Governor/Governor General/ Viceroy One Liner Questions & Answers


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1 The first Governor-General of India was – Willian Bentinck
2 At the time of the establishment of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, who was the Governor-General of Bengal? Lord Warren Hastings
3 The policy of ‘Security cell’ is related with – Warren Hastings
4 ‘Ring Fence’ policy is associated with – Warren Hastings
5 Who abolished the ‘Dual Government’ system in Bengal? Warren Hastings
6 The dual system of governance in Bengal was enforced by – Robert Clive
7 Which Governor-General was prosecuted for impeachment? Warren Hastings
8 Who established the judicial organization in India? Lord Cornwallis
9 Which Governor-Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service? Cornwallis
10 The enforcement of the Public Service was done in – Tenure of Cornwallis
11 The Tomb of Lord Cornwallis is situated at – Ghazipur
12 Between whom was the ‘Treaty of Bassein signed in 1802? English and Bajirao- II
13 First Maratha Sardar to accept the subsidiary alliance of Lord Wellesley was – Peshwa Bajirao- II
14 Subsidiary Alliance was implemented during the reign of – Lord Wellesley
15 Who was the first Indian native ruler to accept the system of the subsidiary alliance? Nizam of Hyderabad
16 The first Indian ruler who joined the Subsidiary Alliance was – The Nawab of Oudh
17 The Subsidiary Alliance was not accepted by – The Holkar state of Indore
18 Who introduced the Subsidiary Alliance System in the administration to establish British power over the Indian States? Lord Wellesley
19 The main aim of East India Company was to make a subsidiary alliance in Rajput states was – To establish the sovereignty of the British
20 Who negotiated Subordinate Alliances of 1817-18 with the Princely States of Rajputana? Charles Metcalf
21 At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napoleon, one of the following Governors-General kept the British flag flying high in India – Lord Wellesley
22 The revolt of Vellore occur during the regime of which Governor? Sir George Barlow
23 Anglo-Nepal War took place during the reign of – Lord Hastings
24 The Treaty of Sagauli took place in the year – 1815 A.D.
25 The third Anglo-Maratha war is related to – Lord Hastings
26 Sir Thomas Munro was Governor of Madras for years – 1820-1827 A.D.
27 On the basis of alleged maladministration which Governor-General had taken the administration of Mysore state? Lord William Bentinck
28 Which Governor Generals of Bengal was associated with Third Anglo-Mysore War? Lord Cornwallis
29 Who was associated with the suppression of thugs? Captain Sleeman
30 Sati system was abolished by – Lord William Bentinck
31 In which year Sati System was abolished by William Bentinck? 1829 A.D.
32 ‘Hill Assembly Plan’ was set up for the development of Adivasi by – Lord Macaulay
33 The export of slaves from Bengal was banned in which year? 1789
34 Awadh was annexed to British Empire in India by – By declaring the State as maladminister
35 Oudh was amalgamated into the British dominion in the year– 1856
36 James Andrew Ramsay was the real name of which Government-General of India? Lord Dalhousie
37 Who formulated and implemented the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’? Dalhousie
38 The ruler of which states was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance? Awadh
39 Which was the first victim of Lord Dalhousie’s ‘policy of doctrine of lapse’? Satara
40 The conquest of Sindh by the British was completed during the period of – Lord Ellenborough
41 Sindh was annexed by the British in – 1843
42 The princely state of Baghat was annexed to the British in – 1850
43 Which Princely States was not annexed by the British? Gwalior
44 Who was the British residence in Awadh at the time of its annexation into the British Dominion? James Outram
45 The first railway in India was laid down during the period of – Lord Dalhousie
46 The first railway line was opened in India between – Bombay and Thane
47 Which company started the First Railway Service in India? Great Indian Peninsula Railway
48 The last major extension of British Indian territory took place during the time of – Dufferin
49 Public Works Department was organized in 1845-1855 by – Lord Dalhousie
50 In whose rule the Widow Remarriage Act was implemented in – Lord Canning
51 Queen Victoria’s manifesto was read out in Allahabad on November 1, 1858, by – Lord Canning
52 Who was the first Viceroy of India – Lord Canning
53 Queen Victoria’s Proclamation was read out by Lord Canning on 1st November 1858 at – Allahabad
54 The right to adopt an heir in place of own son was re-established by – Queen’s announcement of 1858
55 Queen Victoria was appointed the Empress of India in – 1877
56 Which Governor General had abolished slavery? Lord Ellenborough
57 Who merged Sikkim in India? Lord Dalhousie
58 ‘Permanent Settlement’ was introduced during the tenure of – Lord Cornwallis
59 When was Peshwaship abolished? In 1818
60 The Viceroy who followed an aggressive policy toward Afghanistan was – Lord Lytton
61 Who is associated with the policy of ‘Masterly Inactivity’ – John Lawrence
62 Who was the person to conduct Census in India for the first time? Lord Mayo
63 Which Viceroy of India was murdered by a convict in Andaman and Nicobar Island while he was on tour? Lord Mayo
64 The Governor-General followed a spirited “Forward” policy toward Afghanistan was – Lytton
65 Who had the longest tenure as the Viceroy of India? Lord Curzon
66 In 1902, Lord Curzon appointed the University Commission including two Indian members. Who were they? Syed Hussain Bilgrami & Justice Gurudas Banerjee
67 Who established Imperial Cadet Corps? Lord Curzon
68 Local Self-Government institutions in India were strengthened in 1882 by – Lord Ripon
69 The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the –
Removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian Magistrates about the trial of the Europeans
70 The first Factory Act for restricting the working hours of women and children, and authorizing local government to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time? Lord Ripon
71 Who is considered to be the Father of ‘Local Self-Government’ in India? Lord Ripon
72 The Archaeological Survey of India was established in the period of – Lord Curzon
73 Who is called the ‘Father of Indian Archaeology’? Alexander Cunningham
74 Who established the Department of Archaeological Survey? Lord Curzon
75 During the tenure of which Governor-General was the ‘Ancient Monuments Preservation Act’ passed – Lord Curzon
76 An important event of Lord Dufferin’s tenure as Viceroy was – Establishment of the Indian National Congress
77 Which Governors-General ridiculed Congress as representing only a ‘microscopic minority of people? Lord Dufferin
78 Who compared Curzon’s administration in India to that of Aurangzeb? G.K. Gokhale
79 “In my belief, Congress is to tottering to its fall, and one of my great ambitions while in India is to assist it to a peaceful demise.” Who wrote it? Lord Curzon
80 The strategy of ‘Divide and Rule’ was adopted by – Lord Curzon & Lord Minto
81 “The Muslims, if contented and satisfied, would become the greatest bulwark of British power in India.”Who wrote it? W.W. Hunter
82 Which Governor-General used the system of Separate electoral colleges to conquer Muslims and make them against Congress? Lord Minto
83 Who was the only Jewish Viceroy of India? Lord Reading
84 The transfer of the capital of British India from Calcutta to Delhi was affected during the period of – Lord Harding
85 Who was the founder of the Empire in India? Lord Clive