Trivia Question On Indian History !

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Trivia Question On Indian History !

Those of you who have been studying the Indian Freedom Struggle as part 1 of their history studies will be put to the test in this quiz, featuring questions on topics like Robert Clive, the British Empire’s effect, Bahadur Shah Zafar and the Indian National Congress. How much do you know? Give it a try and review your quiz thereafter!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The decline of which last pan-Indian empire in the 18th century AD provided the British to establish a firm foothold in India?
    • A. 

      Sultanate

    • B. 

      Mughal

    • C. 

      Rajput

    • D. 

      Maurya

  • 2. 
    Which decisive battle between the East India Company led by Robert Clive and Bengal, led by Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula in 1757, helped the British have a say in Indian political affairs? 
    • A. 

      Battle of Buxar

    • B. 

      Battle of Plassey

    • C. 

      Battle of Talikot

    • D. 

      Battle of Bengal

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Handover of power from East India company to British Empire

    • B. 

      Defeat of French forces by East India Company

    • C. 

      Introduction of English as a medium of instruction in Indian schools

    • D. 

      Allowing Indians to travel abroad

  • 4. 
    The defeat of which South Indian ruler, in 1799, helped the British to extend their control to all the southern provinces of India, either directly or indirectly?
    • A. 

      Raja Wodeyar of Mysore

    • B. 

      Nizam of Hyderabad

    • C. 

      Hyder Ali

    • D. 

      Tipu Sultan

  • 5. 
    Which watershed event in the Indian Freedom Struggle resulted in the British Empire taking over control of India from the East India Company which had been directly controlling British provinces in India till then?
    • A. 

      Sepoy Mutiny of Vellore

    • B. 

      Rebellion of 1857 - also known as the First War of Indian Independence

    • C. 

      Anglo-Mysore Wars

    • D. 

      Anglo-Sikh Wars

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Doctrine of Lapse

    • B. 

      Doctrine of Dalhousie

    • C. 

      Doctrine of Control

    • D. 

      Doctrine of 1848

  • 7. 
    What is Mangal Pandey's role in the First War of Indian Independence?
    • A. 

      He was responsible for leading the capture of Delhi from the British

    • B. 

      He was a revolutionary whose speeches caused the Hindus and Muslims to rise against the Britishers.

    • C. 

      He was an Indian Sepoy whose act of killing a high ranking British officer inspired Indian sepoys in Barrackpore and Meerut to rise up against the British in mutiny, signalling the start of the First War of Indian Independence.

    • D. 

      He was the first man to hurl a country made bomb against a British officer

  • 8. 
    To which country did the Britishers exile Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last ruler of the Mughal Empire, after accusing him of conspiring to overthrow the East India Company rule along with other participating rulers in the 1857 war of Indian Independence?
    • A. 

      South Africa

    • B. 

      Ceylon - Currently SriLanka

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      Rangoon - Currently Burma

  • 9. 
    1885 marked another key year in the years of freedom struggle in India. It marked the formation of one of the key organizations that spear headed the struggle for freedom. What organization was it?
    • A. 

      Arya Samaj

    • B. 

      Brahmo Samaj

    • C. 

      Indian National Congress

    • D. 

      All Indian Kisan Sabha

  • 10. 
    Which three Indian leaders, who represented the radical faction of Indian National Congress that demanded 'Purna Swaraj (Complete Freedom) by direct revolution and civil agitation, were popularly known as Lal, Bal and Pal?
    • A. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal

    • B. 

      Lala Lajpat Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Mahendra Pal

    • C. 

      LalSingh Rai, Balgangadhar Tilak and Mahendra Pal

    • D. 

      LalSingh Rai, Bala Thakur and Mahendra Pal