Modern Indian History - MCQ Genral Knowledge Important Questions and Answers Part - 1

1. The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut, India on…………
a) 1398 
b) 1495 
c) 1496 
d) 1498

2. Diu was the colony of the …………
a) Portuguese 
b) English 
c) Dutch 
d) French

3. In 1612 ……………established a trading post in Gujarat.
a) British 
b) French 
c) Spain 
d) Dutch

4. In 1614 Sir Thomas Roe was instructed by …………… to visit the court of Jahangir, the Mughal emperor of India.
a) James I 
b) Babar 
c) Shajahan 
d) Humayun

5. In 1661 the company obtained ………….. from Charles II.
a) Bombay 
b) Madras 
c) Kannur 
d) Calcutta

6. In 1650 Gabriel Boughton, an employee of the Company obtained a license for trade in ………….
a) Bengal 
b) Orissa 
c) Mysore 
d) Surat

7. Year of the Battle of Plassey is ………….
a) 1557 
b) 1657 
c) 1757 
d) 1857

8. Year of the Battle of Wandiwash is …………
a) 1560 
b) 1660 
c) 1760 
d) 1860

9. Year of the Battle of Buxar is………….
a) 1764 
b) 1767 
c) 1784 
d) 1864

10) Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor of …………… in 1772.
a) Bengal 
b) Madras 
c) Bombay 
d) Delhi
11. Regulating Act was in the year of……………
a) 1573 
b) 1673 
c) 1773 
d) 1873 

12. Hyder Ali was the ruler of …………..
a) Hyderabad
b) Mysore 
c) Cochi 
d) Bengal

13. Mahe was a colony of …………..
a) English 
b) French 
c) Dutch 
d) Germany

14. In November 1781, Sir Eyre Coote defeated …………….. at Porto Nova.
a) Hyder Ali 
b) Marthanda Verma 
c) British 
d) Tipu Sultan

15. The Treaty of Mangalore was in the year ……………….
a)1484 
b) 1584 
c) 1684 
d) 1784

16. Seringapatnam was the capital of ……………..
a) Pazhassi Raja 
b) Tipu Sultan 
c) Kurumbranad Raja 
d) Srimoolam Tirunal

17. The fourth …………………..War was of short duration and decisive and ended with Tipu’s death on May 4, 1799.
a) Anglo-Mysore 
b) French- Mysore War
c) Maratha -Mysore war 
d) Nyzam-Mysore War

18. The Treaty of Surat was in the year ……………
a) 1475 
b) 1575 
c) 1675 

d) 1775
19. Treaty of Rajpurghat" was signed on December 25, 1805 between Holkar and ……………
a) French 
b) British 
c) Portuguese 
d) Dutch

20. The Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, by …………………. on 31 December 1600.
a) Elizabeth I 
b) Elizabeth II 
c) Henry VII 
d) Henry VIII

21. Under the Government of India ……………, the British Crown assumed direct administration of India in the new British Raj.
a) Act of 1658
b) Act of 1758 
c) Act of 1858 
d) Act of 1947

22. Defeat of the Spanish Armada in ………….
a)1256
b) 1288 
c) 1588 
d) 1688

23. The English East Company achieved a major victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of …………………. in 1612.
a) Buxar 
b) Plassey 
c) Swally 
d) Trafalgar

24. The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) resulted in the defeat of the…………. forces.
a) American 
b) British 
c) French 
d) Russian

25.Robert Clive, the Governor General of the ……………….
a) Dutch 
b) French 
c) British 
d) Portuguese

26.Joseph Fran├žois Dupleix was the commander of the ……………. forces in India.
a) French 
b) British 
c) American 
d) Dutch

27. Who defeated the Spanish Armada?
a)Elizebeth I 
b) Elizebeth II 
c) Henry VIII 
d) James I 


28. The First Opium War started……………
a) 1729
b) 1736 
c) 1839 
d) 1939

29. Indian Mutiny began in …………
a) 1557 
b) 1657 
c) 1857 
d) 1957

30. The Company lost all its administrative powers……………
a) By the Government of India Act of 1658 
b) By the Government of India Act of 1758
c) By the Government of India Act of 1858 
d) By the Government of India Act of 1958

31. Who set up the dual system of administration in Bengal?
a)Robert Clive
b)Lord Wellesley 
c)Dupleix 
d)Lord Macaulay

32…………………….Permanent settlement was made in Bengal in the sphere of revenue administration.
a) William Pitt 
b) Hastings 
c) William Bentic 
d) Lord Cornwallis

33. The Permanent Settlement was enforced on………………….
a) 1693 
b)1793 
c)1893 
d) 1933

34. Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by ………………
a) Lord Wellesley
b) Sir John Shore 
c) Robert Clive 
d) Lord Dalhousie

35. Fakir-Sannyasi Resistance against the East India Company dominance in ……………
a) Gujarat
b) Kerala 
c) Karnataka 
d) Bengal

36………………………., a judge of the Supreme Court founded the Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784 A.D.
a) Sir William Jones 
b) Warren Hastings 
c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy 
d) Lord Macaulay

37. Charles Wood's Despatch…………………
a) 1554 A.D 
b) 1684 
c) 1784 
d) 1854

38. The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act ………………
a) 1856 
b) 1858 
c) 1865 
d) 1946

39. The policy of Doctrine of lapse was introduced by ………………
a) Lord Wellesley 
b) Lord William Bentinck 
c) Lord Macaulay 
d) Lord Dalhousie

40. The ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ was in the year …………
a) 1657 
b) 1757 
c) 1765 
d) 1857

41. The Indian National Congress was formed …………
a) 1885 
b) 1887 
c) 1888 

d) 1895
42. The Vernacular Press Act was passed in ……………
a) 1878
b) 1881 
c) 1888 
d) 1898

43. The Vernacular Press Act was repealed by ……………
a) Lord Ripon 
b) Lord Lytton 
c) Lord William Bentic 
d) Gladstone

44. Who made remarkable contribution to the development of Local government?
a) Lord Ripon 
b) Gladstone 
c) W.W Hunter 
d) Hastings 
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45. The land was owned by temples Known as …………………
a) Dewaswam 
b) Brahmaswam 
c) Cherikkal
d) Kanam

46. Tipu was defeated in the …………… Anglo-Maratha war by the British.
a) First 
b) Second 
c) Tthird 
d) Fourth

47. According to the terms of the treaty of Srirangapattanam, ………..was ceded to the British.
a) Malabar 
b) Cochi 
c) Travancore 
d) Mysore

48. Throughout the 19th century intermittent uprisings occurred in Malabar, especially in the ………….and Valluvanad taluks.Twenty two such riots were reported from different parts of Malabar.
a) Ernad 
b) Cochi 
c) Travancore 
d) Kannur

49. MSP means means ………………
a) Malabar Special Police 
b) Mysore special police
c) Madras special police 
d) Mappila Special Police

50. The violent Mappilas stormed the bunglow of the District Magistrate ……….and murdered him in 1855.
a) H.V. Connolly 
b) William Logan 
c) Lord Ripond 
d) Gladstone 

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