MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 8 Women, Caste and Reform

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 8 Women, Caste and Reform

1. Name the class that belonged to the lower most strata in the social ladder of ancient India
(a) Brahmans
(b) Kshatriyas
(c) Vaishyas
(d) Shudras
► (d) Shudras

2. Who was the important reformer who reinterpreted verses from the Koran to argue for women's education
(a) Mumtaz Ali
(b) Annie Besant
(c) Rashsundari Debi
(d) Sarojini Naidu
► (a) Mumtaz Ali

3. Name the uppermost caste in the social ladder that existed in ancient India
(a) Kshatriyas
(b) Shudras
(c) Vaishyas
(d) Brahmans
► (d) Brahmans

4. His support for women upliftment made him pass the Widow Remarriage Act of 1856. Who is being referred to here?
(a) Keshab Chandra Sen
(b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(c) Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar
(d) Dadabai Naoroji
► (c) Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar

5. Montheism means
(a) Belief in many gods
(b) Widow remarriage
(c) Belief in one god
(d) Child Marriage
► (c) Belief in one god

6. Name the personality, from the list given below, who secretly learned to read and write in the flickering light of candles at night.
(a) Rashsundari Debi
(b) Ragma Bai Ranade
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Sarojini Naidu
► (a) Rashsundari Debi

7. Name the person who founded the Theosophical Society in India.
(a) Madame Blavatsky and Col
(b) Sarojini Naidu
(c) Rama Bai Ranade
(d) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
► (a) Madame Blavatsky and Col

8. Name the social reformer who worked for the upliftment of women in Maharashtra
(a) Jyotirao Phule
(b) Rama Bai Ranade
(c) Syed Ahmed Khan
(d) Annie Besant
► (a) Jyotirao Phule

9. Among the following, which class belonged to the traders and money lenders
(a) Brahmans
(b) Shudras
(c) Vaishyas
(d) None of these
► (c) Vaishyas

10. Few important points with respect to Raja Ram Mohan Roy are given below. Select the one that is not true.
(a) Through Brahmo Samaj he attempted to reform Hindu society
(b) Rajaram Mohan Roy encouraged the study of local languages and wanted to abolish Western education.
(c) He tried to show through his writings that the practice of widow burning had no sanction in ancient texts.
(d) Rabindranath Tagore called him as the Father of Indian Renaissance
► (b) Rajaram Mohan Roy encouraged the study of local languages and wanted to abolish Western education.

11. Name the important women personality who wrote and published a book Stripurushtulna, criticising the social differences between men and women
(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Mumtaz Ali
(c) Tarabai Shinde
(d) Rama Bai Ranade
► (c) Tarabai Shinde

12. Where did the first primary school for girls start at?
(a) Kanpur
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Aligarh
(d) Bhopal
► (b) Maharashtra

13. Followers of Brahmo Samaj started another one in Bombay in 1867. Name this Samaj that fought against social customs like child marriage and remarriage for widows.
(a) Ramakrishna Mission
(b) Theosophical Society
(c) Prarthana Samaj
(d) Arya Samaj
► (c) Prarthana Samaj

14. The Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College was founded by
(a) Muhammad Ali
(b) Shaukat Ali
(c) Sayyid Ahmed Khan
(d) Deoband School
► (c) Sayyid Ahmed Khan

15. Who translated an old Buddhist text that was critical of caste.
(a) Pandita Ramabai
(b) Tarabai Shinde
(c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(d) Jyotirao Phule
► (c) Raj Ram Mohan Roy

16. Under which Governor General did Raja Ram Mohan Roy initiative to ban Sati?
(a) Lord Mountbatten
(b) William Bentick
(c) Lord Dalhousie
(d) Lord Ripon
► (b) William Bentick

17. With respect to ancient India, a list of statements related to the untouchables are given below. Point out the one that is not true.
(a) They were not allowed to draw water from the wells used by the upper castes
(b) They were not considered as inferior human beings
(c) They were not allowed to bathe in ponds where the upper caste bathed
(d) They were not allowed to enter temples
► (b) They were not considered as inferior human beings

18. In which language women of the aristocratic Muslim households of North India learnt to read and write the Koran?
(a) Persian
(b) Hindi
(c) Arabic
(d) English
► (c) Arabic
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