ISC History 2013 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

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 Part-I

Sections-A of Part-II

Section-B of Part-II


Maximum Marks: 80
Time allowed: Three hours

  • Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper. They must NOT start writing during this time.
  • Answer Question 1 (Compulsory) from Part I and five questions from Part II, choosing two questions from Section A, two
  • questions from Section B and one question from either Section A or Section B.
  • The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

Part-I (20 Marks)
Answer all questions

ISC History 2013 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

Question 1. [20]
(i) Who laid the foundation of the Federation Hall in Bengal in 1905 ? What was its objective ?
(ii) Who was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress in Surat in 1907?
(iii) Give any one example of Sir Sayyid Ahmad’s efforts to spread Western sciences and culture among the Indian Muslims.
(iv) Why were the Indian Muslims critical of the British after the First World War?
(v) What was the most significant provision of the Nehru Report ?
(vi) What was the significance of the Khilafat Movement ?
(vii) Where did Gandhiji ’s first experiment with Satyagraha (1917) take place?
(viii) Why did the British authorities arrest the Congress leaders on 9th August, 1942?
(ix) What was the objective of setting up the All Indian States People’s Conference?
(x) Give any one reason for India’s decision to follow the policy of Non-Align-ment.
(xi) Which event led to hyper inflation in Germany in 1923 ?
(xii) What is the significance of the Night of the Long Knives incident ?
(xiii) Why did the property owners in Italy support the Fascists ?
(xiv) How did Hitler use the Reichstag Fire incident to strengthen his position?
(xv) Give one example of Anglo-French appeasement of Hitler.
(xvi) Why was the battle of Britain regarded as the first major turning point of the Second World War ?
(xvii) Which event during the Cold War marked the completion of the Iron Curtain in Europe in 1948 ?
(xviii) In what way was the establishment of NATO a reversal of America’s foreign policy ?
(xix) Why did the General Assembly adopt the ‘Uniting for Peace Resolution’ ?
(xx) What was the immediate reaction of the Arab States to the creation of the new State of Israel in 1948 ?
Answer 1:
(viii) To prevent the ‘Quit India Movement’ the British authorities arrested Gandhiji and all Congress leaders on 9 August, 1942.

(ix) The objective of setting up the All India States People’s Conference was to coordinate political activities in different states.

(x) One reason for India’s decision to follow the policy of Non-Alignment was the Desire for Nationalism.

(xv) By treaty of Versailles, Rhineland had been declared demilitarized zone, ignoring this clause of the treaty, Germany occupied Rhineland. At this point England and France would have taught Hitler a lesson. Instead they gave Hitler a chance to increase his power at home.

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(xvi) The Battle of Britain was a turning point in World War II as it gave Germany the superiority over Britain and would have opened the door for the German invasion.

(xvii) Czechoslovakia was the only remaining democratic country in Eastern Europe. It was hoped that it would form a bridge between the East and the West but the communist coup ended hope. The Iron Curtain was complete.

(xviii) NATO was a reversal of America’s foreign policy because of America’s historic policy of shunning, entangling European alliances and attempting to steer clear of old World conflicts.

(xix) The General Assembly adopted the ‘Uniting for Peace Resolution’ because Security Council failed to exercise its primary responsibility for the mainte-nance of international Peace and Security.

(xx) The immediate reaction of the Arab states to
the creation of the new state of Israel in 1948 was that the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 broke out when five Arab nations invaded territory in the former Palestinian mandate immediately following the announcement of the independence of the state of Israel on May 14,1948.


Part—II (60 Marks)

ISC History 2013 Class-12 Previous Year Question Papers Solved

Answer five questions in all, choosing two questions from Section A, two questions from Section B and one question from either Section A or Section B.

Section—A

Question 2.
Various factors were responsible for the rise of radical nationalism in India in the early years of the 20th century. In this context, explain the following :
(a) The contributions of Tilak in popularizing radical nationalistic ideas. [6] (b) The impact of Curzon ’s policies on the rapid growth of Radical Nationalism. [4] (c) The growth of revolutionary dispositions (1904-1907). [6]

Question 3.
(a) Discuss the events leading to the establishment of the Muslim League with reference to the following: [10]
(i) The Hindi-Urdu controversy.
(ii) The demands of the Shimla deputation.
(b) State three important objectives of the Muslim League when it was formed. What was the British government’s attitude towards the League ? [6]

Question 4.
(a) Why was the Simon Commission sent to India in 1927 ? How did the Indians react to it ? [4] (b) Give an account of the significance, events and developments of the Civil Disobedience Movement from the Dandi March in 1930 to the signing of the Gandhi-Irwin Pact in 1931. [8] (c) Highlight the main features of the Gandhi Irwin Pact that led to the suspension of the Civil Disobedience Movement. [4]

Question 5.
(a) Several changes in circumstances after the end of the war in 1945, led to a change in the attitude of the British Government towards India. Explain. [6] (b) State the main provisions of the Cabinet Mission Plan. [6] (c) How did the League react to the proposals of the Cabinet Mission Plan. [4] Answer 5:
(a) Although Germany and Japan were defeated in the Second World War, the towering imperial power of Great Britain had also weakened. The Soviet Union and the USA emerged as the two great powers in the World. There was a common anti-imperialist feeling all over the Asian colonies, including India. The Congress, though banned by the Government in 1942, had gained more popularity. Quit India was the main agenda of its campaigns. The threat of the movement was always hovering over the Government. People were in a mood to do or die. There were regular strikes protesting against unemployment, price-hike and food shortage. It looked as if the country was going to face another famine. Nehru declared “If people die of hunger, their deaths will be revenged.”

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