QUESTIONS ON BRITISH EXPANSION 1
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Factory was the English term for the trading posts system established by Europeans in foreign territories. Factories served simultaneously as market, warehouse, customs, defense and support to the navigation or exploration. Which of the following nations is correctly matched with the place of first factory established in India?
I. The French established their first factory in India at Surat.
II. The Dutch established their first factory in India at Calicut.
III. The English established their first factory in India at Masulipatnam.
IV. The Portuguese established their first factory in India at Surat.
Which of the following statements about the activities of the Portuguese traders in India during the early sixteenth century is not correct ?Correct
Which of the following were reasons for the failure of the French in establishing political control over India?
I. The French navy was inferior to that of its rival, the English navy
II. The French Company, being a private enterprise, did not enjoy the patronage of the French government
III. The French subordinated their commercial interests to territorial ambitions, and so became short of funds
IV. The French held only one important place-Pondicherry- while their rivals, the English,had established control over Calcutta, Bombay and Madras.Correct
Consider the following statements related to the advent of Portuguese in India:
1. The first Governor of Portuguese in India was Alfonso d’ Albuquerque.
2. Francisco Almeida captured Goa from the Bijapur ruler.
3. Nino-da-Cunha had transferred the Portuguese capital in India from Cochin to Goa.
Which of the above statements is/are true?Correct
The Permanent Settlement system which had created the first group of landlords in India was launched by the Britishers. The salient features of the system were:
I. It was introduced by Lord Cornwallis in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa in 1793.
II. It had recognized the landlords as the proprietor of the land with the right of hereditary succession.
III. Landlords had no right to transfer, sell or mortgage the land in their possession.
Which of above statements is/are correct?Correct
The Treaty of Seringapatam, signed on 19 March 1792, ended the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Which of the following statements regarding this treaty are true?
(i) Its signatories included representatives of Nizam of Hyderabad and Maratha Empire, Robert Clive on behalf of East India Company, and Tipu Sultan.
(ii) Under the treaty, Mysore ceded about one half of its territories to other signatories.
(iii) Tipu Sultan, to guarantee Mysore’s performance, was required to surrender two of his three sons as hostages of war.
The main cause of the war between Mir Qasim and the East India Company was their dispute overCorrect
Which among the following was not one of the results of the battle of Buxar?Correct
Which one of the following was theprimary cause of Fourth AngloMysore War ?Correct
Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on BalajiVishwanath ?Correct
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