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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » Forest Society and Colonialism - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)

Forest Society and Colonialism - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)


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Question :

In Java, when Japanese threatened attack, the Dutch destroyed all the Saw mills, burnt their huge pile of giant logs of teak, so that these don't fall in the hands of the
enemies. Which of the following names refers to this policy ?


Answer :

burn and run policy
distractive policy
scorched earth policy
resistance policy.


Question :

Wooden planks laid across railway tracks to hold these tracks in a position are called :


Answer :

beams
sleepers
rails
fasteners


Question :

What was meant by 'bandongdiensten' system followed by the Dutch in Java ?


Answer :

A system which allowed people to stay in rent-free villages
A system which exempted the villagers from rent for providing buffaloes in cultivation work
A system which exempted villagers from rent in exchange for free labour and supply of buffaloes for transporting timber
A system of taxation imposed on villagers for specified advantages


Question :

Which of the following is not a local name of shifting cultivation ?


Answer :

Jhum
Kharif
Tavy
Milpa


Question :

Across India, from Mizoram to Kerala. Many forests thrived because


Answer :

government restricted cutting-of trees
villages protected forests as sacred groves.
local resident resisted cutting of forests.
forest with dangerous animals survived as no one dared to enter these forests


Question :

In which type of forests, the villagers were forbidden to take anything ?


Answer :

Protected forests
Village forests
Reserved forests
Wild forests


Question :

Who among the following were well-known skilled forest cutters ?


Answer :

Maasais of Africa
Kalangas of Java
Gonds of Orissa
Mundas of Chhotanagpur


Question :

The Imperial Forest Institute was set up in 1906 at


Answer :

Lucknow
Dehradun
Allahabad
Gorakhpur


Question :

Dietrich Brandis was the


Answer :

first Postmaster General
first Governor of Forest Administration
first Inspector General of Forests in India
first Supervisor of Forests


Question :

Colonial ruiers considered forests as wilderness and unproductive because


Answer :

the forests are not fit for habitation.
forests only have wild grown trees.
forests did not yield revenue to enhance income of the state.
forests are full of wild animals.