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1. Multiple choice question.
1.1 Mohan Bagan Club won the I.F.A. Shield in the year —
(a) 1890 A.D.
(b) 1905 A.D.
(c) 1911 A.D.
(d) 1917 A.D.

1.2 Dadasaheb Phalke was associated with —
(a) Films
(b) Sports
(c) Local History
(d) Environmental History

1.3 The ‘Grambarta Prakashika’ was published from-
(a) Jessore
(b) Ranaghat
(c) Kusthia
(d) Barasat

1.4 The first B.A. Examination of Calcutta University was held in ——
(a)1857 A.D.
(b) 1858 A.D.
(c) 1859 A.D.
(d) 1860 A.D.

1.5 The first Principal of Calcutta Medical College was —
(a) Dr. M. J. Bramley
(b) Dr. H. H. Goodeve
(c) Dr. N. Wallich
(d) Dr. J. Grant

1.6 Titu Mir’s real name was —
(a) ChiragAli
(b) Hyder Ali
(c ) Mir Nisar Ali
(d) TorapAli

1.7 One of the leaders of Sannyasi-Fakir rebellion was—
(a) Rani Karnabati
(b) Rani Shiromoni
(c) Debi Chaudhurani
(d) Rani Durgabati

1.8 The song “Bande Mataram” was’ composed in the year —
(a) 1870 A.D.
(b) 1872 A.D.
(c) 1875 A.D.
(d) 1876 A.D.

1.9 ‘Bartaman Bharat’ was written by —
(a) Akshay Kumar Datta
(b)Rajnarayan Bose
(c)Swami Vivekananda
(d)Ramesh Chandra Majumdar

1.10 Gaganendra Nath Tagore was a —
(a) Musician
(b) Dramatist
(c) Poet
(d) Cartoonist

1.11’Barnaparichay’ was published in —
(a) 1845 A.D.
(b) 1850A.D.
(c) 1855 A.D.
(d) 1860 A.D.

1.12 Bengal Technical Institute was founded in —
(a) 1905 A.D.
(b) 1906 A.D.
(c) 1911 A.D.
(d) 1912 A.D.

1.13 The first President of All India Kisan Sabha was —
(a) N. G Ranga
(b)Swami Sahajananda
(c) Baba Ramchandra
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

1.14 The Congress Socialist Party was formed in —
(a) Calcutta
(b) Delhi
(c) Bombay
(d) Madras

1.15 The Workers’ and Peasants’ Party was associated with —
(a) The Rowlatt Satyagraha
(b) The Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) The Bardouli Satyagraha
(d) The movement against the Simon Commission

1.16 An attempt to assassinate Stanley Jackson, the Governor of Bengal was made by-
(a) Kalpana Datta
(b) Pritilata Waddedar
(c) Suniti Choudhury
(d) Bina Das

1.17 The Secretary of the Anti-Circular Society was -—
(a) Sachindra Prasad Bose
(b)Krishna Kumar Mitra
(c) Chittaranjan Das
(d) Anandamohan Bose

1.18 The Vykom satyagraha took place in —
(a) Malabar
(b) Madras
(c) Maharashfra
(d) Godavari Valley

1.19 The princely state which joined the Indian Union through plebiscite was —
(a) Kashmir
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Junagadh
(d) Jaipur

1.20 The linguistic state of Gujarat was form in –
(a) 1953 A.D
(b)1956 A.D
(c) 1960 A.D
(d) 1965 A.D


2. Answer any sixteen questions, taking atleast one from each segment:

Segment: 2.1

Answer in one sentence
(2.1.1) wrote the novel ‘Gora’ ?
(2.1.2) Write the name of the first illustrated book published in Bengali.
(2.1.3) In which year was the Serampore Mission Press founded ?
(2.1.4) With which movement was IJsha Mehta associated ?

Segment: 2.2

2.3 Write whether the following statement is true or false
(2.2.1) The Editor of the ‘Somprakash’ was Dwaraka Nath Vldyabhusan.
(2.2.2) Kadambini Bose (Ganguli) was the first lady to be awarded the M.A. degree by Calcutta University.
(2.2.3) One of the leaders of the armed revolutionary movement in Bengal was Basanti Devi.
(2.2.4) Dipali Sangha was founded by Kalpana Datta.

Segment: 2.3

Match the column ‘A’ with ‘B’

Column AColumn B
2.3.1) Bankim Chandra1) Hindu Balika Chattopadhyay Vidyalay
2.3.2) Nabagopal Mitra2) Peasant movement
2.3.3) Birendmnath Sasmal3) Hindu Mela
2.3.4) Drinkwater Bethune4) Bangadarshan

Segment: 2.4

On the given outline map of India, locate and label the following places.
(2.4.1) Area of Santal Rebellion (1855).
(2.4.2) Area of Barasat Rebellion.
(2.4.3) A Centre of Indigo Rebellion : Jessore.
(2.4.4) Princely State of Hyderabad.

Segment: 2.5

(2.5.1) Statement : Rammohan Roy wrote a letter to Lord Amherst (1823 A.D.).
Explanation 1 : Appealing to abolish the practice of Sati.
Explanation 2 : Appealing to western education in India.
Explanation 3 : Appealing to develop Sanskritic education in India.

(2.5.2) Statement : Swami Vivekananda wrote the book ‘Bartaman Bharat’.
Explanation 1 : His aim was to write a history of modern India.
Explanation 2 : His aim was to propagate Neo-Hinduism.
Explanation 3 : His aim was to spread patriotism.

(2.5.3) Statement : The anti-partition movement in Bengal did not enunciate any programme for the peasants and working class people.
Explanation 1 : The peasants and the workers were opposed to this movement.
Explanation 2 : The British government issued prohibitory orders on the peasantworking class agitations.
Explanation 3 : Anti-Partition movement in Bengal was basically a middle class Movement.

(2.5.4) Statement : Gandhiji did not support peasant movements against the Zamindars.
Explanation 1 : Gandhiji was a representative of the Zamindar class.
Explanation 2 : Gandhiji was against violent movements.
Explanation 3 : Gandhiji believed in the synthesis of classes as against class struggle.


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

3.2 What are ‘government documents’ ?

3.3 What is the difference between newspapers and periodicals ?

3.4 Who was Madhusudan Gupta ?

3.5 Why did the Sannyasi-Fakir rebellion fail ?

3.6 What was the role of the Christian Missionaries in the Indigo rebellion ?

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

3.8 What was the role of the painting ‘Bharatmata’ in the awakening of nationalism in the nineteenth century ?

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 importance of the infroduction of linotype printing in Bengali ?

3.11 What was the role of Baba Ramchandra in the peasant movement ?

3.12 Who was Madari Pasi ?

3.13 Why is Matangini Hazra remembered ?

3.14 Who are known as Dalits ?

3.15 was the Dar Commission (1948) formed ?

3.16 Who was Patti Sriramalu ?


4. Answer any six questions in seven or eight sentences, taking at least one from each segment :

Segment: D.1

4.1 What reflections of nineteenth century Bengali society do we get from the drama ‘Nildarpan’ ?

4.2 What role did Drinkwater Bethune play in spreading women’s education in the nineteenth century ?

Segment: D.2

4.3 What were the objectives behind the foundation of Hindu Mela ?

4.4 Why is the “Bangabhasha Prakashika Sabha” regarded as the first political organisation ?

Segment: D.3

4.5 Explain the relation between printed books and the spread of education.

4.6 What was the contribution of Dr. Mahendralal Sarkar in the cultivation of science in Bengal ?

Segment: D.4

4.7 How did the Government of India tackle the question of integrating the princely states into the Indian Union ?

4.8 How did the Kashmir problem originate ?


5.1 Give a brief account of the Widow Remarriage movement led by Vidyasagar. What was the extent of success of Vidyasagar in this field ?

5.2 Give a brief description of the development ofTechnical Education in Bengal.

5.3 How did women participate in the anti-partition movement of Bengal ? What were the limitations of their movement ?

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