AHSEC - Class 11 Question Paper: History' 2019

Full Marks: 100
Time: Three hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.
1. Answer the following questions (any twelve):                               1x12=12
a)         What is the meaning of the word ‘Homo sapiens’?
b)         Why is the Mesopotamian civilization famous for?
c)          Which sea was regarded as the heart of the Roman Empire?
d)         Who introduced courier system in Mongol Empire?
e)         Name two city states of Italy which were grown up in the 12th Century.
f)          Who invented the printing press?
g)         Who was Amerigo Vespucci?

h)         Name the author of Capitalism and Slavery.
i)           Who coined the term ‘Industrial Revolution’ for the first time in English?
j)           In which year railway was introduced in England?
k)         By whom the name ‘New Zealand’ was given?
l)           In which year was the Indian Reorganization Act, enacted in America?
m)       What are the primates?
n)         Name the Caliph was used Arabic script in Islamic coins.
o)         Who was the author of the book, “The Civilization of the Renaissance”?
p)         Who invented ‘spinning jenny’?
q)         In which year the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was formed?
2. Answer the following questions in brief (any twelve):                                2x12=24
a)         What is cuneiform? From which language is it derived?
b)         Mention two agrarian problems of Southern Mesopotamia.
c)          Write two main sources used for writing the history of the Roman Empire.
d)         During whose reign the ‘Hijri Era’ was introduced in Central Islamic Empire? Why was it significant?
e)         Mention the two special taxes paid by the non-Muslims in the Central Islamic Empire.
f)          Who composed the book, Al-Qanum FiAL-Tibb? How many names of drugs did it contain?
g)         What is the meaning of the word ‘monastery’? Name two famous monasteries of Europe.
h)         Who formed the ‘Society of Jesus’ and when was it formed?
i)           Name two works which immortalized Michelangelo.
j)           Write two consequences of the discovery of America by European voyagers.
k)         Who were the ‘Samurais’? What was their role in the Japanese administration?
l)           What were the four great needs as identified by the Guomindang Party of China?
m)       What was the Long March?
n)         Who are the Popes? Where do they live?
3. Answer the following questions (any ten):                      4x10=40
a)         Write a brief note on the different ways of obtaining food by the early men.
b)         Who were the three ‘players’ of the Roman administration? What role did they play?
c)          What led to the growing importance of the knights as a new section of people? What sort of privileges did they enjoy?
d)         What were the differences between free peasants and serfs?
e)         Explain the developments which reflected the humanist thoughts.
f)          Explain why the Industrial Revolution occurred in England first.
g)         Write in brief the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution to the lives of women and children in England.
h)         Why did the natives of America and Canada protest in the period between 1950 – 60? What were its results?
i)           Discuss the background that led the Australian Government to adopt the policy of keeping ‘non-white’ people out of the continent.
j)           Mention the regions of Africa from where slaves were captured and exported to Europe, South America and West Asia.
k)         Discuss how modernization transformed the daily life of the Japanese.
l)           Write a note on the architecture of the Cathedrals.
m)       Write a short note on ‘Rubai’.
4. Answer the following questions:                          6x4=24
a)         Write a note on the early life of the Mongols.
Who were the Abbasids? Why did they revolt and what were its results?
b)         What were the three orders of the French society? Write briefly on each of them.
Why did the Europeans try to explore new territories? Discuss.
c)          Draw a map of Britain and show the centres of iron and coal manufacturing.
What was the ‘Great Australian Silence’? What were its impacts in the history of Australia?
What were the advantages of canal and railway transportation?
d)         What were the major developments before the Meiji restorations that made it possible for Japan to modernize rapidly?
Explain the causes and consequences of the ‘Great Cultural Revolution’ started by the New Democratic Government of China.


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