Independence Day gatherings and parties are a no-no this year. As India turns 73, the greatest act of patriotism you can do is stay safe and keep others safe – keep the COVID-19 victims’ count as low as possible. That is not to say that you shouldn’t recall the glorious deeds of our freedom fighters.
While the TV channels are replete with ‘Freedom programs’ on the Independence Day, youngsters are catching up on online video calls, “para” mics are blaring patriotic songs, we have decided to tickle your memories with these Freedom Movement trivia. How many you can answer correctly? Be honest!
Independence Day Quiz Time!
- We, Kolkatans are all familiar with BBD Bag; most of us also know that square is named after the trio, Binoy, Badal and Dinesh, who raided the Writers’ Building. So, what was the name of their organization? And who was the founder of that organization?
- We all know which freedom fighter married a German lady. Do you know which freedom fighter married a Japanese lady?
- Let’s see how much you know about the lady who was known as the “Nightingale of India.” What was her maiden name? And where was she born?
- An Indian revolutionary traveled to Paris in 1907 and took lessons in bomb-making from Russian revolutionaries. Who was this man?
- Here’s an easy one: You know young Khudiram was hanged after a failed attempt to kill Magistrate Douglas Kingsford. But he wasn’t alone when he made the attempt. Who was his associate?
- If you are from Bengal, you are sure to have read this in your school history book: Who was known as “Gandhi Buri?”
- Subhas Chandra Bose referred to this lady as his “adopted mother” and she was one of the four most prominent women in his life. Who is she?
- Here’s another very easy one – Who gave the name ‘Mahatma’ to Gandhiji? (Hint: Gujarat High Court confirmed this recently)
- Which Indian lawyer gets the credit for successfully defending Aurobindo Ghose on charges of involvement in the Alipore Bomb Case?
- The easiest one: Which Indian Prime Minister studied in Shantiniketan during the time of Tagore?
Comment your answers below. Come back with your answers and we’ll publish the name of the winner on 18th August.
The answers are provided below.
What’s your score?
If you’ve got them all correct, you are true patriot and history lover.
If you’ve scored 80% and above, you are indeed a proud Indian.
If you got 50% and above (but below 80%), you must have really enjoyed knowing the answers.
If you know less than 50% of the above, you probably need to brush up your history.
Answer 1: Bengal Volunteers. Subhas Chandra Bose was responsible for building this Group during the 1928 Kolkata session of Indian National Congress.
Answer 2: Rash Behari Bose
Answer 3: Sarojini Chattopadhyay; Hyderabad
Answer 4: Hemchandra Kanungo
Answer 5: Prafulla Chaki
Answer 6: Matangini Hazra
Answer 7: Basanti Devi, wife of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Answer 8: Rabindranath Tagore
Answer 9: Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
Answer 10: Indira Gandhi