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History and Civics [Set 1]
Marks: 80Academic Year: 2018-2019
Date: March 2019

1 . Attempt all questions from this Part I

2. Attempt any Two questions ln Section A

3. Attempt any Three questions ln Section B


Part 1 (30 Marks) Attempt all questions from this Part I
[10]1
[1]1.a

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.b

State the meaning of the term Question Hour.

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

Name the Presiding officer of the Lok Sabha.

Concept: Speaker – Election and Functions
Chapter: [1.01] Lok Sabha
[1]1.d

State any one condition when the Parliament can legislate on subjects in the State List.

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

Write any one circumstance when the President can declare a National Emergency. 

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

What happens when a motion of ‘No-Confidence’ is passed against a Minister ?

Concept: Meaning of the Federal Setup in India
Chapter: [1] The Union Legislature
[1]1.g

On whose advice can the President appoint the Council of Ministers ?

Concept: Appointment, Formation of Council of Ministers Tenure, Functions
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[1]1.h

What is meant by Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court ?

Concept: Supreme Court Jurisdiction and Functions
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[1]1.i

On what grounds can a Supreme Court Judge be removed from office ?

Concept: Supreme Court - Composition, Qualifications of Judges, Appointment
Chapter: [3.01] The Supreme Court
[1]1.j

State one point of distinction between the District Judge and the Sessions Judge.

Concept: Court of the District Judge and Sessions Court
Chapter: [3.03] Subordinate Courts
[20]2
[2]2.a

What was the General Service Enlistment Act?

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.b

Name the two books that Dadabhai Naoroji authored explaining the ‘Drain of India’s Wealth’. 

Concept: East India Association (Dadabhai Naoroji) as Precursors
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[2]2.c

Name each of the organizations founded by Jyotiba Phule and Raja Rammohan Roy.

Concept: Socio-religious Reform Movements
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[2]2.d

Write any two contributions of Lala Lajpat Rai 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.e

State any two provisions of the Indian Independence Act of 1947 that was to decide the fate of the Princely States.

Concept: Indian Independence Act of 1947
Chapter: [5.03] Independence and Partition of India
[2]2.f

Write any two reasons for the acceptance of the Mountbatten Plan by the Congress .

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

State any two objections imposed by the Treaty of Versailles on the German military power . 

Concept: Results of First World War (Treaty of Versailles, Territorial Rearrangements, Formation of League of Nations)
Chapter: [6.01] The First World War
[2]2.h

Name the Signatory Countries of the Triple Alliance.

Concept: Causes of First World War ( Nationalism and Imperialism Armament Race, Division of Europe and Sarajevo Crisis)
Chapter: [6.01] The First World War
[2]2.i

What is meant by the term ‘Veto’ power ?

Concept: General Assembly, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[2]2.j

Why was the League of Nations established ?

Concept: Results of First World War (Treaty of Versailles, Territorial Rearrangements, Formation of League of Nations)
Chapter: [6.01] The First World War
PART - II (50 Marks) SECTION A Attempt any Two questions ln Section A
[10]3
[3]3.a

The Parliament is the body of peoples representatives who have Supreme power in a democracy. With reference to
the Union Legislature answer the following : 

How are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected ?

Concept: Rajya Sabha - Composition, Qualifications for Membership, Election, Term
Chapter: [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[3]3.b

The Parliament is the body of peoples representatives who have Supreme power in a democracy. With reference to the Union Legislature answer the following : 

Why is it called a Permanent house ?

Concept: Relationship Between the Two Houses – Differences. Anti–Defection Law.
Chapter: [1.02] Rajya Sabha
[4]3.c

The Parliament is the body of peoples representatives who have Supreme power in a democracy. With reference to the Union Legislature answer the following :

State any two Financial and any two Legislative powers of the Indian Parliament.

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

The Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister, is the most Powerful Institution in the Indian Polity. In this context answer the following : 

State briefly the position of the Prime Minister in the Parliamentary system or Government. State any two powers the Prime Minister has as a leader of the Nation.

Concept: Position and Powers of the Prime Minister
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[3]4.b

The Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister, is the most Powerful Institution in the Indian Polity. In this context answer the following :

Distinguish between the Council of Ministers and the Cabinet.

Concept: Council of Ministers and the Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[4]4.c

The Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister, is the most Powerful Institution in the Indian Polity. In this context answer the following :

Write any four functions of the ‘Cabinet’.

Concept: Concept of Cabinet
Chapter: [2.03] Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
[10]5
[3]5.a

India has a single integrated judicial system that is Independent and Supreme. With reference to the Judiciary,
answer the following :

(i) Who appoints the Judges of the High Court ? 
(ii) State any two qualifications required for a person to be appointed as a High Court judge.

Concept: High Courts - Composition, Qualifications of Judges, Appointment
Chapter: [3.02] The High Courts
[3]5.b

India has a single integrated judicial system that is Independent and Supreme. With reference to the Judiciary,
answer the following : 

Explain briefly the term ‘Court of Record’ with reference to the High Court.

Concept: High Courts -enforcement of Fundamental Rights and Writs.
Chapter: [3.02] The High Courts
[4]5.c

India has a single integrated judicial system that is Independent and Supreme. With reference to the Judiciary,
answer the following : 

List any four write that the High Court can issue for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights.

Concept: High Courts -enforcement of Fundamental Rights and Writs.
Chapter: [3.02] The High Courts
SECTION B Attempt any Three questions ln Section B
[10]6
[3]6.a

The Second half of the 19th century witnessed the growth of a strong feeling of Nationalism. With reference to the statement, answer the following :  

Write any three repressive Colonial policies of the British.

Concept: Repressive Colonial Policies
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
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[3]6.b

The Second half of the 19th century witnessed the growth of a strong feeling of Nationalism. With reference to the statement, answer the following : 

State any three ways in which the Press played an important role in developing nationalism amongst Indians.

Concept: Economic Exploitation
Chapter: [4.02] Factors Promoting Growth of Nationalism, Foundation of the Indian National Congress
[4]6.c

The Second half of the 19th century witnessed the growth of a strong feeling of Nationalism. With reference to the statement, answer the following :

Explain briefly any three differences in the methods adopted between the Early Nationalists and Radicals, in the National Movement.

Concept: Objectives and Methods of Struggle of the Radicals
Chapter: [4.03] First Phase of the Indian National Movement (1885-1907), Second Phase of the Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
[10]7
[3]7.a

With reference to the picture given below, answer the following questions : 

(i) Identify the Memorial built for those who were killed in this incident.
(ii) Where did this incident take place?
(iii) Name the movement launched by Gandhi in 1920 as a consequence.

Concept: Programme and Suspension – Chauri Chaura
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[3]7.b

With reference to the picture given below, answer the following questions :

Explain briefly the reason for the suspension of this particular movement Gandhi in 1922.

Concept: Programme and Suspension – Chauri Chaura
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[4]7.c

With reference to the picture given below, answer the following questions :

State any four impacts of the movement.

Concept: Programme and Suspension – Chauri Chaura
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[10]8
[3]8.a

With reference to the National Movement from 1930 to 1947, answer the following : 

State any three features of the Programmed of the Civil Disobedience Movement launched in 1930.

Concept: Civil Disobedience Movement Causes
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[3]8.b

With reference to the National Movement from 1930 to 1947, answer the following : 

What was the significance of the Second Round Table Conference held in 1931?

Concept: Impact of the Movement, Gandhi-irwin Pact and the Second Round Table Conference
Chapter: [5.01] Mahatma Gandhi:- Non-cooperation Movement
[4]8.c

With reference to the National Movement from 1930 to 1947, answer the following :

State any four clause of the Cabinet Mission Plant of 1946.

Concept: Clauses of Cabinet Mission Plan
Chapter: [5.03] Independence and Partition of India
[10]9
[3]9.a

With reference to the Rise of Dictatorships and the Second World War, answer the following : 

State any three reasons for the Rise of Fascism in Italy.

Concept: Causes for the Rise of Fascism in Italy
Chapter: [6.02] Rise of Dictatorships
[3]9.b

With reference to the Rise of Dictatorships and the Second World War, answer the following : 

Explain any three consequences of World War II.

Concept: Second World War - Policy of Appeasement
Chapter: [6.03] The Second World War
[4]9.c

With reference to the Rise of Dictatorships and the Second World War, answer the following :

Name the two rival blocs that fought against each other during World War II and state its signatory countries.

Concept: Second World War - Policy of Appeasement
Chapter: [6.03] The Second World War
[10]10
[3]10.a

The necessity to maintain International peace led to the establishment of the United Nations Organisation. With
reference to the statement, answer the following :

Write any three functions of UNESCO that preserves our ‘Cultural Heritage’.

Concept: Major Agencies of the United Nations- UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[3]10.b

The necessity to maintain International peace led to the establishment of the United Nations Organisation. With reference to the statement, answer the following : 

State the Composition of the Security Council.

Concept: General Assembly, the Security Council, and the International Court of Justice
Chapter: [6.04] United Nations
[4]10.c

The necessity to maintain International peace led to the establishment of the United Nations Organisation. With
reference to the statement, answer the following : 

Write any four functions of the General Assembly.

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