Forest Society and Colonialism
|Mahua Collector from Chhattisgarh|
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MCQs from CBSE Examinations
Q1: Which of the following was not a tribal community?
Q2: The system of scientific forestry stands for:
(a) system whereby the local farmers were allowed to cultivate temporarily within a plantation
(b) system of cutting old trees and plant new ones
(c) division of forest into three categories
(d) disappearance of forests
Q3: Indian Forest Service was set up in the year:
Q4: In England, Oak forests were used for __________
(a) building ships
(c) building railway tracks
(d) constructing houses
Q5: The system of blandongdiensten implies ____________
(a) forced villagers to cut trees as per the new forest laws.
(b) exempting villagers from rents if they worked collectively to provide free labour and buffaloes for cutting and transporting timber
(c) exempting villagers to collect wood from reserved forests
(d) arresting villagers who found stealing timber from forests
Q6: Which one of the following categories of forests is considered as the best on the basis of their utility?
(a) Reserved forests.
(b) Protected forests.
(c) Village forests.
(d) Community forests.
Q7: Which of the following is not associated with swidden agriculture?
Q8: The Imperial Forest Institute was set up at:
Q9: In which year the Bastar rebellion took place?
Q10: Why did the government decide to ban shifting cultivation?
(a) To grow trees for railway timber
(b) When a forest was burnt, there was the danger of destroying valuable timber
(c) Difficulties for the government to calculate taxes
(d) All the above reasons
Q11: Colonial rulers considered forests as unproductive because:
(a) the forests were not fit for habitation
(b) forest had wild grown trees only
(c) forest did not yield revenue to enhance income of the state
(d) forests were full of wild animals
Q12: Which of the following trees were promoted for building ships or railways?
(a) Firs & Pines
(b) Bushes & Creepers
(c) Teak & Sal
(d) Shisham & Acacia
Q13: Where is Bastar located?
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Q14: The Gond forest community belongs to which of the following?
(c) Jammu and Kashmir
Q15: Which of the following is a community of skilled forest cutters?
(a) Maasais of Africa
(b) Mundas of Chotanagpur
(c) Gonds of Orissa
(d) Kalangs of Java
1: (b) Jhum (its a local term for swidden agriculture)
2: (b) system of cutting old trees and plant new ones
3: (b) 1864
4: (a) building ships
5: (b) exempting villagers from rents if they worked collectively to provide free labour and buffaloes for cutting and transporting timber
6: (a) Reserved forests.
7: (a) Karacha
8: (c) Dehradun
9: (a) 1910
10: (d) All the above reasons
11: (c) forest did not yield revenue to enhance income of the state
12: (c) Teak & Sal
13: (a) Chhattisgarh
14: (a) Chhattisgarh
15: (d) Kalangs of Java