1. The Sati Pratha was abolished under the Governor- Generalship of ?

Lord Ellenborough

Lord Auckland

Lord Metcalfe

Lord William Bentinck

Answer: Lord William Bentinck


The Sati pratha was banned by the then Governor General Lord William Bentinck.In 1829. It was said that the Sati System which is burning alive the widows of Hindus is revolting to the feelings of human nature. It was declared illegal and punishable by the criminal courts.

2. Which of the following Viceroys of India addressed the Bengal famine of 1943 by ordering the army to distribute relief supplies to the starving rural Bengalis ?

Lord Wavell

Lord Mountbatten

Lord Willington

Lord Linlithgow

Answer: Lord Linlithgow


Lord Linlithgow was the viceroy of India during the Bengal famine 1943. He distributed relief supplies to rural Bengalis. It is believed that the Bengal famine of 1943 which is estimated to have killed up to three million people was not caused by drought but instead was a result of a "complete policy failure" of the then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

3. Who was the Governor General of India during the first Anglo-Sikh War ?

Lord Cornwallis

Lord Hardinge

Lord Dalhousie

Lord Canning

Answer: Lord Hardinge


Lord Hardinge was the Governor General of India during the first Anglo-Sikh War. The First Anglo-Sikh War was fought between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company between 1845 and 1846. It resulted in partial subjugation of the Sikh kingdom and cession of Jammu and Kashmir as a separate princely state under British suzerainty.

4. Who among the following was appointed as the first Viceroy of British India ?

Lord Canning

Lord Wavell

Lord Irwin

Lord Mayo

Answer: Lord Canning


After the 1857 War, the British Parliament directly transferred power from the East India Company to the Crown. Hence, Queen Victoria became Empress of India, and Lord Canning (who was the Governor-General in the 1857 War) became the first Viceroy of India. The last Viceroy of India was Lord Louis Mountbatten.

5. Which of the following Viceroys appointed the Hunter Commission in 1882 ?

Lord Lytton

Lord Minto

Lord Mayo

Lord Ripon

Answer: Lord Ripon


The Hunter Commission in 1882 was appointed by Lord Ripon. He was the viceroy of India then. Hunter Commission was constituted on 3rd April 1882. The objective of this commission was to (a) enquire into the execution of Wood’s Dispatch of 1854 (b) Consider different aspects of education in India, paying particular attention to primary Education.

6. Who was the then Governor-General of British India when ' Sati Pratha' became illegal and punishable ?

Lord Cornwallis

Lord Wellesley

Lord William Bentick

Warren Hastings

Answer: Lord William Bentick


Lord William Bentick was the Governor General of British India When sati pratha became Illegal and punishable. William Bentick alongwith Raja Ram Mohan Roy is given the credit for abolishment of Sati pratha and declaring it’s as a crime. It was abolished in 1829.