Science (English Medium) Class 12 - CBSE Important Questions for History

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Explain the role of village panchayats in the Mughal rural society.

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Chapter: [0.08] Peasants, Zamindars and the State: Agrarian Society and the Mughal Empire
Concept: The Village Community

“The power of the Jotedars was more effective than that of the zamindars.” Justify the statement with suitable arguments.

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Chapter: [0.1] Colonialism and the Countryside: Exploring Official Archives
Concept: Bengal and the Zamindars

"Art and Literature as much as the writing of history have helped in keeping alive the memory of 1857." Explain the statement in reference to Rani Lakshmibai.

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Chapter: [0.11] Rebels and the Raj: 1857 Revolt and Its Representations
Concept: Images of the Revolt

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched? 

List-I
(Harappan Site)
List-II
(Location)
i. Manda Uttar Pradesh
ii. Rakhigarhi Sindh
iii. Nageshwar Gujarat
iv. Kalibanga Rajasthan
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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Finding Out About Craft Production

Which one of the following regions of Harappa was called as 'Ganeshwar Jodhpur Culture'? 

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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Strategies for Procuring Materials

'Mohenjodaro was a planned Urban Centre.' Support the statement with suitable arguments.

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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Mohenjodaro: a Planned Urban Centre

Match the following:

  Column-I
(Archeologists)
  Column-II
(Contribution)
(A) S.N. Roy (i) The Mythical Massacre
at Mohenjodaro
(B) G.F. Dales (ii) Ancient India
(C) R.E.M. Wheeler (ii) The Story of Indian
Archaeology
(D) John Marshall (iii) Mohenjodaro and
the Indus
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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Discovering the Harappan Civilisation

Describe any three features of ancient numismatics.

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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Finding Out About Craft Production

Describe the town planning of Harappa.

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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Mohenjodaro: a Planned Urban Centre

Describe the contributions of various archaeologists from 1875 till 1950 in discovering the Harappan civilization. 

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Chapter: [0.01] Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
Concept: Discovering the Harappan Civilisation

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the ruling dynasties of India?

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: Towns and Trade

How were the inscriptions of Maurya period deciphered? 

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: An Early Empire

Explain the limitations of epigraphy.

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: The Limitations of Inscriptional Evidence

How do Historians come to know about Maurya period? 

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: An Early Empire

Explain the administrative structure of Mauryan empire. 

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: An Early Empire
  1. On the given Political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
    1. Ujjaiyini - A Mahajanpada
    2. Kalibanga - A matured Harappan Site
      1. Panipat - A territory under the control of Mughals
        OR
      2. Thanjavur - An empire of the Medieval Period.
  2. On the same outline map, two places regarding the centre of the Indian National Movement have been marked as 'A' and 'B'. Identify them and write their correct names on the lines drawn near them. 

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: The Earliest States

Arrange the following dynasties in chronological order: 

  1. Nandas
  2. Shungas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Guptas
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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: The Earliest States

In which of the following regions Satvahanas rules during second century BCE to Second century CE?

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: New Notions of Kingship

Who among the following rulers rebuilt 'Sudarshan Lake'? 

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Chapter: [0.02] Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies
Concept: A Changing Countryside

Which of the following dynasties queen Prabhavati belonged to? 

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Chapter: [0.03] Kinship, Caste and Class: Early Societies
Concept: Beyond Birth Resources and Status
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