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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 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 :

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


Question :

Why did ihe landlords and farmers decide to buy threshing machines ?


Answer :

To increase profit from land
To reduce their dependence on labourers
To bring more land under cultivation
To prevent the labourers from toiling day and night.


Question :

Which of the following is the most important cause of the Great agrarian depression ?


Answer :

Closure of banks
Closure of factories
Over production and fall of agricultural prices
Crash of stock market


Question :

Between 1820-1850 in which area did the Indian Americans settle down ?


Answer :

Apalachian Plateau
Mississippi Valley
Texas region
Nevada


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 :

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 :

Which of the following refers to 'Black Blizzard' which hit Southern plains of America ?


Answer :

Terrifying dust storm
High rising monstrous wave of dirty water
Ferocious flood
None of the above


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 :

By selling which of the following items to China, did the British regularly collect money for purchasing tea from China ?


Answer :

Opium
Jute
Cotton
Sugar cane