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