Quiz 327 : Indian History for State Executive and Civil Services Examinations

1.Under whom, the first Law commission was constituted to codify and improve upon various rules and regulations prevalent in India ?
(A)Lord Cornwallis
(B)Lord Macaulay
(C)Lord Minto
(D)William Bentinck
(E)None of them

2.Discovery of Brazil was one of the prominent reasons of decline of which of the following forces in India?
(E)None of them

3.In which of the following colonies of Medieval era, East India Company Officials were executed in a massacre in 1623?

4.For which of the following discoveries King of the Portugal created a title Count of Vidigueira to honor the Portuguese Expeditors?
(D)South East Asia

5.Who among the following is credited as real founder of Portuguese power in India?
(A)Alfonso de Albuquerque
(B)Francisco de Almeida
(C)Pedro Álvares Cabral
(D)Diogo de Silves
(E)Vasco de Gama

6.For trade with which of the following regions in India, Thomas Roe obtained right for east India Company?
(E)None of them

7.Which among the following was the main commercial motive of Portuguese in India?
(A)Cotton Textiles
(B)Spices and Pepper
(D)A & B
(E)A, B & C

8.Which of the following places in India is known for first ever fort erected by any European Power?

9.Who among the following was the first representative of East India Company to reach the court of a Mughal King in India to get the permission to trade?
(A)Sir Thomas Roe
(B)Sir Henery Middleton
(C)Captain Hawkins
(D)John Hessing
(E)None of them

10.Which of the following powers could get a protection under Golden Firman from the Sultan of Golkunda to thrive their business in Masulipattanam?
(E)None of them

11.In which year Farrukhsiyar granted English East India Company the privilege to trade duty free in Bengal?

12.Who among the following Rulers compared the British with Honeybees, who would make honey and leave in peace but would sting to death to intruder?
(B)Alavardi Khan
(C)Bahadur shah Jafar
(D)Nawab Sirajuddaula
(E)Murshid Kuli Khan

13.During East India company rule which of the following court was considered the highest court of appeal in India for criminal cases?
(A)Sadar Nizamat Adalat
(B)Sadar Diwani Adalat
(C)Provincial Court
(D)Circuit court
(E)None of them

14.Which of the following acts ended the trading rights of East India Company?
(A)Regulating Act 1773
(B)Charter Act 1813
(C)Charter Act 1833
(D)Charter Act 1853
(E)None of them

15.Which among the following was called a worst Political blunder of Dalhousie?
(A)Annexation of Oudh
(B)Annexation of Punjab
(C)Occupation of Lower Burma
(D)Abolition of Doctrine of lapse
(E)None of them

16.Which of the following acts made for the first time the provision for open competition?
(A)Charter Act of 1813
(B)Charter Act of 1833
(C)Pitts India Act
(D)Charter Act of 1853
(E)Act of 1793

17.Who among the following created a department of remembrance of criminal courts? (It was created at Calcutta)
(A)Warren Hastings
(B)Lord Cornwallis
(C)Sir William Bentinck
(D)Sir Chalrles Metcalfe
(E)None of them

18.Who among the following said about Revolt of 1857 as ” It was neither first, nor national, nor war of Independence”?
(B)R C Mazumdar
(C)T R Holmes
(D)V D Savarkar
(E)J L Nehru

19.In which of the following uprisings Captain Thomas was killed in 1772?
(A)Sanyasi Uprisings
(B)Farazi Movement
(C)Kittur Rebellion
(D)Fakir Uprising
(E)Rebellion in Ganjam

20.Who among the following was Dhondhu Pant?
(A)Baji Rao II
(B)Balaji Vishwanath
(C)Raghunath Rao
(D)Sawai Madhorao
(E)Nana Sahib

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  • Prabha

    thanku sir

  • deepak


    I would like to say that upsc general studies will be having more questions on "quotations said by whom" format for general modern history. could you please organise a separate test or give us important of such?