Ruling the Countryside MCQs

CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 3 MCQs from the book Our Past III Book| History Chapter 1 “Ruling the Countryside” Multiple Choice Questions ‌with Answers

Ruling the Countryside MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class History Book Our Past III Chapter 3 – Ruling the Countryside.  Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference. Take Free Online MCQs Test for Class 8.



Q1- East India Company got Diwani of Bengal in


A) 1762

B) 1765

C) 1770

D) 1764


Q2- A terrible famine had stuck Bengal in


A) 1770

B) 1775

C) 1779

D) 1764


Q3- As Diwan, the company had to look after _______ of Bengal


A) financial administration

B) defence

C) religious issues

D) judiciary


Q4- Artisans started deserting bengal villages because


A) of famine

B) unavailability of raw material.

C) they were forced to sell goods at low prices.

D) Floods


Q5- ______ was Governor General of India in 1793


A) Warren Hastings

B) Charles Cornwallis

C) Louis Chole

D) George Martin


Q6- Under permanent settlements, Rajas and Talukdars were recognised as


A) Zamindars

B) Kings

C) Diwans

D) Peasants


Q7- Nearly _____ people died in Bengal famine that occurred in 1770


A) 20 million

B) 1 million

C) 10 million

D) 25 million


Q8- Many cultivators lost their land because


A) rent was high.

B) of famine.

C) of no rainfall.

D) they were jailed.


Q9- Zamindars were responsible for collecting ____ from peasants.


A) rent

B) goods

C) food

D) money


Q10- Mahalwari system was introduced in 


A) 1822

B) 1854

C) 1830

D) 1825


Q11- When Company got the Diwani of Bengal, the Governor General of the 


A) Presidency was

B) Lord Dalhousie

C) Lord Mountbatten

D) Robert Clive

James Mill


Q12- Under the Mahalwari system, each ____ were called Mahal.


A) village

B) peasants

C) houses

D) towns


Q13- _____ was Madras governor in 1819.


A) Thomas Munro

B) Franklin

C) Jacob Smith

D) Holt Mackenzie


Q14- The company introduced _____ in 1793


A) Judiciary changes

B) Permanent Settlement

C) administrative reforms

D) agriculture reforms


Q15- Over _______ of Bengal population was wiped out due to the famine of 1770.


A) One third

B) one fifth

C) one half

D) two third


Q16- _______ was introduced in 1819.


A) Ryotwari system

B) Mahalwari system

C) agriculture reforms

D) Judiciary reforms


Q17- Morris cotton print was invented by


A) William Morris

B) Robert Morris

C) John Morris

D) Morris Will


Q18- _______ collected revenues under Mahalwari system.


A) Zamindars

B) English officials

C) village headmen

D) soldiers


Q19- ______ devised Mahalwari system in 1922.


A) Robert Mills

B) Cornwille

C) Holt Mackenzie

D) Warren Hastings


Q20- If zamindars didn’t paid revenue, then British


A) used to jail them.

B) seize their goods

C) auction their land.

D) punish them.


Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 3 – Ruling the Countryside MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 B 11 C
2 A 12 A
3 A 13 A
4 C 14 B
5 B 15 A
6 A 16 A
7 C 17 A
8 A 18 C
9 A 19 C
10 A 20 C



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