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History and Political Science 2016-2017 SSC (English Medium) 10th Standard Board Exam Question Paper Solution

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History and Political Science
Marks: 40Academic Year: 2016-2017
Date & Time: 22nd March 2017, 11:00 am
Duration: 2h
  • Questions 1 - 5 are based on history and Question 6 - 9 are based on Political Science.

[6]1
[3]1.i | Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternatives from given options:
[1]1.i.a

Complete the following statement by choosing the appropriate alternative:

Portuguese King __________ motivated the navigation.

William

Henry

Nicholas

Concept: Concept for Geographical Discoveries and Colonization
Chapter: [1.01] Geographical discoveries and colonization
[1]1.i.b

Complete the  following statement by choosing the appropriate alternative:

Triple Alliance Agreement was signed between Germany, Austria, and __________.

France

Japan

Italy

Concept: Concept on First World War
Chapter: [2.02] First world war
[1]1.i.c

Complete the  following statement by choosing the appropriate alternative:

Upto 18th Century _________ was regarded as a dark continent.

Asia

Africa

America

Concept: Imperialism - Africa
Chapter: [1.02] Africa
[3]1.ii

Match the correct pairs of Columns 'A' and 'B':

  Column 'A'   Column 'B'
1. Scientist Godard a. Fascist Party
2. Adolf Hilter b. March to the Royal Palace in St. Petersburg
3. Father Gapon c. Nazi Party
    d. Father of missiles Science
Concept: Concept for Second World War and World
Chapter: [2.01] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
[4]2 | Answer the following questions in 25 to 30 words each (any two):
[2]2.i

Answer the following question:
The discovery of the interior part of Africa did not take place, why?

Concept: Imperialism - Africa
Chapter: [1.02] Africa
[2]2.ii

Answer the following question:
Why did European countries increase weapons and ammunities?

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

Answer the following question:
What were the objectives of the League of Nations?

Concept: Concept for the League of Nations
Chapter: [2.03] The League of Nations
[4]3 | Give reasons for the following statements in 25 to 30 words each (any two):
[2]3.i

Give reasons for the following statement:
The Portuguese couldn’t set up their empire in India.

Concept: Concept for Geographical Discoveries and Colonization
Chapter: [1.01] Geographical discoveries and colonization
[2]3.ii

Give reasons for the following statement:
The condition of common people and workers in Russia was a miserable one.

Concept: Concept for Russian Revolution
Chapter: [2.04] Russian Revolution
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[2]3.iii

Give reasons for the following statement:
The democratic government in Europe started to collapse after the First World War.

Concept: Concept on First World War
Chapter: [2.02] First world war
[6]4 | Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words each (any two):
[3]4.i

Answer the following question.
Give detailed information about the UNO before its foundation?

Concept: Concept for United Nations Organization
Chapter: [2.05] United Nations Organization
[3]4.ii

Answer the following question.
How did Hitler acquire power in Germany?

Concept: Concept for Second World War and World
Chapter: [2.01] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
[3]4.iii

Answer the following question.
What are the disadvantages of globalization?

Concept: Globalization After World War II
Chapter: [4.01] Globalization
[8]5 | Answer the following questions in 60 to 80 words each (any two):
[4]5.i

Answer the following question.
Write about the constructive effects of Imperialism. 

Concept: Concept for Geographical Discoveries and Colonization
Chapter: [1.01] Geographical discoveries and colonization
[4]5.ii

Answer the following question.
What was the contribution of extremists and moderates in India’s freedom movement?

Concept: Concept for Asia: India, China, Japan
Chapter: [1.03] Asia: India, China, Japan
[4]5.iii

Answer the following question.
Explain the causes of the Cold War. 

Concept: Formation of the Cold War
Chapter: [4.03] Cold war
[3]6 | Fill in the blanks with a suitable alternative:
[1]6.i
Fill in the blank with a suitable word from that given alternative:

India had _________ form of Democracy.

direct

indirect

presidential

mixed

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[1]6.ii

Fill in the blank with a suitable word from that given alternative:

___________ is a country homogeneous in the case of language.

India

Switzerland

China

Sri Lanka

Concept: Concept for Language and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[1]6.iii

Fill in the blank with a suitable word from that given alternative:

Extreme ____________ endangers democracy.

inequality

vigilance

unity

tolerance

Concept: Social Diversity
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
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[3]7 | Answer the following questions in one sentence each. (any three)
[1]7.i
Answer the following question.
When is the referendum adopted?
Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[1]7.ii
Answer the following question in one sentence:
What is regional inequality?
Concept: Cocnept for Religion and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[1]7.iii
Answer the following question.
What is the main aim of the Political Party?
Concept: Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
[1]7.iv

Answer the following question.
Name any two religions existing in India.

Concept: Cocnept for Religion and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[1]7.v

Answer the following question.
State any one difference between the ruling party and the opposition party.

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
[4]8 | State whether the following statements are True or False with reasons: ( Any Two)
[2]8.i

State whether the following statement is True or False, with reasons.
Nationalist Congress Party is regional Party. 

True

False

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
Chapter: [5.05] Political Parties and Types
[2]8.ii
State whether the following statement is True or False, with reasons.
The caste system is like a hierarchy.

True

False

Concept: Coccept for Caste/Race and Democracy
Chapter: [5.01] Social Diversity and Democracy
[2]8.iii

State whether the following statement is True or False, with reasons.
There is no restriction on citizens holding arms in the US. 

True

False

Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Chapter: [5.02] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[2]9 | Answer any one of the following questions in 25 to 30 words.
[2]9.i

Answer the following question.
What are the different ways of having people’s participation in Democracy?

Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Chapter: [5.04] Democracy
[2]9.ii

Answer the following question.
Explain the dual nature of the questions before democracy.

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