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Quit India Movement is also known as the ____ Revolution.
A) October
B) August
C) March
D) July

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At the Bombay session of the All-India Congress committee in 1942, during World War II, the Quit India Movement was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi, with a proposal to end British rule in India.

Complete step by step solution:
On August 9, 1942, this Quit India Movement took place; thus, this movement is also known as the August Revolution.
In his Leave India speech delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay on 8 August 1942, following the failure of the Cripps Mission to obtain Indian support for the British war effort, Gandhi called for Do or Die. The All-India Congress Committee launched a mass movement seeking what Gandhi called "An Orderly British Withdrawal" from India.
From 29 April to 1 May 1942, the All India Congress Committee met in Allahabad to discuss the Working Committee's resolution. Although Gandhi was absent from the meeting, in the resolution several of his points were adopted: the most important of them was the non-violence pledge.
On 14 July 1942, at Wardha, the Congress Working Committee met again and decided that it would authorize Gandhi to take over the non-violent mass movement. The resolution commonly referred to as the 'Quit India' resolution, was to be accepted by the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay in August.
On 7 to 8 August 1942, the All India Congress Committee met in Bombay and ratified the 'Quit India' resolution. 'Do or Die' is what Gandhi called it. The next day, on 9 August 1942, under the Defence of India Rules, Gandhi, members of the Congress Working Committee, and other Congress leaders were arrested by the British Government.

Option B, August is the correct answer.

The 'Leave India' movement united the Indian people against British rule more than anything. While most protests had been crushed by 1944, after his release in 1944, Gandhi continued his resistance and went on a 21-day fast.