British Raj on India, 1857-1947

A quick, background check knowledge quiz for the AS specification Edexcel India topic. Goes through key events and dates mainly; if you believe any answers/dates or information below to be incorrect (it shouldn't be), please leave a comment below, along with a link... (P.S. Apologies for any spelling errors or typos, point them out, and I will change them) - Thanks  

What year was the Indian Mutiny?
1857
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What year did the East India Company leave India?
1858
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What year was the Indian National Congress party (i.e. Congress) formed?
1885
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5. In 1887, there were only 12 Indians in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). What concession was given so as more Indians could take the tests?
Tests were moved from England to India
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What year was the partition of Bengal?
1905
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What year was the Muslim League Created?
1906
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What year were the radicals kicked out of Congress?
1907
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10. The Indian Councils Act of 1909 is more commonly known as what?
Moreley-Minto Reforms
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What year was Bengal re-united?
1911
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The Lucknow Pact of 1916 saw which two groups unify?
Congress & the Muslim League
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The 1st Government of India Act 1919 is more commonly known as what?
Monegu-Chemford Reforms
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What did the Montagu Declaration 1917 promise?
Eventual Home Rule
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What angered the Indian people most about the Rowlett Act 1919?
Old war-time measures would continue into peace time
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Who was responsible for the Amritsar Mascara?
General Dyer
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How did Gandhi respond to the massacre
He condemned those killed for not using the Satyagraha philosophy and standing up to their oppressors, not being swayed by fear
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What year was non co-operation?
1920
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What year was the Wall Street Crash in New York - creating world-wide recession/depression?
1929
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hat was the purpose of the Simon Commission 1927/8
to find out how the 1919 Government of India Act was working and whether it needed amending
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To the Indian population, what was the message of the Simon Commission?
That India would always be governed by the British
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What did the Nehru report 1929 recommend for India?
Dominion Status
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In 1930, Home Rule was offered, by whom was it rejected
By Congress and the Muslim League
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What year was Gandhi's Salt March?
1930
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What significant set of conferences did the Gandhi-Irwin pact lead to?
The Round Table Conferences
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How many (answer above) Conferences were there?
3
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The Government of India Act 1935 saw India gaining...
India
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What year did the Government of India Act 1935 come into action?
1937
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Why did Congress resign all their seats following entry to WW2?
They were not consulted about joining the war
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What year was the Lahore Declaration
1940
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What year was the Cripps Mission?
1942
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Why did the British need to stamp out the Quit India Campaign 1942 so quickly and forcibly?
As it was during war time, they couldn’t be fighting a war and quelling a revolution
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Who was elected Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945?
Clement Attlee
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What prompted Jinnah to call for direct action in 1946?
Nehru announcing that Congress would win all elections, effectively making India a Hindu Raj
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Mountbatten was made Viceroy in 1947 with which clear message?
To avoid partition at all costs
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Who headed the Boundary Commission?
Sir Cyril Radcliffe
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39. What date was Indian Independence Created (and Pakistan formed) at 00:00?
14th August 1947
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40. What was the main criticism of Mountbatten in the way he went about withdrawing from India
It was done too quickly and arguably provoked the violence between religions, side-lining the
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Comments

NishatT

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Amazing, thank youuuu!


Arjan

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Sarah Gold

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Really helpful thank you as it covers the whole time period of the course and tests dates and knowledge!

Dua ashraf

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Its Morley-Minto Reforms, not Moreley-mitno reforms


aristophanes

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Helpful, but a number of the answers are wrong 

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