i. The British conquest of Bengal began with the Battle of Plassey.
ii. Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers of Mysore.
iii. Dalhousie implemented the Doctrine of Lapse.
iv. Maratha kingdoms were located mainly in the South - Western part of India.
v. Murshid Quli Khan was followed by Alivardi Khan and then Sirajuddaulah as the Nawab of Bengal.
vi. British territories were broadly divided into administrative units called Presidencies.
vii. The first Anglo-Maratha war ended with the Treaty of Salbai.
viii. Sirajuddaulah marched with 30,000 soldiers to the English factory at Kassimbazar.
ix. The first English factory was set up on the banks of the river Hugli in 1651.
i. The principal figure in an Indian district was the Collector. True
ii. The Mughal Empire became stronger in the eighteenth century. False
iii. The English East India Company was the only European company that traded with India. False
iv. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the ruler of Punjab. True
v. The British did not introduce administrative changes in the territories they conquered. False
vi. The royal charter could not prevent other European powers from entering the Eastern markets. True
vii. The Third Anglo-Maratha War of 1817-19 crushed Maratha power. True
viii. Tipu Sultan disallowed local merchants from trading with the Company. True
Ans. Farman was a royal order.
Ans. Tipu Sultan was called tiger of Mysore.
Ans. The Company took over Awadh in 1856.
Ans. Its prime objective was the expansion of trade.
Ans. Queen Elizabeth I was the ruler of England in 1600.
Ans. Aurangzeb was the last of the powerful Mughal rulers.
Ans. Sirajuddaulah became the Nawab of Bengal after Alivardi khan.
Ans. Mir Jafar was made the Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Plassey.
Ans. Warren Hastings was impeached by British Parliament.
Ans. Robert Clive led the Company’s army against Sirajuddaulah at Plassey.
Ans. Bahadur Shah Zafar and his sons were arrested by Captain Hodson.
Ans. After the defeat at Plassey, Sirajuddaulah was assassinated.
Ans. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer had discovered the sea route to India in 1498.
Ans. The Battle of Plassey became famous because it was the first major victory the Company won in India.
Ans. Mir Jafar, one of Sirajuddaulah’s commanders, never fought the Battle of Plassey.
Ans. When Mir Jafar protested, the Company deposed him and installed Mir Qasim in his place.
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