Q1. Which one of the following was the immediate cause of the First Carnatic War?
(a) Anglo — French Rivalry
(b) Austrian War of Succession
(c) Issues of Carnatic Succession
(d) Capture of French ships by the British
Q2. Which one of the following Mughal Emperors gave an important Farman to the English for facilitating their trade in India?
(a) Bahadur Shah I
(c) Shah Alam II
(d) Bahadur Shah II
Q3. Who was the first Portuguese Viceroy in India?
(b) Vasco da Gama
(c) Francisco de Almeida
Q4. One of the following rulers, who had granted Diwani to the East India Company, was—
(b) Shah Alam I
(c) Shah Alam II
Q5. Among the following factories in Bengal, the one established by the Portuguese was—
(a) Kasim Bazar
Q6. Who were the first Europeans to set up sea trade centres in India?
(a) The English
(b) The French
(c) The Portuguese
(d) The Dutch
Q7. Which English Governor of East India Company in India was expelled by Aurangzeb?
(b) Sir John Child
(c) Sir John Gayer
(d) Sir Nicholas Waite
Q8. With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
(a) The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499
(b) The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipattam
(c) In Eastern India, the English Company opened its first factory in Orissa in 1633
(d) Under the leadership of Dupleix, the French occupied Madras in 1746.
Q9. In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at—
(d) Kasim Bazar
Q10. In the year 1611, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (Trading post)?
Q11. Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India?
(a) Fort St. George
(b) Fort St. David
(c) Fort St. William
(d) Fort St. Angelo
Q12. Who among the following Europeans, were the last to come to pre — independence India as traders?
Q13. During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?
Q14. The administration of the English East India Company in India came to an end of–
Q15. The battle’ of Wandiwash (1760) was fought between-
(a) Marathas and the Portuguese
(b) The English and the French
(c) The English and the Portuguese
(d) Marathas and the English