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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:HISTORY (History of Europe: 1453 – 1815)' (November)-2013

Course: 301
(History of Europe: 1453 – 1815)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. (a) Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentence: 1x8=8
  1. Who invented printing machine in Europe?
  2. Who was the author of the book, Praise of Folly?
  3. When did Vasco Da Gama discover sea route to India?
  4. Who is regarded as a maker of modern Russia?
  5. Who is considered as the father of modern physics?
  6. Who was the author of the famous historical work, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
  7. Who was Joseph II?
  8. Who was the most influential diplomat of the Congress of Vienna?
(b) Write short notes on the following (any three) 4x3=12
  1. Counter Reformation.
  2. Charles V.
  3. Adam Smith.
  4. Capitalism.
  5. Holy Alliance (1815).
2. Why Renaissance first started in Italy? Answer briefly the results of Renaissance. 6+6=12
Assess the contribution of Martin Luther in the Reformation Movement. 12
3. Narrate briefly the reign of Louis XIV of France as a symbol of absolute monarchy. 12
Describe the causes and results of Glorious Revolution. 6+6=12
4. What is Mercantilism? Mention its principles. 4+8=12
Discuss the political and economic causes of the American War of Independence.

5. “Frederick the Great was an Enlightened Despot”. Justify the statement. 12
Prepare a brief note on the impact of Industrial Revolution in Europe. 12
6. Review the role of contemporary philosophers as a factor of the French Revolution.
Discuss the causes of the downfall of Napoleon. 12


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