MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Colonialism and the City

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Colonialism and the City

1. Which building was made of red stone near Delhi, which was built as a palace fort in Shajahanabad, also a residence of Mughal emperors of India?
(a) Lal Darwaza
(b) Kotla Ferozabad
(c) Begampuri Masjid
(d) Red Fort
► (d) Red Fort

2. In which year did Delhi became the capital of British India ?
(a) 1911
(b) 1931
(c) 1941
(d) 1947
► (a) 1911

3. Which was the most splendid capital built by Shah Jahan?
(a) Machilpatnam
(b) Seringaptanam
(c) Shajahanabad
(d) Surat
► (c) Shajahanabad

4. Before Delhi was made the cpaital of India, which was the other city that was the capital of British India ?
(a) Madras
(b) Calcutta
(c) Kanpur
(d) Bombay
► (b) Calcutta

5. After 1857 for how many years no worship was not allowed ?
(a) 5
(b) 8
(c) 10
(d) 20
► (a) 5

6. From the following options, which one refer to De-urbanisation ?
(a) Migration of people from an urban area for economic or social reasons.
(b) The veto power of the administration in times of emergency .
(c) Introduction of English education
(d) A feeling of unity among the people
► (a) Migration of people from an urban area for economic or social reasons.

7. Long ago, how many capital cities were founded in a small area on the left bank of river Jamuna ?
(a) 10
(b) 14
(c) 25
(d) 30
► (b) 14

8. From the following list of options, what is a Street with a dead end called?
(a) Cul-de-sac
(b) Khangah
(c) Dargah
(d) Idgah
► (a) Cul-de-sac

9. A Sufi lodge often used as a rest house for travellers and a place where people come to discuss spiritual matters, get the blessings of saints and hear sufi music. What is this place called?
(a) Cul-de-sac
(b) Idgah
(c) Khangah
(d) Dargah
► (c) Khangah

10. Which were the three important Presidency regions set up by the British for administrative purposes?
(a) Bombay, Madras and Bengal
(b) Bombay, Madras and Delhi
(c) Delhi, Travancore and Seringapatnam
(d) Delhi, Bombay and Bengal
► (a) Bombay, Madras and Bengal

11. What is an open prayer place of Muslims meant for Id prayers called?
(a) Idgah
(b) Khangah
(c) Cul-de-sac
(d) Dargah
► (a) Idgah

12. From the list of options given below, which cities were de-urbanised during the 19th century?
(a) Machalipatnam, Surat, Vishakhapatnam
(b) Machalipatnam, Surat, Seringapatnam
(c) Bombay, Surat, Calcutta
(d) Vishakapatnam, Surat, Seringapatnam
► (b) Machalipatnam, Surat, Seringapatnam

13. What term from the list given bolow can be given to the rebirth of art and living. It is often described as a period of high creativity.
(a) De-urbanisation
(b) Urbanisation
(c) Globalisation
(d) Renaissance
► (d) Renaissance

14. Name the mosque converted into a bakery by the British ?
(a) Moth Ki Masjid
(b) Jama Masjid
(c) Zinat-al-Masjid
(d) Fathehpuri Masjid
► (c) Zinat-al-Masjid

15. What is the tomb of a Sufi saint called?
(a) Dargah
(b) Idgah
(c) khanqah
(d) Cul-de-sac
► (a) Dargah

16. What is the importance of Jama Masjid, situated in Delhi?
(a) The office of archeological survey of India
(b) One of the important residences of the Mughal emperors of India
(c) One of the largest and grandest mosques in India
(d) The office of the electorate of India
► (c) One of the largest and grandest mosques in India

17. Complete the following. In the late 18th century, Calcutta, Bombay and ______________ rose in importance as Presidency cities and were the centres of British power
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Nagpur
(c) Madras
(d) Kanpur
► (c) Madras

18. Where did the British exile Bahdadur Shah Zafar to ?
(a) Sril Lanka
(b) China
(c) Burma
(d) Pakistan
► (c) Burma

19. The streets of Delhi aren't mere streets, they are the album of a painter. Name the poet who wrote these words.
(a) Mirza Ghalib
(b) Kabir Das
(c) Mir Taqi Mir
(d) Sur Das
► (c) Mir Taqi Mir

20. Complete the following. After defeating the ____________, British gained controlof Delhui in 1803.
(a) Mauryans
(b) Pandyas
(c) Marathas
(d) Cheras
► (c) Marathas
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