Colonialism and the Countryside

This is an MCQ-based quiz on Colonialism and the Countryside.

This includes the Establishment of colonial rule, the Resistance of Zamindars, The rise of the Jotedars, Paharis, Santhals.

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When was the permanent settlement introduced in Bengal?

1785 1764 1793 1905

When was Fifth Report introduced in the British Parliament?

1770 1858 1813 1795

Daniin-i-koh was formed for ________

Santhals Paharias British Zamindari

Who introduced Permanent Settlement in Bengal?

Lord Cornwallis

Lord Dalhousie

Lord Curzon

Lord William Bentick

Life of Paharias of Rajmahal completely dependent upon _______


Permanent agriculture



By which name were the jotedars called?

Zamindars Ryots Haoldars Paharias

Which of the following statements related to Santhals is incorrect?

They lived on the peripheries of Rajmahal hills. They cleared forests and ploughed the land. They borrowed money from dikus. They practiced shifting cultivation.

Which of the following is not a feature of shifting cultivation?

Patches of forest are cut and burnt in rotation. Seeds are sown in the ashes. Plots cleared are cultivated for a few years and then left fallow. These patches were enriched by nitrogen from the ash.

Which of the following were the features of the Permanent Settlement introduced in Bengal?

(i) Land revenue was fixed.

(ii) Ownership of lands was non-transferable.

(iii) Ryots were reduced to the status of tenants.

Select the correct answer.

i and ii only

i and iii only

ii and iii only

i, ii, and iii

Damin-i-Koh was the area demarcated for the tribe.

Ho Santhal Munda Junto

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R): Assertion (A): Government of India pressurised the Government of Bombay to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the causes of the Deccan riots. Reason (R): The government of India was worried by the memory of 1857.

Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A). Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A). (A) is correct but (R) is not correct. (R) is correct but (A) is not correct.

Consider the following statements regarding the Limitation Law.

(i) This law was passed by the British in 1859.

(ii) This law stated that the loan bonds signed between the moneylenders and ryots would have validity for only two years.

(iii) This law was implemented to check the accumulation of interest over time.

Which of the following statement (s) is/are correct?

I and III

II and III

I and II

II only

Arrange the following events in chronological order:

1. Santhal Rebellion

2. American Civil War

3. Permanent Settlement

4. First Revenue Settlement in Bombay Deccan

Choose the correct option:

3, 1, 4, and 2

4, 3, 1 and 2

4, 1, 2 and 3

1, 2, 3 and 4

Consider the following events:

1. Introduction of Permanent settlement

2. American Civil war

3. Fifth report in the British Parliament

4. Santhals arrived in the hilly area of Rajmahal

The correct Çhronological order of these events is:

1, 2, 3, 4

1, 4, 3, 2

1, 3, 2, 4

1, 3, 4, 2

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Title: Colonialism and the Countryside
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