Indian History MCQ-5

MatchList I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.

List –I (Year)——— List II (Event)

A. 1764 1 . Wood’s Despatch
B. 1829 2 . Widow Remarriage Act
C. 1854 3 . Abolition of Sati
D. 1859 4 . Battle of Buxar
5 . Assumption of Diwani


(A) 4 1 2 5
(B) 5 4 1 2
(C) 4 3 1 2
(D) 1 3 2 5

Which one of the following provisions was not made in the Charter Act of 1833?

(A) the trading activities of the East India Company were to be abolished
(B) The designation of the supreme authority was to be changed as the Governor-General of India in Council
(C) All law-making powers to be conferred on Governor-General in Council
(D) Indian was to be appointed as a Law An Member in Governor-General’s Council

Who among the following was associated with suppression of Thugs?

(A) General Henry Prendergast
(B) Captain Sleeman
(C) Alexander Burnes
(D) Captain Robert Pemberton

Which of the following reforms was not introduced during the tenure of Lord Canning?

(A) The (Hindu) Remarriage Act
(B) Introduction of ‘Paper Currency’ in India
(C) Indian Panal Codes and Criminal Procedure Code
(D) Indo-European Telegraph Link

Consider the following statements, regarding the Regulating Act, 17

1. The right of vote in the court of proprietors was raised from 500 to 100
2. The court of directors, hitherto elected every year, was henceforth to be elected for five years.
3. The number of directors was fixed at 24, one-fourth retiring every three years.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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

Who among the following were the councilors of Governor-General, named in the Act of 1773?

1. Philip Francis
2. Clavering
3. Monson
4. E H Lecky

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 2, 3 and 4
(D) All of these

Consider the following events

1. Introduction of State Railways
2. Bhutan War
3. Durand Commission
4. Partition of Bengal

The chronological sequence of these events is

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

Which one among the following is correct about the Doctrine of Lapse?

(A) It did not allow the Indian rulers to adopt any heir
(B) It did not allow an adopted heir to rule a state after the death of the ruler
(C) It made the annexation of Indian State compulsory after the death of a ruler
(D) It made the annexation of India State compulsory if the adoption of heir had not been approved by the British authorities

Consider the following statements about the Character Act of 1833

1. Company’s Monopoly over trade with China ended.
2. Bengal, Madras, Bombay and all other territories were placed under complete control of the Governor General.

The correct answer is

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

Indigo cultivation in India was called a predial slavery because the peasants were forced to

(A) cultivate indigo and accept the dictated prices
(B) work on indigo farms as bonded labourers
(C) cultivate indigo on at least one-third of their lands
(D) sell their indigo produce to the British planters only

Consider the following statements

The Regulating Act, 1773 was passed by the British Parliament in order to
1. establish Parliamentary control over the administration of the East India Company’s territories in India.
2. make the Governor of Bengal as the Governor-General of Bengal.
3. end the dual system of administration in India.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

With reference to the colonial rule of India, which one of the following was not the feature of Subsidiary Alliance System?

(A) A subsidiary British Army was to be maintained in the Indian State
(B) The determination of expenses incurred on the subsidiary British Army was the duty of Indian State
(C) The Indian State had to keep a British resident in her capital
(D) Indian soldiers could be used by the company commanders

The first Factory Act restricting the working hours of women and children, and authorising local governments to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time?

(A) Lord Lytton
(B) Lord Bentinck
(C) Lord Ripon
(D) Lord Cannings

By a regulation in 1793, the district collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. What was the reason for such regulation?

(A) Lord Cornwallis felt that the district collector’s efficiency of revenue collection would enormously increase without the burden of other work
(B) Lord Cornwallis felt that judicial power should compulsorily be in the hands of Europeans while Indians can be given the job of revenue^ collection in the districts
(C) Lord Cornwallis was alarmed at the extent of power concentrated in the district collector and felt that such absolute power was undesirable in one person
(D) The judicial work demanded a deep knowledge of India and a good training in law and Lord Cornwallis felt that district collector should be only a revenue collector

Consider the following statements
1. Charles Wood’s Despatch of 1854 laid exclusive emphasis on the development of higher education in India and neglected primary and secondary education.
2. The Carlyle Circular issued by RW Carlyle sought to check the spread of revolutionary activities in educational institutions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Which of the following educational Committee is correctly matched with the given information?
Committee ————————————–Chairman—————–Viceroy

(A) Hunter Commission, 1882 William Hunter Lord Ripon
(B) University Commission1902 Thomas Raleigh Lord Curzon
(C) Calcutta University Commission,1917 Michaeladler Lord Chelmsford
(D) All of the above

Consider the following statements
1. The Charter Act, 1853 abolished East India Company’s monopoly of Indian trade.
2. Under the Government of India Act, 1858, the British Parliament abolished the East India Company altogether and under took the responsibility of ruling India directly
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

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

The aim of education as stated by the Wood’s despatch of 1854 was

(A) the creation of employment opportunities for native Indians
(B) the spread of Western culture in India
(C) the promotion of literacy among the pesple using English medium as language
(D) the introduction of scientific research and rationalism in the traditional Indian education