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History and Civics
Marks: 80Date: 2016-03-04
Duration: 2h

Attempt all questions From Question 1 and Question 2

Attempt any Five Question From Question 3 to Question 10


[10]1
[1]1.1

What is meant by ‘Residuary Powers’ of the Parliament?

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[1]1.2

What is the normal term of office of the Lok Sabha?

Concept: Lok Sabha - Term, Composition, Qualifications for Membership
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha
[1]1.3

State any one subject wherein the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha enjoy co-equal powers in the legislation of laws.

Concept: Rajya Sabha - Composition, Qualifications for Membership, Election, Term
Chapter: [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[1]1.4

Who presides over the meetings of the Rajya Sabha in the absence of the Vice- President of India?

Concept: Union Executive - the Vice-president
Chapter: [2.02] The Vice-president
[1]1.5

By whom and on whose advice are the Council of Ministers appointed?

Concept: Council of Ministers and the Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[1]1.6

Name the official procedure by which the President can be removed.

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[1]1.7

Mention any one important occasion when the President addresses a Joint session of Parliament.

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[1]1.8

Name the highest Civil Court in a District.

Concept: Court of the District Judge and Sessions Court
Chapter: [3.03] Subordinate Courts
[1]1.9

With reference to the powers and functions of the High Court, explain briefly the meaning and scope of the following:

Judicial Review

Concept: High Courts - Jurisdiction and Functions:
Chapter: [3.02] The High Courts [3.02] The High Courts
[1]1.10

What is meant by Lok Adalats?

Concept: Concept of Lok Adalat
Chapter: [3.03] Subordinate Courts
[20]2
[2]2.1

What impact did the uprising of 1857 have on the Mughal rule?

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[2]2.2

Name the two Presidents under whom the first two sessions of the Indian National Congress were held.

Concept: Objectives of the Indian National Congress
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[2]2.3

State two reasons were given by Lord Curzon to justify the Partition of Bengal.

Concept: Causes of the Partition of Bengal
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[2]2.4

Name the famous Pact that demonstrated the unity between the Congress and the Muslim League. When was it signed?

Concept: Factors Leading to the Formation of the Muslim League
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[2]2.5

Why was the Congress session held at Lahore significant to the National Movement?

Concept: Civil Disobedience Movement Causes
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[2]2.6

Mention any two contributions of the INA to the National Movement.

Concept: Objectives of the Indian National Congress
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[2]2.7

Why was the Mountbatten Plan finally accepted by the Congress?

Concept: Mountbatten Plan (Clauses and Its Acceptance)
Chapter: [5.03] Independence and Partition of India
[2]2.8

What made Japan surrender to the Allies in August 1945?

Concept: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Chapter: [6.03] The Second World War
[2]2.9

State the full form of the foreign agencies of the United Nations: UNICEF

Concept: Major Agencies of the United Nations- UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations

Give the full form of UNESCO

Concept: Major Agencies of the United Nations- UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[2]2.10

Give any two examples of Human Rights violations.

Concept: General Assembly, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[10]3
[3]3.1

With reference to the Union Legislature, answer the following questions:

How is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha elected? 

Concept: Speaker – Election and Functions
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha

State any two Disciplinary Functions of the Speaker.

Concept: Speaker – Election and Functions
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha
[3]3.2

Explain any two conditions under which a member of Parliament can be disqualified under the Anti-Defection Law.

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[4]3.3

With reference to the Union Legislature, answer the following questions:

Give reasons to justify why the Lok Sabha is considered to be more powerful than the Rajya Sabha.

Concept: Parliamentary Procedures of Lok Sabha
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha
[10]4
[3]4.1

The President of India is the Constitutional Head of the Indian Republic. In this context,
answer the following questions:

How is the President elected?

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[3]4.2

The President of India is the Constitutional Head of the Indian Republic. In this context,
answer the following questions:

Mention three types of Emergencies that the President is empowered to proclaim.

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[4]4.3

The President and the Vice-president are part of the Union Executive in this context, answer the following questions:

Explain briefly any two Executive powers of the President.

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[10]5
[3]5.1

The Supreme Court has extensive jurisdiction. In the light of this statement, answer the following questions:

What are the qualifications of the Judges of the Supreme Court?

Concept: Supreme Court - Composition, Qualifications of Judges, Appointment
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[3]5.2

Explain the composition of Supreme Court.

Concept: Supreme Court - Composition, Qualifications of Judges, Appointment
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court

How are the judges of the Supreme Court appointed?

Concept: Supreme Court - Composition, Qualifications of Judges, Appointment
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[4]5.3

Explain the cases in which the Supreme Court enjoys Original Jurisdiction.

Concept: Supreme Court Jurisdiction and Functions
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[10]6
[3]6.1

Explain the causes of the Great Revolt of 1857 with reference to the following:

Any three political causes

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[3]6.2

Explain the causes of the Great Revolt of 1857 with reference to the following:

Any three military causes

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[4]6.3

Explain the causes of the Great Revolt of 1857 with reference to the following:

Any four economic causes

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[10]7
[3]7.1

Through various national movements, Gandhiji mobilised public support to win freedom for India. In this context, state the following:

Any three causes for Gandhiji to launch the Non-Cooperation Movement.

Concept: Impact of the Movement, Gandhi-irwin Pact and the Second Round Table Conference
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[3]7.2

Through various national movements, Gandhiji mobilised public support to win freedom for India. In this context, state the following:

The name was given to the uprising of 1942. Two reasons for launching this mass uprising.

Concept: Impact of the Movement, Gandhi-irwin Pact and the Second Round Table Conference
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[4]7.3

Through various national movements, Gandhiji mobilised public support to win freedom for India. In this context, state the following:

The impact of the Non-Cooperation Movement in India’s freedom struggle.

Concept: Impact of the Movement, Gandhi-irwin Pact and the Second Round Table Conference
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[10]8
[3]8.1

The partition of Bengal and the formation of the Muslim League were two important events that had an impact on the national struggle for independence. In this context, explain the following:

Impact of the Swadeshi and Boycott movements as part of the Anti-Partition Movement.

Concept: Factors Leading to the Formation of the Muslim League
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[3]8.2

The partition of Bengal and the formation of the Muslim League were two important events that had an impact on the national struggle for independence. In this context, explain the following:

Any three factors relating to the formation of the Muslim League.

Concept: Factors Leading to the Formation of the Muslim League
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[4]8.3

State any two objectives of the Muslim League.

Concept: Factors Leading to the Formation of the Muslim League
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[10]9
[3]9.1

Identify the leader in the picture. Give two examples to state that the leader followed an expansionist policy.

Concept: Study of Mussolini’s Fascist and Hitler’s Nazi Ideologies.
Chapter: [6.02] Rise of Dictatorships
[4]9.2

State three factors that led to the rise of Fascism.

Concept: Study of Mussolini’s Fascist and Hitler’s Nazi Ideologies.
Chapter: [6.02] Rise of Dictatorships
[4]9.3

Give any two similarities between the ideologies of Nazism and Fascism.

Concept: Study of Mussolini’s Fascist and Hitler’s Nazi Ideologies.
Chapter: [6.02] Rise of Dictatorships
[10]10
[3]10.1

With reference to the United Nations and its related agencies, answer the following questions:

Explain any three functions of the WHO.

Concept: Major Agencies of the United Nations- UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[3]10.2

With reference to the United Nations and its related agencies, answer the following questions:

State the composition of the International Court of Justice.

Concept: General Assembly, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[4]10.3

State any four functions of the General Assembly.

Concept: Objectives of the U.N
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations

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