British India Test 3

Total Questions:20 Total Time: 40 Min



Questions 1 of 20

Question:In the Victorian era, at the height of the British Raj in India, the sea voyage out from England was a hot and tedious affair. For many, the equatorial heat was a grim reminder of what they could expect from their future postings. The word 'posh' is often said to be an acronym for 'Port Out Starboard Home', but there is no evidence for this. However, on what side of the ship you traveled had tremendous significance, what made these cabins so desirable?

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The cabin was not exposed to the stifling afternoon sun.

Those cabins were the least noisy and furthest from the engine room.

Passengers got a better view of various sights along the voyage.

They were positioned so that those passengers were the first to disembark.

Questions 2 of 20

Question:This society was formed in 1864 by K. Sridharalu Naidu. This movement was inspired to fight the causes of Brahmo Samaj in South India. In 1871, the name of this society was changed to Brahmo Samaj of South India. What was this society known before that?

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Veda Samaj

Telugu Samaj

Prathana Samaj

Barrister Union

Questions 3 of 20

Question:The first railway line in India, laid in 1853, connected Bombay and which town?

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Questions 4 of 20

Question:He was a priest at a temple at Dakshineswar (near Kolkatta). Social reformers like Dayanad Saraswati, Keshab Chandra Sen used to come to him for advice and religious discussions. After his death, one of his pupils Swami Vivekanand founded a mission named after him.

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ramakrishna Paramahansa

Raja Rammohun Roy


Questions 5 of 20

Question:This movement was based and carried out reforms in Western India. Founded in 1866 by Mahadev Govind Ranade, this movement took inspiration from religious sermons by Tukaram and Jnaneswara. This society had distinguished scholars like Ramakrisha Bhandarkar in its ranks. What was the name of this society?

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Veda Samaj

Prarthana Samaj

Raja Samaj

Sachin Samaj

Questions 6 of 20

Question:Which state was the first to be annexed on the basis of the Doctrine of Lapse?

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Questions 7 of 20

Question:This social reformist joined the Hindu College of Calcutta in 1826 (at the age of 17) as a teacher. He encouraged free thought and inquisitiveness of the part of his pupils. His students were collectively called 'Young Bengal' and they refused to accept various rites and rituals that were prevalent in India at that time. What is the name of the teacher?

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Shyam Benegal

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

Satinder Singh


Questions 8 of 20

Question:Who was the first Indian to be directly recruited to the Indian Civil Service?

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Dadabhai Naoroji

Womesh Chandra Bannerjea

Satyendra Nath Tagore

Surendranath Bannerjea

Questions 9 of 20

Question:Lord Clive was Governor of Bengal twice but what was his position in the East India Company when he first came to India?

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Chief Engineer




Questions 10 of 20

Question:To improve the condition of the Moslems in India, this reformist founded many a movement. He was known for his efforts to improve Moslem-British relations. His greatest achievement was the founding of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh in 1875.

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Syed Ahmed Khan

Iftar Gilani

Shah Nawaz Khan

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

Questions 11 of 20

Question:Who fought the third Mysore war against the British?

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Hyder Ali



Tipu Sultan

Questions 12 of 20

Question:What term did Montague use for the policy adopted by the British to check the crimes committed by the revolutionaries?

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Brutal supression and concession

Blended repression and concession

Subdue and exterminate

Vanquish and rule

Questions 13 of 20

Question:Under whose leadership was a 'Provisional Independent Government' of India' set up?

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Bipin Chandra Pal

Surya Sen

Subhash Chandra Bose

Desh Bandhu Muhkerjee

Questions 14 of 20

Question:Under the Permanent Settlement how much was a Zamindar required to give to the government?

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Seven eighths

One third

Ten elevenths

Five sixths

Questions 15 of 20

Question:Despite the many inconveniences of life, the British in Calcutta established and enjoyed many of the pastimes and sporting events that they had enjoyed at home. This included both polo and horse racing, the dubious sport of pig-sticking and the hunt. These local hunts usually included motley packs of dogs of varying breeds. One cynical writer summed up the British social world as: 'Duty and red tape, picnics and adultery.' What became one of the centers of sporting and social life, still existing in modern times?

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The Badminton, Croquet and Tennis Club

The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

The Dramatic Club

The Calcutta Polo Club

Questions 16 of 20

Question:Why was the Mughal empire weakened, and less able to prevent the British from expanding their power base in India?

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the local rulers had gained individual power

the empire had been attacked from Persia and Afghanistan

the emperors were running short of money

all of these reasons

Questions 17 of 20

Question:Unlike many other areas of the world colonized by the British, India had many hundreds of Princely States, the most important numbering about 175. These larger states had independent princely rulers entitled Maharajah, Raja, Rawal, Rana, etc for Hindus, and Nabob for those Muslim princes, descended from the Mughal emperors. Many of these rulers were immensely wealthy and by British standards were marginally civilized, despite some barbaric traditions.
How did the British deal with these princely states, with regard to overall rule by the Viceroy and British government?

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The British military established British rule by force.

The British Parliament were careful to establish suzerainty, not dominion over these states.

The Princely states were never part of British India and remained separately ruled entities until Indian Independece in 1947.

There was ongoing and disruptive unrest fuelled by these states, that contributed to the demise of British India.

Questions 18 of 20

Question:Who was the Governor General of India when the treasury was shifted from Murshidabad to Calcutta?

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Charles Cornwallis

John Shore

Warren Hastings

Robert Lytton

Questions 19 of 20

Question:Whose pioneering work resulted in the suppression of Thugee by 1830?

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Charles Cornwallis

William Henry Sleeman

Warren Hastings

Robert Lytton

Questions 20 of 20

Question:Quila Mubarak or the Fort of Bhatinda was built by

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Kanishka I

Vasudeva I

Raja Raja I

Vasishka Kushana