Class - XII Sample Paper Geography - 2007
(Set II - Delhi)
Explain one main consequence of the Battle of Buxar (1764) on the Mughals in
Explain any one reason for the Partition of Bengal in 1905. 2
Q. 3. What
is meant by ‘equality before law’ as enshrined in the Indian Constitution ?
In what way did the attitude of racial superiority of the British contribute to
the Revolt of 1857 ? Mention any three other causes of the Revolt. 2+3=5
Who were the
Sepoys during the Company’s rule ? What were the main causes of their revolt
in 1857 ? 2+3=5
Explain three main features of the Councils Act of 1861. State whether the Act
represented the Indian opinion or not. Give two points. 3+2=5
Why was the Treaty
of Yandabo signed ? Explain three main provisions of the treaty. 2+3=5
When and by whom was the Brahmo Sabha founded ? Explain any three ideas of the
When and by whom
was the Theosophical Society started in India ? Explain three main objectives of
the Society. 2+3=5
Q. 7. Critically
examine the reasons for the change in the British attitude towards India after
the Second World War. Explain two main developments which reflected this
attitude. that it is neither a king nor a heart. 3+2=5
Analyse the developments which led to the passing of the ‘Purna Swaraj’
resolution by the Congress. 5
When was the French East India Company founded ? Describe its relations with
Karnataka and Hyderabad. Mention any three reasons which prevented its growth in
the main features of the British economic policy in India during the Company’s
rule. When and after which specific development did the Company’s rule come to
an end ? 5+1+2=8
Explain the growth of communalism in India during the first half of the 20th
century and examine the efforts of the nationalist movement to check it. 6+2=8
contribution of the ‘Rediscovery of India’s Past’ to the rise of
nationalism in the late 19th century. Examine any one shortcoming of such a
rediscovery of the past. 6+2=8
When and by whom was the Champaran Satyagraha launched ? Explain where did
Gandhiji initially evolve the principle of Satyagraha. Mention two achievements
of the Champaran Satyagraha. 2+4+2=8
Read the following
passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
immediate ending of British rule in India is an urgent necessity, both for the
sake of India and for the success of the cause of United Nations .... India, the
classic land of modern imperialism, has become the crux of the question, for by
the freedom of India, will Britain and United Nations be judged, and the people
of Asia and Africa be filled with hope and enthusiasm. The ending of British
rule in this country is thus a vital and immediate issue on which depends the
future of the war and the success of freedom and democracy.”
Mention the context in which
this resolution was passed.
In what way would the ending of
British rule in India further the cause of United Nations ?
Explain how Britain could be
judged by giving freedom to India, as stated in the resolution. 2+3+3=8
Q. 12. On
the political outline map of India (on page 9) mark and name the following
centres of the freedom movement : 5
On the political
outline map of India (on page 9) mark the extent of British empire in 1805, with
any two of its important centres.
Mention any five
important centres of the freedom movement in India.
methods adopted by Lord Wellesley to expand the British power in India.
Give two examples to show how Germany had been humiliated at the Paris Peace
What was referred to as the ‘Vichy France’ during the Second World War ? 2
Mention any two leading nations of the Non-Aligned Movement. Mention the
Super-power which was supportive of the NAM during the Cold War period. 2
Mention any two significant findings of the Biological Sciences in the 19th
Who was the first
Asian to get the Nobel Prize in Literature ? Mention any one of his major works.
Q. 17. Who
was Dostoevsky ? Mention any one of his major works. 2
Mention any two
diseases which could be controlled in the Contemporary period.
Mention two main features of the Second Industrial Revolution. 2
distinct feature of the Bengal School of Art. Mention any one main propounder of
Why is it argued that the world got integrated in the Contemporary period ?
Explain two developments in support of this argument. 3+2=5
Explain three main
causes for the rise of the USA as an industrial power in the last quarter of the
19th century. Give two examples to show this rise.
Why was the Munich Pact signed ? Explain three main consequences of the Pact.
Explain three main
features of the Nationalist Movement in Egypt during the inter-World War period.
Examine the attitude of the king towards the movement. 3+2=5
Explain three main consequences of the Vietnam War. Mention two foreign powers
directly involved in the war. 3+2=5
When did the Second World War really become a ‘global war’ ? Explain any
three incidents which made it so. Explain the impact of the global war on Nazi
Germany and its allies. 1+3+4=8
What was referred
to as the USSR in Contemporary history ? Explain its significance during the
Post-World War period. When did the USSR disintegrate ? 2+5+1=8
Q. 23. On
the political outline map of Asia (on page 11), mark and name one colony of the
Dutch and two each of Britain and France in 1914. 5
On the political
outline map of Africa (on page 12) mark and name any three countries which
achieved independence in 1960 and any two countries which achieved independence
Mention any one
Dutch Colony, two colonies of Britain and two of France in Asia in 1914.
countries which achieved independence in 1960 and two countries which achieved
independence in 1961 in Africa.