UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 18

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European Penetration

English's bengal occupation day 18 European penetration in india (struggle for supermacy)

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. Which of the following is the correct order of arrival of Europeans to India?
  • a. Portuguese, English, Dutch, French
  • b. Dutch, Portuguese, English, French
  • c. English, Portuguese, Dutch, French
  • d. Portuguese, Dutch, French, English

 

2. In which of the following cities did English East India Company established its first factory in India?
  • a. Surat
  • b. Masulipatnam
  • c. Armagaon
  • d. Kalikata

 

3. ‘King Charles II of England received this place as a part of the dowry of his wife Catherine of Braganza. It was transferred to East India Company at an annual rental of £10.’ Which of the following places are being referred to?
  • a. Madras
  • b. Calcutta
  • c. Pondicherry
  • d. Bombay

 

4. Which of the following Mughal kings issued a firman permitting the English East India company to establish a permanent factory at Surat?
  • a. Akbar
  • b. Jehangir
  • c. Shah Jahan
  • d. Aurangzeb

 

5. Carnatic Wars were fought between British and French and resulted in the establishment of English as supreme power in India. All the three Carnatic wars ended in separate treaties between English and French. Which of the following are correctly matched?

  1. First Carnatic War – Treaty of Aix – La – Chapelle
  2. Second Carnatic war – Treaty of Pondicherry
  3. Third Carnatic War – Treaty of Paris

Select the code from below:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

6. Which of the following battles are associated with the ‘Black hole incident’?
  • a. Battle between Siraj ud Daula and English East India company at Calcutta.
  • b. Battle between French East India Company and English East India Company at Wandiwash .
  • c. Battle of Plassey
  • d. Batlle of Buxar

 

7. Which of the following were the chief reasons for the loss of Battle of Plassey in 1757?
  • a. Small army of Siraj Ud Daulah
  • b. Obsolete weapons of Indian Army
  • c. Betrayal of Mir Jafar
  • d. French support to British

 

8. Battle of Buxar has an important place in Indian History as British defeated the combined armies of Nawab of Awadh , Nawab of Bengal and the Mughal Emperor. The war ended with treaty of Allahabad. Which of the following statements are correct regarding this treaty?

  1. East India company got Diwani rights of Bengal.
  2. Nawab of Awadh had to pay 50 lakh immediately to East India Company as war expanse.
  3. A vakil of British would stay in the court of Shah Alam II but will not interfere in the internal administration.

Select the code from below:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

9. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the ‘Treaty of Salbai ’?

  1. It was signed after first Anglo – Maratha war.
  2. Marathas guaranteed that French would be prohibited from establishing their settlements on their territory.
  3. All territories occupied by the British after treaty of Purandar were given back to Marathas.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

10. Regulating Act of 1773 was a landmark act through which British Parliament for the first time interfered in the affairs of India. Consider the following statements regarding Regulating Act 1773:

  1. Presidencies of Madras and Calcutta were made subordinate to the Presidency of Bombay.
  2. The Governor General was to be assisted by an executive council of four members.
  3. The members of executive council could be removed only by the British Monarch (King or Queen).

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

11. Consider the following statements regarding the establishment of Supreme Court in Calcutta:

  1. Supreme Court in Calcutta was established by Pitts India Act of 1784.
  2. It had power to try civil, criminal, admiralty cases and it had to be a Court of Record.
  3. Sir Elijah Imphey was appointed as chief justice of this court.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

12. The First war of Rohillas was faught between:
  • a. Rohillas vs Nawab of Awadh backed by East India company
  • b. Rohillas vs Marathas backed by East India company
  • c. Rohillas and Mughal emperor
  • d. Rohillas and Marathas vs East India company

 

13. The practice of Sati was made illegal by Bengal Sati Act 1829. Under which of the following Governor Generals was it passed?
  • a. Lord Hastings
  • b. Lord Cornwallis
  • c. Lord William Bentick
  • d. Lord Minto I

 

14. The Policy of Subsidiary Alliance, framed by Lord Wellesley, played an important role in expansion of British rule in India. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Subsidiary Alliance?

  1. The ruler getting into alliance will have to maintain British troops in his territory.
  2. The Company undertook to protect the state from external dangers and internal disorders.
  3. The ruler would not employ any other Europeans with the permission of British.
  4. A British resident will stay in the ruler’s court and assist him in internal administration.

Select the code from below:

  • a. 1,2 and 3
  • b. 2,3 and 4
  • c. 1,3 and 4
  • d. All of the above

 

15. Fourth Anglo-Mysore war was fought between Wellesley and Tipu Sultan. It was a decisive battle in which Tipu lost his life. Which of the following statements are NOT correct regarding the war?

  1. Fighting against the British, Tipu was supported by Marathas and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
  2. Tipu’s troops were outnumbered 4:1.
  3. British annexed almost all of Mysore. The core area was restored to the eldest son of Tipu whose ancestors ruled till 1947.

Select the code from the following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

16. The ‘ Doctrine of Lapse’ was an annexation policy associated with Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General for the East India Company in India between 1848 and 1856.Which of the following statements are correct about the policy of ‘Doctrine of Lapse’?

  1. This doctrine was based on the idea that in case a ruler of dependent state died childless, the right of ruling over the State reverted or ‘lapsed’ to the sovereign.
  2. The state was not to pass to an adopted heir unless the adoption was approved by the British authorities.
  3. Satara was the first state to be annexed under this policy.
  4. Awadh was the last state to be annexed under ‘Doctrine of lapse’ which triggered the great revolt of 1857.

Select the code from the following:

  • a. 1,2 and 3
  • b. 2,3 and 4
  • c. 1,3 and 4
  • d. All of the above

 

17. Consider the following statements regarding Permanent Settlement method of land revenue:

  1. It was introduced in Bengal, Bihar and Odissa by Warren Hastings.
  2. The zamindars were made owners of the land and ownership was made hereditary and transferrable.
  3. Cultivators were reduced to low status of mere tenants.
  4. Zamindars were to give 50% of the rental they derived to the state, keeping 50% to themselves.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • a. 2 and 3
  • b. 1,2 and 3
  • c. 2,3 and 4
  • d. All of the above

 

18. Consider the following statements about Tattvabodhini Sabha:

  1. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
  2. The objective of Tattvabodhini Sabha was to encourage religious inquiries and disseminate the essence of Upanishads.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

19. Annexation of which of the following regions was described by Napier as – “a very advantageous, useful, humane piece of rascality it will be.”
  • a. Afghanistan
  • b. Lahore
  • c. Bengal
  • d. Sind

 

20. Pitt’s India Act 1784 was passed to rectify the defects of regulating Act of 1773. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Pitt’s India Act?

  1. It made the company directly subordinate to the British Government.
  2. Board of control was created to control civil and military government and revenues.
  3. The governor general’s executive council was increased to 5 members.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

21. A law member was added in the Governor General’s executive council after the Charters Act of 1833. Who was sent as the first law member of India?
  • a. Lord John Shore
  • b. Max Mueller
  • c. Lord Macaulay
  • d. Lord Rippon

 

22. The Charter Act of 1833 was a landmark Act as it made the Governor General of Bengal, The Governor General of India. Who of the following became the first Governor General of India?
  • a. Lord Hastings
  • b. Lord Rippon
  • c. Lord William Bentick
  • d. Lord Canning

 

23. The Asiatic Society was founded in 1784 in Calcutta. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Asiatic Society?

  1. The Asiatic Society was founded by Sir William Jones.
  2. One of the main activities of the Asiatic Society was to collect the old manuscripts of India.
  3. The main objective of the society was to promote English education in India.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

24. Who was the Governor General when slavery was abolished in India?
  • a. William Bentick
  • b. Ellenborough
  • c. Harding
  • d. Dalhousie

 

25. The infamous Macaulay’s minute can be seen as the first step of British Government towards education in India. Which of the following statements give the correct idea of Macaulay about education in India?
  • a. Education based on Sanskrit and Arabic is superior and it inculcates morals
  • b. Education based on English is required for development rather than education in Sanskrit and Arabic.
  • c. It is not the responsibility of the British Government to provide education in India.
  • d. Indian culture is superior than British culture so oriental studies should be provided to Indian subjects.

 

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