CBSE NCERT Class IX (9th) | Social Studies | History

CHAPTER 8: CLOTHING : A SOCIAL HISTORY


MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS [1 MARK]

Q.1. The existing dress codes in Europe were swept away by

(a) American Revolution (b) French Revolution 

(c) Russian Revolution (d) The First World War

Q.2. Which one of the following is the most appropriate definition of Sumptuary Laws?

(a) Laws on taxes framed by the government (b) Laws giving privileges to higher sections of society

(c) Laws meant to emphasise the social hierarchy (d) All the above

Q.3. The simplicity of clothing of ‘Sans-Culottes’ was meant to express

(a) the poverty among the common people (b) the prosperity of textile industries

(c) the idea of equality (d) none of the above

Q.4. England passed a law which compelled all persons over 6 years of age, except those of high position, to wear woollen caps made in England on Sundays and all holy days. What does this mean?

(a) All sumptuary laws were meant to emphasise social hierarchy

(b) Some sumptuary laws were passed to protect home production against imports

(c) Some sumptuary laws were made to promote the religion

(d) None of the above

Q.5. When did women in England start agitating for democratic rights?

(a) 1820s (b) 1830s (c) 1840s (d) 1850s

Q.6. On what grounds were the traditional feminine clothes criticised in the USA?

(a) Long skirts swept the grounds collecting filth and causing illness

(b) The skirts were voluminous and difficult to handle

(c) They hampered movement and prevented women from working and earning

(d) All the above

Q.7. Who was the first American dress reformer to launch loose tunics?

(a) Mrs Amelia Bloomer (b) Martha Somerville (c) Queen Victoria (d) None of the above

Q.8. Radical changes in women’s clothing came about due to the

(a) Russian Revolution (b) World War I (c) World War II (d) Both (b) and (c)

Q.9. Which of the following events had an impact on the dressing style of women?

(a) Women working in industries during the First and Second World Wars.

(b) Gymnastics and games entered school curriculum for women.

(c) The Battle of Waterloo (d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.10. Which of the following were among other important changes that came about for Women?

(a) Trousers became a vital part of western women’s clothing

(b) Women took to cutting their hair short for convenience

(c) As women took to gymnastics and games, they had to wear clothes that did not hamperMovement

(d) All the above

Q.11. To some Indians western clothes were a sign of

(a) Progress (b) modernity (c) Freedom from poverty (d) both (a) and (b)

Q.12. Why were Shanar women attacked by Nairs in May 1922?

(a) For wearing a tailored blouse (b) For wearing a cloth across their upper bodies

(c) For wearing gold ornaments (d) For using umbrellas

Q.13. Wearing of which two things created misunderstanding and conflict between the British and the Indians?

(a) the wearing of turban and shoes (b) the umbrella and gold ornaments

(c) the wearing of saris and dhotis (d) The wearing of gowns and long skirts

Q.14. Who was Manockfee Cowasjee Entee?

(a) A taxpayer (b) A revenue collector (c) An assessor (d) A technocrat

Q.15. What was the idea of national dress as suggested by Rabindranath Tagore?

(a) Combination of Hindu and Muslim dress (b) Combination of Indian and European dress

(c) Only Hindu dress (d) Combination Hindu and Parsi dress

Q.16. Jnanadanandini Devi’s style of wearing sari was adopted by Brahmo Samaji women and came to be called

(a) Brahmika sari (b) Brahmo sari (c) Samaji sari (d) Bhoomika sari

Q.17. In reaction to which measure of the British did the Swadeshi Movement begin?

(a) Partition of Bengal in 1905 (b) Surat split in 1907

(c) Starting of World War I in 1914 (d) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919

Q.18. According to Gandhi, which kind of dress would have a more powerful political effect?

(a) Western style (b) Indian style (c) Dressing unsuitably (d) Dressing suitably for the occasion

Q.19. In which year did Gandhi adopt dhoti?

(a) 1913 (b) 1915 (c) 1921 (d) 1928

Q.20. Why did Mahatma Gandhi adopt loin cloth and a chaddar as his dress?

(a) it was easy to wear (b) it was not easy to practise

(c) he believed that poor peasants could not afford more than that (d) it was a political statement of self- respect

MCQ ANSWERS
1.(B)2.(C)3.(C)4.(B)5.(B) 6.(D)7.(A)8.(D)9.(D)10.(D)
11.(D)12.(B)13.(A)14.(C)15.(A)16.(A)17.(A)18.(C)19.(C)20.(C)

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