Communal Arbitration and Poona Pact MCQ Set-1

1. Which were not allocated separate electorate and reserved seats by Communal Award of MacDonald?

(A) Muslims
(B) Sikhs
(C) Depressed Castes
(D) Buddhists

Answer (D) Buddhists

[UPPCS (Pre) 2001]

2. When did Mahatma Gandhi start first fast unto death?

(A) At the time of Communal Award
(B) At the time of Calcutta Riots
(C) At the time of Jallianwala Bagh Mishap
(D) At the time of Delhi Riots

Answer (A) At the time of Communal Award

[Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010]

3. Who among the following issued the ‘Communal Award’?

(A) Ramsay MacDonald
(B) Stanley Baldwin
(C) Neville Chamberlain
(D) Winston Churchill

Answer (A) Ramsay MacDonald

[Arunachal Pradesh PSC (Pre) 2019 UPPCS (Pre) 1999]

4. A separate electoral group was made by the communal Tribunal of Ramsay MacDonald first time in August, 1932

(A) for Muslims
(B) for Indian Christians
(C) for Anglo-Indians
(D) for Untouchables

Answer (D) for Untouchables

[Kerala PSC (Pre) 2017 42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

5. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

(A) Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations
(B) Congress and Muslim League had difference of opinion
(C) Ramsay MacDonald announced the Communal Award
(D) None of the statements (A),(B) and (C) given above is correct in this context

Answer (C) Ramsay MacDonald announced the Communal Award

[IAS (Pre) 2012]

6. How many seats were given to depressed classes under Communal Award and Poona Pact?

(A) 74 and 79, respectively
(B) 71 and 147, respectively
(C) 78 and 80, respectively
(D) 78 and 69, respectively

Answer (B) 71 and 147, respectively

[47th BPSC (Pre) 2005]

7. The Poona Pact was concerned with

(A) Depressed classes
(B) Hindu-Muslim unity
(C) Constitutional progress
(D) Educational reforms

Answer (A) Depressed classes

[UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008 UPPCS (Pre) 2007, 1996]

8. The purpose of Poona Pact was

(A) Hindu-Muslims unity
(B) To provide representation of untouchables
(C) To privileged the Kings
(D) Reconsideration of Dyarchy

Answer (B) To provide representation of untouchables

[UPPCS (Pre) 1997 46th BPSC (Pre) 2004]

9. Dr. Ambedkar and Gandhiji had a Pact called

(A) Calcutta Pact
(B) London Pact
(C) Poona Pact
(D) Lahore Pact

Answer (C) Poona Pact

[Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007 Uttarakhand PCS (Mains) 2002]

10. Which among of following implemented after announcement of ‘Communal Award’?

(A) Lucknow Pact
(B) Karachi Agreement
(C) Lahore Agreement
(D) Poona Pact

Answer (D) Poona Pact

[UP UDA/LDA (Spl) (Mains) 2010]

11. Which of the following did not sign on historical Poona Pact of 1932?

(A) B.R. Ambedkar
(B) Madan Mohan Malviya
(C) C. Rajagopalachari
(D) M.K. Gandhi

Answer (D) M.K. Gandhi

[UPPCS (Pre) 2001]

12. After Poona Pact of 1932, Harijan Sewak Sangh was established. Its President was

(A) Jagjiwan Ram
(B) Ghanshyam Das Birla
(C) B.R. Ambedkar
(D) Amrit Lal Thakkar

Answer (B) Ghanshyam Das Birla

[UPPCS (Mains) 2011 UPPCS (Pre) 1994]

13. Who among the following was the first President of all India Anti-Untouchability League(later changed to Harijan Sewak Samaj)?

(A) B.R. Ambedkar
(B) G.D. Birla
(C) Jyotiba Phule
(D) M.K. Gandhi

Answer (B) G.D. Birla

[UPPCS (Mains) 2006]

14. The first President of the All India Anti-Untouchability League formed in 1932, was

(A) B.R. Ambedkar
(B) Amrit Lal Thakkar
(C) G.D. Birla
(D) M.K. Gandhi

Answer (C) G.D. Birla

[UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

15. ‘Harijan Sewak Sangh’ was organized by

(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(C) G.D. Birla
(D) Swami Vivekananda

Answer (A) Mahatma Gandhi

[Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007 Uttarakhand PCS (Mains) 2006]

16. The former name of Harijan Sevak Sangh was

(A) All India Anti-Untouchability League
(B) All India Depressed Classes Association
(C) Depressed Classes Association for Social Reforms
(D) Association of Untouchables

Answer (A) All India Anti-Untouchability League

[UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

17. ‘Depressed Classes League’ was established by

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(B) Babu Jagjiwan Ram
(C) N.S. Kajrolkar
(D) Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

Answer (A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

[UPPCS (Pre) 2000]

18. Who of the following said, “Mahatma Gandhi like fleeting phantom raises dust but not the level”?

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(B) M.A. Jinnah
(C) V.D. Savarkar
(D) None of the above

Answer (A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

[UPPCS (Mains) 2004]

19. Select the correct answer from the code given below.

Assertion(A): The Poona Pact defeated the purpose of Communal Award.
Reason(R): It paved the way for reservation of seats in the Parliament and the State Assemblies for the SC and ST people.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer (A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

[UPPCS (Mains) 2005]