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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » Peasants and Farmers - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)

Peasants and Farmers - Class 9 Social Science MCQs (Free Practice Test)


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Question :

Which of the following European nations introduced opium to China in early 16th century ?


Answer :

Britain
Portugal
Netheriand
France


Question :

In which of the following ways was the life of poor peasants affected by the Enclosure Movement ?


Answer :

The land of the cultivator was taken over by the landlord.
The poor peasants were deprived of the common land where they could graze their cattle and collect firewood.
Fences around lands prohibited easy movement between lands.
The landlords did not hire the peasants any more.


Question :

In 19th century why did the peasants protest against the use of threshing machine by landlords ?


Answer :

Because the machines were expensive.
These were not easily available.
These deprived the workers of their livelihood
These were too heavy to operate.


Question :

Who among the following invented the First mechanical reaper ?


Answer :

Eli Whitney
Cyrus McCormick
James Hargreaves
Arkwright


Question :

In early 19th century which were two major commercial crops grown in India ?


Answer :

Sugarcane and Jute
Jute and indigo
Indigo and Opium
Cotton and Sugarcane


Question :

In many parts of England, the farmers began to grow turnip as (i) Turnip improved the soil and made it fertile.
(ii) Turnip was a good fodder crop and relished by the cattle.
(iii) This crop had the capacity to increase nitrogen content of the soil.
(iv) Turnip became the staple food for the people. Read the options given above and select the correct answer from the following


Answer :

(i), (ii), (iv) are correct, (ii) is wrong.
(ii), (i), (iv) are correct, (iii) is wrong.
(i), (ii), (iii) are correct, (iv)is wrong.
All the above options are correct.


Question :

Why did the poor peasants resort to riots to protest against the use of threshing machines ?


Answer :

Threshing machines had become a sign of badtimes and unemployment.
They were opposed to machines.
They found the machines too difficult to operate.
The peasants were too poor to buy threshing machines


Question :

Which of the following options refers to Captain Swing ?


Answer :

Name of the Captain of a Ship.
Name of the army Captain under The British.
A mythical name which was used to threaten landlords by sending threatening letters.
Name of the leader who organised peasants' riots against threshing machines.


Question :

The Enclosure Movement was most essential for


Answer :

Fencing the land to prevent the entry of cattle
For enjoying private ownership of land
Planning crop rotation to improve the soil
Encouraging farmers to grow more crops


Question :

Why were the Indian peasants unwilling to grow opium on their land ?


Answer :

They wanted to grow food grain on their land
It was difficult to sell opium in the local market
Growing opium was a difficult process, required the bestland and long time for nurturing
The peasants needed those land for growing pulses