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In this post ” Modern Indian History GK Question” have 50 questions with answers and all of these are previously asked in the UPSC, SSC and many of State level examinations held in India.

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Question (1) Under the Government of India _ , the British Crown assumed direct administration of India in the new British Raj.
a) Act of 1658,
b) Act of 1758,
c) Act of 1858,
d) Act of 1947
Ans:- C

Question (2) Defeat of the Spanish Armada in _.
a)1256,
b) 1288,
c) 1588,
d) 1688
Ans:- C

Question (3) The Indian National Congress was formed _.
a) 1885,
b) 1887,
c) 1888,
d) 1895
Ans:- A

Question (4) The Vernacular Press Act was passed in _.
a) 1878,
b) 1881,
c) 1888,
d) 1898
Ans:- A

Question (5) During the British Rule in India, when was a separate province consisting of Bihar and Orissa created?
a) 1905,

b) 1911,
c) 1912,
d) 1915
Ans:- 1911

Question (6) Who made remarkable contribution to the development of Local government?
a) Lord Ripon,
b) Gladstone,
c) W.W Hunter,
d) Hastings
Ans:- A

Question (7) The land was owned by temples Known as _.
a) Dewaswam,
b) Brahmaswam,
c) Cherikkal,
d) Kanam
Ans:- A

Question (8) In 1650 Gabriel Boughton, an employee of the Company obtained a license for trade in _.
a) Bengal,
b) Orissa,
c) Mysore,
d) Surat
Ans:- A

Question (9) Year of the Battle of Plassey is _.
a) 1557,
b) 1657,
c) 1757,
d) 1857
Ans:- C

Question (10) Year of the Battle of Wandiwash is _.
a) 1560,
b) 1660,
c) 1760,
d) 1860
Ans:- C


Question (11) The English East Company achieved a major victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of _ in 1612.
a) Buxar,
b) Plassey,
c) Swally,
d) Trafalgar
Ans:- C

Question (12) The Seven Years’ War (1756–1763) resulted in the defeat of the _ forces.
a) American,
b) British,
c) French,
d) Russian
Ans:- C

Question (13) In 1614 Sir Thomas Roe was instructed by_ to visit the court of Jahangir, the Mughal emperor of India.
a) James I,
b) Babar,
c) Shajahan,
d) Humayun
Ans:- A

Question (14) In 1661 the company obtained _ from Charles II.
a) Bombay,
b) Madras,
c) Kannur,
d) Calcutta
Ans:- A

Question (15) The fourth _ War was of short duration and decisive and ended with Tipu’s death on May 4, 1799.
a) Anglo-Mysore,
b) French- Mysore War,
c) Maratha -Mysore war,
d) Nyzam-Mysore War
Ans:- A

Question (16) The Treaty of Surat was in the year _.
a) 1475,
b) 1575,
c) 1675,
d) 1775
Ans:- D

Question (17) Robert Clive, the Governor General of the _.
a) Dutch,
b) French,
c) British,
d) Portuguese
Ans:- C

Question (18) Diu was the colony of the _.
a) Portuguese,
b) English,
c) Dutch,
d) French
Ans:- A

Question (19) In 1612 _ established a trading post in Gujarat.
a) British,
b) French,
c) Spain,
d) Dutch
Ans:- A

Question (20) Joseph François Dupleix was the commander of the _ forces in India.
a) French,
b) British,
c) American,
d) Dutch
Ans:- A


Question (21) Who defeated the Spanish Armada?
a) Elizebeth I,
b) Elizebeth II,
c) Henry VIII,
d) James I
Ans:- A

Question (22) Indian Mutiny began in _.
a) 1557,
b) 1657,
c) 1857,
d) 1957
Ans:- C

Question (23) The Company lost all its administrative powers _.
a) By the Government of India Act of 1658,
b) By the Government of India Act of 1758,
c) By the Government of India Act of 1858,
d) By the Government of India Act of 1958
Ans:- C

Question (24) Who set up the dual system of administration in Bengal?
a) Robert Clive,
b) Lord Wellesley,
c) Dupleix,
d) Lord Macaulay
Ans:- A

Question (25) _ Permanent settlement was made in Bengal in the sphere of revenue administration.
a) William Pitt,
b) Hastings,
c) William Bentic,
d) Lord Cornwallis
Ans:- D


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