Half Yearly Model question Paper - History

11th Standard

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History

Use Blue Ink only. Do not write anything on question paper.

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

    Part 1

    Choose the best answer

    20 x 1 = 20
  1. Baghor I and Baghor III of Son Valley in Madhya Pradesh are some of _______ sites in India.

    (a)

    Lower Palaeolithic

    (b)

    Middle Palaeolithic

    (c)

    Upper Palaeolithic

    (d)

    Neolithic

  2. Burzahom is an important site of _______

    (a)

    Neolithic culture of Kashmir

    (b)

    Neolithic culture of Ganga Valley

    (c)

    Neolithic culture of Eastern India

    (d)

    Neolithic culture of South India

  3. Adichanallur is situated in _______ district

    (a)

    Coimbatore

    (b)

    Tirunelveli

    (c)

    Thothukudi

    (d)

    Vellore

  4. Among the 16 mahajanapadas, ______ emerged as the most powerful in northern India.

    (a)

    Kosala

    (b)

    Avanti

    (c)

    Magadha

    (d)

    Kuru

  5. The first known ruler of Magadha was ______ of the Haryanka dynasty.

    (a)

    Bimbisara

    (b)

    Ajatashatru

    (c)

    Ashoka

    (d)

    Mahapadma Nanda

  6. A comprehensive historical chronicle in Pali from Sri Lanka serving as an important source for the Mauryan Period is ___________

    (a)

    Mahavamsa

    (b)

    Deepavamsa

    (c)

    Brahmanas

    (d)

    Mudrarakshasa

  7. Karikala was the son of ______

    (a)

    Sengannan

    (b)

    Kadungo

    (c)

    Ilanjetchenni

    (d)

    Athiyaman

  8. Read the following and pick out the wrong statement
    (i) Kalabhras are referred to as Kaliyarasars
    (ii) Kalabhras were Saivites
    (iii) Kalabhras defeated Pallavas and Pandyas
    (iv) Ikshavakus supported vedic sacrifices

    (a)

    (i)

    (b)

    (ii)

    (c)

    (iii)

    (d)

    (iv)

  9. Indo-Greek style of art and sculpture is referred to as ___________

    (a)

    Mathura art

    (b)

    Gandhara art

    (c)

    Bagh art

    (d)

    Pala art

  10. The contours of trade between Europe and India was changed towards the beginning of the Common Era because
    (i) Rome emerged as the super power of the Mediterranean world by the end of the last century BCE.
    (ii) The discovery of the pattern of the monsoon winds in the Arabian Sea by Hippalus was in the first century CE.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    Both (i) and (ii) are correct

    (d)

    Both (i) and (ii) are wrong

  11. _______ was given the title “Kaviraja”.

    (a)

    Chandragupta I

    (b)

    Samudragupta

    (c)

    Chandragupta II

    (d)

    Srigupta

  12. Which one of the following is the wrong option for the rock-cut cave temple of Gupta Period ?
    (i) Udayagiri cave (Odisha)
    (ii) Ajanta and Ellora caves (Maharashtra)
    (iii) Elephanta cave (Maharashtra)
    (iv) Bagh (Madhya Pradesh)

    (a)

    i

    (b)

    ii

    (c)

    iii

    (d)

    iv

  13. Prabakaravardhanagave his daughter Rajyasri in marriage_________

    (a)

    Grahavarman

    (b)

    Deva Gupta

    (c)

    Sasanka

    (d)

    Pushyaputi

  14. Which of the following was written by Harsha?

    (a)

    Harsha Charitha

    (b)

    Priyadharsika

    (c)

    Arthasastra

    (d)

    Vikramorvasiyam

  15. Kambuja is modern __________

    (a)

    Assam

    (b)

    Sumatra

    (c)

    Annam

    (d)

    Cambodia

  16. Where was temple built for performing royal rituals by Chalukyas

    (a)

    Aihole

    (b)

    Badami

    (c)

    Megudi

    (d)

    Pattadakkal

  17. The world famous Khajuraho temple was built __________

    (a)

    Rashtrakutas

    (b)

    Tomaras

    (c)

    Chandelas

    (d)

    Paramaras

  18. Match and choose the correct answer

    1.Ramachandra Kakatiya
    2.Khan-i-Jahan Padmavat
    3.Malik Muhamad Jaisi Man Singh
    4.Man Mandir Devagiri
    (a)

    2, 1, 4, 3

    (b)

    1, 2, 3, 4

    (c)

    4, 1, 2, 3

    (d)

    3, 1, 2, 4

  19. In the reign of Rajaraja I, Mammallapuram was administered by a body called __________

    (a)

    Nattar

    (b)

    Maanagaram

    (c)

    Nagarattar

    (d)

    Urar

  20. Manur inscription dating to 800 CE provides an account of _________ administration.

    (a)

    central

    (b)

    village

    (c)

    military

    (d)

    provincial

  21. Part 2

    Answer any seven in which question no.30 is compulsory.

    7 x 2 = 14
  22. Define Mesolithic culture?

  23. Write about the Zend Avesta.

  24. Write a note on Mahapadma Nanda.

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

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

  27. Important ruling Rajput dynasties of Northern India during the Turkish invasion

  28. What are the archaeological sources to know about the Vijayanagar Kingdom?

  29. Write a short note on a) William Hawkins b) Sir Thomas Roe

  30. Name the first Portuguese viceroy in India. Explain the policy that he introduced.

  31. Write a note on the humiliating terms of the Treaty of Srirangapatnam (1792) imposed on Tipu Sultan.

  32. Part 3

    Answer any seven in which question no.40 is compulsory.

    7 x 3 = 21
  33. What are the border settlements of the Indus civilisation?

  34. Identify the heterodox thinkers of fifth and sixth century BCE.

  35. What do you know of Ashoka’s campaign against Kalinga?

  36. “Muziri was the centre of two circuits of trade.” How?

  37. What could be the reasons for the decline of the Gupta Empire? Suggest any three reasons.

  38. Importance of royal women during Chalukya rule.

  39. Why was Rajendra Chola called “Kadaram kondan”?

  40. Analyse the teachings of (a) Sur Das (b) Tuka Ram.

  41. Give an account of the war fought during 1775-1782.

  42. How did the Zamindars acquire hereditary rights over the lands assigned by the Government?

  43. Part 4

    Answer all the questions

    7 x 5 = 35
    1. Write about the planned towns of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.

    2. Give an account of Ochre Coloured Pottery Ware Culture in India.

    1. Explain the schism in Jainism pointing out its implications.

    2. Highlight the impact of Persians on India.

    1. Sangam polity should be considered pre-state chiefdom. Give your reasons in support of or against this statement?

    2. Explain how Rome emerged as the super power of the Mediterranean world.

    1. Examine the role of guilds during Gupta period.

    2. What were the contributions of Palas to Buddhism?

    1. Discuss the maritime activity in Pallava kingdom.

    2. Discuss the economic reforms of Ala-ud-din Khalji.

    1. Irrigation and water management schemes resulted in agrarian surplus during the rule of Cholas. Analyse.

    2. Analyze Mughal society in terms of its economy, trade and commerce.

    1. Highlight the causes for the Anglo–French rivalry in the Carnatic region.

    2. Describe the causes and the course of the Vellore Revolt of 1806.

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