British History MCQs for Competitive Examinations

(1) The Reform Bill of 1867 was called ‘a Conservative Surrender’ by:
(a) Randolaph Churchill
(b) Salisbury(c) Ashbourne
(d) None of these

(2) The Treaty of SEATO was signed at Manila in:
(a) 1953
(b) 1954(c) 1955
(d) None of these

(3) After unconditional surrender in 1945, Japan was occupied by an Allied Army commanded by:
(a) General Mac Arthur(b) General Eisen Hower
(c) General Montgomery
(d) None of these

(4) The charge of the light Brigade was immortalized by the poet:
(a) Shelley
(b) Tennyson(c) Wordsworth
(d) None of these

(5) The Secret Ballot Act was passed in:
(a) 1870
(b) 1868
(c) 1872(d) None of these

(6) Who became Prime Minister of England in 1923:
(a) Stanley Baldwin(b) Marquis Curzon
(c) Austin Chamberlain
(d) None of these

(7) Entente Cordial was signed in:
(a) 1905
(b) 1906
(c) 1904 (With France) (d) None of these

(8) The Treaty of Versailles was signed in:
(a) 1929
(b) 1921
(c) 1919(d) None of these

(9) Chinese Communists established their new Regime at Peking in:
(a) 1949(b)1950
(c) 1951
(d) None of these

(10) Devalera came into power in Ireland in:
(a) 1930
(b) 1932(c) 1934
(d) None of these

(11) Who succeeded Gladstone when he resigned in 1894?
(a) Sir William Hart Court
(b) Balfour
(c) Lord Roseberry(d) None of these

(12) TREATY of TIENTSN was signed in:
(a) 1856
(b) 1860
(c) 1858(d) None of these

(13) The women were given the Right of Vote in:
(a) 1916
(b) 1926
(c) 1918(d) None of these

(14) In 1858 the TAKU forts of China were finally captured by:
(a) American
(b) French
(c) English (d) None of these

(15) Public Telephones were introduced in England in:
(a) 1913
(b) 1912
(c) 1911
(d) None of these

(16) In England who advocated the cause of ‘free education’ and promised “old age pension”?
(a) Joseph Chamberlain(b) Dike
(c) Salisbury
(d) None of these

(17) The fall of Sabastopol took place in:
(a) 1854
(b) 1857
(c) 1855(d) None of these

(18) Who succeeded Wilson when he retired in 1976?
(a) Dennis Healey
(b) Challaghan(c) Michael Foot
(d) None of these

(19) Fashoda (NILE) incident took place in:
(a) 1893
(b) 1895
(c) 1898(d) None of these

(20) Dis-establishment of the Irish Church by Gladstone took place in:
(a) 1857
(b) 1869 ( Irish Church Act 1869 ) (c) 1879
(d) None of these


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