(a) Bijapur in 1601
(b) Travancore in 1606
(c) Arcot in 1606
(d) Golconda in 1606
Which was the main centre of Dutch trade in the Coromandal until the
headquarters was shifted to Negapatam in 1690?
(a) Gingi
(b) Masulipatam
(c) Pulicat
(d) Balasore
Who conquered Ceylon from the Portuguese in 1658?
(a) English
(b) Danes
(c) Dutch
(d) French
Who gave Bombay to Charles II of England as a dowry gift for his marriage
with Catherine of Braganza?
(a) Spanish
(b) Portuguese
(c) Dutch
(d) Danes
Which Englishman remarked: I know these people are best treated with the
sword in one hand and the caducean (a rod carried by a messenger) in the
other’?
(a) William Hawkins
(b) Joshua Child
(c) Thomas Roe
(d) Gerald Aungier
An item was developed by the European powers which supplemented the
European sources for gunpowder and which was also used as a ballast for
ships going to Europe. What was it?
(a) Cadmium
(b) Saltpetre
(c) Charcoal