FOLK HISTORY-10th Social Science Notes and Question Bank

Chapter-03 History 
FOLK HISTORY
I.     Choose the correct answer:
1.     The writing of Indian history was affected by
a)      persions b) British c) French d) Greeks.
Ans: b) British.
2.     Writing about common people was a challenge to historian to study about.
a) Traders b) Kings c) Travellers d) peasants.
Ans: d) peasants
3.     According to historians history is created mainly on
a) period b) Books c) sources d) Author
Ans: c) Sources
4.     One source for creating oral history
a) Coins  b) inscription
c) lavanis  d) Accounts of forcigners
A. Lavanis
5.      After the completion of one rotation of kalachakcra another one starts this is also known as a) Period b) yuga c) Century d) year A b) Yuga
II Answer the following in a sentence each :
1.     Which model of writing of history was influenced by the were events?
A. Simple linear model
2.     What do you mean by the linear model of writing of history?
A. According to this second year follows the first year 18th century events that come after 17th century events are recorded.
3.     What factor helps Africans in the writing of history?
A. Oral traditions, sensibility expressed by the various communities helped in writing of history.
II.    Answer the following in a sentence each:
1)     What are the factors influence the writing of history after Independence?
Ans: events, descriptions & theories.
2)     What are the sources of folk history?
*      artefacts, Lavanis, folk songs and social traditions.
3)     What do you mean by "Yuga"?
*      After one rotation of Kalachakra is completed, the second
one starts. The complection of one cycle is called Yuga.
4)     Name the four Yugas?
*      Kruta, Tretayuga, Dwaparayuga, Kaliyuga.
5)     Which community does not have history?
*      African communities.
6)     What is the view of Indian tradition historial writing
*      Kalachakra.
1.     British writers describe Indian freedom struggle as a) wars b) revolts c)riots d) struggles
Ans: b) revolts
2.     The person who remains in the minds of the people of Bel lary region was
a) Tippu                   b)Krishnadevaraya
c) Kumararama       d) Sangoli Rayana.
Ans: Kumara rama
3.     In creating histories about the illiterate communities it is helpful.
a) People custom   b) People language
c) People tradition  d) People's feeling.
II.    Answer the following in a sentence each.
1.     What are the effects of the British on the Indian historians?
     Historians were narrated incidents in their beneficial way.
2.     What factors confused the historians?
     No records of history about peasants and common people confused the historians.
3.     What type folk sources are aboon to historians?
*Many emotional humane, creative oral narratives have proved to be a boon to historians.
4.     Which history is written on the basis of oral sources?
Folk history.
I.     Choose the correct answer:
1.     One source for creating oral history
a) Coins                 b)inscription
c)Lavanis               d) Accounts of foreigners.
Ans: c) Lavanis.
2.     After the completions of one rotation of Kalachatrya another one starts this is also known as
a) period b) Yuga c) century d) year
Ans: B. Yuga.
II.    Answer the following in a sentence each.
1.     Which model of writting of history was influenced by the writers?
Ans: Simple linear model
2.     What do you mean by the linear model of writing of history?
Ans: According to this second year follows the first year 18th century events that came after 17th century events are recorded.
3.     What factor helps Africans in the writing of History?
Ans: oral traditions, sensibility expressed by the various communities helped in writing of history.
1.     In the Bellary region, Kumara rama is more_popular than Krishnadevaraya among the common people.
2.     Folk/Oral sources are a boon to historians.
3.     Viewing History in cyclic manner is called Kalachakra.
4.     What are the effects of the arrival of the British on the writings of History?
     After the arrival of the British, the writing of History was naturally, profoundly affected.
     The Historians started giving philosophical touch to every event he described.
     Every incident was narrated in a way beneficial to the writers.
5.     How can History be written based on oral sources? Or how the oral history helps the historians to write the History?
Historians are trying to write History based on the study of artfacts, Lavanis, folksongs and also social traditions and behavior.
1.     Explain the linear model of writing History?
Acc. To this second year follows the first year.18th cen. Events that came after 17th cen events are recorded.
2.     India does not have any written documentary evidence. Why?
Since more than 70% of Indians were illiterates, they had no written history.
3.     How did the oral descriptions become boon to the Historians?
      Historians are trying to write History based on the study of artifacts, Lavanis, folksongs and also social traditions and behavior.
      Many emotional, humane, creative oral narratives have proved to be a boon to the Historians.
4.     What is oral History?
The history created by artifacts, Lavanis, folksongs and also social traditions and behavior is called as oral history.
5.         What are the factors paved way for a new History?
6.          After the Indian independence the events, descriptions and writings of Indians paved the way for a new history.
7.     Which are the four yugas to narrate history?
Kritayuga, dwaparayuga, Tretayuga and Kaliyuga.
I.     Choose the correct answer and write.
1.   British writers describe Indian freedom struggle as.
a) Wars                   b)   Revolts
c) Riots                   d)   Struggles
2.   The Person who remains in the minds of the people of Bellary region was.
a) Tippu                  b)   Krishnadevaraya
c) Kumararama         d) Sangoli Rayana
3.   In Creating histories about the illiterate communities it is helpful.
a) People custom     b) People language
c) People tradition    d) People's feeling
II. Answer in a sentence:
1.     What are the effects of the British on the Indian historians?
A. Historians narrated incidents in their beneficial way.
2.     What factor confused the historians?
A. No records of history about peasants and common people confused the historians.
3.     What type folk sources are boons to historians?
A. Many emotional humane, creative oral narratives have proved to be a boon to historians.
4.     Which history is written on the basis of oral sources?

A. Folk history.