History Question Paper' 2020 [AHSEC Class 12 Question Papers]

AHSEC Class 12 History Question Paper 2020

History Question Paper' 2020

AHSEC Class 12 Question Papers

Full Marks: 100

Pass Marks : 30
Time : Three hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

Pass Marks: 30

Time: Three Hours.

The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions.

1. Answer the following questions:           1x12=12

(a) Name one of the grains found at Harappan sites.                         1

(b) Who was the court poet of Gupta Emperor Samudragupta?   1

(c) Name the famous Sanskrit text written by Shudraka. 1

(d) Mention any one of the five vows taken by the Jaina monks and runs.               1

(e) Name the Ahom king to whom the earliest Ahom coins discovered so far belonged.    1

(f) Who was Pelsaert?    1

(g) Name the first dynasty of Vijayanagara Empire.            1

(h) Who was Peshkash?                 1

(i) In which year did the British government abolish the custom of Sati?   1

(j) Who was the political mentor of Mahatma Gandhi?    1

(k) Name the place where the Muslim League was floated.            1

(l) Which member of the Constituent Assembly introduced the ‘Objectives Resolution’? 1

2. Answer the following questions in brief: (any twelve):                2x12=24

(a) What metals did the Harappans procure from Khetri region of Rajasthan and South India?                       2

(b) Name the present Indian state where the Sudarshana Lake is located. Who rebuilt it?                2

(c) Define Exogamy and Polyandry.           2

(d) Mention any two main teachings of Buddhism.            2

(e) Who was Gomdhar Konwar? Name one of his fellow rebels.   2

(f) What is Shari’a? Mention any one of its bases.              2

(g) Mention two new features of temple architecture developed in the Vijayanagara Empire.        2

(h) Name any two Sufi Saints of Medieval India. 2

(i) Give two examples of village artisans in India during the 16th and 17th centuries.             2

(j) What were the two kinds of the postal systems in India according to Ibn Batuta?           2

(k) Mention two causes why the zamindars initially failed to pay the land revenue regularly to East India Company as per the Permanent Settlement. 2

(l) Give two reasons why the Salt March was considered to be notable.    2

(m) Mention two members of Cabinet Mission.   2

(n) Write two characteristics of the Indian Constitution. 2

(o) Define White Town and Black Town. 2

3. Answer the following questions: (any ten)       4x10=40

(a) Explain the pattern of domestic architecture of Mohenjo-Daro.            4

(b) Give a historical outline of Pataliputra.             4

(c) Which Smriti laid down the duties of the chandalas? What were the duties of a chandala according to the text?    4

(d) Write about the features of the Paik system.                 4

(e) Write briefly about the peasant movements in Assam in the latter half of the 19th century.      4

(f) Write a note on ‘Kitab-ul-Hind’.            4

(g) Explain the religions practices of the Lingayats.             4

(h) How did Abul Fazal give an account of Akbar’s Darbar?             4

(i) What was ‘Damin-i-Koh’? How was it developed?                        1+3=4

(j) Discuss about the causes of the Revolt of 1857.             1+3=4

(k) How did the Indians carry out the programmes of the Quit India Movement? 4

(l) Mention four mature Harappan sites along with the name of the states which fall within the map of the present Indian territories.             1+3=4

(m) What were the views of Mahatma Gandhi on the national language?                4

4. When and whose reign the Captain Welsh expedition took place in Assam? What were the historical importances of expedition?        2+4=6


When and between whom the treaty of Yandaboo was signed? Discuss the historical importance of the treaty of Yandaboo.           2+4=6

5. Who was Alberuni? Write a short note on Alberuni.     1+5=6


Who was Ibn Batuta? Briefly discuss about Ibn Batuta’s accounts on India.             1+5=6

6. (a) “Fort St. George became the nucleus of the White Town where most of the Europeans lived. Walls and bastions made this a distinct enclave. Colour and religion determined who was allowed to live within the fort. The Company did not permit any marriages with Indians. Other than the English, the Dutch and Portuguese were allowed to stay there because they were European and Christian. The administrative and judicial systems also favoured the white population. Despite being a few in numbers the European were the rulers and the development of Madras followed the needs and convenience of the minority in the town.”

(1) Who were in majority in Madras?       1

(2) What were the main bases to live at Fort St. George?                2

(3) How did the practices in Madras reflect racial discrimination in favour of the white population?    3


(b) “From the mid eighteenth century, there was a new phase of change. Commercial centres such as Surat, Masulipatanam and Dhaka, which had grown in the seventeenth century, declined when trade shifted to other places. As the British gradually acquired political control after the Battle of Plassey in 1757, and the trade of the English East India Company expanded, colonial port cities such as Madras, Calcutta and Bombay rapidly emerged as the new economic capitals. They also became centres of colonial administration and military power. New buildings and institutions developed, and urban spaces were ordered in new ways. New occupations developed and people flocked to these colonial cities. By about 1800, they were the biggest cities in India in terms of population.”

(1) Why did the commercial centres decline which grew in the seventeenth century?                       1

(2) What were the causes of the emergence of the new economic capitals?             2

(3) What were the characters of the newly emerged cities?              3

7. Answer the following questions:           6

(a) Draw a map of India and identify the locations of the following major Buddhist sites: Sarnath, Amravati and Sanchi.


(b) Draw a map of India and identify the locations of any three great Mahajanapadas.    3+3=6

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