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Indian History Mock Test-74

Question No:1

Who was called ‘Chanakya of Maratha Polities’ ?

A. Baji Rao II
B. Balaji Viswanath
C. Nana Pharnabis
D. Mahadji Scindia

Question No:2

Who among the Maratha Peshwa followed the ideal of Hindu Pada — Padshahi ?

A. Baji Rao I
B. Balaji Viswanath
C. Narayana Rao
D. Madhav Rao

Question No:3

Who among the following streamlined the Maratha administration after Shambhaji ?

A. Raja Ram
B. Balaji Viswanath
C. Ganga Bai
D. Nanaji Deshmukh

Question No:4

Assertion (A) : Marathas emerged as the strongest native power in India after the decline of Mughal empire.

Reason (R) : Marathas were the first to have a clear concept of united nation.


A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

Question No:5

What was the immediate cause for Ahmed Shah Abdali to invade and fight the Third Battle of Panipat ?

A. He wanted to avenge the expulsion by Marathas of his viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore
B. The frustrated governor of Jullundhar Adina Beg Khan invited him to invade Punjab.
C. He wanted to punish Mughal administration fot non-payment of the revenues of the Chahar Mahal (Gujarat Aurangabad, Sialkot and Pasrur).
D. He wanted to annex all the fertile plains of Punjab upto the borders of Delhi to his kingdom

Question No:6

Which one of the following was NOT a French settlement in India ?

A. Pondicherry
B. Mahe
C. Goa
D. Chandranagar

Question No:7

Where are the traces of Portuguese culture found in India ?

A. Goa
B. Calicut
C. Cannanore
D. Cochin

Question No:8

Who was the first Governor General of Bengal ?

A. Robert Clive
B. Warren Hastings
C. William Bentick
D. Cornwallis

Question No:9

Who were the first Europeans to reach India for trade ?

A. Portuguese
B. British
C. Dutch
D. French

Question No:10

The French East India Company was formed in—

A. 1600
B. 1660
C. 1664
D. 1668

Question No:11

The English East India Company founded a permanent factory at Surat in the year———

A. 1611
B. 1613
C. 1621
D. 1626

Question No:12

The administration of the English East India Company in India came to an end of——

A. 1857
B. 1858
C. 1862
D. 1892

Question No:13

The battle of Wandiwash (1760) was fought between—

A. Marathas and the Portuguese
B. The English and the French
C. The English and the Portuguese
D. Marathas and the English

Question No:14

Bombay was acquired by the English from the Portuguese in the year———

A. 1661
B. 1612
C. 1600
D. 1595

Question No:15

During the Mughal period which one of the following traders first came to India ?

A. Portuguese
B. English
C. Dutch
D. Danish

Question No:16

Who granted the permission to establish the French factory at Masulipattam ?

A. Abdulla Kutub Shah
B. Nasir Jung
C. Muzaffarjung
D. Salabatjung

Question No:17

Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India in which one of the following years ?

A. 1498
B. 1492
C. 1494
D. 1453

Question No:18

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists—

List-I (Company) List-II (Factory)

A. French 1 . Calicut
B. English 2 . Masulipattam
C. Dutch 3 . Pondicherry
D. Portuguese 4 . Hoogly


A. 3412
B. 3421
C. 4312
D. 4321

Question No:19

Assertion (A) : The French were defeated by the British in the Third Carnatic War at the battle of Wandiwash.

Reason (R) : The Indian rulers did not support the French.

A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

Question No:20

With reference to the colonial period of India, the trade monopoly of the East India Company was ended by—

A. The Regulating Act of 1773
B. Pitt’s India Act of 1784
C. The Charter Act of 1813
D. The Charter Act of 1833