Himachal GK MCQs (British)

By | July 6, 2017

1.What decision was taken by the British Government through “Shimla Declaration”?

  • Declaration of war against Afghanistan
  • Treaty with Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • Establishment of first Church in Shimla
  • Beginning of laying down Kalka-Shimla railway line

2.Which Viceroy supported the selection of Shimla as the summer capital of British India in these words-“It is the only place in India where a Viceroy can keep himself free from office workload”.

  • Lord Curzon
  • Lord Minto
  • Lord Reading
  • Lord Chelmsford

3.Kangra,Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti were subordinated by British in …………..?

  • 1850 A.D.
  • 1860 A.D.
  • 1846 A.D.
  • 1854 A.D.

4.Mesmerized by the natural beauty of Naldehra a British Viceroy named his daughter there itself. He was:

  • Lord Minto
  • Lord Curzon
  • Lord Elgin
  • Lord Dufferin

5.What was the result of the “Treaty of Sagauli”that was signed in 1815 A.D.?

  • Gorkhas strengthened their authority over occupied areas
  • Rise of the British as a strong power
  • End of the authority of Sikhs
  • Raja Sansar Chand becoming the  Emperor

6.Which Governor General created the policy or principle of the “End of Native States”?

  • Lord Cornwallis
  • Lord Hardinge
  • Lord Dalhousie
  • Lord Canning

7.Who said this “Me and the King of China rule over half of the population of the world, yet we get time for the morning’s breakfast”.

  • Lord Lytton
  • Lord Auckland
  • Lord Dalhousie
  • Lord Amherst

8.In which year was the“Kotkhai State”(part of present day Shimla district) was added to the British Empire?

  • 1820 A.D.
  • 1828 A.D.
  • 1846 A.D.
  • 1857 A.D.

9.Which two parties signed the“Treaty of Sagauli”in 1815 A.D.?

  • Sikhs and Gorkhas
  • Sikhs and British
  • Gorkhas and British
  • British and native States of Himachal

10.During which period European traveler “Moorcraft” visited Himachal Pradesh?

  • 1880-1882 A.D.
  • 1855-1856 A.D.
  • 1820-1822 A.D.
  • 1825-1827 A.D.

11.In the reign of Governor General Lord Dalhousie, which of the following was deported to Singapore for declaring his local State independent?

  • Vajir Ram Singh Pathania
  • Rana of Ravingarh
  • Shivanand Ramaul
  • Pandit Padam Dev

12.In whichyearthe States of Mandi, Suket (present day south Mandi district) , Kangra and Spiti were brought under subordination of British?

  • 1809 A.D.
  • 1830 A.D.
  • 1846 A.D.
  • 1858 A.D.

13.In 1863 A.D. which British officer was appointed for the maintenance of ‘Chamba State’ for the first time?

  • Major Blair Reed
  • Cunningham
  • Lord Lawrence
  • Lord Dalhousie

14.Which Raja of Kangra was awarded the title of “Maharaj” by British because of his exceptional services in the First World War?

  • Jai Chand
  • Garud Chand
  • Ratan Chand
  • Hari Chand

15.In which year did “Lord Mayo” visited Mandi for the first time?

  • 1862 A.D.
  • 1866 A.D.
  • 1871 A.D.
  • 1876 A.D.

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