MCQ Questions for Class 11 History: Ch 8 Confrontation of Cultures

MCQ Questions for Class 11 History: Ch 8 Confrontation of Cultures

1. The magnetic compass, used in explorations, had been known since
(a) 1377.
(b) 1378.
(c) 1379.
(d) 1380.
► (d) 1380.

2. When Christopher Columbus reached the islands of Cubanascan, he mistook it for
(a) Andaman
(b) Australia
(c) Japan
(d) Malasiya
► (c) Japan

3. In 1571, the Philippines was conquered by
(a) Spain.
(b) Portugal.
(c) Holland.
(d) England.
► (a) Spain.

4. In 1519, the group that was trying to secede from the Aztec rule of king Montezuma was
(a) Castillo.
(b) Malinchista.
(c) Tlaxcalans.
(d) Totonacs.
► (d) Totonacs.

5. The first formal Portuguese capital in South America was
(a) Salvador.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Bahamas.
(d) Bahia/Salvador.
► (d) Bahia/Salvador.

6. The civilisation which was politically less powerful than the Aztecs in Mexico was
(a) Arawaks.
(b) Caribs.
(c) Incas.
(d) Mayas.
► (d) Mayas.

7. People who believe that inanimate objects may have life or a soul are called
(a) agnocists.
(b) anthropologists.
(c) animists.
(d) atheists.
► (c) animists.

8. The cultures of the Aztecs had certain features in common with the cultures of the:
(a) Caribs
(b) Tupinambas
(c) Arawaks
(d) Incas
► (d) Incas

9. Columbus’ expedition that was sanctioned by the Spanish authorities set sail from the port of Palos on
(a) 3 January 1942.
(b) 3 February 1942.
(c) 3 March 1942.
(d) 3 August 1492.
► (d) 3 August 1492.

10. The ruler who ascended the throne after a civil war was
(a) Atahualpa
(b) Cuatemoc
(c) Montezuma
(d) Manco Capac
► (a) Atahualpa

11. Who made ‘Chinampas’, an artificial islands in Lake Mexico. 
(a) Cuatemoc
(b) Tupinambas
(c) Aztecs 
(d) Agnocists
► (c) Aztecs 

12. Who destroyed the Inca civilisation?
(a) German
(b) British
(c) Spanish
(d) French
► (c) Spanish

13. Aztecs got power when they destroyed the power of ______.
(a) Montezuma
(b) Incas
(c) Maya
(d) Tolteks
► (d) Tolteks

14. Who built roads through mountains from Ecuador to Chile.
(a) German
(b) Incas
(c) Maya
(d) Aztecs 
► (b) Incas

15. _______ was the science of mapping the universe.
(a) Cosmography 
(b) Cartography
(c) Calligraphy 
(d) Pictography 
► (a) Cosmography
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