Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 2

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Q. The term ‘Base excision’ and nucleotide excision recently seen in the news is in the context of:

(a) Brain mapping

(b) Precise genetic engineering techniques

(c) Genome Editing

(d) DNA repair mechanism

Answer: D

Q. Which among the following agreements have a bearing on IUCN red list?

1. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

2. Convention on Migratory Species

3. Ramsar Convention

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Q. With reference to E. V. Ramsey Nicker’s ideas on society and religion, consider the following statements:

1. He advocated the destruction of cruelties both of capitalist and religion.

2. He supported women rights and widow remarriage but opposed divorce and birth control.

3. He abandoned Hindu mythology and rejected rules of caste purity

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 only

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following in events coincided with the revolt of 1857, in which the British suffered serious losses?

1. American Revolution

2. First Afghan war

3. Crimean War

4. Boer wars

Select the correct answer using code given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3and 4

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following were the constituents of Home Charges, which was one of the methods of Economic Drain?

1. Dividend to the shareholders of the East India Company.

2. Interest on public Debt raised abroad.

3. Pensions and furloughs payments of British officers in the Civil and Military departments in India.

4. Interest on Foreign Capital Investments.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

Answer: A

Q. Which of the following statements are correct regarding pit’s India Act of 1784?

1. It led to formation of Board of Control to guide and control the work of court of Directors.

2. It placed the control of government of India in hands of Governor General and a council of three.

3. It subordinated the Bombay, Madras presidency to Bengal in questions of war, diplomacy and revenue.

4. Company retained its monopoly over trade in China but lost its monopoly over trade in India except for tea.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following factors/ reasons led to the British conquest of Sindh?

1. Growing Anglo- French rivalry in Europe and Asia.

2. The commercial possibilities of the river Sindh.

3. To increase its influence in Afghanistan and Persia.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C