Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 41

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Q. Who among the following gave official sanction to the education of girls in India?

(a) Dalhousie

(b) William Bentinck

(c) Harding

(d) Ellen borough

Answer: A

Q. Sir Charles Wood, who drafted the Educational Dispatch of 1854, was the then:

(a) Secretary of State for India

(b) President of the Court of Directors

(c) President of the Board of Control

(d) Prime Minister of England

Answer: C

Q. Who was the President of the Indian Education Commission of 1882?

(a) Thomas Raleigh

(b) W. W. Hunter

(c) Macaulay

(d) Sadler

Answer: B

Q. When was the ‘Double Government’ , consisting of the Board of Control and the Court of Directors, created at the Home Government level?

(a) 1784

(b) 1813

(c) 1833

(d) 1853

Answer: A

Q. Who was the first to attempt decenter- libation of financial administration?

(a) Ripon

(b) Mayo

(c) Curzon

(d) Lytton

Answer: B

Q. Who is generally acknowledged as the pioneer of local self- government in modern India?

(a) Ripon

(b) Mayo

(c) Lytton

(d) Curzon

Answer: A

Q. When did the practice of holding I. C. S. examinations simultaneously in England as well as in India begin?

(a) 1912

(b) 1922

(c) 1932

(d) 1935

Answer: B

Q. The British resorted to the ‘Downward Filtration theory’ till 1854 to justify one of their colonial policies in India. Pick it out from the following:

(a) Social Policy

(b) Commercial Policy

(c) Industrial Policy

(d) Educational Policy

Answer: D

Q. Who introduced Permanent Settlement in Bengal and Bihar?

(a) Cornwallis

(b) Warren Hastings

(c) Wellesley

(d) Dalhousie

Answer: A

Q. Who was mainly responsible for the introduction of the Rotary System in madras?

(a) Elphinston

(b) Thomas Munro

(c) McCartney

(d) John Lawrence

Answer: B