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MCQs PAKISTAN AFFAIRS 3

1. When did the Sindh assembly decided to join Pakistan?

Ans. June 26, 1947 2. By which margin the Sindh assembly decided to join Pakistan? Ans. by 33 to 20 votes 3. Who were the members of the Steering Committee of the Partition Council in the Center? Ans. Ch. Muhammad Ali and H.M. Patel 4. What was the description of the border between the East and the West Bengal? Ans. "The new frontier would run approximately north-south from the Himalayan foothills, east of Darjeeling to the Ganges delta on the Bay of Bengal, leaving East Bengal in Pakistan and West Bengal in India" 5. What was the population of Bengal before partition in 1947? Ans. 60,000,000 6. What was the area of Bengal before partition in 1947? Ans. 77000 Sq. miles 7. What was the estimate of the former Bengali population in both East and Wast Bengal after partition in 1947? Ans. 35.14% in West Bengal and 64.86% in East Bengal 8. Who was the Chairman of both the Boundary Commissions? Ans. Sir Cyril Radcliffe 9. Who were the members of Boundary Commission? Ans. Mr. Justice Din Muhammad, Mr. Justice Muhammad Munir, Mr. Justice Mehrchand Mahajan, Mr. Justice Teja Singh. 10. How long did the Boundary Commission work?

Who was the last Governor of the undivided Punjab? Ans. 8 and Aug. From 21-07-1947 to 30-07-1947 11. 17-08-1947 13. In New Delhi as a guest of Lord Mountbatten. 17. but in actual Award it was assigned to India. How many Princely States were in undivided India? .Ans. Sir Francis Mudie found a sketch map left over in the confidential safe at Government House. 1947? Ans. 17. According to this sketch map the tehsil of Ferozepur and Zira was to be assigned to Pakistan. 19. 1947? Ans. Where was Mr. According to Justice Muhammad Munir. 8. Sir Francis Mudie 16. Why India needed Gurdaspur so badly? Ans. which India had planned to occupy. 1947 12. Who was the first Governor of the West Punjab? Ans. When was the Boundary Commission Award Announced? Ans. 17. Gurdaspur was assigned to India possibly owing to pressure from Lord Mountbatten. Sir Even Jenkins 15. What was it about? Ans. How this sketch map differed from the actual Award announced on Aug. Lahore. According to a publication of Manchester Guardian in 1950. Aug. It was the sole land route to Kashmir. by which date the award had been finalized? Ans. This sketch map was the advance information provided to Sir Even Jenkins by the Radcliff award commission on the possible boundary line of Punjab. 14. Radcliff staying between Aug. 18.

26. Which was the largest state in Baluchistan? Ans. 1947 23. Junagadh and Kashmir 25. 93 million 21. Kalat 27. either Pakistan or India 24. what was the total population of all the princely states? Ans. According to 1941 census. April 2. Hyderabad. What was the direction given to the rulers of the Princely States by Mountbatten in the Delhi Conference? Ans. Which 3 States had failed to decide accession issue by 15th August. miles 22. 75000 sq. 562 20.Ans. July 25. How was the decision of joining Pakistan reached by the British Baluchistan? Ans. A jirga (assembly) of all the tribal chiefs of the British Baluchistan met on June 29. 1947 and unanimously decided to join Pakistan. miles . When was the announcement of accession of Kalat to Pakistan was made? Ans. What was the area of the State of Kalat? Ans.Join. What was the total area of the princely states? Ans. 1947? Ans. 1948 28. 712000 Sq. When was a conference of the Princely States rulers held in Delhi before the announcement of Partition Plan? Ans.

Jhelum. April 1952 31.100 Sq. 100. 15. Sheikhupura.800.29. Las Bela . Which new provinces were constituted under the Indian Independence Act. When did polling take place in N. What was the population of West Punjab as per the 1941 census? Ans. (after being defined in Sir Cyril Radcliffe's boundary award)? Ans. What was the percentage of Muslims in West Punjab? Ans.7% 38. Rawalpindi. 35. Dera Ghazi Khan. Lahore.000 34.000 37. 62. Lyallpur. miles 36. 1947.000 33. 28. 500. Sialkot. 74.W. In Multan Division. Montgomery and Muzaffargarh. Attock. When did the rulers of the states of Kalat. What was the area of the undivided Punjab? Ans. East Bengal and West Punjab 32.000 30. What was the population of the undivided Punjab? Ans.000. In Lahore Division. Makran and Kharan agreed to form a single State Union? Ans.P for referendum on the question of union with Pakistan or India? . What was the population of the State of Kalat? Ans. Multan. Gujranwala. Which districts of the Punjab province were allotted to the newly constituted Western Punjab province? Ans.F. and Shahpur. What was the area of the West Punjab? Ans. In Rawalpindi Division.

July 6.500 Sq.Ans. 289.W. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan 41. Bahawalpur and Khairpur 42. Sylhet 47. Redshirts. Chitral. Who was the Prime Minister of the State of Bahawalpur? Ans. Which two States decided to merge in Pakistan on 4th October. 16. What was the area of Bahawalpur state? Ans. What was the population of Bahawalpur state? Ans.244 for Pakistan and 2874 for India 40. miles 46. 1947 43. When did the Punjab Legislative Assembly decided in favour of the partition of the province? . When were the States of Bahawalpur and Khairpur formally merged in Pakistan? Ans. How many votes were cast in favor of both Pakistan and India in the NWFP referendum? Ans. Dir and Swat 48. 1. 1947? Ans. Which district of Assam voted in favour of joining Pakistan on July 6. Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani 44. 1947? Ans.P boycotted the referendum and who was the founder of this organization? Ans. Which organization in N. 7th and 12th October.000 45. Which three Frontier States acceded to Pakistan? Ans.F. 1947 39.500.

What was the verdict of the Punjab Assembly? Ans. 1947 51. 1947.Ans. 17. Who was the Governor of Bengal at the time of deciding the partition of the province? Ans:Sir Frederick Burrows 52. 1947 49. 1947 57. the Hindu-majority section voted in favor of partition of Bengal by 58 votes to 21 and Muslim-majority section voted against partition of Bengal by 106 to 35. When was the award of the Punjab Boundary Commission announced? Ans:Aug. What was the verdict of the Bengal Legislative Assembly on the question of partition of Bengal? Ans:Bengal Legislative Assembly met in two sections on June 20. Sikhs and Scheduled Caste representatives) voted in favour of entering the existing Constituent Assembly. When did the elections take place in East and West Bengal for nominees to the Constituent Assemblies of India and Pakistan? Ans:July 4-5. 1947 56. 55. When did the Nawab of Manavadar announced accession to Pakistan? . 50. 91 members (including three non-Muslims) voted in favour of joining a new Constituent Assembly. Who was the Chief Minister of Bengal at the time of deciding the partition of the province? Ans: Hussain Shaheed Suharwardy 53. Which was the ruling party in Bengal at the time of deciding the partition of the province? Ans: Muslim League 54. if the Province remained united. while 77 (Hindus. June 23. June 20. When did the Bengal Legislative Assembly meet to decide on the question of partition of Bengal? Ans.

Ans:September. What was the distance of Jungadh from Pakistan? Ans: 450 miles 66. 65. The landlords of which two feudatory areas of Junagadh announced accession to India? Ans: Mangrol and Babriawad . When did the Kathiawar State of Junagadh announced accession to Pakistan? Ans:August 18. Who warned Pakistan that "Pakistan's acceptance of accession of Junagadh was in utter violation of principles on which the Partition of India was agreed upon and effected"? Ans:Lord Mountbatten 62. Where exactly was the location of Junagadh in the Kathiawar peninsula? Ans:South West of the Kathiawar peninsula. 1947 58. 1947 60. What was the percentage of Hindu Population in the State of Junagadh? Ans:80% 64. 1947 61. 15. When was the State of Manavadar forcibly occupied by the Indian troops? Ans:February 15. When did Pakistan accept the accession of Junagadh? Ans: Sept. 24. 1948 59. What was the population of the State of Junagadh? Ans: 800.000 63.

75. 1948 74. What was the area of the State of Hyderabad? Ans:82000 sq. .67. Who was the Dewan (Chief Minister) of the Junagadh State? Ans:Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto 71.779 votes were in favor of India and 91 in favor of Pakistan . Who at Junagadh said " Handing over the administration to the Indian Union was comparable to inviting thief to tea" ? Ans:Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto 72. 1947 70. Why did the Indian troops enter in Babariawad and Mangrol? Ans:These were the tributary states of Junagadh. When did the Indian troops enter in the capital city of Junagadh? Ans:November 9. Through which port of Junagadh India made its amphibious landing? Ans:Porbandar 73. 1947 68. 69. When was the referendum in under-occupation Junagadh held on the question of joining India or Pakistan? Ans:Feb. What was the population of Hyderabad in 1947? Ans:18 million 77. What was the title of the ruler of Hyderabad? . When did the Indian troops enter in Babariawad and Mangrol? Ans:November 1. The Indian troops entered here to find an excuse for occupying Junagadh. 24.What was the result of the referendum? Ans: The referendum was a merely farce as there were no neutral observers and the unilateral announcement from Indian Govt was made that 190. miles 76.

. sought attention of the United Nations on 24-08-1947? Ans:Hyderabad 81. 12 1948 84. What was the percentage of Muslim population in entire Kashmir at the time of partition? Ans:78% 86. Which State. 82. Apart from Junagadh. after receiving threats from Indian Government on accession issue. Hyderabad and Kashmir which other State was forced to accede to India against the wishes of its ruler? Ans: Jodhpur 85. What was the decision of the Nizam of Hyderabad on the accession issue on June 11. When was a standstill agreement reached between India and the Nizam of Hyderabad? Ans: Nov. 1947? Ans:To remain Independent 80.What was the percentage of Muslim population in the valley of Kashmir at the time of partition? Ans: 93% . Which reprehensible pressure tactic was used by India to force Hyderabad for accession? Ans: Economic blockade 83. When did Indian forces occupy Hyderabad against the wishes of its Muslim Nawab? Ans: September.Ans:Nizam 78. 29. What was the name of the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar? Ans:Mir Osman Ali Khan 79. was to continue for one year. 1947.

1947 93. After the visit of Gandhi to Kashmir there were two significant developments. Historically speaking from which century Kashmir was being ruled by Muslims till its conquest by Ranjit Singh in 1819? Ans:14th Century 88. When did the Muslim Conference of Kashmir adopt a resolution in favor of accession to Pakistan? Ans:19th July.000? Ans:1845 89. What was the name of the Maharajah of Kashmir in 1947? Ans:Hari Singh 94.87. Who was the founder of the National Conference in Kashmir? Ans: Sheikh Abdullah 91. What is the distance from Kashmir to Pakistan? Ans: 250 miles 90. When did Ranjit Singh sell the Kashmir State to the Dogra Raja. which was the other? Ans:Release of Sheikh Abudullah from Prison 96. In May 1947 which President of the Indian National Congress went to Kashmir to persuade the Dogra Raja for accession with India? Ans:Acharya Kirpalani 92. Gulab Singh for an amount of Rs. Which Kashmir State Prime Minister was in favor of Independent Kashmir? Ans: Ram Chandra Kak 95. What was his name? . 7500. In October 1947 Dogra Janak Singh was replaced by a nominee of Indian National Congress. one was the appointment of Dogra Janak Singh as Prime Minister.

P. What incited the Kashmiris to initiate a guerrilla war against the Dogra ruler? Ans:The Raja of Kashmir Hari Singh ordered Muslims to deposit all arms they possessed and also disarmed the Muslim personnel in the State army. 98. When did the Dogra Raja write a formal letter to the Indian Governor General for military help along with a signed Instrument of Accession? Ans: 26th October. 1947 101. When did the Dogra Raja request Indian Government for military help? Ans: 24th October. In which district the RSS and Sikh gangs from India reached to assist the Dogra Raja in extermination of Kashmiri Muslims? Ans:Poonch 99. When did the Pathans from the tribal belt of Pakistan reach Kashmir to fight against the forces of the Dogra Raja? Ans:21/22 October.When did the advance party of Pathan tribesmen take control of Srinagar power house? Ans: 24th October.A former member of Boundary Commission 97. 1947 . Manon 104.Who was sent to India to view the situation after the Dogra Raja's request for military help? Ans: V. When did the Dogra Raja flee from Srinagar to Jammu? Ans: 25th October. 1947 100. 1947 105. London (dated 12-01-1948). According to the report of Daily Telegraph. why did the Pathan tribesmen fail to take control of Srinagar and its airport? Ans: They got busy in plunder.Ans:Mehr Chand Mahajan . 102. 1947 103.

Manon 107. When did India take the question of Kashmir to UN by instituting a complaint against Pakistan in the Security Council? .106. When did the Indian troops land at Srinagar airport? Ans: 27th October. Who brought the singed Instrument of Accession from Kashmir to Delhi? Ans: V. 30.When did the Muslim Conference of Kashmir establish the Azad Kashmir government in the then recently liberated areas? Ans: 24th October. Where did the Governor Generals of India and Pakistan meet to discuss the Kashmir issue? Ans: Lahore 113. When did Lord Mountbatten write a letter to Raja of Kashmir accepting the accession of Kashmir to India? Ans: 27th October. Who was appointed as Chief Minister of Kashmir on Oct. 1947 115. reiterated his promise of holding a plebiscite in Kashmir? Ans: 2nd November. When did Pundit Nehru send a telegram to Liaquat Ali Khan promising plebiscite in Kashmir? Ans: 30th October.P. When did Pundit Nehru. 1947? Ans: Sheikh Abdullah 110. 1947 114. 1947 112. in a radio broadcast. What are the rough estimates of retired soldiers living in Poonch who had served in WW-II? Ans: 70000 111. 1947 109. 1947 108.

How many members were in the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan? Ans: 3 (later increased to 5). After a lengthy debate in UN Security Council on Kashmir issue in January 1948. 117. 123. To which chapter of UN charter did India base its complaint against Pakistan? Ans: Article 35 of Chapter VI which deals with "pacific settlement of disputes. When did the Security Council adopt the resolution for establishing United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP)? Ans: 20-01-1948 122. Which chapter of UN Charter deals with the "acts of aggression"? Ans: Chapter VII 118. In her reply to the Indian allegations the Government of Pakistan invoked which article of the chapter VI of the UN Charter? Ans: Article 35 119. When did the President of the Security Council presented drafts of . how many resolutions were passed? Ans: Two 120. When did the Security Council adopt the resolution asking both India and Pakistan to refrain from aggravating the situation and apprise the Council of any material change in the situation? Ans: 17-01-1948 121.Ans: 01-01-1948 116.

what did General Gracey recommend to the Govt. which liberated areas of Kashmir were threatened by the Spring 1948 offensive of Indian Army? Ans: Bhimber. of Pakistan? Ans: Deploy Pakistan army to defend the Liberated Kashmir against Indian aggression and stop Indian forces on the general line Uri-Poonch Naosher.resolutions submitted by Indian and Pakistani delegations (after two resolutions passed in Jan. According to a report of General Gracey. Fearing the Spring 1948 offensive of India. Mirpur. 129. 1948)? Ans: 28-01-2007 124. When did the members of UNCIP(United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan) visit subcontinent? Ans: First Week of July. After negotiating the Indian and Pakistani leaders in July 1948. What was the Security Council direction in its resolution dated 21-041948? Ans: Pakistan Govt. 1948 130. 125. when did the UNCIP adopt two resolutions? Ans: 13-08-1948 and 05-01-1949 131. Muzaffarabad. had to try to secure withdrawal of tribesmen and India was allowed to retain the minimum forces necessary to help in the civil administration. How many parts were in the UNCIP resolution passed on 13-08-1948? . When did the Indian army launch the Spring offensive in Kashmir? Ans: April 1948 127. 128. Who was the Pakistani delegate at the time of passing of resolution of 21-04-1948? Ans: Sir Zafarullah Khan 126. Mangla and Kohala.

a judge of the Australian High Court 139. 138. Who was the first UN Representative for the purpose of demilitarization of the Kashmir State? Ans: Sir Owen Dixon. According to which part of the resolution of 13-08-1948 the commission acknowledged the principle of determining future status of the State by will of people of Kashmir? Ans: Part-III 133. What was the arrangement made after winding up of the UNCIP? Ans: Creation of the office of the UN Representative for the purpose of demilitarization of the Kashmir State. when did the ceasefire take place? Ans: 01-01-1949 135.Ans: Three 132. When was the UNCIP wound up by the Security Council? Ans: 14-03-1950 137. Who was nominated the Plebiscite Administered by the UN Security Council on 22-03-1949? Ans: American Admiral Nimitz 136. 134. What was venue of the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers commenced on 04-01-1951) ? Ans: London 140. Why did Liaquat Ali Khan threaten to stay out of the the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers commenced on 04-01-1951? . After the hostilities initiated in Kashmir by the Spring 1948 offensive of India. What was the Pakistani objection on the resolution of 13-08-1948? Ans: It did not stipulate detailed guarantees for a free and impartial plebiscite.

in two sessions for seven hours. When did Sir Owen Dixon resign as the UN Representative for demilitarization of the Kashmir State? Ans: 21-02-1951 147. Was the Kashmir issue discussed in the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers commence on 04-01-1951? Ans: Yes. How many reports did Frank P. 144. Graham on 30-04-1951. 141. Graham submit to the SC from 1951 to 1958? Ans: Six . When did Liaquat Ali Khan finally join the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers? Ans: 07-01-1951 142. When did the Dixon report on Kashmir came up for consideration in the Security Council? Ans: 21-02-1951 146. What was the proposal on Kashmir in the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers commenced on 04-01-1951? Ans: To station troops in Kashmir during the period of plebiscite. 148. 145. Who replaced Sir Dixon as UN Representative for demilitarization of the Kashmir State? Ans: Former American Senator Frank P.Ans: He wanted the Kashmir issue to be on the agenda. 143. What was the fate of the proposal on Kashmir in the Conference of the Commonwealth Prime Ministers commenced on 04-01-1951? Ans: Pakistan accepted it but India rejected.

Where did the two PMs again meet on 16-08-1953? Ans: New Delhi . Where did the Indian PM Nehru and Pakistani PM Muhammad Ali Bogra meet on 25-07-1953 to discuss the Kashmir issue? Ans:Karachi 155. Why was Sheikh Abdullah arrested in 1952 by the Indian Government? Ans: According to his letter addressed to SC. On which date was Sheikh Abdullah arrested in 1952? Ans: 09-08-1952 152.149. When did the 73 out of 75 member of the Kashmir Constituent Assembly adopted a resolution on autonomy of the State in all matters except foreign affairs? Ans: 1952 151. 154. How long did Sheikh Abdullah remain jailed? Ans: From 09-08-1952 to 08-01-1958 153. 150. What was in the SC resolution of 23-12-1952 regarding Kashmir? Ans: Both India and Pakistan urged to enter into negotiation under Graham on the size of forces in Kashmir. he was arrested because he pleaded for an early resolution of the dispute with Pakistan.