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History and Civics [Set 1]
Marks: 80Date: 2017-2018 March

Attempt all questions From Question 1 and Question 2

Attempt any Five Question From Question 3 to Question 10


[10]1
[2]1.1

Name the bill that cannot originate in the Rajya Sabha.

Concept: Rajya Sabha - Composition, Qualifications for Membership, Election, Term
Chapter: [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[2]1.2

What is meant by the term ‘quorum’?

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[2]1.3

What is the maximum gap allowed between the two parliamentary sessions?

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[2]1.4

Who administers the oath of office to the Council of Minister?

Concept: Council of Ministers and the Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[2]1.5

What is an Ordinance?

Concept: Union Executive - the President
Chapter: [2.01] The President
[2]1.6

State any one reason why the President is elected indirectly.

Concept: Council of Ministers and the Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[2]1.7

State any one administrative function of the Cabinet.

Concept: Concept of Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[2]1.8

Name any two writs issued by the Supreme Court.

Concept: Supreme Court -enforcement of Fundamental Rights and Writs.
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[2]1.9

Name the highest criminal court in a district.

Concept: Court of the District Judge and Sessions Court
Chapter: [3.03] Subordinate Courts
[2]1.10

What is meant by Lok Adalats?

Concept: Concept of Lok Adalat
Chapter: [3.03] Subordinate Courts
[10]2
[2]2.1

Mention any two economic factors responsible for the growth of nationalism in India.

Concept: Repressive Colonial Policies
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[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

Name the nationalist who said ‘Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it’. State any two of his contributions to the National Movement.

Concept: Contributions of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal and Lala Lajpat Rai
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[2]2.4

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)
[2]2.5

State any two causes that led to the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930.

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

Name the last 'Viceroy of India’. State any one of the provisions of the Indian Independence Act of 1947.

Concept: Mountbatten Plan (Clauses and Its Acceptance)
Chapter: [5.03] Independence and Partition of India
[2]2.7

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
[2]2.8

Name the countries that formed the Axis Bloc, during World War II.

Concept: Causes of Second World War - Treaty of Versailles, Rise of Fascism and Nazism
Chapter: [6.03] The Second World War
[2]2.9

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

State any two principles of ‘Panchsheel’ in the Non-Aligned Movement

Concept: Concept of Panchsheel
Chapter: [6.05] Non Aligned Movement
[9]3
[3]3.1

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

How many members may be nominated to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha? Give one reason as to why they may be nominated to the Lok Sabha.

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[3]3.2

Mention any three qualifications required for a member to be elected to the Lok Sabha.

Concept: Lok Sabha - Term, Composition, Qualifications for Membership
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha
[3]3.3

What is meant by the term ‘Session’? Name the three Sessions of the Union Parliament.

Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[10]4
[3]4.1

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

State any three qualifications required for a candidate to be elected as the Vice-president of India.

Concept: Union Executive - the Vice-president
Chapter: [2.02] The Vice-president
[3]4.2

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

State the three functions of the Vice-president.

Concept: Union Executive - the Vice-president
Chapter: [2.02] The Vice-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 Legislative powers of the President.

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

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

Our Judicial system has a Supreme Court at its Apex, followed by the High Court and other subordinate Courts. In the light of this statement, explain the following:

Any three types of cases in which the Supreme Court exercises its original jurisdiction.

Concept: Supreme Court Jurisdiction and Functions
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[3]5.2

Our Judicial system has a Supreme Court at its Apex, followed by the High Court and other subordinate Courts. In the light of this statement, explain the following:

Any three ways by which the Constitution ensures the Independence of the Judiciary.

Concept: Supreme Court - Independence of Judiciary from the Control of Executive and Legislature
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[4]5.3

Our Judicial system has a Supreme Court at its Apex, followed by the High Court and other subordinate Courts. In the light of this statement, explain the following:

‘Advisory’ and ‘Revisory’ Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

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

Numerous causes gave rise to the First War of Independence and its consequences led to several changes in the British Government in India. In this context, answer the following:

Explain any three political causes of the Revolt of 1857.

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

Numerous causes gave rise to the First War of Independence and its consequences led to several changes in the British Government in India. In this context, answer the following:

Briefly explain the immediate cause of the Great Revolt.

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[3]6.3

Numerous causes gave rise to the First War of Independence and its consequences led to several change in the British Government in India. In this context, answer the following:

State any four changes in the administration of the British Government as a consequence of the Revolt.

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

The Quit India Resolution in 1942 was one of the final calls given by Gandhi for the British to leave India. Moving towards Independence, Lord Mountbatten’s Plan was significant. In this context, answer the following:

State two reasons for the launching of the Quit India Movement.

Concept: Quit India Resolution and the Significance of the Movement
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[3]7.2

The Quit India Resolution in 1942 was one of the final calls given by Gandhi for the British to leave India. Moving towards Independence, Lord Mountbatten’s Plan was significant. In this context, answer the following:

Give any three effects of the Quit India Movement launched by Gandhi in 1942 that was significant to the last phase of the National Movement of India.

Concept: Quit India Resolution and the Significance of the Movement
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[4]7.3

Give any four Clauses of the Mountbatten Plan of 1947

Concept: Mountbatten Plan (Clauses and Its Acceptance)
Chapter: [5.03] Independence and Partition of India
[10]8

Study the picture given below and answer the following questions:

1) Identify the leader given in the picture. Name the Political party and the Military Organization that he formed

2) State any three objectives of the Political party that he founded.

3) Mention any four objectives of the Military Organisation that he formed.

Concept: Objectives and Contribution of Subhas Chandra Bose
Chapter: [5.02] Forward Bloc (Objectives) and Ina (Objectives and Achievements).
[10]9
[3]9.1

With reference to the Two Major World wars in the 20th century, answer the following questions:

Explain briefly the causes of World War I with reference to Nationalism and Imperialism.

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[3]9.2

With reference to the Two Major World wars in the 20th century, answer the following questions:

Explain briefly the territorial rearrangements as a result of World War I.

Concept: Causes of First War of Independence, 1857
Chapter: [4.01] The First War of Independence, 1857
[4]9.3

With reference to the Two Major World wars in the 20th century, answer the following questions:

State any four causes that led to the Second World War.

Concept: Causes of Second World War - Treaty of Versailles, Rise of Fascism and Nazism
Chapter: [6.03] The Second World War
[10]10
[3]10.1

With reference to the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, answer the following:

Mention any three functions of the International Court of Justice.

Concept: General Assembly, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[3]10.2

With reference to the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, answer the following:

State the composition of the General Assembly.

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

With reference to the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, answer the following

State any two functions of the UNICEF and any two functions of WHO.

 

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

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