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Question Paper Solutions - History and Political Science 2014 - 2015 SSC (English Medium) Board Exam

SubjectHistory and Political Science
Year2014 - 2015 (March)

Marks: 40
[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)

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

Balkan Area was the part of __________________ empire.

(Germany, Austria, Turkey)

Chapter: [2.01] First world war
Concept: Concept on First World War
[1]1.1.3

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

Chapter: [4.01] Cold war
Concept: Formation of the 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
Chapter: [4.02] Scientific and Technological Progress
Concept: Scientific and Technological Progress After World War II
[4]2 | Answer each of the following questions in 25 to 30 words (Any two):
[2]2.1

Write the foreign policy of Bismarck.

Chapter: [2.04] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
Concept: Concept on Dictatorships in Europe
[2]2.2

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

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

Due to globalisation which fields are undergoing changes?

Chapter: [4.03] Globalization
Concept: Globalization After World War II
[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.

Chapter: [1.03] Africa
Concept: Imperialism - Africa
[2]3.2

All round development of Russia did not take place.

Chapter: [2.02] Russian Revolution
Concept: Concept for Russian Revolution
[2]3.3

League of Nations was unable to stop the warring countries.

Chapter: [2.03] The League of Nations
Concept: Concept for 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?

Chapter: [1.02] Asia: India, China, Japan
Concept: Concept for Asia: India, China, Japan
[3]4.2

Write short note on Warsaw Treaty.

Chapter: [4.01] Cold war
Concept: Formation of the Cold War
[3]4.3

Write about Lenin’s new economic policy.

Chapter: [2.02] Russian Revolution
Concept: Concept for Russian Revolution
[8]5 | Answer the following questions in 60 to 80 words each (Any two):
[4]5.1

How was India brought under the reign of England?

Chapter: [3.01] Asia
Concept: Emancipation of Asia
[4]5.2

Write about Kemal Pasha’s development policy in Turkey

Chapter: [2.04] Dictatorships in Europe, Second World War and world
Concept: Concept on Dictatorships in Europe
[4]5.3

Explain the conditions that were favourable for decolonisation.

Chapter: [3.01] Asia
Concept: Emancipation of 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)

Chapter: [5.01] Democracy
Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
[1]6.2

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

Chapter: [5.03] Social Diversity and Democracy
Concept: Coccept for Caste/Race and Democracy
[1]6.3

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

Chapter: [5.02] Political Parties and Types
Concept: Political Parties - Need
[3]7 | Answer the following questions in one sentence each (Any three):
[1]7.1

When is referendum adopted?

Chapter: [5.01] Democracy
Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
[1]7.2

What is the state or regional political party?

Chapter: [5.02] Political Parties and Types
Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
[1]7.3

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

Chapter: [5.03] Social Diversity and Democracy
Concept: Coccept for Caste/Race and Democracy
[1]7.4

State the meaning of tolerance

Chapter: [5.04] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[1]7.5

What is representative democracy?

Chapter: [5.01] Democracy
Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
[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.

Chapter: [5.04] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[2]8.2

Nationalist Congress Party is a regional party.

Chapter: [5.02] Political Parties and Types
Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
[2]8.3

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

Chapter: [5.03] Social Diversity and Democracy
Concept: Concept for Democracy and Diversity
[2]9 | Answer any one of the following questions in 25 to 30 words:
[2]9.1

Explain how economic inequality is a challenge before democracy.

Chapter: [5.04] Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
Concept: Concept for Challenges to Democracy Remedial Measures to the Challenges
[2]9.2

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

Chapter: [5.01] Democracy
Concept: Democracy - Meaning, Types and Characteristics
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