India's Independence & Division into Two States


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What year did the nation-states of India and Pakistan come into existence?

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1. Who was the leading figure of India's independence movement known for his acts of civil disobedience?

2. Which organization was established in 1906 to protect the civil rights of Muslim Indians, particularly those of the upper class?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of contemporary India arguably begins with its independence from British rule. You can test your understanding of India's independence and eventual division with these assessment questions. The questions will test you on points found in the attached lesson, such as when modern India and Pakistan came into existence and some important figures in Indian independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The year the nation-states of India and Pakistan formed
  • Leading figures in Indian's independence movement
  • Groups formed to protect Muslim civil rights
  • When the Vietnam War occurred
  • The British plan that led to the creation of India and Pakistan

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go through the assessment questions and test your recollection of the history of Indian independence and division that you read about in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you comprehend the historical context of India's move towards independence and the significant facts surrounding it
  • Knowledge application - use the information you went over in the lesson to accurately answer the assessment questions on India's independence, division, and the creation of modern India and Pakistan

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, read over the lesson called India's Independence & Division into Two States. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Background on religious divisions in India
  • British rule
  • India's independence movement
  • Division of India and Pakistan
  • Southeast Asia during the Cold War