Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 8 History Book Our Past III Chapter 7 – Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation. 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- A person who knows and studies several languages is known as
Q2- ______ was one of the first Company officials to study Sanskrit.
A) Esther Hills
B) John Mills
C) William Jones
D) Robert Clive
Q3- William Jones had started a journal which was called
A) The Times of India
B) Bengal Gazette
C) Asiatick Research
D) Philosphical Research
Q4- _______ was an English official who had deep respect for the Indian culture.
A) Henry Colebrook
B) James Warren
C) Bruce Jones
D) Paul Henry
Q5- To promote Islamic law, a madarasa was set up at ______ in 1861.
Q6- _______ was introduced in India in 1835.
A) English Education Act
B) Arabic Education Act
C) Sanskrit Education Act
D) Civil Services Act
Q7- Those who have scholarly knowledge of Asiatic language and culture are called _____
Q8- Wood’s Dispatch for ‘Education for Commerce’ in India was introduced by ____.
A) Charles Wood
B) William Wood
C) Henry Wood
D) Archie Wood
Q9- A person who can read, write and teach Persian is known as _______
Q10- Wood’s Dispatch also aimed at clearing _______ of Indian people.
B) moral character
Q11- _______ saw India as an uncivilised society that needed to be civilised.
A) James Mill
B) Thomas Macaulay
C) Robert Clive
D) Warren Hastings
Q12- Until 1813, East India Company was opposed to the _______ in India.
A) missionary activities
B) religious function
Q13- ________ college was established in Calcutta on the banks of river Hooghly.
Q14- _______ was one of the first British officials to attack the views of Orientalists.
A) William Jones
B) Henry Colebrook
C) James Mill
D) Henry Ongle
Q15- According to Adam’s report, there were over ____ schools in rural Bihar and Bengal in the 1830s.
A) 1 lakh
B) 50 thousand
C) 2 lakhs
D) 5 lakhs
Q16- _____ toured Bihar and Bengal in the 1830s to prepare a report on Education in vernacular schools.
A) William Woods
B) William Adams
C) Robert Clive
D) Thomas Bell
Q17- In the 1830s, no classes were held for rural students once ______ started.
A) harvest season
B) rainy season
C) winter season
D) summer season
Q18- To promote study of English texts, the company set up a Hindu College in _____
Q19- ___ was a Scottish Missionary who helped to establish Serampore Mission.
A) William Carey
B) Thomas Woods
C) Paul Derik
D) James Watt
Q20- Wood’s Dispatch was introduced in _____.
Q21- ______ had argued that English education had enslaved Indians
A) Mahatma Gandhi
B) Raja Rammohan Roy
C) Sardar Patel
D) Rasbehari Bose
Q22- According to Aurbindo Ghosh, education should awaken the spirit of ___ among students of India.
Q23- _____ city is situated on the banks of river Hooghly.
Q24- _______ started Shantiniketan in 1901.
A) Rabindranath Tagore
B) Subhash Chandra Bose
C) Aurbindo Ghosh
D) R C Mukherjee
Q25- The _______ established the University of Bombay.
Q26- Hindu College came up in _____ to promote study of Hindu religious texts.
Q27- Rural _____ which accepted new rules were supported through government grants by the Company.
Q28- _______ first started setting up schools exclusively for girls’ education.
A) Christian missionaries
B) Indian pandits
D) Local government
Q29- Tagore wanted to combine the elements of _____ with traditional Indian Education.
A) Eastern Education
B) Western Education
C) religious education
D) Local education
Q30- In 1854, the Company appointed several _______ to look after four to five local schools.
A) government pandits
B) government officials
C) government teachers
D) government servants
Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 7 – Civilising the “Native”, Educating the Nation MCQs
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