MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 7 Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 7 Civilising the Native, Educating the Nation

1. Some comments about the Orientalist Vision of Learning by the British are given below. Select the one that is not applicable to this particular style of learning.
(a) British argued that the aim of education ought to be to teach what was useful and practical.
(b) British argued that it is not advisable to encourage the study of Arabic and Sanskrit language and literature
(c) British said that knowledge of the east was full of errors and unscientific thoughts
(d) British observed that Western literature was non-serious and light hearted.
► (d) British observed that Western literature was non-serious and light hearted.

2. Which year was the English education Act introduced in India?
(a) 1800
(b) 1900
(c) 1835
(d) 1880
► (c) 1835

3. In countries like India, British used this term to mark the difference between the local languages and everyday use and English. This term is generally used to refer to a local language or dialect as distinct from what is seen as the standard language.
(a) Colloquial
(b) Jargon
(c) Vernacular
(d) Slang
► (c) Vernacular

4. Three Englishmen were busy discovering the ancient Indian heritage and mastering Indian languages. One was Willam Jones and another Henry Thomas Colebrooke. Name the third person
(a) Max Muller
(b) Nathaniel Halhed
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Henry Thomas Colebrooke
► (b) Nathaniel Halhed

5. Name the person who was a part of the Scottish missionary who helped to establish the Serampore Mission
(a) Hudson Taylor
(b) Andrew Fuller
(c) William Carry
(d) William Ward
► (c) William Carry

6. A person who can read, write and teach Persian is called a _________
(a) Munshi
(b) Biographer
(c) Linguist
(d) Orientalist
► (a) Munshi

7. Where in India a Madrasa was set up in 1781 to promote the study of Arabic, Persian and Islamic Law ?
(a) Madras
(b) Bombay
(c) Benares
(d) Calcutta
► (d) Calcutta

8. Warren Hastings took the initiative to set up a Madras at one of the important cities of India and believed that the ancient customs of the country and Oriental learning ought to be the basis of British rule in India. Which city is being referred to here ?
(a) Pondicherry
(b) Madras
(c) Calcutta
(d) Bombay
► (c) Calcutta

9. How did the European learning improve the moral character of Indians?
(a) It would expand the trade and commerce
(b) It would make them truthful and honest
(c) It would make the Indians realize the importance of developing resources of the country
(d) It would make them change their tastes and desires and create a demand for British goods
► (d) It would make them change their tastes and desires and create a demand for British goods

10. Lord Macaulay emphasized the need to teach this language. Which language did he insist to teach?
(a) Arabic
(b) Sanskrit
(c) English
(d) Hindi
► (c) English

11. The temples of darkness that were falling of themselves into decay. Who said these words about the Calcutta Madrasa and Benares Sanskrit College?
(a) Lord William Bentick
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Ripon
(d) Lord Macaulay
► (d) Lord Macaulay

12. What does the Arabic word Madrasa refer to?
(a) A place of learning, a school or college
(b) A place of worship
(c) A mine
(d) A factory
► (a) A place of learning, a school or college

13. Who started the journal Asiatick Researches?
(a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke
(b) Warren Hastings
(c) William Jones
(d) Max Muller
► (c) William Jones

14. Name the important scholar who studied Sanskrit and found it to be the most scientific language of the world. He also translated the important works Shakuntala and Manusmriti into English
(a) Charles Wood
(b) William Jones
(c) Nathaniel Halhed
(d) Max Muller
► (b) William Jones

15. Complete by choosing the most appropriate word from the following list of options. The introduction of _____________ brought with it ideas of democracy, liberty, fraternity among the minds of Indians
(a) Western education
(b) Subsidiary alliance
(c) Doctrine of Lapse
(d) Expansion policies
► (a) Western education

16. Which year did the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London sent an educational dispatch to the Governor General in India?
(a) 1800
(b) 1854
(c) 1880
(d) 1890
► (b) 1854

17. What would you call a person who knows several languages ?
(a) Biographer
(b) Linguist
(c) Biolinguist
(d) Translator
► (b) Linguist

18. Name the President of the Board of Control in England who sent a dispatch.
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Macaulay
(c) Charles Wood
(d) James Mill
► (c) Charles Wood
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