UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Why did the Swadeshi Movement fizzled out by 1908?          
    1. Severe government repression.
    2. Lack of effective discipline.
    3. Narrow social base.
    4. Leaderless movement.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  1, 3 and 4

    C)  2 and 4

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] By 1908, the open phase of the Swadeshi Movement was almost over. It is mainly because severe government repression. movement failed to create effective organisation. failed to give non-violent, non-cooperation and social reforms a disciplined focus. movement was rendered leaderless. internal squabbles among leaders. leaders did not know how to tap the newely released energy. Movement largely confined to the upper and middle classes and zamindars. Movement failed to reach the masses especially peasantry. Non-cooperation and passive resistance remained mere ideas. it is difficult to sustain a mass-based movement, it is a high pitch for too long..

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