Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners MCQs


CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 6 MCQs from the book Our Past III Book | History Chapter 6 “Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners” Multiple Choice Questions ‌with Answers

Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 8 History Book Our Past III Chapter 6 – Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners.  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- _______ on the West coast was one of the important sources of trade from Indian Ocean in the early 17th century.


A) Bombay

B) Surat

C) Kozhikode

D) Kandla


Q2- ________ were mainly using the Surat coast for trade until late 18th century.


A) French

B) Chinese

C) Dutch

D) Portugese



Q3- As its industry grew in 18th century, _____ came to be known as ‘workshop of the world


A) France

B) Britain

C) Portugal

D) Holland


Q4- Before 1750, ____ was the largest producer of cotton textiles in the world.


A) India

B) Britain

C) Burma

D) China


Q5- _______ was woven in Surat and Ahmedabad and was highly valued in Indonesia.


A) Patola

B) Muslin

C) Bombay Dyeing

D) Paithani


Q6- British named ______ as Muslin since they came across it for the first time in Mosul, Iraq.


A) pepper

B) Cardamom

C) cotton

D) Silk


Q7- ________ is a fine Muslin cloth that British traded in Bengal.


A) Jamdani

B) Sabya

C) cotton

D) synthetic cloth


Q8- _____ was a major centre of weaving in 18th century Madhya Pradesh.


A) Bhopal

B) Burhanpur

C) Nimach

D) Gwaliar


Q9- _______ invented steam engine.


A) John Mills

B) Robert Louis

C) Richard Arkwright

D) Warren Kaye



Q10- _______ invented spinning jenny.


A) John Kaye

B) Ethan Clive

C) Richard Penn

D) Esther Mills


Q11- Printed cotton textiles were known as ____ in England.


A) Chintz

B) Odhni

C) Bandhana

D) Muslin


Q12- Printed cotton textiles were banned in England in ____ after widespread protests from local weavers.


A) 1725

B) 1720

C) 1721

D) 1722


Q13- _________ had large scale Dutch settlements in the 17th century.


A) Cochin

B) Calicut

C) Madras

D) Surat


Q14- _______ was the first state in India where East India Company had managed to get power.


A) Bengal

B) Central Province

C) Malabar

D) Mysore

Q15- ______ was a major centre of silk production as Company had started trading in India.


A) Benaras

B) Sangner

C) Madura

D) Ceylon


Q16- During 18th century, Chintz was manufactured in


A) Madura

B) Goa

C) Ahmedabad

D) Pulicat


Q17- Dacca was a prominent centre for


A) Checks

B) Muslin

C) Plain White

D) Bandhagala


Q18- ________ was done mostly by women


A) colouring

B) spinning

C) farming

D) labouring


Q19- _______ weavers were based in North India.


A) Tanti

B) Momin

C) Devang

D) Harijan


Q20- The dyer used to dye threads by weavers of India was known as 


A) Checks

B) Rangarez

C) Chhipigars

D) Solvyns


Q21- _______ weavers belonged to South India.


A) Julaha

B) Momin

C) Kaikollars

D) Tanti


Q22- Specialized block prints used by weavers was known as


A) Tanti

B) Chhipigars

C) Rangrez

D) Solvyns


Q23- ______ weavers were worst hit as European textiles started overthrowing Indian textiles at many places.


A) Bengal

B) Surat

C) Benaras

D) Lahore


Q24- ________ is a Persian term for warehouse.


A) Mahal

B) Aurang

C) Rangrez

D) Cold storage


Q25- By 1830s, _____ cotton clothes had outnumbered the Indian cotton clothes.


A) British

B) Scottish

C) African

D) Chinese



Q26- In Western India, _____ emerged as one of the important sources of weaving during the late 19th century.


A) Sholapur

B) Madurai

C) Bombay

D) Kolhapur


Q27- ______ became the symbol of nationalism in India during the freedom movement.


A) Muslin

B) Silk

C) Khadi

D) Cotton


Q28-________ adopted tricolour made up of Khadi as our national flag in 1931


A) Indian National Congress

B) Swarajya Party

C) Forward Block

D) Communist Party


Q29- ________ in the flag made of Khadi represents India.


A) Chakra

B) Saffron

C) White

D) Green


Q30- As their work dried up, few weavers went on to work in plantations of ______


A) Australia

B) Japan

C) America

D) Europe


Q31- Few handloom workers who lost their job, started working in cotton mills of _____ and Ahmedabad.


A) Kanpur

B) Delhi

C) Lahore

D) Peshawar


Q32- The first cotton mill of India was established in Bombay in _______


A) 1854

B) 1856

C) 1860

D) 1850


Q33- Cotton was grown mainly on _____ soil in Western India.


A) alluvial

B) red

C) black

D) rocky


Q34- The cheap textiles imported from _____ gave stiff competition to Indian textiles.


A) Britain

B) China

C) Ceylon

D) Africa


Q35- During the 18th century, cotton was exported to ____ and England from Bombay.


A) Japan

B) Java

C) China

D) Africa


Q36- Wootz steel was manufactured in _______


A) Java

B) Mysore

C) Poona

D) Malabar


Q37- ______ saw its first cotton mill in 1861.


A) Delhi

B) Cochin

C) Ahemdabad

D) Madras


Correct Answer: C


Q38- In 1854, the first cotton mill came up in _____


A) Surat

B) Kanpur

C) Bombay

D) Madras


Q39- TISCO came up in the city of _____


A) Bhilai

B) Jamshedpur

C) Surat

D) Mumbai


Q40- Kanpur had its first cotton mill in ______


A) 1862

B) 1865

C) 1861

D) 1860


Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 6 – Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 B 21 C
2 C 22 B
3 B 23 A
4 A 24 B
5 A 25 A
6 C 26 A
7 A 27 C
8 B 28 A
9 B 29 A
10 A 30 C
11 A 31 A
12 B 32 A
13 A 33 C
14 A 34 A
15 A 35 C
16 C 36 B
17 C 37 C
18 B 38 C
19 B 39 B
20 B 40 C



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