MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 2 From Trade to Territory

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 2 From Trade to Territory

1. Which place/city was given to the British by a local ruler in 1639, which was later fortified as Fort St George.?
(a) Delhi
(b) Kolkata
(c) Madras
(d) Bombay
► (c) Madras

2. From the years mentioned below, choose the correct date of death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal ruler
(a) On 3rd March 1800
(b) On 3rd March 1707
(c) On 3rd March 1750
(d) On 3rd March 1850
► (b) On 3rd March 1707

3. Name the place the British King Charles-II received as a dowry by marrying the Portuguese princess, which later became an important trading centre.
(a) Island of Bombay
(b) Island of Kuchch
(c) Island of Goa
(d) Island of Pondicherry
► (a) Island of Bombay

4. Name the movement started in Italy in the 14th century and lasted till 17th century that later provoked the Europeans to come to India and other countries.
(a) Renaissance
(b) Nationalism
(c) Socialism
(d) Urbanisation
► (a) Renaissance

5. A Farman is best described as an order from a King. Aurangzeb issued a Farman to Robert Clive granting the East India Company
(a) the right to set up factories on the banks of rivers
(b) the right to fortify settlement
(c) the right to trade duty free
(d) the right to fight battles with the other European powers
► (c) the right to trade duty free

6. Where in India did the British establish a fortified factory called Fort William?
(a) Delhi
(b) Bombay
(c) Calcutta
(d) Madras
► (c) Calcutta

7. Three presidencies were established by the British with a Governor General for each. Choose the three presidencies from the given list of options?
(a) Madras, Calcutta, Delhi
(b) Madras, Bombay and Calcutta
(c) Madras, Pondicherry, Calcutta
(d) Madras, Bombay and Delhi
► (b) Madras, Bombay and Calcutta

8. A list of historical events are given below, Choose the one you think marked the beginning of the modern Age of Indian history?
(a) Birth of Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Indian independence on 15th August 1947
(c) Indus valley Civilisation
(d) Death of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb
► (d) Death of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb

9. Why is it considered that Delhi could no longer function as an effective center after the death of Aurangzeb?
(a) Many regional powerful kingdoms emerged in various parts asserting their authority
(b) Delhi was not considered to be symbolically lucky for the rulers.
(c) Delhi only represented the Northern part of India, and the Southern Part was left out without any representation
(d) The trading activities could not function from Delhi
► (a) Many regional powerful kingdoms emerged in various parts asserting their authority

10. According to the historians, by the second half of the 18th century, which new power emerged as powerful in India?
(a) British
(b) Chinese
(c) Japanese
(d) Dutch
► (a) British

11. Which were the important spices that were in great demand in the European market?
(a) Coriander, Fenugreek
(b) Cumin, Aniseed
(c) Pepper, Cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon
(d) Garlic, Ginger, poppy seeds
► (c) Pepper, Cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon

12. In which year did the East India Company acquire a charter as the sole traders with the East from the ruler of England, Queen Elizabeth I?
(a) 1700
(b) 1600
(c) 1750
(d) 1800
► (b) 1600

13. In which year was the Dutch East India Company formed?
(a) 1752
(b) 1702
(c) 1682
(d) 1602
► (d) 1602

14. When was the French East India Company established?
(a) 1750
(b) 1664
(c) 1690
(d) 1700
► (b) 1664

15. Which foreign power, from the given list was the last European power to enter India?
(a) French
(b) Dutch
(c) Chinese
(d) Portuguese
► (a) French

16. When was the battle of Plassey fought between the Nawab of Bengal and British?
(a) On 23rd Sept 1757
(b) On 23rd December 1757
(c) On 23rd November 1757
(d) On 23rd June 1757
► (d) On 23rd June 1757

17. What do you call a business enterprise that makes profit primarily through trade, buying goods cheap and selling them at higher process?
(a) Exchange
(b) Noncommercial
(c) Mercantile
(d) Barter
► (c) Mercantile

18. Which foreign power already had established contacts with the Western part of India by the time British ships sailed and crossed Indian Ocean?
(a) Portuguese
(b) Dutch
(c) Chinese
(d) French
► (a) Portuguese
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