Civil Disobedience Movement -Old Year Questions and Answers

1. At which Congress Session was the working committee authorized to launch a program for Civil Disobedience?

(a) Bombay
(b) Lahore
(c) Lucknow
(d) Tripura

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


2. Which one of the following began with the Dandi March?

(a) Home Rule Movement
(b) Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Quit India Movement.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


3. Dandi March was undertaken in :

(a) 1932
(b) 1931
(c) 1929
(d) 1930

[44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


4. When did the ‘Dandi March’ begin?

(a) 31 December 1929
(b) 26 January 1930
(c) 12 March 1930
(d) 6 April 1930

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


5. Gandhiji started Dandi March from :

(a) Champaran
(b) Sabarmati
(c) Bardoli
(d) Dandi

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1999, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


6. Which one of the following provinces had the highest number of Satyagrahis in Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March?

(a) Bihar
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Bengal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


7. In which of the following movements women’s participation is considered to be the maximum?

(a) Non-Cooperation Movement
(b) Salt Satyagraha
(c) Bardoli March
(d) Quit India Movement

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


8. Who among the following participated in the Salt Satyagraha of Gandhi?

(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
(c) Kamla Devi Chattopadhyaya
(d) All of these

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


9. What was the ultimate goal of Gandhiji’s Salt Satyagraha?

(a) Repeal of Salt laws
(b) Curtailment of the government’s power
(c) Economic relief to the common people
(d) ‘Purna Swaraj’ for India
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C (Pre.) 2017]


10. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement by:

(a) Sevagram
(b) Dandi
(c) Sabarmati
(d) Wardha

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019, I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


11. For how many days did Dandi March last?

(a) 10 days
(b) 20 days
(c) 24 days
(d) 30 days
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2020]


12. With reference to the Civil Disobedience Movement which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Mahatma Gandhi was not punished for violating the salt law.
2. Madan Mohan Malviya, Devadas Gandhi, and K.M. Munsi were punished for violating the salt law.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.


(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


13. The Civil Disobedience Movement started with :

(a) Declaration of Home Rule
(b) Partition of Bengal
(c) Dandi March
(d) Declaration of Poorna Swaraj by the Congress

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


14. Dandi March started to

(a) Support the salt law
(b) Break the salt law
(c) Support the Rowlatt Act
(d) Oppose the Rowlatt Act

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


15. The historic “Dandi March” is associated with–

(a) Boycott of elections
(b) Violation of “Salt Law.”
(c) Hindu-Muslim Unity
(d) Abolition of untouchability

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


16. Which event occurred first?

(a) Dandi March
(b) Quit India Movement
(c) Arrival of Simon Commission
(d) Gandhi-Irwin Pact

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


17. The date April 6, 1930, is known in Indian History for –

(a) Dandi March of M. Gandhi.
(b) First Round Table Conference in London.
(c) Gandhi-Irwin Pact.
(d) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


18. Assertion (A): The salt agitation was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930.
Reason (R): Mahatma Gandhi’s object was to make salt available free to the poor.
In the context of the above statements which of the following is correct:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


19. The statement: “I want world sympathy in this battle of Right against Might,” is associated with :

(a) Non-Cooperation Movement
(b) Gandhi’s Dandi March
(c) Individual Satyagraha
(d) Quit India Movement

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


20. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March?

(a) It was started at Sabarmati Ashram
(b) The march terminated at Dandi, a village beside the sea.
(c) Mahatma Gandhi prepared salt at the seashore.
(d) It was altogether a pedestrian march.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


21. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March?

(a) It was an altogether pedestrian march.
(b) It started at Sabarmati Ashram and ended at Dandi.
(c) The entire march from Sabarmati was covered in 24 days
(d) The march was started on 15 March 1930

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


22. After, the arrest of Gandhiji during Salt Satyagraha, who took his place as the leader of the movement?

(a) Abbas Taiyabji
(b) Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d) Sardar Patel

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


23. Where was Mahatma Gandhi when a raid was made by Congress volunteers on Dharsana Salt Depot?

(a) In Yerawada Jail.
(b) In Sabarmati Jail
(c) Agha Khan Palace Poona
(d) In Ahmadnagar Fort Jail

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


24. Acharya Vinoba Bhave was arrested for the first time for taking part in :

(a) Bardoli movement
(b) Champaran Satyagraha
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Non-Cooperation Movement

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


25. Gandhiji stayed with a foreign journalist in his Sabarmati Ashram during the Dandi March. He was –

(a) Richard Greg
(b) Webb Miller
(c) Kirby Page
(d) Louie Fischer

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2003, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


26. The name of the foreign journalist who reported about Satyagraha at Dharsana salt works was

(a) Francis Louis
(b) Mark Tully
(c) Web Miller
(d) Philip Sprat

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre.) 2021]


27. Who amongst the following Americans was with Mahatma Gandhi during his ‘Dandi March’?

(a) H. N. Brailsford
(b) Webb Miller
(c) G. Slocombe
(d) James Patterson

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


28. Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930?

(a) V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
(b) C. Rajagopalachari
(c) K. Kamaraj
(d) Annie Besant

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


29. During the Indian freedom struggle, the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts called for:

(a) The Union of Pakhtun tribal areas in the northwest with the Afghanistan
(b) The adoption of terrorist tactics and methods for terrorizing and finally ousting the colonial rulers
(c) The adoption of communist revolutionist ideology for political and social reform
(d) The Pathan regional nationalist unity and a struggle against colonialism

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


30. ‘Red Shirt’ organization was founded to

(a) Make independent Pakhtunistan
(b) Fix the construction of Pakistan
(c) Throw out the Britishers
(d) Make India a communist country after the independence

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


31. The leader of the ‘Lal Kurti’ Movement was –

(a) Maulana Azad
(b) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
(c) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(d) Iqbal

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009, Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


32. The soldiers of the Garhwal Regiment refused to fire on the revolutionaries in –

(a) Khilafat Movement
(b) Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

[U.P. P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004]


33. Whose name is associated with the ‘Peshawar Incident’ of 1930?

(a) General B. C. Joshi
(b) Major Dhan Singh Thapa
(c) Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali
(d) Prem Shing Negi

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


34. At the time of the National Movement who started the ‘Dash Roja’ periodical?

(a) Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(b) Abdul Gaffar Khan
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

[Chhhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


35. Jiatrang Movement started in :

(a) Nagaland
(b) Tripura
(c) Manipur
(d) Mizoram

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


36. Agitation against Chaukidari Tax in Begusarai was a part of-

(a) Non-cooperation movement
(b) Civil disobedience movement
(c) Quit India movement
(d) Khilafat movement

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997]


37. Who led the Salt Satyagraha in Bhagalpur

(a) Shri Krishna Singh
(b) Mahadev Lal Sarraf
(c) Kumar Mishra
(d) Satyanarayan
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


38. After the failure of the Civil Disobedience movement, Gandhiji gave importance to :

(a) Constructive programs
(b) Limited use of violence
(c) Negotiation with British
(d) None of the above

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


39. Prabhavati Devi was a freedom fighter in which field?

(a) Champaran
(b) Patna
(c) Bhagalpur
(d) Shahabad

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]