Peasant Movement and Kisan Sabha – Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The first peasant movement in India was:

(a) Champaran
(b) Bardoli
(c) Begu
(d) Bijolia

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


2. Who among the following was not associated with the formation of U.P. Kisan Sabha in February 1918 ‘?

(a) Indra Narayan Dwivedi
(b) Gauri Shankar Misra
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Madan Mohan Malviya.

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


3. ‘Nai-Dhobi Band’ was a form of Social boycott in 1919 which–

(a) was started by the farmers of the Pratapgarh district
(b) was a movement started by saints for the emancipation of the people lower classes
(c) was a step against contractors of lower castes by landlords
(d) was a movement against contractors by lower castes

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


4. Where had Baba Ramchandra organized the farmers?

(a) Awadh
(b) Bihar
(c) Bengal
(d) Andhra

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]


5. The Sarabande Campaign of 1922 was led by

(a) Chittaranjan Das
(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


6. In the 1930s, peasant movements were started in different parts of the country at the instance of various
leaders. Match them with their respective areas of influence.

A. Sahajanand Saraswati 1. Hyderabad
B. Khudai Khidmatgars 2. Southern Assam
C. Swami Ramanand 3. Bihar
D. Abdul Hamid Khan 4. NWFP

Code :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


7. Who among the following was elected as General Secretary of the ‘All India Kishan Congress’ established in Lucknow?

(a) Swami Sahjanand
(b) N.G. Ranga
(c) Indu Lal Yagnik
(d) Ram Manohar Lohia

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


8. Who among the following was linked closely with the Kisan Sabha Movement in the 1930s?

(a) Swami Vidyananda
(b) Swami Sahajananda
(c) Baba Ramananda
(d) Sardar Patel

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


9. Swami Sahajananda was related to which of the following?

(a) Tribal Movement in Bihar
(b) Labour Movement in Bihar
(c) Peasant Movement in Bihar
(d) Caste Movement in Bihar
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


10. What was the aim of the Eka Movement in Oudh?

(a) To stop to give rent to the Government
(b) To protect the rights of landlords
(c) End of satyagraha
(d) Transformation of rent into cash.

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


11. EKA – The movement was started by :

(a) Peasants of Maharashtra
(b) Peasants of Bengal
(c) Peasants of Punjab
(d) Peasants of Hardoi, Barabanki, and other places of U.P.

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


12. Who presided over the first session of All India Kishan Sabha?

(a) Swami Sahajananda
(b) Indulal Yagnik
(c) N.N. Ranga
(d) P.C. Joshi

[47th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2005]


13. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati published a journal named -:

(a) Jankranti
(b) Hunkar
(c) Krishak Samachar
(d) Vidrohi
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


14. Which one of the following Congress leaders had participated in the first meeting of All India Kisan Sabha?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) M.K. Gandhi
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Rajendra Prasad

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


15. Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Congress was founded in:

(a) 1936 AD
(b) 1939 AD
(c) 1942 AD
(d) 1945 AD
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above.

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


16. Who was elected the first President of All India Kisan Sabha in Lucknow in 1936?

(a) N.G. Ranga
(b) E.M.S. Namboodripad
(c) Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
(d) Acharya Narendra Dev
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above.

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


17. Where was the first All-India Kisan Maha Sabha formed?

(a) Allahabad
(b) Kolkata
(c) Lucknow
(d) Patna

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010, 48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


18. The founder President of All India Kisan Sabha was –

(a) Acharya Narendra Dev
(b) Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
(c) Bamkim Mukherjee
(d) Jayprakash Narayan

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


19. Swami Sahajanand was related to –

(a) Tribal Movement in Bihar
(b) Caste Movement in Bihar
(c) Farmers Movement in Bihar
(d) Labour Movement in Bihar

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


20. Who was connected with the Bihar Kisan Sabha?

(a) Swami Sahajananda
(b) Karyananda Sharma
(c) Rahul Sankrityayan
(d) Yadunandan Sharma
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


21. Who formed Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha?

(a) Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
(b) Ram Sundar Singh
(c) Ganga Sharan Sinha
(d) Ramanand Mishra
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


22. The Tebhaga Movement was started in 1946 from Bengal under the leadership of :

(a) Muslim League
(b) Kisan Sabha
(c) Indian National Congress
(d) Trade Union
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


23. Swami Sahajananda Saraswati formed the All India United Kisan Sabha with the demand for the ‘nationalization of land and waterways’ :

(a) Just before his death
(b) At a very young age
(c) In the 1930s
(d) In the 1920s

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


24. Who was associated with the Kisan Movement in Bihar?

(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) C.R. Das
(c) Motilal Nehru
(d) Bhagat Singh

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


25. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

List-I List-II
A. Bardoli Satyagraha 1. Swami Shraddhananda Saraswati
B. Bhartiya Kisan Vidyalaya 2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
C. Bengal Praja Party 3. Fazlul Haq
D. Bakashat Agitation 4. N.G. Ranga

Code :

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

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


26. The leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was:

(a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Vithalbhai J. Patel
(d) Mahadev Desai

Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, I.A.S. (Pre) 2003


27. In which of the following movements Sardar Patel play an important role?

(a) Bijolia Movement
(b) Dandi March
(c) Strike of textile mill workers in Ahmedabad
(d) Bardoli Satyagrah

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


28. Who gave Vallabhbhai Patel the title of ‘Sardar’?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Pandit Nehru
(c) Maulana Azad
(d) Kasturba

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1997]


29. Mahatma Gandhi gave the title of ‘Sardar’ to Vallabhbhai Patel for his great organizational skills in

(a) The Kheda Satyagraha
(b) The Bardoli Satyagraha
(c) The Salt Satyagraha
(d) The Individual Satyagraha

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


30. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for –

(a) The reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
(b) The grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
(c) The uprooting of the Zamindari System and the end of serfdom
(d) Writing off all peasant debts

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2013]


31. Who started the Bhoodan movement?

(a) Jai Prakash Narayan
(b) J. B. Kripalani
(c) Vinoba Bhave
(d) Sri Guruji

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


32. Which one of the following places was associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement at the beginning of the movement?

(a) Udaygiri
(b) Raipur
(c) Pochampalli
(d) Venkatagiri

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


33. The ‘Bhoodan Movement’ made its beginning in the State of –

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


34. In which State was the Bhoodan Movement first started?

(a) In Andhra Pradesh
(b) In Karnataka
(c) In Tamil Nadu
(d) In Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O/ (Pre) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]