General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 45

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Q. Who of their following was for the First time designated as the Governor of India

(a) Clive

(b) Cornwallis

(c) Warren Hastings

(d) Wellesley

Q. Who of the following was the first to have the office of both Governor General and Commander – in – Chief conferred up on him?

(a) Cornwallis

(b) Clive

(c) Wellesley

(d) Dalhousie

Q. The master strike of Lord Welles to establish British paramount in India was:

(a) Doctrine of Lapse

(b) Subsidiary Alliance

(c) Medicalization

(d) Annexation of Indian States

Q. The Maratha Confederacy founded by the Pesewas was dissolved by:

(a) The Treaty of Poona between the English and Pesewas (1817)

(b) The treaty between the Scandia and the English (1817)

(c) The annexation of Pesewa’s dominions to the British Empire

(d) Its voluntary dissolution by the Maratha chiefs.

(a) Lahore

(b) Amritsar

(c) Multan

(d) Patiala

Q. Ramjet Singh got the famous Kho – I – nour diamond, which was taken away by the Persian invader Nadir Shah from India, from:

(a) Shah Shoji, ruler of Afghanistan

(b) Zelman Shah Abdel

(c) The emperor of Persia, as a gift

(d) The Afghan king Dost Mohammad

Q. The greatest achievement of Hari Singh Nawaz, the Marshal of Sikh troops under Ranjit Singh and hero of several popular tales, was:

(a) Defat of a powerful Afghan army under Dost Mohammad and capture of the territory east of Khyber Pass

(b) Annexation of Peshawar

(c) Annexation of Kashmir

(d) Organisation of a model army of Fuji – I – Khans

Q. One of the best Manifestation of Ramjet Singh’s secular policies was:

(a) Once he wiped off the dust from the feet of a Muslim men decant with his long grey beard

(b) He appointed Fair Asia – ud – din, a Muslim, his foreign minister and Dhan Singh Dogmas as his Prime Minister

(c) He asked Shah Shoji of Afghanistan to ban cow – slough tar in Afghanistan and to deliver the gates of the temple of Senath in return for military support

(d) He gave ample regard to the religious feelings of all classes of people

Q. By which of the following Acts did the British Government take supreme control over the affairs of the East India Company and its administration in India?

(a) Regulation Act, 1773

(b) Pitt’s India Act, 1794

(c) Charter Act, 1813

(d) Government of India Act, 1858

Q. Which of the following Governors General in India outlawed Sati and female infanticide and defined the aim of education in India?

(a) Lord Cornwall’s

(b) Lord Wellesley

(c) Lord Hastings

(d) William Bentinck

Q. The Doctrine of Lapse, with which the name of Lord Dalhousie is associated, meant:

(a) When the ruler of a protected State died without a natural heir, the state could not pass to the adopted heir without the sanction of the British

(b) The British could refuse adoption and declare the state having lapsed to the paramount power

(c) The British used this doctrine to take up the role of a paramount power

(d) It totally rejected the Hindu law of adoption and succession

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