General Studies: Important for Exam: Modern Indian History MCQ Part 16

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Q. The first English vessel to be sent from an Indian port to England (1615) was chiefly laden with:

(a) Spices

(b) Opium and tobacco

(c) Indigo and cotton goods

(d) Spices and leather goods

Q. The first English “Presidency” in India was established at

(a) Surat

(b) Madras

(c) Agra

(d) Calcutta

Q. The credit for the founding of Calcutta by the English goes to

(a) Capt. William Heath

(b) William Hedges

(c) Job Charlock

(d) Sir William Norris

Q. The term ‘Interlopers’, often used in connection with the European trade in Indian refers to

(a) Indian brokers

(b) Unauthorized English traders

(c) All of the above

Q. The founder of Pondicherry, which was made the headquarters of all the possession of France in the East in 1701, was

(a) Colbert

(b) Caron

(c) Martin

(d) Destines

Q. Who / which of the following was not instrumental in shaping the personality of Shivaji?

(a) His spiritual adviser Ramada’s

(b) His mother jijabai

(c) His father Shahji

(d) The Maharashtra Dharma

Q. Shivaji’s early campaigns were mainly directed against Bijapur and not against the Mughals because

(a) He wanted to earn the Mughal goodwill

(b) Bijapur was decadent

(c) He was not strong enough to fight on two fronts

(d) The Mughals had sent up Bijapur against the Marathas

Q. Shivaji belonged to the Maratha clan of the

(a) Boneless

(b) Gaekwads

(c) Honkers

(d) Scandia

Q. Shivaji’s naval enterprises were mainly led against the

(a) Portuguese

(b) English

(c) Sides of Janiya

(d) Mughals

Q. An English factory letter written from Bombay in January 1678 states:

“With a success as happy as Caesar’s in Spain, he came, saw and overcame”. This letter refers to which of the following campaigns of Shivaji?

(a) Seizure of the port of Rajput from the English

(b) Second sack of Surat

(c) Karnataka expedition

(d) Naval was against Sides of Janiya

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