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Prelims-IAS – HISTORY MCQ-03

1..Which of the following was the major consequence of Third battle of Panipat?

(a)  It cleared the way for the rise of British power in India.
(b)  Ahmad shah Abdali established firm control over North west India.
(c)  Tipu Sultan became the rising power in South India.
(d)  It cleared the way for the re-rise of Mughal Empire.

2..The Maratha power suffered from certain basic weaknesses which led to its downfall. Which of the following is not among the weaknesses?

(a)  They failed to give good administration outside Maharashtra.
(b)  Their raids into the territories of other rulers made new enemies.
(c)  Internal conflict amongst Maratha sardars.
(d)  All of the above were the weaknesses.

3..Consider the following statements:

  1. Murshid Quli Khan was the first regional governor of Hyderabad province.
  2. Decline of Mughal Empire led to frequent conflicts among various regional governors.

Which of the above are true?

(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both
(d) None


4… Consider the following regarding the third battle of Panipat.

1. Third battle of Panipat was fought between Marathas and Mughals.
2. This battle halted the advances of the Marathas in the north forever.Which of the following statement is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5.. Consider the following statements regarding Treaty of Salbai

1.It was signed between the British and the Marathas after 2nd Anglo-Maratha war.
2.Treaty assured British support to Marathas against Haidar Ali and the French.
3.The British agreed to return territories acquired under treaty of Purandar.
(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3

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