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1. The arrival of Vasco da Gama in Calicut, India on............
a) 1398
b) 1495
c) 1496
d) 1498

2. Diu was the colony of the ..............
a) Portuguese
b) English
c) Dutch
d) French

3. In 1612 ...............established a trading post in Gujarat.
a) British
b) French
c) Spain
d) Dutch

4. 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

5. In 1661 the company obtained .............. from Charles II.
a) Bombay
b) Madras
c) Kannur
d) Calcutta

6. In 1650 Gabriel Boughton, an employee of the Company obtained a license for trade in .............
a) Bengal
b) Orissa
c) Mysore
d) Surat

7. Year of the Battle of Plassey is .............
a) 1557
b) 1657
c) 1757
d) 1857

8. Year of the Battle of Wandiwash is ............
a) 1560
b) 1660
c) 1760
d) 1860

9. Year of the Battle of Buxar is.............
a) 1764
b) 1767
c) 1784
d) 1864

10) Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor of ............... in 1772.
a) Bengal
b) Madras
c) Bombay
d) Delhi

11. Regulating Act was in the year of...............
a) 1573
b) 1673
c) 1773
d) 1873

12. Hyder Ali was the ruler of ..............
a) Hyderabad
b) Mysore
c) Cochi
d) Bengal

13. Mahe was a colony of ..............
a) English
b) French
c) Dutch
d) Germany

14. In November 1781, Sir Eyre Coote defeated ................. at Porto Nova.
a) Hyder Ali
b) Marthanda Verma
c) British
d) Tipu Sultan

15. The Treaty of Mangalore was in the year ...................
a)1484
b) 1584
c) 1684
d) 1784

16. Seringapatnam was the capital of .................
a) Pazhassi Raja
b) Tipu Sultan
c) Kurumbranad Raja
d) Srimoolam Tirunal

17. 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

18. The Treaty of Surat was in the year ...............
a) 1475
b) 1575
c) 1675
d) 1775

19. Treaty of Rajpurghat" was signed on December 25, 1805 between Holkar and ...............
a) French
b) British
c) Portuguese
d) Dutch

20. The Company was granted an English Royal Charter, under the name Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies
, by ...................... on 31 December 1600.
a) Elizabeth I
b) Elizabeth II
c) Henry VII
d) Henry VIII

21. 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

22. Defeat of the Spanish Armada in .............
a)1256
b) 1288
c) 1588
d) 1688

23. 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

24. The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) result
ed in the defeat of the............. forces.
a) American
b) British
c) French
d) Russian

25. Robert Clive, the Governor General of the ...................
a) Dutch
b) French
c) British
d) Portuguese

26. Joseph François Dupleix was the commander of the ................ forces in India.
a) French
b) British
c) American
d) Dutch

27. Who defeated the Spanish Armada?
a)Elizebeth I
b) Elizebeth II
c) Henry VIII
d) James I

28. The First Opium War started...............
a) 1729
b) 1736
c) 1839
d) 1939

29. Indian Mutiny began in ............
a) 1557
b) 1657
c) 1857
d) 1957

30. 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

31. Who set up the dual system of administration in Bengal?
a) Robert Clive
b)Lord Wellesley
c)Dupleix
d)Lord Macaulay

32.........................Permanent settlement was made in Bengal in the sphere of revenue administration.
a) William Pitt
b) Hastings
c) William Bentic
d) Lord Cornwallis

33. The Permanent Settlement was enforced on......................
a) 1693
b)1793
c)1893
d) 1933

34. Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by ..................
a) Lord Wellesley
b) Sir John Shore
c) Robert Clive
d) Lord Dalhousie

35. Fakir-Sannyasi Resistance against the East India Company dominance in...............
a) Gujarat
b) Kerala
c) Karnataka
d) Bengal

36............................, a judge of the Supreme Court founded the Asiatic society of Bengal in 1784 A.D.
a) Sir William Jones
b) Warren Hastings
c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
d) Lord Macaulay

37. Charles Wood's Despatch.....................
a) 1554 A.D
b) 1684
c) 1784
d) 1854

38. The Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act ..................
a) 1856
b) 1858
c) 1865
d) 1946

39. The policy of Doctrine of lapse was introduced by ..................
a)Lord Wellesley
b) Lord William Bentinck
c) Lord Macaulay
d) Lord Dalhousie

40. The ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ was in the year ............
a) 1657
b) 1757
c) 1765
d) 1857

41. The Indian National Congress was formed ............
a) 1885
b) 1887
c) 1888
d) 1895

42. The Vernacular Press Act was passed in ...............
a) 1878
b) 1881
c) 1888
d) 1898

43. The Vernacular Press Act was repealed by ...............
a) Lord Ripon
b) Lord Lytton
c) Lord William Bentic
d) Gladstone

44. Who made remarkable contribution to the development of Local government?
a) Lord Ripon
b) Gladstone
c) W.W Hunter
d) Hastings

45. The land was owned by temples Known as .....................
a) Dewaswam
b) Brahmaswam
c) Cherikkal
d) Kanam

46. Tipu was defeated in the ............... Anglo-Maratha war by the British.
a) First
b) Second
c) Tthird
d) Fourth

47. According to the terms of the treaty of Srirangapattanam, ...........was ceded to the British.
a) Malabar
b) Cochi
c) Travancore
d) Mysore

48. Throughout the 19th century intermittent uprisings occurred in Malabar, especially in the .............and Valluvanad taluks.Twenty two such riots were reported from different parts of Malabar.
a) Ernad
b) Cochi
c) Travancore
d) Kannur

49. MSP means means ..................
a) Malabar Special Police
b) Mysore special police
c) Madras special police
d) Mappila Special Police

50. The violent Mappilas stormed the bunglow of the District Magistrate ..........and murdered him in 1855.
a) H.V. Connolly
b) William Logan
c) Lord Ripond
d) Gladstone

51. As the unrest continued unabatedly, the Madras government appointed ........., the collector of Malabar as special commissioner to enquire into the causes of the uprisings and recommend remedial measures.
a) Connolly
b) William Logan
c) S.N. Banerjee
d) Gokahale

52. The culmination of the series of the uprisings was the Mappila revolt of ..........
a) 1721
b) 1821
c) 1895
d) 1921

53. When the East India Company came into existence, England was ruled by the...............
a) Hanoverians
b) Stuarts
c) Normans
d) Tudors

54. The greatest contribution of the British rule to the growth of India nationalism was the ..................
a) introduction of western education in India
b) Racial arrogance of the British
c) Denial of Higher Jobs to deserving Indians
d) Queen's proclamation of 1858

55. In 1877 the entrance age to ICS was reduced from 21 to ...............
a) 17
b) 18
c) 19
d ) 20

56............... started an all-India campaign for restoring the entrance age of 21 and for simultaneous ICS examination in India.
a) Gokahale
b) S.N. Banerjee
c) Tilak
d) William Logan

57. Who ................tried to rediscover India's past.
a) Lord Lytton
b) Max Muller
c) S.N. Banerjee
d) Gokahale

58. Lytton held an Imperial Durbar at Delhi in 1877 to announce ..............as the Empress of India at a time when a large part of the country was in the grip of a severe famine.
a) Queen Elizabeth
b) Queen Victoria
c) Queen Anne
d) Queen Marie

59. Who put on the statute book two obnoxious measures the vernacular press Act and the Indian Arms Act.
a) Lord Ripon
b) Lytton
c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
d) Queen Victoria

60. The llbert Bill controversy during the period of Lord Ripon exposed the racial bitterness of the British and united the Indians.
a) Lytton
b) Lord Ripon
c) Queen Elizabeth
d) Queen Anne

61. Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of the..................
a) Brahma Samaj
b) Arya Samaj
c) Ramakrishna Mission
d) Theosophical society

62. Raja Ram Mohan Roy was given the title 'Raja' by the...............
a) Mughals
b) British
c) French
d) Dutch

63. Raja Ram Mohan Roy was born on May 22, 1772 in village Radhanagar in the District of Hooghly in ................
a) Bombay
b) Assam
c) Bengal
d) MP

64. In ................, a man named Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded an organization called 'Brahma Samaj'.
a) 1628
b) 1728
c) 1828
d) 1928

65. Who is regarded as as the 'father of modern India'.
a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
b) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
c) Sri Aurobindo
d) Bhagat Singh

66. Who convinced the British in 1829 to outlaw Sati?
a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
b) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
c) Lokmanya Tilak
d) Bhagat Singh

67. Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was an important Hindu religious scholar, reformer, and founder of the ...............
a) Arya Samaj
b) Brahma Samaj
c) Ramakrishna Mission
d) Theosophical society

68. Who was the first to give the call for Swarajya– "India for Indians”?
a) Dayanand Saraswati
b) Lokmanya Tilak
c) Sri Aurobindo.
d) Bhagat Singh

69. Who founded India House in London and guided other revolutionaries.
a) Sri Aurobindo
b) Lokmanya Tilak
c) Shyamji Krishna Varma
d) Bhagat Singh

70. Satyarth Prakash was written by .............
a) Lala Lajpat Rai
b) Lala Hardyal
c) Dayanand Saraswati
d) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

71. Dayananda was born on February 12 in 1824, in the town of Tankara, near Morvi (Morbi) in the Kathiawar region of the princely state of...............
a) Assam
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Bihar
d) Gujarat

72. Who He said,"I accept as Dharma whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice, truthfulness and the like; that which is not opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas. Whatever is not free from partiality and is unjust, partaking of untruth and the like, and opposed to the teachings of God as embodied in the Vedas—that I hold as adharma".He also said "He, who after careful thinking, is ever ready to accept truth and reject falsehood; who counts the happiness of others as he does that of his own self, him I call just”.
a) Baba Ram Singh
b) Ranjit Singh
c) Lal Singh
d) Dayananda Saraswathi

73. In 1883 Dayananda was invited by the Maharaja of .............to stay at his palace.
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Kashmir
c) Gujarat
d) Jodhpur

74. Nirankari movement, which was started by............
a) Baba Dyal
b) Ranjit Singh
c) Lal Singh
d) Tej Singh

75. The Namdhari, or Kuka, movement had its origin in the ....................corner of the Sikh kingdom, away from the places of royal pomp and grandeur.
a) North-west
b) North-south
c) North-east
d) south

76. Who were called "Kukas"?
a) Namdhari
b) Nirankari
c) Tilak
d) Sri Aurobindo

77. Baba Ram Singh, born at Bhaini, in ............district in 1816.
a) Haryana
b) Jodhpur
c) Kashmir
d) Ludhiana

78. Baba Ram Singh passed away on November 29,............
a) 1885
b) 1887
c) 1889
d) 1923

79. The Singh Sabha intended to restore Sikhism to its past purity by publishing historical religious books, magazines and journals, to propagate knowledge using Punjabi, to return Sikh apostates to their original faith, and to involve highly placed ............in the educational programme of the Sikhs.
a) Portuguese
b) Frenchmen
c) Dutch
d) Englishmen

80. Jyotiba Phule was one of the prominent .............of the 19th century India.
a) Scientists
b) politicians
c) Economists
d) Social reformers

81. Jyotirao Phule was born in Satara district of ................in 1827.
a) Maharastra
b) Madras
c) Gujarat
d) Malabar

82. Jyotirao’s family belonged to .............. caste.
a) Mali
b) Thiyya
c) Pulaya
d) Mahar

83. In 1848, an incident took place in his life that later sparked off the dalit-revolution in the Indian society. Jyotirao was invited to attend a wedding of one of his ...............friends.
a) Brahmin
b) Christian
c) pulaya
d) Nayar

84. After reading Thomas Paine's famous book ............Jyotirao was greatly influenced by his ideas.
a) The Rights of Man
b) prince
c) Utopia
d) Advaitha Deepika

85. Viewing the pathetic condition of widows and unfortunate children Jyotirao decided the open an orphanage called ...............
a) Satya Shodhak Samaj
b) Arya Samaj
c) Brahma Samaj
d) Ramakrishna Mission

86. In ........., Jyotiba Phule formed the Satya Shodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of  Truth).
a) 1773
b) 1853
c) 1873
d) 1889

87. Jyotiba Phule died On 28 November,..........................
a) 1850
b) 1859
c) 1870
d) 1890

88. Sri Narāyana GuruThe Guru was born into an ................ family.
a) Ezhava
b) Nayar
c) Pulaya
d) Vannan

89. Narayana Guru was born on August 22, 1856, in the village of .............near Thiruvananthapuram
a) Chempazhanthi
b) Karunagapally
c) Kayamkulam
d) Kannur

90. Narayana Guru was the son of...............
a) Madan Asan
b) Krishnan Vaidyan
c) Kummampilli Raman Pillai Asan
d) kumaran

91. The young Nanu had a keen mind and was sent to a famous scholar, .............Asan at Karunagapally, a village fifty miles away from his home, at the age of 21.
a) Madan Asan
b) Kummampilli Rāman Pillai
c) Krishnan Vaidyan
d) Kumaran Asan

92. Under pressure from his family, Nanu married............., the daughter of a traditional village doctor.
a) Kaliamma
b) Kaliamma
c) Rohini
d) Meenkshi Amma

93. Nanu met Kunjan Pillai, who later came to be known as Chattampi Swamikal. Kunjan Pillai, who discovered and appreciated NānuĀśān's philosophical genius and passion for Yoga, introduced him to............, a 'Hatha yogi'.
a) Madan Asan
b) Thycattu Ayyaavu
c) Krishnan Vaidyan
d) Kumaran Asan

94. Nānu moved to his hermitage deep inside the hilly forests of................, where he led anaustere life immersed in meditative thought and yoga and subjected himself to extreme sustenance rituals.
a) Silanka
b) Maruthwāmala
c) Karunagapally
d) Kayamkulam

95. Nārāyana Guru's later literary and philosophical masterpiece Atmopadesa Satakam written in...............
a) Tamil
b) Malayalam
c) Sanskrit
d) Hindi

96. Aruvipuram installation was done by ..................
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Nārāyana Guru
c) Chattambi Swamikal
d) C.Kesavan

97. A new phase began in the Guru's life in 1904. He decided to give up his wandering life and settle down in a place to continue his Sadhana (spiritual practice). He chose............, twenty miles north of Thiruvananthapuram.
a) Karunagapally
b) Sivagiri
c) Kayamkulam
d) Kannur

98. Nārāyana Guru started a Sanskrit school in ..............
a) Varkala
b) Kottayam
c) Mahi
d) Calicut

99. In 1913 ....founded the Advaita Ashram at Aluva.
a) Nārāyana Guru
b) Mahatma Gandhi
c) Chattambi Swamikal
d) K.Madhavan

100. When Nārāyana Guru attained the age of sixty, his birth day was observed throughout the west-coast from Mangalore to ...............
a) Varkala
b) Sri Lanka
c) Kottayam
d) Calicuta

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