Case Based Questions

History
Chapter 4 Class 9 History - Forest Society and Colonialism

## E.P. Stebbing, The Forests of India, Vol. II (1923).

### Indus Valley Railway was to be constructed between:

(a) Lahore and Karachi

(b) Lahore and Multan

(c) Multan and Sukkur

(d) Lahore and Sukkur

From the paragraph,

‘The new line to be constructed was the Indus  Valley Railway between Multan and Sukkur, a  distance of nearly 300 miles. At the rate of 2000  sleepers per mile, this would require 600,000  sleepers 10 feet by 10 inches by 5 inches (or 3.5  cubic feet a piece), being upwards of 2,000,000  cubic feet.

### The distance between Multan and Sukkur was nearly:

(a) 300 miles

(b) 400 miles

(c) 200 miles

(d) 500 miles

From the paragraph,

‘The new line to be constructed was the Indus  Valley Railway between Multan and Sukkur, a  distance of nearly 300 miles . At the rate of 2000  sleepers per mile, this would require 600,000  sleepers 10 feet by 10 inches by 5 inches (or 3.5  cubic feet a piece), being upwards of 2,000,000  cubic feet.

### What was the size of each sleeper?

(a) 10 feet × 12 × 5 inches

(b) 12 feet × 10 × 5 inches

(c) 10 feet × 10 × 8 inches

(d) 10 feet × 10 × 5 inches

From the paragraph,

‘The new line to be constructed was the Indus  Valley Railway between Multan and Sukkur, a  distance of nearly 300 miles. At the rate of 2000  sleepers per mile, this would require 600,000  sleepers 10 feet by 10 inches by 5 inches (or 3.5  cubic feet a piece) , being upwards of 2,000,000  cubic feet.

Answer: (d) 10 feet × 10 × 5 inches

### Which one was the other new line?

(a) Northern State Railway

(b) Southern State Railway

(c) Western State Railway

(d) Eastern State Railway

From the paragraph,

The other new line  was the Northern State Railway from Lahore to  Multan . It was estimated that 2,200,000 sleepers  would be required for its construction.’