Moderates and Extremists in Congress-Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The protest method of moderate leaders of the Congress was?

(a) Non-Co-operation
(b) Constitutional agitation
(c) Passive resistance
(d) Civil disobedience

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


2. Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of ‘moderates’ and ‘extremists’?

(a) Swadeshi Movement
(b) Quit India Movement
(c) Non-cooperation Movement
(d) Civil Disobedience Movement

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


3. Most of the moderate leaders hailed from :

(a) Rural areas
(b) Urban areas
(c) Both rural and urban areas
(d) Punjab

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


4. Which of the following continuously from 1904 onwards emphasized on the grant of ‘self-rule’ to India?

(a) S. N. Banerjee
(b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Firoz Shah Mehta
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji

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


5. Which one of the following was not an extremist?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Madan Lal
(c) Udham Singh
(d) G.K. Gokhale

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


6. Who among the following was not an outstanding leader of extreme Nationalism?

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(b) Bipin Chandra Pal
(c) Lokmanya Tilak
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


7. Who established the ‘Servants of India Society’?

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Bipin Chandra Pal
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) Bhagat Singh
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


8. Who among the following was not an extremist nationalist leader?

(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) B.G. Tilak
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) G.K. Gokhale

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


9. Who accused the Indian National Congress of practicing ‘politics of prayer, petition and protest’:

(a) Lala Hardayal
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Sardar Bhagat Singh

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2002]


10. Who accused the Indian National Congress of practicing politics of, pray and petition, and protest?

(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) M.A. Jinnah
(c) S.C. Bose
(d) Annie Besant

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


11. The Congress policy of prayer and petition ultimately came to an end under the guidance of:

(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


12. Who called the Indian National Congress a “Begging Institute”?

(a) B.C. Pal
(b) Tilak
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
(d) None of them

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


13. The Indian National Movement came to be dominated by the extremists after –

(a) 1906
(b) 1909
(c) 1914
(d) 1919

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


14. Which one of the following leaders belonged to the Extremist wing of the Congress?

(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) G.K. Gokhale
(d) S.N. Banerjee

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


15. Who among the following was not known as a moderate in the National Movement?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) M.G. Ranade
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, 45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


16. Who is popularly known as ‘Sher-e-Punjab’?

(a) Rajguru
(b) Bhagat Singh
(c) Lal Lajpat Rai
(d) Udham Singh

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


17. Who among the following was not associated with the Moderates in the Indian National Congress?

(a) Ferozshah Mehta
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

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


18. Who among the following is known as the “Bombay Triumvirate”?

(a) Tilak, Gokhale, Naoroji
(b) Mehta, Tilak, Tyabji
(c) Mehta, Telang, Tyabji
(d) Naoroji, Telang, Deshmukh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


19. Who among the following was considered by Lala Lajpat Rai as his political guru?

(a) Garibaldi
(b) Vivekanand
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) Mazzini

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


20. Who of the following was not a moderate:

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) A.O.Hume
(d) Madan Mohan Malviya

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


21. Who among the following leaders was a supporter of ‘Swadeshi’?

(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Feroz Shah Mehta
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


22. Who among the following is known as the father of ‘Indian Unrest’–

(a) A. O. Hume
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Lokmanya Tilak
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

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


23. Who called Bal Gangadhar Tilak the ‘Father of Indian Unrest’?

(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Vincent Smith
(c) Valentine Chirol
(d) Henry Cotton

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


24. Who said, “Tilak is the Father of Indian Unrest”?

(a) V. Chirol
(b) Louis Fischer
(c) Web Miller
(d) Lord Reading

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


25. Who among the following has been called the ‘Father of Indian Unrest’?

(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) G.K. Gokhale
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

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


26. After the sentence of B.G. Tilak, who among the following had pleaded for mercy and said: “My interest in Tilak is that of a Sanskrit scholar”?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Max Muller
(c) Bipin Chandra Pal
(d) William Jones

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


27. Which extremist leader of the freedom movement was given 6 years of jail punishment in 1908?

(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Arvind Ghosh

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


28. In 1908, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was imprisoned for –

(a) 5 years
(b) 6 years
(c) 7 years
(d) 8 years

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


29. Which one of the following defines extremist ideology during the early phase of the Indian freedom movement?

(a) Stimulating the production of indigenous articles by giving them preference over imported commodities.
(b) Obtaining self-government by aggressive means in place of petitions and constitutional ways.
(c) Providing national education according to the requirements of the country.
(d) Organizing coups against the British empire through military revolt.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


30. The Indian Muslims, in general, were not attracted to the extremist movement because of the:

(a) influence of Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan
(b) the anti-Muslim attitude of extremist leaders
(c) the indifference shown to Muslim aspirations
(d) extremists’ policy of harping on the Hindu part

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


31. Assertion (A) : Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a communalist.
Reason (R): He used religion as a political weapon.
Select your answer by using the codes given below :

(a) A and R both are correct, and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) A and R both are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is correct, but R is wrong.
(d) A is wrong, but R is correct.

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2001]


32. Bal Gangadhar Tilak came to be known as ‘Lokmanya Tilak’ when –

(a) he became a popular teacher
(b) he started a popular newspaper
(c) the government accused him in the Rand Murder Case
(d) he started the Shivaji and Ganpati festivals
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


33. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of Lokmanya during :

(a) Swadeshi Movement
(b) Revolutionary Movement
(c) Home Rule Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


34. Ganpati festival in Maharashtra was started by :

(a) B.G.Tilak
(b) M.G. Ranade
(c) Bipin Chandra Pal
(d) Aurobindo Ghosh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]

35. Who among the following transformed the traditional Ganapati festival of Maharashtra into a national festival and gave it a political character?

(a) Ramdas
(b) Shivaji
(c) Mahadev Govind Ranade
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


36. Along with Mahatma Gandhi who amongst the following Muslims did lift the bier of Bal Gangadhar Tilak?

(a) Shaukat Ali
(b) Mohammad Ali
(c) Maulana A.K. Azad
(d) M.A. Ansari

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