Impact of British Rule on Indian Economy MCQ Set-2

21. With reference to the period of colonial rule in India ‘Home Charges’ formed an important part of the drain of wealth from India. Which of the following funds constituted ‘Home Charges’?

1. Funds used to support the Indian Office in London.
2. Funds used to pay salaries and pensions of British personnel engaged in India.
3. Funds used for waging wars outside India by the British.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Answer (B) 1 and 2

[IAS (Pre) 2011]

22. Who of the following were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India?

1. Dadabhai Naoroji
2. G. Subramania Iyer
3. R.C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 1 and 2
(C) Only 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Answer (D) 1, 2 and 3

[IAS (Pre) 2015]

23. Consider the following statements. The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he

1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British.
2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the selfconfidence of Indians.
3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(A) Only 1
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Answer (A) Only 1

[IAS (Pre) 2012]

24. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below the statements.

Assertion(A): Generally India had a favourable balance of trade during the British rule.
Reason(R): The drain of wealth took the form of unrequired exports.

Code
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer (A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

[UPPCS (Pre) 2017]

25. With reference to Ryotwari Settlement, consider the following statements.

1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government.
2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots.
3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) None of these

Answer (C) 1, 2 and 3

[IAS (Pre) 2012]