Simon Commission (1927)-Old Year Questions and Answers

1. When did the Simon Commission visit India?

(a) 1927
(b) 1928
(c) 1929
(d) 1931

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996, 38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1992]


2. The people of India agitated against the arrival of the Simon Commission because :

(a) Indians never wanted the review of the workings of the Act of 1919
(b) The Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces
(c) There was no Indian member of the Simon Commission
(d) The Simon Commission suggested the partition of the country

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


3. Simon Commission was appointed in:

(a) 1925
(b) 1927
(c) 1928
(d) 1930

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


4. Simon Commission in 1928 came to India with the purpose –

(a) To consider Administrative reform
(b) To improve Education
(c) To improve the Agricultural sector
(d) To evaluate Military capacity

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


5. Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because:

(a) Congress felt that the people of India are entitled to Swaraj
(b) There was no Indian member of the Commission
(c) It supported the Muslim League
(d) There were differences among the members

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003, I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


6. Who among the following members of the Simon Commission belonged to liberal party?

(a) Sir John Simon
(b) Major Attlee
(c) Stephen Walsh
(d) Viscount Burnham

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


Q 7. On whose suggestions were the Indians kept out of the Simon Commission?

(a) Lord Reading
(b) Lord Chelmsford
(c) Sir John Simon
(d) Lord Irwin

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


Q 8. Assertion (A): Congress boycotted the Simon Commission.
Reason (R): The Simon Commission did not have a single Indian member.
Select the correct answer by using the code given below:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (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) 2010, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl.) (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


9. Which of the following statements are true about the Simon Commission? Select the correct answer from the codes given below the statements:
1. It was appointed to enquire into the workings of the 1919 Act.
2. It was headed by Sir John Simon.
3. It recommended a Federal Form of Government.
4. It was opposed by the Indian leaders
Code :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2, and 3 only
(c) 2, 3, and 4 only
(d) All the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


Q 10. With reference to the Simon Commission’s recommendations, which one of the following statements is correct?
(a) It recommended the replacement of the diarchy with a responsible Government in the provinces.
(b) It proposed the setting up of an inter-provincial council under the Home Department
(c) It suggested the abolition of the bicameral legislature at the center
(d) It recommended the creation of the Indian Police Service with a provision for increased pay and allowances for
British recruits as compared to Indian recruits

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


11. Lala Lajpat Rai was injured-

(a) In Lathi charge in protest to Simon Commission
(b) In Lathi’s charge in protest to Rowlett Act
(c) In Lathi charge in protest to Quit Indian Movement
(d) In Lathi charge in protest to the Government of India Act

[U.P. P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


12. To whom was the title of “Punjab Kesari” conferred?

(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Ranjeet Singh
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Lala Hardayal

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


13. Assertion (A): A protest, led by Lala Lajpat Rai, was organized in Lahore in 1928 against Simon Commission.
Reason (R): Simon Commission did not have a single Indian member in it.

(a) Both (A) and (R) are individually true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are individually 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.

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


14. ‘Nehru Report’ was prepared by –

(a) M.L. Nehru
(b) J. L. Nehru
(c) R.K. Nehru
(d) B. L. Nehru

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


15. Who among the following had demanded first the dominion status for India?

(a) Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel
(b) Pt. Motilal Nehru and Govind Ballabh Pant
(c) Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and Jaykar
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru and Jagjeevanram

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


16. With reference to the period of the Indian freedom struggle, which of the following was/were recommended by the ‘Nehru Report’?
1. Complete Independence of India.
2. Joint electorates for reservation of seats for minorities.
3. Provision of fundamental rights for the people of India in the Constitution.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


17. Who amongst the following was responsible for the formation of the Independence of India League in 1928?
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru
2. Subhash Chandra Bose
3. Acharya Narendra Dev
4. Jaya Prakash Narayan
Choose your answer from the given code –
Code :

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

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


18. Fill in the blanks:
The Nehru Report was drafted by a Committee headed by …….. and the subject was …………..
(a) Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru; India’s relationship with the British Empire
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru; Local Self-Government in India
(c) Motilal Nehru; Constitutional arrangements in India
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru; Constitutional arrangements in India

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


19. In which of the following sessions of the Muslim League, did M.A. Jinnah put forth his 14-point proposal?

(a) 1927
(b) 1928
(c) 1929
(d) 1930

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


20. The radical wing of the Congress Party with Jawaharlal Nehru one of its main leaders founded the Independence for India League in opposition to

(a) The Gandhi-Irwin Pact
(b) The Home Rule Movement
(c) The Nehru Report
(d) The Montford reforms

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


21. Who of the following was the President of the ‘All Parties’ Conference held in February 1928?

(a) Motilal Nehru
(b) Dr. M.A. Ansari
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) M.K. Gandhi
(e) None of these

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