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History of rail transport in India: Quiz


Question 1: With the arrival of ________, the railways were used to meet the needs of the British outside India.
Caucasus CampaignArmenian GenocideWestern Front (World War I)World War I

Question 2: By 1880 the network had a route mileage of about 14,500 km (9,000 miles), mostly radiating inward from the three major port cities of ________, Madras and Calcutta.
Navi MumbaiSalsette IslandNariman PointMumbai

Question 3: The ________ at that time, Lord Hardinge deliberated on the proposal from the commercial, military and political viewpoints.
Governor General of CanadaBritish RajGovernor-General of New ZealandGovernor-General of India

Question 4: On September 22, 1842, British civil engineer ________, submitted a Report on a Proposed Railway in India to the East India Company.
United KingdomLondonEnglandCharles Blacker Vignoles

Question 5: The 541 miles (871 kilometres) to ________ opened to passenger traffic in December 1862.

Question 6: Under ________, reforms in the railways were carried out.
Abul Kalam AzadRajiv GandhiIndira GandhiJawaharlal Nehru

Question 7: These were amalgamated into the ________.
Kolkata MetroIndian RailwaysResearch Design and Standards OrganizationDuronto Express

Question 8: A rail system in ________ was first proposed in 1832 in Madras but it never materialised.
IndiaLok SabhaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 9: In the 1840s, other proposals were forwarded to the ________ who governed India.
Dutch East India CompanyFrench East India CompanyEast India CompanyChartered company

Question 10: The East Indian Railway Company's Chief Engineer George Turnbull built the first railway from ________ (the then commercial capital of India).


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