Indigo MCQ Question Answers Class 12 English Chapter 5


Indigo MCQ Class 12


CBSE Class 12 English Chapter 5 Indigo Multiple Choice Question Answers from Flamingo Book


Indigo MCQ Question Answers – CBSE has introduced a new exam pattern that includes MCQs. Here we have compiled MCQs of Class 12 English Chapter 5, Indigo by Louis Fischer for students to practice. Students of Class 12 can prepare the MCQs of Chapter 5 from the Flamingo reader published by NCERT. Each question has four options followed by the correct answer. Students can also take a free test of these MCQs of Indigo.


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Q1- Who is the author of Indigo?

A) Louis Fischer
B) Leo Tolstoy
C) Mark Twain
D) Charles Dickens


Q2- Where was the author born?

A) in Philadelphia.
B) In Yugoslavia
C) In Scotland
D) None


Q3- When did the author serve in the British army?

A) 1918 – 1920
B) 1909 – 1910
C) 1912-1913
D) 1900-1902


Q4- Which University was the author a member of?

A) Harvard University
B) Princeton University
C) University of Columbia
D) Oxford University


Q5- Indigo is an excerpt from which book of the author?

A) Men and Politics
B) Life of Lenin
C) The Life of Mahatma Gandhi.
D) None


Q6- What is the message conveyed in the lesson Indigo?

A) Efficient lawyers
B) Speak aloud
C) Wise and courageous leadership can resolve any problem.
D) None


Q7- Why did M.K. 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


Q8- 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


Q9- Why was Motihari back with peasants?

A) Because of people’s rights
B) Because of the oppression of the British
C) Because their champion was in trouble
D) None


Q10- 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
D) None


Q11- 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


Q12- How much did Gandhi ji ask the Indigo planters to pay to the farmers?

B) 40%
C) 30%
D) 50%


Q13- How much did Indigo planters offer to pay?

A) 30%
B) 10%
C) 25%
D) 40%


Q14- 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


Q15- 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


Q16- What problems were faced by the Champaran Indigo sharecroppers?

A) Poverty
B) Were forced to grow Indigo
C) Unable to raise voice
D) Illiteracy


Q17- Why did Gandhiji decide to go to Muzaffarpur?

A) To have detailed information of the sharecroppers of Champaran
B) To have information about lawyers
C) To know different capacities of the people
D) To have a personal bond with the people


Q18- Who briefed Gandhiji at Muzaffarpur?

A) Government officers
B) Politicians
C) Farmers
D) Lawyers


Q19- Who was Raj Kumar Shukla?

A) A lawyer
B) A government official
C) A politician
D) A poor peasant



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Q20- Where was the annual congress party session held?

A) At Varanasi
B) At Mumbai
C) At Bangalore
D) At Lucknow


Q21- Why did Raj Kumar Shukla come to Lucknow at Annual Congress party session?

A) To be rich
B) To be famous
C) To fight and get money
D) To complain against injustice of landlord system in Bihar


Q22- Why did Mr. Shukla meet Gandhiji?

A) to seek his guidance for his own upliftment
B) to get ideas to be famous
C) to learn the art of speaking
D) to seek his help for the poor sharecroppers


Q23- Why is Champaran famous?

A) For fighting
B) For Indigo
C) Because Gandhiji visited
D) For the first Satyagrah movement in 1917


Q24- Why was Satyagrah Movement launched in Champaran?

A) For Gandhiji’s upliftment
B) For raising funds
C) For getting business
D) For the upliftment of the farmers


Q25- Where was Champaran?

A) In Lucknow
B) In Delhi
C) In Uttar Pradesh
D) A district of Bihar in British India


Q26- 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


Q27- 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 they were leaving India
D) They gave 15% of landholding and entire Indigo harvest


Q28- Why did Gandhiji agree to the planter’s offer of 25% refund to the farmers?

A) Because of money
B) Because of fear of loss
C) Because of fear of power
D) Because more than money, prestige of farmers was important


Q29- Who was Sir Edmund in the lesson Indigo?

A) A British lawyer
B) A british Businessman
C) A British Politician
D) An Administrator in Indian Civil Services


Q30- Where was Sir Edmund posted?

A) In East India
B) In Purvanchal
C) In Uttarpradesh
D) At Bihar & Orissa Province in Bengal Presidency of British India


Q31- What was the statement that Gandhiji read pleading himself guilty?

A) That he was a law breaker
B) That he wanted to command respect
C) He was not a law breaker and came to render humanitarian and national service
D) None


Q32- Why did Gandhiji protest at Motihari court house?

A) To be famous
B) To show his power
C) To humiliate the British
D) To protest the court’s order to postpone the trial


Q33- 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


Q34- How did Kasturba help Gandhiji?

A) By speaking to the people
B) By walking with him
C) By moving here and there
D) By teaching Ashram rules and cleanliness


Q35- What was the attitude of the average Indian in smaller localities towards advocates of home rule?

A) Very welcoming
B) Very courageous
C) Pleasing
D) Very fearful and indifferent


Q36- What was the purpose of the advocates of home rule?

A) To get money
B) To be popular
C) To instigate the people
D) To encourage people to participate in the freedom movement


Q37- What was the condition of the peasants in Champaran?

A) Very happy
B) Independent
C) Very rich
D) Terror stricken and oppressed


Q38- Whom did Gandhiji send a telegram to ?

A) Sir Edmund
B) British Government
C) Peasants
D) Prof. J.B Kriplani


Q39- Where did Gandhiji stay for two days?

A) At a peasant’s house
B) At a lawyer’s house
C) In a guest house
D) At Prof. Malkani’s house


Q40- Why was the government baffled?

A) Because of lawyer’s power
B) Because of farmers
C) Because of sharecroppers
D) Because of the success of the Satyagrah movement by peasants


Q41. What does Gandhi’s fight in Champaran signify?


  1. The power of effective leadership
  2. The power of lawyers
  3. The power of farmers
  4. The power of money
Q42. Indigo is an excerpt from a book named _____.  


  1. Men and Politics
  2. Life of Lenin
  3. The Life of Mahatma Gandhi.
  4. None
Q43. Who volunteered to work in Champaran?

  1. two disciples of Gandhi and their wives
  2. Kasturba and the eldest son of Gandhi
  3. Mahadev Desai and his wife
  4. Narhari Prasad and his wife




1 A 11 C 21 D 31 C
2 A 12 D 22 D 32 D
3 A 13 C 23 D 33 A
4 B 14 C 24 D 34 D
5 C 15 A 25 D 35 D
6 C 16 B 26 D 36 D
7 A 17 A 27 D 37 D
8 A 18 D 28 D 38 D
9 C 19 D 29 D 39 D
10 A 20 D 30 D 40 D
41 A 42 C 43 A


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