Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Answers on Advent of Europeans in India
Question 1: Who laid the foundation of Portugese power in India?
a) Vasco da Gama
b) Bartholomew Dias
c) Alfonso denies Albuquerque
d) None of these
Question 2: Goa was captured by the Portugese in?
a) AD 1470
b) AD 1510
c) AD 1570
d) AD 1610
Question 3: The final defeat of the Maratha confederacy came during the time of?
Question 4: In, Bengal the headquarters of East India Company were located at?
a) Fort St David
b) Fort William
c) Fort St George
d) None of the above
Question 5: In 1757, Siraj-ud-Daula was defeated by?
Question 6: Which Indian King requested Napoleon for help to drive the British from India?
a) Rani of Jhansi
b) Jai Singh
d) Tipu Sultan
Question 7: Who succeeded Siraj-ud-Daula a Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Palassey?
a) Aliwardi Khan
b) Mir Jafar
c) Mir Qasim
Question 8: The land of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles as Dowry by the
Question 9: When the East India Company came into existence, England was ruled by the
Question 10: Which of the following statements about Hyder Ali is correct?
a) He won the first Anglo-Mysore war
b) He was defeated at Porto Nova in 1781 by Lord Warren Hastings.
c) He was a man of great determination
d) He made a coalition with Nizam and Marathas against the English in the Second Anglo-Mysore war
Question 11: The Indian textiles which were used by the Dutch in the African slave trade were
a) plain white textiles
b) plain dyed textiles
c) chintz and embroidered textiles
d) silk piece goods
Question 12: The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and who of the following?
a) Lord Cornwallis
b) Lord Dalhousie
c) Lord Hastings
d) Lord Minto
Question 13: The first Anglo-Burmese War concluded by a treaty. Which one among the following is that?
a) Treaty of Burma
b) Treaty of Tamu
c) Treaty of Bhamo
d) Treaty of Yandaboo.
Question 14: Which one among the following was fought earliest?
a) Battle of Ambur
b) Battle of Buxar
c) Battle of Palassey
d) Battle of Wandiwash
Question 15. Who among the following British officials was sent to Lahore to negotiate the Treaty of Amritsar with Ranjit Singh?
a) Major Broodfoot
b) Charles T Metcalfe
c) John Lawrence
d) Lord Mc Cartney
Question 16. Who among the following was the first Muslim Millitary Commander who annexed Bihar and Bengal by overthrowing the Sena dynasty?
a) Mahmud Gawan
b) Bakhtiyar Khilji
c) Adil Shahi
Question 17: The English Governor in India who was expelled by Aurangzeb was?
b) Sir John Child
c) Sir John Gayer
d) Sir Nicholas Waite
Question 18: Who was Francisco Denies Almeida?
a) Dutch Viceroy in India
b) Portugese Viceroy in India
c) French Viceroy in India
d) English Viceroy in India
Question 19: The main English exports from Bengal were
b) silk and cotton goods
c) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
Question 20: Job Charnock founded Calcutta at the site of
c) Govind Pur
d) All of these
Question 21: Which one among the following was the result of the first Anglo-Maratha War of 1775-82?
a) The British won the war
b) The Marathas won the war
c) These was no victory for either side
d) It helped Hyder Ali to gather strength because the British and the Marathas were engaged in a mutual war
Question 22: With which one among the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765?
Question 23: The state which granted the Golden Farman to the Dutch to trade freely on payment of a more 500 pagodas a year as duty was
Question 24: Which British Military officer defeated Tipu Sultan in India, Napoleon Bonaparte in Europe and eventually became the Duke of Wellington?
a) Arthur Wellesley
b) Robert Clive
c) Warren Hastings
d) Richard Wellesley
Question 25: The founder of Madras was
a) Robert Clive
b) Francis Day
c) Gabriel Boughton
d) Streysham Master
Question 26: Who among the following was not a party to the coalition that fought against the English in the Battle of Buxar?
a) Mir Kasim
b) Mir Jafar
d) Shah Alam
Question 27: Who among the following Europeans were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders?
Question 28: The French got the site of Pondicherry from
a) the Adilshahi Sultan of Bijapur
b) the ruler of Chandranagar
c) Shayista Khan, the Mughal viceroy in the Deccan
d) The Qutub Shahi Sultan of Golconda
Question 29: The Treaty of Bassien was signed with the British by Peshwa
a) Madhav Rao
b) Balaji Baji Rao
c) Baji Rao I
d) Baji Rao II
Question 30: In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at
Question 31: Between whom was the Treaty of Purandhar in 1776 made?
a) The English and The Nizam of Hyderabad
b) The Marathas and the Portugese
c) The Marathas and The English
d) The English and The Sultan of Mysore
Question 32: English East India Company’s first Presidency in India was?
Question 32: The South Indian ruler who introduced sericulture as an agro-industry in his Kingdom was
a) Hyder Ali
c) Rajaraja II
d) Tipu Sultan
Question 33: The French for the trade of the East India Company was founded in India by
b) Francois Martin
c) Francois Caron
d) Da la Haye
Question 34: In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)?
Question 35: Who among the following was an ally of Mir Qasim in the Battle of Buxar?
a) Haider Ali
b) Maharaja Ranjit singh
c) Malhar Rao Holkar
d) Shah Alam II
Question 36: With the decline in Portugese power, a number of its settlements were lost. Who captured Ormuz or Hormuz in the Persian Gulf from the Portugese in 1622?
Question 37: The Battle of Plassey was fought in year
Question 38: Which one of the following was not one of the settlements established by Portugese?
Question 39: Who granted the permission to establish the first British factory at Hooghly in Bengal?
a) Shah Shuja
b) Murshid Quli Khan
d) Alivardi Khan
Question 40: Where did the English open their first factory in the South in 1611?
Question 41: The first English obtained the lease of Madras in 1639 from ruler of
Question 42: From which of the following Deccan Sultanates did Alburquerque capture Goa?
Question 43: In Indian history, which one of the following wars occurred earliest?
a) First Anglo-Afghan War
b) Second Carnatic War
c) Third Anglo-Maratha War
d) Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
Question 44: The chief Dutch export from Coromandel ports was
d) Salt petre
Question 45: The Fortification of Calcutta by the British in 1756 was regarded by the Nawab of Bengal, Sirajuddaulah, as
a) growth of large scale British trade
b) an attack upon his sovereignty
c) insecurity of the British in India
d) British control over Bengal
Question 46: Which of the following did not participate in the alliance forged by Mir Qasim after he was defeated by the English in 1763?
a) Mir Qasim
b) Shah Alam the Mughal Emperor
c) Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Avadh
d) The Nizam of Hyderabad
Question 47: The ruler of which one of the following states was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance?
Question 48: Who among the following joined Mir Qasim and Shuja-ud-Daula in declaring war upon the English East India Company and was later defeated by the British at the Battle of Buxar?
a) Jahandar Shah
c) Muhammad Shah
d) Shah Alam II.
Question 49: India came with the purview of the Dutch as link in their great commercial chain. Which of the following was not one of the places in India where the Dutch established their trading stations?
Question 50: Which one of the following legalised, the Company’s control over Bengal?
a) The Treaty with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey (1757)
b) The Treaty with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Buxar (1764)
c) The Treaty of February 1765 with Nizam-ud-Daula
d) The imperial grant of the Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa by Shah Alam