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.
Q1- _______ on the West coast was one of the important sources of trade from Indian Ocean in the early 17th century.
Q2- ________ were mainly using the Surat coast for trade until late 18th century.
Q3- As its industry grew in 18th century, _____ came to be known as ‘workshop of the world‘
Q4- Before 1750, ____ was the largest producer of cotton textiles in the world.
Q5- _______ was woven in Surat and Ahmedabad and was highly valued in Indonesia.
C) Bombay Dyeing
Q6- British named ______ as Muslin since they came across it for the first time in Mosul, Iraq.
Q7- ________ is a fine Muslin cloth that British traded in Bengal.
D) synthetic cloth
Q8- _____ was a major centre of weaving in 18th century Madhya Pradesh.
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.
Q12- Printed cotton textiles were banned in England in ____ after widespread protests from local weavers.
Q13- _________ had large scale Dutch settlements in the 17th century.
Q14- _______ was the first state in India where East India Company had managed to get power.
B) Central Province
|Q15- ______ was a major centre of silk production as Company had started trading in India.
Q16- During 18th century, Chintz was manufactured in
Q17- Dacca was a prominent centre for
C) Plain White
Q18- ________ was done mostly by women
Q19- _______ weavers were based in North India.
Q20- The dyer used to dye threads by weavers of India was known as
Q21- _______ weavers belonged to South India.
Q22- Specialized block prints used by weavers was known as
Q23- ______ weavers were worst hit as European textiles started overthrowing Indian textiles at many places.
Q24- ________ is a Persian term for warehouse.
D) Cold storage
Q25- By 1830s, _____ cotton clothes had outnumbered the Indian cotton clothes.
Q26- In Western India, _____ emerged as one of the important sources of weaving during the late 19th century.
Q27- ______ became the symbol of nationalism in India during the freedom movement.
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.
Q30- As their work dried up, few weavers went on to work in plantations of ______
Q31- Few handloom workers who lost their job, started working in cotton mills of _____ and Ahmedabad.
Q32- The first cotton mill of India was established in Bombay in _______
Q33- Cotton was grown mainly on _____ soil in Western India.
Q34- The cheap textiles imported from _____ gave stiff competition to Indian textiles.
Q35- During the 18th century, cotton was exported to ____ and England from Bombay.
Q36- Wootz steel was manufactured in _______
Q37- ______ saw its first cotton mill in 1861.
Correct Answer: C
Q38- In 1854, the first cotton mill came up in _____
Q39- TISCO came up in the city of _____
Q40- Kanpur had its first cotton mill in ______
Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 6 – Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners MCQs
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