AHSEC - Class 11 Question Paper: History' 2017

Full Marks – 100
 Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions:                          1x12=12
a)      Who was the author of the book, On the Origin of Species?
b)      To which family does Hominids belong?
c)       What is the meaning of the word ‘Mesopotamia’?
d)      Which sea separates the continents of Europe and Africa?
e)      What was papyrus?
f)       Who was the first woman Sufi Saint?
g)      What was Yam?
h)      What is the meaning of Feud?
i)        Who was the writer of The Canterbury Tales?
j)        Wherefrom is the word Mexico derived?
k)      Name the book which inspired Columbus to embark on sea voyage.
l)        Who were the Hopis?

2. Answer the following questions in brief:                          2x12=24
a)      Mention two differences between Hominids and Hominoids.
b)      Mention two advantages of early men living in caves.
c)       Mention two unique characteristics of town planning in Mesopotamia.
d)      What was Abbasid Revolution?
e)      Name the first and second Khalifa of the Muslims.
f)       When was Nishapur occupied by Genghis Khan? Why did he order to destroy the city?
g)      Mention two features of medieval feudal society in France.
h)      Name two absolutist rulers and their country of 15th and 16th century Europe.
i)        Who was Michelangelo? Mention one of his masterpieces of art.
j)        Who were the Incas? Name the ruler who established their capital at Cuzco.
k)      Where was the subject Anthropology developed? Why was it introduced in North America?
l)        Who was Chiang Kai-shek? What did he tell about women?

3. Answer the following questions:                          4x10=40
a)      Discuss the difficulties faced by early men to get their food.
b)      What was the policy of taxation in the Roman empire?
c)       Write a short note on the role of army in the Roman empire.
d)      Describe four main teachings of Islam.
e)      Write four factors responsible for the rise of the Arab empire.
f)       What were the functions of medieval monasteries?
g)      What led to the revival of the Italian cities that fell into ruin after the fall of the Western Roman empire?
h)      How did Ptolemy’s geography encourage the Europeans to embark on sea voyages?
i)        How did Britain’s involvement in wars from 1793 to 1815 affect British industries?
j)        Who was Sun Yat-sen? What were his three principles?
4. Answer the following questions:                          6x4=24
a)      Why is the discovery of fire regarded as an important event in the life of the primitive men?
What led to the fall of Caliphate?
b)      Compare the condition of life for a French serf and Roman slave.
Discuss the merits and demerits of feudal system.
c)       Compare the civilization of the Aztecs with that of Mesopotamia.
How did the discovery of South America lead to the development of European colonialism?
d)      Write a note on the winds of changes in Australia.
Did Japan’s policy of rapid industrialization lead to the wars with neighbours and destruction of the environment? Comment.
Do you think that Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China were successful in liberating China and laying down the basis for its current success?