Thursday 17 January 2013

CBSE Class 9 - History - CH8 - Clothing: A Social History

Clothing: A Social History
Indian Woman


Q1: In medieval France, the royalty could wear expensive clothes like:

(a) silk
(b) ermine
(c) velvet
(d) all of these

Q2: During French revolution, which colours became popular in French clothing:

(a) Red and Black
(b) Blue, White and Red
(c) Black
(d) Red, Yellow and Blue

Q3: Sumptuary Laws in medieval Europe were meant

(a) to allow hunting game in certain areas
(b) to protect home production against imports
(c) to define what the rich and poor could wear
(d) All of these

Q4: Which of the following brought radical changes in women’s clothing?

(a) French Revolution
(b) Rational Dress Reform in America
(c) First World War
(d) Second World War

Q5: The literal meaning of Sans culottes is

(a) without knee breeches
(b) knee breeches
(c) with red caps
(d) without red caps

Q6: Who headed National Woman Suffrage Association in 1870s?

(a) Lucy Stone
(b) Mrs Stanton
(c) Mrs Amelia Bloomer
(d) Mary Somerville

Q7: The main objective(s) of Rational Dress Reform was/were to

(a) simplify dress
(b) shorten skirts
(c) abandon corsets
(d) all of these

Q8: What was the name of the American who launched loose tunics worn over ankle-length trousers?

(a) Lucy Stone
(b) Mrs Stanton
(c) Mrs Amelia Bloomer
(d) Mary Somerville

Q9: Indian chintzes clothes were made of

(a) silk
(b) cotton
(c) velvet
(d) fur

Q10: during First World War, which dress became part of Western women’s clothing giving them greater freedom of movement:

(a) trouser
(b) skirt
(c) scarf
(d) blouse

Q11: Who were among the first to adapt Western-style clothing in Western India?

(a) Bengali's
(b) Goans
(c) Parsis
(d) Tamils

Q12: Who painted the sarcastic picture ‘The Modern Patriot’, in early twentieth century?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Abanidranath Tagore
(c) Gaganendranath Tagore
(d) Dwarkanath Tagore

Q13: In medieval India, headgears used to signify

(a) a fashion style statement
(b) a sign of respectability
 (c) a way to protect from heat.
(d) all of these

Q14: Name the Governor- General who made ‘shoe respect’ stricter?

(a) Dalhousie
(b) Hastings
(c) Amherst
(d) Curzon

Q15: Who said these words ‘the King had enough on for both of us’ ?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(c) Motilal Nehru
(d) Babasaheb Ambedkar

Q16: Who among the following started wearing three piece suits, and shoes and socks as a political statement of self-respect?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(c) Motilal Nehru
(d) Babasaheb Ambedkar

Available as Online Quiz

1: (d) all of these
2: (b) Blue, White and Red
3: (d) All of these
4: (c) First World War
5: (a) without knee breeches
6: (b) Mrs Stanton
7: (d) all of these
8: (c) Mrs Amelia Bloomer
9: (b) cotton
10: (a) trouser
11: (c) Parsis
12: (c) Gaganendranath Tagore
13: (b) a sign of respectability
14: (a) Dalhousie
15: (a) Mahatma Gandhi
16: (d) Babasaheb Ambedkar

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