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Indian Politics

How familiar are you with the early days of Independent India? Answer the following questions and find out! 

1. Who was the first Indian to hold the post of Governor General in India?
     Dr. Rajendra Prasad
     Dr. K.M. Munshi
     C. Rajagopalachari
     Annie Besant

2. Who was India's first Deputy Prime Minister?
     Sardar Vallabhai Patel
      Morarji Desai
     Choudhary Charan Singh
      Jagjivan Ram

3. Who was India's first woman Cabinet Minister?
     Dr. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
      Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
      Dr. Annie Besant
     Sheila Dixit

4. Which British Governor continued in that position even after India became independent?

Sir Archibald Nye
     Sir Henry Knight
     Lord William Bentinck
     Warren Hastings

5. Who was the only Indian woman to become the president of the United Nations General Assembly?

     Indira Gandhi
     Reita Faria
     Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
     None of the above

6.  Who was the first Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission?
     C.M. Trivedi
      D.P. Dhar
     Shankarrao Bhaurao Chavan
     V.T. Krishnamachari

7. Who was the first Indian woman to become a Governor of a state?

      Padmaja Naidu
     Sarojini Naidu      
     Annie Besant      
     Indira Gandhi

8. The first Indian Commander -in-chief of free India was…
     Air Marshal S Mukherjee
     Gen. Rajendrasinhji
     General Cariappa
     Gen. Gopal Gurunath Bewoor

9. Who was India's first President?

     C. Rajagopalachari
     Dr. Rajendra Prasad
     Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
     Lord Mountbatten

10. Who was the first Indian woman to be decorated with Bharat Ratna?

     Indira Gandhi
     Mother Teresa      
     Aruna Asaf Ali      
     M. S. Subbulakshmi

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Contributed by:

Arun Subramanian
XI A Ramjas School,
New Delhi

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