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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. 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

  2. The Indian National Congress was founded by ______

    (a)

    Subhash Chandra Bose

    (b)

    Gandhi

    (c)

    A.O. Hume

    (d)

    B.G. Tilak

  3. 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
  4. The Lucknow session of 1916 is noted for

    (a)

    Resurgence of Muslim League

    (b)

    Temporary merger of Muslims League into Congress

    (c)

    Congress’ acceptance of League’s demand for separate electorates for Muslims

    (d)

    Jinnah’s negative role in the joint-session of the League and the Congress

  5. 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

  6. Which of the following is not correctly paired?

    (a)

    Lt. Governor of Punjab - Reginad Dyer

    (b)

    Dalit-Bahujan Movement - Dr. Ambedkar

    (c)

    Self Respect Movement - Periyar E.V.R.

    (d)

    Satyagraha Sabha - Rowlatt Act

  7. Arrange the launching of the following events in chronological order
    i) The Kheda Satyagraha
    ii) Champran Movement
    iii) Non-Brahman Movement
    iv) Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha
    Choose the correct answer from the codes below.

    (a)

    ii, iii, i, iv

    (b)

    iii, ii, i, iv

    (c)

    ii, i, iv, iii

    (d)

    ii, i, iii, iv

  8. Who died in jail after 64 days of hunger strike?

    (a)

    Pulin Das

    (b)

    Sachin Sanyal

    (c)

    Jatindra Nath Das

    (d)

    Preet Waddadar

  9. Match the following

    (A )US President - 1. Tojo
    (B) Chinese President - 2. Winston Churchill
    (C )British Prime Minister - 3. Chiang Kai-Shek
    (D)Japanese Prime Minister - 4.F.D. Roosevelt A
    (a)
    A B C D
    1 4 3 2
    (b)
    A B C D
    1 3 2 4
    (c)
    A B C D
    4 3 2 1
    (d)
    A B C D
    4 2 3 1
  10. British had their intention to leave India by

    (a)

    August 15, 1947

    (b)

    January 26, 1950

    (c)

    June, 1948

    (d)

    December, 1949

  11. Which is the correct sequence of the following events?
    (i) People’s Republic of China
    (ii) India’s war with China
    (iii) Meeting of the Constituent Assembly
    (iv) Panch Sheel
    (v) Nehru-Liaquat Ali Khan Pact
    Select the answer from the codes below

    (a)

    i, ii, iii, iv, v

    (b)

    iii, i, v, iv, ii

    (c)

    iii, iv, i,ii

    (d)

    i, iii, iv, v, ii

  12. Land Ceiling Act in Tamilnadu was for thesecond time implemented in the year

    (a)

    1961

    (b)

    1972

    (c)

    1976

    (d)

    1978

  13. Bhoodan movement was started by

    (a)

    Ram Manohar Lohia

    (b)

    Jayaprakash Narayan

    (c)

    Vinoba Bhave

    (d)

    Sundar Lal Bahuguna

  14. Which one of the following had relegated religion to a subordinate place?

    (a)

    Renaissance

    (b)

    Reformation

    (c)

    Geographical Discovery

    (d)

    Commercial Revolution

  15. Of the following Popes, who was not the patron of Italian Renaissance?

    (a)

    Nicholas V

    (b)

    Julius II

    (c)

    Pius II

    (d)

    Paul III

  16. Assertion (A): In 1770, England abolished the taxes on products except tea.
    Reason (R): This was retained to assert that the British Parliament had a right to tax the colonies directly as well as indirectly.

    (a)

    Both A and R are correct, R explains A

    (b)

    Both A and R are correct, R does not explain A

    (c)

    A is correct but R is wrong

    (d)

    A is wrong but R is correct

  17. Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?
     

    Statement I: On July 4, 1776, all the thirteen colonies declared independence from Britain.
    Statement II: The Declaration of Independence was essentially the work of Thomas Jefferson.

     

    (a)

    I

    (b)

    II

    (c)

    None of the above

    (d)

    All the above

  18. The official residence of Louise XVI was __________

    (a)

    Versailles

    (b)

    Toulon

    (c)

    Marseilles

    (d)

    Tuileries

  19. Marx and Engels published the Communist Manifesto in __________

    (a)

    1842

    (b)

    1848

    (c)

    1867

    (d)

    1871

  20. Louis Napoleon, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, assumed the title __________

    (a)

    Napoleon II

    (b)

    Napoleon III

    (c)

    Duke of Orleans

    (d)

    Napoleon IV

    1. Part-II

      Answer any seven questions and Question number 30 is compulsory.


    7x 2 = 14
  21. What are the Contributions of Early Nationalists?

  22. In which way Rabindranath Tagore Construct Swadeshi

  23. How V.O.C purchased two steamships?

  24. For indepenace what was action of Kalpana Dutt

  25. Who are members of Gaurakshini Sabha?

  26. What is Cripps announcement?

  27. Name the amendments against the Zamindars?

  28. What are the aims of tenancy reform legislation?

  29. What is called Bourgeoisie?

  30. What made the British government to feel secure

      1. Part-III

        Answer any seven questions and Question number 40 is compulsory.

    7 x 3 = 21
  31. Write a note on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

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

  33. Highlight the objectives of the first centrally-organized political party of Muslims

  34. Name the organisations which did notparticipate in the Quit India Movement.

  35. Explain the reasons for the removal ofS.C. Bose from the INC.

  36. What was the outcome of Green Revolutionin India?

  37. What were the factors which contributed tothe poor performance of the Public sectorenterprises?

  38. Long before the revolution of 1789, there was a revolution in the realm of ideas. Explain.

  39. What happened in Germany during the second phase of Industrial Revolution?

  40. Estimate the pioneering work done by Robert Owen in improving the condition of workers in his factories.

      1. Part-IV

        Answer all the questions.

    7 x 5 = 35
    1. 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.

    2. Explain The major objectives and demands of INC.

    1. Attempt an account of Swadshi movement in Tamilnadu.

    2. Discuss the causes and the tragic outcome of outbreak of Mappillai revolts in Malabar.

    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. How did the divide and rule policy of theBritish impact on Indian nationalism?

    2. Discuss the course of the Quit IndiaMovement.

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

    2. Examine the development of institutionsof scientific research and technology afterIndia’s independence.

    1. Examine the Effects ofthe Reformation

    2. How was the unification of Italy achieved?

    1.  Why is Bismarck considered the true architect of a unified Germany?

    2. What is meant by Q Ships and U Boats?

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