Indian History GK Questions 1

Indian History GK Questions

[1] Which of the following sentence/s are/is correct?

[1] The Governor-General of India was the head of the British administration in India.

[2] The office was created in 1773 with the title of Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William.

[3] Complete authority over all of British India was granted in 1833.

Answer options:

[A] Only 1

[B] Only 1 and 2

[C] Only 2 and 3

[D] 1, 2, and 3



[2] Who is the Father of civil services in India?

[A] Robert Clive

[B] Warren Hastings

[C] Lord Cornwallis

[D] Sir John Shore



[3] Which of the following event/s occurred in the tenure of Lord Wellesley?

[1] Formation of Madras Presidency after annexation of the Kingdoms of Tanjore and Carnatic.

[2] Fourth Anglo- Mysore War.

[3] Established the Fort William College in Calcutta.

[4] Christian missionaries established a printing press at Serampore.

Answer options:

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only

[B] 1, 2, 3 and 4

[C] 2, 3 and 4 only

[D] 2 and 4 only



[4] Which of the following is true?

[1] Lord Amherst’s appointment came on the heels of the removal of Governor-General Lord Hastings in 1823.

[2] Hastings clashed with London over the issue of lowering the field pay of officers in the Bengal Army.

Answer options:

[A] Only 1 is true

[B] Only 2 is true

[C] Both are correct

[D] Both are wrong



[5] Which of the following is not related with Lord Auckland?

[1] In 1838 Tripartite Treaty between Shah Shuja, Ranjit Singh and the British.

[2] Deposition and deportation of the Raja of Satara.

[3] Forward policy

[4] First Afghan war with British defeat.

Answer options:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 4 only

[C] Only 2

[D] None of these



[6] Consider the following statements with reference to Lord Dalhousie:

[1] He abolished the title of the nawab of the Carnatic.

[2] Public works department was introduced by him.

[3] Ganges canal was introduced by him.

[4] A new irregular force was created in Punjab.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1, 2, 3

[B] 1, 2, 4

[C] 2, 3

[D] 1, 2, 3, 4



[7] Which Governor General began system of state railways?

[A] Lord Hardinge

[B] Lord Canning

[C] Lord Mayo

[D] Lord Dalhousie



[8] Which of the following is true with reference to Elbert Bill?

[1] Sir C.P Elbert was law member of the Viceroy Council.

[2] He introduced a bill on 2nd Feb 1883.

[3] The bill sought to abolish at once and completely every judicial disqualification based merely on racial discrimination.

Answer options:

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3



[9] Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

 [List I]                                                                 [List II [year]

[1] Indian University Act was passed                           [I]  1905

[2] Bengal partition took place                                    [II]  1904

[3] Ancient Monument Preservation Act passed          [III] 1899

[4] Calcutta Corporation Act                                      [IV]  1904

Answer options:

[A] 1-I, 2-II, 3-III, 4-IV

[B] 1-II, 2-IV, 3-I, 4-III

[C] 1-IV, 2-I, 3-II, 4-III

[D] 1-III, 2-II, 3-IV, 4-I



[10] Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

 [List I]                                                     [List II]

[1] Indian Sandhurst Committee                  [I] on currency

[2] Esher Committee                                      [II] on Army reforms

[3] Lee Commission                                       [III] on military

[4] Young Hilton Committee                         [IV] on civil services

Answer options:

[A] 1-I, 2-II, 3-III, 4-IV

[B] 1-II, 2-IV, 3-I, 4-III

[C] 1-IV, 2-I, 3-III, 4-II

[D] 1-II, 2-III, 3-IV, 4-I