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THE PARTITION ...........................................................


1. Take some notes on the reasons why British India was partitioned into two separate countries: India and Pakistan.

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2. Are these statements True or False?


1. The Partition of India took place after WWII.
True    False
2. Clement Attlee, the British Prime Minister at that time, refused to give independence to India.
True    False
3. Britain could no longer afford to rule India.
True    False
4. C. Attlee planned to make Hindus and Muslims work together.
True    False
5. M. A. Jinnah was the leader of the Muslim League.
True    False
6. The Muslim League was founded in 1906 and advocated a united Muslim India.
True   False
7. Jawarhal Nehru was the leader of the Indian National Congress.
True   False
8. Nehru became convinced that India would have to be partitioned.
True     False
9. Nehru wanted to create an India where there would be no religious influence on the government.
True   False
10. Gandhi supported the partition.
True      False
11. Nehru, Gandhi and Jinnah refused C. Attlee's plan to make Hindus and Muslim work together.
True      False
12. C. Attlee chose Lord Louis Mountbatten to be viceroy (i.e. British governor general of India).
True      False
13. C. Atllee asked him to plan a partition.
True      False
14. Mountbatten was a cousin of King George VII and he knew India very well.
True      False
15. When he arrived in India there was widespread violence between Muslim and Hindus.
True      False
 
16. After the election, Nehru and Jinnah refused to take part in the new government.
True      False
17. Jinnah called for “Direct Action” in September 1946 against the Congress.
True      False
18. The Muslim League was founded in 1906 and had always advocated a united-Muslim India.
True      False
19. In Calcutta 5,000 died during a riot where Hindus and Muslims attacked each other. Many more were to die in the months which followed.
True      False
20. Gandhi finally had to accept that a united India was an impossible challenge.
True      False
21. Gandhi used fasting to try to reason with people and calm things down.
True      False
22. In June 47, Mountbatten met Jinnah and Nehru and put forward his plan for Partition.
True      False
23. In August 1947 British India was divided into the dominions of India, mainly Hindu, and Pakistan, a Muslim state.
True      False
24. Gandhi continued his peace-keeping efforts and took no part in the Independence celebrations.
True      False
25. He was murdered on January 30, 1948 by a Muslim extremist.
True      False
26. Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India after independence.
True      False

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