Indian History MCQ-268


Which, among the following, was Not preached by Swami ‘ Vivekananda as one of the essentials for pursuing religion ?

(A) (a) Worship of God,
(B) (b) Education,
(C) (c) Emancipation of women,
(D) (d) Removal of poverty.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of calling the system of government in provinces as the ‘Dyarchy’ introduced by the Government of India Act, 1919 ?

(A) (a) The powers of the Governor and his council were demarcated,
(B) (b) The Central government was assigned certain provincial subjects for the purpose of administration,
(C) (c) The provincial subjects were divided into Reserved and Transferred subjects and, while the Reserved subjects were looked after by the governor-in-council, the Transfered subjects were administered by the governor with the help of Indian ministers, x
(D) (d) Governor was made responsible not only towards the governor-general but also to the Secretary of State for India.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of conflict between the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Marathas under Peshwa Baji Rao ?

(A) (a) The Nizam desired to conquer Maharashtra,
(B) (b) The Marathas desired to capture Hyderabad,
(C) (c) Both desired to capture Karnataka,
(D) (d) The Nizam did not want to pay Chauth and Sardeshmukhi to – the Marathas for which they had become entitled by the treaty with the Mughuls in 1719 A. D.


‘ Which, among the following was Not one of the measures taken up by Clive to improve the administration of Bengal during the period of his second governorship ?

(A) (a) The corrupt officials of the company were dismissed from their services,
(B) (b) The servants of the company were asked to take an oath not to take bribe and presents.
(C) (c) Junior servants of the company in Bengal were transferred to Madras and senior servants were called from there,
(D) (d) Bhatta or allowances of the British military officers was reduced.


‘Besides taking over a part of the territory of his ally, Wellesley imposed certain other conditions as well on his ally.’ However, which among the following, was Not one of them ?

(A) (a) An English resident was kept at the court of the ally,
(B) (b) The ally was not allowed to employ in his service any European or a citizen of a state which was an enemy of the English,
(C) (c) The ally was free to handle his foreign affairs,
(D) (d) The English agreed not to interfere in the internal affairs of the ally,


Who, among the following Pathan leaders, agreed for peace with the English and was made the Nawab of Tonk by them ?

(A) (a) Mohammad Shah Khan,
(B) (b) Amir Khan.
(C) None of these
(D) None of these


Which, among the following was Not a cause of the First Anglo-Sikh war ?

(A) (a) Imperialist designs of the English,
(B) (b) The disturbed state of affairs in Punjab after the death of Ranjit Singh,
(C) (c) The desire of the Lahore Darbar to bring the Kfialsa army in conflict with the English with a view to breaking its power,
(D) (d) The attack of the Kitalsa-aimy on the Cis-Satlaj states.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the withdrawal of the English from Afghanistan after the first Afghan War?

(A) (a) The government in Britain desired it so,
(B) (b) Lord Ellenborough, successor of Lord Auckland felt it desirable to withdraw the English army from Afghanistan,
(C) (c) Shah Shuja proved an incompetent ruler and, therefore, the English decided to withdraw his support to him,
(D) (d) Serious revolt occurred in Afghanistan against the English and it was felt that it was futile to remain there.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the measures taken by Lord Curzon for the betterment of agriculture and peasants ?

(A) (a) The Co-operative Credit Societies Act,
(B) (b) The Punjab Land Alienation Act,
(C) (c) Establishment of an Imperial Agriculture Department,
(D) (d) Introduction of Mahalwari revenue-system in Punjab.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the ideals pursued by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan ?

(A) (a) Attempt for better relations between the Hindus and the Muslims,
(B) (b) Attempt for better relations between the English and the Muslims,
(C) (c) Provide modern education to Muslims.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the causes of the failure of Dyarchy in the provinces ?

(A) (a) The division of the governor’s executive in the responsible and irresponsible parts was illogical,
(B) (b) The division of subjects between the Reserved and the Transferred was without any principle,
(C) (c) The ministers did not work on the basis of joint responsibility,
(D) (d) The Indian ministers did not co-operate in the administration from the very beginning.


Who, among the following, founded the Indian Muslim League ?

(A) (a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan,
(B) (b) Sir Agha Khan,
(C) (c) Nawab Salimullah Khan.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of differences between Peshwa Baji Rao and Pratinidhi Sripat Rao ?

(A) (a) Sripat Rao was jealous of Baji Rao,
(B) (b) Sripat Rao aspired to become Peshwa himself,
(C) (c) While Sripat Rao desired that the Marathas should not penetrate in the North and avoid conflict with the Nizam, Baji Rao believed in the extension of Maratha-power in the North and the Nizam as the worst enemy of the Marathas,
(D) (d) Baji Rao desired to eliminate the influence of Sripat Rao at the court.


Which, among the following was the reason of abolishing the Dual government in Bengal by Warren Hastings ?

(A) (a) The Nawab of Bengal was not working satisfactorily as the Nizam,
(B) (b) He found that the Dual government had failed,
(C) (c) The Company was eager to gain more power in Bengal,
(D) (d) He had received clear instructions from the Court of Directors to abolish the Dual government.


‘The Subsidiary alliance was advantageous to the English from several points of view.’ However, which among the following, was Not among them ?

(A) (a) The influence of the French from the courts of the native rulers was wiped out,
(B) (b) The English could maintain a large force at the expense of the native rulers,
(C) (c) It helped in the extension of the British Empire in India,
(D) (d) The English got the loyalty of the native rulers,


Besides Gaekwad, who among the following Maratha chiefs, did Not participate in the third Maratha war ?

(A) (a) Peshwa,
(B) (b) Sindhia,
(C) (c) Bhonsle,
(D) (d) Holkar.


Which, among the following was Not one of the terms of the treaty f>f Lahore signed between the Lahore-Darbar and the English after the First Sikh war ?

(A) (a) Under the regency of Rani Jhindon, Dalip Singh was accepted as the Maharaja of Punjab,
(B) (b) The K/ialsa-army was disbanded,
(C) (c) The MaJiaraja agreed to keep an English subsidiary force,
(D) (d) The Maharaja agreed to pay a war-indemnity of rupees one and a half crore.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the pursuance of the ‘policy of masterly inactivity’ by the English after the first Afghan War ?

(A) (a) The relations of Britain and Russia had improved in Europe and there was no apprehension of Russians’ attack on India,
(B) (b) The Amir of Afghanistan was friendly to the English,
(C) (c) The English government in India had lost interest in the affairs • of Afghanistan,
(D) (d) It was a reaction against the disaster of the first Afghan War.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the measures undertaken by Lord Curzon for the reform of the Police-system ?

(A) (a) Senior officials were to be taken by direct recruitment,
(B) (b) Training schools were to be opened for the training of constables and officers,
(C) (c) A Central Criminal Intelligence Department was to be established,
(D) (d) No Indian would be recruited in the Criminal Intelligence Department.


Do you think, the Aligarh movement helped in the growth of national consciousness ?

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


Do you think that the native states of India were asked to join the Federal Government as envisaged by the Government of India Act, 1935 ?

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


Which, among the following, was Not the course adopted by the Aligarh movement by gradual process ?

(A) (a) Anti-National,
(B) (b) Anti-Congress,
(C) (c) Communal,
(D) (d) National.


Who, among the following won the battle fought against each other ?

(A) (a) Peshwa Baji Rao,
(B) (b) Senapati Trimbak Rao.