Chronology Of The British India MCQ Questions and Answers




#1. Prior to 1813, which among the following measures, was not adopted by the British to exploit the Indians economically ?

#2. Which two Europeans were involved in the Battle of Wandiwash in 1760?

#3. The British paramountcy in India was completed in 1856 with

#4. British colonialism in India saw the emergence of new cities. Calcutta, now Kolkata, was one of the first cities. Which of the following villages were amalgamated to form the city of Calcutta?

#5. By which Governor General and when was the Carnatic state annexed?

#6. By which clause, did the Charter Act of 1833 accept educational qualifications for Indian Civil Service appointment?

#7. Which of the following is wrongly matched?

#8. Railways were introduced in India when the GovernorGeneral of India was

#9. “White Mutiny” by the European soldiers, was staged during the period of:

#10. Madras was restored to the English by the French by

#11. When and by whom were the Portuguese driven out of Hughli in Bengal?

#12. Awadh was annexed by Lord Dalhousie in 1856. Which one of the following statements about Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, is not correct?

#13. Who was the founder of the autonomous kingdom of Awadh or Oudh?

#14. Which one of the following statements about the rule of Saadat Khan in Awadh is not correct?

#15. What were Calicoes?

#16. Why did British resort to the ‘Downward Filtration Theory’ till 1854

#17. The Supreme Court at Calcutta was established by

#18. The first article in which the English started trading was

#19. After his return to Britain, Robert Clive died in 1774 due to

#20. Consider the following events:

#21. What was the occasion for the Portuguese to hand over Bombay to the British?

#22. Who was the first Portuguese Viceroy in India?

#23. The Cape of Good Hope was discovered by

#24. The title of ‘Viceroy’ was added to the center office of the Governor-General of India for the first-time in

#25. “The greater the number of the forts you hold the weaker will be your power. Let our forces be on the sea, because if we should not be powerful at sea, everything will be at once against it” whose words are these?

#26. The commercial rivalry between the Dutch and the English in India came to an end

#27. Who is commonly known as the ‘Navigator’?

#28. The Portuguese established their first business center at

#29. Why was Bombay handed over to the British by the Portuguese?

#30. Which one of the following powers was the first to establish trade links with India?

#31. Lord Dalhousie introduced the first telegraph line in 1853, which ran between:

#32. Identify the wrong statement with regard to Dutch interest and activities in India?

#33. Who of the following Governor-Generals realized the importance of Rajput alliance and entered into treaties with a number of Rajput states?

#34. Due to commercial rivalry the Dutch indulged in the massacre of Englishmen at

#35. In which year were Factories opened for the first time in Orissa.

#36. After 1880, Railways were built during British rule in India through–

#37. Who among the following Mughal Emperors, granted permission to trade or tax in the territories of Bengal. Hyderabad and Gujarat to the British?

#38. Who was the architect of the Communal Award?

#39. Identify the Acts passed by the British Government in 1856.

#40. Which of the following governor generals was responsible for passing the famous Regulation XVII of 1829 which declared sati illegal and punishable by courts?

#41. The Danish established a factory in 1620 at

#42. Which of the following is regarded as the Magna Carta of western education system in India?

#43. To which of the following governor general goes the credit of taking steps to stop the human sacrifices practiced by the Khonds in Orissa under the erroneous belief that there by the fertility of the land was increased?

#44. Separate electorates for Muslims in India were introduced by which one of the following Acts?

#45. Match the following

#46. The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and who of the following?

#47. Who among the following started the Public Works Department in India in AD 1848?

#48. Which British military officer defeated Tipu Sultan in India, Napoleon Bonaparte in Europe and eventually, became the Duke of Wellington?

#49. Which of the following statement is true with regard to the Golden Farman

#50. From which Mughal Emperor did John Middenhall try to obtain a farman for trade in Gujarat?

#51. Consider the following statements and identify the person referred to therein with the help of the codes given below During his stay in England, he endeavored to educate the British people about their responsibilities as rulers of India. He delivered speeches and published articles to support his opposition to the unjust and oppressive regime of the British Raj. In 1867, he helped to establish the East India Association of which he became the Honorary Secretary.

#52. Which of the following was not one of the social reform measures introduced by William Bentinck?

#53. Which one of the following statements related to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773 during the American War of Independence is correct?

#54. Which one of the following was not a result of British colonial rule in India?

#55. Who among the following was the first Governor General of India?

#56. Who among the following Governor Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?

#57. Find out the wrongly matched one/ones

#58. Why did British resort to the ‘Downward Filtration Theory’ till 1854

#59. Which of the following is incorrect?

#60. Which of the following statements about the Fourth AngloMysore War are correct?

#61. The Viceregal Lodge at Shimla is a well-known ancient monument. Which of the following statements about the monument are correct?

#62. The suppression of Indian language newspapers under the Vernacular Press Act of 1878 was caused by the criticism of

#63. Identify the correct sequence of the following events of Indian history (starting with the earliest)

#64. List I List II

#65. Arrange the following in correct chronological order

#66. Who among the following was the Viceroy of India at the time of the formation of Indian National Congress?


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