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12th Standard English Medium History Reduced Syllabus Annual Exam Model Question Paper - 2021

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

        Part-I

        Choose the most appropriate answer from the given four alternatives and write the option code and the corresponding answer.

    20 x 1 = 20
  1. In which year English Education was introduced in India?

    (a)

    1825

    (b)

    1835

    (c)

    1845

    (d)

    1855

  2. Which is the correct chronological sequenceof the following associations?
    (i) East India Association
    (ii) Madras Mahajana Sabha
    (iii) Madras Native Association
    (iv) The Servants of India Society
    Select the answer from the codes given below:

    (a)

    ii, i, iii, iv

    (b)

    ii, iii, i, iv

    (c)

    iii, iv, i, ii

    (d)

    iii, iv, ii, i

  3. The Indian National Congress was founded by ______

    (a)

    Subhash Chandra Bose

    (b)

    Gandhi

    (c)

    A.O. Hume

    (d)

    B.G. Tilak

  4. Which of the following statements are correct on Orissa famine?
    Statement I: In 1866 a million and a half people of Orissa died of starvation.
    Statement II: During that time the British exported 200 million pounds of rice to Britain.
    Statement III: The Orissa famine prompted Dadabai Naoroji to begin a life long investigation of poverty in India.

    (a)

    I & II

    (b)

    I & III

    (c)

    None of the above

    (d)

    All of the above

  5. Match List I and List II and select answerwith the help of the codes given below.

    List I List II
    A. Indian Press Act 1910 1. Self-rule
    B. Dawn Society 2. a revolt against their state of dependence
    C. Swaraj 3. crushed the nationalistic activities
    D. Swadeshi 4. The National Council of education
    (a)
    A B C D
    3 1 4 2
    (b)
    A B C D
    1 2 3 4
    (c)
    A B C D
    3 4 1 2
    (d)
    A B C D
    1 2 4 3
  6. Who founded the Banaras Hindu University?

    (a)

    Mahatma Gandhi

    (b)

    Madan Mohan Malaviya

    (c)

    Tilak

    (d)

    B.P. Wadia

  7. Match the following with the help of codes given below:

    (A) Ghadar Party (i) 1916
    (B) New India (ii) 1913
    (C) Home Rule (iii) 1909
    (D) Minto-Morley Reforms (iv) 1915
    (a)

    ii, iv, i, iii

    (b)

    iv, i, ii, iii

    (c)

    i, iv, iii, ii

    (d)

    ii, iii, iv, i

  8. What was the name of the party formed by Motilal Nehru and C.R. Das in 1923?

    (a)

    Swaraj Party

    (b)

    Ghadar Party

    (c)

    Swantara Party

    (d)

    Communist Party

  9. Assertion (A): B.R. Ambedkar launched Mahad Satyagraha.
    Reason (R): He wanted to unite Hindus and Muslims.

    (a)

    A is correct R explains A

    (b)

    A is correct does not explain R

    (c)

    Both are correct

    (d)

    Both are wrong

  10. The First Cotton Mill in Bombay was started in

    (a)

    1852

    (b)

    1854

    (c)

    1861

    (d)

    1865

  11. The Two Nation Theory first came from

    (a)

    Rajaji

    (b)

    Ramsay MacDonald

    (c)

    Mohammad Iqbal

    (d)

    Sir Wazir Hasan

  12. The Cripps Mission visited India during theregime of

    (a)

    Lord Wavell

    (b)

    Lord Linlithgow

    (c)

    Lord Mountbatten

    (d)

    None of these

  13. Who appeared in court in defense of the INA soldiers

    (a)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)

    Motilal Nehru

    (c)

    Rajaji

    (d)

    Subhash Chandra Bose

  14. Name the British Prime Minster whoannounced the transfer of power to theIndian hands?

    (a)

    Winston Churchill

    (b)

    Lord Mountbatten

    (c)

    Clement Attlee

    (d)

    F.D. Roosevelt

  15. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on

    (a)

    January, 30, 1948

    (b)

    August 15, 1947

    (c)

    January, 30, 1949

    (d)

    October, 2, 1948

  16. The Constituent Assembly was convened for the first time on

    (a)

    March 22, 1949

    (b)

    January 26,1946

    (c)

    December 9, 1946

    (d)

    December 13, 1946

  17. The adoption of the Constitution was on

    (a)

    January 30, 1949

    (b)

    August 15, 1947

    (c)

    January 30, 1949

    (d)

    November 26, 1949

  18. The Industrial Development and RegulationAct was passed in the year

    (a)

    1951

    (b)

    1961

    (c)

    1971

    (d)

    1972

  19. Mahatma Gandhi National RuralEmployment Guarantee Act was passed inthe year

    (a)

    2005

    (b)

    2006

    (c)

    2007

    (d)

    2008

  20. Whose success encouraged overseas enterprises enormously?

    (a)

    Marco Polo

    (b)

    Roger Bacon

    (c)

    Columbus

    (d)

    Bartholomew Diaz

    1. Part-II

      Answer any seven questions and Question number 30 is compulsory.


    7 x 2 = 14
  21. What was the significant outcome of Spanish Armeda?

  22. Why did feudalism fail in the later stage of the Middle Ages?

  23. Highlight the work of the Council of Trent.

  24. What was the intellectual contribution of Thomas Paine to the American Revolution?

  25. Point out the importance of the battle of Saratoga.

  26. Highlight the essence of The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

  27. Why is Samuel Slater considered the father of American Industrial Revolution?

  28. Attempt an account of the first International Working Men’s Association of 1864.

  29.  What was the importance of Zollverein?

  30. What was the essence of the Munich agreement?

      1. Part-III

        Answer any seven questions and Question number 40 is compulsory.

    7 x 3 = 21
  31. What do you know of the Madras visit of the chairman of Indian Reform Society in 1853?

  32. Describe the way in which indentured labour was organized in British India?

  33. Attempt a brief account of early emigration of labourers to Ceylon.

  34. What were the demands of the Khilafat Movement presented to the Paris peace conference held in March 1920?

  35. What was the impact and significance of the Madras Labour Union?

  36. “The leaders of the non-Brahman movement were using the same tactics as the early nationalist in dealing with the colonial government.” Elaborate.

  37. Why was the Congress banned in the aftermath of the unsuccessful conclusion of three round table conferences?

  38. Who were the Muslim League representativesin the Interim Government formed in 1946?

  39. What are the hallmarks of our Indian Constitution?

  40. Bring out the negative outcome of Commercial Revolution.

      1. Part-IV

        Answer all the questions.

    7 x 5 = 35
  41.  “Marx supplied sparks and Lenin lit the fire”- Elucidate.

    1. Examine the Socio-economic causes for the rise of nationalism British in India.

    2. Explain the objectives of the Indian National Congress and contributions of the early nationalists to the cause of India’s liberation from the colonial rule.

    1. Estimate the role of Subramania Bharati: Poet and Nationalist

    2. Narrate the work done by two Home RuleMovements one under Tilak and anotherunder Annie Besant.

    1. In what way was the Civil Disobedient Movement different from Non-cooperation Movement?

    2. Sketch the educational career of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar with particular focus on his activism to secure social justice to the depressed classes?

    1. Write a paragraph about the Rajaji Formula.

    2. Explain Cripps Mission in detail.

    1. Trace the different stages in the reorganization of Indian States from 1920 to 1956.

    2. What were the basic principles of India’sforeign policy? What role did Prime ministerNehru in organizing the Afro-Asian countries into a non-aligned movement.

    1. Explain in detail about Bandung Declaration.

    2. Discuss the political fallout of French Revolutions of 1848 in other parts of Europe.

    1. What are the key points the Chartists believed were necessary to reform the electoral system?

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