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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 first President of the Indian National Congress was

    (a)

    Surendranath Bannerjea

    (b)

    Badruddin Tyabji

    (c)

    A.O. Hume

    (d)

    W.C. Bonnerjee

  3. Assertion (A): The British Governmentpursued a policy of free trade (or) laissez fair.
    Reason(R): India had comparative advantage from England's free trade policy.

    (a)

    A is correct but R does not explain A.

    (b)

    A is correct and R explains A

    (c)

    A is correct and R is incorrect.

    (d)

    Both A and R are wrong

  4. 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

  5. The author of the book Indian Unrest was

    (a)

    Lala Lajpat Rai

    (b)

    Valentine Chirol

    (c)

    Tilak

    (d)

    Annie Besant

  6. When was the tri-colour flag of freedom hoisted?

    (a)

    December 31, 1929

    (b)

    March 12, 1930

    (c)

    January 26, 1930

    (d)

    January 26, 1931

  7. 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

  8. Non-Cooperation movement included
    (A) boycott of government schools and colleges
    (B) return of government conferred titles
    (C) observing protest fasts
    (D) conducting underground movements
    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    (a)

    A and B

    (b)

    B and C

    (c)

    A and D

    (d)

    C and D

  9. Which of the undermentioned personality is unrelated to Swaraj Party?

    (a)

    Rajaji

    (b)

    Chitaranjan Das

    (c)

    Motilal Nehru

    (d)

    Sathya murthi

  10. Gandhi set out on the March and reached Dandi on _____

    (a)

    6th April 1930

    (b)

    6th March 1930

    (c)

    4th April 1939

    (d)

    4th March 1930

  11. Kalpana Dutt was associated with

    (a)

    Hindustan Socialist Republican Association

    (b)

    Bengal Association

    (c)

    Communist Party of India

    (d)

    Indian Republican Army

  12. The first passenger train ran in 1853 between

    (a)

    Madras – Arakkonam

    (b)

    Bombay – Pune

    (c)

    Bombay – Thane

    (d)

    Kolkata – Hoogly

  13. The first Jute Mill in Calcutta was founded in

    (a)

    1855

    (b)

    1866

    (c)

    1877

    (d)

    1888

  14. During the Mughal Period the Official and Court language was

    (a)

    Urdu

    (b)

    Hindi

    (c)

    Marathi

    (d)

    Persian

  15. In the 1937 elections, Congress won in

    (a)

    12 Provinces

    (b)

    7 Provinces

    (c)

    5 Provinces

    (d)

    8 Provinces

  16. Direct Action Day organised by theMuslim League on

    (a)

    25 December, 1942

    (b)

    16 February, 1946

    (c)

    21 March, 1937

    (d)

    22 December, 1939

  17. Match the following

    A. Hindu MuslimRiot - 1. Mohan Singh
    B.August Offer - 2. Govind BallabhPant
    C. Proposer of PartitionResolution - 3. Lord Linlithgow
    D. Indian National Army - 4. Naokhali
    (a)
    A B C D
    3 4 2 1
    (b)
    A B C D
    4 3 1 3
    (c)
    A B C D
    4 3 2 1
    (d)
    A B C D
    3 2 4 1
  18. 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

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

    (a)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)

    Motilal Nehru

    (c)

    Rajaji

    (d)

    Subhash Chandra Bose

  20. INA was founded with the help of

    (a)

    Germany

    (b)

    Japan

    (c)

    France

    (d)

    USA

    1. Part-II

      Answer any seven questions and Question number 30 is compulsory.


    7 x 2 = 14
  21. Write a note on Indigo revolt?

  22. Highlight the contribution of missionaries tomodern education.

  23. Make a list of the important political associations formed in India prior to the Indian National Congress.

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

  25. Why was militant nationalism was on the decline by 1908?

  26. What were the repressive measures adopted by colonial government to crush the growing nationalist movement during 1903-1914?

  27. Describe the Defence of India Act, 1915

  28. Name the three British communists sent bythe Communist Party of Great Britain to helpbuild the party in India.

  29. What do you know of the notorious SessionsJudge of Gorakhpur H.E. Holmes?

  30. Why is J.N. Tata called the father of Indianmodern industry?

      1. Part-III

        Answer any seven questions and Question number 40 is compulsory.

    7x 3 = 21
  31. Point out the role played by press in creating nationalist consciousness in British India.

  32. Name the prominent participants in the inaugural meeting of Madras Mahajana Sabha held in May 1884?

  33. What were the items which constituted Home Charges?

  34. What was the outcome of the plan of the Swadeshi leaders to celebrate the release of Bipin Chandra Pal from prison as Swarajya Day in Tirunelveli?

  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. How did Gandhi view the Malabar Rebellionof 1921.

  38. How is communalism as an ideology defined?

  39. Highlight the tragic consequences of Partition

  40. What was the outcome of Green Revolutionin India?

      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. Evaluate the contributions of Lal-Bal-Pal triumvirate to Indian National Movement.

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

    2. Estimate the role of Mahathma Gandhi in the Indian Freedom Struggle.

    1. Discuss Bhagat Singh’s radical strand ofnationalism, and his revolutionary activitsmthat led to his hanging.

    2. Examine the importance of Karachi sessionof India National Congress in articulating thesocio-economic political aspirations, underthe pressure of Great Depression.

    1. Hindu nationalism, Muslim nationalism andIndian nationalism were equally responsiblefor the partition of the country. How?

    2. Attempt a comprehensive account of the evolution of England, France and Spain as nation-states.

    1. Explain the initiatives of Portugal and Spain in the discovery of new sea routes to the East and point out why it is considered as an important event in the economic history of modern world.

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

    1.  Identify the important collectivist thinkers of nineteenth century and highlight their contributions to Socialism.

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

    1. Examine to what extent Germany and Hitler were responsible for the outbreak of Second World War.

    2. Describe Mao Tse Tung’s contribution to the establishment of Communist government in China.

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