01: How, When and Where ? | History | NCERT | class 8

Answer in one word :

Q1. Who was the first Governor-General of India ?

Ans. Warren Hastings.

Q2. Who was the last Viceroy of India ?

Ans. Lord Mountbatten.

Q3. What was the name of Scottish economist and political philosopher who divided “A British History of India” into 3 periods, Hindus, Muslims and British ?

Ans. James Mill.

Q4. How was the Indian History divided by historians ?

Ans. Ancient, Medieval, Modern.

Q5. What was the old name of Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh ?

Ans. Vizagapatnam

Q6. Name the person who copies the document carefully and writes beautifully ?

Ans.  Calligraphist

Q7. The national Archieves of India came up in which decade ?

Ans. 1920s

Q8. What is the scientific study of human known as ?

Ans. Anthropology

Q9. From the end of 19th century the census operations were held in what intervals ?

Ans. Every 10 years

Q10. In which year did the police strike for food take place in India ?

Ans. 1946

State whether true or false:

(a) James Mill divided Indian history into three periods – Hindu, Muslim, Christian.

Ans. True

(b) Official documents help us understand what the people of the country think.

Ans. False

(c) The British thought surveys were important for effective administration.

Ans. True

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