Question 1

Who was the first Viceroy of India?

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  • Lord Canning was the first Viceroy of India.
  • Lord Canning served as Governor General of India from 1856 to 1862.
  • During his tenure after the revolt of 1857, the Government of India Act, 1858 was passed by Britishers and created the office of Viceroy to be held by the same person who was Governor General of India.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 2

Which Viceroy withdrew the Doctrine of Lapse ?

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* Lord Canning (AD 1856 -1862) was the last Governor General and the first Viceroy who withdrew the Doctrine of Lapse.
* This was introduced by the Lord Dalhousie.
* Revolt of 1857 & Mutiny were also occurred Lord Canning’s time .
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 3

Which Viceroy was assassinated during his tenure?

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Lord Mayo was murdered by an Afghan in 1872.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Governor Generals & Their Policies

Question 4

Indian University Act 1904 was passed during which viceroy ?

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During Lord Curzon (1899-1905) Indian Universities Act was passed in 1904 under Sir Thomas Raleigh . He suggested reforms regarding universities . This Act was passed on the basis of Sir Thomas Raleigh’s recommendation . Agricultural Research Institute was also established at Pusa in Delhi during Curzon’s leadership.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 5

Which Viceroy of India proposed the Vernacular Press Act?

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In British India, the Vernacular Press Act (Act of 1878) was enacted to curtail the freedom of the Indian press and prevent the expression of criticism toward British policies—notably, the opposition that had grown with the outset of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–80). The act was proposed by Lord Lytton, then Viceroy of India, and was unanimously passed by the Viceroy’s Council on March 14, 1878.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 6

In the period of which Viceroy white mutiny occurred ?

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The white mutiny was the unrest that occurred at the dissolution of the “European forces” of the British East India company in during the mid -19th century in the wake up of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Lord Canning(1856-1862) was the Viceroy of India at that time.
• The last Governor General and the first Viceroy Mutiny took place in his time.
• On November, 1858, the rule passed on to the crown.
• Withdrew Doctrine of Lapse. The Universities of Calcutta,
• Bombay and Madras were established in 1857.
• Indian Councils Act was passed in 1861.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 7

The Viceroy of India at the time of the foundation of Indian National Congress was

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The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 AD. At this time Viceroy was Lord Dufferin. The first name of the Congress was’ Indian National Association. On the suggestion of Dada Bhai Naoroji, it was named “Indian National Congress”.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Governor Generals & Their Policies

Question 8

Which of the following British Viceroy who served for the longest period in India?

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Lord Linlithgow was Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1944 and this eight year period was longest reign as Viceroy of India. During this period, parts of Government of India Act 1935 came into force in 1937. Other events included August Offer (1940); Foundation of Indian National Army; Cripps Mission (1942); Launch of Quit India Movement; Demand of divide and quit; Bengal Famine of 1943.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Modern India & The Freedom Movement

Question 9

Who was the Viceroy of British India at the time of first session of the Congress?

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Lord Dufferin (1884-1888) was the Viceroy of British India at the time of first session of the Congress.
• Lord Dufferin called the Indian National Congress as “microscopic minority“.
• First Session of the Indian National Congress was held at Bombay in 1885 under the chairmanship of Womesh Chandra Banerjee.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 10

Who was the Viceroy at the time of Quit India Movement ?

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Linlithgow on 18 April 1936, succeeding Lord Willingdon. Linlithgow implemented the plans for local self-government embodied in the Government of India Act of 1935, which led to government led by the Congress Party in five of the 11 provinces, but the recalcitrance of the princes prevented the full establishment of Indian self-government.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Linlithgow’s appeal for unity led to the resignation of the Congress ministries. On 8 August 1940 Lord Linlithgow made a statement on behalf of the British government. It was known as the August Offer and offered greater rights in the governance of India to the Indian people. The proposal was rejected by most Indian politicians, including the Congress Party and the Muslim League. Disputes between the British administration and Congress ultimately led to massive Indian civil disobedience in the Quit India Movement in 1942. Linlithgow suppressed the disturbances and arrested the Congress leaders. He is partly blamed for the Bengal famine of 1943.

Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: History

Question 11

During whose Viceroy, the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?

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  • Lord Charles Harding was a British diplomat and statesman who served as Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1910–16. Calcutta was the capital of India during the British Raj until December 1911.
  • The Capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi during his tenure in 1911. George V, the King of England visited India to attend the Delhi durbar in 1911.

Hence option B is the right answer.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: History

Question 12

During Viceroy, a High Court was established in Kolkata, Bombay and Madras ?

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During Viceroy of James Bruce High Court was established in Kolkata, Bombay and Madras.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 13

During whose tenure as the Viceroy of India were the great Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged?

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Lord Irwin was viceroy of India from 1926 to 1931. The three were hanged in the early hours of 23rd March 1931.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: History

Question 14

Consider the following Viceroys of India during the British rule
1) Lord Curzon
2) Lord Chelmsford
3) Lord Hardinge
4) Lord Irwin

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of their tenure ?

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The correct chronological order is Lord Curzon from 1899 to 1905, Lord Hardinge from 1910 to 1916, Lord Chelmsford from 1916 to 1921 and Lord Irwin from 1926 to 1931.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Governor Generals & Their Policies

Question 15

Which of the statements given below are correct?
1) Warren Hastings was the first Governor General of Bengal
2) Lord William Bentick was the first Governor-General of India
3) Lord Canning was the first viceroy of India.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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All the three statements are correct:
• Warren Hastings was the first Governor General of Bengal under Regulating Act of 1773) The act also created an Executive Council of four members to assist him.
• Lord William Bentick was the first Governor-General of India under the Charter Act of 1833) The act vested in him all the civil and military powers. It also deprived the governor of Bombay and Madras of their legislative powers.
• Lord Canning was the first viceroy of India under the Government of India Act 1858. The viceroy was the direct representative of the British Crown in India. Simultaneously a new office of ‘Secretary of State’ was also created.
Difficulty Level: Hard
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Historical Background

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