Trade Union and Communist Party – Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The first Trade Union was founded in India in the year 1918 by

(a) N.M. Joshi
(b) B.P. Wadia
(c) V.V. Giri
(d) S.A. Dange

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


2. Who of the following was sent as a representative of labourers by the Indian Government to the Washington Summit of I.L.O. in the year 1919?

(a) V.P. Wadia
(b) N.M. Joshi
(c) C.F. Andrews
(d) Joseph Baptista

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


3. Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) N.M. Joshi
(d) J.B. Kriplani

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


4. Who among the following was the first leader to organize a labour movement in India?

(a) B.P. Walia
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) N.M. Lokhande
(d) N.G. Ranga

[M.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2017]


5. Who was the first President of the All India Trade Union Congress?

(a) B.T. Ranade
(b) Satya Bhakta
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) N.M. Joshi

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997, 42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997]


6. Who presided over the inaugural session of the ‘All India Trade Union Congress held in 1920?

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Bipin Chandra Pal
(d) Surendra Nath Banerjee

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


7. When was the All India Trade Union Congress established in Bombay?

(a) 1920
(b) 1925
(c) 1929
(d) 1935

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


8. The first session of the All India Trade Union Congress held at Bombay in 1920 was presided over by :

(a) Ferozshah Mehta
(b) V.V. Giri
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) N.M. Joshi

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


9. Who among the following had presided over the All India Trade Union Congress held at Nagpur in 1929?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Acharya Narendra Dev
(c) Subhas Chandra Bose
(d) Yusuf Meherally

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


10. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for

(a) the participation of workers in the management of industries.
(b) arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes.
(c) an intervention by the British Court in the event of a trade dispute
(d) a system of tribunals and a ban on strikes

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


11. Who was the first Indian to be a member of Communist International?

(a) M.N. Roy
(b) Muzaffar Ahmad
(c) S.S. Dange
(d) None of the above

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


12. In October 1920, who of the following headed a group of Indians gathered at Tashkent to set up a Communist Party of India?

(a) H.K. Sarkar
(b) P.C. Joshi
(c) M.C. Chagla
(d) M.N. Roy

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


13. Kanpur conspiracy case was against the leaders of :

(a) Khilafat Movement
(b) Non-cooperation Movement
(c) Communist Movement
(d) Revolutionary Movement

[U.P. P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


14. The Revolutionary phase of the trade union movement in India was :

(a) 1939-45
(b) 1926-39
(c) 1918-26
(d) 1914-18

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


15. Who formed the Radical Democratic Party in 1940?

(a) Indrasen
(b) M.N. Roy
(c) Somendranath Tagore
(d) Shachindranath Sanyal

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


16. What is the name of the party founded by Saumyendra Nath Tagore?

(a) Indian Bolshevik Party
(b) Revolutionary Communist Party
(c) Bolshevik Leninist Party
(d) Radical Democratic Party

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