1.) Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India?

(a) Fort William (b) Fort St George (c) Fort St David (d) Fort St Angelo

Answer (b)

Fort William, Calcutta (1781); Fort St George, Chennai (1644); Fort St David, Madras(1670); Fort St Angelo, Kerala (1505) but by the Portuguese.

2.) Who among the following wrote the book Bahubivah?

(a) Raja Rammohan Roy

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(c) Pandita Rambai

(d) Rabindranath Tagore

Answer (b)

It was written in protest of the evil of polygamy. Bahu (many or more than one)- bivah (marriage) meaning more than one marriage.

3.) List-I (Author)

  1. Bankimchandra
  2. Dinabandhu Mitra
  3. Premchand

List-II (Work)

  1. Shatranj ke Khilari
  2. Debi Chaudhurani
  3. Nil-Darpan
  4. Chandrakanta


(a) A-2; B-4; C-1 (b) A-3; B-4; C-2 (c) A-2; B-3; C-1 (d) A-3; B-1; C-4

Answer (c)

4.) In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta?

(a) Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(c) Keshab Chandra Sen

(d) Raja Rammohan Roy

Answer (d)

The foundation of Hindu College at Calcutta was laid on January 20, 1817.

5.) Consider the following statements:

  1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Diamond Harbour.
  2. The first Export Processing Zone in India was set up in Kandla.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer (c)

The first electric telegraph line in India was started between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour in 1850 and first export zone of India set up in Kandla in 1965.

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