UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /British Rule in India History Multiple Choice Questions set 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 Despite holding a monopoly the East India Company had faced competition from what it had termed as the interlopers represented by the






1.Portuguese

2.Indigenous merchants

3.British free merchants

4.Dutch


Question:
 During the Viceroyalty of Sir John Lawrence the bone of contention between India and Bhutan was
Duars

1.Duars

2.Jalpaiguri

3.Goalpara

4.Cooch Behar


Question:
 In which year was the title of Governor general chanced to that of the Viceroy?



1.1858

2.1861

3.1878

4.1885


Question:
 Lord Cornwallis had introduced the __________ land tenure system





1.Zamindari

2.Ryotwari

3.Mahalwari

4.Inamdari


Question:
 Lord Lytton had lowered the age limit for Indian for the ICS from 21 year to


1.20 years

2.19 years

3.18 years

4.17 years


Question:
 Rani Laxmi Bai died fighting the British in the Battle of

1.Jhansi

2.Kanpur

3.Gwalior

4.Kalpi


Question:
 The greatest contribution of the British rule to the growth of India nationalism was the __________



1.Introduction of western education in India

2.Racial arrogance of the British

3.Denial of Higher Jobs to deserving Indians

4.Queens proclamation of 1858


Question:
 The permanent settlement was made in Bengal in the sphere of revenue administration by

1.William Pitt

2.Hastings

3.William Bentic

4.Lord Cornwallis


Question:
 When were Morley-Minto reforms taken place?

1.1905

2.1909

3.1919

4.1857


Question:
 __________ started an all-India campaign for restoring the entrance age of 21 and for simultaneous ICS examination in India






1.Gokahale

2.S.N. Banerjee

3.Tilak

4.William Logan


Question:
Arrange the following in chronological order:I. Viceroy LyttonII. Viceroy MayoIII. Viceroy LansdowneIV. Viceroy Linlithgow



1.II III I IV

2.II I III IV

3.IV III II I

4.III IV I II


Question:
As the unrest continued unabatedly the Madras government appointed . . . . . . the collector of Malabar as special commissioner to enquire into the causes of the uprisings and recommend remedial measures.


1.Connolly

2.William Logan

3.S.N. Banerjee

4.Gokahale


Question:
Assertion (A): East India Association in London was organised by Dadabhai Naoroji.Reason (R): He wanted to influence the British public opinion

1.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct

2.explanation of A

3.A is true but R is false

4.A is false but R is true


Question:
Before the Regulating Act was passed in 1773 there was __________ at home to administer the East India Company






1.A Committee of 24

2.A Secretary

3.A Council of Lords

4.A Board of Revenue


Question:
Bengal British India Society founded in Calcutta on 20 April 1843 was the __________ political public association to be formed in British India the first being the zamindari association (1837)






1.First

2.Second

3.Third

4.Fourth


Question:
British Indian Association was founded on October 29 1851 at__________






1.Calcutta

2.Pune

3.Madras

4.Bombay


Question:
By the Charter Act of 1813 the Indian trade except in __________ was thrown open to all British subjects






1.Tea

2.Spices

3.Coffee

4.Cotton


Question:
During British rule who was instrumental for the introduction of the Ryotwari system in the then Madras Presidency?



1.Macaulay

2.Elphinstone

3.Thomas Munro

4.John Lawrence


Question:
During the first hundred years of the British rule in India peoples resentment and opposition to the British policies mainly surfaced in the form of

1.Tribal uprisings

2.Peasant uprisings

3.Civil uprisings

4.Both (a) and (b) above


Question:
During the Second World War the British forces were defeated at __________
London





1.London

2.Dunkirk

3.Paris

4.Liverpool


Question:
During their rule the British persuaded or forced cultivators in Assam to grow__________






1.Jute

2.Tea

3.Sugarcane

4.Wheat


Question:
Fakir-Sannyasi Resistance against the East India Company dominated in __________



1.Gujarat

2.Kerala

3.Karnataka

4.Bengal


Question:
Gandhijis famous Quit India movement call to the British was given in

1.1943

2.1941

3.1942

4.1940


Question:
I. Bengal Nawab was captured and put to death by Mir Jafar in the Battle of Plassey 1757. II. After Mir Qasim Nizam-ud-daula was made the Nawab of Bengal. III. The same person acted as the deputy Dewan on behalf of the East Indian Company and as Deputy Subedar on behalf of the Bengal NawaIV. In 1767 British Government ordered the East India Company to pay �400000 per year.Which of these statement(s) is/are correct related to the Bengal Politics during the 18th century?

1.. I ; II

2.. I ; III

3.II ; IV

4.III ; IV


Question:
In 1661 the company obtained __________ from Charles II






1.Bombay

2.Madras

3.Kannur

4.Calcutta


Question:
In March 1942 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill appointed the Cripps Mission to resolve Indian political crisis because

1.he was under pressure from the US President Roosevelt

2.of the gravity of the Japanese war menace on India�s borders

3.both (a) and (b) above

4.of INA�s initial success on India�s eastern borders


Question:
In the 18th Century the Royal prerogative in the affairs of the East India Company was controlled by



1.The Viceroys Council

2.The Indian Legislature

3.The Parliament in England

4.The Secretary of State


Question:
India was granted freedom during the British Prime Minister






1.Clement Attlee

2.Winston Churchill

3.Ramsay Mac Donald

4.William Pitt


Question:
Lord __________ is regarded to have been the father of local self-government in India

1.Ripon

2.Bentinck

3.Curzon

4.Mayo


Question:
Lytton held an Imperial Durbar at Delhi in 1877 to announce __________ as the Empress of India at a time when a large part of the country was in the grip of a severe famine





1.Queen Elizabeth

2.Queen Victoria

3.Queen Anne

4.Queen Marie


Question:
Lytton was selected as Viceroy to India to fulfill the ambitious plans of Disraeli in __________



1.Awadh

2.Afghanistan

3.Bengal

4.Burma


Question:
MSP means __________



1.Malabar Special Police

2.Mysore Special police

3.Madras Special police

4.Mappila Special Police


Question:
On which day had premier Attlee conceded that the British would quit India by June 1948?



1.January 26 1947

2.August 15 1947

3.January 26 1948

4.February 20 1947


Question:
The Act constituting the first legislative interference by the British Parliament in the affairs of India was the



1.Foxs India Act 1783

2.Pitts India Act 1784

3.Regulating Act 1773

4.Declaratory Act 1781


Question:
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut India on __________




1.1398

2.1495

3.1496

4.1498


Question:
The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut India on __________

1.1398

2.1495

3.1496

4.1498


Question:
The East India Association was founded by __________ in 1866



1.Lord Lyveden

2.Raja radhakanta dev

3.Debendranath Tagore

4.Dadabhai Naoroji


Question:
The East India Company was established in the year






1.1607 AD

2.1600 AD

3.1700 AD

4.1669 AD


Question:
The exclusive right of trading between __________ was granted to the East India Company






1.North America and South America

2.Red Sea and Caspian Sea

3.The Cape of Good Hope and the Straits of Magellan

4.France and Poland


Question:
The first constitutional measure introduced by the British in India which worked till the framing of the Indian Constitution was

1.the Act of 1919

2.the Act of 1935

3.Indian Independence Bill

4.Cabinet Mission Plan


Question:
The Governor of the East India Company was


1.Appointed by the monarch of England

2.Appointed by the British Parliament

3.Elected by the members of the East India Company

4.Nominated by the Mughal Emperor


Question:
The Hindu Widows Remarriage Act __________






1.1856

2.1858

3.1865

4.1946


Question:
The island of Bombay had been given to the British Prince Charles II as dowry by the

1.Dutch

2.Portuguese

3.Danish

4.French


Question:
The Mutiny was brought to an end with the fall of __________ into the hands of the British in India

1.Meerut

2.Awadh

3.Gwalior

4.Rohilkhand


Question:
The only Viceroy to be assassinated in India was






1.Lord Harding

2.Lord Northbrook

3.Lord Ellenborough

4.Lord Mayo


Question:
The Permanent Settlement was enforced on__________





1.1693

2.1793

3.1893

4.1933


Question:
The Sepoy Mutiny was in the year __________






1.1657

2.1757

3.1765

4.1857


Question:
The Simla Conference called by Viceroy Lord Wavell (to discuss the so-called Wavell Plan) in June 1945 failed on account of

1.the demand of the Congress to include the members of all communities in their quota to the Executive Council

2.the demand of the Scheduled Castes to reserved seats in the Executive Council in

3.the demand of the Scheduled Castes to reserved seats in the Executive Council in Proportion to their population

4.All the above


Question:
The term of office fixed by Regulating Act for Governor General was






1.4 years

2.5 years

3.3 years

4.2 years


Question:
The Treaty of Mangalore was in the year __________






1.1484

2.1584

3.1684

4.1784


Question:
The writers of the East India Company had their training in the college at __________ in England



1.London

2.Manchester

3.Liverpool

4.Haileybury


Question:
Under the Government of India __________ the British Crown assumed direct administration of India in the new British Raj

1.Act of 1658

2.Act of 1758

3.Act of 1858

4.Act of 1947


Question:
Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor of __________ in 1772



1.Bengal

2.Madras

3.Bombay

4.Delhi


Question:
What did the Hunter Commission appointed by the Viceroy probe?

1.Bardoli Satyagraha

2.Khilafat Agitation

3.Jallianwala Bagh

4.tragedy


Question:
Which British Governor General introduced Postage Stamp in India?


1.Lord Dalhousie

2.Lord Auckland

3.Lord Canning

4.Lord William Bentinck


Question:
Which Government of India Act/charter Act generated the post of Governor-General of India?






1.Government of India Act -1858

2.Charter Act-1833

3.Charter Act-1853

4.Charter Act-1813


Question:
Which Governor General had entertained Ranjit Singh with great honour at Ropar?






1.Minto-I

2.William Bentinck

3.Hastings

4.Auckland


Question:
Which Indian ruler had requested Napoleon for help in driving the British away from India?






1.Shivaji

2.Jai Singh

3.Tipu Sultan

4.Rani of Jhansi


Question:
Which of the following Act ensured the establishment of the supreme court in India?



1.Pitts India Act AD 1784

2.The Regulating Act AD 1773

3.Charter Act 1793 AD

4.Charter Act 1813 AD


Question:
Which of the following act of India ensured the partition of India?



1.Government of India Act 1909

2.Government of India Act 1919

3.Government of India Act 1935

4.None of these


Question:
Which of the following British official intiated the Doctrine of Lapse?






1.Lord Wellesley

2.Lord Auckland

3.Lord Dalhousie

4.Warren Hastings


Question:
Which of the following British Prime Minister headed the First Round Table Conference in London?






1.Churchill

2.Ramsay McDonald

3.Chamberlain

4.Disraeli


Question:
Which of the following is not correct about Montegu- Chelmsfords Reform & Government of India Act 1919?


1.It changed the administrative system in India

2.In this Act the central legislative council was replaced by two houses-the imperial legislative assembly and the council of state

3.Education and public health were placed under charge of ministers responsible to the legislature

4.All of the above are incorrect


Question:
Which of the following is not the provision of the government of India Act 1858?

1.The Queens Principal Secretary of State received the powers and duties of the Companys Court of Directors

2.Provision for the creation of an Indian Civil

3.India was to be governed in the Queens name

4.The British Parliament was empowered to appoint a Governor-General and the Governors of the Presidencies


Question:
Which of the following statement is not correct about the provisions of the Government of India Act1858?

1.A council of fifteen members was appointed to assist the Secretary of State for India

2.For all the communications between

3.For all the communications between Britain and India the Secretary of State became the real channe

4.All the above statements are incorrect


Question:
Which one of the following events did not take place during the Viceroyalty of Lord Curzon?






102. 

1.Establishment of the department of Archaeology

2.Second Delhi Durbar

3.Formation of Indian National Congress

4.Partition of Bengal


Question:
Which war lord is also known as little corporal

1.Alexander

2.Julius Caesar

3.Napoleon Bonaparte

4.Genghis Khan


Question:
Who among the following analysed the causes of the uprising of 1857 advocating a reconciliation between the British and the Muslims?




1.Sayyed Ahmad Brelvi

2.Shah Waliullah

3.Sayyed Ahmad Khan

4.Sayyed Amir Ali


Question:
Who among the following British persons admitted the Revolt of 1857 as a national revolt?

1.Lord Dalhousie

2.Lord Canning

3.Lord Ellenborough

4.Disraeli


Question:
Who among the following Indian cracks the British Indian Civil Services Examination in the first time of Indian Histroy?






1.Satyendranath Tagore

2.R.

3.Dutt

4.Surendranath Banerjee


Question:
Who among the following Viceroys became a victim of one of the convicts during his visit to the Andamans?



1.Curzon

2.Mayo

3.Ripon

4.Lytton


Question:
Who defeated the Spanish Armada?



1.Elizabeth I

2.Elizabeth II

3.Henry VIII

4.James I


Question:
Who of the following Governor General is associated with Subsidiary Alliance System?

1.Lord Cornwallies

2.Lord Wellesley

3.Lord Mayo

4. Lord Delhousie


Question:
Who said that the exploitative nature of British rule was Bleeding India White?






1.Tilak

2.Dadabhai Naoroji

3.Hume

4.Annie Besant


Question:
Who set up the dual system of administration in Bengal?





1.Robert Clive

2.Lord Wellesley

3.Dupleix

4.Lord Macaulay


Question:
Who was the monarch of Britain at the time of commencement of the Government of India Act 1858?

1.William IV

2.Victoria

3.Edward VII

4.George V


Question:
Who was the prime minister of Britain at the time of commencement of the Government of India Act 1858?

1.Lord Palmerston

2.Russell II

3.Edward Smith-Stanley

4.Benjamin Disraeli


Question:
Who was the supreme body in the Britain at the time of commencement of the Government of India Act- 1858?



1.Queen Victoria

2.The British Parliament

3.Government of Britan

4.None of these


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