History Questions for SSC CGL 2017

Q1. During whose viceroyship did the High Court come into existence at the three presidential cities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay?
(a) Warren Hastings
(b) Lord Cornwallis
(c) John Lawrence
(d) Lord Dalhousie
Q2. Who was the last Viceroy of India?
(a) Lord Linlithgow
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Clement Attlee
Q3. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Lord Dalhousie                :           Doctrine of Lapse
(b) Lord Minto                      :           Indian Council Act, 1909     
(c) Lord Wellesley                :           Subsidiary Alliance
(d) Lord Curzon                    :           Vernacular Press Act, 1878

Q4. The transfer of government form the company, to be ‘crown’ was pronounced by Lord Canning (1st November, 1858) at
(a) Calcutta
(b) Delhi
(c) Patna
(d) Allahabad
Q5. Which of the following can be considered as the most useful and outstanding reforms made by Lord Curzon, especially in respect of the people living in the undivided Province of Punjab?
(a) Educational reforms
(b) Police reforms
(c) Industrial reforms
(d) Agricultural reforms
Q6. The Province of Bengal was partitioned into two parts in 1905 by
(a) Lord Lytton
(b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Dufferin
(d) Lord Curzon
Q7. Permanent Revenue Settlement of Bengal was introduced by
(a) Clive
(b) Hastings
(c) Wellesley
(d) Cornwallis
Q8. The ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ was first applied to the princely state of
(a) Satara
(b) Jhansi
(c) Oudh
(d) Jaunpur
Q9. Through which educational report, Calcutta University came into existence?
(a) Macaulay’s Minute
(b) Hunter Commission
(c) Charter Act
(d) Wood’s Dispatch
Q10. Punjab was annexed to the British empire during the reign of Governor-General
(a) Lord Bentinck
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Cornwallis
(d) Lord Canning
Q11. The Indian National Congress was formed during the Governor-generalship of
(a) Lord Ripon
(b) Lord William Bentinck
(c) Lord Dufferin
(d) Lord Curzon
Q12. When was the first passenger train run in India?
(a)  1848
(b) 1853
(c)  1857
(d) 1852
Q13. The first telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra was opened in
(a) 1852
(b) 1853
(c) 1854
(d) 1855
Q14. Who among the following abolished the Dual system of government in Bengal?
(a) Lord Clive
(b) Lord Cornwallis
(c) Spencer
(d) Lord Warren Hastings
Q15. The British Governor-General who introduced the postal system in India was
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Wellesley
(c) Lord Auckland
(d) Lord Bentinck
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