GK Quiz on Swadeshi Movement

Swadeshi Movement was a part of the Indian independence movement, started on 7 August 1905 at Calcutta, Bengal. It was the united reaction against the partition of Bengal in 1905. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, and Bipin Chandra Pal are the key people in the Swadesh Movement.

It was one of the most successful movements of the pre-Gandhi era. Swadeshi Movement led to the Boycott movement in India that aimed at boycotting foreign-made goods and accepting Indian goods as an alternative. The movement lasted for 6 years and ended in 1911.

The Swadeshi Movement is an important topic to study in Modern Indian History for the preparation of the UPSC Mains and Civil Services (Prelims) Examination. Below, we’ve listed some important frequently asked questions related to the Swadeshi Movement.

GK Questions and Answers on Swadeshi Movement

Question -1: When was the Swadeshi Movement started?

Answer: 7 August 1905.

Question -2: From where Swadeshi Movement initially start?

Answer: Town Hall at Calcutta.

Question -3: on 15 August 1947, at which place Indian flag was unfurled by Jawaharlal Nehru?

Answer: At Princess Park near India Gate, New Delhi.

Question -4: When was the decision to partition Bengal was made by the government?

Answer: In December 1903.

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Question -5: When was the Swadeshi Movement ended?

Answer: In 1911.

Question -6: Who founded Swadesh Bandhab Samiti?

Answer: Ashwini Kumar Dutta

Question -7: Who was the leader Awadeshi Movement in Punjab?

Answer: Lala Lajpat Rai and Sardar Ajit Singh.

Question -8: Who led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi and Jammu?

Answer: Syed Haider Raza.

Question -9: Who started the Swadeshi Navigation company at Tuticorin?

Answer: V.O. Chidambaram Pillai.

Question -10: Who led the Swadeshi Movement in Bombay?

Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Question -11: In December 1906, which political party was formed by Muslims in Dhaka?

Answer: All India Muslim League party.

Question -12: Who called the Swadeshi movement a “protectionist movement”?

Answer: Surendranath Bannerjee.

Question -13: Who was Gopal Krishna Gokhale?

Answer: Social Reformer and Educationist.

Question -14: When and where did Gopal Krishna Gokhale become the president of Congress?

Answer: In 1905, Banaras.

Question -15: What term did Britishers use for Bal Gangadhar Tilak?

Answer: The Father of the Indian unrest.

Question -16: Who was called “The Maker of Modern India” by Mahatma Gandhi?

Answer: Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Question -17: Who was also known as “Punjab Kesari”?

Answer: Lala Lajpat Rai.

Question -18: The Bengal Partition was scrapped by whom?

Answer: Lord Hardinge II.

Question -19: When was the Bengal reunited?

Answer: In 1911.

Question -20: Who was established the Hindu Mahasabha?

Answer: Mohan Malaviya.

Question -21: Which movement was started after the partition of Bengal?

Answer: Bengal Swadeshi and Boycott Movement.

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Question -22: What was the aim of the Bengal Swadeshi Movement?

Answer: Self -determination, Self-Reliance, and self-help.

Question -23: What was the theme song for the Swadeshi Movement?

Answer: Bande Mataram.

Question -24: Who was the first principal National College of Bengal?

Answer: Aurobindo Ghosh.

Question -25:  When was the National Educational Council was established?

Answer: 1906.

Question -26: What was the motive of the Swadeshi Movement and Boycott movement?

Answer: Boycotting foreign-made goods and adopting Indian Goods.

Question -26: In deltaic Andhra, the Swadeshi movement launched after the partition of Bengal was known as?

Answer: Vandemataram Movement.

Question -27: Which movement was also launched with the Swadeshi Movement?

Answer: Boycott Movement. 

Question -28: How many years Swadeshi Movement has lasted?

Answer: 6 years.

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Question -29: Who led the agitation against the Bengal Partition (1905)?

Answer: Surendranath Banerjee.

Question -30: The Partition of Bengal (1905) was introduced by whom?

Answer: Lord Curzon.

Question -31: When did the partition of Bengal take effect?

Answer: 16th October, 1905.

Question -32: When was the Partition of Bengal was announced?

Answer: 20th July 1905.

Question -33: After the partition of Bengal which part has the majority of the Muslim population?

Answer: The Eastern part of Bengal.

Question -34: After the Partition of Bengal (1905), which part has the majority of Hindu population?

Answer: Western Part.

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Question -35: In which year the partition of Bengal was canceled?

Answer: 1911.

Question -36: After 1905, when was the Bengal partitioned again?

Answer: 1947.

Question -37: Which was the main protest that took place against the Partition of Bengal (1905)?

Answer: Swadeshi Movement.

Question-38: When did the Civil Disobedience Movement occur?

Answer: March 12, 1930.

Question -39: When was the Quit India Movement started?

Answer: August 1942.

General Knowledge (GK) Questions & Answers

Question -40:  When was the non-cooperation movement started?

Answer: 1 August 1920.

Question -41: When was the Muslim founded?

Answer: 1906.

Question -42: Who was the president of the Muslim League?

Answer: Vakar -ul-Mulk.

Question -43: In which parts the Bengal were divided after partition (1905)?

Answer: Bengal and Eastern Bengal.

Question -44: What was the capital of Bengal in 1905?

Answer: Calcutta.

Question -45: What was the capital of Eastern Bengal?

Answer: Dhaka.

Question -46: How Bipin Chandra Pal is known as?

Answer: Father of Revolutionary thoughts.

Question -47: In which year did Bipin Chandra Pal found the English weekly “New India”?

Answer: 1901.

Question -48: Bal Gangadhar Tilak was popularly known by which name?

Answer: Lokmanya Tilak.

Question -49: Who was the last viceroy of India?

Answer: Lord Mountbatten.

Question -50: Who was the first Governor-General of the Indian Dominion?

 Answer: Lord Mountbatten.

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