Sample Paper- Year 1996
SET- I : MODERN
Q.1 Mention any two social legislation's introduced by the British in India
before 1857 (2 marks)
Q.2. Describe the causes of the rivalries and conflicts among the European
countries in India in the Eighteenth Century. How were they finally resolved? (5
Q.2 Describe the
measures adopted by the British Government in the field of education. What was
their impact on Indian society?
Q.3. Describe the developments that led to the battle of Buxar. What were its
consequences? (8 marks)
Q. Mention the
British economic policy, which led to the impoverishment of the Indian
Q.4. The revolt of 1857 marked the closing of an era and the beginning of a new
one in the history of British
Q.5. Give the main reasons for the backwardness of the Muslim Community and also
state the role played
Q. 5 Point out, with reasons, the changes in the British policy towards Indian
Q.6 How did the British rule hamper the growth of modern industries in India? (5
Q. Explain the main issues of women's emancipation which were raised by the
social reformers in the 19th century.
Q.7. Examine the main causes for the unrest in India before the first half of
the 19th century, which were at the root of the revolt of 1857. (5 marks)
Q. Did the
revolt of 1857 have a popular character? Give arguments to support your answer.
Q.8. Mention any two unpopular measures of Lord Lytton which led to an agitation
against the British rule. (2 marks)
Q.9. "It is
said that the idea of socialism brought about changes in the nature of National
Movement". Do you agree with this Movement? Substantiate your answer with
arguments. (5 marks)
Q. What were the
causes of frequent occurrence of famines India in the 19th century?
Q.10.Explain the forces that weakened the caste system in India under the
British rule. (5 marks)
Q. Explain the
conditions of people living in the princely states and how they were brought in
the mainstream of India's freedom struggle.
Q.11. Read the following questions carefully and answer the questions that
follow: "The earlier movements had been in the nature of preparatory training
for the final struggle. The movement of 1942, however, was intended to be the
last stage in the struggle and there the supreme sacrifice of one's life was
required to attain independence. The call was "do or die" (Quit India
Movement , Dr. R. Prasad.)
(a) How did the earlier movements launched by Gandhiji impart preparatory
training for the final stage? (2 marks)
(b) Why did the Congress ask the British to "Quit India"? (2 marks)
(c) Give the main features of the "Quit India " movement. (4 marks)
Give the main
features of the Indian Council Acts of 1909. Why did it fail to satisfy the
aspirations of the people?
Q .12 On the given outline map of India, mark and show the following: Any five
major Indian states in 1947.
On the given
outline map of India, mark and show the following: Expert of the Maratha
territory in 1805 with any four of its important centres. (6 marks)
Q.13. What was
the Atlantic Charter? (2 marks)
Q.14. What were the causes behind the out break of the First World War? (5
Q.15. List any four points suggested by Wilson for maintaining peace after the
First World War. (2 marks)
Q.16. Trace the rise of the United States of America as major industrial and
imperialist power by the end of the 19th century. (8 marks)
Q. What was the
impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on the World countries.
Q.17. What was the Operation Barbarossa? Why did it fail? (2
When was the United States of America drawn into the Second World War? What was
its effect on the course
of the War? (5 marks)
Q. Explain the
main features of Japan's
role in the World affairs between 1919 to 1939.
Q.19. Analyze the factors responsible for the rapid collapse of
Imperialism after the Second World War.
Q. Explain the
reasons which prompted America to interfere inWest Asia.
Q.20. Give any four revolutionary changes in the Chinese
literature between 1917 and 1937. (2 marks)
Q. What was the
basic reason of the Economic
crisis in 1929 in USA.
Q. 21. Assess the contribution of Raja Ravi Verma in the field of art. (2 marks)
Q. What was the
Renaissance movement? In which countries was it started ?
Q. 22 How have the developments in communications led to changes in the spread
of information? (2 marks)
Q.23. On a given outline map
of Europe, mark and show the following with their names. Two
countries annexed by Germany
before 1939 and three countries annexed after 1939.
Any five newly independent countries formed after the First World War. (5 marks)
Set II : MODERN
Q.1. What is meant by the
term 'succession states' in the context of the history of India in the 18th
century? How did their rise affect the Mughal Empire? (5 marks)
Q. Explain the reasons for
the failure of the Marathas to get the support of other Indian rulers in the
third battle of Panipat.
Q.2. Tipu Sultan was finally defeated in 1799. How were the territories of his
kingdom divided after his death? (2 marks)
Q.3. Explain the meaning of 'subsidiary alliance'? (2 marks)
Q.4. Describe the developments that led to the war between the English and the
Nawab of Bengal in 1757. Explain the immediate and the long-term consequences of
the war. (8 marks)
Q. Describe the major steps taken by the British Government in the field of
education upto 1857. Make a critical assessment of these steps in spreading
education in India.
Q.8. What were the reasons for the British government's interest in Afghanistan?
Q.9. What is the importance of the Surat Session in the history of the Indian
National Congress? (2 marks)
Q.14. Describe the reasons
for the tension between Serbia and the Austria -Hungarian Empire before the
First World War. (5 marks)
Q. When and why did Russia
withdraw from the First World War?
Set III : MODERN
one major step taken by the East India Company to drain the wealth from Bengal
after the Battle of Plassey. (2 marks)
Q.6. Describe the contribution of Raja Rammohan Roy in the field
of religious reforms. (5 marks)
Explain the religious ideas of Swami Dayanand Saraswati.
were the changes in the British policy towards the rulers of the Indian states
after 1858? Why were these changes introduced? Explain.
changes introduced by the Act of 1858 in the administration of Britain's empire
Q.17. Why is
the policy of Britain and France in the 1930's known as the policy of
appeasement ? Explain with suitable examples. (5 marks)
the main features of political development in the Soviet Union in the 1930's?
and why did USA enter the Second World War? What was its impact on the outcome
of the war? (5 marks)
Why did the
Soviet Union appeal for the opening of the 'second front' during the Second
World War? When was it opened and with what consequences?