UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /British Rule in India History Multiple Choice Questions set 3 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:



Reduction in the Military expenditure

1.A simultaneous examination of ICS to be held in England and India

2.Reforms of the legislative council and adoption of the principle of election in place of nomination

3.Support of the annexation of Upper Burma

4. Which of the following is not the provision of The Act of 1892?


Question:
 August Offer 1940 was made by the Viceroy






1.Willingdon

2.Linlithgow

3.Minto

4.Lytton


Question:
 In 1612 __________established a trading post in Gujarat

1.British

2.French

3.Spain

4.Dutch


Question:
 In 1614 Sir Thomas Roe was instructed by __________ to visit the court of Jahangir the Mughal emperor of India



1.James I

2.Babur

3.Shajahan

4.Humayun


Question:
 In Bengal the East India Company s headquarters were located at

1.Fort St George

2.Fort william

3.Fort St David

4.Shantiniketan


Question:
 Lord Mountbatten had replaced Lord __________ as the viceroy of India in 1947


1.Wavell

2.Lytton

3.Linlithgow

4.Cornwallis


Question:
 Mahatma Gandhi gave up the title of Kaiser-i-Hind and returned all the war medals which were awarded to him by the British for his war services (during the First World War)


1.�in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy

2.�during the Non-Cooperation Movement

3.in support of the Khilafat demand when the Central Khilafat Committee organised a general all-India hartal on August 1 1920

4.during the Champaran Satyagraha


Question:
 Robert Clive the Governor General of the __________

1.Dutch

2.French

3.British

4.Portuguese


Question:
 The Vernacular Press Act was passed in __________






1.1878

2.1881

3.1888

4.1898


Question:
After the commencement of the government of India Act-1858 what name was to British Governor-General of India?



1.Governor-General of India

2.Governor of the state

3.Viceroy of the state

4.None of these


Question:
Author of Poverty and Un-British Rule in India is__________






1.Romila Thapar

2.Irfan Habib

3.S.

4.Naoroji Dadabhai


Question:
Charles Wood s Despatch__________






1.1554

2.1684

3.1784

4.1854


Question:
Consider the following according to the correct chronological order of the Governors-General during British IndiaI. WellesleyII. Marquess of HastingsIII. AmherstIV. Bentinck

1. I II III IV

2. II I IV III

3. I III II IV

4. III I II IV


Question:
Diu was the colony of the __________



1.Portuguese

2.English

3.Dutch

4.French


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






1.Jute

2.Tea

3.Sugarcane

4.Wheat


Question:
In 1877 the entrance age to ICS was reduced from 21 to __________






174. 

1.17

2.18

3.19

4.20


Question:
Nana Sahib the adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II had become a great enemy of the British because






1.The Queen had humiliated him

2.He had lost his title

3.The British had stopped his pension

4.His estate had been snatched from him


Question:
The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during the viceroyalty of






1.Ripon

2.Curzon

3.Hastings

4.Dalhousie


Question:
The British colonial policies in India proved moat ruinous for Indian






1.agriculture

2.trade

3.industry

4.handicrafts


Question:
The British introduced the railways in India in order to






1.Promote heavy industries in India

2.Facilitate British commerce and adminitstrative control

3.More foodstuff in case of famine

4.Enable Indians to move freely within the country


Question:
The English rounded Calcutta after obtaining the zamindari of three villages viz Sutanuti Kalikata and Govindpur from the Mughal Viceroy of Bengal in 1698. The nucleus of the British settlement in Calcutta was

1.San Thome

2.Victoria Memeorial

3.Fort William

4.Howrah Port


Question:
The first Indian Governor of a British Province (Bihar) in India was




1.Sir SP Sinha

2.Sir Shaukat Hayat

3.Sir Hari Singh Gaur

4.VJ Patel


Question:
The first interim government during the British rule in India was formed in






1.Sep-45

2.Nov-45

3.Sep-46

4.Jan-47


Question:
The First Opium War started__________






1.1729

2.1736

3.1839

4.1939


Question:
The first strategically placed factory that the Britishers had fortified was at





1.Surat

2.Bombay

3.Masulipatnam

4.Madras


Question:
The Ilbert Bill introduced In Lord Ripon s reign is significant because



1.it limited the Britishers political authority

2.it put restrictions on the vernacular press

3.it debarred Indians from entering the civil services

4.it removed racial discrimination from the judicial services


Question:
The inauguration of the Ganapati and Shivaji Festivals was done by



1.1721

2.1821

3.1895

4.1921


Question:
The Indian Civil Service Act was passed during the Viceroyalty of

1.Elgin

2.Canning

3.Minto

4.Lytton


Question:
The State Jhansi was made a part of the British Empire in India through
Doctrine of Lapse




1.Doctrine of Lapse

2.Policy of Subsidiaty Alliance

3.War against Rani Lakshmi Bai

4.None of the above


Question:
The Treaty of Surat was in the year __________



1.1475

2.1575

3.1675

4.1775


Question:
The Viceroy who wanted to train Indian in the art of selfgovernment was



1.Mountbatten

2.Ripon

3.Northbrook

4.Curzon


Question:
The violent Mappilas stormed the bunglow of the District Magistrate and murdered him in 1855





1.H.V. Connolly

2.William Logan

3.Lord Ripond

4.Gladstone


Question:
Throughout the 19th century intermittent uprisings occurred in Malabar especially in the __________ and Valluvanad taluks.Twenty two such riots were reported from different parts of Malabar






1.Ernad

2.Cochi

3.Travancore

4.Kannur


Question:
What did the Rowlatt Act 1919 empower the British government to do






1.Foment class and caste strife

2.Shut down any industrial unit at will

3.Extend the period of imprisonment for Indians

4.Detain a person for any duration without a trial


Question:
What was the motive of Lord Wellesley to introduced the system of Subsidiary Alliance?



1.Improve the administration of the Indian States

2.Prevent disloyalty towards the British

3.Tone up the British Indian administration

4.Prevent the French influence in the Indian States


Question:
When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly?

1.After the Battle of Plassey

2.After the Battle of Panipat

3.After the war of Mysore

4.After Sepoy Mutiny


Question:
Which of the following act led to the introduction of dual system of government in India?



1.Pitt s 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 events made the English East India Company the legitimate masters of the Bengal Suba?






1.Battle of Buxar 1764

2.Battle of Plassey 1757

3.Farrukh Siyar s Farman 1717

4.Ibrahim Khan s Farman 1690


Question:
Which of the following Government of India Act introduced the diarchy system in the provinces 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:
Who convinced the British in 1829 to outlaw Sati?



1.Raja Ram Mohan Roy

2.Swami Dayananda Saraswati

3.Lokmanya Tilak

4.Bhagat Singh


Question:
Who established the Sadr-Di-wani-Adalat during the British East India Company s rule?



1.Wellesley

2. Warren Hastings

3.Dalhousie

4.Cornwallis


Question:
Who put on the statute book two obnoxious measures the Vernacular press Act and the Indian Arms Act






1.Lord Ripon

2.Lytton

3.Raja Ram Mohan Roy

4.Queen Victoria


Question:
_______ a judge of the Supreme Court founded the Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784 A.D






1.Sir William Jones

2.Warren Hastings

3.Raja Ram Mohan Roy

4.Lord Macaulay


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