(d) ii and iii
Which of the following statements are true about Siraj-ud-daula?
(i) He besieged and captured Calcutta in June 1756.
(ii) He returned to Murshidabad, leaving Calcutta in charge of Mir Jafar.
(iii) He was not responsible for the ‘Black Hole Tragedy’ in which 123
Englishmen were supposed to have died.
(iv) He received wholehearted support from his nobles and soldiers in the
Battle of Plassey against the British.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and ii
(b) ii and iii
(c) i and iii
(d) iii and iv
Which of the following statements about Mir Jafar is/are not true?
(i) He was the diwan of Siraj-ud-daula, before the Battle of Plassey.
(ii) After he was made the Nawab by the British, he granted them the right to
free trade in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa and also the Zamindari of the 24
Paraganas.
(iii) His efforts to replace the British by the Dutch ended in failure with the
defeat of the latter by the former at Bedera.
(iv) He voluntarily abdicated the throne in favour of his son-in-law, Mir
Qasim.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and iv
(b) ii only
(c) iv only
(d) iii and iv
Mir Qasim
(i) Granted the British the Zamindari of Burdwan, Midnapore and
Chittagong.
(ii) Transfered his capital from Murshidabad to Dacca.
(iii) Stopped the British from misusing the dastaks.
(iv) Escaped alive after his defeat in the Battle of Buxar.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and ii