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History and Civics
2017-2018 March
Marks: 80

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.

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

What is meant by the term ‘quorum’?

Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature
Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament

What is meant by the term ‘quorum’?

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

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

Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature
Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament

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

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

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

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

What is an Ordinance?

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

State any one reason why the President is elected indirectly.

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

State any one administrative function of the Cabinet.

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

Name any two writs issued by the Supreme Court.

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

Name the highest criminal court in a district.

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

What is meant by Lok Adalats?

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

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

Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
Concept: Repressive Colonial Policies
[2]2.2

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

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

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

State any two objectives 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)
Concept: Factors Leading to the Formation of the Muslim League
[2]2.5

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter: [6.02] Rise of Dictatorships
Concept: Study of Mussolini’s Fascist and Hitler’s Nazi Ideologies.
[2]2.8

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

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

Give the full form of UNESCO

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

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

Chapter: [6.05] Non Aligned Movement
Concept: Concept of Panchsheel
[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.

Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature
Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament

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.

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

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

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

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

Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature
Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament

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

Chapter: [1.02] Rajya Sabha
Concept: Powers and Functions of Union Parliament
[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.

Chapter: [2.02] The Vice-president
Concept: Union Executive - 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.

Chapter: [2.02] The Vice-president
Concept: Union Executive - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Give any four Clauses of the Mountbatten Plan of 1947

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State the composition of the General Assembly.

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

 

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

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