Indian Independence: History, Timeline & Movement


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Through what organization did the British first rule over India?

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1. Which of the following was not a key principle behind the modern independence movement led by Gandhi?

2. The 1857 rebellion, though unsuccessful, led to what dramatic change in the colonial government of India?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Great Britain had a longstanding hold over India for many years. Your knowledge of the story of India's independence will be tested in this quiz, as you are asked about different events and empires.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to be tested on the following facets of India's history:

  • Organizations and empires that ruled at various times
  • Role of predominant religions
  • Gandhi's actions
  • India's revolt against British rule

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice your learning skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Indian independence from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 1857 Rebellion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Britain's role in the history of the government of India

Additional Learning

Learn more about the history of Indian independence by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Indian Independence & History: History, Timeline & Movement, which will detail the following aspects of its timeline:

  • English East India Company and the beginning of Britain's role in India
  • India's Mughal Empire
  • 1857 Rebellion against British rule
  • British Raj
  • Mohandas Gandhi and the modern Indian independence movement
  • World War II and Indian independence