Khilafat Movement -Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Who of the following had started the Khilafat Movement? Choose the answer from the codes given below:
1. Shaukat Ali
2. Mohammad Ali

3. Shariatullah
4. Abul Kalam Azad

Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) I, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]


2. Who among the following, were prominent leaders of the ‘Khilafat Movement’?

(a) Maulana Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali
(b) Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Shaukat Ali
(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai
(d) Rafi Ahmed Kidwai and Shaukat Ali

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


3. Which of the following were the main objectives of the Khilafat Movement?
1. To rouse anti-British feelings among the Muslims of India.
2. To reform the Muslim society.
3. To demand separate electorates and preserve the Khilafat.
4. To save the Ottoman Empire and preserve the Khilafat.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


4. Who was elected as President of the All India Khilafat Conference in 1919?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(c) Maulana Shaukat Ali
(d) Motilal Nehru

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


5. Why did Mahatma Gandhi support the Khilafat Movement?

(a) The Khalifa had given shelter to Indian revolutionaries
(b) Gandhiji wanted to win the support of the Indian Muslims against the British
(c) The Khalifa supported the Indian struggle for freedom
(d) The Khalifa was a friend of Gandhiji

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


6. Khilafat Movement was supported by:

(a) Hume
(b) Sir Sayyed
(c) Curzon
(d) Gandhiji

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


7. Who viewed the Khilafat Movement as an opportunity for integrating Hindus and Muslims which will not appear again within the coming hundred years?

(a) Ali Brothers
(b) Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

[40th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1995]


8. Who one of the following had renounced the title of Haziq-ul-Mulk during the Khilafat agitation?

(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Mohammad Ali
(c) Shaukat Ali
(d) Hakim Ajmal Khan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


9. Who warned Gandhiji not to encourage fanaticism of Muslim religious leaders and their followers:

(a) Agha Khan
(b) Ajmal Khan
(c) Hasan Imam
(d) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

[U.P. P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


10. Who among the following had denounced the participation of Mahatma Gandhi in the Khilafat Movement?

(a) Mohammad Ali
(b) Shaukat Ali
(c) Abul Kalam Azad
(d) M.A. Jinnah

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


11. Which one of the following was the result of the Khilafat movement?

(a) Hindu-Muslim differences were narrowed down
(b) Language problems became acute
(c) Hindu-Muslim riots increased
(d) Hindus were suppressed

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


12. The person who on April 4, 1919, delivered a speech on Hindu-Muslim unity from the pulpit of Jama Masjid in Delhi was –

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Mahamana Malviya
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Swami Shraddhanand

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


13. The Congress supported the Khilafat Movement mainly for:
1. Reinstatement of Caliph
2. Removal of Caliph
3. Getting the sympathy of the Muslims
4. Marginalising Jinnah in the Congress
Code :

(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

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


14. Which of the following Indian leaders did not support the Khilafat Movement?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) Madan Mohan Malviya
(c) Mohammad Ali
(d) Swami Shraddhanand

[U.P. P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]


15. In which city was the conference of the Khilafat Committee in 1920 held that requested Gandhiji to assume the leadership of the Non-co-operation Movement?

(a) Lucknow
(b) Lahore
(c) Allahabad
(d) Karachi

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


16. “In this instance, we could not play off the Mohammedans against the Hindus.” To which one of the following events did this remark of Aitchison relate?

(a) Revolt of 1857
(b) Champaran Satyagraha (1917)
(c) Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement (1919-22)
(d) August Movement of 1942

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


17. Moplah Rebellion in 1921 was an offshoot of :

(a) Khilafat Movement
(b) Mutiny of 1857
(c) Swadeshi Movement
(d) Non-Cooperation Movement

[43rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1999]