Lord Wellesley Subsidiary Alliance - Modern Indian History Part 8

Lord Wellesley Subsidiary Alliance - Modern Indian History Part 8

Details about Sir John Shore, Lord Wellessly, Subsidiary Alliance System and the forth Mysore war are discussed in this video.
Sir John Shore - 1793-98
Lord Wellesley - 1798-1805
Forth Mysore War - 1799

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Questions and Answers

1. Who introduced Subsidiary alliance system in British India?
A) Lord Dufferin
B) Lord Rippon
C) Lord Wellesly
D) Lord Cornwallis

2. Which was the first state brought under Subsidiary alliance system?
A) Oudh
B) Sattara
C) Mysore
D) Hydrabad

3. Fourth Mysore war took place in
A) 1797
B) 1798
C) 1799
D) 1800

4. Consider the following statements
i) The state was not allowed to negotiate with any other state without permission.
ii) The states had to accept the British as their supreme power
iii) A British resident and British subsidiary forces were to be stationed within the state.
Which of the above statements are the conditions to be followed by states which came under Subsidiary alliance system?
A)  i and ii
B) ii and iii
C) iii only
D) i,ii and iii

5. Which of the following are the results of Subsidiary alliance system introduced by Wellesley in British India?
i) The resources and the influence of the East India Company increased greatly.
ii) It allowed the company to maintain a large standing army at the expense of Indian rulers.
iii) By this the British became the supreme power in India.
iv) The extent of British Empire in India increased greatly
A) i,ii and iii
B) ii, iii and iv
C) i,iii and iv
D) all the above

6. Which is the incorrect statement regarding the effect of subsidiary alliance system on Indian princely states?
A) The native rulers became powerful as subsidiary forces came under their control.
B) Disbanded soldiers joined robber gangs and robbery increased
C) The native rulers lost their dignity.
D) Large subsidiary demanded led to heavy taxation.

7. Identify the ruler who did not accept the subsidiary alliance system
A) Peshwa Baji Rao II
B) Tipu sulthan
C) Nizam of Hydrabad
D) Krishna Raja Wadiar


1. C
2. D
3. C
4. D
5. D
6. A
7. B



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Lord Wellesley Subsidiary Alliance - Modern Indian History Part 8
Lord Wellesley Subsidiary Alliance - Modern Indian History Part 8
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