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History set 1 2015-2016 ISC (Arts) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

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History [set 1]
Marks: 80 Academic Year: 2015-2016
Date & Time: 30th March 2016, 2:00 pm
Duration: 3h
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1. Question One is compulsory  from Part I
2. Attempt any Five Questions from Part II
3. Choose Two Questions from Section A and Two Questions from Section B and One Question from either Section A or Section B of Part II


Part-I
[20] 1 | Answer all questions
[1] 1.a

Name the leader of the ‘Indian National Congress who popularized the vision of a socialist India.

Concept: Congress and Other Ministries
Chapter: [1.02] Working of Provincial Autonomy
[1] 1.b

 Why did the Congress ministries resign in 1939?

Concept: Congress and Other Ministries
Chapter: [1.02] Working of Provincial Autonomy
[1] 1.c

What was the significance of the Lahore Session of the Muslim League (1940)

Concept: Lahore Session of the Muslim League in 1940
Chapter: [1.03] National Movement During the Second World War
[1] 1.d

Name any two states whose union with India involved armed intervention by the Indian army.

Concept: The Foundation of Indian Democracy
Chapter: [2] Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947 – 1966).
[1] 1.e

Name two major political parties that played an important role during the General Elections of 1967.

Concept: The Foundation of Indian Democracy
Chapter: [2] Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947 – 1966).
[1] 1.f

Which state was formed in 1953, on the basis of linguistic identity?

Concept: Redrawing of the Map of India on the Basis of Linguistic Identity
Chapter: [2] Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947 – 1966).
[1] 1.g

Name the leaders of India and Pakistan between whom the Tashkent Agreement was signed (1966).

Concept: Appointment of Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964 and Indira Gandhi in 1966 as Prime Minister
Chapter: [3.01] The Role of the Syndicate
[1] 1.h

Why did Dalai Lama seek refuge in India?

Concept: Disputes Over - Border Issues
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
[1] 1.i

State any two major observations made by the Committee, on the Status of Women in India, Towards Equality Report (1974).

Concept: Significance of the Towards Equality Report (1974) with Regard to Women’S
Chapter: [6] Movements for Women’s Rights
[1] 1.j

What was the primary demand of the All Assam Students’Union?

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).

What led to the observance of Direct Action Day by the Muslim League, on August 16, 1946?

Concept: Direct Action by League
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[1] 1.k

State one important example of Anglo-French appeasement of Hitler (1938) that made war inevitable.

Concept: Anglo-french Appeasement Policies
Chapter: [7] World War II
[1] 1.l

What was the significance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour?

Concept: Aggressive Foreign Policies of Germany, Italy and Japan
Chapter: [7] World War II
[1] 1.m

What was the primary objective behind Mao Tse Tung’s “Hundred Flowers Campaign”?

Concept: Mao Tse Tung
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
[1] 1.n

Name the nationalist leader under whose leadership Ghana became independent.

Concept: Ghana - Democracy, Dictatorship and Military Government (1957-69).
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
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[1] 1.o

Give one example to show that the Super Powers wanted to reduce East-West tension after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Concept: Detente (1970s)
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[1] 1.p

What is the full form of CIS?

Concept: Detente (1970s)
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[1] 1.q

Name the most outstanding leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa.

Concept: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[1] 1.r

Name the first president of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Concept: Racial Problems and Civil Rights in Usa in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[1] 1.s

Why did Nasser nationalise the Suez Canal?

Concept: The Arab-israeli Wars from 1948 to Camp David Accord (1979)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
[1] 1.t

Name the Agreement signed between the PLO and Israel (1993) that indicated a change in their respective attitudes.

Concept: The Arab-israeli Wars from 1948 to Camp David Accord (1979)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
Part-II Section-A
[12] 2
[6] 2.a

What were the main proposals of the Cabinet Mission Plan?

Concept: The Cabinet Mission Plan Proposals
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[6] 2.b

What led to the observance of Direct Action Day by the Muslim League, on August 16, 1946?

Concept: Direct Action by League
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[12] 3

The first General Election in India (1952) was a landmark event in the history of independent India. Discuss. 

Concept: Significance of the First General Election Based on Universal Adult Suffrage (1952)
Chapter: [2] Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947 – 1966).
[12] 4
[6] 4.a

What steps did the Congress Government take after the imposition of Emergency by Indira Gandhi in 1975?

Concept: Emergence of Opposition Political Parties and Their Main Leaders
Chapter: [3.01] The Role of the Syndicate
[6] 4.b

What was the immediate impact of this Emergency on the common people?

Concept: Assessment of Its Impact of Emergency
Chapter: [3.04] Emergency (1975-76)
[12] 5
[6] 5.a

Why did China attack India in 1962?

Concept: Sino-Indian War (1962)
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
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[6] 5.b

 What were the consequences of the Indo-china war?

Concept: Sino-Indian War (1962)
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
[12] 6
[6] 6.a

Briefly discuss the reasons for Assam’s demand for greater autonomy for the state.

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
[6] 6.b

How did the Center respond to Assam’s agitation for more autonomy?

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
Section-B
[12] 7 | Answer any two questions
[6] 7.a

Discuss the significant changes in Mussolini’s foreign policy after 1935, till the outbreak of the Second World War.

Concept: Lahore Session of the Muslim League in 1940
Chapter: [1.03] National Movement During the Second World War
[6] 7.b

Why did Britain and France follow a policy of appeasement towards Germany and Italy?

Concept: Appeasement - Britain and France Chose to Follow Policy
Chapter: [7] World War II
[12] 8
[6] 8.a

Give a critical account of the main features of the Great Leap Forward Policy adopted by Mao Tse Tung.

Concept: Contribution of Mao
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
[6] 8.b

What was the significance of the Great Leap?

Concept: Contribution of Mao
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
[12] 9
[6] 9.a

Discuss the main features of Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies of Glasnost and Perestroika.

Concept: Gorbachev’S Policies (Glasnost and Perestroika
Chapter: [9.03] Breakup of the Ussr and Changes in Eastern Europe
[6] 9.b

Briefly discuss the events that led to the end of Commission in East Germany. 

Concept: Crisis in East-west Relations (1960-62)
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[12] 10
[6] 10.a

Why was there a significant change in the US Government’s attitude towards racial discrimination with the appointment of the Truman committee (1946)?

Concept: Racial Problems and Civil Rights in Usa in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[6] 10.b

Briefly evaluate Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in the Civil Rights Movements.

Concept: Civil Rights Movement
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[12] 11

Discuss the causes and consequences of the Suez War of 1956.

Concept: The Arab-israeli Wars from 1948 to Camp David Accord (1979)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
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