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India Under the British Raj Quiz

This is a short quiz to test your knowledge on a wide range of subjects about British rule in India. 10 Questions.

 
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1

India officially became a British colony in which year?

  • 1818
  • 1858
  • 1788
  • 1801

2

Who was the first Governor-General of British India?

  • Richard Wellesley
  • John Shore
  • Warren Hastings
  • Lord Minto

3

In 1796 which group of islands became occupied by the British?

  • St. Mary’s Islands
  • Nicobar Islands
  • The Maldives
  • Andaman Islands

4

During British rule the holy city of Varanasi was called what?

  • Lucknow
  • Benares
  • Madras
  • Rishikesh

5

An Indian infantry soldier during the Rebellion of 1857 against British rule was called what?

  • Peon
  • Jawan
  • Mughal
  • Sepoy

6

In 1864, Shimla became the ‘summer’ capital of the British Raj. In which state is it to be found?

  • Rajasthan
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Punjab
  • Uttar Pradesh

7

Who was the British Prime Minister when India was awarded her independence?

  • Clement Atlee
  • Winston Churchill
  • Neville Chamberlain
  • Sir Anthony Eden

8

What was the name of the Indian Empire that preceded the arrival of the British?

  • The Brahman Empire
  • The Ashok Empire
  • The Mughal Empire
  • The Gupta Empire

9

India Gate, in New Delhi, was designed by whom?

  • Sir Robert Matthew
  • Berthold Lubetkin
  • William Lethaby
  • Edwin Lutyens

10

Mahatma Ghandi’s protest against British rule came in the form of ‘ahimsa’. In English, this word means what?

  • Self-immolation
  • Armed struggle
  • Protest by fasting
  • Non-violence

 

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