initial modern india Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

Who was the Governor General of India at the time of Sindh-annexation?

a) Lord Ellenborough

b) Lord Mayo

c) Lord Auckland

d) Lord Dalhousie

Answer: (c)

Burdwan, Midnapur and Hoogly were the districts of Bengal whose revenue administration was transferred to the East India Company for the acquisition of the Nawabship of Bengal by Mir Qasim in 1760.

Question : 2

Which one of the following statements is correct about Mahalwari system?

a) Land revenue was collected directly from the individual cultivator

b) State gave responsibility for collecting land revenue to the Zamindars

c) The unit for the revenue settlement was to be a village

d) Land revenue was settled for 30 – 40 years

Answer: (c)

The government, in this system, collected land revenue from the village community which included all the co-shares. The body of co-shares was jointly responsible for payment of land revenue.

Question : 3

The greatest Portuguese governor who laid the real foundation of Portuguese power in India was

a) Vascoda Gama

b) Francis Drake

c) Francisco de Almedia

d) Albuquerque

Answer: (d)

The greatest Portuguese Governor who laid the real foundation of Portuguese power in India was Albuquerque.

On 4 November 1509, Albuquerque became the second Governor of the State of India, a position he would hold until his death.

Albuquerque speedily showed the energy and determination of his character. He intended to dominate the Muslim world and control the spice trade.

Question : 4

Consider the following statements:

  1. Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune school at Calcutta with the main aim of encouraging education for women.
  2. Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay was the first graduate of the Calcutta University.
  3. Raja Rammohan Roy’s campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (c)

John Eliot Bethune was the founding father of Bethune College. Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay was one of the first graduate of Calcutta University. Raja Rammohan Roy’s campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati (1829).

Question : 5

Arrange in the correct chronological order the revolt against the British and find the correct answer from the codes given below:

A. Sanyasi revolt 1. 1855 – 56
B. Kol revolt 2. 1760
C. Santhal revolt 3. 1921
D. Mopala revolt 4. 1831 – 32
Codes: A B C D

a) 2 4 1 3

b) 1 2 3 4

c) 2 1 3 4

d) 3 1 4 2

Answer: (a)

  1. Sanyasi revolt begins in 1760.
  2. Kol revolt begins in 1831-32.
  3. Santhal revolt begins in 1855- 56 in Bihar.
  4. The Mopala revolt uprises in 1921 in Kerala.

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