Indian History MCQ-270

Question1

Who, among the following, was the prominent Indian leader who led the anti-partition movement of Bengal ?

(A) (a) B. G.Tilak,
(B) (b) M. G. Ranade,
(C) (c) S. N. Banerjee,
(D) (d) Lala Lajpat Rai.

Question2

Which, among the following, was Not one of the recommendations ‘ colcerning education in India according to Charles Woods despatch of 1854?

(A) (a) Primary schools in villages and high schools and affiliated colleges at district level in cities should be started,
(B) (b) Voluntary associations should be encouraged to start schools and colleges,
(C) (c) An education department under a director should be established in each province,
(D) (d) Teaching Universities should be established at Calcutta, Chennai and Mumbai.

Question3

Which, among the following, was Not one of the causes of founding the Indian National Congress ?

(A) (a) A ‘safety valve’ for the British rule,
(B) (b) The urge of educated Indians to work for the political and economic advancement of the country,
(C) (c) A. O. Hume sincerely desired the welfare of the Indian people • and urged patriotic Indian leaders to form the Congress,
(D) (d) The British government desired to collect the Moderates under one banner.

Question4

In which of the following years, the Muslim League put up its demand of Pakistan ? /

(A) (a) 1938 A. D.
(B) (b) 1939 A. D.
(C) (c) 1940 A. D.
(D) (d) 1941 A. D.

Question5

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

(A) (a) Trade disputes,
(B) (b) Conflicting political ambitions,
(C) (c) Beginning of the war of Austrian succession in Europe,
(D) (d) The Nawab of Karnataka sought support of the French against the English.

Question6

Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the First Maratha War ?

(A) (a) The Marathas attacked the territory of the Raja of Travancore who was an ally of the English,
(B) (b) The Marathas tried to collect by force Chauth and Sardeshmukhi from the Nizam of Hyderabad who was an ally of the company,
(C) (c) The English attacked Salsette which was under the possession of the Marathas,
(D) (d) The English promised help to the Maratha-noble Raghunath Rao in making him the Peshwa and attacked Maratha-territory.

Question7

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

(A) (a) Haider Aii attacked Karnataka whose Nawab was an ally of the English,
(B) (b) Haider Ali attacked Travancore whose Raja was an ally of the English,
(C) (c) The Nizam, the; Marathas and the English agreed to attack Haider Ali and the territory of Haider Ali was invaded,
(D) (d) The Nizam attacked Haider Ali and the English joined him afterwards as an ally.

Question8

Which, among the follov/ing was personally favoured by Bentinck to be introduced in India ?

(A) (a) Indian education and Indian language,
(B) (b) Western education and English language.
(C)
(D)

Question9

Who, among the following, was the last Nawab of Avadh ?

(A) (a) Shujauddaula,
(B) (b) Asafuddaula,
(C) (c) SaadatAli,
(D) (d) Wajid Ali Shah.

Question10

Which, among the following, was Not one of the political causes of the revolt of 1857 ?

(A) (a) The distrust among the native rulers against the expansionist policy of the English,
(B) (b) The distrust of the people against the British administration,
(C) (c) Disrespect of rulers and their family-members by the English created a hostile attitude among the subjects,
(D) (d) The declaration of Lord Canning that the title of the Mughal emperor would be abolished after the death of Bahadur Shah.

Question11

Which, among the following, was Not implied in the Policy of Ring Fence pursued by the English while dealing with the Indian rulers ?

(A) (a) The treaties with native rulers were on reciprocal basis,
(B) (b) The English did not claim suzerainty over the native rulers,
(C) (c) The native rulers were permitted to have mutual relations with each other,
(D) (d) The native rulers entering into a treaty with the English were free to manage their internal affairs.

Question12

Which, among the following, was Not one of the recommendations of the Hunter Commission ?

(A) (a) Primary education should be given priority,
(B) (b) Two types of schools, one for literary education and the other for vocational education, should be established,
(C) (c) Female education, outside Presidency towns, should be emphasized,
(D) (d) Grants-in-aid for schools and colleges should be stopped.

Question13

Who, among the following, was Not one of the leaders of the Moderates ?

(A) (a) Firoz Shah Mehta,
(B) (b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale,
(C) (c) Dada Bhai Naoroji,
(D) (d) Aurobindo Ghosh,

Question14

The Muslim League celebrated the ‘Direct Action Day’ on August 16,1946 as a protest against:

(A) (a) Cabinet Mission Plan,
(B) (b) Wavell Plan,
(C) (c) Formation of Interim Government under Pt. Nehru,
(D) (d) Formation of Constituent Assembly.

Question15

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

(A) (a) Trade disputes,
(B) (b) Interference of the French and the English in the politics ot ‘ native rulers in Karnataka and Hyderabad,
(C) (c) War between France and England in Europe,
(D) (d) The English navy destroyed some merchandise ships of the French.

Question16

Which, among the following, was Not a condition of the treaty of Sarbai in 1782 A.D. between the Marathas and the English ?

(A) (a) The English abandoned the cause of Raghunath Rao who was given a pension by the Peshwa,
(B) (b) Both parties returned the territories of each other in the Deccan,
(C) (c) Salsette was retained by the English,
(D) (d) Bassein was handed over to the English,

Question17

Which, among the following, was the result of the first Anglo-Mysore War ?

(A) (a) The English were forced to surrender some territory in Karnataka to Haider Ah,
(B) (b) Haider Ali was forced to part with some of his territory,
(C) (c) No party gained or lost anything,
(D)

Question18

Which, among the following, was Not one of the aims of Macaulay when he recommended western education and English education to be introduced in India ?

(A) (a) Fulfilment of the necessity of employing Indians as clerks,
(B) (b) Strengthening of political control of the English over India,
(C) (c) Expected cultural domination of the English over the Indians,
(D) (d) Enlightenment of the Indians.

Question19

Did Wajid Ali Shah sign a treaty with the English while abdicating his gaddi of Avadh ?

(A) (a) Yes,
(B) (b) No.
(C) None of these
(D) None of these

Question20

Which, among the following, was Not one of the economic causes of the revolt of 1857?

(A) (a) Destruction of cottage industries of India,
(B) (b) The revenue policy of the English reduced the agricultural production in India,
(C) (c) The systematic destruction of big Indian industries by the English,
(D) (d) The policy of free trade pursued by the English.

Question21

Which, among the following, was Not implied in the Policy of Subordinate Isolation pursued by the English while dealing with the Indian rulers ?

(A) (a) In principle, the native rulers were left free in their internal affairs,
(B) (b) The English did not treat the native rulers as independent entities,
(C) (c) The English asserted the right of taking over a part of the territory of a native ruler or even his entire state,
(D) (d) The English expected military assistance from native rulers in case of need.

Question22

Which, among the following, was Not one of the recommendations of the Sadler Commission ?

(A) (a) Schools should be up to Intermediate level and, therefore, a twelve-year school course should be introduced,
(B) (b) The Degree course should be of three years’ duration,
(C) (c) Education in science and technology should be stressed,
(D) (d) Teaching Universities should be discouraged.

Question23

Which, among the following, was Not one of the causes of the creation of Pakistan ?

(A) (a) Fanatic religious zeal of the Indian Muslims,
(B) (b) The determined leadership of Mr. Jinnah,
(C) (c) Revival of Hindu fanaticism,
(D) (d) British support to Muslim Communalism,