Indian History MCQ-269


Which, among the following, was Not one among the revenue reforms of Warren Hastings ?

(A) (a) The land was let out for the highest bidder for a term of five years,
(B) (b) Revenue was fixed with the cultivators for five years,
(C) (c) The peasants were to be given clear pattas,
(D) (d) The treasury was shifted from Murshidabad to Calcutta,


‘The Subsidiary alliance was disadvantageous from the point of view of the native ruler and his subjects.’ However, which among the following, was Not one of them ?

(A) (a) The native ruler gradually lost most of his fertile land to the English,
(B) (b) It led to the impoverishment of the subjects of the native ruler,
(C) (c) The native ruler lost the loyalty of his subjects,
(D) (d) The native rulers lost their character and capacity to rule,


Do you think that the third Maratha war was decisive and the Marathas became dependent and subordinate allies of the English after this war ?

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


Which, among the following, was Not a cause of the Second Anglo-Sikh War ?

(A) (a) Imperial designs of the English,
(B) (b) The Sikhs were restless because of several measures of the English in Punjab and desired to take a chance against them,
(C) (c) The Revolt of Mulraj, Subedar of Multan,
(D) (d) The desire of Maharaja Dalip Singh to free himself from the clutches of the English.


Which, among the following, was Not attempted by the English while pursuing the ‘policy of masterly inactivity’ towards Afghanistan ?

(A) (a) Providing Financial assistance to the Amir,
(B) (b) Supply of arms to the Amir,
(C) (c) Interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan or imposing a treaty on the Amir,
(D) (d) Assurance of help to Amir in case Afghanistan was attacked by a foreign power.


Which, among the following measures of Lord Curzon, did Not go against the interest of the Indians ?

(A) (a) Calcutta Corporation Act,
(B) (b) Monuments Act,
(C) (c) Indian Universities Act,
(D) (d) The partition of Bengal.


In which year, among the following, was it decided that the East India Company should spend rupees one lakh per year for educating the Indians ?

(A) (a) 1801 A. D.
(B) (b) 1818 A. D.
(C) (c) 1831 A. D.
(D) (d) 1833 A. D.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of calling the system introduced in the provinces as ‘Provincial Autonomy7 by the Government of India Act, 1935 ?

(A) (a) Complete responsible government was established in provinces,
(B) (b) All provincial subjects were to be administered by the governor with the assistance of Indian ministers,
(C) (c) Governor was made only a nominal head of a province,
(D) (d) The Central government had no right to interfere in the administration of provinces.


In which of the following years, the Muslim League was founded ?

(A) (a) 1905 A. D,
(B) (b) 1906 A. D.
(C) (c) 1907 A. D.
(D) (d) 1908 A. D.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the third battle of Panipat ?

(A) (a) The Marathas desired to capture Delhi,
(B) (b) Ahmad Shah Abdali desired to capture Delhi,
(C) (c)’ Involvement of the Marathas in the court-politics of Delhi,
(D) (d) The Marathas and Abdali both desired to get the revenue of Ganga-Yamuna Doab.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the measures introduced by Warren Hastings in the Judicial administration of Bengal ?

(A) (a) Two courts, one Civil and the other Criminal, were established in every district,
(B) (b) Sadar Diwani Adalat and Sadar Faujdari Adalat were’ established at Calcutta,
(C) (c) A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta,
(D) (d) Civil cases were to be decided by community laws while criminal cases were to be decided by Muslim law.


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

(A) (a) The Marathas helped Tipu Sultan against the English,
(B) (b) The English attacked the territory of Sindhia in the North,
(C) (c) The Marathas tried to capture Bassein,
(D) (d) Peshwa Baji Rao, after being defeated by Holkar, fled to Bassein and sought the help of the English in making him Peshwa,


Which, among the following battles, was a decisive battle between the Sikhs and the English during the Second Sikh war ?

(A) (a) Battle at Gujarat,
(B) (b) Battle at Ramnagar,
(C) (c) Battle at Chilianwala.


Which, among the following, was the primary cause of the second Afghan War ?

(A) (a) Sher Ali, the Amir of Afghanistan was favourably inclined towards Russia,
(B) (b) Lord Lytton desired to impose a treaty on the Amir and deputed an ambassador for the purpose,
(C) (c) The Amir declined to receive the English ambassador though he had received the Russian ambassador,
(D) (d) Sher Ali was not prepared to enter into any negotiations with the English.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the measures undertaken by the Indians in protest against the partition of Bengal ?

(A) (a) Swadeshi Movement, viz., use of Indian goods,
(B) (b) Bycott of foreign goods,
(C) (c) National education.


In which year, among the following, was it decided that the English would be the mediumjof instruction for educating the Indians ?

(A) (a) 1831 A. D.
(B) (b) 1832 A. D.
(C) (c) 1833 A. D.
(D) (d) 1835 A. D. .


Which, among the following, did Not contribute towards the rise of nationalism in India ?

(A) (a) Economic exploitation by the British,
(B) (b) English language and western ideas,
(C) (c) Development of means of communication and transport,
(D) (d) Propaganda of the Missionaries,


Which, among the following, was Not accepted by the Congress, while entering into an agreement with the Muslim League at Lucknow ?

(A) (a) Proportional Representative system,
(B) (b) Communal Electorates,
(C) (c) Communal Veto,
(D) (d) Communal Weightage.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the measures of Warren Hastings as trade-reforms ?

(A) (a) Practice of free passes was abolished,
(B) (b) Custom-houses were maintained only at five places, viz., Calcutta, Hugli, Murshidabad, Patna, and Dacca.
(C) (c) The Company kept the monopoly of trade over salt, betel nut and tobacco which were exempted from tax,
(D) (d) While the English paid 2 .5% duty, the Indians paid 5% duty on the rest of articles.


Which, among the following, was Not one of the results of the second Maratha War ?

(A) (a) The Maratha chiefs were forced to accept subsidiary alliance,
(B) (b) They, thus, lost control over their foreign affairs and, thereby the capacity to act in union,
(C) (c) They lost much of their territories,
(D) (d) Ihtgaddi of the Peshwa was abolished.


‘A law commission was appointed by Bentinck to codify Indian laws.’ Who, among the following, was the chairman of that Commission ?

(A) (a) Bentinck himself,
(B) (b) Macaulay,
(C) (c) Wilson,
(D) (d) Princep.


Which, among the following, was the pretext on which the English annexed the state of Avadh to their territories ?

(A) (a) There was no successor to the gaddi,
(B) (b) The Nawab of Avadh had been disloyal to the English,
(C) (c) The English charged the Nawab with mal-administration,
(D) (d) Avadh had become bankrupt financially.


Who, among the following, has been regarded more responsible for pursuing, the ‘forward policy’ against Afghanistan leading to the second Afghan War ?

(A) (a) Lord Lytton, the Governor-general,
(B) (b) Disraeli, the Prime Minister of Britain,
(C) (c) Salisbury, the Secretary of State for India.