Question 1: State whether true or false:
Answer: (a) True, (b) False, (c) False, (d) True, (e) False
Question 2: Fill in the blanks:
Question 3: Identify three differences in the city design of New Delhi and Shahjahanabad.
|Wide roads and streets||Narrow lanes and bylanes|
|Bungalows set in open spaces||Havelis built in overcrowded areas|
|Greek architecture with fusion of various elements from India||Mughal architecture|
Question 4: Who lived in the “white” areas in cities such as Madras?
Answer: The British
Question 5: What is meant by de-urbanisation?
Answer: The process by which a city declines is called de-urbanisation.
Question 6: Why did the British choose to hold a grand Durbar in Delhi although it was not the capital?
Answer: After the 1857 revolt, the British understood the symbolic importance of Delhi for the Indians. Hence, they choose to hold a grand Durbar in Delhi although it was not the capital.
Question 7: How did the Old City of Delhi change under British rule?
Answer: The famed water canal system of the Old Delhi deteriorated. Growth in population led to further overcrowding. Many havelis were subdivided and sold. The street front of the havelis were turned into shops and warehouses. The drainage system also collapsed.
Question 8: How did the Partition affect life in Delhi?
Answer: Partition resulted in large scale migration of people from both sides of the new border. Most of the Muslims left for Pakistan and Hindus and Sikhs came from Pakistan. The occupations of people changed. A predominantly urban culture which was based on Urdu had changed with the arrival of new people. Many settlement colonies developed for the refugees.
Copyright © excellup 2014