8th History

VELLORE MUTINY – 1806

I. Choose the correct answer 1. The Vellore mutiny took place in the year a) 1806 b) 1807 c) 1808 2. The Sepoys were influenced by ____________ a) English officers b) Tipus family c) Robert cline 3. The Governor of Madras presidency at the time of Vellore sepoy mutiny was_____________ a) William Bentinck b) Cornwallis c) Robert clive II. Fill in the blanks: 1. The Indian Sepoys refused to wear the ___________ which led to the Mutiny. 2. ___________ was outside the fort when the mutiny started. 3. The mutiny was suppressed by _____________. III. Match the following 1. Tipu’s…

8th History

THE RULE OF THE MARATHAS OF THANJAVUR [A.D 1676 – A.D 1856]

I. Choose the correct answer: 1. Ekoji was the son of ____________ a) Shaji Bhonsle           b) Shivaji         c) Shambaji 2. Saraswathy Mahal was established by _____________ a) Viswanatha Nayak b) Thirumalai Nayak c) Safoji-II 3. Panchalamkuruchi was ruled by____________ a) Safoji-II                   b) Jethupathy   c) Kattabomman 4. Vira Pandya kattabomman was hanged at_________ a) Sivaganga                b) Kayatharu    c) Kalaiyar Koil II. Fill in the blanks: 1. Dalhousie annexed Tanjavur by applying _____________. 2. Tuljaji patronized the great Telugu poet __________. 3. Vira Pandya kattabomman was humiliated by the British collector_________. 4. In the year ______________ kattabomman was…

8th History

THE NAYAK RULE IN TAMIL COUNTRY

I. Choose the correct answer 1. Poligar system was introduced by ____________ a) Viswanath Nayak b) Rani mangammal c) Ragunatha Nayak Ans : a) Viswanath Nayak 2. Tower of Arunachaleswara temple was completed by ____________ a) Thirumalai Nayak b) Achutappa Nayak c) Vijaya Ragava Ans : b) Achutappa Nayak 3. War of the Nosas took place during the reign of __________ a) Krishnappa Nayak b) Rani Meenakshi c) Thirumalai Nayak Ans : c) Thirumalai Nayak 4. Umarupulawar wrote _____________ a) Kandar kalivenbah b) Irruuamaya Vizhakam c) Serrapuranam Ans : c) Serrapuranam II. Fill in the blanks: 1. Viswanath Nayak introduced…

8th History

THE GREAT REVOLT OF 1857

I. Choose the correct answer 1. The Great Revolt of 1857 took place during the period of Lord________. a) Bentinck      b) Dalhousie    c) canning Ans : c) Canning 2. The Sepoy mutiny first broke out in ______________ a) Barrakpore   b) Delhi           c) Kanpur Ans : a) Barrackpore 3. ____________ was the first soldier who refused to use the greased cartridge a) Mangal Pandey        b) Nana Shahib            c) Bahadur Shah Ans : a) Mangal Pandey 4. The main political cause for the Great Revolt of 1857 was __________ a) Heavy taxes             b) Dual government     c)…

8th History

LORD DALHOUSIE [A.D 1848 – A.D 1856]

I. Choose the correct answer: 1. Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by __________. a) Lord Dalhousie b) Lord Amherst c) Lord Hastings Ans : a) Lord Dalhousie 2. _______________ was annexed by Lord Dalhousie due to misgovernment a) Satara               b) Jhansi         c) Oudh Ans : c) Oudh 3. The Hindu Widow Remarriage Act was passed in _____________ a) 1853                        b) 1855               c) 1856 Ans : c) 1856 4. The first railway line was laid between Bombay and _____________ a) Madras         b) Thana               c) Pune Ans : b) Thana 5. The Sepoy – mutiny (Great revolt)…

8th History

LORD WILLIAM BENTINCK (A.D 1828 – A.D 1835)

I. Choose the correct answer: 1. Lord Amherst was succeeded by ___________ as Governor general of India. a) William Bentinck     b) Lord Hastings          c) Lord curson Ans : a) William Bentinck 2. Lord William Bentinck is famous for his__________________. a) English                     b) Persian                     c) reforms Ans : d) reforms 3. The use of ___________ as court language was abolished _________. a) English                       b) Persian                    c) Sanskrit Ans : b) Persian 4. Human sacrifice was practiced by ________________ a) wild tribes of Orissa   b) Rajputs     c) people of central India Ans : a) wild tribes…

8th History

ANGLO – FRENCH STRUGGLE (CARNATIC WARS)

I. Choose the correct answer:- 1. Carnatic wars were fought in a) 1736 – 1744                        b) 1740 – 1744                        c) 1746 – 1763 Ans : c) 1746 – 1763 2. The battle of Plassey was fought in a) 1764                        b) 1757                        c) 1765 Ans : b) 1757 3. The founder of the British Empire in India was a) Robert Cline                        b) Dupleix                  c) Mir Jafar Ans : a) Robert Cline 4. Count – de – lally was defeated by Sir Eyre Coote at the battle of a) madras                     b) St.Thomas              c) Wandi wash Ans…

8th History

ADVENT OF THE EUROPEANS

I. Choose the correct answer:- 1. The great _____ trading centre was captured by ottoman Turks in 1453 A.D a) Afghanistan                         b) Constantinople       c) Baluchistan 2. ______ was the first viceroy of the Portuguese possessions in India. a) Francisco-de-Almeida        b) Alfonso-de-Albuquereque c) Barthalomeo Diaz 3. The English east India company was started in a) 1600 A.D               b) 1644 A.D                c) 1664 A.D 4. ______ became the head quarters of the French settlements in India. a) Chandranagore        b) Pondicherry            c) Mahe 5. Vasco-da-Gama was a _________ sailor a) Dutch                       b) Spanish                   c) Portuguese 6.…

8th History

RISE OF THE MARATHAS

I. Choose the correct answer: 1. The tutor of Shivaji was Deelaji Khonda dev a) Dadaji Khonda dev               b) Shahji Bohnsh        c) Baji Rao 2. Shivaji had a council of 8 ministers called “Ashtapradhan”. a) 7                               b) 8                           c) 9 3. The first peshwa was Balaji Viswanath a) Balaji Viswanath      b) Balaji Baji rao          c) baji Rao 4. Treaty of Purandhar was signed between Raja jai singh and Shivaji a) Raja Jaisingh                        b) Afzal khan              c) Shaistakhan 5. To subdue Shimiji the Sultan of Bijapur sent Afzal Khan a) Afzal Khan              b) Sayistakhan                        …

8th History

THE GREAT MUGHALS

I. Choose the correct answer:- 1. The first Battle of Panipat was fought in A.D 1526 a) 1536            b) 1526            c) 1506 2. Shershah has been called as the “Fore – runner of Akbar. a) Akbar         b) Humayun   c) Shah Jahan 3. Jahangir set up a “ Chain of Justice” a) Aurangazeb b) Jahangir     c) Babur 4. Guru Arjun Dev was the fifth sikh guru a) Fifth            b) Ninth           c) Tenth 5. Babu defeated Rana Sanga in the Battle of Kanwah a) First Battle of Panipat b) Battle of Kanwah c) Battle of Gaghra…