CSS British History 2013


Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20x1=20)

  1. Monmouth was reputed son of:

(a) James-II

(b) Charles-II

(c) William-I

(d) James-I

(e) None of these

  1. The Glorious Revolution of England took place in:

(a) 1685

(b) 1688

(c) 1698

(d) 1680

(e) None of these

  1. George-III occupied the throne for more than:

(a) 40 years

(b) 45 years

(c) 51 years

(d) 48 years

(e) None of these

  1. The battle of Waterloo drew to an end on:

(a) 1810

(b) 1815

(c) 1820

(d) 1822

(e) None of these

  1. As Prime Minister of Great Britain Walpole is known for his:

(a) Conquests

(b) Economic reforms

(c) Foreign policy (with the Motto – Let the Sleeping Dogs lie)

(d) Parliamentary Acts

(e) None of these

  1. Peel became member of the Parliament in 1809 at the age of:

(a) 18 years

(b) 23 years

(c) 25 years

(d) 27 years

(e) None of these

  1. Queen’s Affairs (1821) was the result of extra vagrancy and Mistresses of George-IV. Which of the following sided with the king?

(a) Liverpool

(b) General Public

(c) Radicals

(d) Whigs

(e) None of these

  1. Treaty of London (1827) resulted in the self-government of:

(a) Austrians

(b) Prussians

(c) Turks

(d) Greeks

(e) None of these

  1. The campaign to get the Combination Laws of 1824 repealed was mounted by:

(a) Joseph Home

(b) Francis Place

(c) Benthamites

(d) Francis Burdett

(e) None of these

  1. “Quadruple Alliance” turned into “Quintuple Alliance” with the joining of:

(a) Britain

(b) Austria

(c) France

(d) Prussia

(e) None of these

  1. The Repeal Bill to phase out the Corn Laws was passed by the House of Lords with the help of:

(a) Benjamin

(b) Bentinck

(c) Willington

(d) Whigs

(e) None of these

  1. Parliamentary Reforms Act was passed in:

(a) 1822

(b) 1732

(c) 1832

(d) 1825

(e) None of these

  1. The names of ‘Whigs’ and ‘Torys’ originated in England during the reign of:

(a) James-I

(b) Charles-II

(c) William-II

(d) George-III

(e) None of these

  1. The after-effects of the wars (1793 to 1815) created many problems for Britain. Which of these was most aggravating?

(a) Price hike

(b) Industrial slump

(c) Unemployment

(d) Over production by farmers

(e) None of these

  1. Humanitarian Movement was started to ensure:

(a) Basic Rights

(b) To improve working conditions

(c) Short working hours

(d) Reduced output

(e) None of these

  1. The abolition of Slavery Act was passed in:

(a) 1834

(b) 1833

(c) 1733

(d) 1734

(e) None of these

  1. Lord Palmerston was Foreign Secretary of Britain from:

(a) 1800-1810

(b) 1830-1841

(c) 1815-1820

(d) 1836-1844

(e) None of these

  1. Which of the following books is authored by SOUTHGATE?

(a) A text book of Modern English History

(b) England in the Eighteenth century

(c) History of Britain (d) Modern Britain

(e) None of these

  1. The main cause of disintegration of Tory Party in 1830 was:

(a) Death of Liverpool

(b) Emergence of old squabbles

(c) Government sympathy with Catholics

(d) Foreign policy of Peel

(e) None of these

  1. George-III created a new group which was called:

(a) King’s loyalists

(b) King’s supporters

(c) King’s friends

(d) King’s servants

(e) None of these


Q.2. State briefly and succinctly the causes and the results of the Glorious Revolution of 1688. (20)

Q.3. Describe the overseas possessions of England during Queen Anne period. (20)

Q.4. Discuss briefly the constitutional and political importance of Hanoverians succession to the throne of England. (20)

Q.5. What methods George-III adopted in carrying out his determination to be the real ruler of the country? (20)

Q.6. Why were there so much disputes and distresses among the people after 1815? (20)

Q.7. What were the main achievements of Lord Castlereagh in the foreign affairs after the Congress of Vienna? (20)

Q.8. Write notes on any TWO of the following: (10 each)

(a) Reforms of the Whigs Government between 1833-41.

(b) Causes and results of the Seven year war.

(c) William-IV – “The Sailor King”.

(d) Chartist Movement.