Independence Day Quiz 2021: Top 10 Independence Day Questions & Answers

Let us deepen our understanding about India's Independence struggle by answering the following Independence Day questions that cover the latest current affairs and important current affairs questions for government exams such as UPSC, SSC and RRB. 

Created On: Aug 15, 2021 14:21 IST
Independence Day Questions & Answers 
Independence Day Questions & Answers 

Independence Day Quiz 2021: India's 75th Independence day was celebrated on August 15, 2021. India gained its independence from the British Rule on August 15, 1947, after a long struggle that was marked by a series of historic events that began with the revolt of 1857, followed by several freedom movements such as the non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience movement and Quit India movement.

Several freedom fighters played a prominent role in India's Independence struggle including Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. B R Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmi Bai, Lal Bal Pal triumvirate and Subhas Chandra Bose.

Let us deepen our understanding about India's Independence struggle by answering the following Independence Day questions that cover the latest current affairs and important current affairs questions for government exams such as UPSC, SSC and RRB. 

Independence Day Questions & Answers 

1. What is the theme of India's 75th Independence Day?

a) Nation First, Always First

b) Atmanirbhar Bharat

c) Healthcare first

d) India always first

2. The Indian Army has installed a 100-ft tall Indian National Flag in T?

a) J&K

b) Delhi

c) Ladakh

d) Uttarakhand

3. Who was the last Viceroy of India?

a) Lord Irwin 

b) Lord Mountbatten 

c) Lord Curzon 

d) Lord Lansdowne 

4. Who wrote India's national song Vande Mataram?

a) Rabindranath Tagore

b) Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

c) Sarojini Naidu

d) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

5. The resolution demanding Poorna Swaraj was passed during which Indian National Congress session?

a) 1929 Lahore Session

b) 1928 Calcutta Session

c) 1927 Madras Session

d) 1931 Karachi Session

6. Which year did civil disobedience movement begin?

a) 1926

b) 1930

c) 1940

d) 1941

7. Who designed India's national flag?

a) Pingali Venkayya

b) Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

c) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

d) Dr. BR Ambedkar 

8. Who started the Home Rule league movement?

a) Annie Besant

b) Sarojini Naidu

c) Motilal Nehru

d) Mahatma Gandhi

9. Who delivered the first Indian Independence day speech?

a) Motilal Nehru

b) Mahatma Gandhi 

c) DR. Ambedkar 

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

10. Who had coined the popular slogan Inquilab Zindabad?

a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

b) Bhagat Singh

c) Subhas Chandra Bose

d) Chandra Shekhar Azad

Answers

1. (a) Nation First, Always First

The theme of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations will be ‘Nation First, Always First’. India will celebrate its 75th year of Independence at Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on August 15, 2021.

2. (a) J&K

The Indian Army on August 10, 2021, installed a 100-ft tall Indian National Flag in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir. The Armed Forces hoisted the flag on August 15, 2021, to mark the 75th Independence Day in the country.

3. (b) Lord Mountbatten

Lord Louis Mountbatten, was the last viceroy of India and first Governor-General of Independent India. He served as the viceroy of India till August 15, 1947.

4. (d) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Vande Mataram also pronounced Bande Mataram was written in Sanskrit by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1870s. The poem was first sung by Rabindranath Tagore during the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.The first two verses of the song were adopted as the National Song of India in October 1937 by the Congress Working Committee.

5. (a) 1929 Lahore Session

The resolution for ‘Poorna Swaraj' was passed during the 1929 Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress. 

6. (b) 1930

The civil disobedience movement was launched in 1930 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi ji launched the movement with the famous Dandi March on January 31, 1930. He left on foot from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and walked till Dandi and broke the salt law by making salt, which was a government monopoly till then. 

7. (a) Pingali Venkayya

India's National Flag was designed by freedom fighter Lt. Shri Pingali Venkayya in 1921. The current flag with saffron, white and green colours and the Ashok Chakra in the middle was officially adopted on July 22, 1947, and hoisted on August 15, 1947.

8. (a) Annie Besant 

Annie Besant launched the Home Rule League movement in India in 1916 during the first world war. The independence movement was launched under the leadership of both Annie Besant and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the lines of Irish Home Rule movement and other home rule movements. The movement lasted for around two years till 1918. It is believed to have set the stage for India's independence struggle. 

9. (d) Jawaharlal Nehru

India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru delivered the first Indian Independence Day speech on the brink of midnight of August 14, 1947. The speech began with the words, “At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India shall awake to life and freedom.”

10. (b) Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh has coined the popular slogan 'Inquilab Zindabad'. He was an Indian revolutionary freedom fighter, who was a vocal critic of British rule in India and was involved in two high-profile attacks on British authorities. He was sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case along with Rajguru and Sukhdev and the three were hanged on March 23, 1931.

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