CBSE Class-12 Question Papers for IOP/Comptt Examination 2017 : All India Scheme, History

CBSE Class-12 Question Papers for IOP/Comptt Examination 2017

All India Scheme, (History)

CBSE Class-12 Question Papers for IOP/Cmptt Examination :  History (Set-1)

HISTORY

Time allowed : 3 hours

Maximum Marks : 80

PART – A
 

Answer all the questions given below :

1.  State any two features of sculpture depicted in Sanchi Stupa.

2.  How did Akbar’s Ibadat Khana help to fulfill his quest for religious knowledge ?
Explain.

3. Why did people believe in the rumours and prophesies during 1857 ? Explain any two reasons.

PART – B
SECTION – I


Answer any five of the following questions :
4. “The cycle of birth and rebirth is shaped through Karma.” In the light of the above statement highlight the teachings of Jainism.

5. What were the different explanations offered by the early writers and historians for the growth of Magadha as a powerful Mahajanpada ? Explain.

6. Who was Francois Bernier ? Mention his views on the Sati System.

7. Explain the characteristic features of the life of forest-dwellers and tribes during Mughal Empire in 16th and 17th centuries.

8. “The Fifth Report of 1813 became the basis of intense Parliamentary debates on the nature of the East India Company’s rule in India.” Justify the statement with evidence.

9. How did ordinary people view Partition of India ? Explain.

SECTION – II

Value Based Question (Compulsory) 4 × 1 = 4

 

10. Read the following passage and answer the question that follows :
“The National Movement in the twentieth century drew its inspiration from the events of 1857. A whole of nationalist imagination was woven around the revolt. It was celebrated as the First War of the Independence in which all sections of the people of
India came together to fight against imperial rule”. How did the First War of Independence (1857) uphold the secular and democratic values ? Explain in context to the passage.

PART – C

Long Answer Questions 8 × 3 = 24


Answer all the questions given below :

11.  How is Mahabharata a good source to study the kinsfolk values and systems of
marriages of ancient times ? Cite examples to support your answer.
OR
Why do we call Mahabharata ‘A Dynamic Text’ ? Explain the processes involved in
preparing the critical edition of the Mahabharata.
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