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IAS Previous Year Medieval History Questions | Lecture 8 | Advent of Europeans

Q.1) Who Among the following Europeans were the last to come to pre independence India Traders ? (2007)

(a) Dutch

(b) English

(c) French

(d) Portuguese

Q.2) In the year 1613, where was the English East India company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)? (2006)





Q.3) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? (1995)

(a)Battle of Buxar- Mir Jafar vs. Clive

(b)Battle of Wandiwash- French vs. East India Company

(c)Battle of Chilianwala- Dalhousie vs. Marathas

(d)Battle of Kharda- Nizam vs. East India Company

Q.4) Which one of the Following was the first fort Constructed by the British in India ? (2007)

(a) Fort William

(b) Fort St. George

(c) Fort St. David

(d) Fort St. Angelo

Q.5) Who among the following was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of Indian princes with a view to acquire territories? (1996)




(d)Warren Hastings

Q.6) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (1999)


(a)A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1

(b)A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2

(c)A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

(d)A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1

Q.7) With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is not correct? (2003)

(a)The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499

(b)The English opened their first factory in South India at Masulipatam

(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

Q.8) In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at: (2003)





Q.9) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? (2004)

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)2 and 4

(b)3 and 4

(c)1 and 2

(d)2 and 3

Q.10) Which one of the following is the correct statement? (2005)

(a)The modern Kochi was a Dutch colony till India’s independence

(b)The Dutch defeated the Portuguese and built fort Williams in the modern Kochi

(c)The modern Kochi was first a Dutch colony before the Portuguese took over

(d)The modern Kochi never became a part of a British colony

Q.11) Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battle fought in India in the 18th century? (2005)

(a)Battle of Wandiwash- Battle of Buxar- Battle of Ambur- Battle of Plassey

(b)Battle of Ambur- Battle of Plassey- Battle of Wandiwash- Battle of Buxar

(c)Battle of Wandiwash- Battle of Plassey- Battle of Ambur- Battle of Buxar

(d)Battle of Ambur- Battle of Buxar- battle of Wandiwash- Battle of Plassey

Q.12) With reference to Pondicherry, consider the following statements: (2010)

1.The first European power to occupy Pondicherry were the Portuguese

2.The second European power to occupy Pondicherry were the French

3.The English never occupied Pondicherry

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q.13) Hughly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by (1995)

(a)The Portuguese

(b)The French

(c)The Danish

(d)The British

Q.14) Who among the following Indian rulers established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines? (2001)

(a)Haider ali

(b)Mir Qasim

(c)Shah Alam II

(d)Tipu Sultan

Q.15) The staple commodities of export by the english East India company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were (2018)

(a)Raw cotton, oil-seeds and opium

(b)Sugar, Salt, zinc and Lead

(c)Copper, silver, Gold, Spices and Tea

(d)Cotton, Silk, Saltpetre and Opium


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