MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Modern Indian History MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 1
First European country to start trade with India was

(A) British
(B) Portuguese
(C) French
(D) Dutch

Answer: (B) Portuguese
Explanation: N/A

Q. 2
Who discovered the cape route from Europe to India?

(A) Vasco da Gama
(B) Christopher Colombous
(C) Nicolo Conti
(D) Marco Polo

Answer: (A) Vasco da Gama
Explanation: N/A

Q. 3
Who was the first governor of Portuguese in India?

(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Afonso de Albuquerque
(C) Vasco da Gama
(D) Francisco de Almeida

Answer: (D) Francisco de Almeida
Explanation: N/A

Q. 4
Which Portuguese governor introduced ‘the policy of Bluewater‘?

(A) Francisco de Almeida
(B) Alfonso de Albuquerque
(C) Martin Alfonso de Souza
(D) Nino da Cunha

Answer: (A) Francisco de Almeida
Explanation: N/A

Q. 5
What was the first capital of Portuguese in India?

(A) Goa
(B) Madras
(C) Cochin
(D) Calicut

Answer: (C) Cochin
Explanation: N/A

Q. 6
Which Portuguese governor introduced ‘the policy of Imperialism‘?

(A) Francisco de Almeida
(B) Nino da Cunha
(C) William Hawkins
(D) Alfonso de Albuquerque

Answer: (D) Alfonso de Albuquerque
Explanation: N/A

Q. 7
The Dutch East India was formed in

(A) 1599 AD
(B) 1600 AD
(C) 1602 AD
(D) 1601 AD

Answer: (C) 1602 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 8
Which Portuguese governor captured Goa from the ruler of Bijapur?

(A) Francisco de Almeida
(B) Afonso de Albuquerque
(C) Vasco da Gama
(D) Francisco Barreto

Answer: (B) Afonso de Albuquerque
Explanation: N/A

Q. 9
When was the British East India Company established?

(A) 1600 AD
(B) 1602 AD
(C) 1599 AD
(D) 1601 AD

Answer: (A) 1600 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 10
Vasco da Gama arrived India in the year ____________.

(A) 1492 AD
(B) 1498 AD
(C) 1599 AD
(D) 1600 AD

Answer: (B) 1498 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 11
The Dutch East India Company established their first factory at

(A) Pulicat
(B) Surat
(C) Masulipatnam
(D) Cochin

Answer: (C) Masulipatnam
Explanation: N/A

Q. 12
Where did the English East India Company establish its first factory?

(A) Pulicat
(B) Bombay
(C) Surat
(D) Kasimbazar

Answer: (C) Surat
Explanation: N/A

Q. 13
Goa, Daman and Diu were the colony of ___________________.

(A) Dutch
(B) Portuguese
(C) English
(D) Danes

Answer: (B) Portuguese
Explanation: N/A

Q. 14
Which Mughal ruler granted the permission to British East India Company to start a factory in Surat?

(A) Bahadur Shah
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Jahangir

Answer: (D) Jahangir
Explanation: N/A

Q. 15
When was the French East India Compay formed?

(A) 1600 AD
(B) 1602 AD
(C) 1648 AD
(D) 1664 AD

Answer: (D) 1664 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 16
Vasco da Gama landed in India in 1498, at

(A) Goa
(B) Calicut
(C) Cochin
(D) Bombay

Answer: (B) Calicut
Explanation: N/A

Q. 17
Which treaty was signed after the third Anglo-French war?

(A) Surat treaty
(B) Treaty of Bassein
(C) Treaty of Paris
(D) Treaty of Pondicherry

Answer: (C) Treaty of Paris
Explanation: N/A

Q. 18
Which nawab of Bengal transferred his capital from Decca to Murshidabad?

(A) Sujauddin
(B) Murshid Quli Khan
(C) Mir Jafar
(D) Sirajuddaula

Answer: (B) Murshid Quli Khan
Explanation: N/A

Q. 19
The Battle of Plassey was fought in the year

(A) 1764 AD
(B) 1761 AD
(C) 1775 AD
(D) 1757 AD

Answer: (D) 1757 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 20
The treaty signed at the end of the second Anglo-French war was

(A) Treaty of Pondicherry
(B) Treaty of Paris
(C) Treaty of Bassein
(D) Treaty of Bedera

Answer: (A) Treaty of Pondicherry
Explanation: N/A

Q. 21
The treaty of Bassein was signed between British and

(A) Baji Rao I
(B) Baji Rao II
(C) Balaji Vishwanath
(D) Narayan Rao

Answer: (B) Baji Rao II
Explanation: N/A

Q. 22
When was the battle of Buxar fought?

(A) 1775 AD
(B) 1757 AD
(C) 1764 AD
(D) 1761 AD

Answer: (C) 1764 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 23
Who led the British troops in the battle of Plassey?

(A) Hector Munro
(B) Warren Hastings
(C) Robert Clive
(D) Charles Reed

Answer: (C) Robert Clive
Explanation: N/A

Q. 24
Who was the first governor-general of British East India Company in India?

(A) Lord Cornwallis
(B) Lord William Bentinck
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Lord Mountbatten

Answer: (C) Warren Hastings
Explanation: N/A

Q. 25
Where did the French East India Company established its first factory in India?

(A) Pulicut
(B) Cochin
(C) Bombay
(D) Surat

Answer: (D) Surat
Explanation: N/A

Q. 26
When did the battle of Wandiwash take place?

(A) 1760 AD
(B) 1757 AD
(C) 1764 AD
(D) 1765 AD

Answer: (A) 1760 AD
Explanation: N/A

Q. 27
In the battle of Wandiwash

(A) French defeated British
(B) British defeated French
(C) British defeated Dutch
(D) Dutch defeated British

Answer: (B) British defeated French
Explanation: N/A

Q. 28
The battle of Wandiwash of fought between

(A) British and French
(B) British and Portuguese
(C) British and Dutch
(D) French and Portuguese

Answer: (A) British and French
Explanation: N/A

Q. 29
The General who led the British force in the battle of Buxar was

(A) John Shore
(B) Warren Hastings
(C) Robert Clive
(D) Hector Munro

Answer: (D) Hector Munro
Explanation: N/A

Q. 30
The battle of Plassey was fought between British and _____________________.

(A) Mir Jafar
(B) Mir Qasim
(C) Siraj-ud-Daula
(D) Shujauddin

Answer: (C) Siraj-ud-Daula
Explanation: N/A

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