MCQs for Chapter 8 “Women, Caste and Reform” Class 8 History Our Past III Book


CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 8 MCQs from the book Our Past III Book | History Chapter 8 “Women, Caste and Reform” Multiple Choice Questions ‌with Answers

Women, Caste and Reform MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 8 History Book Our Past III Chapter 8 – Women, Caste and Reform.  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- _____ were often treated as untouchables.


A) Shudras

B) Brahmans

C) Teachers

D) Traders


Q2- Brahmo Samaj was founded by _______.


A) Raja Rammohan Roy

B) Swami Vivekananda

C) M C Mukherjee

D) Ravindranath Tagore


Q3- The practise of Sati was banned in ____.


A) 1829

B) 1845

C) 1833

D) 1822


Q4- ________ encouraged widow remarriages in 19th century India.


A) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

C) Narendra Nath Dutt

D) P C Mukherjee


Q5- ______ was the founder of Arya Samaj in India.


A) Swami Dayananda Saraswati

B) Raja Rammohan Roy

C) B C Chattopadhyaya

D) Justice Ranade


Correct Answer: A


Q6- _____ aimed at reforming controversial customs of Hinduism.


A) East India Company

B) Arya Samaj

C) Caste system

D) Christian Missionaries


Q7- _______ is one of the upper castes that still exists today.


A) Kshatriyas

B) Shudras

C) Harijans

D) Vaishyas


Q8- Widows’ Home in Poona was established by ______


A) Tarabai Shinde

B) Rokeya Hussain

C) Pandita Ramabai

D) Savitribai Phule


Q9- ______ was one of the Muslim women reformers of 19th century.


A) Nazma Khatun

B) Mumtaz Ali

C) Begum Hazrat Mahal

D) Zinat Mahal


Q10- Child Marriage Restraint Act was passed by the British in _____.


A) 1925

B) 1929

C) 1940

D) 1928


Q11- Stripurushtulana was written by _____.


A) Ramabai Ranade

B) Begum Rokya Shakhawat Hussain

C) Tarabai Shinde

D) Begum Kausar Bi


Q12- _____ was founded in 1849 in Bombay.


A) Brahmo Samaj

B) Paramhansa Mandali

C) Prarthana Samaj

D) Home Rule League


Q13- _____ established the school for girls in Maharastra.


A) Jus. Ranade

B) Jyotiba Phule

C) I C Vidyasagar

D) A R Iyer


Q14- Raja Rammohan Roy focused on spreading ____ all over the country.


A) Western Education

B) religious teachings

C) castism

D) untouchability


Q15 -_____ were the castes that made shoes in Andhra Pradesh.


A) Julahas

B) Madigas

C) Harijans

D) Kinnars


Q16- ____ started schools for Muslim girls in Patna.


A) Begum Rokya Shakhawat Hussain

B) Begum Kausar Bi

C) Begum Zinat Mahal

D) Begum Shanum


Q17- Indian labourers were sent to work in the plantations of ____ by the British.


A) China

B) Mauritius


D) Kenya


Q18- ______ were first to set up schools for lower caste and tribal children.


A) Christian missionaries

B) Brahmo Samaj

C)Prerna Samaj

D) Prarthana Sabha


Q19- Arya Samaj came into existence in ______.


A) 1870

B) 1875

C) 1880

D) 1876


Q20- In most of the regions, Brahmins and Kshatriyas consider themselves as ______.


A) Upper Caste

B) Lower Caste

C) educationists

D) government


Q21- B R Ambedkar belonged to ______ caste.


A) Mahar

B) Brahman

C) Gond

D) Dubla


Q22- Dubla caste people are primarily from the state of _____.


A) Arunanchal Pradesh

B) Gujarat

C) Odisha

D) Delhi


Q23- The Satnami movement was led by ________.


A) Ghasidas

B) Mahardas

C) Ambedkar

D) P C Roy


Q24- ___ questioned religious texts that supported the caste system.


A) Haridas Thakur

B) Narayan Swami

C) Ghasidas

D) Patel


Q25- Self Respect movement was led by ______.


A) Periyar

B) Ambedkar

C) Jyotiba Phule

D) Raja Rammohan Roy


Q26- _______ was founded by Jyotiba Phule.


A) Satyashodhak Samaj

B) Brahmo Samaj

C) Prarthana Sabha

D) Widow School


Q27- ______ belonged to the Ezhava caste.


A) Srinath Guru

B) Sri Narayana Guru

C) Haridas Thakur

D) Ambedkar


Q28- Jyotiba Phule studied in school set up by _____.


A) Indian reformists

B) Christian Missionaries

C) Religious groups

D) Ghasidas


Q29- Haridas Thakur belonged to ____ sect.


A) Matua

B) Bhil

C) Gond

D) Dubla


Q30- The slaves of Africa were made to work in _____ plantations of America.


A) rice

B) potato

C) cotton

D) coffee


Q31- Ramkrishna Mission was founded by ______.


A) Swami Vivekananda

B) Swami Harinanda

C) Bhagini Nivedita

D) Swami Haridas


Q32- ______ in Amritsar was established by the Singh Sabha Movement.


A) Khalsa College

B) Hindu College

C) Lahore College

D) DAV College


Q33- _______ was established in Bombay in 1867.


A) Paramhansa mandali

B) Brahmo Samaj

C) Prarthana Samaj

D) Brahmo Mandali


Q34- _____ was founded by Henry Derozio.


A) Young Bengal Movement

B) Home Rule Movement

C) Aligarh Movement

D) Prerna Sabha


Q35- Aligarh Muslim University was founded in _____.


A) 1877

B) 1874

C) 1875

D) 1872


Q36- Paramhansa Mandali was founded in ___.


A) 1842

B) 1840

C) 1843

D) 1845


Q37- ______ was a book written by Jyotiba Phule.


A) Abhyas

B) Gulamgiri

C) Stripurushtulana

D) Harijans of India


Q38- ______ came up in Madras in 1867.


A) Ved Samaj

B) Prarthana Sabha

C) Sikh Samaj

D) Ramkrishna Mission


Q39- Aligarh Movement was led by _______.


A) Swami Vivekananda

B) Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan

C) Akbar Ali Khan

D) Rahmat Pathan


Q40- Women who died by burning themselves on the funeral pyre of their husbands were called ____


A) Suhagan

B) Devi

C) Sati

D) Mata


Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 8 – Women, Caste and Reform MCQs


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



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