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Here are some historical questions on Modern India - answer them or ask them - you will enjoy them. If you cannot answer these simple questions, go to the Answer Page.

(1) Which was the first occasion when our Indian national song was sung for the first time?
(a) 1896 session of Indian National Congress
(b) 1857 revolution
(c) 1919 - Jalianwaalaa Baagh Massacre
(d) None of the above

(2) What was the name of writer of Vande Maataram?
(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Bankimchandra Chatterjee
(c) Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(d) None of the above

(3) When Indian National Anthem was was first sung?
(a) August 15, 1947, Independence of Indian
(b) 1857 revolution
(c) December 27, 1951 Calcutta
(d) None of the Above

(4) How is Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday is celebrated in India?
(a) Children’s day
(b) Teachers’ day
(c) Rose day
(d) Baby’s day

(5)  When was Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan born?
(a) 5 September 1888
(b) 28 December 1885
(c) 7 May 1861
(d) 14 April 1865

(6) When is Teachers Day celebrated in India?
(a) 5th September
(b) 25th October
(c) 7th July
(d) 14th August

(7) In whose honor is the Teacher's day celebrated in India?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Dr S. Radhakrishnan
(c) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Swami Vivekanand

(8) When was the first Teacher's Day celebrated in India?
(a) 1944
(b) 1965
(c) 1962
(d) 1988

(9) Who framed the Constitution of India?
(a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Dr BR Ambedkar
(c) Jatin Banerjee
(d) Ram Manohar Lohia

(10) When did India adopt its Constitution?
(a) August 15, 1947
(b) January 26, 1950
(c) February 20, 1947
(d) December 9, 1946

(11) Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly that held the 'Independence Meeting'?
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Mahaatamaa Gandhi
(c) S. Radhakrishnan
(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(12) Until when India remained a Dominion of the Crown?
(a) Until 14 Jan 1988
(b) Until 26 Jan 1950
(c) Until 22 Feb 1955
(d) Until 19 Sep 1940

(13) Who gave the slogan "Give me blood and I shall give you freedom"?
(a) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(b) Vallabh bhai Patel
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Mahatama Gandhi

(14) Who is known as the Nightingale of India?
(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Annie Besant
(c) Asha Bhosle
(d) Lata Mangeshkar

(15) Since when India had been recognized as a republic?
(a) August 15, 1950
(b) August 15, 1927
(c) January 26, 1950
(d) January 15, 1955

(16) Who was the First President of India?
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Mahaatamaa Gandhi
(c) S. Radhakrishnan
(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(17) Who is the author of the National Anthem of India?
(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

(18) What does the blue wheel that appears in the Indian national flag stand for?
(a) The wheel of law of justice
(b) The wheel of religion
(c) The wheel of Krishna
(d) The wheel of fortune

(19) Which colors are in Indian National Flag?
(a) Red, Yellow, Green, Blue
(b) Orange, White, Green, Blue
(c) Maroon, Green, Yellow, Violet
(d) Black, Orange, Green, Violet

(20) Who gave the slogan “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

(21) Who was the first Prime Minister of India ?
(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

(22) The 'Tenure System' in the Central Services was started by
(a) Lord Macaulay
(b) Lord Curzon
(c) Lord Ripon
(d) Sardar Patel

(23) Where did the formation of Aazaad Hind Fauj take Place?
(a) Thailand
(b) Singapore
(c) Russia
(d) Germany

Who was the first British Governor General of Independent India?
Lord Mountbatten

Who was the first Indian Governor General of India?
AC Rajagopalachari. He is the only Indian Governor General of India and the last Governor General of India.

Which is the Indian National Anthem?
Jana Gana Mana Adhinaayak Jaya Hey

Who is called the Nightingale of India?
Sarojini Naidu

Did democracy exist before also in India?
Yes. The inscriptions on the walls of the Sundar Varad Temple in Uttiramerur, near Kaancheepuram, show how democracy was practiced 1,000 years ago. This temple was built around 750 AD during the Pallav rule, but underwent a second great renovation in the hands of Rajendra Chola in 1013 AD, and again in the reign of the great Vijayanagar Emperor, Krishnadev Raaya in 1520 AD. This village is known for its historic inscription of a written constitution that deals with elections to the village assembly, qualifications required of candidates contesting in elections, circumstances under which a candidate may be disqualified, mode of election, tenure of the elected candidates and the right of the public to recall the elected members when they failed to discharge their duties properly and so on. It is interesting how in every aspect of life the highest standard of democracy was enforced in the village of Uttiramerur.

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