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Independence Day Quiz #3

As we celebrate 76 years of Indian independence, take some time to find out how much do you know about the people, places and events related to the freedom struggle.

Also try Independence Day Quiz #1 and Independence Day Quiz #2.

#1. Who was called Grand Old Man of India?

#2. Rabindranath Tagore renounced the Knighthood in 1919 as a protest against

#3. In which language was Kesari, a newspaper started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, published?

#4. To which personality did Gandhiji give the title "Deen bandhu"?

#5. Which freedom fighter is also known as Lokmanya?

#6. The call of "Back to the Vedas" was given by

#7. When was the East India Company established?

#8. In 1987, the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, was given to a Pakistani citizen who was a famous independence activist. Who was this person?

#9. Who said "Give me blood, I will give you freedom"?

#10. Who wrote the patriotic poem "Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna"?

#11. Which colonial power occupied Goa till 1961?

#12. Kunwar Singh, a prominent leader of the Revolt of 1857, belonged to

#13. Who was the first President of Indian National Congress?

#14. Prior to 1947, which insignia was used instead of the Chakra in the middle of the white strip on the National Flag?

The year 1931 was a landmark in the history of the flag. A resolution was passed adopting a tricolor flag as our national flag. This flag, the forbear of the present one, was saffron, white and green with Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel at the center. It was, however, clearly stated that it bore no communal significance and was to be interpreted thus.

#15. Who was the first Indian lady to preside over the Congress?

#16. "Jana Gana Mana", the Indian National Anthem is written by

#17. Who was the Prime Minister of UK at the time of India’s independence?

#18. Which part of the Constitution was prepared by Jawaharlal Nehru?

#19. Who penned one of the patriotic song "Saare jahan se achha Hindostan humara"?

#20. Which lady freedom fighter, who once served as Congress president, authored collection of poems "The Golden Threshold", "The Bird of Time" and "The Broken Wing"?

#21. What is the colour of the Ashok Chakra on our National Flag?

The Ashoka Chakra, replaced the symbol of the charkha of the pre-independence version of the flag, is rendered in navy blue on a white background. The chakra signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. It represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.

#22. Who was the last Viceroy of India?

#23. The Mughal emperor who gave permission to the British to establish their trading centre at Surat was

#24. Which freedom fighter was known as "Shaheed-e-Azam"?

#25. Which freedom fighter and educationist founded the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, an educational trust, in Mumbai on 7 November 1938?


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