Regional States : Punjab and Mysore-Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The kingdom of Ranjit Singh included –

(a) Delhi
(b) Kabul
(c) Makran
(d) Srinagar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2004]


2. To which Misl did Ranjeet Singh belong:

(a) Sukerchakia
(b) Sandhvwalia
(c) Ahluwalia
(d) Ramgarhia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


3. The capital of the Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was:

(a) Amritsar
(b) Patiala
(c) Lahore
(d) Kapurthala

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


4. At which place did Raja Ranjit Singh set up the Adalati-Ala?

(a) Amritsar
(b) Lahore
(c) Firozpur
(d) Multan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre.) 2021]


5. Ranjeet Singh got the famous Kohinoor diamond from-

(a) Shah Shuja
(b) Zaman Shah
(c) Dost Mohammad
(d) Sher Ali

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


6. Who among the following has said, ‘God intended me to look upon all religions with one eye, that is why he took away the light from the other’?

(a) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
(b) Maharaja Sher Singh
(c) Maharaja Dalip Singh
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


7. The successor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was :

(a) Harsingh Nalwa
(b) Khadag Singh
(c) Sher Singh
(d) Naunihal Singh

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


8. Who was the last King of the Sikh empire?

(a) Khadag Singh
(b) Sher Singh
(c) Naunihal Singh
(d) Duleep Singh

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


9. Which one of the following statements is correct about Dalip Singh, the ex-Maharaja of Punjab?

(a) He died in Paris on 23 October 1893
(b) He was cremated at Nasik.
(c) He never renounced the Sikh faith.
(d) He had never visited Russia.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


10. Who among the following was not a member of the ‘Board of Three’ to administer the State of Punjab after its annexation?

(a) H.M. Elliot
(b) Sir Henry Lawrence
(c) John Lawrence
(d) Robert Montgomery

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


11. Who emerged victorious in the first Anglo-Mysore War (1766-69)?

(a) English
(b) Haider Ali
(c) Maratha
(d) Nizam of Hyderabad

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


12. Who among the following established a modern armory in Dindigul Mysore in 1755?

(a) Nanjraj
(b) Haider Ali
(c) Devraj
(d) Chikka Krishnaraj

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


13. British general who defeated/beat Hyder Ali in the War of Porto Novo :

(a) Captain Popham
(b) Sir Eyer Coote
(c) Sir Hector Munro
(d) General Goddard

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


14. Tipu Sultan set up his capital at –

(a) Srirangapatna
(b) Mysore
(c) Banglore
(d) Coimbatore

[38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1992]


15. Who among the following Indian ruler’s established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines?

(a) Haider Ali
(b) Mir Qasim
(c) Shah Alam- II
(d) Tipu Sultan

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2001, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


16. Tipu Sultan defeated the British Army in 1780 at –

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Pollilur
(c) Shrirangapatnam
(d) Nizamabad

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


17. Englishmen made the Treaty of Srirangpatnam with–

(a) Hyder Ali
(b) Dupleix
(c) Tipu Sultan
(d) Nandraj

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997]


18. When did Tipu Sultan die at war with the British?

(a) 1857
(b) 1799
(c) 1793
(d) 1769

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


19. Which of the following is correctly matched?

(a) First Anglo-Mysore – Hyder Ali was defeated in War
(b) Second Anglo-Mysore – Hyder Ali defeated the War British
(c) Third Anglo-Mysore – Tipu Sultan won the War battle and did not cede his territory to the British.
(d) Fourth Anglo-Mysore -Tipu was defeated and War was killed in the thick of battle

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


20. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) First battle of Karnataka – 1746-48
(b) Second battle of Karnataka – 1750-52
(c) Third battle of Karnataka – 1758-63
(d) Third battle of Panipat – 1761

[U.P.P.C.S. (GIC) 2017]


21. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
 List- I                                        List- II

A. Treaty of Allahabad 1. 1782
B. Treaty of Mangalore 2. 1784
C. Treaty of Salbai 3. 1769
D. Treaty of Madras 4. 1765

Code :
(a) 4 2 3 1
(b) 2 4 3 1
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 2 4 1 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


22. Begum Samru constructed the most eminent church at :

(a) Mount Abu
(b) Nainital
(c) Sardhana
(d) Kanpur

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


23. Which one of the statements is not correct?

(a) Ali Mardan Khan introduced the system of revenue farming in Bengal
(b) Maharaja Ranjit Singh set up modern foundries to manufacture cannons at Lahore
(c) Sawai Jai Singh of Amber had Euclid’s ‘Elements of Geometry’ translated into Sanskrit
(d) Sultan Tipu of Mysore gave money for the construction of the idol of Goddess Sharda is the Sringeri temple.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


24. Consider the following statements:
1. In the Third Battle of Panipat, Ahmad Shah Abdali defeated Ibrahim Lodi
2. Tipu Sultan was killed in the Third Anglo-Mysore War
3. Mir Jafar entered into a conspiracy with the English
for the defeat of Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah in the Battle of Plassey
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2, and 3
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) None

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2004]