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India History GK Quiz-9 | Indian History: British MCQ in English SET 1

 In this quiz set we are giving some most important questions on Indian history of British era i.e. Indian History: British MCQ. These mcq are very helpful for those candidates who want to crack various govenment as wll as non government exam like UPSC, GATE, PSc, SSC, Vyapam, Bank, Railway etc. 



1. Who introduced the Subsidiary Alliance System in India?
A) Lord Dalhousie
B) Lord Ripan
C) Lord Wellesley
D) None of these
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2. Which of the following statement is NOT correct?
A) Battle of Wandiwash fought between French and Portuguese
B) The French came to India mainly with a purpose of trade and commerce.
C) In 1673 AD the Mughal Subedar of Bengal allowed the French to set up a township at Chandernagore.
D) India Company was formed in 1664 AD

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3 Which of the following statement is not correct about Portuguese?
A) They brought tobacco cultivation in India
B) They spread Catholicism in western and eastern coast of India
C) They established first printing press in India at Goa in AD 1556.
D) ‘The Indian Medicinal Plants’ was the first scientific work which was published at Andhra Pradesh in 1563.

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4. Which European power was the last who reached India?
A) Portuguese
B) Germans
C) The French
D) The Dutch

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5. Who discovered a direct sea route to India?

 a) Portuguese 
b) Germans 
c) The French 
d) The Dutch
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6. Where French established their first factory?
A) Surat
B) Masaulipatam
C) Pulicat
D) Cochin

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7. Which of the following statement is not correct?
A) Anglo-Dutch Treaty was signed in 1814 AD
B) The Dutch, during their stay in India, tried their hands on the minting of coinages.
C) The Dutch, minted coins with an image of Lord Venkateswara, (God Vishnu).
D) All of the above are wrong

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8. Vasco da Gama a sailor belongs to…………
A) Portuguese
B) American
C) German
D) South American
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9. Which of the following statement is not correct about The French East India Company?
A) The French East India Company took hold of Yanam in 1723 AD, Mahe on Malabar Coast in 1725 AD and Karaikal in 1739 AD
B) They established their first company in Surat
C) The French East India Company was formed in 1764 AD
D) The French East India Company was formed during the reign of King Louis XIV
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10. Where Dutch does founded their first factory in India?
A) Nagapatam
B) Masaulipatam
C) Pulicat
D) Cochin

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11. What is the correct order (first to last) of states annexed under the policy of “Doctrine of Lapse”?
A) Satara> Jaipur >Sambhalpur>Bahat
B) Jaipur >Satara>Sambhalpur>Bahat
C) Bahat>Satara> Jaipur >Sambhalpur>
D) Satara> Jaipur >Bahat>Sambhalpur>

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12. The treaty of Allahabad took place between………..
A) Shuja-ud-daulah. Robert Clive and Shah Alam II
B) Shuja-ud-daulah, Mir jafar and Shah Alam II
C) Shuja-ud-daulah , Wajid Ali Shah and Shah Alam II
D) None of the Above

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13. When was the battle of Buxar fought?
A) October 1764
B) October 1754
C) Sept. 1564
D) Jan. 1824
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Indian History: British MCQ 
 14. Which of the following state was not the victim of “The Subsidiary Alliance System”?
A) Mysore
B) Satara
C) Awadh
D) Hyderabad

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15. Which of the following war decided the English as the ultimate rulers of India?
A) Revolt of 1857
B) Battle of Buxar
C) Third Battle of Panipat
D) First battle of Mysore

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16. The Battle of Buxar fought between……….
A) The English, the Nawab of Bengal and the French
B) Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal, Nawab of Oudh and Shah Alam II, The Mughal Emperor
C) Akbar II, the Nawab of Bengal and Nawab of Oudh
D) Akbar II, the Nawab of Bengal and the Marathas
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17. Which state was the first victim of “The Subsidiary Alliance System”?
A) Satara
B) Mysore
C) Hyderabad
D) Awadh

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18. What was the policy of “doctrine of lapse”?
A) States were allowed to adopt son as an heir.
B) States were not allowed to adopt son as an heir.
C) According to this system, every ruler in India had to accept to pay a subsidy to the British for the maintenance of British army.
D) None of these

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19. Who introduced the Subsidiary Alliance System in India?
A) Lord Dalhousie
B) Lord Ripan
C) Lord Wellesley
D) None of these
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20. Which of the following statement is not true about “Doctrine of Lapse”?
A) It was started by Lord Dalhousie.
B) It was in operations between 1848 and 1856.
C) Nagpur was the first state annexed under this rule.
D) Satara, jaipur, Jhansi and Nagpur states were annexed under this rule.
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21. Which of the following statement is not correct?
A) He completed Lal Bagh Project (Bangalore) started by his father Haider Ali.
B) He signed the treaty of Mangalore in 1784
C) He signed the treaty of Srirangapatnam in 1792
D) Fourth Anglo Mysore war fought in 1796
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22. Which of the following is not true about First Anglo-Mysore War?
A) First Anglo-Mysore War fought in AD 1767-69.
B) Hyder Ali defeated the English in the First Anglo-Mysore War
C) Treaty of Madras was the result of First Anglo-Mysore War
D) All of the above are incorrect
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23. First Anglo Sikh War fought between………….
A) The English & French
B) The English & Portuguese
C) The English & king Dalip Singh
D) None of the above
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24. Which of the following statement is not correct?
A) The tenth and the last Sikh guru was Guru Gobind Singh.
B) Banda Bahadur succeeded Guru Gobind Singh.
C) The followers of Guru Gobind Singh called him Sachha pad shah-the true emperor.
D) Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah Abdali helped the rise of the Sikh power to a great extent.
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25. Who built Imambara and Rumi Darwaza?
A) Wajid Ali Shah
B) Asaf-ud-daula
C) Shuja-ud-daula
D) Adbdul Mansur
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26. Which of the following is not true about Tipu Sultan?
A) He was a Great admirer of JagadguruSankracharya of Sringeri.
B) His autobiography was Tarikh-i-Khudai
C) He died during the fourth Anglo-Mysore war.
D) He laid the foundation of KrishnarajSagar Dam on Cauvery.
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27. Sawai Raja Jai Singh was the ruler of……………….
A) Amber
B) Ajmer
C) Satara
D) Kannauj
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28. When was First Anglo Sikh War fought?
A) 1846 AD
B) 1826 AD
C) 1725 AD
D) 1816 AD
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29. When was the second Anglo-Mysore War fought?
A) 1780-84
B) 1788-89
C) 1784-88
D) 1770-74
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30. Treaty of Lahore taken place on ……………………
A) 1836 AD
B) 1846 AD
C) 1725 AD
D) 1816 AD
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31. Who called Muazzam as Shahi-i- Bekhabar?
A) Kafi Khan
B) Zulfikar khan
C) Kam Baksh
D) Nur Jahan
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32. Consider the following statement(s) related to Mughal’s decline. I. Mughal’s noble were well known for their loyalty but war of successor degenerated the nobility led to the decline of Mughal. II. Mughal Empire declined due to over decentralization of administration. Which statement (s) is/are correct?
A) Only I
B) Only II
C) Both I and II
D) Neither I and II
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33. Which of the following statement is not related to the Akbar's reign?
A) Religious toleration for Hindus and Sikhs.
B) A syncretic religion, called "divine faith," which stressed loyalty to the emperor.
C) A centralized administrative structure with ministers appointed to regional provinces.
D) Education and basic rights for Indian women.
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34. Which of the following Mughal ruler who tried to create affinity between Sikh and Maratha by granted the right to collect SardeshMukhi of Deccan but not Chauth to the Marathas?
A) Jahander Shah
B) Muazzam
C) Akbar
D) Farukhsiyar
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35. Who was Nur Jahan's son-in-law?
A) Khurram
B) Nazim
C) Abdul
D) Shahryar
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36. Which Mughal Ruler’s gave permission for collecting Chauth and SardeshMukhi on Maratha land to Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath?
A) Farrukhsiyar
B) Rafi-ud-Darajat
C) Rafi-ud-Daula
D) Muhammed Shah
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37. The Mughal leader Babur originally invaded northern India
A) To creates a Shiite Muslim state.
B) Because he was unable to achieve his ambitious goals in central Asia
C) To control the trade routes into Southeast Asia
D) To defeat his longstanding enemy, the sultan of Delhi.
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38. Which of the following statement is related to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?
A) Replaced many Hindu temples with mosques.
B) Promoted religious toleration.
C) Converted to Hinduism.
D) Presided over an era of religious harmony.
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39. Match the following 
 List I List II 
A. Peshwa I. In charge of justice and charitable grants. 
B Majumdar  II. Assist the king with his correspondence 
C. Surnavis  III. Accountant 
D Punditrao  IV. looked after the finance and general Administration
 a b c d
A) IV III II I
B) I II III IV
C) IV I II III
D) III IV II I

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40. Who among the following Mughal Emperor became the first pensioner of the East India Company?
A) Ahmed Shah
B) Akbar II
C) Bahadur Shah
D) Muhammed Shah

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