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Gauhati University Question Papers: HISTORY (6.1 General) (May-June’ 2014)


Gauhati University Question Papers
HISTORY (May-June’ 2014)
(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)      Who was the Viceroy of India in 1858?
b)      Name the first Indian who succeeded in competing in the Indian Civil Service Examination.
c)       Who was the law member of Viceroy’s Council in 1883?
d)      What was the real motive of Curzon behind Partition of Bengal?
e)      Who was the leader of the New Brahma Samaj?
f)       Where was the headquarters of the Theosophical society in India?
g)      Who was the founder of Muhammadan Anglo-friendship Defence Association?
h)      How many delegates attended the First Session of India National Congress held at Bombay?
i)        In which year was the Partition of Bengal annulled?
j)        Who was the representative of the Congress in the 2nd Round Table Conference held in England?
2. Give short answers:                                   2x5=10
a)      Mention two important provisions of the Government of India Act, 1858.
b)      Name two great leaders of Prarthana Samaj.
c)       What was the Vernacular Press Act of 1878 and who repealed it?
d)      Mention two causes of the growth of militant nationalism in India.
e)      Who did organize the ‘Azad Hind Fauz’ and what was its objective?
3. Write short answers (any four):                            5x4=20
a)      How did the British Government re-organize the army in India after 1857?
b)      Write a short note on Indian Association.
c)       Discuss the role of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in the Aligarh Movement.
d)      Discuss the circumstances leading to the establishment of Muslim League in 1906.
e)      What was the August Offer of 1940?
f)       Why was India partitioned?
4. Answer any four questions:                                   10x4=40
a)      Give an account of the administrative policies of the British Government in India after the Rising of 1857.
b)      Discuss about the condition of women in India in the 19th century. What role the social organizations play for their welfare?
c)       What were the causes of the growth of national awakening in India during the later-half of the 19th century?
d)      Give an account of the movement against the Partition of Bengal in 1905.
e)      What led to the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921 and Why was it stopped by Gandhiji in 1922?
f)       What led Gandhiji to start the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930? Write a short note on his march to Dandi.
g)      Give an account of the Quit India Movement. What was its significance?
h)      Write an essay about the role of women in the freedom struggle of India.

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