Modern History Questions and Answers

  • 1. When did Vasco da Gama arrive in Calicut, India?
   A.) 1498
   B.) 1495
   C.) 1398
   D.) 1496

Answer: Option 'A'

1498

  • 2. Whose former colony was Diu?
   A.) French
   B.) English
   C.) Portuguese
   D.) Dutch

Answer: Option 'C'

Portuguese

  • 3. ........ established a trading post in Gujarat in 1612.
   A.) Spain
   B.) French
   C.) Dutch
   D.) British

Answer: Option 'D'

British

  • 4. In 1614, who instructed Sir Thomas Roe to visit the court of Jahangir, the Mughal Emperor of India?
   A.) Humayun
   B.) James I
   C.) Shahjahan
   D.) Babar

Answer: Option 'D'

Babar

  • 5. What did the company obtain from Charles II in 1661?
   A.) Madras
   B.) Calcutta
   C.) Kannur
   D.) Bombay

Answer: Option 'D'

Bombay

  • 6. Where did Gabriel Boughton, an employee of the company, obtain a license for trade in 1650?
   A.) Orissa
   B.) Mysore
   C.) Bengal
   D.) Surat

Answer: Option 'C'

Bengal

  • 7. What is the year of the Battle of Plassey?
   A.) 1557
   B.) 1657
   C.) 1757
   D.) 1857

Answer: Option 'C'

1757

  • 8. What is the year of the Battle of Wandiwash?
   A.) 1560
   B.) 1660
   C.) 1760
   D.) 1860

Answer: Option 'C'

1760

  • 9. What is the year of the Battle of Buxar?
   A.) 1764
   B.) 1864
   C.) 1984
   D.) 1964

Answer: Option 'A'

1764

  • 10. In 1772, Warren Hastings was appointed as the Governor of which of the following places
   A.) Delhi
   B.) Bengal
   C.) Bombay
   D.) Madras

Answer: Option 'B'

Bengal

  • 11. In which year, Regulating Act was enacted?
   A.) 1573
   B.) Harappa
   C.) 1573
   D.) Kalibangan

Answer: Option 'B'

Harappa

  • 12. The important site of Harappa was excavated by
   A.) R.D.Banerjee
   B.) John Marshal
   C.) D.R.Sahni
   D.) John Marshal

Answer: Option 'C'

D.R.Sahni

  • 13. The Harappan civilization’s known extent in the west is up to
   A.) Sotka koh
   B.) Nausharo
   C.) Dabarkot
   D.) Sutkagan Dor

Answer: Option 'D'

Sutkagan Dor

  • 14. The Harappan civilization’s known extent in the east was up to
   A.) Chirand
   B.) Mitathal
   C.) Rakhigarhi
   D.) Alamgirpur

Answer: Option 'D'

Alamgirpur

  • 15. Which conclusions have been derived from the debasement of the coins and gradual disappearance of gold coins during the post-Gupta period?
   A.) Gold Mining was stalled
   B.) Commodities became cheap
   C.) Money economy was gradually replaced by Barter Economy
   D.) There was a decline in trade

Answer: Option 'D'

There was a decline in trade

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