October 2011 History Civics Board Question Paper

Q1. A. Complete the following statements by choosing the appropriate alternatives from those given in the brackets.  (3 )
1. _____________ was exiled from France. (Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau)
2. The 18th Century ___________ was a formidable naval power in Europe. (France, Britain, Portugal)
3. In 1615 A.D. The British obtained permission to start a factory at _____________ (Mumbai, Surat, Madras)

B. Match the correct pairs: (3)

Column 'A'                                        Column 'B'

1. Tygve Lie                                        a. England (Britain)
2. Winston Churchill                           b. America
3. Dr. Homi Bhabha                            c.  Norway
                                                            d. Vietnam
                                                            e. India

Q2. Answer the following questions in 25 to 30 words (any two) (4)
1.       Why did the Stamp Act prove to be an unjust act?
2.       How did the British exploit India economically?
3.       Why did England try to appease Hitler?

Q3. Give reasons for the following statements in 25 to 30 words (any two) (4)
1.       Dutch had to grant freedom to Indonesia.
2.       The League of nations did little to rectify the injustice done to the defeated nations.
3.       The Western European countries became apprehensive of expansion of communism.

Q4. Answer each of the following question in 40 to 50 words (any two) (6)
1.       How did the British increase their trade in India?
2.       What is meant by ‘Industrial Capitalism’?
3.       How is the atomic energy used for the welfare activities?

Q5. Answer each of the following question in 80 to 100 words (any two) 8
1.       What were the effects of the French Revolution?
2.       Discuss the causes of the Russian Revolution with the help of the following points:
a.       The despotic rule in Russia.
b.      Nihilists and other intellectuals.
c.       The conditions of workers in Russia.
d.      The Bloody Sunday.
3.       State the consequences of World War I.

Q6. Fill in the blanks with a suitable word from those given in brackets. (2)
1.       The draft proposal of law is known as ________( Bill, Resolution, Ordinance, Report)
2.       The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is appointed by the ________ (Governor, Vice – president, Prime Minister, President)

Q7. Answer the following question in 25 to 30 words each (any two)
1.       What is the tenure of the Lok  Sabha?
2.       What qualifications are required for contesting the Presidential Election?
3.       What are the ‘original jurisdiction’ of the Supreme Court?

Q8. Write notes in 25 to 30 words each (any two) (4)
1.       Financial powers of Parliament.
2.       Presidential Rule
3.       The Chief Officer of the Municipal Council.

Q9. Answer any one of the following questions: (2)
1.       Discuss the functions of the Council of a Municipal Corporation.
2.       What are the sources of income of the Zilla Parishad?