Ruling the Countryside MCQ for Class 8 Social Science Chapter 3 Answers

Ruling the Countryside MCQ Questions for Class 8 Social Science Chapter 3 with Answers

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MCQ Questions for Class 8 Social Science with Answers History

Q1. The lathi weilding strongmen maintained by planters are:

(i) Ryots
(ii) Peasant
(iii) Lathiyals
(iv) Vat-Beater

(iii) Lathiyals

Q2. What do you mean by nij and ryoti?

(i) The two main trading centres of indigo
(ii) The two main areas where indigo was cultivated in India
(iii) The two important systems of indigo cultivation
(iv) The two main sets of zamindars

(iii) The two important systems of indigo cultivation

Q3. The Company was appointed as the Diwan of Bengal in

(i) 1762
(ii) 1763
(iii) 1764
(iv) 1765

(iv) 1765

Q4. In which year was the Permanent Settlement System started?

(i) 1900
(ii) 1885
(iii) 1890
(iv) 1793

(iv) 1793

Q5. A terrible famine had stuck Bengal in

(i) 1770
(ii) 1775
(iii) 1779
(iv) 1764

(i) 1770

Q6. 1770, famine killed:

(i) 10 million people
(ii) 20 million
(iii) 1/4th of population
(iv) 1 Lac

(i) 10 million people

Q7. From among the regions mentioned below, which region introduced the Mahalwari Settlement System in 1822 ?

(i) Bombay
(ii) Madras
(iii) Bihar
(iv) Uttar Pradesh

(iv) Uttar Pradesh

Q8. Who devised the new-system of revenue called Mahalwari?

(i) Queen Elizabeth
(ii) Holt Mackenzie
(iii) Queen Victoria
(iv) Gandhiji

(ii) Holt Mackenzie

Q9. Who among the following introduced the Ryotwari Settlement system ?

(i) Thomas Munro
(ii) Holt Mackenzie
(iii) Lord Dalhousie
(iv) Lord Cornwallis

(i) Thomas Munro

Q10. Artisans started deserting bengal villages because

(i) of famine
(ii) unavailability of raw material.
(iii) they were forced to sell goods at low prices.
(iv) Floods

(iii) they were forced to sell goods at low prices.

Q11. Mahalwari systems was devised by:

(i) Thomas Munro
(ii) Holt Mackenzie
(iii) Charles Cornwallis
(iv) Robert Clive

(ii) Holt Mackenzie

Q12. Who among the following introduced the Ryotwari Settlement system ?

(i) Thomas Munro
(ii) Holt Mackenzie
(iii) Lord Dalhousie
(iv) Lord Cornwallis

(i) Thomas Munro

Q13. Indigo production came down in Bengal in

(i) 1850
(ii) 1852
(iii) 1855
(iv) 1859

(iv) 1859

Q14. Growers of woad in Europe saw crop as competition to their earnings.

(i) tea
(ii) rubber
(iii) indigo
(iv) coffee

(iii) indigo

Q15. Under permanent settlements, Rajas and Talukdars were recognised as

(i) Zamindars
(ii) Kings
(iii) Diwans
(iv) Peasants

(i) Zamindars

Q16. In which year the Permanent Settlement of Bengal was introduced?

(i) 1763
(ii) 1773
(iii) 1783
(iv) 1793

(iv) 1793

Q17. Why was there a popular demand for Indian indigo in Italy, France and Britain?

(i) India was the biggest producer of indigo and no other country produced indigo
(ii) There was a ban on indigo import in other countries
(iii) Indigo imports were tax free
(iv) Indigo was used to dye cloth and there was a huge demand

(iv) Indigo was used to dye cloth and there was a huge demand

Q18. How much proportion of Indigo was imported from India by Britain in 1810?

(i) 75%
(ii) 95%
(iii) 90%
(iv) 85%

(ii) 95%

Q19. From the given possibilities, which year did the British introduce the Permanent Settlement of Bengal?

(i) 1793
(ii) 1800
(iii) 1815
(iv) 1780

(i) 1793

Q20. Many cultivators lost their land because

(i) rent was high.
(ii) of famine.
(iii) of no rainfall.
(iv) they were jailed.

(i) rent was high.

Q21. When the price of indigo was very high the Europeans depended on which plant?

(i) Woad
(ii) Sal
(iii) Palash
(iv) Juniper

(i) Woad

Q22. In which year did Bengal witness the Great Famine?

(i) 1775
(ii) 1770
(iii) 1777
(iv) 1778

(ii) 1770

Q23. After harvest, the indigo plant was taken to the in the indigo factory.

(i) dye
(ii) vat
(iii) farm
(iv) machine

(ii) vat

Q24. What do you mean by nij and ryoti?

(i) The two main trading centres of indigo
(ii) The two main areas where indigo was cultivated in India
(iii) The two important systems of indigo cultivation
(iv) The two main sets of zamindars

(iii) The two important systems of indigo cultivation

Q25. When Company got the Diwani of Bengal, the Governor General of the

(i) Presidency was
(ii) Lord Dalhousie
(iii) Lord Mountbatten
(iv) Robert Clive

(iii) Lord Mountbatten

Q26. What do you mean by the term ‘Slave’?

(i) Paid worker
(ii) Person owned by someone else
(iii) Royal Person
(iv) None of these

(ii) Person owned by someone else

Q27. What is the literal meaning of the Greek word indikon?

(i) Blue
(ii) Dye
(iii) From India
(iv) From England

(iii) From India

Q28. Where did the Ryotwari Settlement was introduced?

(i) Bombay Presidency
(ii) South and West India
(iii) Deccan
(iv) Punjab

(ii) South and West India

Q29. What do you know about Permanent Settlement of Land Revenue?

(i) Land revenue was fixed
(ii) Land revenue changed rapidly
(iii) Land revenue was not decided
(iv) None of these

(i) Land revenue was fixed

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