Indian Economy On The Eve Of Independence- Class- 12th CBSE

21 Questions | Total Attempts: 208

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  • 1. 
    The main reason for stagnation in agriculture sector during British rule was-
    • A. 

      Land settlement system 

    • B. 

      Lack of technology

    • C. 

      Commercialization og Agriculture

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 2. 
    Which industry was adversely affected due to partition?
    • A. 

      Silk

    • B. 

      Jute

    • C. 

      Cotton 

    • D. 

      Nylon

  • 3. 
    Decline of handicraft Industry led to-
    • A. 

      Massive unemployment

    • B. 

      Import of finished goods

    • C. 

      Export of finished goods

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 4. 
    ______________ was the main source of livelihood for most of the people during colonial rule.
    • A. 

      Industries

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Both (a) and (b)

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 5. 
    The first official census was conducted in India in.............
    • A. 

      1891

    • B. 

      1921

    • C. 

      1781

    • D. 

      1881

  • 6. 
    Which year is described as "year of great divide"?
    • A. 

      1931

    • B. 

      1921

    • C. 

      1941

    • D. 

      1911

  • 7. 
    British rule introduced railways in India in the year................
    • A. 

      1849

    • B. 

      1850

    • C. 

      1851

    • D. 

      1852

  • 8. 
    More than half of India's foreign trade was restricted to-
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      Korea

    • D. 

      Sri Lanka

  • 9. 
    The opening of Suez Canal served as direct route for ships operating between:
    • A. 

      India and America

    • B. 

      India and Britain

    • C. 

      India and Sri Lanka

    • D. 

      India and France

  • 10. 
    ..................... was the most important infrastructure developed during the British rule.
    • A. 

      Airways

    • B. 

      Railways

    • C. 

      Waterways

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    The export surplus during the British rule was used:
    • A. 

      To export invisible items

    • B. 

      To import invisible items

    • C. 

      To make payments for expenses incurred by an office set up by colonial govt. in Britain

    • D. 

      For social welfare of India

  • 12. 
    What was the life expectancy In India during British rule?
    • A. 

      65

    • B. 

      38

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      44

  • 13. 
    The major cause of decay of Indian Handicrafts during British Rule:
    • A. 

      Low priced Machine made goods

    • B. 

      Discriminatory tariff policy

    • C. 

      Both (a) and (b)

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    Female literacy level during the British rule
    • A. 

      9%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      7%

  • 15. 
    During British rule, high mortality was due to-
    • A. 

      Inadequate public health facilities

    • B. 

      Occurance of frequent natural calamities

    • C. 

      Both (a) and (b)

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 16. 
    Type question here. Example: Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) was incorporated in [Blank]
  • 17. 
    Type question here. Example: The real motive behind development of infrastructure was to subserve [Blank] interest.
  • 18. 
    Occupational structure refers to distribution of workforce among the different occupations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
     [infant mortality rate during colonial rule was 218 per thousand.] true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
     [85& population was depended on agriculture under British rule.] true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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