Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 4

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Q. Consider the following statements:

1. It defer ended the British Empire from foreign rivals such as Dutch East India company army.

2. It safeguarded the British supremacy from the internal revolts.

3. It was used for extending and defending the British Empire in Africa.

Which of the above was/were the roles played by the Indian Army during British rule in India?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Answer: D

Q. With reference to Ram Mohan Roy, Which of the following statements is/are not correct?

1. He did not take up political reforms as India’s nationalism had not yet matured

2. He only supported modern western ideas.

3. He did not believe in monotheism.

4. He believed in the infallibility of Vedas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 3 and 4 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: A

Q. With regard to the reasons for the fall of Maratha powers, consider the following statements:

1. They did not give importance to science and technology for the development of modern weaponry.

2. They lacked interest in trade and industry.

3. They did not have adequate financial resources.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Q. Which of the following is/are important factors that led to the Regulating Act of 1773?

1. The mismanaged finances made the company almost insolvent and the company was forced to apply to the British Government for a loan.

2. To strengthen the company’s army and curb the rising influence of French company.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Q. With reference to Nizami of Hyderabad. Consider the following statements:

1. He had a tolerant policy towards Hindus.

2. He played a leading role in overthrowing Spayed brothers.

3. He openly declared the independence from the central government.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Q. Which of the following kingdoms were annexed under the Doctrine of Lapse?

1. Samara

2. Tandoor

3. Mysore

4. Nagpur

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Answer: C

Q. Which of the following statements regarding Sikh leaders is not correct?

(a) The transmission of the Sikhs into a militant fighting community look under leadership of Guru Hargobind.

(b) Under Guru Govind Singh’s Leadership Sikh community became a political and military force.

(c) The institution of Guru Ship continued even after death of Guru Govind Singh.

(d) Guru Govind Singh waged constant wars against the armies of Aurangzeb.

Answer: C