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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 one of the following is correctly matched?

    (a)

    English Education Act - 1843

    (b)

    The abolition of slavery - 1859

    (c)

    Madras Native Association - 1852

    (d)

    Indigo revolt - 1835

  2. The first President of the Indian National Congress was

    (a)

    Surendranath Bannerjea

    (b)

    Badruddin Tyabji

    (c)

    A.O. Hume

    (d)

    W.C. Bonnerjee

  3. Who wrote the book - ‘Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’?

    (a)

    Bala Gangadhar Tilak

    (b)

    Gopala Krishna Gokhale

    (c)

    Dadabhai Naoroji

    (d)

    M.G. Ranade

  4. In the Surat session of the Congress, whose name was proposed by militant nationalists for the next Congress Presidency?

    (a)

    Aurobindo Ghose

    (b)

    Dadabhai Naoroji

    (c)

    Pherozesha Mehta

    (d)

    Lala Lajpat Rai

  5. Anushilan Samity of Calcutta was founded by

    (a)

    Pulin Behari Das

    (b)

    Hemachandra Kanungo

    (c)

    Jatindernath Banerjee and Barindar Kumar Ghose

    (d)

    Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki

  6. The Home Rule Movement in south India was started by

    (a)

    Tilak

    (b)

    Annie Besant

    (c)

    B.P. Wadia

    (d)

    Col. H.S. Olcott

  7. Why was the Simon Commission boycotted by the Congress

    (a)

    There was no recommendation for bestowing dominion status on India in its report

    (b)

    It did not provide any safeguards for minorities

    (c)

    It had excluded Indians from its fold.

    (d)

    It did not hold any promise for total independence

  8. 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

  9. In the 1937 elections, Congress won in

    (a)

    12 Provinces

    (b)

    7 Provinces

    (c)

    5 Provinces

    (d)

    8 Provinces

  10. The Muslim League celebrated the end ofCongress rule as a Day of Deliverance on

    (a)

    22 December 1940

    (b)

    5 February 1939

    (c)

    23 March 1937

    (d)

    22 December 1939

  11. Mahatma Gandhi gave the call ‘Do or Die’during the

    (a)

    Civil Disobedience Movement

    (b)

    Non-Cooperation Movement

    (c)

    Quit India Movement

    (d)

    All of the above

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

    (a)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)

    Motilal Nehru

    (c)

    Rajaji

    (d)

    Subhash Chandra Bose

  13. Who was the Viceroy of India when the QuitIndia Movement started in 1942?

    (a)

    Lord Wavell

    (b)

    Lord Linlithgow

    (c)

    Lord Mountbatten

    (d)

    Winston Churchill

  14. Which Viceroy convened the ‘SimlaConference’ in 1945?

    (a)

    Lord Wavell

    (b)

    Lord Linlithgow

    (c)

    Lord Mountbatten

    (d)

    Clement Attlee

  15. Interim Government of 1946 was headed by

    (a)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)

    Moulana Abul Kalam Azad

    (c)

    Rajendra Prasad

    (d)

    Vallabhai Patel

  16. 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

  17. Match the following

    (A) People’s Republicof China - 1. Belgrade
    (B) Bandung Conference - 2. March 1947
    (C) Asian RelationsConference - 3. April 1955
    (D) Birth of Non-Aligned Movement - 4. January 1, 1950
    (a)
    A B C D
    3 4 2 1
    (b)
    A B C D
    4 2 3 1
    (c)
    A B C D
    4 3 2 1
    (d)
    A B C D
    3 24 4 1
  18. Government of India was committed to a_________ pattern of development

    (a)

    Capitalistic

    (b)

    Socialistic

    (c)

    Theocratic

    (d)

    Industrial

  19. When was the first amendment to theconstitution of India made?

    (a)

    1951

    (b)

    1952

    (c)

    1976

    (d)

    1978

  20. MGNREG Act provided days________ work for an individual

    (a)

    200

    (b)

    150

    (c)

    100

    (d)

    75

    1. Part-II

      Answer any seven questions and Question number 30 is compulsory.


    7x 2 = 14
  21. What is nationalism?

  22. Discuss the importance of Illbert Bill.

  23. Highlight the contribution of missionaries tomodern education.

  24. Identify the prominent early Indian nationalists.

  25. How did M.G. Ranade explain the idea of Swadesh?

  26. Identify the leaders of the epicenters of militant nationalism in British India.

  27. What were the repressive measures adopted by the colonial government to crush the nationalist movements?

  28. What was the background for the launch ofthe Khilafat movement?

  29. Name the book and weekly published by Annie Besant.

  30. Describe the Defence of India Act, 1915

      1. Part-III

        Answer any seven questions and Question number 40 is compulsory.

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

  32. Point out the role played by press in creating nationalist consciousness in British India.

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

  34. What were the items which constituted Home Charges?

  35. Why is Ghadar Movement considered an important episode in India’s freedom struggle.

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

  37. Write a short note on TISCO.

  38. State the importance of Minto-Morleyreforms of 1909.

  39. What was the context in which Gandhithought of Quit India Movement?

  40. Discuss the contribution of Society of Jesus to the counter-reformation movement in Europe.

      1. Part-IV

        Answer all the questions.

    7 x 5 = 35
    1. Discuss the impact of Western education on Indian Middle Class, highlighting the latter’s role in reforming and regenerating Indian Society.

    2. To what extent the repressive and racist policy measures of the British were responsible for the national awakening in India.

    1. Attempt an account of Swadshi movement in Tamilnadu.

    2. Highlight the important provisions of Lucknow Pact.

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

    2. Discuss the context of launching of the Non-Cooperation movement and its outcome.

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

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

    1. Discuss the course of the Quit IndiaMovement.

    2. Write a paragraph about the Rajaji Formula.

    1. Highlight the measures adopted by theGovernment of India towards rural reconstruction.

    2. Assess the educational progress made inindependent India.

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

    2. Sketch the course of French Revolution from the storming of Bastille to the execution of Robespierre.

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