GOVERNOR GENERALS AND ACTS
This is another article in the series(TOPIC WISE SOLVED PAPERS OF IAS,CDS,NDA AND STATE CIVIL SERVICE PRELIMINARY EXAMS)
In this article we will find out how the topic under our study(Governor Generals and Acts) was asked in various state civil service preliminary exams.
Our aim on this website is to provide you the solved papers with authentic solutions.So that you judge your level of preparation and also get and idea how questions are asked in these high level competitions.
Lets begin with Tamil Nadu Civil service.
Who laid the foundation of British Empire[TNPSC 2011]
(a) Robert Clive.
(b) Lord Naiper
Answer :- (a)
Explanation :- The real foundation of British Empire in India was laid by Robert Clive.He was a British officer & solider of fortune who established political supremacy of East India company in India.
Match the List I with List II correctly and select your answer using the codes given below. [TNPSC 2011]
List I List II
a..Nana Saheb 1.Partition of Bengal
b..Vellore Mutiny 2. 1947
c..Lord Curzon 3.1806
d..Indian Independence Act 4.1857 revolt
a b c d
(a) 4 3 1 2
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 3 4 1 2
Explanation :- (1) Nana sahab was one of prominent leaders of revolt 1857. He led the rebellion from Kanpur .
(2) Vellore mutiny (1806) was the first instance of a large –scale and violent mutiny by Indian sepoys against the East India company .
(3) Partition of Bengal was done by Lord Curzon in 1905
(4) Indian independence act was passed by British Parliament in 1947.
Who among the following is associated with the introduction of the principle of local self government is India ?[KAS 2011]
(a) Lord Mayo
(b) Lord Northbrook
(c) Lord Lytton
(d) Lord Ripon
Explanation:- Lord Ripon is known to have granted the Indians first taste of freedom by introducing the Local Self Government in 1882. His scheme of local self government developed the Municipal institutions which had been growing up in the country ever since India was occupied by the British Crown.
During whose tenure Vernacular Press Act was passed[Himachal PSC2010]
(a)Lord Curzon (b) Lord Morlay
(c) Lord Lyton (d) Lord Ripon
Explanation :- The vernacular Press Act (1878) was passed during the tenure Lord Lyton (1876-80)
The following officer was connected with the suppression of ‘ thugee’. [MPPSC 2010]
Answer :- (b)
Explanation :-Captian William Henary Sleeman is famous for supression of thugee during viceroylity of Willaim Bentinck
Which of the following British Officers was not in favour of annexation of Awadh? [MPPSC 2010]
(c) Hugh Rose
Answer :- (d)
Explanation :- Captial Willam Henry Sleeman a British officer was not in favour of annexation of awadh.
Charles Metcalf was the Governor General of India during- [MPSC 2010]
Answer :- (a)
Explanation:- Sir Charles Metcalf was a British colonial administrator . He held various posts including acting governol general of India from 20th March 1835 to 4th March 1836.
). Sindh was annexed during which of the following Governor General’s tenture- [MPSC 2010]
(a) Lord Aukland
(b) Lord Ellenborough
(c) Lord Hardinge
(d) Lord Dalhousie
Explanation :- Sind was annexed by Britishers in 1843 during the governorship
of Lord Ellenborough (1842 -44)
The Second Burmese War was fought in the year- [MPSC 2010]
Answer :- (d)
Explanation :- The second Anglo-Burmese war (15/4/1852- 20/12 /1852) was the second of the three wars fought between Burmese and the British Force in 19th century with the out come of gradual extinction of Burmese sovereignty & independence.
Which of the following are correctly paired[Manipur PSC 2010]
1.Separation of Burma from India ----Lord Reading
2. Appointment of Statutory Commission—Lord Irwin
3. Holding of Exams for ICS in England and India simultaneously-Lord Wellington
4. August Offer------------Lord Linlithgow
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
(a) 1and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 3 and 4
Answer :- (d)
1..Statuary commission ( Simon Commission.1927) was appointed by Lord Irwin.
2..August offer by Lord Linlithgow in (1940).
The British Monarch was given the title,'Kaiser-i-Hind' by the[Manipur PSC 2010]
(a) Indian councils Act' 1861
(b) Royal Titles Act, 1876
(c) Act for the Better Government of India, 1858
(d) Indian Councils Act, 1892.
Explanation:-The Royal Tittles act 1876 was an act of Parliament of U.K which officially recognised Queen Vitoria as empress of India & confirmed on her the tittle of Kaser-i-Hind.
)Devadasi system was abolished by Lord Reading in[Manipuri 2010]
Explanation :- Devdasi system was abolished by Lord Reading 1925.
(To be continued)