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Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics chapter 1 - Traders to Rulers (I) [Latest edition]

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Chapter 1: Traders to Rulers (I)

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Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Fill in the blanks

Fill in the blanks | Q 1

Fill in the blank

Elizabeth 1 was the Queen of _________.

Fill in the blanks | Q 2

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The French company set up its headquarters at ________.

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A group of English merchants formed the ___________.

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The first Englishman to meet Emperor Jahangir was _________.

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In 1668 the English East India Company __________ due to a marriage.

Fill in the blanks | Q 6

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The wars between the English and the French companies in India are known as ___________.

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Match the Contents

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Match the Contents

Match the Contents | Q 1

Match the Contents of Column A Column B.

Column A Column B
1. Shuja-ud-daulah (a) Nawab of Bengal
2. Shah Alam II (b) Founder of British Empire in India
3. Mir Qasim (c) 1765
4. Siraj-ud-daulah (d) 1765–1772
5. Battle of Plassey (e) Calcutta
6. Battle of Buxar (f) Formed an alliance with the Mughal Emperor and Nawab of Awadh.
7. Grant of Diwani (g) Mughal Emperor
8. Dual Government (h) Nawab of Awadh
9. Clive (i) 1757
10. Forth William (j) 1764
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True or False

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) True or False

True or False | Q 1

State the following Statement is True or False:

Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the centre of the English East India Company’s power in India for many years.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 2

State the following Statement is True or False:

A Charter is a formal deed by the ruler of a country guaranteeing certain rights to the subjects or a company.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 3

State the following Statement is True or False:

The English prestige rose after the First Carnatic War.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 4

State the following Statement is True or False:

Mir Jafar hatched a conspiracy with the English against Siraj-ud-daulah.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 5

State the following Statement is True or False:

Clive Rose to fame after his success in the Second Carnatic War.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 6

State the following Statement is True or False:

The Battle of Buxar led to the foundation of British empire in India.

  • True

  • False

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Answer the questions

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Answer the questions

Answer the questions | Q 1

Answer the following question:

What were ‘factories’ and who were called factors?

Answer the questions | Q 2

Answer the following question:

When and how was the English East India Company formed?

Answer the questions | Q 3

Answer the following question:

What were the main reasons for the Anglo-French rivalry in India?

Answer the questions | Q 4

Answer the following question:

What were the causes of Conflict between Siraj-ud-daulah and the English?

Answer the questions | Q 5

Answer the following question:

Why did Mir Jafar enter into a conflict with the English East India Company?

Answer the questions | Q 6

Answer the following question:

How did Mir Qasim become the Nawab of Bengal?

Answer the questions | Q 7

Answer the following question:

Describe the circumstances that led to the Battle of Buxar.

Answer the questions | Q 8

Answer the following question:

What were the results and significance of the Battle of Buxar?

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Picture Study

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Picture Study

Picture Study | Q 1

This is a picture of a fort built by the British.

Identify the building.

Picture Study | Q 2

This is a picture of a fort built by the British.

When did the British purchase the three villages to develop into a city? Also, name the villages and the city.

Picture Study | Q 3

This is a picture of a fort built by the British.

Write a short note on the establishment of British factories in India.

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Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Fill in the blanks

Fill in the blanks | Q 1

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Balaji Vishwanath laid the foundation of the _________rule of the Peshwas. 

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_______ was the capital of Awadh.

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Mysore, under the leadership of _______ became the most formidable adversary of the English East India Company in the south.

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_____________, the tenth Sikh guru, organized a military brotherhood of Sikhs called __________.

Fill in the blanks | Q 5

Fill in the blank:
The Sikhs were organized into a loose confederacy of ______ misls or groups.

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Match the following

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Match the following

Match the following | Q 1

Match the Columns:

A B
1. Shahu (a) Sikh kingdom
2. Murshid Quli Khan (b) Awadh
3. Shuja-ud-Daulah (c) Mysore
4. Tipu Sultan (d) Bengal
5. Ranjit Singh (e) Maratha King
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Choose the correct answer

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Choose the correct answer

Choose the correct answer | Q 1

Choose the correct answer:

The _________  had the power and potential to establish an all-India empire after the collapse of the Mughal empire.

  • Marathas

  • Sikhs

  • Rajputs

Choose the correct answer | Q 2

Choose the correct answer:

Shahu was an ease-loving and weak ___________ ruler.

  • Maratha

  • Sikh

  • Rajput

Choose the correct answer | Q 3

Choose the correct answer:

The Maratha empire reached the heights of its power and glory during the reign of ___________.

  • Balaji Vishwanath

  • Baji Rao I

  • Balaji Baji Rao

Choose the correct answer | Q 4

Choose the correct answer:

Shuja-ud-DauIah was the nawab of ____________.

  • Hyderabad

  • Awadh

  • Bengal

Choose the correct answer | Q 5

Choose the correct answer:

The state of _______________ was founded by the Mughal viceroy of the Deccan, Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah.

  • Hyderabad

  • Awadh

  • Mysore

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True or False

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) True or False

True or False | Q 1

State whether the following is true or false:

Bengal was one of the poorest provinces of the Mughal empire.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 2

State whether the following is true or false:

The most capable among the successors of Murshid Quli Khan was Alivardi Khan.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 3

State whether the following is true or false:

Lucknow was the cultural centre of Bengal.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 4

State whether the following is true or false:

The most powerful kingdom in the south was Mysore.

  • True

  • False

True or False | Q 5

State whether the following is true or false:

Ranjit Singh became the master of Punjab by the end of the 18th century.

  • True

  • False

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Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 1

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

What followed the disintegration of the Mughal empire?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 2

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

What is the significance of the Third Battle of Panipat?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 3

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

What advantage did Murshid Quli Khan take of the decline in the power of the Mughal empire?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 4

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

How did political and economic stability in Awadh impact cultural development in Lucknow?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 5

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

How did political instability in the Carnatic benefit the European trading companies?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 6

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

Name any two principal Rajput states that took advantage of the declining power of the Mughals and asserted their independence.

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 7

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

What made the Rajputs vulnerable to the selfish designs of the English East India Company?

Answer the questions in one or two words/sentences | Q 8

Answer the following question in one or two words/sentences:

Name the signatories of the Treaty of Amritsar.

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Answer the questions briefly

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Answer the questions briefly

Answer the questions briefly | Q 1.1

Answer the following questions briefly:

The second phase of Maratha's history was a period of dominance of the Peshwa. In this context answer the following question:

State the circumstances that led to the growth of Peshwa dominance in the Maratha kingdom.

Answer the questions briefly | Q 1.2

Answer the following questions briefly:

The second phase of Maratha's history was a period of dominance of the Peshwa. In this context answer the following questions:

Discuss the achievements of

  1. Baji Rao I and
  2. Balaji Baji Rao.
Answer the questions briefly | Q 1.3

Answer the following questions briefly:

The second phase of Maratha's history was a period of dominance of the Peshwa. In this context answer the following questions:

How was the Maratha confederacy established?

Answer the questions briefly | Q 2.1

Answer the following question briefly:

With reference to the rise and growth of Bengal as a regional power, discuss the achievements of Murshid Quli Khan

Answer the questions briefly | Q 2.2

Answer the following question briefly:

With reference to the rise and growth of Bengal as a regional power, discuss the rule of Alivardi Khan

Answer the questions briefly | Q 2.3

Answer the following question briefly:

With reference to the rise and growth of Bengal as a regional power, discuss the failures of the nawabs of Bengal

Answer the questions briefly | Q 3.1

Answer the following question briefly:

The collapse of the Vijayanagar kingdom was followed by the emergence of the powerful kingdom of Mysore. In this context discuss the collapse of the Vijayanagar empire

Answer the questions briefly | Q 3.2

Answer the following question briefly:

The collapse of the Vijayanagar kingdom was followed by the emergence of the powerful kingdom of Mysore. In this context discuss the achievements of Hyder Ali

Answer the questions briefly | Q 3.3

Answer the following question briefly:

The collapse of the Vijayanagar kingdom was followed by the emergence of the powerful kingdom of Mysore. In this context discuss the contribution of Tipu Sultan

Answer the questions briefly | Q 4.1

Answer the following questions briefly:

With reference to the rise of independent Rajput states and the establishment of the Sikh kingdom, answer the following question:

Why did the resurgent Rajputs fail to establish an empire in India?

Answer the questions briefly | Q 4.2

Answer the following questions briefly:

With reference to the rise of independent Rajput states and the establishment of the Sikh kingdom, answer the following question:

To what extent was Guru Gobind Singh responsible for the transformation of the peace-loving Sikhs into a martial race?

Answer the questions briefly | Q 4.3

Answer the following questions briefly:

With reference to the rise of independent Rajput states and the establishment of the Sikh kingdom, answer the following question:

Discuss the achievements of Ranjit Singh.

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Picture study

Goyal Brothers Prakashan solutions for Class 8 Focus on History and Civics Chapter 1 Traders to Rulers (I) Picture study

Picture study | Q 1

This is a picture of the founder of the kingdom that extended the Khyber Pass in the north to Sindh in the south.

 Identify the person in the picture.

Picture study | Q 2

This is a picture of the founder of the kingdom that extended the Khyber Pass in the north to Sindh in the south.

Name the kingdom founded by him.

Picture study | Q 3

This is a picture of the founder of the kingdom that extended the Khyber Pass in the north to Sindh in the south.

What did he do to expand his kingdom?

Picture study | Q 4

This is a picture of the founder of the kingdom that extended the Khyber Pass in the north to Sindh in the south.

Name the treaty signed between him and the English East India Company.

Picture study | Q 5

This is a picture of the founder of the kingdom that extended the Khyber Pass in the north to Sindh in the south.

What effect did this treaty have on his policy of expansion?

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Chapter 1: Traders to Rulers (I)

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