11th Half Yearly Model Question

11th Standard

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History

Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 90

    I. Choose the correct answer: 

    20 x 1 = 20
  1. The ______________ inscriptions mention the trade contacts between Mesopotamia and Harappan civilisation.

    (a)

    Cuneiform

    (b)

    Heiroglyphics

    (c)

    Devanagiri

    (d)

    Kharoshti

  2. ______________played an important role in improving the method of cultivation.

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Bronze

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Brass

  3. The play ______ by Visakadatha describes Chandragupta and his accession to the throne of the Magadha Empire.

    (a)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (b)

    Rajatharangini

    (c)

    Arthasastra

    (d)

    Indica

  4. Kushana coins were of higher quality than that of ______________ coins.

    (a)

    Roman

    (b)

    Greek

    (c)

    Gupta

    (d)

    Satavahana

  5. Which is the least reliable of the sources for the study of Gupta period?

    (a)

    Literary sources

    (b)

    Epigraphical sources

    (c)

    Numismatic sources

    (d)

    Myths and legends

  6. Foreign merchants were known as __________.

    (a)

    Pattanswamy

    (b)

    Nanadesi

    (c)

    Videshi

    (d)

    Desi

  7. The world famous Khajuraho temple was built __________

    (a)

    Rashtrakutas

    (b)

    Tomaras

    (c)

    Chandelas

    (d)

    Paramaras

  8. The core of the Chola kingdom lay in _______________ delta called Cholamandalam.

    (a)

    Vaigai

    (b)

    Kaveri

    (c)

    Krishna

    (d)

    Godavari

  9. The emblem of the Vijayanagar Kingdom was__________.

    (a)

    Varaha

    (b)

    Tiger

    (c)

    Fish

    (d)

    Bow

  10. Appar as a Jaina was known as__________.

    (a)

    Harisena

    (b)

    Theerthankara

    (c)

    Sivagnana Sithiyar

    (d)

    Dharmasena

  11. Bhagavad Gita talk about the path of_________.

    (a)

    Vedic religion

    (b)

    Harappa

    (c)

    bhakti

    (d)

    Azhwars

  12. Padshah Namah was a biography of___________.

    (a)

    Babur

    (b)

    Humayun

    (c)

    Shah Jahan

    (d)

    Akbar

  13. Babur left a difficult task for his son___________.

    (a)

    Safavids

    (b)

    Sunni Islam

    (c)

    Babur

    (d)

    Humayun

  14. ____________ was the British Governor-General on the eve of the Second Anglo- Maratha War.

    (a)

    Lord Cornwallis

    (b)

    Lord Wellesley

    (c)

    Lord Hastings

    (d)

    Lord Dalhousie

  15. _________ is a Persian word which means "Foremost" or the "First Minister".

    (a)

    Peshwa

    (b)

    Konkan

    (c)

    Serfoji II

    (d)

    Shivaji

  16. Assertion (A): India had a strong manufacturing base and was particularly famous for the variety of cotton fabrics.
    Reason (R): Agriculture was the most important economic activity in the county

    (a)

    A & R are correct

    (b)

    A is correct; R is not the correct explanation of A.

    (c)

    A is correct; R is the correct explanation of A.

    (d)

    A & R are wrong

  17. _________________ introduced the Dual system in Bengal.

    (a)

    Warren Hastings

    (b)

    Dupleix

    (c)

    Cornwallis

    (d)

    Robert Clive

  18. The cause of education was further promoted by missionaries like _____________

    (a)

    Presidency

    (b)

    Rani Lakshmi Bai

    (c)

    thanas

    (d)

    Alexander Duff

  19. _________became the de facto ruler of Mysore against the Wodeyar kings after successfully handling the Marathas.

    (a)

    Haider Ali

    (b)

    Nanjaraja

    (c)

    Nagama Nayak

    (d)

    Tipu Sultan

  20. The Weekly Journal "Oru Paisa" Tamilan was run by__________

    (a)

    Swami Vivekananda

    (b)

    Dayananda Saraswathi

    (c)

    Vaikunda Swami gal

    (d)

    Iyotheethoss Pandithar

  21. II. Write brief answers: Question No. 30 is compulsory. (any 7)

    7 x 2 =14
  22. Highlight the position of women in the Early Vedic Age.

  23. How did Bimbisara extend the territory of Magadhan Empire?

  24. “Menander is said to have ruled a large kingdom in the North West of the country.” Elaborate.

  25. Highlight the significance of Nalanda University during the Pala dynasty

  26. Forty System

  27. Write a note on “tarafs”.

  28. Describe the development of Tamil language and literature during the Mughal period.

  29. Write a note on Albuquerque.

  30. What is the revolt of Theeran Chinnamalai of Kongu region?

  31. What is social reform?

  32. III. Write short answers on the following: Question No. 40 is compulsory. (any 7)

    7 x 3 = 21
  33. Write a note on Acheulian and Sohanian industries.

  34. Explain the features of the monarchies or kingdoms on the Gangetic plains.

  35. Importance of Harsha’s criminal justice system.

  36. Attempt an account of foreign travellers on Pandya kingdom.

  37. How did the Bahmani Kingdom emerge? Name its founder.

  38. Point out the impact of the Bhakti Movement.

  39. Sufism

  40. Write the types of cavalry?

  41. Pindaris and Thuggees.

  42. Vaikunda Swamigal.

  43. IV. Answer the following in detail.

    7 x 5 = 35
    1. Where are Neolithic cultures found in South India? Mention its important features.

    2. List out the eightfold path of Buddha.

    1. Describe the administrative structure in the kingdom of Muvendars.

    2. Describe the land classification and land tenures followed in Guptas’ times.

    1. How did the Second Battle of Tarain prove to be a turning point in Indian History?

    2. Compare and contrast architectural styles of Cholas and the Pandyas.

    1. Write a note about Golkonda Fort.

    2. List out the salient features of the Bhakti Movement.

    1. Explain how Akbar’s religious policy was different from the religious policy of Aurangzeb.

    2. Highlight the sources of revenue under the Peshwas.

    1. How did the English East India Company establish its trading rights in Madras, Bombay and Calcutta.

    2. What is meant by the provisions of the Subsidiary Treaty?

    1. Explain the organization of Palayakkarar system in South Tamilnadu.

    2. Phule looked upon education -Explain

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