CBSE Class 12 History Sample Paper 2013 (8)

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Model Questions Paper-II

2012 - 2013

Subject – History

Class – XII

General Instruction:

(i) Answer all the questions Marks are indicated against each question.

(ii) Answers to questions carrying 2 marks (Part - A Questions 1 to 3) should not exceed 30 words each.

(iii) Answers to questions carrying 5 marks (Part - B Sections I, II, III) Questions 4 to 14 should not exceed 100 words each.

(iv) Answers to questions carrying 10 marks (Part - C Questions 15 to 16) should not exceed 500 words each.

(v) Part - D has question on three sources.

(vi) Attach the maps with the answer scripts (Part - E)

Part - A

Answer all the questions given below -

Q.1. Who composed famous Prayaga Prashasti? What was its language? 

Q.2. State any two problems faced by Albiruni in writing an account of India? 

Q.3. How was Mahatma Gandhi perceived by the peasants? 

Part - B

Section - I

Answer any three of the following questions -

Q.4. Describe some distinctive features of the Harappan culture? 

Q.5. Mahabharata is a good source to study the social values of ancient times. Support this statement with suitable arguments? 

Q.6. Critically examine why Sanchi survived while Amaravati did not? 

Q.7. Why do you think Mahatma Buddha advised his followers to be lamps unto your selves? 

Section - II

Answer any two of the following questions -

Q.8. What do you think about the significance of the rituals associated with the Mahanawami Dibba? 

Q.9. Describe the role played by women in agricultural production during Mugal Empire? 

Q.10. Describe briefly the relationship between the Mughals and the Ottomans? 

Section - III

Answer any three of the following questions -

Q.11. Why did the Santhals rebel against British rule? 

Q.12. What were the causes of the failure of revolt of 1857? 

Q.13. List any five ways in which the Taluqdars of Awadh were affected by the British policy? 

Q.14. Assess the impact of partition of India on Indian women? 

Part - C

Section - I

Q.15. What does the architecture of building like the Lotus Mahal and Elephant Stables tell us about the rulers who commissioned them? 

Q.16. Explain any four changes that came about in social life in the new cities under colonial rule? 

Part - D (Source Based Questions)

Read the following extracts (questions No. 19 to 21) carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Q.17 Prabhavati Gupta and the Village Danguna This is what Prabhavati Gupta states in her inscription: Prabhavati Gupta.... Commands the gramakutumbians (householders! Peasants living in the village). Brahmanas and others living in the village of Danguna. "Be it known to you that on the twelth (lunar year) of the bright (Fortnight) of Karttika, in order to increase our religious merit donated this village with the pouring out of water, to the Archarya (teacher) Chanalasvamin you should obey all (his) commands.... "We confer on (him) the following exemptions typical of an agrahara.... (this village is not to be entered by soldiers and policemen: (it is) exempt from (the obligation to provide) grass, (animal) hides as seats and chercola (to touring royal offices); exempt from (the royal prerogative to) purchasing fermenting liquors and diggings (salt) exempt from the right to) mines and khadira trees; exempt from (the obligation to supply) flowers and milk; (it is dontated) together with (the right to) hidden treasures and deposits (and) together with major and minor taxes..." This character has been written in the thirteenth (regnal) year. (It has been) engraved by Chakradasa.

a) Who has issued this inscription? 

b) Why does she want to donate the land? Who is the receive of the land? 

c) What were the exemptions conferred on a typical agrahara land? 

d) State the significance of this source. Give any three points? How Artefacts are Identified Processing of food required grinding equipment as well as vessels for mixing, blending and cooking. These were made of stone, metal and terracotta. This is an excerpt from one of the earliest reports on excavations at Mohenjodaro, the bestknown Harapan site: Saddle querns.. are found in considerable numbers.. and they seem to have been the only means in use of grinding cereals. As a rule, they were roughly made of hard, gritty, ingneous rock or sandstone and mostly show signs of hard usage. As their bases are usually convex, they must have been set in the earth or mud to prevent their rocking. Two main types have been found: those on which another smaller stone was pushed or rolled to and fro, and others with which a second stone was sued as a ponder, eventually making a large cavity in the nether stone. Querns of the former type were probably used solely for grain; the second type possibly only for pounding herbs and spices for making curries. In fact, stones of which later type are dubbed "curry stones" by our workmen and our cook asked for the loan of one from the museum for use in the kitchen.

a) What are the two types of querns? 

b) What materials were these querns made of? 

c) Why are they described as "curry stones"? 

d) Explain any two ways in which the archeologists classify finds and one way they determine the function?


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