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Question 1: Salt could be manufactured and handled only at official government salt depots, with a tax of Rs1-4-0 on each ________ (82 pounds).
Candy (unit)MaundMumbaiSeer (unit)

Question 2: The salt tax, however, continued to remain in effect and was repealed only when ________ became the President of the Interim Government in 1946.
C. RajagopalachariJawaharlal NehruPurushottam Das TandonAbul Kalam Azad

Question 3: Consequently, salt was imported from ________ resulting in the increase of salt rates.

Question 4: ________ broke the Salt Laws at Vedaranyam in the same year.
K. KamarajJawaharlal NehruAbul Kalam AzadC. Rajagopalachari

Question 5: The high price of salt made it unaffordable resulting in a number of diseases arising due to ________ deficiency.

Question 6: In the first week of March 1930, Gandhi wrote to ________ apprising him of the prevailing social, economic and political conditions in the country.
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of KedlestonRufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of ReadingAnthony EdenE. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Question 7: The Salt Tax was criticized at a public meeting at ________ in February 1888.

Question 8: However, this tax was greatly increased when the ________ began to establish its rule over provinces in India.
East India CompanyChartered companyFrench East India CompanyDutch East India Company

Question 9: In 1835, special taxes were imposed on Indian ________ to facilitate its import.
SaltSodium chlorideWaterHypertension

Question 10: [2] There has always been a demand for Orissa salt in ________.
BengalIndiaWest BengalBangladesh


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