Test: Colonialism And The City - 1


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QUESTION: 1

The image given below is an artists impression of an important port town of 17th century in the state of Andhra Pradesh today. But later as new ports were set up by the British in Bombay, Madras, Calcutta etc, this one lost its importance. Identify this port town. This port was also deurbanized during 19th century.

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Machilipatnam ,also known as Masulipatnam and Bandar, is a town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of Krishna district. It is also the mandal headquarters of Machilipatnam mandal in Machilipatnam revenue division of the district.The ancient port town served as the settlement of European traders from the 16th century, and it was a major trading port for the British, Dutch and French in the seventeenth century.

QUESTION: 2

Complete the following. In the late 18th century, Calcutta, Bombay and ______________ rose in importance as Presidency cities and were the centres of British power

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QUESTION: 3

Which were the three important Presidency regions set up by the British for administrative purposes?

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QUESTION: 4

From the following options, which one refer to De-urbanisation ?

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QUESTION: 5

What is Urbanisation ?

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QUESTION: 6

From the list of options given below, which cities were de-urbanised during the 19th century?

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QUESTION: 7

From the outline map of India, identify this place marked in red circle. This city began to grow when the East India Company stared using this place as its main port in Western India

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QUESTION: 8

Name this historic imperial city that became a dusty provincial town in the 19th century before it was rebuilt as the capital of British India after 1912.

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QUESTION: 9

Long ago, how many capital cities were founded in a small area on the left bank of river Jamuna ?

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As many as 14 capital cities were founded in a small area of about 60 square miles on the left bank of the river Jamuna, and of them, the major ones are the capitals built between the 12th and 17th centuries.

QUESTION: 10

What is the tomb of a Sufi saint called?

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The tomb of a Sufi saint is called Durgah. 

A dargah (Persian: درگاه‎ dargâh or درگه dargah, Turkish dergâh, also in Urdu and Bengali: দরগাহ dorgah) is a shrine built over the grave of a revered religious figure, often a Sufi saint or dervish.