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Charles John Canning Quiz

Charles John Canning Quiz Questions

The Earl Canning.

Charles John Canning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Charles John Canning viceroy of India?
a) 1848-1856
b) 1869-1872
c) 1858-1862
d) 1828-1835

2. When was Charles John Canning born?
a) 1 January 1801
b) 20 May 1810
c) 12 July 1817
d) 14 December 1812

3. Where was Charles John Canning born?
a) Plymouth
b) Dorchester
c) Bristol
d) London

4. When did Charles John Canning come to India as governor general?
a) 1856
b) 1848
c) 1869
d) 1838

5. Where did the Indian soldiers mutiny on 10 May 1857?
a) Paris
b) Meerut
c) Belfast
d) London

6. What was the immediate cause of mutiny on 10 May 1857?
a) Reduction in salary of soldiers
b) Harsh living conditions
c) Cartridges purportedly greased with pork and beef fat
d) Bad food

7. Who was deposed as Mughal emperor and exiled to Rangoon?
a) Bahadur Shah II
b) Shah Alam II
c) Akbar II
d) Jahandar Shah

8. Who recovered Gwalior for the British on 20 June 1858?
a) John Lawrence
b) John Nicholson
c) Henry Havelock
d) Hugh Rose

9. When did the British Parliament pass the Government of India Act that transferred power of India from East India Company to the crown?
a) 15 March 1850
b) 17 June 1878
c) 2 August 1858
d) 3 October 1840

10. When did Charles John Canning die?
a) 15 February 1900
b) 17 June 1862
c) 9 November 1898
d) 6 September 1874

Charles John Canning Quiz Questions with Answers

The last Mughul Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II

The last Mughul Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Charles John Canning viceroy of India?
c) 1858-1862

2. When was Charles John Canning born?
d) 14 December 1812

3. Where was Charles John Canning born?
d) London

4. When did Charles John Canning come to India as governor general?
a) 1856

5. Where did the Indian soldiers mutiny on 10 May 1857?
b) Meerut

6. What was the immediate cause of mutiny on 10 May 1857?
c) Cartridges purportedly greased with pork and beef fat

7. Who was deposed as Mughal emperor and exiled to Rangoon?
a) Bahadur Shah II

8. Who recovered Gwalior for the British on 20 June 1858?
d) Hugh Rose

9. When did the British Parliament pass the Government of India Act that transferred power of India from East India Company to the crown?
c) 2 August 1858

10. When did Charles John Canning die?
b) 17 June 1862

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Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:34:47.

George Everest Quiz

George Everest Quiz Questions

George Everest (19th century photo)

George Everest (19th century photo) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was George Everest born?
a) 3 March 1756
b) 10 April 1763
c) 4 July 1790
d) 9 November 1800

2. Where was George Everest born?
a) Gwernvale
b) Blackpool
c) Norfolk
d) Kent

3. When did George Everest join the East India Company?
a) 1782
b) 1786
c) 1806
d) 1802

4. Where did George Everest do a survey in 1814-1816?
a) Newfoundland
b) Tasmania
c) Orange Free State
d) Java

English: George Everest grave The Church of St...

The Church of St Andrew, Church Road, Hove with George Everest’s grave in the foreground. One of the most famous names in the World his surveying work in the Himalayas, gave his name to the highest mountain in 1865. He lived most of his life in London and died in Greenwich, but was buried in Hove. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. What was George Everest’s post in 1830-1843?
a) Governor General
b) Surveyor General
c) Attorney General
d) Solicitor General

6. What was George Everest’s achievement?
a) Built railway route from Bombay to Thane
b) Conquered Sind
c) Completed trigonometric survey of India
d) Built Gateway of India

7. How was the world’s highest peak called?
a) Peak I
b) Peak V
c) Peak IX
d) Peak XV

8. When was the world’s highest peak renamed Mount Everest in honour of George Everest?
a) 1865
b) 1848
c) 1822
d) 1814

9. When did George Everest die?
a) 9 January 1868
b) 18 June 1870
c) 14 September 1882
d) 1 December 1866

10. Where did George Everest die?
a) Calcutta
b) Jakarta
c) Simla
d) London

George Everest Quiz Questions with Answers

Mount Everest north face from Ronguk monastery...

Mount Everest north face from Ronguk monastery in Tibet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was George Everest born?
c) 4 July 1790

2. Where was George Everest born?
a) Gwernvale

3. When did George Everest join the East India Company?
c) 1806

4. Where did George Everest do a survey in 1814-1816?
d) Java

5. What was George Everest’s post in 1830-1843?
b) Surveyor General

6. What was George Everest’s achievement?
c) Completed trigonometric survey of India

7. How was the world’s highest peak called?
d) Peak XV

8. When was the world’s highest peak renamed Mount Everest in honour of George Everest?
a) 1865

9. When did George Everest die?
d) 1 December 1866

10. Where did George Everest die?
d) London

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Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:33:19.

Robert Clive Quiz

Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-1774)

Robert Clive Quiz Questions

1) When was the Battle of Plassey?
a) 3 March 1754
b) 23 June 1757
c) 1st January 1761
d) 14 June 1764

2) Who betrayed Siraj-ud-Daulah at Plassey?
a) Mir Jafar
b) Mir Sadak
c) Bania Bapu
d) Chandrakant More

3) Which city was captured by Robert Clive in 1751?
a) Bombay
b) Calcutta
c) Arcot
d) Mysore

4) Which constituency did Robert Clive represent in Parliament?
a) London
b) Dorchester
c) Shrewsbury
d) Armagh

5) What was Robert Clive’s designation when he joined East India Company?
a) Brigadier
b) Governor
c) Captain
d) Writer

6) Whose colonial efforts were repulsed by Robert Clive in 1759?
a) Italians
b) Dutch
c) Portuguese
d) Spanish

7) What was Robert Clive’s commission when he joined the British Army?
a) Sergeant
b) Ensign
c) Colonel
d) Major

8) What was Robert Clive’s designation when he returned to India in 1765?
a) Nawab of Bengal
b) Governor General
c) Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bengal
d) Viceroy

9) Who called Robert Clive “heaven sent general”?
a) William Pitt the Elder
b) William Pitt the Younger
c) Horatio Nelson
d) Richard Clive

10) Where did Robert Clive die?
a) Belfast
b) London
c) Cuddalore
d) Trichy

Robert Clive Quiz Questions with Answers

1) When was the Battle of Plassey?

Robert Clive and Mir Jafar after the Battle of...

b) 23 June 1757

2) Who betrayed Siraj-ud-Daulah at Plassey?
a) Mir Jafar

3) Which city was captured by Robert Clive in 1751?
c) Arcot

4) Which constituency did Robert Clive represent in Parliament?
c) Shrewsbury

5) What was Robert Clive’s designation when he joined East India Company?
d) Writer

6) Whose colonial efforts were repulsed by Robert Clive in 1759?
b) Dutch

7) What was Robert Clive’s commission when he joined the British Army?
b) Ensign

8) What was Robert Clive’s designation when he returned to India in 1765?
c) Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bengal

9) Who called Robert Clive “heaven sent general”?
a) William Pitt the Elder

10) Where did Robert Clive die?
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Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:38:11.