Mcqs on Governor general of India

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Important Mcqs on Governor general of India .These questions on the governor-general and viceroys of India are asked in various exams. These questions provide an important part of the questions on Modern History.

Q1. Who was the first Governor-general of India?

A. Warren Hastings

B. William Bentinck

C. Sir John Shore

D. Lord Cornwallis

B. William Bentinck. Significant social and educational improvements in India attributed to him include the abolition of sati

Q2. Who founded Asiatic Society of Bengal 1784?

A. Sir William Jones

B. Lord Wellesley

C. Lord Cornwallis

D. Sir John Shore

A. Sir William Jones. The main aim of Asiatic Society was Spread of English education

Q3. Who was the first Governor general of Bengal?

A. Lord Cornwallis

B. Lord Wellesley

C. Warren Hastings 

D. Lord Amherst

C. Warren Hastings. He created the civil administration structure that served as the cornerstone of Anglo-Indian security and prosperity

Q4. Which one of the following British Governor General of Bengal introduced The Permanent Settlement of Bengal 1793?

A. Lord Wellesley

B. Lord Cornwallis

C. Sir George Barlow

D. Lord Hastings

B. Lord Cornwallis.The Permanent Settlement of Bengal was an agreement between the East India Company and Bengali landlords to establish revenues to be produced from land that had important implications for both agriculture and production throughout the entire British Empire as well as the political scene

Q5. Subsidiary Alliance system in India was introduced by?

A. Sir George Barlow

B. Lord Cornwallis

C. Lord Minto I

D. Lord Wellesley.

D. Lord Wellesley. (1798-1805) The Nazim of Hyderabad was first to accept the Subsidiary Alliance system. The- princely Indian states and the British East India Company signed the Subsidiary Alliance, which required the Indian kingdoms to hand over control to the English

Q6. Treaty of Amritsar 1809 was signed between?

A. East India Company and Ranjit Singh

B. East India Company and Ghulab Singh

C. East India Company and Duleep Singh

D. East India Company and Tipu Sultan

A. East India Company and Ranjit Singh. According to the Treaty of Amritsar 1809 the areas of Malwa would be under British rule. Satluj would be the border of Ranjit Singh’s kingdom. Amritsar and Lahore would be ruled by the British.

Q7. Who introduced the Ryotwari System?

A. Thomas Munro

B. Lord Amherst

C. Lord Hastings

D. Lord Minto

A. Thomas Munro. The Madras presidency was where the Ryotwari System initially began. In this arrangement, the land was considered to belong to the peasants or farmers. For drylands and wetlands, the tax was assessed at a rate of 50% and 60%, respectively.

Q8. Which British Governor General of India abolished the Sati system in India?

A. Lord Hastings

B. Lord Cornwallis

C. Lord Auckland

D. Lord William Bentinck

D. Lord William Bentinck. In 1828, he assumed the position of Governor-General of India. He assisted Raja Ram Mohan Roy in putting an end to several pervasive societal ills as Sati, polygamy, child marriage, and female infanticide.

Q9. Which of the following are reforms of Lord William Bentinck?

A. Suppression of thuggee

B. Educational reforms

C. Introduction of English as the official language

D. All of the Above

D. All of the Above.

Q10. Which of the following  governor generals of India passed the Press Act in 1835?

A. Lord Dalhousie

B. Lord Hardinge

C. Lord Metcalfe

D. Lord Auckland

C. Lord Metcalfe. In India, James Augustus Hicky is regarded as the founding figure of journalism. Along with the Calcutta General Advertiser, he founded India’s first newspaper, the Bengal Gazette, in 1780

Q11. Which of the Governor-General of India is known for his mistakes in the first Afghan wars 1838-42?

A. Lord Metcalfe

B. Lord Auckland 

C. Lord Hardinge

D. None of the above

B. Lord Auckland. India’s former governor general was Lord Auckland. The first Anglo-Afghan war, which took place during his leadership, severely damaged British prestige in India. He was dubbed India’s most unsuccessful governor general and is infamous for his mistakes during the Afghan Wars.

Q12. Social reforms including abolition of female infanticide and human sacrifice took place during which of the following Governor-General of India?

A. Lord Hastings

B. Lord Cornwallis

C. Lord Auckland

D. Lord Hardinge I

D. Lord Hardinge I. British commander who served as governor-general of India from 1844 to 1848

Q13. Which of the following Governor-General of India introduced the Doctrine of Lapse?

A. Lord Ellenborough

B. Lord Dalhousie

C. Lord Auckland

D. Lord Canning

B. Lord Dalhousie. According to this regulation, an Indian king’s kingdom would expire and join Company territory if he passed away without a male heir. According to the doctrine of lapse, the company seized control of the princely state of Satara (1848), Jaitapur and Sambalpur (1849), Bhagat (1850), Udaipur (1852), Jhansi (1854), Nagpur (1854), Tore and Arcot (1855). It is widely considered that Awadh (1856) was annexed in accordance with the Doctrine of Lapse

Q14. Which of the following reforms was introduced by  Lord Dalhousie in India from 1848-1856?

A. Wood’s Education Despatch

B. Introducing of Railway line in India

C. Telegraph and postal reforms in India

D. All of the Above

D. All of the Above.

Q15. Widow Remarriage Act 1856 was introduced by? 

A. Lord Canning

B. Lord Hastings

C. Lord Dalhousie

D. None of the Above

C. Lord Dalhousie. It was the first significant social reform law passed after Lord William Bentinck abolished sati pratha in 1829.

Q16. Which of the following Governor-General of India established the three universities at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay in 1857

A. Lord Canning

B. Lord Dalhousie

C. Lord Auckland

D. Lord Minto

A. Lord Canning. Introduction of Income Tax and other Financial Reforms

Q17. Lord Canning introduced the Indian Councils Act of 1861, how many members were nominated?

A. Three

B. Four

C. Six

D. Eight

A. Three. In 1862, Lord Canning proposed Sir Dinkar Rao, the Maharaja of Patiala, and the Raja of Benares as candidates for the Council. Their duties were restricted to legislative actions.

Q18. Which of the following viceroy of India suppressed the Wahhabi Movement?

A. Lord John Lawrence

B. Lord Elgin I

C. Lord Lytton

D. Lord Northbrook

B. Lord Elgin I. The Wahhabi Movement was started by Sayyid Ahmad (1786-1831) of Rae Bareli.
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