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British Governor Generals and Viceroys ;Important facts and


MCQs for revision(Prelims 2016 ,SSC ,State PSCc)

Now solve the following questions;

(You can post your answers in the comment section)

1. Who was the Governor-General of India during the launch of Civil Disobedience Movement?
1. Lord Chelmsford
2. Lord Reading
3. Lord Irwin
4. Lord Wavell

2. Consider the following statements :


1. Robert Clive was the first Governor-General of Bengal.
2. William Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. 1 only
2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Neither 1 nor 2

3. Sati was abolished by


1. Lord Ripon
2. Warren Hastings
3. Lord Cornwallis
4. William Bentinck

4. The Treaty of Sreerangapattam was between Tipu Sultan and


1. Cornwallis
2. Clive
3. Hardinge
4. Warren Hastings

5. Under whose administration did the Archaeological Survey of India start functioning?
1. Warren Hastings
2. Curzon
3. Canning
4. Ripon

6. Which one of the following universities was not established by Lord Dalhousie?

1. Bombay
2. Madras
3. Delhi
4. Calcutta

7. Who was the British Governor General in India in whose reign a part of Charter Act read like this, "No native of
India nor natural born subject of His Majesty, should be disabled from holding any place, office of employment by
reason of his religion, place of birth, descent or colour. "
1. Lord Cornwallis
2. Lord Hastings
3. Lord William Bentinck
4. Lord Dalhousie

8. The partition of Bengal in 1905 was effected by :


1. Lord Linlithgow
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Minto
4. Lord Curzon

9. Who was the last British Viceroy of India?


1. Lord Linlithgow
2. Lord Wavell
3. Lord Mountbatten
4. Lord Irwin

10. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?


1. Lord Dalhousie - Doctrine of Lapse
2. Lord Minto - Indian Councils Act, 1909
3. Lord Wellesley - Subsidiary Alliance
4. Lord Curzon - Vernacular Press Act, 1878

11. With which of the following did Mahatma Gandhi sign a pact to suspend the Civil Disobedience Movement and
take part in the Round Table Conference?
1. Lord Wavell
2. Lord Lytton
3. Lord Irwin

4. Lord Canning

12. Indian Railways and telegraph services were started during the reign of :
1. Lord Cornwallis
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Canning
4. Lord Dalhousie

13. Who among the following was associated with the Permanent Settlement of Bengal?
1. William Bentinck
2. Lord Cornwallis
3. Lord Curzon
4. Lord Dalhousie

14. Who among the following is known as the Maker of Modern India?
1. William Bentinck
2. Lord Cornwallis
3. Lord Curzon
4. Lord Dalhousie

15. Who among the following Governor-Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?
1. Warren Hastings
2. Lord Cornwallis
3. Lord Wellesley
4. Lord William Bentick

16. Who of the following took keen interest in the construction of Viceregal Lodge in Shimla and also became its
first occupant in 1888?
1. Lord Dufferin
2. Lord Lytton
3. Lord Ripon
4. Lord Dalhousie

17. Dalhousie has been regarded as the maker of modern India because he brought about reforms and made a
beginning in many fields. Which one among the following was not one of his schemes of reforms?

1. Educational reforms
2. Construction of railways and introduction of telegraphs and postal services
3. Establishment of a public works department
4. Factories Act to improve the condition of Indian Labour

18. Who among the following is known as the Father of Local Self Government in India?
1. Lord Dalhousie
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Minto
4. Lord Reading

19. Under whose Governor Generalship was the hated Vernacular Press Act passed in 1878?
1. Lord Canning
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Lytton
4. Lord Minto

20. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below:
List I
Building

List-II
Associated with

A. Viceregal Lodge

1. Lord Curzon

B. Victoria Memorial

2. Lord Ripon

C. Bombay Municipal Corporation 3. Lord Dufferin


1. A - 3; B - 1; C - 2
2. A - 2; B - 1; C - 3
3. A - 3; B - 2; C - 1
4. A - 1; B - 2; C - 3
21. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below:
List I
Visit of

List-II
Associated with

A. King George V

1. Lord Wavell

B. Cripps Mission

2. Lord Hardinge

C. Cabinet Mission

3. Lord Irwin

D. Simon Commission

4. Lord Linlithgow

1. A - 3; B - 4; C - 1; D - 2
2. A - 2; B - 4; C - 1; D - 3
3. A - 2; B - 1; C - 4; D - 3
4. A - 3; B - 1; C - 4; D - 2
22. Who of the following was the target of an assassination attempt in the Delhi conspiracy case headed by Rash
Bihari Bose in 1911?
1. Lord Chelmsford
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Hardinge
4. Lord Minto
23. Rowlatt Act which authorised the Government to detain people without trial for an indefinite period was passed
during the tenure of 1. Lord Chelmsford
2. Lord Irwin
3. Lord Hardinge
4. Lord Reading
24. When Gandhiji was imprisoned for the first time in India, the Governor General of India was 1. Lord Chelmsford
2. Lord Irwin
3. Lord Hardinge
4. Lord Reading
25. The Vernacular Press Act, 1878 was repealed under the Governor-Generalship of 1. Lord Minto
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Lytton
4. Lord Reading