Class - XII Sample Paper History - 2007
(Set II - Delhi)
Q. 1. Explain one main
consequence of the Battle of Buxar (1764) on the Mughals in India. 2
Q. 2. 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 ? 2
Q. 4. 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
Q. 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
Q. 6. When and by whom was
the Brahmo Sabha founded ? Explain any three ideas of the Sabha. 2+3=5
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
Q. 8. Analyse the
developments which led to the passing of the ‘Purna Swaraj’ resolution by
the Congress. 5
Q. 9. When was the French
East India Company founded ? Describe its relations with Karnataka and
Hyderabad. Mention any three reasons which prevented its growth in India.
Briefly describe 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
Q. 10. 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
Explain the 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
Q. 11. 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
Read the following passage carefully and
answer the questions that follow :
“.... the 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
Mention any five important centres of the
freedom movement in India.
Mention the methods adopted by Lord
Wellesley to expand the British power in India.
Q. 13. Give two examples to
show how Germany had been humiliated at the Paris Peace Conference. 2
Q. 14. What was referred to
as the ‘Vichy France’ during the Second World War ? 2
Q. 15. 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
Q. 16. Mention any two
significant findings of the Biological Sciences in the 19th century. 2
Who was the first Asian to get the Nobel
Prize in Literature ? Mention any one of his major works. 2
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.
Q. 18. Mention two main
features of the Second Industrial Revolution. 2
Mention any distinct feature of the Bengal
School of Art. Mention any one main propounder of this school.
Q. 19. 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.
Q. 20. Why was the Munich
Pact signed ? Explain three main consequences of the Pact. 2+3=5
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
Q. 21. Explain three main
consequences of the Vietnam War. Mention two foreign powers directly involved in
the war. 3+2=5
Q. 22. 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.
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 in 1961.
Mention any one Dutch Colony, two colonies
of Britain and two of France in Asia in 1914.
Mention three countries which achieved
independence in 1960 and two countries which achieved independence in 1961 in