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West Bengal GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Bengal had ..... population.
A
78m
B
80m
C
82m
D
84m
Question 1 Explanation: 
Bengal বাংলা/বঙ্গ Bānglā/Bôngô
• Total269,944 km2 (104,226 sq mi)
Population (2011)
• Totalc. 253 million
• Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Indigo production came down in Bengal in
A
1850
B
1852
C
1855
D
1859
Question 2 Explanation: 
This happened during the year 1859.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Indigo was grown by ..... and ..... system in Bengal.
A
Ryoti and Mahalwari
B
Ryoti and Nij
C
Permanent and Ryotwari
D
Munro and Zamindari
Question 3 Explanation: 
How was indigo cultivated? There were two main systems of indigo cultivation – nij and ryoti. Within the system of nij cultivation, the planter produced indigo in lands that he directly controlled. He either bought the land or rented it from other zamindars and produced indigo by directly employing hired labourers.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Why was Bengal divided first??
A
Because Bengal was so beautiful.
B
To suppress the growing of unity among the Indians.
C
Because Bengal was the main centre of the nationalist.
D
None of the above
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idea of the partition had been brought up only for administrative reasons. Therefore, Curzon planned to split Orissa and Bihar and join fifteen eastern districts of Bengal with Assam. Lord Curzon's intention was not specifically to divide Hindus from Muslims, but only to divide Bengalis.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... was originally "East" Pakistan. However, the two "Pakistans" encountered their own conflicts as well before splitting.
A
Nepal
B
Myanmar
C
Bangladesh
D
Bhutan
Question 5 Explanation: 
Pakistan and Bangladesh are both South Asian Muslim-majority countries. Following the end of the British Raj, the two countries formed a single state for 24 years. The Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 resulted in the secession of East Pakistan as the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following do tigers eat:
A
Meat
B
Vegetables
C
Fruit
D
Cake
Question 6 Explanation: 
Tigers eat a variety of prey ranging in size from termites to elephant calves. However, an integral component of their diet are large-bodied prey weighing about 20 kg (45 lbs.) or larger such as moose, deer species, pigs, cows, horses, buffalos and goats.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Asiatic Society of Bengal was established by-
A
Ram Mohan Roy
B
Sir William Jones
C
W.W. Hunter
D
William Bentick
Question 7 Explanation: 
ON January 15, 1934, the Asiatic Society of Bengal, which was founded under the name of the “Asiatick Society”, on January 15, 1784, by Sir William Jones, will reach the age of a hundred and fifty years.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
THE SUNDERBAN NATIONAL PAK IS LOCATED AT?
A
WEST BENGAL
B
RAJASTHAN
C
MAHARASHTRA
D
None of the above
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Sundarbans National Park is a national park, tiger reserve and biosphere reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The dual government policy was implemented by .....in\
Bengal.
A
Robert Hooke
B
Robert clive
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 9 Explanation: 
b. Lord Curzon – Lord Curzon was the Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 but the Dual Government system was introduced in 1765. He is credited for partitioning Bengal into two parts.
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where does the Carnatic region lie?
A
Southwest India
B
Southeast India
C
Northeast India
D
Northwest India
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Carnatic region is the peninsular South Indian region between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal, in the erstwhile Madras Presidency and in the modern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Fort Gloster is located in
A
Gujarat
B
West Bengal
C
California
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Cornwallis introduced the .....of land revenue in Bengal and other parts of India.
A
Permanent Settlement
B
Subsidiary Alliance
C
Doctrine of Lapse
D
Local Self Government
Question 12 Explanation: 
The Permanent Settlement of Bengal was brought into effect by the East India Company headed by the Governor-General Lord Cornwallis in 1793. This was basically an agreement between the company and the Zamindars to fix the land revenue.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
WHY WERE THE MUSLIMS BENEFITED WHEN THE PROVINCE OF BENGAL WAS PARTITIONED
A
THEY WERE IN MAJORITY IN EASTERN BENGAL AND COULD PROSPER AND PROGRESS WITHOUT COMPETITION.
B
THEY WERE IN MINORITY AND COULD PROSPER
C
THEY WERE IN MAJORITY BUT COULDNT PROSPER AND PROGRESS
D
None of the above
Question 13 Explanation: 
They saw this as the government compromising Muslim interests for Hindu appeasement and administrative ease. The partition had not initially been supported by Muslim leaders. After the Muslim majority province of Eastern Bengal and Assam had been created prominent Muslims started seeing it as advantageous.
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Murshid Quli Khan was the governor of Bengal from
A
D 1717-1727
B
D 1727-1737
C
D 1737-1747
D
D 1747-1757
Question 14 Explanation: 
In 1717 Murshid Quli Khan was formally appointed subahdar of Bengal. He transferred the capital of the province from Dhaka to Murshidabad in 1717. He was given title, Mutaman-ul-Mulk Ala-ud-daula Jafar Khan Bahadur, Nasiri, Nasir Jang and continued at the post till his death on 30th June 1727.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With which country, India shares the longest terrestrial border?
A
Pakistan
B
China
C
Myammar
D
Bangladesh
Question 15 Explanation: 
India and Bangladesh share a 4,096-kilometre-long border, making it the fifth-largest international border in the world. Therefore India shares the longest border with Bangladesh.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India, Bangladesh, & Pakistan were once colonized by -
A
France
B
Great Britian
C
China
D
Japan
Question 16 Explanation: 
With the onset of economic liberalization in South Asia, they forged greater bilateral engagement and trade. The historic Ganges Water Sharing Treaty was concluded in 1996. India and Bangladesh are close strategic partners in counter-terrorism. They are also the largest trading partners in South Asia.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mir Qasim was expelled from Bengal after the Battle of
A
Panipath, 1526
B
Plassey, 1757
C
Buxar, 1764
D
None of the above
Question 17 Explanation: 
Mīr Qasim
Battles/warsBengal War Battle of Buxar
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Tick all the countries that chose Tagore's poems as their national anthem:
A
Bangladesh
B
India
C
Kenya
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 18 Explanation: 
Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthems of two countries, India and Bangladesh. But he deeply influenced the words and music of a third, the Lankan national anthem, 'Sri Lanka Matha'. Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthems of two countries, India and Bangladesh.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India is the largest producer of raw jute andjute goods and stands at second place as anexporter after .....
A
China
B
Bangladesh
C
Myanmar
D
Bhutan
Question 19 Explanation: 
India is the largest producer of raw jute and jute goods and stands at second place as an exporter after Bangladesh.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
e Battle of Plassey in the year1756, was fought between
A
British and the French
B
British and the Bengal Nawab
C
Dutch and the Mughal
D
French and the Bengal Nawab
Question 20 Explanation: 
The Battle of Plassey was fought in north-eastern India on 23 June 1757. Troops of the British East India Company, led by Robert Clive, came up against the forces of Siraj-ud-Daulah, the last Nawab of Bengal, and his French allies.
There are 20 questions to complete.

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