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 Q1. Assertion : William Jones & Colebrooke discovered ancient texts, understanding their meaning

Reason : They were Orientalists & interested in the culture of Asia.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong

(D) (R) is correct but (A) is wrong

Q2. Some statements are given below :

(1) William Jones had studied Greek & Latin.

(2) He was a Scholar of French, English & Arabic language

(3) He arrived Calcutta in 1793

(4) He had an appointment as a Junior Judge at the Supreme Court

Which of the above statements are true –

(A) 1, 2, 3       (B) 1, 2, 4     (C) 1, 2, 3, 4  (D) 1, 3, 4

Q3.  Match the following –

Practice Questions: Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation Notes | Study Social Studies (SST) Class 8 - Class 8

(A) a(i), b(ii), c(iii), d(iv)  

(B) a(ii), b(iii), c(i), d(iv)  

(C) a(ii), b(iv), c(i), d(iii)  

(D) a(iii), b(iv), c(ii), d(i)

Q4. “A single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India & Arabia” . Who said these words –

(A) Thomas Babington Macaulay    

(B) Charles Wood

(C) William Jones 

(D) Thomas Colebrooke

Q5. Some statements are given below –

(1) Charles wood was the President of the Board of control of the company in 1854

(2) Wood’s Dispatch emphasized the practical benefits of a system of European learning

(3) The English Education Act was introduced in 1835

(4) In 1835, the decision was to make English the medium of instruction for higher education.

Which of the above statements is/are correct –

(A) only 1 (B) only 2       (C) 1, 2, 3      (D) All of the above

Q6. 

Assertion : ‘Calcutta Madrasa’ & ‘Banaras Sanskrit college were seen as “Temples of Darkness”

Reason : These institutions were based on orientalists vision of learning.

 (A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is correct

Q7.  Which one is not true regarding of wood’s dispatch

(1) It believed that English education would improve the moral character of Indians

(2) English education would supply the company with trusted civil servants

(3) It would make Indians irresponsible & dishonest

(4) European learning would change Indians taste & desire.

    (A) Only 1       (B) Only 2      (C) Only 3    (D) Only 4     

Q8. 

Assertion : In 1830, William Adam, a Scottish missionary toured the districts of ‘Bengal & Bihar

Reason : He had been asked by the company to report on the progress of education in vernacular schools.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is correct

Q9.  Read the following passage carefully & fill in the blanks –

Until   (i)    ,the East India company was opposed to missionary activities in India. It feared there missionary activities would provoke reaction amongest the  (ii)    , The missionaries set up a mission at   (iii)    .   (iv)   helped to establish the mission. A printing press was set up in   (v)    & a college established in   (vi)    in   (vii)   .

    (i) (A) 1811      (B) 1812 (C) 1813       (D) 1814

    (ii) (A) British people (B) local population  (C) uneducated Indians   (D) Educated Indians

    (iii) (A) Calcutta       (B) Bombay     (C) Serampore      (D) Bengal

    (iv) (A) William Carey       (B) Willian Jones     (C) Thomas Colebrooke (D) William Adam

    (v) (A) 1799     (B) 1800 (C) 1801 (D) 1802

    (vi) (A) 1815    (B) 1816 (C) 1817 (D) 1818

    (vii) (A) Bengal (B) Calcutta    (C) Madras    (D) Bombay

Q10. The two persons who were helped by William Jones in studying of Asian Culture-

(A) Macaulay & Hastings      

(B) Hastings & Canning   

(C) Macaulay & Charles Wood      

(D) Colebrooke & Halhed    

Q11.Which statement is/are not true in regarding the painting of “village pathshala”

(A) The painting is made by a Dutch painter, Solvyn

(B) The painter came in India in 18th century

(C) In his painting the tried to depict the everyday life of people

(D) A British official was also painted observing the lives of Indian people.

(A) only A           

(B) only B          

(C) only C          

(D) only D

Q12. 

Assertion : In the earlier system of education children from poor peasant families had been able to go to pathshalas

Reason : No regular time table & no printing books were used at that time.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the right explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the right explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is correct

Q13. 

Assertion : Mahatma Gandhi was not in favour of English education. He argued that colonial education created a sense of inferiority in the minds of Indians.

Reason : British education made Indians see western civilization as superior & destroyed the pride, they had in their own culture.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the right explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the right explanation of (A)]

(C) (A) is right but (R) is wrong

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is right

Q14.        

Assertion : Western education was criticised by Mahatma Gandhi & Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Reason : English education focused on reading & writing rather than oral knowledge & practical knowledge

(A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the right explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the right explanation of (A)]

(C) (A) is right but (R) is wrong

(D) (A) is wrong but (R) is right

Q15.  Which statement is not true for ‘Shanti Niketan’

(1) It was established in 1901.

(2) It was established 100 km away from Calcutta in a rural setting.

(3) In Shantiniketan, Education was given in harmony with nature.

(4) Education was given in classrooms rather than using open space

(A) Only 1           (B) Only 2          (C) Only 3         (D) Only 4  

ANSWER 

Q.1.-(A), Q.2.-(B), Q.3.-(C), Q.4.-(A), Q.5.-(A),  

Q.6.-(D), Q.7.-(A), Q.8.-(C),  

Q.9.- Q.(i)-(C), Q.(ii)-(B), Q.(iii)-(C), Q.(iv)-(A), Q.(v)- (B), Q.(vi)-(D), Q.(vii)-(B)

Q.10.-(D), Q.11.-(D), Q.12.-(B), Q.13.-(A), Q.14.-(A), Q.15.-(D), 

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