UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Quit India Resolution is also called as 'August Revolution'. The government under the garb of war efforts had armed itself with draconian measures and suppressed even basic civil liberties. Why was it felt necessary to launch a movement in these difficult conditions?
    1. Gandhi's eleven-point demands were rejected.
    2. Failure of Cripps Mission in April, 1942 made clear that Britain was determined to continue India?s unwilling partnership in the war effort.                                                     
    3. Popular discontent, a product of rising prices and war-time shortages was mounting.            
    4. The news of allied reverses and British withdrawals from South-East Asia and Burma affirmed imminent British collapse.                                        
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                  

    A)  1, 2 and 4                    

    B)  1, 3 and 4           

    C)                    2, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these                           

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Gandhi's eleven-point demands were not concerned with Quit India Movement. In January, 1930, Gandhi issued an eleven-point ultimatum to Lord Irwin, combining some general and specific demands. With no positive response forthcoming from the government on Gandhi's eleven-point demands, the Congress Working Committee invested Gandhiji with full powers to launch the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) at a time and place of his choice.

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