Transfer of Power (1945-1947)

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  • Q1

    The Commission which drew the boundary line separating India and Pakistan was the...

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    Answer:

    Radcliff Boundary Commission.

    Explanation:

    The Indian Independence Act 1947 formed the Radcliff Boundary Commission.

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  • Q2

    The proposals of the Cabinet Mission were rejected by the Sikhs because...

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    Punjab was placed in Group B, with Muslim-majority states.

    Explanation:

    Many parties rejected the Cabinet Mission's proposals for various reasons. The Sikhs strongly opposed it because Punjab, which was inhabited by them, was placed in Group B, with Muslim-majority states.

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  • Q3

    Which of the following states was divided during Partition?

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    Answer:

    Punjab.

    Explanation:

    The areas given to Pakistan during the Partition included West Punjab, East Bengal, Sindh and North West Frontier Province.

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  • Q4

    The Muslim League called for the “Direct Action Day” for winning Pakistan in..

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    Answer:

    August 1946.

    Explanation:

    On 16th August 1946, following the Muslim League's call for 'Direct Action', riots broke out in Calcutta (Kolkata), lasting several days and leaving several thousand people dead. Violence spread to many parts of Northern India by March 1947.

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  • Q5

    The last general election in colonial India was held in...

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    Answer:

    1946

    Explanation:

    The last general elections were held in colonial India in 1946, in which, while the Congress swept the general constituencies, capturing 91.3% of the non-Muslim votes, Muslim League won all the 30 Muslim-reserved constituencies in the centre.

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