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History Set 1 2018-2019 ISC (Arts) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

History [Set 1]
Marks: 80Academic Year: 2018-2019
Date: March 2019
  • Attempt five questions from Q. 2 to Q. 6, choosing two questions from Section A, two questions from Section B and one question from either Section A or Section B.

Part I
[20]1 | Answer all questions
[1]1.i

Answer the following question.
What is the significance of 8th August 1942, in the history of India’s struggle for freedom?

Concept: Quit India
Chapter: [1.03] National Movement During the Second World War
[1]1.ii

Answer the following question.
Why did Subhash Chandra Bose resign from the post of Congress President at the Tripuri Session in 1939?

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

Answer the following question.
Name the activist who undertook an epic fast unto death for a separate Andhra State.

Concept: Movement for Linguistic Reorganisation with Particular Reference to Andhra, Bombay and Punjab
Chapter: [2] Establishment and Development of Indian Democracy (1947 – 1966).
[1]1.iv

Answer the following question.
Who succeeded Lai Bahadur Shastri as the Prime Minister of India, in 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.v

Answer the following question.
Name two important leaders of the Naxalite Movement in Bengal.

Concept: Main Leaders (Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal)
Chapter: [3.02] Naxal Movement
[1]1.vi

Answer the following question.
What was the fundamental difference between the demands of the Khalistan Movement and that of the Assam Movement?

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
[1]1.vii

Answer the following question.
In the context of the Non-Aligned Movement, what was India’s stance during the Korean War?

Concept: Korean War and Vietnam War
Chapter: [5.01] Non-aligned Movement (NAM)
[1]1.viii

Answer the following question.
What was the primary objective of the ‘Sampoorna Kranti Movement’ (Total Revolution) led by Jayprakash Narayan?

Concept: Main Features of Its Course (Jp Movement )
Chapter: [3.03] JP Movement (1974-75)
[1]1.ix

Answer the following question.
Why did Dalai Lama seek asylum in India?

Concept: Disputes Over - Tibet Issue
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
[1]1.x

Answer the following question.
Name any one organization that campaigned against the evils of the dowry system in the 1970s.

Concept: Developments in the Anti-dowry Movement
Chapter: [6] Movements for Women’s Rights
[1]1.xi

Answer the following question.
Define the term appeasement in the context of the causes of the Second World War.

Concept: Appeasement - Britain and France Chose to Follow Policy
Chapter: [7] World War II
[1]1.xii

Answer the following question.
What was the objective of Operation Overlord launched by the Allied Powers on 6th June 1944?

Concept: Reasons for the Defeat of the Axis Powers
Chapter: [7] World War II
[1]1.xiii

Answer the following question.
In the context of Mao Tse Tung’s agricultural policy, what is meant by the term Communes?

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

Answer the following question.
What is the most important reason for the downfall of Kwame Nkrumah?

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.xv

Answer the following question.
Mention one example to show that the thaw in the Cold War was partial.

Concept: “Thaw” in the Cold War (1953-59)
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[1]1.xvi

Answer the following question.
Name the first Chancellor of United Germany (1990) since the Second World War.

Concept: Division of Germany
Chapter: [9.02] The Cold War Expands
[1]1.xvii

Answer the following question. 
Mention anyone important international organization that condemned Apartheid.

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

Answer the following question.
What is the full form of :
(a) NOW
(b) ERA

Concept: Feminist Movement
Chapter: [10] Protest Movements
[1]1.xix

Answer the following question.
Name the signatories of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

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).
[1]1.xx

Answer the following question.
By which treaty (1993) did Israel and the PLO formally and mutually recognize each other?

Concept: Oslo Peace Accords (1993)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
Part II Section - A
[12]2 | Answer five questions.
[6]2.i

Answer the following question.
Outline the main features of Provincial Autonomy under the Government of India Act of 1935.

Concept: Congress and Other Ministries
Chapter: [1.02] Working of Provincial Autonomy
[6]2.ii

Answer the following question.
Critically assess the working of the Congress ministers from 1937 to 1939.

Concept: Congress and Other Ministries
Chapter: [1.02] Working of Provincial Autonomy
[12]3

Answer the following question.
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.i

Answer the following question.
Critically review the Assam agitation.

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
[6]4.ii

Answer the following question.
What was the Centre’s response to the Assam agitation?

Concept: Centre-state Relations - Demands in the North-east
Chapter: [4.02] Return of Congress to Power (1979 – 1986).
[12]5
[6]5.i

Answer the following question.
Give an account of the main features of the course of the JP Movement which led to the declaration of Emergency on 25th June 1975.

Concept: Main Features of Its Course (Jp Movement )
Chapter: [3.03] JP Movement (1974-75)
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[6]5.ii

Answer the following question.
What Were the Main Features of the Emergency Declared on 25th June 1975?

Concept: Main Features of the Suspensionof Democratic Rights
Chapter: [3.04] Emergency (1975-76)
[12]6
[6]6.i

Answer the following question.
Trace the circumstances that led to the outbreak of the Indo-China war in 1962.

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

Answer the following question.
What were the consequences of Indo-China war?

Concept: Immediate Causes and Consequences of Sino-indian War
Chapter: [5.03] Sino-Indian War
Section B
[12]7 | Answer any two questions.
[6]7.i

Answer the following question.
State the Aims of Hitler’S Foreign Policy and His Plans to Fulfil Those Aims.

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

Answer the following question.
Give an account of the Anschluss with Austria with reference to Hitler’s aggressive policy.

Concept: Course of the War: Europe, Africa and Far East.
Chapter: [7] World War II
[12]8
[6]8.i

Answer the following question.
In the context of the rapid growth of African nationalism and decolonization in Africa, discuss :
Kenya’s struggle for freedom under the leadership ofJomo Kenyatta.

Concept: Kenya - Conflict and Independence (1947 – 1969)
Chapter: [8] De-colonisation – in Asia (China) and Africa (Ghana and Keny
[6]8.ii

Answer the following question.
In the context of the rapid growth of African nationalism and decolonization in Africa, 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
[12]9
[6]9.i

With reference to the break-up of the USSR, answer the following questions :
To what extent was the failure of Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reforms responsible for the end of the Soviet Union?

Concept: Collapse of USSR
Chapter: [9.03] Breakup of the Ussr and Changes in Eastern Europe
[6]9.ii

With reference to break-up of the USSR, answer the following questions:
Briefly Discuss the Coup of August 1991.

Concept: Gorbachev’S Policies (Glasnost and Perestroika
Chapter: [9.03] Breakup of the Ussr and Changes in Eastern Europe
[12]10

Answer the following question.
Give an account of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa and its transition to black majority rule.

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

In the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East, discuss the following:

(a) The role of Anwar Sadat in the signing of the Camp David Accord (1979).

Concept: The Arab-israeli Wars from 1948 to Camp David Accord (1979)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
[6]11.ii

Answer the following question.
The circumstances that led to the Oslo Peace Accords (1993), its terms and impact.

Concept: Oslo Peace Accords (1993)
Chapter: [11] Middle East: Israeli-Palestine Conflict (1916- 1993).
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