Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 4 of 130)

  1. Consider the following Famine Commissions in India:

    1. MacDowell Commission

    2. Lyall Commission

    3. Campbell Commission

    4. Starchey Commission

    The correct chronological order of the appointment of these Famine commissions is

    1. 3, 4, 1, 2

    2. 3, 4, 2, 1

    3. 4, 3, 1, 2

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  2. The Bombay Survey System, introduced in the Bombay Presidency and British Gujarat, was framed by

    1. James Grant

    2. Sydenham Clarke

    3. Sir John Shore

    4. G. Wingate and Goldsmid

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. Between 1757 and 1857, north India witnessed important economic developments as a consequence of its linking with the metropolitan economy via Calcutta and the Ganges river system signified by the growth of towns.

    2. There was a decline in the employment opportunities among artisans in the luxury trade with the disappearance of the Indian courts with a marginal impact on the economy as a whole.

    3. In the Punjab, Kashmir and Rajasthan, changes were slower and less dramatic than those in he Ganges, valley distinguished by inconspicuous development in urbanization.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1and 2

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  4. Consider the following events:

    1. Cornwallis Code

    2. North's Regulating Act

    3. Pitt's India Act

    The correct chronological sequence of these events is:

    1. 3, 2, 1

    2. 2, 3, 1

    3. 1, 2, 3

    4. 2, 1, 3

  5. Ghasiti Begam, Shaukat Jang, Rajballabh and Yar Latif Khan were sore enemies of

    1. Nawab Alivardi Khan

    2. Nanda Kumar

    3. Siraj-ud-daulah

    4. Shuja-ud-daulah

  6. Which one of the following sets of powers constituted the anti-British front in 1780?

    1. Nizam, Mysore, Berar and Marwar

    2. Nizam, Berar, the Rohilas and the Marathas

    3. The Marathas, Mysore, Berar and Nizam

    4. Mysore, the Marathas, the Rohilas

    Berar

  7. The British East India Company became zamindar in Bengal after renting the villages of

    1. Govindpur, Sutanati and Kolikata

    2. Chandranagar, Sutanati and Kolikata

    3. Chandranagar, Sutanati and Govindpur

    4. Kolikata, Govindpur and Plassey

  8. Which one of the following did not figure in The Charter Act of 1833?

    1. The East India Company lost its monopoly of China trade

    2. The territorial possessions of the Company were left in its control for a further period of twenty years in trust for His Majesty's etc.

    3. The number of Directors of the Company was reduced from 24 to 18 of which 6 were to be the nominees of the Crown

    4. The superintendence, direction and control of the whole civil and military administration of the Company's territories were vested in the Governor General of India in Council having four members

  9. Who among the following rulers of the 18th century introduced new systems of calendar, coinage and weights and measures, organized disciplined standing army, removed illegal cesses, built up modern arsenal and promoted sericulture and trade?

    1. Ranjit Singh

    2. Mir Quasim

    3. Saadat Khan

    4. Tipu Sultan

  10. Consider the following personalities:

    1. Suraj Mal

    2. Charhat Singh

    3. Budh Singh

    4. Badan Singh

    Those connected with the kingdom of

    Bharatpur included:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  11. In the given map, certain areas have been labeled as 1, 2, 3 and 4. As on 1805, the British territory included areas labeled as:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Hyderabad

    2. Bengal

    3. Avadh

    4. Travancore

    1. Nizam-ul-Mulk

    2. Alivardi Khan

    3. Saadat Khan

    4. Martanda Varman

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
    • Assertion (A): In south India, agriculture was the principal occupation of the Megalithic people.
    • Reason (R): They introduced tank irrigation.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Rigveda was never a popular text.
    • Reason (R): It is a ritual text.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Buddhist nuns were under the supervision of the monks.
    • Reason (R): There was a special code for the nuns called the Bhikkunipatimokka.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true