A) Only 1    (B) Only 2    (C) Only 3    (D) All of These

Q20. In which year Bombay was divided into two states-

(A) 1960

(B) 1961    

(C) 1962    

(D) 1963

ANSWERS - 

Q.1.-(B), Q.2.-(D), Q.3.-(B), Q.4.-(C), Q.5.-(C),

Q.6.-(A), Q.7.-(B), Q.8.-(A), Q.9.-(B), Q.10.-(A),

Q.11.-(B), Q.12.-(D), Q.13.-(A), Q.14.-(C), Q.15.-(D),

Q.16.-(A), Q.17.-(D), Q.18.-(D), Q.19.-(D), Q.20.-(A),

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