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History and Political Science 2014-2015 SSC (English Medium) 10th Standard Board Exam Question Paper Solution

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History and Political Science
Marks: 40Academic Year: 2014-2015
Date: March 2015

[6]1
[3]1.1 | Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternative from those given in the brackets:
[1]1.1.1

It is considered that __________________ is the origin of Industrial Revolution.

(France, England, Germany)

Concept: Concept for Geographical Discoveries and Colonization
Chapter: [1.01] Geographical discoveries and colonization
[1]1.1.2

Complete the following statement by choosing the appropriate alternative and write them on the answer sheet:

Balkan Area was the part of __________________ empire.

Germany’s

Austria’s

Turkey’s

Concept: Concept on First World War
Chapter: [2.02] First world war
[1]1.1.3

Stalin broke _________________ treaty and established his power on Poland.
(Yalta, Warsaw, NATO)

Concept: Formation of the Cold War
Chapter: [4.03] Cold war
[3]1.2

Match the correct pairs:

                      Group ‘A’                         Group ‘B’
(i) Woodrow Wilson (a) India’s Space Research
(ii) Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (b) Policy of self-decision
(iii) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (c) India’s Atomic Research
  (d) Father of Indian Missile Programmes
Concept: Scientific and Technological Progress After World War II
Chapter: [4.02] Scientific and Technological Progress
[4]2 | Answer each of the following questions in 25 to 30 words (Any two):
[2]2.1

Write the foreign policy of Bismarck.

Concept: Concept on Dictatorships in Europe
Chapter: [2.01] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
[2]2.2

Give the meaning of the word Imperialism and write the definition of Imperialism.

Concept: Concept for Geographical Discoveries and Colonization
Chapter: [1.01] Geographical discoveries and colonization
[2]2.3

Due to globalisation which fields are undergoing changes?

Concept: Globalization After World War II
Chapter: [4.01] Globalization
[4]3 | Give Reasons for the following statements in 25 to 30 words each (Any two):
[2]3.1

Africa was known as a Dark Continent till the 18th century.

Concept: Imperialism - Africa
Chapter: [1.02] Africa
[2]3.2

All round development of Russia did not take place.

Concept: Concept for Russian Revolution
Chapter: [2.04] Russian Revolution
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[2]3.3

League of Nations was unable to stop the warring countries.

Concept: Concept for the League of Nations
Chapter: [2.03] The League of Nations
[6]4 | Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words each (Any two):
[3]4.1

How did America destabilise Japan?

Concept: Concept for Asia: India, China, Japan
Chapter: [1.03] Asia: India, China, Japan
[3]4.2

Write short note on Warsaw Treaty.

Concept: Formation of the Cold War
Chapter: [4.03] Cold war
[3]4.3

Write about Lenin’s new economic policy.

Concept: Concept for Russian Revolution
Chapter: [2.04] Russian Revolution
[8]5 | Answer the following questions in 60 to 80 words each (Any two):
[4]5.1

Answer the following question:

How was India brought under the reign of England?

Concept: Emancipation of Asia
Chapter: [3.02] Asia
[4]5.2

Write about Kemal Pasha’s development policy in Turkey

Concept: Concept on Dictatorships in Europe
Chapter: [2.01] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
[4]5.3

Explain the conditions that were favourable for decolonisation.

Concept: Emancipation of Asia
Chapter: [3.02] Asia
[3]6 | Fill in the blanks with a suitable word from those given in the brackets:
[1]6.1

Citizens have to accept some restrictions on their personal liberty for _______________ purposes. 
(equality, political, security, justice)

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[1]6.2

The claim that we are superior to others creates _____________________.
(equality, conflict, inequality, mutual understanding)

Concept: Coccept for Caste/Race and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[1]6.3

Political parties play an important role in creating _________________________ government.
(responsible, strong, weak, independent)

Concept: Importance of Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
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[3]7 | Answer the following questions in one sentence each (Any three):
[1]7.1

When is referendum adopted?

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[1]7.2

What is the state or regional political party?

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
[1]7.3

Name two persons who undertook efforts to abolish the caste system in India.

Concept: Coccept for Caste/Race and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[1]7.4

State the meaning of tolerance

Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Chapter: [5.02] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[1]7.5

What is representative democracy?

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[4]8 | State whether the following statements are True or False with reasons (Any two):
[2]8.1

In many countries, even after the introduction of democracy women did not have the right to vote.

Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Chapter: [5.02] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[2]8.2

Nationalist Congress Party is a regional party.

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
[2]8.3

Citizens should regularly keep a watch on the functions of the government.

Concept: Concept for Democracy and Diversity
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[2]9 | Answer any one of the following questions in 25 to 30 words:
[2]9.1

Answer the following question :

Explain how economic inequality is a challenge before democracy.

Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Chapter: [5.02] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[2]9.2

Write a short note on fundamental rights and protection of freedom.

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
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