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PostSubject: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:55 pm

History-Civics and Geography
Paper I


Total Marks: 100
Time: 150 MINUTES
(ideally you should take less then 150 minutes for such easy questions)
BY JIGAR
ALL QUESTIONS ARE COMPULSORY





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Section A

Q.1

(a) Name the two Houses of the parliament. Which of these is known as House of the people? [1]
(b) Who is empowered by the Constitution to summon and dissolve the Lok Sabha? [1]
(c) How is the Speaker of Legislative Assembly of State selected? [1]
(d) Name 3 categories of ministers in the Union Council of Ministers. [1]
(e) How is the Chief Minister of a State appointed? [1]
(f) Responsibility of the Governor if there is a breakdown of Constitutional Machinery in a state? [1]
(g) Name a High Court shaped by States and Union Territories.[1]
(h) By whom and on whose advice is the Chief Justice of the High Court appointed? [1]
(i) What do you mean by 'Original Jurisdiction' of the Supreme Court? [1]
(j) What are Family Courts? [1]

Q.2

(a) Mention any 2 social reforms advocated by the British which were resented by the Indians. [2]
(b) Mention 2 factors that helped in the growth of Nationalism. [2]
(c) Name 2 fore-runners of the INC. [2]
(d) What were Lord Curzon's 2 real motive behind the partition of Bengal? [2]
(e) When and where was the first session of the Muslim League held? [2]
(f) State 2 proposals of the Mountbatten Plan. [2]
(g) What is meant by 'Policy of Containment'? [2]
(h) Mention any 2 aims of League of Nations. [2]
(i) What does Article 1 of the Declaration of the Human Rights state? [2]
(j) Name any 2 architects of the NAM. [2]

Section B


Part I
Q.3 With reference to the Rajya Sabha, write briefly on each of the following:

(a) It's Composition. [2]
(b) Election of members to the Rajya Sabha. [4]
(c) Qualifications needed to become a member of the Rajya Sabha. [4]

Q.4
With reference to the powers of the President of India, write briefly on the following:

(a) Executive Power. [4]
(b) Legislative Powers. [4]
(c) Financial Powers. [2]

Q.5 With reference to the Union Judiciary, write briefly on the following:

(a) Supreme Court as a Guardian of Fundamental Rights. [4]
(b) Supreme Court's power to grant special leave to appeal. [4]
(c) Supreme Court as a Court of Record. [2]

Part II

Q.6 Using the following points, briefly explain the causes that led to the War of 1857:

(a) Introduction of greased cartridges. [3]
(b) Doctrine of Lapse. [3]
(c) Economic exploitation of India. [4]

Q.7

(a) Identify the person in this picture. Which college had he established? [2]
(b) Why did he oppose the policies of the INC? [4]
(c) Briefly discuss the British policy of Divide and Rule. [4]

Q.8 Gandhiji was criticized by many nationalist leaders for his decision to suspend the Non-Cooperation Movement in the wake of the Chauri-Chaura incident. In this context, describe briefly:

(a) Chauri-Chaura incident that led to the suspension of the Movement. [3]
(b) Formation of the Swaraj Party. [3]
(c) Contribution of the Swaraj Party to the National Movement. [4]

Q.9 Kaiser William II once declared, "The German Empire is a world empire". In this context state:

(a) The growth of German 'Weltpolitik'. [3]
(b) The Moroccan Crises. [4]
(c) The Arms Race. [3]

Q.10 In context to the Marshall Plan, answer the following:

(a) The purpose of it's introduction. [3]
(b) Why it was an economic extension of the Truman Doctrine. [4]
(c) Soviet reaction to this plan. [3]

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:00 pm

hey guys b4 i forget i have d STRONG(est) gut feeling d 1857 nd supreme court is 4 sure in long ans questions... afro
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:01 pm

bcoz of icse pattern of paperz!~!seriously but.....conc on wat i told
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:13 pm

thank you...

doubts in the following questions...not many...tell me if they are correct...

Q-1

f) Discretionary power

Q 2

c) Indian association of calcutta-1876
Indian national conference-1883

in Q 7 c) the british policy of divide n rule...for 4 marks...we should write in context with the muslim league and congress...or ryt from the beginning of 1857? Question Idea

ANd i am geting a feeling that there will be questions on:

1) revolt
2) world wars...coz last time no questions in sect 2
3) UN agencies
4) soviet disintegration and german division

anyways...be prepared fr everything coz its the icse board!

and then, in histry, very vague questions are askd...especially in sect 2...be prepared for them... study king

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:57 am

Thank u.. jigar... very helpful for final revision Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:46 pm

thanx alot jigar!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:22 pm

jigar tnx if possible post another its very usefull cheers
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:36 pm


Part – I
Attempt all questions from this part



QUESTION – 1

1. How many persons may the President of India nominate as members of the Rajya Sabha and what qualification they possess?
2. What is meant by Secret Ballot?
3. Mention the qualification required to be an M.L.A or M.L.C
4. What is meant by collective responsibility of Council of Ministers?
5. What does the President solemnly undertake to do when he takes the oath of office?
6. What is the normal term of office of Governor of a state?
7. Mention any two functions of the Chief Minister in relation to the Governor.
8. What is meant by impeachment of a judge? Mention its procedure?
9. What is meant by a High Court being a ‘Court of Record’?
10. What is the purpose of a Family Court?



QUESTION – 2
1. Who was Nana Saheb? Why was he not acknowledged as the rightful heir to the throne?
2. Why did the British introduce Western Education in India?
3. Who were the Moderates?
4. What do you mean by the terms ‘Swadeshi’ and Boycott’?
5. What was the difference between ‘Pro-changers’ and ‘no-changers’?
6. Mention the objectives of the Atlantic charter.
7. When and why was UNESCO established?
8. What is meant by the term Cold War? Who coined the term ‘Cold War’?
9. Mention the Principles of ‘Panchseel’.
10. What are the objectives of ‘Amnesty International’?



Part – II 50 marks
Section – A
Attempt any two questions from this section




QUESTION – 3

With reference to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly briefly explain
1. The Manner of election.
2. The term of his office.
3. His Disciplinary Functions.
4. Provisions made for his position independent.

QUESTION – 4

With reference to the State Governor, briefly describe the following
1. His Financial powers.
2. His Judicial powers.
3. His Discretionary powers


QUESTION – 5

With reference to the Supreme Court of India answer.
1. Its Advisory Jurisdiction.
2. Administrative and Supervisory Functions.
3. Guardian and protector of Fundamental Rights.



Section – B
Attempt any three questions from this section



QUESTION – 6

Study the picture and answer the questions that follow
1. What violation is seen in this picture?
2. The tasks of the National Human Rights Commission in India.
3. Vital role played by the NGO5.



QUESTION – 7

With reference to the Non-Aligned Movement – Answer
1. Objectives of NAM.
2. Achievements of NAM.



QUESTION – 8

With reference to Subhash Chandra Bose – Answer
1. His differences with Mahatma Gandhi.
2. His arrest and Escape.
3. Formation of Forward Bloc and its objectives.



QUESTION – 9

Lala Lajpat Rai lived and died for the cause of Swaraj – Answer
1. What was he popularly known as?
2. As an educationalist and a social reformer.
3. His role after 1920.



QUESTION – 10

With reference to the Civil – Disobedience Movement – Answer

1. Dandi March.
2. Gandhi – Irwin Pact its conditions.
3. End of Civil Disobedience Movement.

QUESTION – 11

With reference to the Indian National Movement – explain
1. Development of means of transport and communication.
2. Racial Arrogance of British.
3. Impact of social Reforms.

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:05 pm

Thnx Teju
if anyone needs practice papers dey can visit
www.boardguess.com

i hope it helps........
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:51 pm

thank u shruti its nice
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:13 pm

here try dis paper........


Subject –HISTORY


/ CIVICS

TIME :-2 Hours M.M-80
i) Answer to this paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
ii) You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes, this time has to be spent reading the question paper.
iii) The time given at the head of the paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
iv) Attempt all questions from Part I (compulsory). A total of five questions have to be attempted from Part II. Two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from Section B.
v) The intended marks for the questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [].
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PART-I (30marks)

QUESTION 1 [1X10=10]
a. How is the Chief Justice of a High Court appointed?
b. What is a writ?
c. Who summons and prorogues the sessions of the Legislature?
d. Who appoints the Chief Minister of a State?
e. Name the Highest Court dealing with criminal cases at the district level.
f. Who is the Constitutional Head of the State?
g. Which house is called the Lower House of the Parliament?
h. What is an ordinary bill?
i. Who is the highest judicial official at the district level?
j. Who is the ex-officio chairperson of the Rajya Sabha?

QUESTION 2 [10x2=20]

a. Who founded the Brahmo Samaj and when was it established?
b. State any two objectives of the UNO.
c. What led to the formation of the Swaraj Party?
d. State any two achievements of the Moderates.
e. Mention any two objectives of the Ilbert bill.
f. Give two factors that contributed to the reunification of East and West Germany.
g. State any two functions of the WHO?
h. Name two prominent Socialist leaders of the Indian National Congress?
i. Explain any two provisions of the Cabinet Mission Plan.
j. Give any two features of Nazism.


PART II (50marks)
Section-A
[Answer any two questions]

QUESTION 3 [2+4+4=10]

Ordinarily, the Governor acts on the advice of the State Council of Ministers, but in some cases he can use his own discretion, in this context, answer the following questions:

a. What can the Governor do if no party has a majority in the State Legislative?
b. Under what circumstances can the Governor advice the President to impose President’s Rule in the State?
c. Under what conditions can the Governor dissolve the Legislative Assembly?

QUESTION 4 [2+2+3+3=10]

Under our Constitution, the Judiciary is a single integrated system of courts with the Supreme Court at the apex. With the reference to the above, explain:

a. Appointment of Adhoc Judges
b. Appointment of Judges
c. Term of office
d. Qualification of Supreme Court Judges

QUESTION 5 [2+2+3+3=10]

The Council of Ministers of a State is responsible to the Legislative Assembly. In this context, explain:

a. The Zero Hour
b. Interpolation
c. Adjournment Motion
d. No Confidence Motion

SECTION-B
[Answer any three questions]
QUESTION 6 [2+4+4=10]

The Home Rule Movement was another way of arousing public opinion and national consciousness. In this context, explain:

a. The factors responsible for the formation of Home Rule League
b. The aims of Home Rule Movement
c. The programme of Home Rule Movement
QUESTION 7 [3+3+4=10]

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the world’s largest agency and technical and investment cooperation. In this context, explain:

a. Who finances UNDP and to whom is the assistance given?
b. What assistance does the UNDP give in the field of education?
c. How does UNDP help the countries to make better use of their resources?

QUESTION 8 [3+3+4=10]

There were various causes that led to the rise of Fascism. With reference to the same, explain:

a. Threat of Communism
b. Failure of the League of Nations
c. Political instability

QUESTION 9 [5+5=10]

The Partition of Bengal is one of the major events in the country’s struggle for freedom. In this context, explain:

a. The motives of the British behind the partition
b. The effect of Swadeshi and Boycott Movement on Indian industries.

QUESTION 10 [3+3+4=10]

The last nine years of the Indian freedom struggle were marked by widespread agitations. In this context, discuss:

a. The rift between Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose
b. The Quit India Movement of 1942
c. The impact of the Quit India Movement on the National Movement
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:15 pm

ders one more....

Subject – History

1. mention 2 ways in wic d seat f a member of parliamentcan fall vacant.
2. which power is d governor excercising when he sends a bill passed by the vidhan sabha for the president's approval or advice?
3. what status is accorded to the leader of the opposition in the legislative assembly?
4. mention the circumstnces under which the president may excercise his discreation in selsecting the P.M?
5. what is the highest civil court in a district?
6. what is meant by a federal structure of government?
7. who settles the disputes arising in connection with the election of the president?
8. mention the two main functions of the vice president.
9. mention the body or the bodies that have exclusive powers to make laws on subjects of concurrent.
10 .mention one condition that has to be fullfilles before the president can transfer any judge from one high court to another.

1.why was the swaraj party formed? name two of its leaders.
2.how did the defeat of japan in 1945 seal the fate of the indian national army?
3.mention a foreign policy of hitler.what is meant by 'concentration camp'?
4.mention any two promises made by the quenn in her proclamation to india in 1858.
5.name the permanent members of the U.N secretary council. how are the remaining members elected?
6.give 2 reasons why the lahore session of 1929 is important.
7.where are the head quarters of UNESCO? name its official monthly magazine.
8.when and where was the first summit of non-aligned nations held?
9.name the people behind the success of the following publications-'rast goftar' and 'shome prakash'.
10.name the repressive act passed by the british in 1919.what did it state?

1.who appoints the chief minister of a state?how is he chosen?what happen if he submits his resignation to the governor?
2.compare the state council of ministers with the union ministry using any three points.
3.what do u mean by 'absolute majority'?what is the governor's duty when there is no 'absolute majority' in a state election?who moves the motion of confidence once a new government is formed in a state?

1.name a union territory which has a legislative assembly according to the 60th amendment act.bywhich constitutional procedure can the legislative council in a state be created or abolished?
2.what is the composition of the legislative assembly of state?what provision has the constitution made with reference to reservation and nominations of members to the legislative assembly?mention a way in which a MLA can be disqualified.
3.mention any four functions of the speaker of the legislative assemblies.

1.which party won the constituent assembly election?who was the british viceroy and whom did he invite to form the interim government?
2.which party did not join the interim government and why?
3.what action did this party resort to against the interim government and what where itz consequenses?

1.mention curzon's opprsive policies othr than the partion of bengal.
2.what reason did curzon have for the partition of bengal?what was the reality?
3.how did indians react to this great divide of 1905?

1.identify the person in pic1.name the movement she started in india.which leader started a similiar movement in poona in the year 1916?
2.mention any three aims and objectives of the above movement.
3.identity the person in pic2.what was he popularly known as?how did he contribute for the indian cause through his work in england?

1.discuss the balkan wars of 1912 and 1913.
2.how did the sarajevo crisis become the immediate cause of the war?
3.mention the different ideologies that emerged in the different countries after the war.

1.mention any three causes of the cold war.
2.what was gorbachev's role in ending the cold war?what was the effect on USSR?
3.why was the berlin wall built in germany?what effect did the end of cold war hav on germany?
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:45 pm

u r welcome.........neways all d best 2 evry1!!!! Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:59 pm

tnx shruti Very Happy.. thank u very much
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PostSubject: Re: HISTORY CIVICS MOCK PAPERZ~ Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:43 pm

thanx anyways,i just wanted to ask whether questions of 2009 will get repeated in sec II or not,then ill not study gandhi very thoroughly
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