UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Gandhi choose Salt Tax as a central issue for Civil Disobedience Movement because      
    1. It is the most inhuman tax, that the ingenuity of man can devise.                          
    2. Salt linked the ideal of Swaraj with a most concrete and universal grievance of the rural poor.  
    3. Salt afforded a paltry, but psychologically important income like khadi, for the poor through self-help
    4. It offered to the urban adherents the opportunity of a symbolic identification with mass suffering
    Which of the statements given above are correct?                                      

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B) 1 and 3            

    C)  2 and 4

    D)                     All of these    

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The historic march, marking the launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement, began on 12th March, 1930 and Gandhi broke the Salt Law by picking up a handful of salt at Dandi on 6th April, 1930. All the statements mentioned in the question are correct.

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