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CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 8 Important Questions

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CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 8 Important Questions. myCBSEguide has just released Chapter Wise Question Answers for class 8 Social Science. There chapter wise Practice Questions with complete solutions are available for download in myCBSEguide website and mobile app. These Extra Questions with solution are prepared by our team of expert teachers who are teaching grade in CBSE schools for years. There are around 4-5 set of solved History Extra questions from each and every chapter. The students will not miss any concept in these Chapter wise question that are specially designed to tackle Exam. We have taken care of every single concept given in CBSE Class 8 Social Science syllabus and questions are framed as per the latest marking scheme and blue print issued by CBSE for Class 8.

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Civilising the Native Educating the Nation History Class 8 Extra Questions

Ch-8 Civilising the Native Educating the Nation

  1. Name the poet who reacted against the introduction of Western education in India?
    1. Bishnu Dey
    2. Amiya Chakravarthy
    3. Rabindranath Tagore
    4. Budhadev Bose
  2. Who as a part of the Scottish missionary toured the districts of Bengal and Bihar in the 1830s?
    1. William Carry
    2. Andrew Fuller.
    3. Francois Solvyn
    4. William Adam
  3. In countries like India, British used this term to mark the difference between the local languages and everyday use and English.This term is generally used to refer to a local language or dialect as distinct from what is seen as the standard language.
    1. Colloquial
    2. Vernacular
    3. Jargon
    4. Slang
  4. Complete the following sentence. Mahatma Gandhi felt that the_______________ ought to be the medium of teaching.
    1. Sanskrit
    2. Arabic
    3. Indian languages
    4. English
  5. A list of reasons as to why Sir Syed Ahmed Kahn started the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College are given below. Which among the following are not valid reasons.
    1. He wanted to propagate Islam
    2. His aim was to combine Western thinking with Islamic values
    3. He wanted Urdu to be the main language of India
    4. He wanted the Muslims to be given importance as he felt they were sidelined
  6. Match the following:

    (i) Pathshalas(a) Rabindranath Tagore
    (ii) Thomas Arnold(b) Gurus
    (iii) Shantiniketan(c) Francois Solvyn
    (iv) Dutch painter(d) The headmaster of a private school
  7. Fill in the blanks:

    1. A printing press was set up in _______.
    2. There were over ________ lakh pathshalas in Bengal and Bihar.
    3. Wood’s Despatch of 1854 marked the final triumph of those who opposed ______ learning.
    4. _______ was one of those who attacked the orientalists.
  8. State True or False:

    1. Colonial education created a sense of inferiority in the minds of Indians.
    2. In Pathshalas there were printed book and had a system of separate classes.
    3. Missionaries felt that education improves the moral character of the people.
    4. Orientalists needed Indian scholars to teach them Foreign languages.
  9. Name the different language that William Jones studied.
  10. Name the places where the British established universities.
  11. Where were, classes held under the system of Pathshalas?
  12. How did Tagore view his school namely Shantiniketan?
  13. What was the condition of pathshalas where William Adam toured?

Ch-8 Civilising the Native Educating the Nation


    1. Rabindranath Tagore, Explanation: Impressed with the developments in Europe,some Indians felt that the Western education would help modernise India, of which Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore were prominent.
    1. William Adam, Explanation: William Adam had been asked by the Company to report the progress of education in vernacular schools, so he toured the districts of Bengal and Bihar.
    1. Vernacular, Explanation: British considered English as the language of the imperial masters and said that knowledge of East was full of errors and unscientific thought. So for local languages they used the term vernacular.
    1. Indian languages, Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi strongly felt education in English crippled Indians, distanced them from their own social surroundings and made them strangers in their own lands. Speaking a foreign tongue, despising local culture, the English educated did not know how to relate to the masses.
    1. His aim was to combine Western thinking with Islamic values
      Explanation: Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College was the part of the movement of muslim awakening.
    1. Pathshalas – (b) Gurus
    2. Thomas Arnold – (d) Headmaster of a private school
    3. Shantiniketan – (a) Rabindranath Tagore
    4. Dutch painter – (c) Francois Solvyn
    1. A printing press was set up in 1800.
    2. There were over one lakh pathshalas in Bengal and Bihar.
    3. Wood’s Despatch of 1854 marked the final triumph of those who opposed oriental learning.
    4. James Mill was one of those who attacked the orientalists.
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. False
  1. Greek, Latin, English, French, Arabic and Persian.
  2. Calcutta, Madras and Bombay.
  3. Classes were held under a banyan tree of in the corner of village shop or temple or at the guru’s home.
  4. He viewed his school as an abode of peace where living in harmony with nature, children would cultivate their natural creativity.
  5. William Adam (1796 – 1881) toured the ‘pathshalas’ in Bengal, mostly those in the north of Calcutta. The conditions of the Pathshalas were:
    1. The system of education in pathshalas was flexible.
    2. There was no proper system of fixed fee, printed books, benches, chairs, blackboards, and roll-registers.
    3. They had no system of separate classes and school buildings.
    4. There was no procedure for annual examinations and regular time-table.
    5. In some places classes were held under a banyan tree, in other places in the corner of a village shop or temple, or at the guru’s home.
    6. Fee depended on the income of parents: the rich had to pay more than the poor.
    7. The teaching process was oral with no fixed topic. The guru decided what to teach, in accordance with the needs of the students.

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