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GK Quiz on Modern History: Government of India Act, Post-1858

30-MAR-2016 14:28

    Dear students, Jagran josh is presenting you a modern history quiz set of 10 MCQs based on Government of India Act, after 1858. These questions are very important for different competitive exams. So attempt this set and prepare yourself for the upcoming exams.

    1. Which Government of India Act/charter Act generated the post of Governor-General of India?

    (a) Government of India Act -1858

    (b) Charter Act-1833

    (c) Charter Act-1853

    (d) Charter Act-1813

    2. Which of the following statement is not correct?

    (a) British government was responsible to parliament.

    (b) The supreme body for India also was the British parliament.

    (c) Queen Victoria issued a proclamation which was read out by governor-general canning at a Durbar held at Kanpur on 1st November 1858.

    (d) After 1858, the interests of India were further subordinated to those of Britain.

    3. Which of the following is not the provision of The Act of 1892?

    (a) A simultaneous examination of ICS to be held in England and India

    (b) Reforms of the legislative council and adoption of the principle of election in place of nomination

    (c) support of the annexation of Upper Burma

    (d) Reduction in the Military expenditure

    4. Which of the following is not the provision of the government of India Act, 1858?

    (a) India was to be governed in the Queen's name.

    (b) The Queen's Principal Secretary of State received the powers and duties of the Company's Court of Directors.

    (c) Provision for the creation of an Indian Civil Service under the control of the Secretary of State.

    (d) The British Parliament was empowered to appoint a Governor-General and the Governors of the Presidencies.

    5. Which of the following is not the provision of government of India act, 1935?

    (a) This act ended the system of diarchy

    (b) The structure for “Federation of India” was established for both British India and some or all of the “princely states”.

    (c) Burma became the part of India.

    (d) The introduction of direct elections, thus increasing the franchise from seven million to thirty-five million people.

    6. Which of the following is not correct about Montegu- Chelmsford’s Reform & Government of India Act, 1919?

    (a) It changed the administrative system in India.

    (b) In this Act the central legislative council was replaced by two houses-the imperial legislative assembly and the council of state.

    (c) Education and public health were placed under charge of ministers responsible to the legislature.

    (d) All of the above are incorrect

    7. Which of the following statement is not correct about the provisions of the Government of India Act,1858?

    (a) The Queen's Principal Secretary of State received the powers and duties of the Company's Court of Directors.

    (b) A council of fifteen members was appointed to assist the Secretary of State for India.

    (c) For all the communications between Britain and India, the Secretary of State became the real channel.

    (d) All the above statements are incorrect.

    8. When were Morley-Minto reforms taken place?

    (a) 1905

    (b) 1909

    (c) 1919

    (d) 1857

    9. Who was the prime minister of Britain at the time of commencement of the Government of India Act, 1858?

    (a) Lord Palmerston

    (b) Russell II

    (c) Edward Smith-Stanley

    (d) Benjamin Disraeli

    10. Which of the following Government of India Act/Indian Council Act brought three separate presidencies (Madras, Bombay and Bengal) into a common system?

    (a) Indian Council Act of 1861

    (b) Government of India Act, 1935

    (c) Government of India Act, 1919

    (d) Indian Council Act of 1909

    Questions

    Answers

    1

    a

    2

    c

    3

    c

    4

    d

    5

    c

    6

    d

    7

    d

    8

    b

    9

    a

    10

    a

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