POLL ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATION 24.06.2020

1.) Who amongst the following Englishmen, first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English?

(a) William Jones

(b) Charles Wilkins

(c) Alexander Cunningham

(d) John Marshall

Answer (b)

Charles Wilkins was a member of Asiatic Society of Bengal founded by William Jones. He translated Bhagavad Gita into English in 1794.

2.) Which one of the following submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India’s direct representation in the British parliament?

(a) The Deccan Association

(b) The Indian Association

(c) The Madras Mahajan Sabha

(d) The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

Answer (d)

Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was established in 1870 by M.G. Ranaday and Joshi. It submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India’s direct representation in the British Parliament.

3.) With which one of the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765?

(a) Garos (b) Khasis (c) Kukis (d) Tipperahs

Answer (b)

After the grant of Diwani in the year 1765, the British first came in contact with a mountain tribes called Khasis.

4.) Match List-I (Acts of Colonial Government of India) with List-II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002]

List-I  (Acts of Colonial Government of India)

A. Charter Act, 1813

B. Regulating Act

C. Act of 1858

D. Pitt’s India Act

 List-II (Provisions)

  1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India
  2. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown
  3. Company’s trade monopoly in India was ended
  4. The Company’s directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the Company

Codes:

(a) A – 2; B – 4; C – 3; D – 1

(b) A – 1; B – 3; C – 4; D – 2

(c) A – 2; B – 3; C – 4; D – 1

(d) A – 1; B – 4; C – 3; D – 2

Answer (a)

Regulating Act was passed in 1773. Pitts India Act was passed in 1784.

5.) Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his Executive Council by substituting “Portfolio” or departmental system for corporate functioning?

(a) Indian Council Act, 1861

(b) Government of India Act, 1858

(c) Indian Council Act, 1892

(d) Indian Council Act, 1909

Answer (a)

The Indian Councils Act of 1861 transformed the viceroy’s Executive Council into a miniature cabinet run on the portfolio system, and each of the five ordinary members was placed in charge of a distinct department of Calcutta’s government.

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