Question Bank : CBSE Class 12th History Question Bank (2003)
PART - A
Q. 1. Who established “East India
Association”? What was its main objective?
Q. 2. Who was Aurobindo Ghosh? What were
Q. 3. What was Chittagong Armoury Raid?
Name the notable revolutionaries. Who took part in it?
Q. 4. Elucidate the reforms undertaken by
Tipu Sultan for the General Welfare of the people and the development of the
State of Mysore.
Explain briefly the Dual System of Administration of Bengal:
Q. 5. Describe briefly the expansion of
Maratha Empire under Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath.
Describe the provisions of Wellesly’s Subsidiary Alliance with Indian States.
Q. 6. Briefly describe the reasons for
following the policy of hostility towards educated Indians by the British
Government after 1858.
Explain the attitude of the British towards social reforms in India after 1858.
Q. 7. Explain the steps taken by Sayyed
Ahmad Khan to reform the Muslim Society.
Explain the contribution of the Theosophist Movement to the strengthening of
Q. 8. Much of the strength of the Revolt Of
1887 lay in Hindu-Muslim Unity.” Justify your statement.
“In a nutshell it is difficult to accept to the conclusion that the foresaid
First National War was not the first, nor national and neither the war of
Q. 9. Describe the efforts made by Swami
Vivekanand to reform the Hindu religion and Society.
Describe the efforts made by Swami Vivekanand to reform the Hindu religion and
Q. 10. Read the following passage carefully
and answer the question which follows:
“I therefore, want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn, if it
can be had. Fraud and untruth today are stalking the world. You may take it from
me that. I am not going to strike a bargain which the Viceroy for Ministries and
the like. I am not going to the satisfied with anything short of complete
freedom. There is a Mantra, a short one, that I gave you. You may imprint it on
your hearts and. let every breath of yours give expression to it. The Mantra is
“Do or Die”. We shall either free India or die in the attempt, We shall not
live to see the perpetuation of our Slavery.”
(Gandhiji spoke which addressing Congress deligates on the night of 8th
(i) Name the Movement in whose connection this speech was delivered.
(ii) Under what circumstances was this movement organized.
(iii) Which Mantra had he referred to here? To what extent was it successful.
Why was the non-co-operation movement launched? Why did it fail?
Q. 11. Explain the reasons for the change
of the British attitude towards the National Movement after the Second World
Which parts of India were still under the foreign rule after 15th
August, 1947? How were these areas liberated to become parts of Independent
India? Explain briefly.
Q. 12. On the given outline map of India
locate and mark flue important places related to the Indian Freedom Movement.
On the outline map of India locate the following:
(a) The extent of the Maratha Empire in 1760.
(b) Any four important Places of Maratha Empire.
PART - B
(CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY)
Q. 13. Mention two measures adopted under
war communism after the end of the Civil war in 1920 in Russia.
Q. 14. Why was the Negritude Movement
started in South Africa? Explain briefly by giving any two reasons.
Q. 15. Which facilities were improved by
the coming of Automobiles?
Q. 16. Mention the Provisions of Eisenhower
Which countries participated in the Conference Yalta in 1945? Explain briefly
the important decisions taken in this conference.
Q. 17. Explain briefly the reasons for the
fall of Khruschev?
What are the main sources of renewable which can be used now-a-days? How are
Q. 18. What do you understand by
Information Technology? Give two examples.
Name the artist who emerged on the national scene during the 20th century after
the three Tagores and what was the significance of their art.
Q. 19. “The manifold changes in. the very
field human activities and in the field of social, economical and political life
is the characteristic nature of Contemporary history”. Support the statement
Q. 20. What was the policy of Appeasement?
How far was this policy responsible for the World War II. Explain.
Describe briefly the condition of Latin America in the first half of the 20th
Q. 21. State the reasons for the Korean War
after the end of World War II. What have been its consequence?
What an, the contributions of Shri Narayana Guru in the Social Reform Movements
In the 20th century? Explain his works.
Q. 22. Examine the factor responsible for
the emergence of USA as the pre-eminent military and economic power in the post
Second World War period.
Examine the factors responsible for the end of Europes world hegemony during the
post Second World War period.
Q. 23. On the given outline map of Europe
mark and name the countries, belonging to Triple Alliance and Triple Entente.
On the given outline map of Africa mark and name five Africa Nations which
gained freedom in 1960.