Class - XII Sample Paper History - 2007
(Set III - Delhi)
Q. 1. Explain any two achievements of
Saadat Khan Burhan-ul-Mulk. 2
Q. 2. Explain two distinct features of the
Swadeshi Movement in India. 2
Q. 3. Mention two basic principles
enshrined in the Indian Constitution. 2
Q. 4. What was meant by invincibility of
the British rule in India ? Why was this myth shattered during 1840s and 1850s ?
What was the attitude of the money-lenders to the Revolt of
1857 ? Mention two reasons for such an attitude. 3+2=5
Q. 5. Explain three main features of
provincial administration in the late 19th century.
Mention two Presidencies of this period. 3+2=5
Explain three main causes of the British-Afghan Wars in the
late 19th century. Mention two main consequences of the wars.
Q. 6. Examine the main objectives of
Hindustan Socialist Republican Army (HSRA) in the freedom struggle. 5
“Civil Disobedience Movement (1930 - 34) was a mass
movement.” Examine the statement by giving examples.
Q. 7. Why did the Cabinet Mission come to
India ? Examine its main proposals. 2+3=5
Q. 8. Where and by whom was the Young
Bengal Movement founded ? Mention three main features of the movement. 2+3=5
When and by whom was the Bethune School founded ? Mention
three main ideas behind the foundation of the school.
Q. 9. Explain the main causes and
consequences of the Battle of Plassey. 4+4=8
Explain the main objectives of the East India Company for
the development of railways in India. How was this related to Britain’s
economic policy ?
Q. 10. When and where was the Indian
National Congress formed ? State three main objectives of the Congress during
this period. Explain three main achievements of the Congress in the initial
When and by whom was the Muslim League set up ? State the
League’s attitude towards the Government. Explain how it was different from
Q. 11. Read the following passage carefully
and answer the questions that follow :
“The Congress is as much opposed to victory for Nazism as
any Britisher can be. But their objection cannot be carried to the extent of
their participation in the war. And since you and the Secretary of State for
India have declared that the whole of India is voluntarily helping the war
efforts, it becomes necessary to make clear that the vast majority of the people
of India are not interested in it. They make no distinction between Nazism and
the double autocracy that rules India.”
- Which war is referred to in this passage ?
- Who is referred to as ‘you’ in the passage ?
- Examine the main arguments of the author of this passage. 2+1+5=8
Explain the meaning of Satyagraha. Analyse the circumstances
which led to Champaran Satyagraha and examine its outcome. Also explain the role
of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kheda Peasant Struggle. 1+2+2+3=8
Q. 12. On the political outline map of
India (on page 9) mark and name the following places where Congress sessions
were held : 5
In the political outline map of India (on page 9) shade and
name the Maratha territory in 1805 with any three important centres.
Mention any five places in India where Congress sessions
Explain the causes for the decline of Maratha power in
Q. 13. Mention two colonial possessions
taken away from Germany after the First World War. 2
Q. 14. What did Japan mean by ‘Greater
East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere’ during the Second World War? 2
Q. 15. Mention any significant aspect of
USSR’s foreign policy during the Khrushchev Era. 2
Q. 16. Describe how Darwin’s Theory of
Evolution could be used for preaching ideas of racial superiority. 2
Who was Lu Hsun ? Mention the name of any of his major
Q. 17. Mention the name and one
characteristic of any of the major writings of E.M. Forster. 2
Mention any two advantages of underground railways.
Q. 18. What is referred to as the Pop Art
in America ? Mention any one of its distinct features. 2
Mention any two contributions of space research.
Q. 19. What is Secularism ? How has
Secularism become an important feature in the contemporary world ? 2+3=5
Explain the background of the Chinese Revolution of 1911.
Mention two of its main outcomes. 3+2=5
Q. 20. What was Dutch East Indies in
contemporary history ? Explain three main features of the nationalist upsurge
there during the Inter World War period. 2+3=5
Q. 21. Analyse the main basis of the Suez
War. When and in which country did the war break out ? 3+2=5
Analyse the bases of the movement which led to the creation
of the Bangladesh. When and from where was Bangladesh created ?
Q. 22. What was referred to as the
‘Resistance Movements’ during the Second World War ?
Explain the main characteristics of these movements. Mention any important
leader and his main activity in the movement. 2+4+2=8
What was the Berlin Crisis after the Second World War ?
Explain the role of the world powers in the crisis. Mention any two of its main
Q. 23. On the political outline map of
Africa (on page 11), mark and name two colonies of Britain, two of France and
one of Italy in 1914. 5
On the political outline map of Europe (on page 12), mark
and name any five newly formed independent states after the First World War.