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

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