Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (HISTORY OF INDIA) (6.1 General) (May-June’ 2015)

Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2015)
(6.1 General)
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions:                                          1x10=10

a)         By which Act the East India Company’s rule in India was brought to its end?
b)         Who was the last Mughal emperor?
c)          Name the Viceroy who for the first time introduced the census system in India.
d)         Name the Viceroy who passed an Act for the protection of ancient monuments in India.
e)         Who did publish the book, Satyartha Prakash?
f)          Name the ‘samaj’ with which Maharshi Debendranath Tagore was associated.
g)         Who was the author of the novel, Ananda Math?
h)         When was the Indian National Congress founded?
i)           In which Session the Indian National Congress was splitted into two groups – moderates and extremists?
j)           Who was the representative of the Indian National Congress in the Second Round Table Conference?
2. Give short answers:                                   2x5=10
a)         Mention two changes introduced in the army after the Revolt of 1857.
b)         Mention two provisions of the Factories Act passed in 1881.
c)          Mention two notable steps taken by Raja Rammohan Roy towards political awakening among the Indians.
d)         Name two leaders of the Home Rule Movement of 1916.
e)         Name the political party and their Prime Minister who came to power in England in 1945.
3. Give short answers (any four):                              5x4=20
a)         What was the policy of the British Government towards the Indian States after the Revolt of 1857?
b)         Write a short note on the Vernacular Press Act.
c)          Write shortly about Jinnah’s demand for creation of Pakistan.
d)         What were the results of Partition of Bengal of 1905?
e)         What was Rowlatt Act?
Why did Gandhi start Khilafat Movement?
4. Answer any four questions:                                   10x4=40
a)      What was Queen Victoria’s Proclamation? Were all the promises made in the Proclamation carried out?
b)      What was the Ilbert Bill? Why did it raise huge uproar in India and England, and how did it benefit the Indians?
c)       Discuss briefly the factors responsible for the birth of Indian Nationalism.
d)      What led to the Dandi March? Discuss its results.
e)      Give a brief idea of the economic reforms introduced by Lord Curzon in India.
f)       Write short notes on (any two)
1)      Arya Samaj.
2)      The Swaraj Party.
3)      INA.
4)      Cabinet Mission.


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