Which of the following were the causes for the annexation of Sind by the
(i) Commercial possibilities of the Indus.
(ii) Refusal of the Amirs to allow the British troops to pass through Sind.
(iii) British fear of the expansion of the Russian empire towards the East.
(iv) British desire to increase its influence in Persia and Afghanistan through
control over Sind.
(v) Refusal of the Amirs to comply with Auckland’s demand for a heavy sum.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i, iii and iv
(b) ii, iii and iv
(c) iii, iv and v
(d) ii, iv and v
Pick out the two places which witnessed battles between the English and the
Amirs before the formal annexation of Sind?
(i) Hyderabad
(ii) Dabo
(iii) Miani
(iv) Mirpur
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and iii
(b) ii and iii
(c) iii and iv
(d) i and iii
When and whom did Sir Charles Napier replace as the British resident in
(a) 1840—Alexander Burnes
(b) 1841—Sir John Keane
(c) 1842—Major James Outram
(d) 1843—Sir Eyre Coote
Who was the First British governor of Sind?
(a) Sir Charles Napier
(b) Sir John Keane
(c) Sir Henry Lawrence