AHSEC - Class 11 Question Paper: History' 2018

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)         What is fossil?
b)         Who was Nabonidas?
c)          Which period in history is known as Hellenic period?
d)         Who were called papyrologist?
e)         Who was Augustus?
f)          Name the author of Natural History.
g)         Who was the author of Feudal Society?
h)         Name the two followers of Luther who popularized the Lutherism in Switzerland.
i)           How did the Aztecs reclaim their lands?
j)           Name two paintings of Leonardo da Vinci.
k)         Who invented the Flying Shuttle Loom?
l)           What was the ancient name of the present Tokyo?
2. Answer the following questions in brief:                                          2x12=24
a)         Where is Altamira and why is it famous for?
b)         What does Australopithecus mean? Mention one characteristic of Australopithecus.
c)          Mention two important sources for writing history of the Central Islamic Lands.
d)         What was ‘Dressel 20’? Why was it used?
e)         Who built the ‘Dome of Rock’? Mention an important feature of it.
f)          What were the two famous monasteries established by St. Benedict?
g)         What was Indulgence?
h)         Who established the ‘Society of Jews’? What was its followers called?
i)           Why did the Incas rebel in 1534?
j)           What was ‘Canal Mania’?
k)         What was Goldrush?
l)           Mention two important aspects of the economy of the New Democracy established in China in 1949.
3. Answer the following questions:                                                          4x10=40
a)         Who were the Hadzas? Write in short about them.
b)         Why would the early temples have been much like a home?
c)          Write a short note on the Quran.
d)         Write about the Arab’s contribution to Science and Philosophy.
e)         What Martin Luther’s role in the Reformation Movement?
f)          When and by whom was America discovered? Why did he call the people living there Indians?
g)         Write a short note on Mayan culture.
h)         Who was Sun Yat-sen? What were his three principles?
i)           Who are called natives? Mention any of the points of difference between native people of South and North America.
j)           How did the invention of Steam Engine revolutionize industry and transport?
4. Answer the following questions:                                                          6x4=24
(a) What do ancient stores tell us about the civilization of Mesopotamia?
Write a note on people’s life in the cities of Mesopotamia.
(b) What were the causes of the breakup of Caliphate and the rise of Sultanate?
Describe the career of Genghis Khan.
(c) Write about the merits and demerits of feudalism.
How did the discovery of South America lead to the development of European colonialism?
(d) Write a note on Meiji Restoration in Japan.
Discuss the causes and significance of the establishment of the New Democracy in China.


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