There was a time when historians were fascinated with dates. There were heated debates about the dates on which rulers were crowned, or battles were fought. In the common-sense notion, history was synonymous with dates. Chapter 1 of CBSE Class 8 History deals with the concept of How, When and Where. CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 1 How, When and Where Important Questions have also been formulated based on the significant concepts of the Chapter so that students can prepare most competently for the exams.
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How, When and Where
1. Advertisements help create taste. How?
2. By what criteria do we choose a set of dates as important?
3. Why do we associate history with a string of dates?
4. Why do we try and divide history into different periods?
5. What is Colonial?
6. What sources do historians use in writing about the last 250 years of Indian history?
7. James Mill divided Indian history into three periods – Hindu, Muslim, Christian. True or False?
8. The British thought surveys were important for effective administration. Do you agree?
9. What is the problem with the periodisation of Indian history that James Mill offers?
10. Why did the British preserve official documents?
11. How will the information historians get from old newspapers be different from that found in police reports?
12. Define the word history and mention the events that are normally recorded in history books.
13. Who is the creator of the first map of India?
14. Explain the term “time-span” in connection with historical events.
15. James Mill divided his book, ‘The History of British India,’ into Hindu, Muslim and British Periods. Justify.
16. Elaborate on the National Archives of India.
17. Give a reason for why the British preserved the official document.
18. Find the difference between the information historians get from newspapers and that found in police reports.
19. Define the problem with the ‘ancient-medieval-modern’ paradigm of the study of Indian history.
20. We should not accept the ‘Hindu-Muslim’ periodisation of Indian history. Why? Justify.