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Question Paper - Political Science 2011 - 2012-CBSE 12th-Class 12 CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)

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SubjectPolitical Science
Year2011 - 2012 (March)

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Marks: 100
Q: 1[1]
Q: 2[1]

What is meant by ASEAN way?

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Q: 3 | Correct the and rewrite the following statement :[1]

USSR/Russia used veto power 92 times till 2006.

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Q: 4[1]

How is balance of power a component of traditional security?

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Q: 5[1]

In which year was the First General Election held in India?

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Q: 6[1]

What was the main objective of the second five year plan?

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Q: 7[1]
Q: 8[1]

The results of which elections were called ‘Political Earthquake’?

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Q: 9[1]

What was Chipko movement?

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Q: 10[1]
Q: 11[2]

Mention any two characteristics of the Soviet economy during the cold war days.

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Q: 12[2]

Mention the duration of the First and the Second World Wars.

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Q: 13[2]

Write the four forms of power which reflect the U. S. Hegemony.

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Q: 14[2]

What was ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’?

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Q: 15[2]

Define Geo-politics.

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Q: 16[2]

Name the original states from which the following states were carved out:-

i. Meghalaya

ii. Gujarat

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Q: 17[2]

Explain the role played by Sardar Patel in the integration of Princely States into the Indian Union.

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Q: 18[2]
Q: 19[2]
Q: 20[2]

Political equations in coalition governments are unstable. How was this concept reflected in the formation of National Front Government in 1989 and United Front Government in 1996?

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Q: 21[4]

Explain the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’.

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Q: 22[4]

Describe any two major constraints of the U. S. Hegemony.

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Q: 23[4]

Name one country each from the continents of America, Africa, Asia and Europe, wherein the U. N. 'Peacekeeping Operations' were administered.

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Q: 24[4]
Q: 25[4]

'Let the polluters pay'. Support this statement with any two suitable arguments.

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Q: 26[4]

"Globalisation has shifted power from nation-states to global consumers." Justify the statement.

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Q: 27 | Match the following:[4]
 Column 'A' Column 'B'
aAcharya Narendra Dev1Bharatiya Jana Sangh
bA. K. Gopalan2Indian National Congress
cRafi Ahmed Kidwai3Praja Socialist Party
dDeen Dayal Upadhyaya4Communist Party of India (M)
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Q: 28[4]

Explain any two features India's nuclear policy

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Q: 29[4]
Q: 30[4]
Q: 31 | Attempt any ONE[6]
Q: 31.1[6]

What is the relevance of the Non-aligned Movement after the end of Cold War? Explain.

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Q: 31.2[6]

Analyse India’s changing relationship with post-Communist Russia.

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Q: 32 | Attempt any ONE[6]
Q: 32.1[6]

Why the European Union is considered a highly influential regional organisation in the economic, political and military fields?

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Q: 32.2[6]
Q: 33 | Attempt any ONE[6]
Q: 33.1[6]

“How was 'one party dominance' in India different from the 'one party system' of Mexico? In your opinion, which of the two political systems is better and why?

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Q: 33.2[6]

Explain the main arguments in the debate that ensured between industrialisation and agricultural development at the time of Second five year plan.

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Q: 34 | Attempt any ONE[6]
Q: 34.1[6]

What was Narmada Bachao Andolan? What were its main issues? What democratic strategy did it use to put forward its demands?

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Q: 34.2[6]
Q: 35 | Attempt any ONE[6]
Q: 35.1[6]

Describe any three weaknesses and any three points of strength of India's democracy that came to light during the Emergency of 1975.

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Q: 35.2[6]

In the given political outline map of India, six states have been indicated by A,B,C,D,E and F. Identify them with the help of the information given below and write their correct names in your answer book along with their respective Serial No. and the alphabet concerned as per the following table:-

Sr. No.AlphabetName of the State
   
   
   

i. Two states where the Congress party got majority and formed the government.

ii. Two states where the breakaway Congress legislators played an important role in installing non-congress governments.

iii. A states where Congress party did not get majority but formed the government with the help of other parties

iv. The state where 'Popular United Front' came into power.

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