Prelims-IAS – HISTORY MCQ-16

1… With reference to the Imperial Legislative Council (ILC) formed under Indian Council’s Act 1861, consider the following statements:

  1. It was merely an advisory body.
  2. It had no control over budget.
  3. Indian membership was through indirect elections .

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

2… Which of the following was/were the reasons for the failure of the revolt of 1857?

  1. Lack of cooperation between Hindus and Muslims.
  2. The uprising in different parts of the country were uncoordinated.
  3. The sepoys refused to use the greased cartridges against the British for the religious reasons which proved fatal.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

3.. Consider the following statements with reference to annexation of Awadh:

  1. It was annexed by Lord Canning in 1856 and it was widely resented.
  2. Common man now had to pay less land revenue and other taxes as oprresive Nawabs and taluqdaars were removed.
  3. It adversely affected the sepoy’s purse.
  4. All the Merchants and handicrafts men who catered to the Awadh court and nobles got low paid job in British industries in India

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 3 only

4… With reference to 1857 revolt which of the following pair is/are correctly matched?

Revolt centre


1. Lucknow

Begum Hazrat Mahal

2. Bareilly

Kunwar Singh

3. Faizabad


4. Delhi

General Bakht Khan 

Select the correct answer using code given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

5… With respect to the Indian councils Act of 1892 .consider the following statements:

  1. A few members could now be elected indirectly through municipal committees, district boards etc.
  2. The members were given the right to ask supplementary questions but were not allowed to discuss the answers.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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