Daily Problem Practice for History (DPPH): 20 February

Daily Problem Practice for History: 20 February

Objective Questions:

Q.1 Which of the following statements is incorrect:

a. The earliest Brahmanical paintings so far known, are the fragments found in Badami caves.

b. Painting of Rajarajeshwara temple at Tanjore is exceptional because it is a true fresco method over the surface of the rock.

c. Basholi is famous for Jaina School of painting.

d. Rajasthan School of Painting was influenced by Gita Govinda of Jayadeva.

Q.2. Match the following:

List- I (Puppet forms)     List- II (Region)

  1. Pavakoothu,                 i. Tamil Nadu
  2. Yampuri                          ii. Kerala
  3. Bommalattam,               iii. Rajasthan
  4. Kathputli,                         iv. Bihar

Codes:

1   2   3   4

a. ii   iv i iii

b. iv   iii i ii

c. iii   i iii iv

d. i   ii iv iii

Q.3 Consider the following statements regarding Bharatnatyam:

i.Bharatnatyam dance is known to be ekaharya, where one dancer takes on many roles in a single performance.

ii. This dance was not performed by the devadasis, who were young girls gifted by their parents to the temples and who were married to the gods.

iii. The first dance item is the alarippu, literally meaning – to adorn with flowers.

iv.  A Bharatnatyam performance ends with a tillana which has its origin in the tarana of Hindustani music.

Correct statement/s is/are:

a. All

b. All except ii

c. All except i and iii

d. All except iv

Q.4 Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a. The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the Medieval times by the great Vaishnava saint of Assam, Sankaradeva.

b. Kathak Dance was influenced by the Mughals

c. Dhrupad and Khayal are part of Carnatic classical music.

d. Kajri is a folk song of Uttar Pradesh.

Q.5 Match the following:

List-I                                            List- II

  1. Tomma Sora                      i. Kuka Movement
  2. Ram Singh                           ii. Ramosi Rebellion
  3. Govind Guru                   iii. Bhil Uprising
  4. Balwant Phadke               iv. Koya Rebellion

Codes:

1  2  3  4

a. i ii iii iv

b. iv i ii iii

c. iv i iii ii

d. iii ii i iv

Q.6 Consider the following statements regarding Rangpur Uprising:

i. Rangpur uprising is called the first formidable peasant uprising against the rule of the East India Company.

ii. This rebellion was precursor of a long series of peasant rising in Bengal.

iii. Rangpur rebellion made clear the evils of the Khutkatthi system.

iv. Rangpur uprising paved the way for devising a land settlement that would be permanent in nature.

Correct statement/s is/are:

a. i and ii

b. i, ii and iv

c. ii, ii and iv

d. i, ii and iii

Q.7. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a. Sarojini Naidu, gave Jinnah the title of “Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”.

b. The Extremists wanted the 1907 session to be held in Surat with and reiteration of the swaraj, swadeshi, boycott and national education resolutions.

c. After Surat Split in 1907, Congress was now dominated by the Moderates.

d. One of its members of Simon Commission was Clement Attlee.

Q.8 Which of the following was not the feature of Lucknow Pact of 1916:

a. Muslims should be given 2/3 representation in Central Govt.

b. There should be separate electorates for all communities until they ask for joint electorate.

c. A system of weightage to minority political representation (giving minorities more representation in the government than proportional to their share of the population) should be adopted.

d. The number of Muslims in the provincial legislatures should be laid down province by province.

Q.9 Consider the following statements is incorrect regarding Moderates in early Indian National Congress.

a. Social base of moderates was zamindars and upper middle classes in towns.

b. Their ideological inspiration was Indian history, cultural heritage

c. They believed that the movement should be limited to middle class intelligentsia; masses not yet ready for participation in political work.

d. They insisted on the use of constitutional methods only.

Q.10 Consider the following statements regarding the Safety-valve theory:

i. It is a conspiracy theory related to the formation of the Indian National Congress.

ii. It says that that British created a safety valve by opening up a line of communication between the rulers and the ruled by forming the Indian National Congress to prevent a mass revolution.

iii. The safety-valve theory originated from William Wedderburn’s biography of Hume

iv. The safety-valve thesis has been proved right.

Incorrect statement/s is/are:

a. i, ii and iii

b. ii, iii and iv

c. iii and iv

d. ii and iii

Mains Type Questions (For General Studies and History Optional)

Q. “Permanent Settlement disappointed many expectations and introduced there results that were not anticipated.” Comment. (250 words)

Reference- I

Reference- II

Q.The  British  industrial  policy  in  the  nineteenth  century  ruined  the  Indian  handicrafts.” Comment.(200 words)

Reference- I

Reference- II

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  1. Ashish says:

    Ans1:
    The Permanent settlement was introduced by Cornwallis in 1793 to efficiently increase the revenue collection. after warren Hastings failure of various settlement methods.

    Its aim was to place zamindar as revenue collector for company. It made zamindar as owner for peasant and made zamindar as tenant for company. It demanded almost 11/12 the share of the revenue from zamindar.

    The settlement system aimed to benefit company as it eases Administrative efforts and ensures finance. Also, it stated that the surplus with zamindar after settlement to be invested in improving cultivation. This way ,it was expected that the company, zamindar and peasant would benefit.

    However, the revenue demand was enormous. It resulted in peasants burdened with huge surplus from zamindars. So, peasants didn’t signed any patta as earlier used to in fear of loss of land. Further, the peasants land rights were taken away after 1793 and this resulted in cultivation went down . Also, the zamindar were no less suffering due to sunset clauses. It resulted in frequent land auction and subinfeudation.

    Hence, the permanent settlement which initially claimed for improvement in cultivation worsened the condition of peasants and zamindar. However, the recent research has shown through Jotedar thesis that the impact of such settlement were less spectacular as there was regional variations and impact was less on structure of landholding everwhere in bengal region.

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    1. The outcome settlement was not good for peasants, zamindars and british. You should mention about british also, like: the company felt that surplus is being appropriated by Zamindar and the benefit is not coming to the company. They also suffered losses because income was fixed but expenditure was increasing day by day.
      Mention some more points which are not general: (1) socially it was hoped that the zamindar would act as a natural leaders of the peadantry and show the public spirit in helping the spread of education and other charita le activities. (2) Other hope was that permanent settlement would make zamindars very wealthy and they would invest their surplus in trade, industry. (3) people could become richer and government could tax them which would increase revenue of the gov.

      Advice: Its better to structure the answer well, mostly in point for as far as possible. Here you could have structured it like this: (1) introduction about the permanent settlement (2) What were anicipated and hoped from this settlement (3) How it disappointed (a) peasants (b) zamindars (c) East India Company. (4) Short conclusion (though not always required).

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  2. VedicAryan says:

    “The British industrial policy in the nineteenth century ruined the Indian handicrafts.”

    The 19th century Indian economy is fundamentally a colonial one, serving the interests of metropolis. India effectively turned into a raw material exporting country for the booming British industries and in turn serving as a market for their finished goods. This has a detrimental effect on Indian handicraft industry as it is bereft of the raw material, which has become expensive on account of exports sailing to Britain. They have also been deprived of markets for their goods, as Britain industries flooded Indian markets with its finished goods, which are machine made and hence cheap. The indian artisans hands could not compete with high end machinery of British indsutries.

    The discriminatory tariff policies of colonial governmernt like imposing heavy duties on indian manufacturers in England, making export of raw material and import of finished goods duty free, all combined to ruin Indian handicrafts. British also imposed heavy duty on indian handicrafts exports thus making them uncompetative in the gloabl market. The colonial government also gave special privileges to the Bristish manufacturers in India and compelled Indian artisans to divulge thier trade secrtes. All these contributed in deiindustilisation of India.

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  3. VedicAryan says:

    “The British industrial policy in the nineteenth century ruined the Indian handicrafts.”

    The 19th century Indian economy is fundamentally a colonial one, serving the interests of metropolis. India effectively turned into a raw material exporting country for the booming British industries and in turn serving as a market for their finished goods. This has a detrimental effect on Indian handicraft industry as it is bereft of the raw material, which has become expensive on account of exports sailing to Britain. They have also been deprived of markets for their goods, as Britain industries flooded Indian markets with its finished goods, which are machine made and hence cheap. The indian artisans hands could not compete with high end machinery of British indsutries.

    The discriminatory tariff policies of colonial governmernt like imposing heavy duties on indian manufacturers in England, making export of raw material and import of finished goods duty free, all combined to ruin Indian handicrafts. British also imposed heavy duty on indian handicrafts exports thus making them uncompetative in the gloabl market. The colonial government also special privileges to the Bristish manufacturers in India and compelling Indian artisans to divulge thier trade secrtes also contributed in deiindustilisation of India.

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