Indian History MCQ-6

Through which one of the following were commercial activities of the East India Company finally put to an end?

(A) The Charter Act, 1793
(B) The Charter Act, 1813
(C) The Charter Act, 1833
(D) The Charter Act, 1853

Who among the following was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of Indian princes with a view to acquire territories?

(A) Clive
(B) Dupleix
(C) Albuquerque
(D) Warren Hastings

After the assumption of Diwani, the British East India Company started realizing Tribute from India to England in the form of

(A) cotton textiles, silver and indigo
(B) raw silk, cotton textiles and indigo
(C) silver, cotton textiles and tea
(D) cotton textiles, silk and tea

In 1856, Awadh would not have been annexe with the British Empire if the Nawab of Awadh had

(A) allied with the British
(B) not refused to introduce reforms as suggested by the British
(C) fought against the British
(D) a natural heir

The Governor-General who followed a spirited Forward policy towards Afghanistan was

(A) Minto
(B) Dufferin
(C) Elgin
(D) Lytton

MatchList I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List I (Act of (Provision Colonial)——- List II Government of India)
A. Charter Act, 1813 1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India Company’s affairs in India
B. Regulating Act 2. Company’s trade mono poly in India was ended
C. Act of 1858 3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown
D. Pitts India Act 4. The company director s were asked to present to the British Government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the company

(A) 2 4 3 1
(B) 1 3 4 2
(C) 2 3 4 1
(D) 1 4 3 2

Matchthe following
List l———— List Il
A. Wellesley 1. Fort William College
B. Cornwallis 2. Europeanization of higher education
C. Sir Thomas . Munro 3Ryotwari System in Madras
D. Lord Minto 4.Forbade propagandist preaching by the Baptist missionaries

(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 2 3 4 1
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 4 3 1 2

Which one among the following states was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine of Lapse?

(A) Nagpur
(B) Jhansi
(C) Sambalpur
(D) Satara

Consider the following statements Some of the main features of the Government of India Act, 1935 were the
1.abolition of diarchy in the Governor’s provinces.
2. power of Governors to veto legislative action and to legislate on their owns.
abolition of the principle of communal representation.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) Both 2 and 3
(D) All of these

What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderburn and WS Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893?

(A) To agitate for Indian political reforms in the House of Commons
(B) To campaign for the entry of Indians into the imperial judiciary
(C) To facilitate a discussion on India’s Independence in the British Parliament
(D) To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British Parliament

Lord Curzon is best known for which of the following?

(A) Universities Act, 1904
(B) Partition of Bengal in 1905
(C) Indian Councils Act, 1892s
(D) Government of India Act, 1909

Consider the following statement regarding the Pitts India Act, 1784
1. In India, the chief government was placed in the hands of a Governor-General and council of four.
2.The court of proprietors lost the right to rescind, suspend or revoke any resolution of the directors which was approved by the Board of Control.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements regarding the Act of 1786
1. The Governor-General was empowered to disregard the majority in council provided he did so in a formal way accepting the responsibility of his own action.
2. Under the Act the presidencies of Madras and Bombay were subordinated to the Governor-General and Council of Bengal in all matters of diplomacy, revenue and war.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Matchthe following
List I(Provision)
A. Government of India to take measures for amelioration of the condition of slaves and ultimate abolition of slavery in India
B. Dual government of the Company in England
C. Services thrown open to competitive examinations
D. Introduction of the portfolio system in, the Government of India
List II (Act)
1. Charter Act 1853
2 . Pitts India Act, 1784
3 . Charter Act, 1833
4 . Indian Council Act 1861

(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 2 4 3
(C) 1 2 3 4
(D) 3 2 1 4

Consider the following statements regarding the Charter Act, 1853
1. The number of the members of the Court of Directors was reduced from 24 to 16 out of which 6 were to be nominated by the crown.
1. The law member was made a full member of the Governor-General’s executive council and this council while sitting in its legislative capacity was enlarged by the addition of 12 members.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following statements relating to the Government of India Act, 1935 are correct ?
1. It introduced provincial autonomy.
2.It proposed a federation of India.
3. It proposed for the establishment of a Federal Court.

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1 and 3

Consider the following statements
1.Minto-Morley Reforms (1909) enlarged the powers of legislators.
2. The Government of India Act, 1858, vested the secretary of state for India with supreme control over the Government of India.
3.Vernacular Press Act was repealed during the Viceroyalty of Lord Ripon.
4.The Montague-Chelmsford Report formed the basis of the Government of India Act,
5. The most short lived of all the Britain s’ constitutional experiments in India was the Indian Councils Act, 190
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2, 3 and 5
(D) All of the above

When Congress leaders condemned the Montague-Chelmsford Report, many moderates left the party to form the

(A) Swarajya Party
(B) Indian Freedom Party
(C) Independence Federation of India
(D) Indian Liberal Federation