Modern Indian History Best Important Quiz with Answers

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Q.1 Who of the following was for the first time designated as the Governor of India

  1. Clive
  2. Comwallis
  3. Warren Hastings
  4. Wellesley

Q.2 The master stroke of Lord Wellesley to establish British paramountcy in India was

  1. Doctrine of Lapse
  2. Subsidiary Alliance
  3. Mediatisation
  4. Annexation of Indian States

Q.3 The death of millions of Indiana In frequent famines which visited India during the 19th century, were mainly due to

  1. Overall shortage of food and its improper distribution
  2. Commercialisation of agriculture
  3. Poor purchasing power of the people due to their extreme poverty and rise in prices
  4. Unremunerative agriculture and fall in agricultural production

Q.4 Har Bilas Sarda was Instrumental in the passage of the famous Sarda Act of 1930, which provided for

  1. Enforcing monogamy
  2. Removal of restrictions on intercaste marriages
  3. Penalisation of parties to a marriage in which the girl was below 14 or the boy was below 18 years of age
  4. Civil marriages

Q.5 The Nawab of Awadh who permanently transferred his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow was

  1. Safdarjang
  2. Shuja-ud-Daulah
  3. Asaf-ud-daula
  4. Saadat Khan

Q.6 The Revolt of 1857 in Awadh and Lucknow was led by

  1. Wajid Ali Shah
  2. Begum Hazrat Mahal
  3. Asaf-ud-daula
  4. Begum Zeenat Mahal

Q.7 Queen Victoria’s famous proclamation, transferring authority from the East India Company to the Crown, was made from

  1. London
  2. Calcutta
  3. Delhi
  4. Allahabad

Q.8 Govind Dhondu Pant, popularly known was Nanasaheb, and one of the principal leaders of the Revolt of 1857, was the adopted heir and successor of

  1. Peshwa Baji Rao II
  2. King of Jhansi
  3. Madhav Rao Sindhia
  4. Malhar Rao Holkar

Q.9 During the first hundred years of the British rule In India, people’s resentment and Opposition to the British policies mainly surfaced In the form of

  1. Tribal uprisings
  2. Peasant uprisings
  3. Civil uprisings
  4. Both (1) & (2)

Q.10 The peasant movements, revolts, riots, struggles, etc. in 19th century, India remained mainly localised because

  1. They were mainly directed against enhancement in rent, evictions, usurious practices of moneylenders, etc.
  2. The peasants had no leadership and organisation
  3. They grew out of local grievances
  4. The big landlords were allies of the British

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