Sunday, March 6, 2022

MCQs - Class 12 - Flamingo - Chapter 2 - Indigo - by Louis Fischer

Objective type questions (MCQs) :-

1. The big planters thought Gandhi would demand:
(A) repayment in full.
(B) double the amount 
(C) fifty percent of the amount.
(D) no payment, just an apology.

2. Who were ready to follow Gandhi into jail?
(A) Peasants
(B) Lawyers
(C) Shukla
(D) J.B. Kriplani

3. How did Gandhi act with the officials outside the court?
(A) Showed his power.
(B) He was firm and stubborn. 
(C) He said that he would disobey the order.
(D) He cooperated with them.

 4. When Gandhi visited the secretary of British landlord's association, the secretary:
(A) proceeded to bully him.
(B) advised him to leave Tirhut.
(C) said that they could not give any information to an outsider.
(D) was very helpful and cooperative.

5. Gandhi was not permitted to draw water from Rajendra Prasad's well because: 
(A) the servant thought Gandhi was another peasant.
(B) Rajendra Prasad was not at home.
(C) Gandhi looked like a vagabond. 
(D) Gandhi was a Harijan. 

6. Champaran episode was considered as a turning point in the history because: 
(A) its voice spread far and wide.
(B) it became famous.
(C) the British were scared.
(D) it was conducted to protest the courts' order to postpone the trial.

7. Gandhi helped peasants of Champaran by:
(A) fighting and securing justice for them.
(B) hiring lawyers for them.
(C) educating them.
(D) teaching them cleanliness.

8. In the light of the following statement, pick the option that lists characteristics of Gandhi. "Gandhi never contented himself with large political or economic solutions. He saw the cultural and social backwardness in the Champaran villages and wanted to do something about it immediately."
1. Pragmatic
2. Obedient
3. Compassionate
4. Philanthropic
5. Patient
6. Dramatic
(A) 1,3,6 
(B) 2,4,5
(C) 1,3,4
(D) 2, 5, 6

9. Complete the statement about the form of the chapter, 'Indigo.
The chapter 'Indigo' is_____a Louis Fischer book.
(A) a preface to
(B) the blurb for
(C) the foreword of
(D) an excerpt from

10. Gandhi's protest in Champaran is most appropriately a great model of:
(A) power.
(B) leadership.
(C) charity.
(D) sponsorship.

Answer key:-
1. A
Explanation: They thought Gandhi would demand repayment in full amount that they had extorted from the sharecroppers.
2. B 
Explanation: The lawyers thought that Gandhi was totally a stranger to the peasants, yet he was willing help them and was even ready to go to jail for them. If they go home leaving Gandhi and the peasants such a situation, it would be a matter of great shame for them. So they declared to follow him to the jail.
3. D 
Explanation: On the day of trial, a large crowd gathered near the court. It became impossible to handle th Gandhi helped the officers to control the crowd.
4. C
Explanation: Gandhi wanted to help the sharecroppers. So he visited the British landlord association, but he was not given any information because he was an outsider.
5. A
Explanation: They didn't allow Gandhi to draw water from their well as they took him to be an untouchable and didn't want to pollute the entire water source.
6. A
Explanation: The Champaran event had solved various problems faced by the poor peasants. They were relieved from the torture they had to face at the hands of the landlords. Thousands of people supported him This was considered as a turning point in the life of Gandhi. He once said that what he did was any ordinary thing as he didn't want the Britishers to order him in his own country.
7. A
Explanation: The British planters had to leave their property within the next few years. These properties were returned back to the peasants. Indigo sharecropping soon came to an end.
8. C
9. D
10. B



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