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History Set 1 2016-2017 ISC (Arts) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

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History [Set 1]
Marks: 80 Academic Year: 2016-2017
Date & Time: 29th March 2017, 2:00 pm
Duration: 3h
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  • Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper. They must NOT start writing during this time.
  • Answer Question 1 (Compulsory) from Part I and five questions from Part II, choosing two questions from Section A, two
  • questions from Section B and one question from either Section A or Section B.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

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

Name the first All-India Peasant Organisation.

Concept: Kisan Sabha Movement
Chapter: [1.01] Important Political Developments
[1] 1.b

What was the most important reform introduced at the provisional level, by the Government of India Act, 1935?

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

Who said, “You give me blood, I will give you freedom” ?

Concept: Bose’s Role in the National Movement
Chapter: [1.04] Subhash Chandra Bose and the INA
[1] 1.d

Name the first Chief Election Commissioner of independent India.

Concept: Importance of the Election of 1967
Chapter: [3.01] The Role of the Syndicate
[1] 1.e

Name the leader of the Indian National Congress (O) party that was formed after the split in the Congress (1969).

Concept: Partition and Independence
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[1] 1.f

What is the historical significance of 25 June 1975, in the context of Indian democracy?

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

Where was the first Summit of the Non- Aligned Nations held?

Concept: Bandung and Belgrade Conferences
Chapter: [5.01] Non-aligned Movement (NAM)
[1] 1.h

Why was the Indian government not prepared for the sudden attack on India by the Chinese army in 1962 ?

Concept: Immediate Causes and Consequences of Sino-indian War
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
[1] 1.i

Who began the Total Revolution (Sampoorna Kranti) Movement is Bihar (1974)?

Concept: Origin - JP Movement
Chapter: [3.03] JP Movement (1974-75)
[1] 1.j

Against which social evil was a campaign launched by the Shree Sangharsh Organisation?

Concept: Trade Union Activities
Chapter: [1.01] Important Political Developments
[1] 1.k

State any one reason why Mussolini helped General Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

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

Mention any one serious tactical mistake made by the Japanese in the Second World War.

Concept: American Entry and Contribution to War
Chapter: [7] World War II
[1] 1.m

Name the policy on the basis of which communes were introduced in China.

Concept: Immediate Causes and Consequences of Sino-indian War
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
[1] 1.n

Who was the African nationalist leader of the Kenya African Unity Party (KAU) ?

Concept: Kenya - Conflict and Independence (1947 – 1969)
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
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[1] 1.o

What was the main issue that led to a disagreement between the Allied Powers at the Potsdam Conference of 1945 ?

Concept: Non-aligned Policy in the Context of the Cold War
Chapter: [5.01] Non-aligned Movement (NAM)
[1] 1.p

How did the fall of communism in East Europe impact the future of Germany, in October 1990 ?

Concept: Fall of Communism in East Europe
Chapter: [9.03] Breakup of the Ussr and Changes in Eastern Europe
[1] 1.q

Under which US President was the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed?

Concept: Civil Rights Movement
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[1] 1.r

What was Martin Luther King’s dream?

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

What was the Balfour Declaration of 1917?

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 signatories of the Camp David Accord of 1979.

Concept: The Arab-israeli Wars from 1948 to Camp David Accord (1979)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
Part - II ( 60 marks )
[12] 2 | Answer five questions in all, choosing two questions from Section A, two questions from Section B and one question from either Section A or Section B
Section-A
[6] 2.a

Under what national and international circumstances was the Cripps Mission sent to India in 1942? State any four proposals of the Cripps Mission Plan.

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

Give an account of the repressive measures adopted by the Government to supress the Quit India Movement.

Concept: Congress and League Reaction
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[12] 3
[6] 3.a

Explain the main features of the Mountbatten Plan. 

Concept: The Mountbatten Plan
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[6] 3.b

Why did Congress agree to the proposal for the partition of India?

Concept: Partition and Independence
Chapter: [1.05] Transfer of Power (1945-1947)
[12] 4
[6] 4.a

Discuss the circumstances that let to the formation of the Janata Government in 1977.

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Punjab
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
[6] 4.b

Why did the Janata Government fail?

Concept: Janata Government - Reasons for Its Downfall
Chapter: [4.01] The Janata Government (1977 – 1979)
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[12] 5

Discuss the causes and consequences of the Indo-Pak war of 1971.

Concept: Indo-Pak Wars
Chapter: [5.02] Pakistan (1948-49, 1965, 1971)
[12] 6
[6] 6.a

What were the main features of the Towards Equality Report (1974)? 

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

Discuss briefly the efforts made by various Women’s Movements in India, to root out the social evils of :
(i) Dowry.
(ii) Domestic violence in the 1970s and 1980’s.

Concept: Struggle Against Domestic Violence in the 1970s and and 1980s
Chapter: [6] Movements for Women’s Rights
Section - B
[12] 7 | Answer any two questions.
[6] 7.a

State the main aims of Hitler’s foreign policy and his plans to ful fil these aims.

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

Give an account of the successful events of Hitler’s policy between 1933 and 1938.

Concept: Aggressive Foreign Policies of Germany, Italy and Japan
Chapter: [7] World War II
[12] 8
[6] 8.a

Discuss the initial achievements of Kwame Nkrumah in the field of internal and external affairs of Ghana.

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

Explain the reasons for Nkrumah’s downfall and eventual overthrow from power in 1966.

Concept: Ghana - Democracy, Dictatorship and Military Government (1957-69).
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
[12] 9
[6] 9.a

Explain the deepening of the crisis in East-West relations during the Cold War with reference to :
The Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia (1948).

Concept: The Rift Widens - Soviet Expansion in Eastern Europe (1945-1948)
Chapter: [9.01] Origins of the Cold War
[6] 9.b

Explain the deepening of the crisis in East- West relations during the Cold War with reference to :
The Berlin Blockade (1948-49).

Concept: Berlin Blockade
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[12] 10

Discuss the main features of Apartheid in South Africa and give a brief account of the opposition to Apartheid within South Africa.

Concept: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[12] 11
[6] 11.a

Give a brief account of the conflict in Palestine after the First World War that led to the outbreak of the Arab-Israel War in 1948.

Concept: Post War Conflict in Palestine After World War I, Till the Formation of the State of Israel
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
[6] 11.b

Discuss the causes and results of the Yom Kippur War (1973).

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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