Tribals, Dikus And The Vision Of A Golden Age

Q.1: ________ is a flower that is eaten or used to make alcohol.

a) sal

b) eucalyptus

c) mahua

Q.2: The ash from firing was used by jhum cultivators to fertilise their land. The ash contained ________.

a) potash

b) calcium

c) sulphur

Q.3: _________ is a tribal group of Odisha.

a) Ahoms

b) Bhil

c) Khonds

Q.4: Why did the tribal people see moneylenders and traders as evil outsiders?

a) Because they charged high interest on loans.

b) Because they didn’t respect tribal culture

c) Because they were not purchasing anything from tribal people

Q.5: _________ is a term used in Madhya Pradesh for shifting cultivation.

a) Bewar

b) Jhum

c) slash and burn

Q.6: Consider the following statements about tribal chiefs under British rule :

i. They were allowed to keep their titles

ii. They had to pay tribute to British

iii. They had the power to administer

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a) Only i

b) i and iii

c) Only iii

Q.7: According to British, what were the advantages if tribal groups get settled instead of moving place to place?

a) It will be easier to control them

b) British can earn revenue

c) Both

Q.8: The jhum cultivators of _________ India insisted on continuing with their traditional practice.

a) Central

b) South

c) North-east

Q.9: In the 18th century, the demand of __________ was high in European market.

a) Indian silk

b) Indian spices

c) Indian textile

Q.9: Changes in the _______ law had a considerable effect on tribal lives.

a) forest

b) criminal

c) civil

Q.10: Some forests were classified as _______ forests as they produced timber which the British wanted.

a) Commercial

b) Reserved

c) Private

Q.11: In many regions the Forest Department established forest villages to ensure a regular supply of cheap __________.

a) water

b) timber

c) labour

Q.12: The revolt of Songram Sangma in 1906 took place in ________.

a) Tripura

b) Bihar

c) Assam

Q.13: Santhals reared cocoons in ___________ in present day Jharkhand.

a) Hazaribaug

b) Gaya

c) Ranchi

Q.14: The forest satyagrahas took place in _________ in Central Provinces.

a) 1920s

b) 1930s

c) 1940s

Q.15: What was the plight of tribal people working in coal mines?

a) They were paid high wages

b) They were prevented from going back home

c) They were provided good working conditions

Q.16: The Bastar rebellion in Central India broke out in _________.

a) 1910

b) 1900

c) 1925

Q.17: The Warli Revolt took place in ________ in 1940.

a) Assam

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

Q.18: In late nineteenth century, ________ became an important industry.

a) mining

b) weaving

c) trading

Q.19: The _______ rebelled in 1831-32.

a) Santhals

b) Kols

c) Khonds

Q.20: Birsa referred to dikus and Europeans as _________.

a) Ravana

b) Rama

c) Krishna

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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