MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: The Changing World of Visual Arts

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: The Changing World of Visual Arts

1. Abanindranath Tagore and a new group of nationalist artists rejected the art of Ravi Verma because
(a) It was imitative
(b) It was westernised
(c) It was cheap
(d) Both (a) to (b)
► (d) Both (a) to (b)

2. Which one the following definition best explain a Portrait ?
(a) A picture with a theme
(b) The art of drawing caricatures
(c) A picture of a person in which the face and its expression is prominent
(d) A picture of a scenic landscape
► (c) A picture of a person in which the face and its expression is prominent

3. The European artists brought with them new styles and conventions of painting. Which of the following options best describe the term convention?
(a) An accepted label
(b) An accepted type of screening
(c) An accepted norm or style
(d) An accepted type of printing
► (c) An accepted norm or style

4. Name the third category of imperial art that existed during the colonial India
(a) Engraving
(b) Oil Painting
(c) History painting
(d) Clay painting
► (c) History painting

5. They began producing pictures which became widely popular in Europe and helped shape Western perceptions of India. Who is being referred to here as they?
(a) European artists
(b) European scholars
(c) British governor Generals
(d) Indian Kings and rulers
► (a) European artists

6. From the following options available which one can be called a collection of Indo-European style of paintings made in India by Indian artists
(a) Company Painting
(b) British India Painting
(c) East India Painting
(d) Indo- British Painting
► (a) Company Painting

7. What techniques did the painters of Murshidabad and Patna adapt from the British while making post cards?
(a) Landscape painting
(b) Canvas painting
(c) Self portraits
(d) Use of water colours
► (d) Use of water colours

8. Which year did the painters Thomas Daniell and his nephew William Daniell come to India?
(a) 1785
(b) 1750
(c) 1850
(d) 1800
► (a) 1785

9. Who introduced the use of water colours and oil paints in India for the first time?
(a) Persian artists
(b) Indian artists
(c) Chinese artists
(d) British artists
► (d) British artists

10. European artists brought with them the idea of realism. From the list of options which one best describes the term realism.
(a) The art work had to be an engraved one
(b) The art work had to project the power of the British
(c) The art work had to be done by a real professional artist
(d) The art work was expected to look real and lifelike.
► (d) The art work was expected to look real and lifelike.

11. Name the important printing press set up at Calcutta in the late 19th century started by the middle class Indians, producing life like images of eminent Bengali personalities as well as mythological pictures.
(a) Bengal Art Studio
(b) Bengal Press
(c) Calcutta Press
(d) Calcutta Art Studio
► (d) Calcutta Art Studio

12. Name the Nawab who fought against the British Resident controlling the affairs of the state in the 1770s and later became a dependent pensioner of the East India Company
(a) Majid Ali Khan
(b) Wasim Ali Khan
(c) Muhammed Ali Khan
(d) Ibrahim Ali Khan
► (c) Muhammed Ali Khan

13. Name the two European artists commissioned by Muhammed Ali Khan.
(a) Tilly Kettle and Baron Pigot
(b) James Willison and Baron Pigot
(c) George Pigot and Baron Pigot
(d) Tilly Kettle and George Willison
► (d) Tilly Kettle and George Willison

14. Name the pilgrimage centre of the temple village around which the scroll painters and potters began developing a new style of art in Bengal.
(a) Kripamayee
(b) Kalighat
(c) Dakshineswara
(d) Tarakeshwar
► (b) Kalighat

15. A few facts with respect to the portrait painting are given below. Choose the one that is not true.
(a) The portraits often did not project the lavish lifestyles, wealth and status that the empire generated.
(b) The rich and the powerful both wanted to see themselves on the canvas
(c) During the colonial India days, portrait painting was very popular
(d) The size of the paintings projected the importance of the patrons who commissioned the portraits.
► (a) The portraits often did not project the lavish lifestyles, wealth and status that the empire generated.

16. Tipu Sultan encouraged a special type of wall painting. What is this called as?
(a) Glass Painting
(b) Copper Painting
(c) Mural Painting
(d) Canvas Painting
► (c) Mural Painting
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