(Guess Papers) (Guess Papers) Guess Paper For CBSE Class XII History (2009-10)

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(Guess Papers) Guess Paper For CBSE Class XII History (2009-10)

TIME- 3 HRS. MM-100

1. The Question Paper is divided into 5 Parts A, B, C, D and E.
2. Part A will have 5 questions of 2 marks each. There will be no choice.
3. Part B will be divided into 2 sections (books). Section 1 will have 6 questions out of which 5 will be attempted and section 2 will have 4 questions out of which 3 will be attempted.
4. Part C will have 2 questions of 8 marks each. They will have internal choice for each.
5. Part D will have 3 paragraphs of 8 marks each. They will have internal choice for each.
6. In part E internal choice will be provided in one of the two map questions.

PART A (10 Marks)
1. Mention any two means of tracing social difference during Harappan period
2. Why did Britishers establish hill stations in India?
3. To what extent were social relations transformed in the new cities?
4. What are the problems in using the Ain-e-akbari as a source for reconstruction agrarian history? 5. What were the two prominent features of magadh administration?

Attempt any THREE questions SECTION 1 (15 MARKS)
6. Mention the influence of Mahabharta on the Indian society.
7. Discuss the evidences that suggest that brahminical perspectives about kinship and marriage?
8. Describe the important features of sanchi Stupa. 9. Examine the development in sculpture and architecture associated with the rise of Vaishnavism and shaivism

Answer any TWO questions SECTION 2 (10 MARKS)
10. Describe the social conditions of India as described by Al-Beruni?
11 Discuss whether the term ‘Royal center’ is an appropriate description for the part of the city for which it is used?
12. How was the enormous exercise of mapping in detail was done in Hampi?

Answer any THREE questions Section 3(15 marks)
13 What steps did the Britishers take to quell the 1857 uprising?
14 What were the causes of rural indebt ness in India?
15 What were the ideas expressed in the objective resolution?
16 Describe the role of B R Ambedkar in framing the Indian constitution

17. Describe the aims and programmers of national movement. How far was the movement successful?


Describe how historians need to read and interpret newspapers, diaries and letters as historical sources?

18. How akbar-nama and badshashnama give a description about the mughal period?


Mention the agrarian structure of Mughal Empire.

19 Read the passage and answer the following.

About the drains, Mackay noted: “It is certainly the most complete ancient System as yet discovered.” Every house was connected to the street drains. The main channels were made of bricks set in mortar and were covered with loose bricks that could be removed for cleaning. In some cases, limestone was used for the covers. House drains first emptied into a sump or cesspit into which solid matter settled while wastewater flowed out into the street drains. Very long drainage channels were provided at intervals with sumps for Cleaning. It is a wonder of archaeology that “little heaps of material, mostly sand, have frequently been found lying alongside drainage channels, which shows… that the debris was not always carted away when the drain was cleared.” From Ernest Mackay, Early Indus Civilization, 1948.Drainage systems were not unique to the larger cities, but were found in smaller settlements as well. At Lethal for example, while houses were built of mud bricks, drains were made of burnt bricks.

19.1. about which civilization is Mackey speaking about? 1 mark
19.2. Name the small settlement mentioned here? 1 mark
19.3. how were the drains made? 1 mark
19.4. explain the uniqueness of the drainage system? 5 mark


The Rigveda mention ‘pur’, meaning rampart, fort, and. Indra, the Aryan war god Is called puramdara, the fort destroyer.

Where is -or were- these citadels? It has in the past been supposed that they were mythical…. The recent excavations of harrappa may be thought to have changed the picture. What destroyed this firmly settled civilization? Climate, economic or political deterioration may have weakened it, but its ultimate extinction is more likely to have been completed by deliberate and large-scale destruction. It may be no more chance that at a late period of mohenjodaro men, women and children appear to have been massacred there. On circumstantial evidences, Indra stand accused

Q1-Why the Indra stand accused according to rigveda for the destruction? 2
Q2- why the citadels considered now as mythical? 1
Q3- who were the people who massacred the men, women and children of mohenjodaro? 1
Q4- what led to the end of this great civilizations? 4


Q20- Read and answer the following

The system of Varnas
This is Al-biruni’s account of the system of Varnas:
The highest caste is Brahmana, of whom the books of the Hindus tell us that they were created from the head of Brahman. And as the Brahman is the only another name for the force called nature, and the head is the highest part of the whole genus. Therefore the Hindus consider them as the very best of mankind.The next caste is Kshatriyas, who were created, as they say, from the shoulders and hands of Brahman. Their degree is not much below that of the Brahmana. After them follow the Vaishya, who were created from the thigh of Brahman. The Shudra, who were created from the feet…

Between the latter two classes there is no very great distance. Much, however, as these classes differ from each other, they live together in the same towns and villages, mixed together in the same houses and lodgings.

Q1- who was Al –Biruni? 1
Q2- what was the source of information for the Al-Biruni? 1
Q3- Compare what al-biruni wrote about Varna system with caste system existed in India 4
Q4- what is his contribution towards study of India 2?


Here is an excerpt from a letter written by Aurangazeb to a Jogi in 1661-62: The possessor of the sublime station, Shiv Murat, Guru Anand Nath Jio! May your Reverence remain in peace and happiness ever under the protection of Sri Shiv Jio! A piece of cloth for the clock and a sum of twenty five rupees which have been sent as an offering will reach (Your Reverence)…Your Reverence may write to us whenever there is any service which can be rendered by us.

1. Who is a Jogi? 1 mark
2. Identify the deity worshipped by the Jogi? 1 mark
3. How does Aurangazeb help the jogi? 2 marks
4. Whawhat the relationship between the ruler and the saints? 4 marks

21 Read and answer the following

Gobind Ballabh pant argued that in order to become loyal citizens people had to stop focusing only on the community and the self: For the successs of the democracy one must train him in the art of self- discipline. In democracies one should care less for him and more for others. There cannot be any divided loyality. All loyalties must exclusively be centered on the state. If in a democracy, you create rival loyalties, or you create a system in which any individual or group, instead of suppressing his extravagance, cares not for larger or other interest, then democracy is doomed.

1 Why G.B.Pant said these lines? 2
2 What are criteria for the success of democracy? 3
3 How does G.B.Pant define the attributes of a loyal citizen? 3



Sardar Patel said:
It is no use saying that we ask for separate electorate, because it is good for us. We have heard it for years, and as a result, we are now a separate nation……….. Can you show me one free country where there are separate electorate? If so, I shall be prepared to accept it. But in this unfortunate country it is going to be persisted even after the division of the country, it is not worth living in. it is for your own good that I say it, forget the past. One day, we may be united… the British element is gone but they have left the mischief behind. We donot want this mischief. Actually Britishers started this system for easy administration. But they have left the legacy behind. Are we to get out of it or not?

1, which separates electorate sardar Patel, is talking about in this excerpt? 1
2 who started this system and why? 2
3 why he is referring India an unfortunate country? 2
4 what legacy Britishers had left behind? 3

PART E (10 marks)

21...On the Given Map of India
a) Mark and name any two important cities on the west coast
b) Mark and name two kingdoms in the Ganga Valley
c) Mark and name one stupa other than Sanchi?

22. 5 centers of the Indian national movement are marked as 1 to 5. Identify an name them

  1. Identify the areas that were the extent of Krisnadeva Raya’s empire.

  2. Identify the present-day states that formed part of the Vijayanagara Empire


21.3. This is a map of the places visited by Ibn Battuta.

  1. identify four places he visited before he reached China

  2. Show the place where he heard about the Sultan of Delhi.