A Quiz on Netaji Centenery : The Barry O’brien Quiz

The Pioneer : 25th January 1998

(Click on the questions to know the answer)

“Two days ago the country celebrated the birth anniversary of one of the greatest hero in the battle of independence.- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.We dedicate this week’s quiz to memory of the great leader.

I would like to thank Somen Sengupta of Calcutta for sending us 20 queations on Netaji so meticulously researched.

Thank you Somen.” - Barry O'Brien


  1. Why the name Ananga Das unforgettable in Netaji’s student life ?
    He was the classmate who expelled from Presidency college with him.

  2. Name one English & one Bengali newspaper edited by Netaji.
    The Forward (English) & Banglar Katha (Bengali).

  3. When he was the mayor of Calcutta he took the initiative to built a Congress House. How the house is known today ?
    Mahajati Sadan – it was planned by Subhash Chandra Bose & foundation stone was laid down by Rabindranath Tagore.

  4. Whom did Netaji marry secretly in December 1937 ?
    Emilie Schenkles.

  5. Name the small town in Bihar where the anti compromise conference was held under the presidency of Subhash Chandra Bose as a protest against the Congress policy ?

  6. Name the tamil weekly organ of Azad Hind Fauz ?
    Yuva Bharatam

  7. What was the last movement on Indian soil under Netaji’s leadship ?
    The removal of Holwell monument from Dalhousie square.

  8. What pseudonym did Netaji use during his stay in Berlin from April 1941 ?
    Oriando Mazzotta (an Italian name)

  9. Which cinema hall in Calcutta was inaugurated by Netaji ?
    Mitra (Then it was known as Chitra)

  10. Name the sports organization where Netaji was the first President ?
    Bengal Swimming Association

  11. “I was an admirer of Subhash Chandra Bose from my school days. When I was a Law student in Presidency college, Calcutta I had an opportunity to walk with Netaji in a massive rally in Calcutta. I left him after some time because I could not agree with his views. In 1936 I became a national hero in a non political field before Netaji became Congress President.Who am I ?”
    Kumud Ranjan Ganguly better known as Ashok Kumar – the first superstar of Indian cinema.His 1936 movie Achyut Kanya with Debika Rani made them screen god to million.

  12. Which road of Bombay is named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?
    Marine Drive.

  13. Who is the sculptor of Netaji statue at Shayambazar five point crossing Calcutta ?
    Nagesh Yabalkar – the statue is a poor copy of Lord Outram once stood at the crossing of Park street & Chowringhee Road.

  14. In 1928 there was an ideological conflict between Netaji & Rabindranath Tagore.What was the issue ?
    The conflict was on performing of Saraswati puja at City College by it’s student. Tagore was against it while Bose supported this.

  15. "When …………………………..critisises me then I understand I am following the right path & when it praises me then I realize I am not following so." This is a quote of Netaji.Fill the sentence with a name of a newspaper.
    The Statesman

  16. What name Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose gave to Andaman & Nicobar island after getting them as gift from Japan ?
    Swadhin & Swaraj

  17. Who was Gandhiji’s shadow candidate whom Netaji defeated in AICC presidential election in 1939 ?
    Palttavi Sitaramaya

  18. ”In this holy war of India’s liberation we ask for your blessing & good wishes." From whom did Netaji seek blessing in this message broadcasted by Azad Hind Radio on 6th July 1944 ?
    Mahatma Gandhi