The Making of the National Movement: 1870s -1947 MCQs


CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 9 MCQs from the book Our Past III Book | History Chapter 9 “The Making of the National Movement: 1870s -1947” Multiple Choice Questions ‌with Answers

The Making of the National Movement: 1870s -1947 MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 8 History Book Our Past III Chapter 9 – The Making of the National Movement: 1870s -1947.  Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference. Take Free Online MCQs Test for Class 8.



Q1- ______ was a Indian businessman and publicist based in London.


A) Lala Hadayal

B) Dadabhai Naroji

C) Jawaharlal Nehru

D) Bhagat Singh


Q2- _____ was the English founder of Congress. 


A) A O Hume

B) Robert Clive

C) Esther Hill

D) Chris Paul


Q3- _____ was first Muslim President of Indian National Congress.


A) Badruddin Tayabji

B) Abul Kalam Azad

C) Badshah Khan

D) Rahmat Shaikh


Q4- ________ allowed for trial of Europeans by Indians.


A) Ilbert Bill

B) Vernacular Press Act

C) Judiciary Bill

D) Arms Bill


Q5- The struggle for Partition of Bengal came to be known as


a) Khilafat Movement

B) Swadeshi Movement

C) Salt Movement

D) Quit India Movement


Q6- Partition of Bengal was announced in ____.


A) 1902

B) 1905

C) 1909

D) 1907


Q7- Vandemataram Movement took place in _____.


A) Deltaic Andhra

B) Coastal Kerala

C) Konkan region

D) Kashmir


Q8- ______ was a Marathi newspaper edited by Bal Gangadhar Tilak.


A) Muktangan

B) Kesari

C) Sakal

D) Gazette


Q9- ______ was a book written by Dadabhai Naroji.


A) Stripurushtulana

B) Slavery

C) Poverty and Un-British Rule in India

D) My Experiment with Truth


Q10- Lala Lajpat Rai was an active member of _______.


A) Brahmo Samaj

B) Prarthana Samaj

C) Arya Samaj

D) Ved Samaj


Q11- ________ came out in 1878.


A) Vernacular Press Act

B) Indian Contract Act

C) Indian Education Act

D) Sati Act


Q12- Gandhiji arrived in India from _____ in 1915.


A) Japan

B) South Africa


D) China


Q13- The Partition of Bengal was supported by ______.


A) Swaraj Party

B) Communist Party

C) Muslim League

D) Congress


Q14- The Arms Act was passed in ______.


A) 1876

B) 1875

C) 1878

D) 1880


Q15- _______ was the first movement successfully led by Gandhiji in India.


A) Champaran Movement

B) Natal Movement

C) Quit India movement

D) Punjab Movement


Q16- ______ was one of the Congress leaders from Bengal with radical objectives.


A) Bipin Chandra Pal

B) Ravindranath Tagore

C) Raja Rammohan Roy

D) R C Mukherjee


Q17- ______ was passed in 1919.


A) Arms Act

B) Rowlatt Act

C) Simon Act

D) Vernacular Press Act


Q18- ______ was Viceroy of India when partition of Bengal was announced.


A) Lord Curzon

B) Lord Minto

C) Lord Hastings

D) Lord Clive


Q19- ______ returned his knighthood after learning about Jallianwala mascare.


A) Lala Lajpat Rai

B) Mahatma Gandhi

C) Ravindranath Tagore

D) R C Mukherjee


Q20- Freedom is our Birthright slogan was given by ________.


A) Lala Lajpat Rai

B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

C) Laxmi Sehgal

D) Mahatma Gandi


Q21- _____ was one of the leaders of the Khilafat movement.


A) Mohammad Ali

B) Indira Gandhi

C) Badshah Khan

D) Jawaharlal Nehru


Q22- _______ and Muslim League signed a Historic Pact of Lucknow in 1916


A) Communist Party

B) British Empire

C) Congress

D) Socialist Party


Q23- _____ gave up his law practise when Gandhiji started Non-Cooperation Movement


A) C Rajgopalchari

B) M A Jinnah

C) Shaukat Ali

D) Sarojini Naidu


Q24- All India Muslim League was formed in _____ in 1906.


A) Dacca

B) Poona

C) Lahore

D) Peshawar


Q25- Jallianwala Masscare took place in _____.


A) 1919

B) 1921

C) 1924

D) 1917


Q26- Defence Expenditure of British government increased in 1919 after the ______.


A) 1st World War

B) Bengal Famine

C) Himalayan earthquake

D) Japan War


Q27- Gandhiji led Millworkers’ strike in Ahmedabad in _____.


A) 1915

B) 1918

C) 1919

D) 1922


Q28- ____ is an honour that British Crown grants for one’s exceptional public service.


A) Nobel Prize

B) Leed’s Prize

C) Knighthood

D) Shikhar Samman


Q29- Gandhiji had established ______ in South Africa.


A) Sabarmati Ashram

B) Natal Congress

C) Communist Party

D) Labour Union


Q30- Forest Satyagrah was staged by peasants and tribals of Andhra’s _____ district.


A) Guntur

B) Hyderabad

C) Kakatiya

D) Saleh


Q31- Simon Commission was headed by _____.


A) Lord Kingsford

B) Lord Simon

C) Lord Hastings

D) Lord Curzon


Q32- Congress fought for Purna Swaraj under the leadership of ____ in 1930.


A) Subhash Chandra Bose

B) Lala Lajpat Rai

C) Jawaharlal Nehru

D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Q33- ______ was launched in 1930.


A) Civil Disobedience Movement

B) Swarajya Movement

c) Khilafat Movement

D) Workers movement


Q34- Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was founded by ____.


A) Chitta Ranjan Das

B) Bhagat Singh

C) A O Hume

D) Annie Besant


Q35- ____ was a lawyer and freedom fighter from East Bengal.


A) Jatin Das

B) Bipin Chandra Pal

C) Chitta Ranjan Das

D) Tagore


Q36- Gandhiji called of Non-Cooperation movement because of violence in ____


A) Chauri Chaura

B) Cawnpur

C) Bithur

D) Ahmedabad


Q37- Congress supported British in 1st World War as they were critical of _____


A) British.

B) Hitler

C) Lenin

D) Nicholas


Q38- Dandi March was led by ______ in 1930.


A) Mahatma Gandhi

B) Sarojini Naidu

C) Indira Gandhi

D) S C Bose


Q39- _____ persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to allow women to participate in freedom 



A) Ambabai

B) Kamla Nehru

C) Sarojini Naidu

D) Kasturba Gandhi


Q40- The religious functionaries of Sikh Gurdwaras are _____.


A) Mahants

B) Pandits

C) Brahmans

D) Peers


Q41- Sarojini Naidu became Congress President in _____


A) 1925

B) 1922

C) 1924

D) 1926


Q42- Quit India Movement took place in ______.


A) 1942

B) 1949

C) 1940

D) 1939


Q43- The Government of India Act was passed in _____.


A) 1935

B) 1932

C) 1938

D) 1934


Q44- ______ was reorganised by Jinnah after 1934.


A) Muslim League

B) Swatantra Party

C) Communist Party

D) Forward Block


Q45- Khudai Khidmatgars was founded by _______.


A) S C Bose

B) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

C) Maulana Azad

D) Liaquat Ali Khan


Q46- ______ was the first woman president of Congress.


A) Annie Besant

B) Sarojini Naidu

C) Laxmi Sehgal

D) Ambabai


Q47- _____ was a symbol of Hindu – Muslim Unity till 1920.


A) M A Jinnah

B) Badshah Khan

C) Dara Shikoh

D) Maulana Azad


Q48- ______ was formed by Subhash Chandra Bose.


A) Indian National Army

B) Army Regiment

C) Judicial Movement

D) Swarajya Party


Q49- Provincial autonomy was prescribed under _______ of 1935.


A) Rowlatt Act

B) Vernacular Press Act

C) Government of India Act

D) Arms Act


Q50- Ahmedabad is located on the banks of _____


A) Mahi

B) Sabarmati

C) Narmada

D) Godavari


Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 9 – The Making of the National Movement: 1870s -1947 MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 B 21 A 41 A
2 A 22 C 42 A
3 A 23 A 43 A
4 A 24 A 44 A
5 B 25 A 45 B
6 B 26 A 46 B
7 A 27 B 47 A
8 B 28 C 48 A
9 C 29 B 49 C
10 C 30 A 50 B
11 A 31 B
12 B 32 C
13 C 33 A
14 C 34 B
15 A 35 C
16 A 36 A
17 B 37 B
18 A 38 A
19 C 39 C
20 B 40 A



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