Test: British Economic Impact In India - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Which pair is associated with the Ryotwari Settlement

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QUESTION: 2

The settlement under the Ryotwari system was revised periodically after

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QUESTION: 3

The Ryotwari Settlement was introduced in the beginning of the 19th century in parts of

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QUESTION: 4

The Mahalwari system was introduced in parts of

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QUESTION: 5

Which land revenue settlement was made directly with the actual cultivators?

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QUESTION: 6

 Under which settlement was the cultivator recognised as the owner of his plot of land subject to the payment of land revenue?

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The system they proposed, is known as the Ryotwari Settlementunder which the cultivator was to be recognized as the owner of his plot of land subject to the payment of land revenue. The supporters of the Ryotwari Settlement claimed that it was a continuation of the state of affairs that had existed in the past.

QUESTION: 7

A modified Mahalwari system known as the village system was introduced in

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QUESTION: 8

Which systems departed fundamentally from the tradiional land system of the country?

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QUESTION: 9

The British made land salable, mortgagable, and alienable all over the country. This was done primarily to

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QUESTION: 10

The revenue settlement was to be made by village or estate (mahal), by estate with landlords or h eads of fa mi l i e s t o collectively claimed or heads of families who collectively claimed to be the landlords of the village or the estate. Which was this system?

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QUESTION: 11

A reason for introducing private ownership in land was the belief that

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QUESTION: 12

Town handicrafts were ruined during the course of British rule. The main customers, in the past, of these handcrafts were

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QUESTION: 13

What led to the ruin of Indian handicrafts?

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QUESTION: 14

Which industries were the worst hit?

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QUESTION: 15

Rural artisan industries were ruined more rapidly oncethe railways were built. Now British manufacturers could reach the remotest villages. In this context, who remarked “The armour of the isolated self-sufficient village was pierced by the steel rail, and its life blood ebbed away”?

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QUESTION: 16

The artisans and craftsmen were ruined when

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QUESTION: 17

Who wrote “the misery hardly finds a parallel in the history of commerce. The bones of the cotton-weavers are bleaching the plains of India”?

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QUESTION: 18

The self-sufficient village economy in India was broken up when

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QUESTION: 19

Where was the land revenue claim of the Government as high as 45 to 55 per cent of gross production in the early Ryotwari Settlement?

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QUESTION: 20

According to Census Reports, between 1901 and 1941 alone the percentage of population dependent on agriculture increased from about 64 percent to

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QUESTION: 21

De-industrialisation of India is borne out by the fact that

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QUESTION: 22

What was begar?

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QUESTION: 23

The peasant had a difficult time paying land revenue. How did he pay it?

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QUESTION: 24

Which of the following benefited the most by the introduction of transferability of land?

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QUESTION: 25

The land revenue demand increased from Rs. 15.3 crores in 1857-58 to what amount in 1936-37?

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QUESTION: 26

Referring to the large amount of revenue extracted from Bengal, who complained that one-third of Bengal had been transformed into “a jungle inhabited only by wild beasts”?

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QUESTION: 27

T he G ov e r nme nt t o ok t he p la c e o f the zamindars in the

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QUESTION: 28

In 1911 the total debt was estimated at Rs. 300 crores. By 1937 it amounted to

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QUESTION: 29

It has been calculated that in 1950-51 land rent and money-lender’s interest was rouqhly equal to one-third of the total agricultural produce for the year. It  amounted to

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QUESTION: 30

Nearly half of the landed property of Bengal had been transferred from the old zamindars to merchants and other moneyed classes by

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