Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi Movement -Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Which of the following occurred last:

(a) Annexation Policy
(b) Partition of Bengal
(c) Permanent Settlement
(d) Subsidiary Alliance

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


2. With reference to the Civil Administration in 1905, which of the statements is/are correct?

1. Lord Curzon decided to rearrange the provincial boundaries.
2. A new province was constituted, called East Bengal and Assam.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


3. Anti partition movement of Bengal was initiated on:

(a) 20th July 1905
(b) 7th August 1905
(c) 16th October 1905
(d) 7th November 1905

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


4. The Declaration of Partition of Bengal was done on -:

(a) 19th July 1905
(b) 7th August 1905
(c) 15th August 1905
(d) 16th October 1905
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


5. In the context of the Indian Freedom Struggle, 16th October 1905 is well-known for which one of the following reasons?

(a) The formal proclamation of the Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town hall
(b) Partition of Bengal came into effect.
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal of the Indian National Congress was Swaraj.
(d) Lokmanya Tilak started Swadeshi Movement in Poona.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2009]


6. Which movement started after the Partition of Bengal?

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

[59th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


7. The Swadeshi Movement took place in India during -:

(a) the Champaran Satyagraha of Gandhiji
(b) the anti-Bengal partition agitation
(c) the protest against the Rowlatt Act
(d) the Non-Cooperation Movement
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


8. Name the Viceroy of India concerned with the Bengal partition –

(a) Lord Hardinge
(b) Lord Curzon
(c) Lord Lytton
(d) Lord Minto

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997, Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


9. The Governor-General who partitioned Bengal?

(a) Curzon
(b) Canning
(c) Minto
(d) Mayo

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


10. The Lieutenant Governor of Bengal at the time of the Partition of Bengal was :

(a) Sir Andrew Fraser
(b) H.H. Risley
(c) Brodrick
(d) A.T. Arundel

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


11. Who among the following led the agitation against the partition of Bengal (1905)?

(a) Surendranath Bannerjee
(b) C.R. Das
(c) Ashutosh Mukherjee
(d) Rabindranath Tagore

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


12. Who among the following were the critics of the Swadeshi movement and pleaded for a better understanding between the East and the West?

(a) W.C. Banerjee
(b) S.N. Bannerjee
(c) R.N. Tagore
(d) B. G. Tilak

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


13. Who was the first to suggest the boycott of British goods in Bengal?

(a) Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Krishna Kumar Mitra
(c) Motilal Ghosh
(d) Satish Chandra Mukherjee

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


14. Boycott of British goods was adopted as a national policy in –

(a) 1899
(b) 1901
(c) 1903
(d) 1905

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


15. Partition of Bengal was done mainly for :

(a) To divide the Hindu and Muslims
(b) For administrative convenience
(c) To weaken the growth of Nationalism in Bengal
(d) For the development of Bengal

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


16. The following programs were launched by the nationalist against the partition of Bengal :

1. Boycott
2. Swadeshi

3. Non-co-operation
4. National Education

Select the correct answer :

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3, and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4
(e) None of these

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


17. Which movement was started as a reaction to the Partition of Bengal?

(a) Non-Cooperation Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Swadeshi Movement
(d) Purna Swaraj Movement
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


18. With reference to the Swadeshi Movement, consider the following statements :

1. It contributed to the revival of indigenous artisan crafts and industries.
2. The National Council of Education was established as a part of the Swadeshi Movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


19. The ‘Swadeshi’ and Boycott were adopted as methods of the struggle for the first time during the

(a) agitation against the Partition of Bengal
(b) Home Rule Movement
(c) Non-Cooperation Movement
(d) visit of the Simon Commission to India

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


20. What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi Movement?

(a) The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon
(b) A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak
(c) The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Singh; and the passing of the Punjab Colonization Bill
(d) Death sentence pronounced on the Chapekar brothers

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


21. Bengal was partitioned in 1905, but due to opposition it was again divided in –

(a) 1906
(b) 1916
(c) 1911
(d) 1909

[46th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2003]


22. In which year partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon was canceled?

(a) 1911
(b) 1904
(c) 1906
(d) 1907

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1993, U.P. P.C.S (Pre) 1991]


23. When was Bengal reunited due to the protests by Indians?

(a) 1905
(b) 1911
(c) 1947
(d) 1971

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


24. The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until –

(a) The First World War, when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition, was ended
(b) King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911
(c) Gandhi launched his Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) The Partition of India in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


25. Who was the leader of the Swadeshi Movement in Madras?

(a) Srinivas Shastri
(b) Rajagopalachari
(c) Chidambaram Pillai
(d) Chintamani

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


26. Who among the following led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi?

(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Ajit Singh
(c) Lajpat Rai
(d) Syed Haidar Raja

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


27. Which of the following classes was mainly unaffected by the Swadeshi Movement of 1905?

(i) Women
(ii) Farmers

(iii) Muslim
(iv) Intellectuals

Select your answer to the following codes –

(a) i and ii
(b) i, ii and iii
(c) ii and iii
(d) i and ii

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


28. Vande Mataram became the theme song of the Indian National Movement during –

(a) Swadeshi Movement
(b) Champaran Movement
(c) Anti-movement of Rowlatt Act
(d) Non-cooperation movement

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


29. With reference to the period of the extremist nationalist movement in India with its spirit of Swadeshi, which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Liyakat Hussain led the Muslim peasants of Barisal in their agitations
(b) In 1889, the scheme of national education was formulated by Satish Chandra Mukherjee
(c) The Bengal National College was founded in 1906 with Aurobindo as the Principle
(d) Tagore preached the cult of Atmasakti, the main plank of which was the social and economic regeneration of the

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


30. Which of the statement is not correct regarding the ‘Swadeshi Movement’?

(a) Some specific Muslims were joined in it.
(b) Women’s actively participated in this movement
(c) Neither this movement affected Bengal farmers nor they were joined
(d) It was limited to Bengal.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


31. The British journalist H.W. Nevinson was associated with:

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

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


32. Who among the following had founded the ‘Indian Society of Oriental Art’ to revive ancient art traditions of India?

(a) Abanindranath Tagore
(b) Nand Lal Bose
(c) Asit Kumar Haldar
(d) Amrita Shergill

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