Indian History MCQ-271

Question1

Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the third Karnataka war between the English and the French ?

(A) (a) Trade disputes,
(B) (b) Attack of the French on Madras,
(C) (c) The beginning of the Seven years’ war in Europe,
(D) (d) Attack of the English on Pondicherry.

Question2

‘Warren Hastings, on his return to Britain, was impeached by the Parliament for nearly twenty cases.’ Which, among the following was, however, Not one of the cases for which he was impeached ?

(A) (a) His treatment with the Rohillas,
(B) (b) His treatment with Nawab of Avadh,
(C) (c) His treatment with Raja Chet Singh of Banaras,
(D) (d) The case of the Begums of Avadh,

Question3

Which, among the following, was the cause of the second Anglo-Mysore War ?

(A) (a) Haider Ali came to an understanding with the Marathas and the Nizam and then attacked Karnataka,
(B) (b) The English in agreement with the Nizam attacked Mysore,
(C) (c) The English and the Marathas made a common cause and attacked Haider Ali,
(D) (d) The English, the Marathas and the Nizam jointly attacked Mysore.

Question4

Which, among the following, was the primary cause of abolishing certain social evils like Sati, human-sacrifice, female-infanticide in India by William Bentinck ?

(A) (a) Educated Indians desired it,
(B) (b) He desired to gain the goodwill of the Indians,
(C) (c) He genuinely desired the welfare of the Indians,
(D) (d) He was inspired by the spirit of the Humanitarians and the Evangelists in Britain.

Question5

‘Dalhousie extended the British Empire in India by several means.’ However, which among the following, was Not one of the means adopted by him for this purpose ?

(A) (a) Deposition of some rules from their thrones without any cause,
(B) (b) By wars,
(C) (c) On pretext of mal-administration of state by its ruler,
(D) (d) On the basis of ‘doctrine of lapse’.

Question6

Which, among the following did Not constitute one of the social or religious causes of the revolt of 1857 ?

(A) (a) Racial arrogance of the English,
(B) (b) Efforts of Christian missionaries to get converts,
(C) (c) Acts like prohibiting Sati, Religious Disabilities Act and Widow Remarriage Act etc. passed by the English,
(D) (d) Open support of the government to Christian missionaries.

Question7

Which, among the following, was Not done by the English while pursuing the Policy of Subordinate Union with the Indian states ?

(A) (a) A native ruler was asked to surrender his state to the English in case he failed to administer it properly,
(B) (b) The native rulers were treated as subordinate rulers for all practical purposes,
(C) (c) The territories of native rulers were treated as part of Indian territory for means of communication, transport and all such other purposes,
(D) (d) The British Crown was the undisputed paramount power of all native rulers.

Question8

Which, among the following, was Not one of the recommendations of the Hartog Committee ?

(A) (a) Primary education needed more attention,
(B) (b) Female education should be encouraged at the district level,
(C) (c) Only deserving students should be allowed to go in for High School and Intermediate education,
(D) (d) Admissions to the Universities should be restricted so that these are able to maintain higher standards.

Question9

Do you think that the third Karnataka war between the English and the French was conclusive ?

(A) (a) Yes,
(B) (b)No
(C)
(D)

Question10

Which, among the following was Not one of terms of the Permanent Settlement brought forth in Bengal by Lord Cornwallis ?

(A) (a) The landlords were made hereditary owners of their land,
(B) (b) The landlords had the right to sell their land and also the right to purchase other land,
(C) (c) The Company’s share in the revenue was fixed permanently with the landlords,
(D) (d) The peasants had to pay a fixed revenue to the landlords.

Question11

Who, among the following, gained some territory after the second Anglo-Mysore war ?

(A) (a) The English,
(B) (b) The Marathas,
(C) (c) The Nizam,
(D) (d) None.

Question12

Which, among the following, was Not one of the factors determining the policy of the English towards Sindh ?

(A) (a) Facility for trade with Punjab and north-west India through the river Indus,
(B) (b) Fear that Sindh could be occupied by Ranjit Singh,
(C) (c) Fear that the Amirs of Sindh could ally with Ranjit Singh against the British,
(D) (d) Fear of the attack,of Russia from that side.

Question13

‘For implementation of the ‘doctrine of lapse’, Dalhousie divided the Indian states into three categories.’ The rulers of which, among the following categories of state created by him, were free to adopt their heirs ?

(A) (a) States created by the English,
(B) (b) Dependent states of the English,
(C) (c) Independent states.
(D) (d) None

Question14

Which, among the following did Not constitute one of the military causes of the revolt of 1857 ?

(A) (a) Recruitment of lower caste people in the Bengal army,
(B) (b) The soldiers were deprived of their privilege of postage-free letters in 1854,
(C) (c) The General Service Enlistment Act in 1856,
(D) (d) Artillery was under the control of Indian soldiers which assured them or their victory against the English,

Question15

Which, among the following, was Not implied in the policy of Subordinate Co-operation pursued by the English with native rulers during the period 1919-36 ?

(A) (a) The native rulers could consult each other concerning affairs of mutual interest,
(B) (b) The Government of India would consult the native rulers concerning all-India affairs,
(C) (c) The native rulers were left free to look after their internal affairs.
(D) None of these

Question16

Which, among the following, was Not one of the leaders of die r Extremists ? /

(A) (a) Sardar Bhagat Singh,
(B) (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak,
(C) (c) Lala Lajpat Rai,
(D) (d) Bipan Chandra Pal,

Question17

Which, among the following, was Not one of the advantages of the Permanent Settlement in Bengal established by Cornwalhs ?

(A) (a) It created a class of people who became permanent supporters of the English rule,
(B) (b) It increased prosperity in the provinces of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa,
(C) (c) The Company was assured of a fixed income,
(D) (d) Peasants were assured of protection by the Company against oppressive landlords.

Question18

Which, among the following, was the cause of the third Anglo-Mysore war ?

(A) (a) Tipu attacked Madras,
(B) (b) Tipu attacked the Raja of Travancore,
(C) (c) Tipu started war against Nizam,
(D) (d) Tipu attacked Karnataka.

Question19

‘Before the occupation by British, Sindh was under the control of three Amirs’ Who, among the following, was Not one of those Amirs ?

(A) (a) The Amir ofThatta,
(B) (b) The Amir of Hyderabad,
(C) (c) The Amir of Khairpur,
(D) (d) The Amir of Mirpur.

Question20

Which, among the following, was Not one of those states which were annexed by Dalhousie on the pretext of the ‘doctrine of lapse’?

(A) (a) Jhansi,
(B) (b) Satara,
(C) (c) Sambhalpur,
(D) (d) Karnataka,

Question21

Who, among the following scholars, have not accepted the revolt of 1857 as the first war of Indian Independence ?

(A) (a) Ashoka Mehta.
(B) (b) VirSavarkar,
(C) (c) S.N.Sen,
(D) (d) R. C. Majumdar.

Question22

When India and Pakistan became independent, the native rulers :

(A) (a) Were left free either to remain independent or to join any of the two states,
(B) (b) Were asked to join either India or Pakistan.
(C)
(D)

Question23

Which, among the following, was Not one of the causes ot ruination of the Indian handicrafts and cottage industries ?

(A) (a) Abolition of the monopoly of trade of the East India Company,
(B) (b) Protective tariffs on Indian goods in Britain,
(C) (c) Free trade policy of the Indian government,
(D) (d) Incentive to heavy industries by the Indian government.