Test: The East India Company And The Bengal Nawabs - 3


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QUESTION: 1

 British decided to use Avadh as a buffer between

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QUESTION: 2

Clive returned to Bengal as its Governor in

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QUESTION: 3

After Mir Jafar ’s death in 1765, who had been made the Nawab of Bengal by the Company?

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The correct option is A.
After the death of Mir Jafar Nawab Nazim Najm-ud-din Ali Khan succeeded him to the Nawab's throne under the titles of Shuja-ul-Mulk (Hero of the Country), Nazam-ud-Daulah (Star of the State) and Mahabat Jang (Horror in War) at the age of 15 on February 5, 1765.

QUESTION: 4

 What was meant by the nizamat of Bengal?

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QUESTION: 5

Which of the following was made to pay a war indemnity of five million rupees to the company?

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B is the correct option.The Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daulah, was made to pay a war indemnity of five million rupees to the Company. Moreover, the two signed an alliance by which the Company promised to support the Nawab against an outside attack provided he paid for the services of the troops sent to his aid.

QUESTION: 6

To which of the following did the Company gave a subsidy of 2.6 million rupees and secured for him the districts of Koara and Allahabad?

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QUESTION: 7

The Diwan collected the revenues of Bengal.TheDiwan was of

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QUESTION: 8

What was the Dual Government in Bengal?

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QUESTION: 9

Which Treaty in 1765 brought the Battle of Buxer to a conclusion?

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QUESTION: 10

The Dual Government was introduced in Bengal by 

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QUESTION: 11

The Dual Government in Bengal was ended by

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QUESTION: 12

Robert Clive, during his second Governorship of Bengal (1765-67), abolished the practice of payingdouble bhatta to

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QUESTION: 13

The Governor of Bengal from 1760-65 was

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Henry Vansittart (3 June 1732 – 1770) was the English Governor of Bengal from 1759 to 1764.

QUESTION: 14

Which of the following Governors of Bengal committed suicide in 1774?

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B is the correct option.Robert Clive was addicted to opium. Hence it can be concluded that on 22 November 1774 he committed suicide at his residence in London by stabbing himself with a pen-knife because he was deeply depressed and the immediate reaction was excruciating pain resulting from illness which Clive attempted to alleviate with opium.

QUESTION: 15

The Dual Government in Bengal last functioned when the Governor was

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following began his career as a clerk?

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QUESTION: 17

Who said “Our island has scarcely produced a man more truly great either in arms or in council than Robert Clive”?

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QUESTION: 18

A famine struck Bengal and killed lakhs of people. It occurred in

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QUESTION: 19

The first Governor-General of Bengal was

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QUESTION: 20

Which two states’ Deputy Nawabs were removed and tried for embazzlement by Warren Hastings?

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QUESTION: 21

Warren Hastings shifted the treasury from Murshidabad to

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QUESTION: 22

Where did Warren Hastings establish a Board of Revenue to supervise the whole organisation of revenue collection?

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QUESTION: 23

Warren Hastings revived the old system of bidding in 1777. Under it land was given to the highest bidder for

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QUESTION: 24

Which Act provided for the appointment of a Governor-General for Bengal?

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QUESTION: 25

The political and commercial activities of the East India Company were separated by

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QUESTION: 26

Lord Cornwallis established Provincial Courts at four places. Two of these were at Murshidabad and Calcutta. The other two were at

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QUESTION: 27

An elaborate new code of regulations, known as the Cornwallis Code was compiled in

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QUESTION: 28

The Permanent Settlement (Land revenue) was started by Lord Cornwallis in 1793 in

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Lord Cornwallis was the first Governor-General who paid his attention to the revenue reforms and achieved marvelous success.

It was the permanent land settlement of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. He reorganized the Board of Revenue which had the power of supervising the works of the revenue collectors.

QUESTION: 29

The Permanent Settlement made the zamindars proprietors of the land. It was a settlement made by the East India Company with the zamindars for a period of

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The correct option is C.
In 1790, the Court of Directors issued a ten-year (decennial) settlement to the zamindars, which was made permanent in 1793. By the Permanent Settlement Act of 1793, their power of keeping the armed forces were taken back. They remained just the tax collectors of the land.

QUESTION: 30

The Permanent Settlement was started by Cornwallis on the basis of recommendations made by

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