History Question Paper 2017

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1. Multiple choice question.
1. The game of football was introduce in India by-
(a) English
(b Dutch
(c) French
(d) Portuguese

2. Bipin Chandra pal wrote –
(a) Sattar Bathsar
(b) Jeebon Smirity
(c) A nation in making
(d)Ananda Math

3. The editor of Bamabodhini patrika was-
(a) Umesh Chandra Datta
(b) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(c) Krishna chandra Mazumdar
(D) Dwarkanath Vidyabhushan

4. The General Committee of public Instruction was formed in-
(a) 1723 AD
(b) 1913 AD
(c) 1813 AD
(d) 1823 AD

5. ‘Naba Bidhan’ was established by-
(a) Dayanand Sarswati
(b) Keshab Chandra Sen
(c) Swami Vivekanand
(d) Maharshi Debedranath Tagore

6. Sui Munda Was the leader of-
(a) Chuar Rebellion
(b) Kol Rebellion
(c) Santhal Hool
(d) Munda Rebellion

7. By the forest law of 1878 A.D., forests were divided into-
(a) two categories
(b) three categories
(c) four categories
(d) five categories

8.The Great Revolt of 1857 was described as India’s First War of Independence by-
(a) Subhas Chandtra Bose
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) V.D Savarkar
(d) Rashbehari Bose

9. The first political association of India was-
(a)Indian Association
(b) Indian National Congress
(c) Banghasha Prakashika Sabha
(d) Landholder’s Society

10. ‘Bharat mata’ was painted by-
(a) Abanindranath Tagore
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Nandalal Bose
(d) Gagendranath Tagore

11. The process of Half-tone printing was introduce in India by-
(a) Upendrakishore Roychowdhury
(b) Sukumar Roy
(c) Panchanan Karmakar
(d) Charles Wilkins

12. Vishva-Bharti was founded by-
(a) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Swami Vivekananda
(d) Debendranath Tagore

13. The Leader of Eka’ movement was-
(a) Madari Pasi
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Baba Ramchandra

14. All India Trade Union Congress was founded in-
(a) 1917 AD
(b) 1920 AD
(c) 1927 AD
(d)1929 AD

15. The Badroli Satyagraha was held in-
(a) Bombay
(b) Punjab
(c) Madras
(d) Gujarat

16. The Anti-Partition movement in Bengal had taken place in-
(a) 1904 AD
(b)1905 AD
(c) 1906 AD
(d) 1911 AD

17.Matangini Hazra was associated with the Quite India movement in-
(a) Tamluk
(b) Sutahata
(c) Barishal
(d) Purulia

18. Dipali Sangha was founded by-
(a) Kalpana Datta
(b) Lila Nag Roy
(c) Bsanti Devi
(d) Bina Das

19. ‘Iron Man of India’ refers to-
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Sardar Vallabhnhai Patel
(c)Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(c) Rajendra Prasad

20. ‘A Train to Pakistan’ was written by-
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) V.P Menon
(c) Khushwat Singh
(d) Salman Rushdie


2. Answer any sixteen questions, taking atleast one from each segment:
Segment: 2.1
Answer in one sentence
(2.1.1) Who was the editor of ‘Somprakash’?
(2.1.2) Where are government document preserved ?
(2.1.3) Which century is called the century of Renaissance in Bengal ?
(2.1.4) What is meant by ‘Ulghulan’ ?
Segment: 2.1
2.3 Write whether the following statement is true or false
(2.2.1) The Ramakrishna Mission was set up by Sri Ramakrishna.
(2.2.2) Lord Dalhousie was the Governor-General of India during the Great Revolt.
(2.2.3) Rabindranath Tagore supported the cause of the European community through the novel ‘Gora’.
(2.2.4) Gandhiji and Dr. Ambedkar jointly fought for the rights of the dalit.
Segment: 2.3

Match the column ‘A’ with ‘B’

Column AColumn B
2.3.1) Aurobindo Ghosh1) Indian National Army
2.3.2) Taraknath Palit2) Bengal National School and Collage
2.3.3) Nabagopal Mitra3) Bengal Technical Institute
2.3.4) Rashid Ali4) Hindu Mela

Segment: 2.4
On the given outline map of India, locate and label the following places.
(2.4.1) Regions of the Santhal Rebellion
(2.4.2) A centre of the Indigo Revolt
(2.4.3) The princely state of Hyderebad
(2.4.4) The reorganised state of Gujarat
Segment: 2.5
Match the statements below with their appropriate explanation:
(2.5.1) Statement : The ‘Eka movement was organised in Uttar Pradesh.
Explanation 1 : This was an individual movement.
Explanation 2 : This was a peasant movement.
Explanation 3 : This was a workers’ movement.
(2.5.2) Statement : The Government of India framed the Meerut Conspiracy Case in 1929.
Explanation 1 : to supress the revolutionaries.
Explanation 2 : to supress the civil Disobedience Movement.
Explanation 3 : to supress countrywide communist activities.
(2.5.3) Statement : The leftists played an important role in the anti-colonial movements o 20th century of India.
Explanation 1 : The leftists were the supporters of zamin-dars and industrialists.
Explanation 2 : They were the supporters of British imperialism.
Explanation 3 : They were the supporters of the united struggle of peasants and workers against British Rule.
(2.5.4) Statement : Indian women participated in the national movement for the first time during the anti-partition movement.
Explanation 1 : because they were inspired by Gandhiji.
Explanation 2 : because they were inspired by the revolutionary theories of Aurobindo Ghosh.
Explanation 3 : because they wanted to boycott foreign goods.


4. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences (any eleven):
3.1 What is Social History ?

3.2 What is the importance of newspapers as a source of History ?

3.3 Analyse the role of Raja Radhakanta Deb in promoting women’s education in Bengal.

3.4 Why was there a rift in the Brahmo Samaj of India ?

3.5 Was the Farazi movement a movement of religious revival ?

3.6 Briefly describe how the planters tortured the indigo cultivators.

3.7 Why is the second half of the nineteenth century called the ‘age of associations’ ?

3.8 How did the novel ‘Ananda Math’ inspire the spirit of nationalism ?

3.9 What was the role of the Indian Association for the cultivation of Science in the development of Scientific Education in Bengal ?

3.10 What was the objective of founding Vishwa-Bharti ?

3.11 With what objectives was the All India Trade Union Congress founded ?

3.12 Why was the workers and peasants party formed ?

3.13 Why was Rashid Ali day observed ?

3.14 Who are known as Dalits ?

3.15 What is meant by the Instrument of Accession ?

3.16 Why was the Nehru-Liaqat Pact (1950) signed ?


4. Answer any six questions in seven or eight sentences, taking at least one from each segment :
Segment: D.1
4.1 Write a brief note on Women’s History.
4.2 Explain Swami Vivekananda’s ideals of religious reform.
Segment: D.2
4.3 Why did the Santhals rebel in 1855 ?
4.4 What was the attitude of the educated Bengali society towards the Great Revolt (1857) ?
Segment: D.3
4.5 Explain the relation between printed books and the spread of education.
4.6 What was the role of Bengal Technical Institute in the development of technical education in Bengal ?
Segment: D.4
4.7 Write a note on the debate between Gandhi and Ambedkar on dalit rights.
4.8 How was India reorganised on the basis of language after independence ?


5.1 What was the Anglicist-Orientalist Controversy in the field of education ? Discuss the role of Calcutta University in the spread of higher education.
5.2 Briefly discuss the nature of the nature of the Great Revolt of 1857.
5.3 Analyse the role of women in the armed revolutionary struggle.

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