Madhyamik - 2012 History [Eng Ver]

[English Version] (Bifurcated Syllabus)


1. On the outline map of India supplied, geographical positions of certain places of historical importance are indicated by dot (.) marks. Match them with the list given below (any ten) :                                                                                                                10 x 1 = 10

(a) Surat    (b) Delhi    (c) Lucknow   (d) Kohima    (e) Patna   (f)  Jhansi   (g) Srirangapattam.  (h) Bassein    (i) Poona   (j) Kanpur   (k) Lahore   (l)  Dandi    (m) Chandannagar   (n) Madras



Answer the following in one or two words each (any ten):                                     10 x 1 = 10

(a)  When was the Double Government abolished in Bengal  ? 

(b)  Which ruler of Mysore was killed in the battle against the English ? 

(c)  Where was the Mopla rebellion organised ?

(d)  Who was the Governor-General at the time of the Great Revolt of 1857 ?

(e)  Name a woman leader associated with the Swadeshi movement in Bengal.

(f)  Who was known as ‘Lokamanya’ ?

(g)  In which city was the Gadar Party established ?

(h)  Name a leader of the Khilafat Movement.

(i)  How many Round Table Conferences were held ?

(j)  What was the name given to Andaman Islands by Subhas Chandra Bose ?

(k)  Who was  the last Governor-General of Independent India ?

(l)  At what age does an Indian citizen acquire the right to vote ?

(m) Where is  the Headquarters  of the United Nations Organisation situated ?

(n)   How many Afro-Asian countries joined the Bandung Conference ?


2.  Answer the following questions in two or three sentences (any ten):         10 x 2 = 20

(a) What is the Doctrine of Lapse ?

(b) What is meant by de-industrialisation ?

(c) Why was the Vernacular Press Act promul­gated ?

(d) Why did Syed Ahmed Khan ask the Indian Muslims not to join the Indian National Congress ?

(e) Name any two international events which were helpful to the rise of militant nationalism of this country.

(f)  What is the Nehru Report ?

(g) Why did the British Government start the Meerut Conspiracy Case (1929) ?

(h) Why did Mussolini invade Abyssinia ?

(i)  Why did the Muslim League reject Cfipps’ Proposals ?

(j)  Why did the major Indian political parties agree to the Partition of the country in August 1947 ?

(k) To what extent has the Federation system been realised in the Indian Constitution ?

(l)  How is the President of India elected ?

(m) What is the historical importance of the Atlantic Charter ?

(n) Indo-China was a colony of which European Power ? Who was the leader of the Vietnamese War of Liberation ?   ( 1+1 )


3. Answer the following questions in seven or eight sentences :                        5 x 4 = 20

(a)  Write a note on: Anglicist-Orientalist contro­ versy in the field of the spread of English education in the country.


    Discuss briefly the role of Arya Samaj in the . reform movement of the nineteenth century.


(b)  Narrate briefly the impact of the First World War on Indian economy.


   Why was the Civil Disobedience Movement suspended at first, (1931) and why was it totally withdrawn in 1934 ?     


(c)  What were the factors that led to the collapse of democracies in Europe before the Second World War ?


Why did the League of Nations fail ?


(d)  Write a note on: Congress Socialist Party.


    Write a note on : Bhagat Singh.


(e)  Describe the composition and the functions of the Security Council of the United Nations Organisation.


Write a note on :   Freedom  Struggle  of Indonesia.


4.  Answer the following questions :                                                                       5 x 6 = 30

(a) What measures did Lord Dalhousie adopt for the expansion of the British empire in India ? How did the Sikh Power collapse after the death of Ranjit Singh ?            3+3


When was the Regulating Act passed ? Who was the then Prime Minister of England ? How was the basis of East India Company’s administration in India laid by this Act ?     1+1+4


(b)  What was the ideal of the Wahabis ? Who started the Wahabi movement in India ? What is the importance of Titu Mir’s movement in Bengal ?    2+1+3


   What were the causes of grievance of the Indian Sepoys in the army of the East India Company before the Great Revolt of 1857 ? Why did the Rani of Jhansi and Nana Saheb join the Great Revolt ?    4+1+1


(c)    Discuss the role of the Press and Indian literature in arousing national consciousness in the nineteenth century.    3+3


  Who convened the All India National Con­ ference and when? What is the importance of this conference ?    1+1+4


(d)    Who was Basudev Balwant Phadke ? On what charges were the Chapekar brothers hanged ? What was the role of Vir Savarkar in the revolutionary movement ?           1+1+4


In which year was the National Council of Education founded ?  What were its objectives ?  Discuss the limitations of the Swadeshi Movement.            1+2+3


(e) What is Apartheid ? In which country was this policy followed ? What were the reasons behind the fall of colonial empires in Asia and Africa at the end of-the Second World War ?  1+1+4


Write the name of one European country and one African country as leaders of the Non- Aligned movement Assess the external policy of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.    1+1+4


5.  Answer any one question :                                                                                 1 x 10 = 10

What was the impact of East India Company’s land revenue policy on India’s rural society ? Discuss in brief the background of the foundation of the Indian National Congress. Give a brief description of the Quit India Movement of 1942.


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6.  Answer any one question :                                                                                 1 x 10 =10

(a) Analyse the character of the Great Revolt of 1857.

(b) Discuss the contribution of Azad Hind Fauj led by Subhas Chandra Bose in  India’s . freedom struggle.

(c)  Give a brief idea of the mass movements during the last phase (1945-47) of the freedom struggle.