Multiple Choice Questions :

1.  In the early twentieth century, only _____________ percent of Indians were living in cities.
(a) 11                  (b) 12                  (c) 15                       (d) 25

2.  The most splendid capital of all was built by ______________.
(a) Shah Jahan                  (b) Akbar                 (c) Birbal             (d)  Humayun

3.  The ____________was among the largest and grandest mosques in India .
(a) Jama Masjid              (b) Lal Qila                (c) Idgah             (d) Dargahs

4.____________ became the imperial city a dusty provincial town in the nineteenth century.
(a) Delhi                       (b) Madras                  (c) Bombay             (d) Haryana

5.  _____________ was fully aware of the symbolic importance of Delhi.
(a) The Portuguese           (b) The Dutch             (c) The British       (d) The French

6.  Machlipatnam, Surat and Seringapatam were de-urbanised during the __________ .
(a) Nineteenth century                     (b) Twentieth century
(c) Eighteenth century                      (d) Sixteenth century

7.  The modern capital of India is ______________.
(a) Delhi                     (b) Madras             (c) Calcutta            (d) Bombay

8.  As many as 14 capital cities were founded on the left bank of the river ____________.
(a) Godavari                  (b) Kali                   (c) Jamuna            (d) Ganga

9.  During Shah Jahan’s time, Delhi was an important centre of ____________.
(a) Sunni culture            (b) Indian culture         (c) Sulfi culture        (d) Muslim culture

10.  In 1803, the British gained control of Delhi after defeating the ____________.
(a) Mughals                    (b) British                (c) Marathas                 (d) Kshatriyas

11.  Indians lived in ____________ of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta.
(a) Muddy areas            (b) White areas        (c) Black areas            (d) Sand areas

12.  Delhi remained under rebel control for ____________ months.
(a) Two                          (b) Four                       (c) Six                           (d) Five

13.  The British lived in ,___________ .
(a) Muddy areas           (b) White areas            (c) Black areas            (d) Sand areas

14.  The British converted Zinat-ud Masjid into a _________.
(a) Bakery                   (b) Factory              (c) Machine depot           (d) Guest house

15.  The British were fully aware of the symbolic importance of ____________.
(a) Calcutta                  (b) Bihar                      (c) Delhi                     (d) Kerala

16.  The Delhi improvement trust was set up in ____________ .
(a) 1936                        (b) 1946                       (c) 1937                       (d) 1957

17.  ___________ organised a Durbar to acknowledge Queen Victoria as the empress of India in 1877.
(a) Viceroy Cornwallis                           (b) Viceroy Lytton
(c) Viceroy Mountbatten                       (d) Viceroy Dalhousie

18.  ___________ designed the Union building at Pretoria?
(a) Herbert Baker          (b) Cecil Rhodes             (c) Mirza Galib              (d) Louis XVI

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