The Advent of European Companies One Liner Questions & Answers


Questions Answers
1 In which year Vasco-da-Gama arrived in Calicut? 1498 A.D.
2 Who was the first Portuguese Viceroy in India? Almeida
3 Who had welcomed Vasco da Gama at Calicut? Zamorin
4 Who visitors to India did not belong to the Portuguese country? Peter Mundy
5 Who was the real founder of Portuguese power in India? Albuquerque
6 At which places in India did the Portuguese build their first fortress? Cochin
7 Who were the first Europeans to come to India for trade? Portuguese
8 The factories in Bengal established by the Portuguese was – Hooghly
9 Hooghly was used as a base for piracy in the Bay of Bengal by – Portuguese
10 Which is connected with ‘The Blue Water policy? De Almeida
11 Who was the founder of Calcutta? Job Charnok
12 The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India was – Dutch
13 Dutch East India Company established its factory at Patna in which year? 1632
14 British companies got the first charter permitting them to trade in India? Levant Company
15 Which was the Emperor of India when the British East India Company was formed in London? Akbar
16 During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India? Jahangir
17 Where in India did the Britishers set up their first factory in 1613? Surat
18 Which of the British officials defeated the Portuguese at Sowlley? Thomas Best
19 Which European trading companies was the first to establish its factory at Surat? The English
20 In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)? Surat
21 Bombay was taken over by the English East India Company from – The Portuguese
22 Which English Governor of East India Company in India was expelled by Aurangzeb – Sir John Child
23 Which was the immediate cause of the First Carnatic War? Capture of French ships by the British
24 Carnatic War was fought between – English and French
25 Who was the first European to initiate the policy of taking part in the quarrels of the Indian Princess with a view to acquiring territories? Dupleix
26 In India, locations, the French established their earliest factory – Surat
27 French East India Company was constituted during the reign of – Louis XIV
28 Who is considered the founder of the French Company in India – Colbert
29 Which factories of Bengal was established by the Dutch? Chinsurah & Hooghly
30 The French failed to establish power in the Deccan because – The English had a strong army
31 Identify the region from where Europeans got best short (Saltpetre) and opium – Bihar
32 Which Europeans, were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders? French