March 2011
Q1. A. Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternatives from those given in the brackets.  (3 )
1.      The ________ of 1764 was passed by the British Parliament. (Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Import Duties Act)
2.      In 1853, ____________, American naval officer, first entered into Japan.  (Commodore Perry, Aung San, Franklin Roosevelt)
3.      Space Journey of ________ in 1961 proved that man can live in space. (Neil Armstrong, Uri Gagarin, Rakesh Sharma)

B. Match the correct pairs: (3)

Column 'A'                       
Column 'B'
1.      League of Nations
2.      Rousseau
3.      The first Secretary General of U.N.
a.       The inspiration behind the French revolution.
b.      Geneva
c.       Trygve Lie
d.      Paris
e.       Russia

Q2. Answer the following questions in 25 to 30 words (any two) (4)
1.       What conditions laid the foundation of a capitalist economy in Europe?
2.       Which problems did the colonists face?
3.       What is meant by a revolution?

Q3. Give reasons for the following statements in 25 to 30 words (any two) (4)
1.       The East India Company began to maintain small troops of its own in India.
2.       Japan surrendered on 14th August, 1945.
3.       India public opinion became explosive when the Rowlatt Act was passed.

Q4. Answer each of the following question in 40 to 50 words (any two) (6)
1.       How did the British economically exploit the Chinese?
2.       What are the uses of computer in human life?
3.       Which incident was known as the ‘Boston Massacre’? Why?

Q5. Answer each of the following question in 80 to 100 words (any two) 8
1.       State the effects of the First World War.
2.       Discuss the Gandhian phase of the Indian freedom movement.
3.       What were the effects of French Revolution?

Q6. Fill in the blanks with a suitable word from those given in brackets. (2)
1.       A bill becomes an Act only when approved by __________ (President, Vice – president, Speaker, Prime Minister)
2.       At the apex of the Judicial system in India is the _________ (High Court, Supreme Court, Subordinate Courts, Tribunals)

Q7. Answer the following question in 25 to 30 words each (any two)
1.       What are the qualifications prescribed for the membership of the Rajya Sabha?
2.       What are the functions of the Mayor?
3.       Explain any two functions of the Prime Minister.

Q8. Write notes in 25 to 30 words each (any two) (4)
1.        The Chief Executive Officer.
2.       Power of Judicial Review.
3.       Financial powers of the President.

Q9. Answer any one of the following questions: (2)
1.       What are the salient features of Parliamentary procedures?
2.       Write the function of the Municipal Corporation.