Ruling the Countryside – Questions


Q1. Fill in the blanks.

                         i.        Growers of woad in Europe saw _________as a crop which would provide competition to their earnings.

                        ii.        The demand for indigo increased in late eighteenth- century Britain because of ____________________

                       iii.        The international demand for indigo was affected by the discovery of _______________________.

                       iv.        The Champaran movement was against _____________________.

                        v.        Before 1865, the Company had purchased goods in India by importing _________ and _________ from Britain.

                       vi.        In __________ France abolished slavery in the French colonies.

 

Q2. True/False

                          i.        Mahalwari Settlement was introduced in Bengal presidency. ______

                         ii.        India was the biggest supplier of indigo in the world in nineteenth-century. _______

                        iii.        Being a plant of the temperate zones, woad was more easily available in India. _______

                        iv.        After the revolt, indigo production collapsed in Bengal and the planters shifted their operation to Bihar. ________

                         v.        Mahatma Gandhiji started the Champaran movement against the indigo planters. ________

 

Q3. Who and when did the Permanent Settlement introduced in Bengal?

 

Q4. What role did women play in the cultivation of indigo?

 

Q5. Who were the gomasthas?

 

Q6. Who was William Morris?

 

 

Q7. Who created Kalamkari print?

 

Q8. What are the two main system of indigo cultivation in India?

 

Q9. Who were the lathiyals?

 

Q10. Where did the English cultivate indigo?

 

Q11. Where did the Portuguese begin cultivating indigo?

 

Q12. Where did the Spanish begin cultivating indigo?

 

Q13. Who was the President of the Indigo Commission?

 

Q14. Who gave the extensive description of Carribean islands?

 

Q15. Where did the French begin cultivating indigo?

 

Q16. What did the Permanent Settlement actually mean?

 

Q18. Which tragedy occurred during 1770 in Bengal?

 

Q19. What is indigo?

 

Q20. Who hold the responsibility of paying the revenue in the Mahalwari Settlement?

 

Q21. What is common in the two prints—-a Kalamkari print and a Morris cotton print?

 

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