Nationalism in India


The Congress was unwilling to support ‘no rent' campaigns during Civil Disobedience movement. Give reason.


Because it did not want to raise issue that might upset the rich peasants and landlords.


Nationalism in India

Q 1.

Why Gandhiji decided to withdraw the Non-Cooperation Movement.

Q 2.

What is meant by the idea of Satyagraha ?
Explain the idea of Satyagraha according to Gandhiji.               [CBSE 2014 (D)]

Q 3.

Why was the Civil Disobedience Movement called off by Gandhiji ? [CBSE March 2012 (O)]

Q 4.

Who was Baba Ramchandra ?

Q 5.

When was Non-Cooperation Movement withdrawn by Gandhiji ? Give reason.

Q 6.

Who was Alluri Sitaram Raju ?

Q 7.

Plantation workers too had their own understanding of Gandhiji's notion of Swaraj."Explain.

Q 8.

How did Mahatma Gandhi react against the Rowlatt Act ?

Q 9.

What were the major demands of the peasants who participated in the Non ­cooperation Khilafat movement ? Mention any two ?

Q 10.

"The effects of Non-cooperation on the economic front were more dramtic."Explain.
Explain the effects of Non-Cooperation Movement on the economic front.
[CBSE 2014 (F)] Or
Explain the impact of Non-Cooperation Movement in the economic field.
[CBSE 2012]

Q 11.

Why was the Simon Commission constituted ? Why was the commission rejected by the Indians ?

Q 12.

Under what circumstances, the Puma Swaraj was demanded by the Congress ?
Mention the main contents of resolution passed in the Lahore Session of Indian National Congress in December 1929 held under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.  [CBSE2014]
Explain the reason for the Lahore Session of the Congress in 1929 to be called the historical session.

Q 13.

Why did the business class participate in  the Civil Disobedience Movement ?  [CBSE 2014(D)]

Q 14.

Explain the course of the Salt March.  CBSE 2014(0)

Q 15.

Explain the role of Ambedkar in uplifting the dalits or the depressed classes.  [CBSE March 2011]

Q 16.

When was the Non-cooperation Khilafat Movement launched?

Q 17.

Why the tribal peasants participated in the Non-cooperation Khilafat movement ?

Q 18.

When was Gandhi Irwin Pact signed ?

Q 19.

How did the British government respond to protests, clashes and attacks by the Indian against the Jallianwala Bagh incident ?

Q 20.

Write a newspaper report on: The Simon Commission.

Q 21.

Name any four places where Satyagraha was launched by Gandhiji.

Q 22.

Name the Commission which was formed to look into the functioning of the constitu ­tional system in India. Who was the President of the Commission.

Q 23.

What were circumstances which led to Jallianwala Bagh incident ? Describe in brief the reaction of the people immediately after the incident.  [CBSE 2009 (F)] Or
Explain the impact of Jallianwala Bagh incident on the people. [CBSE 2014 (O)]

Q 24.

Carefully study the given paragraph from your textbook and answer the questions that follows :
As the news of the Jallianwala Bagh spread, crowds took to the streets in many North Indian towns. There were strikes and clashes with the police and attacks on government buildings. The government responded with brutal repression, seeking to humiliate and terrorise people: Satyagrahis were forced to rub their noses on the ground, crawl on the streets, and do salaam (salute) to all sahibs ; people were flogged and villages (around Gujranwala in Punjab, now in Pakistan) were bombed. Seeing violence spread, Mahatma Gandhi called off the movement.
(i) Which Movement was called off by Gandhiji ?
(ii) Why was the Movement launched ?

Q 25.

Mention the great men whose work spread the passion for freedom.

Q 26.

Name the Act which gave enormous powers to the government to repress political activities.

Q 27.

Name any two organisations which were formed by the business class to organise their business interests.

Q 28.

Why did the tribal people join the Non ­Cooperation Movement ?

Q 29.

Why was the Swaraj Party formed? By whom was the party formed ?

Q 30.

Why the industrial working class did not participate in the Civil Disobedience Movement in large numbers ? Mention any two demands of the workers who participated in the movement.  [CBSE 2014(F)]
“The Congress was reluctant to include the demands of industrial workers in its programme of struggle.” Analyse the reasons. [CBSE 2015 (D)]

Q 31.

Why did the political leaders differ sharply over the question of separate electorates ?[CBSE2015]

Q 32.

Discuss: The Salt March to make clear why it was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism.

Q 33.

Why did Mahatma Gandhi call off Rowlatt Satyagraha ?

Q 34.

Why the rich peasants became enthusiastic supporters of the Civil Disobedience movement?

Q 35.

What did the image of Bharat Mata painted by Abanindranath Tagore portray?         [CBSE 2014]

Q 36.

Give a brief account of Lokmanya Tilak.

Q 37.

What were the 3 principles of Satyagraha?

Q 38.

Write a newspaper report on: The Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Q 39.

Name any two methods used by Gandhiji to fight against the Britishers.

Q 40.

Name the General who was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh incident.

Q 41.

Who organised the dalits into the Depressed Classes Association ?

Q 42.

What was the impact of the First World War on India ?[CBSE 2015]
Explain new economic and political situations created in India during the First World War.                 [CBSE 2008 (O)]
What was the impact of the First World War on the economic conditions in India ?  [CBSE March 2011, 2013 (D)]

Q 43.

What were the factors responsible for the gradual slow down of the Non ­Cooperation movement ?  [CBSE 2008 (D), 2013 (D)]
Why did the Non-Cooperation Movement gradually slow down in the cities ? Give reasons.  [CBSE March 2011, 2014, 21015 (D)]

Q 44.

What is meant by the idea of satyagraha?

Q 45.

Who was Abdul Ghaffar khan ?

Q 46.

What was Gandhi-Irwin Pact ?

Q 47.

Who was the writer of the book, Hind Swaraj'. What was the theme of the book?
Explain the ideas of Gandhiji as he expressed in the famous book ‘Hind Swaraj’ regarding Non-cooperation.  [CBSE 2012]

Q 48.

Discuss the Salt March to make clear why it was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism.    [CBSE 2015 (O)]

Q 49.

Imagine you are a woman participating in the Civil Disobedience Movement. Explain what the experience meant to your life.
Women played a very important role in the Civil Disobedience Movement.' Explain.

Q 50.

Mention any three efforts made by Gandhiji to get Harijans their rights.  [CBSE March 2011]