Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan

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Why was the Muslim League founded?

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1. Which organization and political party, founded in 1885, worked to secure Indian autonomy from British rule?

2. Which of the following is one of the world's oldest religions, has no firm set of dogmatic beliefs, and centers around a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the post-World War II Mountbatten Plan and acceptance of the Indian Independence Act, India was split into India and Pakistan under the British Raj. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the religious tension, which is rooted in the 8th century, and which eventually necessitated the partition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Organization that worked toward Muslim Indians' civil rights
  • Political party that sought Indian autonomy
  • Leading advocate in the Indian independence movement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have drawn the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the religious conflict in India
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned regarding the partition of Pakistan

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the roots of the religious tension in India
  • Differentiate between Hinduism and Islam
  • Understand the purposes of the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress
  • Recognize the advocacy of Mohandas Gandhi
  • Understand the Mountbatten Plan and the Indian Independence Act
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