History And Civics 2010 Solved Paper Previous Year

History And Civics 2010 Solved Paper Previous Year Question 

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History And Civics 2010 Solved Paper Previous Year Question

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  • Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
  • You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
  • This time is to be spent in reading the Question Paper.
  • The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers.
  • Attempt all questions from Section I and any four questions from Section II.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

ICSE History And Civics 2010 (Solved)

Section -1 (40 Marks)

(Attempt All questions from this section)

Question 1:

(a) Mention any one situation when both the houses of Parliament meet for a joint session. [1]
(b) How can the Vidhan Parishad be created ? [1]
(c) Mr. Gurudev was nominated by the President to the Rajya Sabha. Mention any one criterion on which the President would have nominated him. How many such members can the President nominated to the Rajya Sabha ? [1]
(d) Mention one difference between the election of the President and the Vice President of India. [1]
(e) State one point of difference between the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers with reference to their responsibilities in the Government. [1]
(f) Who give assent to a bill that is passed by the state legislature for it to become an Act ? [1]
(g) What happens to the ruling government when a vote of no-confidence is passed against it ? [1]
(h) What is meant by Judicial Review ? [1]
(i) Why is the Supreme Court said to be the guardian of the Constitution ? [1]
(j) Mention the three types of courts that a district usually has. [1]

Answer 1:

(a)  If there is deadlock between the two houses while passing an Ordinary bill in the parliament, the President calls for joint session of both the houses.

(b) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.

(c) Mr. Gurudev must be from among, the persons having special knowledge or practical experience in literature, art, science and social service. 12 Members can the President nominated to the Rajya Sabha.



President Vice-President
(1) President is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of the Parliament and the elected members of the state legislative assemblies too. (1) Vice President is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of the Parliament only.
(2) Name to be proposed by 50 members and seconded by another 50. (2) Name to be proposed by 20 mem­bers and seconded by another 20.

(e) (i) In day to day functioning of the government the cabinet advises the president and not the council.
(ii) Cabinet meets regularly for the policies and programmes of the government while council meets rarely. (any one)

(f) Answer has not given due to out of present syllabus.

When a vote of no-confidence is passed against it such a government has lost the confidence of the house then it has to resign.

(h) Judicial Review: The Supreme Court has the power to review any judgement pronounced or order made by it. It is not bound by its own decisions and orders. It possesses the rights to review the judgement and, if found necessary, it reverses the earlier decisions. Both the Supreme Court and the High Courts are empowered to declare any law or act of any body or individual ultra vires if it violates the spirit of the constitution.

(i) Supreme Court is the protector and the final interpreter of the constitution. Any citizen whose fundamental rights are violated may move to the Supreme Court for the enforcement of his rights. That is why it is said to be the guardian of the constitution.

(j) Civil Courts, Criminal Courts and Court of revenue.

Question 2:

(a) Why did the Doctrine of Lapse become a political cause for the result of 1857 ? [2]
(b) Mention the regional association that each nationalist was associated with :
(i) Surendranath Banerji
(ii) Dadabhai Naoroji  [2]
(c) What were the two methods adopted by the radical nationalists in the freedom struggle ? [2]
(d) How did Lord Curzon justify the Partition of Bengal ? [2]
(e) How did the Hindu-Urdu controversy become an important factor in the formation of the Muslim League ? [2]
(f) Mention two contributions of INA (Indian National Army) to the Indian freedom movement. [2]
(g) How much did Germany have to pay as war reparation charges according to the Treaty of Versailles ? [2]
(h) Mention the Big Five countries that constitute the permanent members of the Security Council. [2]
(i) Mention two underlying similarities between Fascism and Nazism. [2]
(j) Mention two rival military alliances that were formed as an impact of the Cold War. Name the respective blocs they belonged to. [2]

Answer 2:

(a) According to Doctrine, if a ruler died without an heir to succeed him his adopted son neither inherit the throne nor the title, and in such cases, the state was to be annexed to the British empire in India. This caused a lot of discontent among Indians. States which became victims to this doctrine are Jhansi, Satara, Jaitpur, Sambalpur, Udaipur and Nagpur.

(b) (i) Indian Association 1876—In Bengal.
(ii) East India Association 1866—In London.

(c) Swadeshi and Boycott, national education and passive resistance.

(d) Lord Curzons Argument: The area of Bengal was too large and it was difficult for the British to administer efficiently. Hence according to Lord Curzon, Partition of Bengal was a administrative necessity.

(e) Urdu was used as a court language in the United Province (U.P.). On a demand in 1900, all petitions were allowed to be submitted in Hindi, this caused resentment among Muslims leading to formation of the league.


(f) Contributions of INA:

  1. The INA uprisings inspired the Naval revolts in Bombay in February 1946.
  2. Trial of INA officers attracted sympathy and British had to set them free though they were found to be guilty.

(g) 33 billion dollars.

(h) Britain, China, France, Russia and USA.

(i) The two similarities between Fascism and Nazism are:

    1. Both Mussolini and Hitler aimed at restoring the status and dignity of their nations by making them strong powers.
    2. Both aimed at providing strong, stable and efficient Governments.
    3. Both uphold one party and one man rule, to believe in aggression, to glorify war, anti-democracy. (any two)

ICSE History And Civics 2010 (Solved)

PART II (50 Marks)

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