Wednesday, 4 April 2012

NTSE Sample Questions based on Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners (Class VIII)


Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

1.         Assertion : In 17th century European traders began referring to all finely woven textiles as “Muslin”
            Reason : European traders first encountered fine cotton cloth from India carried by Arab Merchants in Mosul in present day Iraq.
            (A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
            (B)   Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation  of (A)
            (C)   (A) is correct but (R) is wrong
            (D)   (R) is correct but (A) is wrong

2.         Read the following passage carefully & fill in the blanks :
                    (i)         is a fine         (ii)         on which decorative motifs are woven on the loom, typically in         (iii)         . often a mixture of         (iv)         thread was used. The most important centers of         (v)         weaving were         (vi)         in Bengal &         (vii)         in the united provinces.
            (i) (A) Patola                   (B) Chintz                         (C) Jamdani                   (D) Bandanna
            (ii) (A) Muslin                  (B) Clothe                        (C) linen                         (D) Silk
            (iii) (A) Gray & White      (B) Gray & Red                (C) White & Red           (D) Green & Red
            (iv) (A) Cotton & Silver   (B) Cotton & Gold           (C) Gold & Silver           (D) Gold & copper
            (v) (A) Patola                  (B) Chintz                         (C) Jamdani                   (D) bandanna
            (vi) (A) Kolkata               (B) Dacca                       (C) Patan                        (D) Cochin
            (vii) (A) Lucknow           (B) Patan                          (C) Aligarh                     (D) Dacca
           

3.         Assertion: In 1720, the British government enacted ‘Calico Act’
            Reason : In early 18th century the popularity of Indian textiles, wool & Silk began to  increase.
            (A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the right explanation of (A)
            (B) Both (A) & (R) are correct but (R) is not the right explanation of (A)
            (C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong
            (D) (R) is correct but (A) is wrong

4.         Match the following –
            (a) The Dyer                     (i) Aurang
            (b) The block printers       (ii) Chippigars
            (c) Ware house                 (iii) Rangrez
            (d) Calico                         (iv) Calicut
            (A) a(ii), b(iii), c(iv), d(i)                                 (B) a(i), b(ii), c(iii), d(iv)    
            (C) a(iii), b(ii), c(i), d(iv)                                 (D) a(iii), b(ii), c(iv), d(i)

5.         Which one of the following Scientist studied the properties of Indian wootz ?
            (A) Einstein                                                     (B) Michael Faraday       
            (C) Thomas Alva Edison                                 (D) Madam Curie

6.         Patola weave was popular in which of the following region –
            (A) Masulipatnam            (B) Bengal                      (C) Surat                      (D) Calicut

7.         Match the following –
            (a) Rajhara Hills               (i) Chattisgarh
            (b) Dorabji                       (ii) Bhilai Steel Plant
            (c) Charles weld              (iii) American geologist
            (d) Masulipatnam             (iv) Andhra Pradesh
            (A) a(i), b(ii), c(iii), d(iv)                                  (B) a(ii), b(i), c(iii), d(iv)     
            (C) a(iii), b(iv), c(ii), d(i)                                    (D) a(iv), b(i), c(iii), d(ii)

8.         When was the first cotton mill set up in Ahmadabad –
            (A) 1854                         (B) 1861                       (C) 1875                        (D) 1890

9.         Assertion : By 1919 the colonial govt. was buying 90% of the steel manufactured by TISCO
            Reason : British experts believed that good quality of steel was being produced is TISCO
            (A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
            (B) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
            (C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong.
            (D) (R) is correct but (A) is wrong

10.        Assertion : In 1919 TISCO expanded its capacity of producing Iron & Steel.
            Reason : To meet the demands of war, TISCO had to expand its capacity & size.
            (A) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
            (B) Both (A) & (R) are correct & (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
            (C) (A) is correct but (R) is wrong.
            (D) (R) is correct but (A) is wrong

11.        A device or equipment that can pump air is called :
            (A) Barometer                 (B) Bellows                   (C) Smelter                    (D) Air gauge

12.        In which cities Bandanna patterns were mostly produced :
            (A) Rajasthan & Gujarat                                        (B) Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh
            (C) Gujarat & Andhra Pradesh                               (D)  Surat & Bengal

13.        Match the following –
            (a) Spinning Jenny                         (i) 1720
            (b) Steam Engine                          (ii)1764
            (c) Calico Act                              (iii) 1786
            (d) Death of Tipu Sultan               (iv) 1799
            (A) a(i), b(ii), c(iii), d(iv)                                        (B) a(ii), b(i), c(iv), d(ii)      
            (C) a(iii), b(i), c(ii), d(iv)                                        (D) a(ii), b(iii), c(i), d(iv) 

14.        Match the following.
            a) Jamdani                     (i) Calicut
            b) Chintz                        (ii) Dacca and Lucknow
            c) Patola                        (iii) Ahmadabad and Patan
            d) Calico                        (iv) Andhra Pradesh       
            (A) a (ii), b (iv), c (iii), d (i)                                      (B) a (i), b (ii), c (iii), d (iv)
            (C) a (ii), b (iv), c (i), d (iii)                                      (D) a (iii), b (i), c (ii), d (iv)

15.        Match the following
            a)  Bengal                     (i)   Bandanna
            b)  North India              (ii)  Tanti
            c)  South India             (iii)   Sale, Kaikollar and Devangs
            d)  Gujarat                   (iv)   Julahas or Momin       
            (A) a (i), b (ii), c (iii), d (iv)                                      (B) a (ii), b (iii), c (iv), d (i)
            (C) a (iii), b (iv), c (ii), d (i)                                      (D) a (ii), b (iv), c (iii), d (i)

ANSWERS - Q.1.-(A), Q.2.-(i)-(C), (ii)-(A), (iii)-(A), (iv)-(B), (v)-(C), (vi)-(B), (vii)-(A), 
                      Q.3.-(A), Q.4.-(C), Q.5.-(B), 
                      Q.6.-(C), Q.7.-(A), Q.8.-(B), Q.9.-(B), Q.10.-(A),
                     Q.11.-(B), Q.12.-(B), Q.13.-(D), Q.14.-(A), Q.15.-(D),

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