Madhyamik 2013 History Question Paper Download (Eng Ver)


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1. On the outline map of lndia supplied, geographical positions of certain places of historical importance are indicated by dot ⊙ marks. Match them with the list given below (any ten) : 10x1=10
(a) Amritsar      (b) Meerut      (c) Gwalior      (d)  Chouri-Choura      (e) Goa     (f) Ahmedabad      (g) Calicut
(h) Aligarh      (i) Chittagao   (j) Calcutta      (k) Nagpur      (l) Hyderabad        (m) Pondicherry     (n) Agra
Answer the following in one or two words each  (any ten): 10x1=10
(a) In which year was the Treaty of Salbai signed ?
(b) In which year was Pitt’s India Act introduced ?
(c) During which Governor-General’s tenure was the Act abolishing Sati introduced ?
(d) Whom did the rebels declare as Emperor of India during the Great Rebellion of 1857 ?
(e) Who was the author of the book ‘Poverty and Un-British Rule in India’ ?
(f) Which Bengali Weekly paper proposed “Boycott” ?
(g) Write the name of the founder of the Asiatic Society.
(h) What is the name of the treaty signed between defeated Turkey and the Allies at the end of the First World War ?
(i) Write the name of one woman leader who participated in the Chittagong Armoury Raid.
(j) By what name was the German Parliament known ?
(k) Which day was observed as “Rashid All Day” ?
(1) Who presided over the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly ?
(m) Who is the constitutional head of the State Government ?
(n) Who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations ?
2.  Answer the following questions in two or three sentences (any ten) : 10x2=20
(a) Why was the Fort William College established ?
(b) What was the “Sunset Law”  ?
(c) Mention two causes of the failure of the Great Revolt of 1857.
(d) Why is Derozio remembered  ?
(e) What was the contribution of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in the growth of nationalism in the nineteenth century ?
(f) What is meant by “Imperialism” ? .
(g) Why is the Surat Split (1907) important ?
(h) What was the objective of the Rowlatt Act  ?
(i) What is “Satyagraha”  ?
(j) What was “Corridor Warfare”  ?
(k) How was the Quit India Movement (1942) different from the earlier nationalist movements ?
(l) State any two Fundamental Rights which are ensured by the Indian Constitution.
(m) What is the eligibility of a candidate for Presidential election ?
(n) What is the role of the International Court of Justice ?
3. Answer the following questions in seven or eightsentences:    5x4=20
(a) Write a note on : Faraji movement.
         Write a note on : Santhal Rebellion (1855).
(b) Discuss the role of Iswarchandra Vidyasagarin the reform movement of the nineteenth century.
      Write a note on : Prarthana Samaj.
(c) Write a brief note on the Jallianwalla Bag massacre and its impact.
     Write a brief note on the Dandi March.
(d) What were the causes of the rise of Fascism inItaly ?   
     How far was Hitler responsible for the Second World War  ?
(e)  Write a note on : Cold War.
    Write a note on : Aims and objectives of the United Nations Organisation.
4.  Answer the following questions :   5x6=30
(a) Between whom was the Treaty of Bassein (1802) signed ?  Why did the Maratha leaders resent this treaty ?  How was the Maratha power finally destroyed ?  2+2+2
     What is ‘Rule of Law’  ? Did the English rulers make it effective impartially ? What was Cornwallis Code ?    2+2+2
(b) Why did Lord Cornwallis introduce the Permanent Settlement  ?  What was the impact of the Permanent Settlement on the peasant community in Bengal ?  3+3
     What changes took place in the British commercial policy as a result of the Charter Act of 1813  ?   What were its effects on the economy of the country ?  3+3
(c) When was the Indian Association founded ?  Name one of its founders.  With what objectives was this Association established ? 1+1+4
   What changes did the Ilbert Bill propose ?  Why were the Europeans opposed to the Bill ?  What lesson did the Indians learn from the Ilbert Bill controversy ?  2+2+2
(d) Discuss the success and failure of the Non Cooperation Movement.    3+3
   What was the economic and political impact of the First World War on Europe ?  3+3
(e) What shape did the rift between the Leftists and the Rightists of the Congress take in the Tripuri Session of the Congress in 1939 ?  In what way was the national movement influenced by this rivalry ?  3+3
   In which context did Britain send the Cabinet Mission to India ?  What were the reactions of the Congress and the Muslim League to the proposals of the Cabinet Mission ?  2+2+2
5.  Answer any one question :  1x10=10
(a)  Write a brief essay on the causes of the rise of the middle class and their role in the national movement.
(b)  Write an essay on the Swadeshi Movement,
(c)  Discuss the causes of the First World War.
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6.  Answer any one question :  1x10=10
(a) Discuss the causes of the rise of Extremism in Indian politics.
(b) Discuss the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in India’s freedom movement.
(c) Discuss in brief the salient features of the Indian Constitution.

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