Trade to Territory
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
The British conquest of Bengal began with
the Battle of Plassey.
Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were the rulers
Dalhousie implemented the Doctrine of Lapse.
Maratha kingdoms were located mainly in the
South - Western part of India.
Murshid Quli Khan was followed by Alivardi
Khan and then Sirajuddaulah as the Nawab of Bengal.
British territories were broadly divided
into administrative units called Presidencies.
The first Anglo-Maratha war ended with the
Treaty of Salbai.
Sirajuddaulah marched with 30,000 soldiers
to the English factory at Kassimbazar.
The first English factory was set up on the
banks of the river Hugli in 1651.
The principal figure in an Indian district
was the Collector. True
The Mughal Empire became stronger in the eighteenth
The English East India Company was the only
European company that traded with India. False
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the ruler of
The British did not introduce
administrative changes in the territories they conquered. False
The royal charter could not prevent other
European powers from entering the Eastern markets. True
The Third Anglo-Maratha War of 1817-19
crushed Maratha power. True
Tipu Sultan disallowed local
merchants from trading with the Company. True
Q3. What was the earliest name of the present day Kolkata?
Q4. What was farman?
was a royal order.
Q5. Who was called tiger of Mysore?
Ans. Tipu Sultan was called tiger of Mysore.
Q6. When did the company take over Awadh?
Ans. The Company took over Awadh in 1856.
Q7. What was the prime objective of East India Company?
Ans. Its prime objective was the expansion of trade.
Q8. Who was the ruler of England in 1600?
Ans. Queen Elizabeth I was the ruler of England in
Q9. Who was the last of the powerful Mughal rulers?
Ans. Aurangzeb was the last of the powerful Mughal
Q10. Who became the Nawab of Bengal after Alivardi khan?
Ans. Sirajuddaulah became the Nawab of Bengal after
Q11. Who was made the Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of
Mir Jafar was made the Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of
Q12. Which governor general was impeached by British Parliament?
Warren Hastings was impeached by British Parliament.
Q13. Who led the Company’s army against Sirajuddaulah at Plassey?
Ans. Robert Clive led the Company’s army against Sirajuddaulah
Q14. Who arrested Bahadur Shah Zafar and his sons?
Ans. Bahadur Shah Zafar and his sons were arrested by Captain
Q15. Who was assassinated after the Battle of Plassey?
Ans. After the defeat at Plassey, Sirajuddaulah was
Q16. Who discovered the sea route to India?
Ans. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer had
discovered the sea route to India in 1498.
Q17. Why did the Battle of Plassey become famous?
The Battle of Plassey became famous because it was the first major victory the
Company won in India.
Q18. Name Sirajuddaulah’s commander who never fought the Battle
Jafar, one of Sirajuddaulah’s commanders, never fought the Battle of Plassey.
Q19. Whom did the Company install in place of Mir Jafar and why?
Ans. When Mir Jafar protested, the Company deposed him
and installed Mir Qasim in his place.