UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /British Rule in India History Multiple Choice Questions set 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
  When the East India Company was established India was ruled by

1.a Mughal Emperor

2.a Gupta Emperor

3.a Mauryan Emperor

4. a Sunga Emperor

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:19:07


Question:
 In 1650 Gabriel Boughton, an employee of the Company obtained a license for trade in __________

1.Bengal

2.Orissa

3.Mysore

4.Surat

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:54:17


Question:
 In November 1781, Sir Eyre Coote defeated __________ at Porto Nova

1.Hyder Ali

2.Marthanda Verma

3.British

4.Tipu Sultan

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:48:41


Question:
 In which region did Birsa Munda operate against the British?

1.Punjab

2.Chhota Nagpur

3.Tarai

4.Manipur

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:06:30


Question:
 The English East Company achieved a major victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of __________ in 1612

1.Buxar

2.Plassey

3.Swally

4.Trafalgar

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:49:35


Question:
 The Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) resulted in the defeat of the__________ forces

1. American

2.British

3.French

4.Russian

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:15:03


Question:
 Till the end of the 17th Century the growth of the executive and legislative powers of the East india Company depended on

1.Governor

2.Governor-General

3.Parliament

4.Crown

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:47:43


Question:
 Who among the following had been the leader of a number of anti-British revolts in Sambalpur?

1.Kattabomman

2.Surendra Sai

3.Utirat Singh

4.Sayyid Ahmad Barelvi

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:40:46


Question:
 Who among the following revolutionaries was executed by the British

1.Jitin Das

2.Chandrashekhar Azad

3.Rajguru

4.Kalpana – Dutt

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:20:10


Question:
According to the terms of the treaty of Srirangapattanam, . . . . . . was ceded to the British

1.Malabar

2.Cochi

3.Travancore

4.Mysore

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:00:37


Question:
After the year 1853, a substantial amount of British capital had been invested in

1.Tea Plantations

2.The Railways

3.Coal Mining

4.Jute Mills

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:07:02


Question:
An ambassador of the British King James I, who secured favourable privileges for the East India Company from Emperor Jahangir, was

1.Hawkins

2.Henry Middleton

3.Thomas Roe

4.Josiah Child

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:04:05


Question:
As per ‘August Offer’ the British objective for India was __________

1.Dominion Status

2.Puma Swaraj

3.Responsible Government

4.Provincial Authority

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:03:53


Question:
Assertion (A): In some places artisans and craftsmen participated in the Revolt of 1857. ,Reason (R): The British policy of ‘one-way’ free trade destroyed village industries and handicrafts in India

1.Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A

2.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:53:14


Question:
Assertion (A): On 25th April, 1809, the Treaty of Amritsar was signed between Ranjit Singh and East India Company.,Reason (R): Ranjit Singh wanted to increase the realm of his empire with the help of the company

1.Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A

2.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4.A is false but R is true

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:17:13


Question:
At which place in Bengal was the East India Company given permission to trade and build a factory by the Mughals in 1651 ?

1.Calcutta

2.Qasim Bazar

3.Singur

4.Burdwan

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:02:47


Question:
British Crown assumed sovereignty over Indian from the East Indian Company in the year

1. 1857

2.1858

3.1859

4.1860

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:13:57


Question:
By the Act of 1773, Parliament granted a loan of __________ to the East India Company

1. Rs 480000

2. Rs 400000

3.Rs 500000

4. Rs 300000

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:22:41


Question:
By which Charter Act, the East India Company’s monopoly of trade with China come to an end?

1.Charter Act of 1793

2.Charter Act of 1813

3.Charter Act of 1833

4. Charter Act of 1853

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:45:15


Question:
Dadabhai Naoroji’s book ‘poverty and un British rule in India’ published in __________ analysed the nature of the British rule in India

1.1998

2.1901

3.1908

4.1946

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:17:50


Question:
During colonial period, British capital was mainly invested in

1.Infra structure

2.Industry

3.Agriculture

4.Services

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:52:06


Question:
During the period of which Governor General Viceroy was the Indian Civil Service introduced?

1.Dalhousie

2.Curzon

3.Bentick

4.Conrnwallis

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:22:25


Question:
Dyer was __________ by the Government of Britain

1.Sentenced for life

2.Sentenced to death

3.Rewarded with honour

4.Relieved of his service

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:08:35


Question:
India became independent during the vice royalty of

1.William Bentinck

2.Wellesley

3.Wavell

4.Mountbatten

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:15:53


Question:
Sir Thomas Roe came to India with a letter from the British Monarch

1.Queen Mary

2.Queen Elizabeth

3. James I

4.Queen Anne

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:14:29


Question:
Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by __

1.Lord Wellesley

2.Sir John Shore

3.Robert Clive

4.Lord Dalhousie

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:15:33


Question:
The British attitude towards granting India independence changed partly owing to the

1.Change in the government of the UK

2. Impact of World War II

3.Growing tide of Indian Nationalism

4.All the above

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:53:02


Question:
The British Government intervened in the affairs of the Company and passed an Act in 1773 A.D., known as the

1. Regulating Act

2.Pitt’s India Act

3.Charter Act

4.Company Act

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:59:29


Question:
The British Governor General and Viceroy who served for the longest period in India was

1. Lord Irwin

2.Lord Dalhousie

3. Lord Curzon

4.Lord Linlithgow

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:08:12


Question:
The British India Society was formed in __________

1.1832

2.1833

3.1839

4.1874

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:54:47


Question:
The capital of British India was transferred from Calcutta to Delhi in the year

1.1911

2.1912

3.1920

4.1925

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:12:54


Question:
The Charter for the establishment of the East India Company was granted by

1.Queen Elizabeth I

2.Queen Anbolin

3.Queen Mary

4.Queen Victoria

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:20:44


Question:
The Company lost all its administrative powers_________

1.By the Government of India Act of 1658

2.By the Government of India Act of 1758

3.By the Government of India Act of 1858

4.By the Government of India Act of 1958

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:17:02


Question:
The East India Company had taken Bombay from

1.The Dutch

2.Charles I

3. Charles II

4.The Portuguese

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:58:43


Question:
The first Bengali Drama, written to highlight the brutality of the British indigo planters, was

1. Rast Goftar

2.Neel Darpan

3.Shome Prakash

4.None of the above

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:55:23


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

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:11:08


Question:
The first Indian to be elected as a member of the British House of Commons was

1. Dadabhai Naoroji

2.Surendra Nath Banerjee

3. Dr BR Ambedkar

4.C R Das

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:50:46


Question:
The first Indian to contest an election to the British House of Commons was

1.Dadabhai Naoroji

2.Womesh Chandra Banerjee

3.Surendranath Banerjee

4.Pheroze Shah Mehta

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:53:42


Question:
The first Mysore War Fought between the British and Hyder Ali in 1767- 1769 A.D., came to an end by the

1.Treaty of Pondicherry

2.Treaty of Madras

3.Treaty of Mysore

4.Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:58:04


Question:
The first Viceroy of India was

1. Lord Canning

2.Lord Hardinge

3.Lord Dalhousie

4. Lord Elgin

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:06:01


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

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:10:00


Question:
The Indian naval mutiny against the British took place in the year

1.1857

2.1919

3.1946

4.1947

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:06:15


Question:
The land was owned by temples known as __________

1.Dewaswam

2.Brahmaswam

3.Cherikkal

4.Kanam

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:07:20


Question:
The llbert Bill controversy during the period of Lord Ripon exposed the racial bitterness of the British and united the Indians

1.Lytton

2.Lord Ripon

3.Queen Elizabeth

4.Queen Anne

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:24:51


Question:
The momentous decision to transfer the capital from Calcutta to Delhi, to annul the partition of Bengal and to abolish Indian indentured labour were taken during the Viceroyalty of Lord

1. Hardinge

2.Minto

3.Chelmsford

4.Reading

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:43:22


Question:
The momentous decision to transfer the capital from Calcutta to Delhi, to annul the partition of Bengal and to abolish Indian indentured labour were taken during the Viceroyalty of Lord

1. Hardinge

2.Minto

3.Chelmsford

4.Reading

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:43:22


Question:
The new proletariat class which emerged in India on account of the British economic policies, consisted of

1.Money lenders

2.Landlords

3.Traders

4.All the above

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:01:49


Question:
The Peshwaship was abolished by the British at the time of Peshwa

1.Raghunath Rao

2.Narayan Rao

3. Madhav Rao-II

4.Baji Rao-II

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:26:47


Question:
The privileges of free trade granted to the English East India Company were confirmed in 1717 by Emperor

1.Bahadur Shah

2.Farrukh-Siyar

3.Muhammad Shah

4.Aurangzeb

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:57:22


Question:
The single biggest item of British capital investment in India was

1. Railways

2.Plantations and mines

3.Banking and insurance

4.Shipping

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:07:28


Question:
The transfer of Government from the ‘Company’ to the ‘Crown’ was pronounced by Lord Canning (November 1, 1858) at

1. Calcutta

2.Delhi

3.Patna

4.Allahabad

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:13:37


Question:
The Treaty between Ranjit Singh and the British was signed at

1.Allahabad

2.Amritsar

3.Kashmir

4.Agra

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:01:42


Question:
The Treaty of Lahore was signed between the Sikhs and the British in India in the year

1.1836

2.1846

3.1856

4.1866

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:56:17


Question:
The United East India Company refers to the company in India formed by the

1.Portuguese

2.Dutch

3.French

4.British

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:56:40


Question:
The Vernacular Press Act was repealed by __________

1.Lord Ripon

2.Lord Lytton

3.Lord William Bentic

4.Gladstone

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:28:20


Question:
Treaty of Rajpurghat” was signed on December 25, 1805 between Holkar and __________

1.French

2.British

3.Portuguese

4.Dutch

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:15:15


Question:
We do not seek our independence out of Britain’s ruin’ said

1.Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

2. Mahatma Gandhi

3.Gokhale

4.Rabindranath Tagore

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:56:09


Question:
What was meant by the secretary of State of India during the British?

1. An official who worked as the Secretary to the Viceroy of India

2.A Secretary level official appointed in each Presidency of India

3.A British minister given full control over the Government of India

4.A senior officer appointed the Viceroy to look into his internal administration in India

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:17:06


Question:
When the Congress Ministries were formed in the provinces in June 1937, the Viceroy of India was

1.Lord Willingdon

2. Lord Irwin

3.Lord Linlithgow

4. Viscount Wavell

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:56:57


Question:
When the East India Company came into existence, England was ruled by the__________

1.Hanoverians

2. Stuarts

3.Normans

4.Tudors

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:03:07


Question:
When the East India Company was formed, the Mughal emperor in India was

1.Jahangir

2.Humayun

3.Aurangzeb

4.Akbar

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 22:54:01


Question:
Which of the following is not among the regions where the Britishers had first set up trading posts?

1.Bengal

2.Goa

3.Coromandel Coast

4.Gujarat

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:46:06


Question:
Who among the following who fought against British in 1857 Revolt?,
A. Kunwar Singh,B. Tantia Tope,C. Nana Saheb,D. Maulavi Ahmaduallah

1.All of the above

2.B c and d

3.A c and d

4.A b and c

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:50:51


Question:
Who had, while fasting in the prison, written to the British governor, The individual must die so that the nation may live. Today, I must die so that India may win freedom and glory?

1. Jatin Das

2.Lala Lajpat Rai

3.MK Gandhi

4. SC Bose

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 00:04:50


Question:
Who propounded the theory of ‘Economic Drain of India’ during British imperialism?

1.A. W.

2.Bannerji

3.Dadabhai Naroji

4.Gandhiji

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:47:16


Question:
Who said that he had not become His Majesty’s first Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire?

1.Attlee

2.Churchill

3.Disraeli

4.Loyd George

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:06:01


Question:
Who tried to rediscover India’s past?

1.Lord Lytton

2.Max Muller

3.S.N. Banerjee

4.Gokahale

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:00:31


Question:
Who tried to rediscover India’s past?

1.Lord Lytton

2.Max Muller

3.S.N. Banerjee

4.Gokahale

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:00:33


Question:
Who tried to rediscover India’s past?

1.Lord Lytton

2.Max Muller

3.S.N. Banerjee

4.Gokahale

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 02:00:48


Question:
Who was the first Governor General of Bengal?

1.Robert Clive

2.William Bentinck

3.Warren Hasting

4.Col. Sanders

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:05:10


Question:
Who was the first Governor General of India?

1.Warren Hastings

2.William Bentick

3.Lord Delhousie

4.Lord Canning

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:04:21


Question:
Who was the Governor General of India during the Civil Disobedience Movement?

1. Lord Chelmsford

2. Lord Reading

3.Lord Irwin

4. Lord Wavell

Posted Date:-2021-12-26 01:59:05


Question:
Who was the Viceroy at the time of Quit India Movement?

1.Lord Mountbatten

2. Lord Wavell

3. Lord Linlithgow

4. Lord Irwin

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:13:31


Question:
Year of the Battle of Wandiwash is ___

1. 1560

2.1660

3.1760

4.1860

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 11:19:26


Question:
_____ , the viceroy of India decided to partition Bengal for administrative purposes, creating a new province of East Bengal and Assam, with a population of 31 million people and with its capital at Dhaka

1.Lord Curzon

2.Lord Rippon

3. Lord Hastings

4.Wellesley

Posted Date:-2021-12-25 23:05:03


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