(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
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
PART A (10 Marks)
1. Mention any two means of tracing social difference during
2. Why did Britishers establish hill stations
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?
PART B (40 MARKS)
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
15 What were the ideas expressed in the objective
16 Describe the role of B R Ambedkar in framing
the Indian constitution
PART C (16 MARKS)
17. Describe the aims and programmers of
national movement. How far was the movement successful?
historians need to read and interpret newspapers, diaries and letters as
18. How akbar-nama and badshashnama give a
description about the mughal period?
Mention the agrarian structure of Mughal
SECTION D (24 MARKS)
19 Read the
passage and answer the following.
ANCIENT SYSTEM YET DISCOVERED
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
EVIDENCES OF THE INVASION
Rigveda mention ‘pur’, meaning rampart, fort, and. Indra, the Aryan war god
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
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
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?
REVERANCE FOR THE JOGI
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?
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
HERE CANNOT BE ANY DIVIDED
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
THE BRITISH ELEMENT IS GONE,
BUT THEY HAVE LEFT THE MISCHIEF BEHIND
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
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
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
Identify the areas that were the extent of Krisnadeva
Identify the present-day states that formed part of the
21.3. This is a map of the
places visited by Ibn Battuta.
identify four places he visited before he reached China
Show the place where he heard about the Sultan of Delhi.