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    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2020

    32. What was the Act III,1872?
    (A) Social Reform Act
    (B) Jury Act
    (C) Revenue Act
    (D) Executive Act

    47. In which Act yearly Rs.1 lakh was allotted for the education of Indians ?
    (A) 1813 Charter Renewal Act
    (B) 1773 Regulating Act
    (C) 1784 Pitt’s India Act
    (D) 1833 Charter Renewal Act

    30. The English established their first factory in India at
    (A) Bombay
    (B) Surat
    (C) Sutanuti
    (D) Madras

    72. In which year was India’s first cotton textile industry set up in Ghusuri
    near Kolkata ?
    (A) 1818
    (B) 1821
    (C) 1819
    (D) 1823

    118. Who was the founder of the Tattabodhini Sabha?
    (A) Debendranath Tagore
    (B) Rammohon Roy
    (C) Keshabchandra Sen
    (D) Iswarchandra Vidyasagar

    127. When the Hindu College was founded?
    (A) 1800 A.D
    (B) 1817 AD
    (C) 1855 A.D
    (D) 1857 A D

    135. Under whose Governor Generalship the Railways were introduced in
    India?
    (A) Lord Wellesley
    (B) Lord Cornwallis
    (C) Lord Canning
    (D) Lord Dalhousie

    142. Through which Educational Report Calcutta University came into
    existence?
    (A) Macaulay’s Minute
    (B) Hunter Commission
    (C) Charter Act.
    (D) Wood’s Despatch

    146. Who was the Governor General during the annulment of Sati’?
    (A) Lord Bentinck
    (B) Lord Hastings
    (C) Lord Dalhousie
    (D) Lord Canning

    147. Who planted the ‘Tree of Liberty’ at Serangapatnam ?
    (A) Hyder Ali
    (B) Tipu Sultan
    (C) Chin Qu11Ch Khan
    (D) Murshld Quli Khan

    173. Who started the first English Newspaper in India ?
    (A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    (B) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (C) J. A. Hickey
    (D) Lord William Bentinck

    183. Who was Birjis Kader?
    (A) The Nizam of Hyderabad
    (B) The Nawab of Oudh
    (C) The Mughal Emperor
    (D) The Nawab of Bengal

    193. What was meant by ‘Kherwari Hul‘ ?
    (A) Chuar movement
    (B) Paik revolt
    (C) Santhal movement
    (D) Indigo revolt

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2019

    57. Between whom Carnatic Wars were fought ?
    (A) French East India Co. and English East India Co.
    (B) French East India Co. and Dutch East India Co.
    (C) Dutch East India Co. and the Portuguese
    (D) English East India Co. and the Dutch (OLONDAZ)

    60. Who among the following, led the sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 uprising?
    (A) Tantia Tope
    (B) Rani Lakshmibai
    (C) Nana Sahib
    (D) Kunwar Singh

    61. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by
    (A) C. F. Andrews
    (B) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (C) Sir William Jones
    (D) William Marshal

    66. The Battle of Buxar was fought in
    (A) 1762
    (B) 1764
    (C) 1768
    (D) 1772

    67. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat ?
    (A) Akbar
    (B) Jahangir
    (C) Shahjehan
    (D) Aurangzeb

    68. When did Vasco-da-Gama come to India ?
    (A) 1498 A.D.
    (B) 1409 A.D.
    (C) 1496 A.D.
    (D) 1492 A.D.

    196. Which battle established the supremacy of the British rule in India ?
    (A) Battle of Plassey, 1757
    (B) Battle of Buxar, 1764
    (C) 3rd Mysore War, 1790-92
    (D) 4th Mysore War, 1799

    197. Kuka movement is associated with which of the following states ?
    (A) Assam
    (B) Bengal
    (C) Punjab
    (D) Maharashtra

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2018

    41. Who among the following was associated with the French?
    (a) Haidar Ali
    (b) Safdar Jang
    (c) Mir Qasim
    (d) Tipu Sultan

    61. Leader of Lucknow during the revolt of 1857 was
    (a) Bahadur Shah
    (b) Liyaqat Ali
    (c) Nana Sahib
    (d) Begum Hajrat Mahal

    64. Which Governor General of India advocated rapid railway construction in India?
    (a) Lord Cornwallis
    (b) Lord Dalhousie
    (c) Lord Hardinge
    (d) Lord Hastings

    68. Who first came to India for trading purposes?
    (a) The French
    (b) The Dutch
    (c) The Portuguese
    (d) The English

    76. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of Battle of Buxar (1764)?
    (a) Mir Qasim
    (b) Mir Jafar
    (c) Nizam-ud-Daulah
    (d) Saja-ud-Daulah

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2017

    89.Dewan Velu Thampi’s rebellion against the British took place in the Indian state of
    (a)Awadh
    (b)Kashmir
    (c)Travancore
    (d)Mysore

    91. The custom of ‘ Sati’ was banned through legislatuion in the year
    (a)1795
    (b)1800
    (c)1829
    (d)1858

    96. The title ‘Raja’ was conferred on Ram Mohan Roy by the Mughal
    emperor
    (a)Jalanadar Singh
    (b)Mohammad Shah
    (c)Akbar II
    (d)Bahadur Shah zafar

    104With which Revolt names of Sindu and Kanu are associated?
    (a)Santhal
    (b)Chakma
    (c)Khasi
    (d)Indigo

    105. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of the outbreak of
    the Revolt of 1857?
    (a)William Bentick
    (b)Lord Cornwallis
    (c)Lord Canning
    (d)Lord Dalhousie

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2016

    68. The English set up their first factory on Indian soil in 1621 at –
    (A) Goa
    (B) Surat
    (C) Calicut
    (D) Madras 

    71. Ranjit Singh was a leader of the
    (A) Sukerchakia misl
    (B) Bhangi misl
    (C) Kanheya misl
    (D) Gobind misl

    76. Tipu’s final defeat came at the hands of —(1782-99)
    (A) Lord Wellesley (1798-1805)
    (B) Lord Cornwallis
    (C) Lord Dalhousie
    (D) John Shore

    87. Who started the newspaper Shom Prakash ?
    (A) Dayananda Saraswati
    (B) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (C) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1891)
    (D) Surendranath Banerjee

    93. Who organised the ‘Council of Barabhais’ ?
    (1773 by the Maratha Machiavelli)
    (A) Madhav Rao Narayan
    (B) Baji Rao II
    (C) Mahadji Scindia
    (D) Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800)

    95. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff who of the
    following established Hindu College at Calcutta ?
    (1817- Presidency College)
    (A) Derozio
    (B) Vidyasagar
    (C) Keshab Chandra Sen
    (D) Raja Rammohan Roy (1772-1833)

    126. During whose Governor-Generalship, Indian Civil Service (I.C.S.)
    was introduced ?
    (A) Lord Dalhousie
    (B) Lord Curzon
    (C) Lord William Bentinck
    (D) Lord Cornwallis (1786-93)

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2015

    27. In which year was the Pitt’s India Act passed ?
    (A) 1773
    (B) 1781
    (C) 1784
    (D) 1858

    31. Which language was replaced by English as the official language for
    the government of India in 1835 ?
    (A) Arabic
    (B) Persian
    (C) Turkish
    (D) Urdu

    34. Between whom and when was the Treaty of Bassein signed ?
    (A) Peshwa Baji Rao II and the English, 1802
    (B) Tipu Sultan and the English. 1784
    (C) Marathas and Ahmed Shah Abdali, 1761
    (D) Ranjit Singh and the English, 1809

    37. During the uprising of 1857, which part of India was largely
    unaffected ?
    (A) Bengal
    (B) Punjab
    (C) Awadh
    (D) All of the above

    40. When was the Hindu Widow Remarriage Act passed ?
    (Dalhousie & Bidyasagar)
    (A) 1856
    (B) 1817
    (C) 1838
    (D) 1867

    51. Who introduced the system of Civil Services ?
    (A) Lord Hardinge
    (B) William Bentinck
    (C) Warren Hastings
    (D) Lord Dalhousie

    55. Who was Titumir ?The leader of
    (A) Wahabi Movement (1831)
    (B) Faraji Movement
    (C) Sepoy Mutiny
    (D) Indigo Revolt (1859)

    58. Who introduced the railways (1853) and telegraphs (Calcutta and
    Diamond Harbour-1851) in India ?
    (A) Lord Dalhousie (1848-56)
    (B) Lord Canning
    (C) Lord Hardinge
    (D) Lord Ripon

    68. The first Maratha War took place during the tenure of(Treaty of
    Salbai,1775–1782, Maratha victory)
    (A) Warren Hastins
    (B) William Bentinck
    (C) Marquess Cornwallis
    (D) Charles Canning

    71. Tattwabodhini Sabha was founded by(1839)
    (A) Debendranath Tagore
    (B) Sivnath Sastri
    (C) Keshab Chandra Sen
    (D) Raja Ramohan Roy

    99. Who was known as the Liberator of the Press ?
    (A) Bentinck
    (B) Macaulay
    (C) Hastings
    (D) Metcalfe (1835–36)

    118. Who was the main inspirator of the Young Bengal Movement ?
    (A) Rammohan Ray
    (B) Derozio (1809-31)
    (C) Debendra Nath Tagore
    (D) David Hare

    123. Who is called a traditional modernizer ?
    (A) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91)
    (B) Vivekananda
    (C) Rammohan Roy
    (D) B. G. Tilak

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2014

    143. Who organised “The Council of Barabhais” ?(1773)
    (A) Nana Phadnavis
    (B) Madhav Rao Narayan
    (C) Baji Rao II
    (D) Mahadji Scindia

    164. Who was the Governor-General of India during the revolt of 1857 ?
    (A) Canning
    (B) Dalhousie
    (C) Elgin
    (D) Ripon

    170. Who founded the Asiatic Society ?(1784)
    (A) David Hare
    (B) Alexander Duff
    (C) H. V. Derozio
    (D) William Jones

    178. Which one of the following is known as the ‘Magna-Carta’ of English
    Education in India ?
    (A) Charter of Act of 1813
    (B) Indian Education Commission’s Report of 1882
    (C) Indian Universities Act of 1904
    (D) Educational Despatch of 1854

    199. Who among the following was not the active leader of the Brahmo
    Samaj ?(1828)
    (A) Devendra Nath Tagore
    (B) Keshab Chandra Sen
    (C) Akshay Kumar Datta
    (D) Swami Vivekananda

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2013

    140. In which year was the Asiatic Society founded ?
    (Sir William Jones)
    (A) 1784
    (B) 1785
    (C) 1794
    (D) 1796

    144. Who translated ‘Neel Darpan’ ?
    (A) Rev. James Long
    (B) William Gary
    (C) Satish Chandra Mukherjee
    (D) Michael Madhusudan Dutta

    146. Who said : ‘Sab Lal ho Jayega’ ?
    (A) Guru Gobind Sing
    (B) Ajit Sing
    (C) Tegh Bahadur
    (D) Ranjit Sing (1801-36)

    150. Who introduced the ‘Sunset Law’ ?(1786)
    (A) Warren Hastings
    (B) Lord Comwallis
    (C) Lord Bentink
    (D) Lord Canning

    151. Who was the leader of the Tariqa movement in Bengal ?
    (A) Dudu Mian
    (B) Titu Mir
    (C) Haji Shariatullah
    (D) Sayed Ahmed (1826 − 1906)

    155. The ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ was introduced by —
    (A) Lord Wellesley
    (B) Lord Dalhousie
    (C) Lord Canning
    (D) Lord Linlithgo

    158. Which place did the Santhal call Damin-i-Koh ?
    (A) Dhalbhum
    (B) Palamau
    (C) Rajmahal hills
    (D) Hazaribag

    160. Tipu’s final defeat came at the hands of —(1782-99)
    (A) Lord Wellesley
    (B) Lord Cornwallis
    (C) Lord Dalhousie
    (D) John Shore

    164. In which year was the widow-remarriage Act passed ?
    (A) 1829
    (B) 1833
    (C) 1856
    (D) 1890

    169. Which Act allowed the Christian Missionaries to enter India ?
    (A) Charter act of 1793
    (B) Charter act of 1813
    (C) Charter act of 1833
    (D) Pitt’s India act of 1784

    199. The first jute mill was set up in India in —
    (Rishra, production-1856)
    (A) 1920
    (B) 1850
    (C) 1800
    (D) 1755

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2012

    26. Who was the Editor of ‘Hindu Patriot’ ?
    (1853, Girish Chandra Ghosh 1853-55)
    (A) Harischandra Mukherjee (1855-61)
    (B) Krishna Mitra
    (C) Bipin Chandra Pal
    (D) Shivnath Shastri

    141. The Santhal Revolt took place in the year :
    (A) 1855
    (B) 1857
    (C) 1859
    (D) 1871

    181. In which year Permanent settlement introduced by the British in
    Bengal –
    (Cornwallis)
    (A) 1791 AD
    (B) 1792 AD
    (C) 1793 AD
    (D) 1794 AD

    184. Why is 1761 is important in Indian history ?
    (A) The English Company became the Diwan of Bengal
    (B) The Marathas were defeated in Third Battle of Panipath
    (C) Occupation of Delhi by the English Company’s army
    (D) Death of Haider Ali of Mysore

    189. Who, among the early British rulers, introduced the system of
    Subsidiary Alliance ?(1798)
    (A) Lord Weliesley
    (B) Warren Hastings
    (C) Lord Cornwallis
    (D) Sir John Shore

    193. Who succeeded Murshid Quli Khan as the ruler of Bengal ?
    (A) Sarfaraz Khan
    (B) Shaukat Jung
    (C) Alivardi Khan
    (D) Shajauddin

    196. When did Lord Dalhousie annex Awadh ?
    (A) 1848AD
    (B) 1857 AD
    (C) 1853 AD
    (D) 1856 AD

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2011

    40. Who introduced Permanent Settlement ?(1793)
    (A) Lord Cornwallis
    (B) Warren Hastings
    (C) John Shore
    (D) Lord Bentinck

    73. Who is called ‘the Morningstar’ of Indian Renaissance ?
    (A) Rabindranath Tagore
    (B) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (C) M.K. Gandhi
    (D) Swami Vivekananda

    105. Indian Civil Service was introduced during the Governor-General
    ship of(1786-93)
    (A) Lord Dalhousie
    (B) Lord Curzon
    (C) Lord William Bentinck
    (D) Lord Cornwallis

    148. When was University of Calcutta founded ?
    (A) 1854
    (B) 1857
    (C) 1860
    (D) 1874

    152. Which Indian ruler was made the prisoner of the Revolt of 1857 ?
    (A) Rani Lakshmi Bai
    (B) Nana Shaheb
    (C) Bahadur Shah Zafar
    (D) None of the above

    165. The first political society started under British rule in India was
    (1831, Dwarkanath Tagore)
    (A) Brahma Samaj
    (B) Arya Samaj
    (C) Bengal land-holders’ society
    (D) None of the above

    183. The policy of Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by
    (A) Dalhousie
    (B) Canning
    (C) Wellesley
    (D) Warren Hastings

    187. Who was the main inspiration of the Young Bengal movement ?
    (A) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (B) L. V. Derozio
    (C) Debendranath Tagore
    (D) David Hare

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2010

    64. The Treaty of Amritsar was signed by the English with Ranjit Singh in
    the year
    (A) 1807 A.D.
    (B) 1809 A.D.
    (C) 1811 A.D.
    (D) 1813 A.D.

    66. Prohibition of Sati was enacted by Regulation XVII in year(Bentinck)
    (A) 1829 A.D.
    (B) 1830 A.D.
    (C) 1835 A.D.
    (D) None of the above

    88. Who was the main inspiration of the Young Bengal movement ?
    (A) Rammohan
    (B) Derozio
    (C) Debendranath
    (D) David Hare

    89. Who is called “A traditional moderniser” ?
    (A) Vidyasagar
    (B) Swami Vivekananda
    (C) Rammohan Roy
    (D) B. G. Tilak

    90. The capital of Tipu Sultan was at(1782-99)
    (A) Mysore
    (B) Seringapattam
    (C) Sringeri
    (D) Belur

    98. Who was the Governor-General who decided in favour of Western
    education in India ?
    (A) Lord Cornwallis
    (B) Lord Bentinck
    (C) Lord Ripon
    (D) Lord Curzon

    99. Who was the Governor-General of India when Widow Remarriage Act
    was passed ?
    (A) Lord Ripon
    (B) Lord Canning
    (C) Lord Dalhousie
    (D) Lord Bentinck

    122. The first to be designated as the Governor General of India was
    (A) Lord Clive
    (B) Sir John Shore
    (C) Warren Hastings (1773-85)
    (D) Lord Cornwallis

    130. Who is called “Sher-i-Punjab” ?
    (A) Ranjit Singh
    (B) Amar Singh
    (C) Lala Lajpat Rai
    (D) Bhagat Singh

    150. Who founded the “School Book Society” ?
    (1817, Radhakanta Deb)
    (A) William Jones
    (B) Hyde East
    (C) D. Bethune
    (D) David Hare

    163. The Diwani of Bengal was granted to Clive in the year
    (Treaty of Allahabad, Shah Alam II, Baxser)
    (A) 1757 A.D.
    (B) 1765 A.D.
    (C) 1772 A.D.
    (D) 1784 A.D.

    176. The Medical College in Kolkata was established in the year
    (A) 1829 A.D.
    (B) 1835 A.D.
    (C) 1858 A.D.
    (D) 1884 A.D.

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2009

    95. Name the first Bengali newspaper
    (1818, Baptist Mission Press at Serampore)
    (A) Samachar Darpan
    (B) Samvad Kaumudi
    (C) Samvad Prabhakar
    (D) Tattvadohini Patrika

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2008

    27. The East India Company secured the Diwani from
    (A) Suja-ud-Daulah
    (B) Aurangzeb
    (C) Bahadur Shah I
    (D) Shah Alam II

    30. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of the Sepoy Mutiny
    ?
    (A) Lord Hastings
    (B) Wellesley
    (C) Daihousie
    (D) Canning

    50. The Civil Service was brought into existence in Indian by
    (A) Warren Hastings
    (B) Cornwallis
    (C) Dalhousie
    (D) Ripon

    57. Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo-Burmese was
    started ?
    (A) George Barlow
    (B) Lord Hastings
    (C) Lord Minto
    (D) Lord Amherst

    58. The Calcutta University was founded in the year
    (A) 1855
    (B) 1856
    (C) 1857
    (D) 1858

    36. Sidhu was associated with the
    (A) Sannyasi Rebellion
    (B) Kol Rebellion
    (C) Munda Rebellion
    (D) Santhal Rebellion

    83.Permanent Settlement was a feature of
    (A) Zamindari System
    (B) Mahalwary System
    (C) Ryotwari System
    (D) None of the above

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2007

    29.Who was the first secretary of the Brahma Sabha?
    (A) Chandrasekhar Deb
    (B) Tarachand Chakraborti
    (C) Prasanna Tagore
    (D) Dwarakanath Tagore

    61. Who was called “Chanakya of Maratha Politics”?
    (A) Baji Rao II
    (B) Balaji Viswanath
    (C) Nana Pharnabis
    (D) Mahadaji Scindia

    76. Who founded Asiatic Society of Bengal?
    (A) William Jones
    (B) Drinkwater Bethune
    (C) David Hare
    (D) Lord Ripon

    101. Who was inspiration behind Young Bengal Movement?
    (A) Madhsudan Dutt
    (B) Henry Vivian Derozio
    (C) Krishnamohan Banerjee
    (D) Ramgopal Ghosh

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2006

    68. Who is called the prophet of New India?
    (a) Derozio
    (b) Mahatma gandhi
    (c) Suredranath Banerjee
    (d) Rammohan Roy

    70. Who was the Governor General of India when Widow Remarriage Act
    was passed?
    (a) Lord Bentinck
    (b) Lord Dalhousie
    (c) Lord Canning
    (d) Lord Ripon

    74. The Regulating Act was passed by
    (a) Bengal Council
    (b) Company’s Govt.
    (c) British Parliament
    (d) Privy Council

    81. Who is called “A traditional modernizer”?
    (a) Vidyasagar
    (b) Swami Vivekananda
    (c) Rammohan Roy
    (d) B.G. Tilak

    108. ‘Dikarshan’ monthly was published by
    (a) Marshman
    (b) Rammohan Roy
    (c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
    (d) Dwarakanath Tagore

    122. Lord William Bentinck became Governor General in
    (a) 1820
    (b) 1825
    (c) 1828
    (d) 1830

    145. Who among the following annexed Punjab into British Dominion?(1849)
    (a) Elgin
    (b) Dalhousie
    (c) Minto
    (d) Morley

    150. The Times of India was first published in.(Mumbai)
    (a) 1875
    (b) 1861
    (c) 1862
    (d) 1838

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2005

    28. Who was the main inspiration behind the Young Bengal Movement?
    (a) Derozio
    (b) Rammohan
    (c) Dsbendranath
    (d) David Hare

    97. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Revolt of 1857?
    (a) Lord Dalhousie
    (b) Lord Canning
    (c) Lord Lytton
    (d) Lord Ripon

    113. In which year was the Treaty of Bassein signed?
    (a) 1765
    (b) 1792
    (c) 1802
    (d) 1805

    153. Who was proclaimed as an Emperor of India during the Revolt of 1857?
    (a) Bahadur Shah II
    (b) Tantia Topi
    (c) Nana Shaheb
    (d) Mangal Pandey

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2004

    63. Which battle dashed the hopes of Dupleix to establish an empire in
    India?
    (A) First Carnatic War
    (B) Second Carnatic War
    (C) Third Carnatic War
    (D) Battle of Plassey

    78. Who was the Governor General who decided in favour of Western
    education in India?(1835)
    (A) Lord Cornwallis
    (B) Lord Ripon
    (C) Lord Bentinck
    (D) Lord Curzon

    117. The founder of the Atmiya Sabha was(1815)
    (A) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (B) Devendranath Tagore
    (C) Keshab Sen
    (D) Rajnarayan Bose

    134. Who founded the “School Book Society”?
    (1817, Mrityunjay Vidyalankar, Radhakanta Deb)
    (A) David Hare
    (B) Hyde East
    (C) William Jones
    (D) Bethune

    152. ‘Samachar Darpan’ Was published by(1818)
    (A) Bhabani Charan Bandyopadhyay

    (B) Tarachand Datta
    (C)Hansh Chandra Mukherjee
    (D)J.C. Marshman

    153. Who was the Governor General who enacted widow remarriage in
    India?
    (A) Lord Bentinck
    (B) Lord Dalhousie
    (C) Lord Ripon
    (D) Lord Canning

    180. What was the name of the first Bengali Newspaper?
    (1818, William Carey)
    (A) Sambad Kaumudi
    (B) Samachar Darpan
    (C) Tattabodhini Patrika
    (D) Sambad Prabhakar

    186. “Sab Lai ho Jayega”- who of the Indian “rulers said this?
    (A) Ranjit Singh
    (B) Alivardi Khan
    (C) Haider Ali
    (D) Tipu Sultan

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2003

    32. Royal Asiatic Society was founded in
    (William Jones)
    (A) 1784
    (B) 1761
    (C) 1771
    (D) 1791

    35. Hindu Female School was founded by
    (Bethun Colleage 1849)
    (A) Madanmohan Tarkalankar
    (B) Bethun
    (C) De Rozio
    (D) Parry Chand Mitra

    52. Who introduced Dual Government in Bengal?
    (A) Warren Hastings
    (B) Lord Clive
    (C) Vansittart
    (D) Cornwallis

    58. The East India Company received its Charter from(1600)
    (A) Queen Elizabeth
    (B) James I
    (C) Charles I
    (D) Queen Victoria

    90. Tattwabodhini Patrika was started by(1843)
    (A) Madhusudan Datta
    (B) Vidyasagar
    (C) Ramtanu Lahiri
    (D) Debendranath ThakuK

    102. English as the medium of instruction of education among the Indians
    was officially announced in
    (A) 1825
    (B) 1835
    (C) 1845
    (D) 1855

    112. The first Bengali newspaper is
    (A) Samachar Darpan
    (B) Samachar Chandrika
    (C) Sambad Provakar
    (D) Banga Darshan

    142. Titumir was associated with the movement.
    (A) Wahabi
    (B) Faraji
    (C) Aligarh
    (D) Ahmadiya

    170. First Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University was
    (A) William Colvile
    (B) Ritchie
    (C) Erskine
    (D) Maine

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2002

    33. Who pioneered the 19th Century Renaissance in India?
    (A) Raja Rammohan Roy
    (B)Radhakanta Deb
    (C) Keshab Sen
    (D) Devendranath Tagore.

    42. The most significant battle in the establishment of British Supremacy in
    India was that of
    (A) Wandiwash
    (B) Plassey
    (C) Buxar
    (D) Seringapatta’nam

    97. The system of open competition through examination for entering civil
    services was introduced in
    (A) 1813
    (B) 1833
    (C) 1853
    (D) 1858

    127. Who called the 1857 revolt “a planned war Of national independence”?
    (A) Sir John Seeley
    (B) R. C. Majumbar
    (C) V.D. Savarkar
    (D) Benjamin Disraeli

    129. Which is the first Bengali Newspaper in this country?
    (A) Samachar Darpan
    (B) Sambad Koumbdi
    (C) Sambad Prabhakar
    (D) Jugantar

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2001

    28. What was the Wahavi movement?
    (A) Rebellious Movement led by S.A. Brelvi
    (B) Movement to organize people
    (C) A move to oppose religious attitude
    (D) None of these

    88. Who among following was not a leader of the Revolt of 1857?
    (A) Nana Saheb
    (B) Rani Lakshmi Bai
    (C) Man sing
    (D) Kunwar Singh

    104. Who abolished the Dual Government in Bengal?(1773)
    (A) Clive
    (B) Holwell
    (C) Warren Hastings
    (D) Cornwallis

    128. The East India Company set up its first factory in the South at
    (A) Madras
    (B) Telengana
    (C) Masulipatnam
    (D) Hyderabad

    132. Pitt’s India Government Act. which was meant to remove the defects of
    the Regulating Act was passed in the year
    (A)1781
    (B) 1782
    (C) 1784
    (D) 1786

    WBCS Preliminary Question – 2000

    91. Who founded the Asiatic Society in Calcutta?
    (A)William Jones
    (B)Lord Bentinck
    (C)David Hare
    (D)Drinkwater Bethune

    92. Which was the first newspaper in Bengali?
    (A)Sambad Kaumudi
    (B)Sambad Prabhakar
    (C)Samachar Darpan
    (D)Tatwabodhini Patrika

    93. Who founded the Atmiya Sabha?
    (A)Rammohan Roy
    (B)Debendranath Tagore
    (C)Shibnath Shastri
    (D)Keshab Chandra Sen

    145. who, among the following did first unfurl the flag of revolt of 1857?
    (A)Nana Sahed
    (B)Tantia Topee
    (C)Rani Lakshimi
    (D)Mangal Pande

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