Modern Indian History & Freedom Struggle

76. Famous historian Grant Duff gave the title “Napoleon of Maratha” to whom?

(A) Balaji Vishwanath
(B) Bajirao I
(C) Balaji Bajirao
(D) Bajirao II

Correct Answer: (B) Bajirao I

Answer Explanation:
Famous historian Grant Duff gave the title “Napoleon of Maratha” to Bajirao I due to his immense skill in horse riding, Sanskrit Literature, and different sports activities and Guerilla Warfare.

77. Why Charles Metcalfe is called “The Liberator of Press”?

(A) For repealing the licensing regulation act of 1810
(B) For repealing the press act of 1815
(C) For repealing the licensing regulation act of 1823
(D) For repealing the press act of 1830

Correct Answer: (C) For repealing the licensing regulation act of 1823

Answer Explanation:
John Adams introduced the Licensing Regulation Act in the year 1823. The main objective of the act was to suppress the Indian Newspaper by introducing compulsory licensing. Charles Metcalfe repealed the act in the year 1835 and got the title “The Liberator of Press”.

78. Arrange chronologically the following governors-general of India

1. William Bentinck
2. Lord Auckland
3. Charles Metcalfe

Choose the correct option from the codes given below :

(A) 1, 2, 3
(B) 1, 3, 2
(C) 2, 1, 3
(D) 3, 2, 1

Correct Answer: (B) 1, 3, 2

Answer Explanation:
Tenure of the Governor Generals of India- William Bentinck (1828-35), Charles Metcalfe (1835-36), Lord Auckland (1836-42), Lord Ellenborough (1842-44), Lord Hardinge I (1844-48), Lord Dalhousie (1848-56), Lord Canning (1856-57).

79. The ruler of which of the following place improved his administration after receiving a threat from Lord Auckland?

(A) Ruler of Satara
(B) Ruler of Indore
(C) Ruler of Gwalior
(D) Ruler of Poona

Correct Answer: (B) Ruler of Indore

Answer Explanation:
Ruler of Indore improved his administration after receiving a threat from Lord Auckland. The same situation occurred in the case of the ruler of Satara. But did not follow the instruction and later he was forcefully abdicated.

80. When did Ranjit Singh was appointed as the governor of Lahore?

(A) 1776
(B) 1779
(C) 1781
(D) 1785

Correct Answer: (B) 1779

Answer Explanation:
Zaman Shah was the Afghan ruler of Kabul. Ranjit Singh helped him during the time of the invasion of Punjab. And as the gratitude, Zaman Shah offered the post of Governor of Lahore to Ranjit Singh. In the year 1799, Ranjit Singh became the governor of Lahore.

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