Q1.Which one of the following Mughal emperors gave an important Firman to the English of facilitating their trade in India?
(a) Bahadur Shah I
(b) Bahadur Shah II
(c) Shah Alam II
(d) Farrukhsiyar

Q2.The Peshwa who engineered the capture ofSalsette and Bassein from the Portuguese in 1739 was
(a) Balaji Vishwanath
(b) Baji Rao I
(c) Baji Rao II
(d) Madhava Rao

Q3.Who was the first Indian native ruler to accept the system of subsidiary alliance?
(a) Sindhia of Gwalior
(b) Nawab of Awadh
(c) Dilip Singh of Punjab
(d) Nizam of Hyderabad

Q4.The first English translation of Kalidasa’s ‘Shakuntala’ was published in 1781. Who translated it?
(a) Charles Wilkins
(b) Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(c) James Princep
(d) William Jones

Q5.Which one of the following Acts created ‘Board of Control’?
(a) Regulating Act 1773
(b) Pitt’s India Act 1784
(c) Act of 1813
(d) Act of 1833

Q6.Who among the following Europeans was first to come India to establish trade relation with their country?
(a) Dutch
(b) Portuguese
(c) British
(d) French

Q7.The tomb of Lord Cornwallis is situated at
(a) Ghazipur
(b) Gorakhpur
(c) Varanasi
(d) Ballia

Q8.Who among the following was founded the Asiatic Society of Bengal?
(a) J.A. Hickey
(b) Max. Muller
(c) Willkins
(d) William Jones

Q9.Which Governor General had abolished slavery in India?
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Wellesley
(c) Lord William Bentinck
(d) Lord Ellenborough

Q10.Who was the founder of Seva Sadan in Bombay?
(a) Shiva Narayan Agnihotri
(b) Baharamji Malabari
(c) R.G. Bhandarkar
(d) B.K. Jayakar

Q11.The Revolt of 1857 at Lucknow was led by
(a) Begum Hazarat Mahal
(b) Tantiya Tope
(c) Rani Laxmi Bai
(d) Nana Saheb

Q12.The call of “Back to the Vedas” was given by
(a) Swami Vivekanand
(b) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
(d) Vishnu Shastri Pandi

Q13.Who is the author of the book entitled ‘A Nation in the Making’?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Surendranath Banerjee
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Subhas Chandra Bose

Q14.Who addressed Gandhiji as the “Father of the Nation” for the first time?
(a) Subhash Chandra Bose
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Q15.Who among the following was nominated by Mahatma Gandhi for the presidentship of the Congress in 1939 against Subhash Chandra 
(a) Pattabhi Sitaramayya
(b) Govind Ballabh Pant
(c) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel