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Class XI History Sample Paper 2009

Class XI History Sample Paper 2009

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Sample Paper – 2009Class – XISubject – HistoryTime
– 3hrs
General Instructions:-
1. The Question Paper is divided into 5 Parts A, B, C, D and E.2. Part A will have 5 questions of 2 marks each. There will be no choice.3. Part B will be divided into 2 sections (books). Section 1 will have 6 questions outof which 5 will be attempted and section 2 will have 4 questions out of which 3 willbe attempted.4. Part C will have 2 questions of 8 marks each. They will have internal choice for each.5. Part D will have 3 paragraphs of 8 marks each. They will have internal choice for each.6. In part E internal choice will be provided in one of the two map questions.
Part A (10 Marks)
What was the Copernican revolution?2. Mention any two characteristic features of Ghenghies Khan.3. How Deng Xioping brought the socialist market economy in china?
What were the crusades?5. Complete the following table
WhenWhere Who
5-1 mya Sub- Saharan African ?1mya--40, 000 ya ? Homo Erectus, Archaic Homo Sapiens45,000 ya Australia ?40,000ya-Present ? Late Neanderthal, Modern Humans
Part B (40 Marks)Attempt any TWO questionsSection 1 (10 marks)
6. What was the script of Mesopotamia? What was its legacy and usage?7. Mention the cultural transformation of the roman world in its final centuries.8. How Roman Empire was different from Iranian empire. Mention the role of the three main players in the political history of Roman Empire.
Answer any THREE questionsSection 2 (15 marks)
9. Describe the hierarchical setup of feudalism
10. What were the causes of the decline of feudalism?11. Mention the state systems of the Aztecs, Mayas and Peru12. What were the main perspectives of Humanism?
Answer any THREE questionsSection 3 (15 marks)
13. How new developments helped European navigators in the 15th century?14. How the early decades of industrialization coincided with the spread of newpolitical ideas?15. Why Dr. Sun-Yet-Sen. is regarded as the founder of modern china?16. What led to the rise of the communist party in china? How new democracy wasestablished in 1949 in china?
Part C (16 Marks)
17. What led to the rise of Islam in Arabia? 8
Mention the learning & cultural perspective of Islam in the central Islamic lands18. What was the Meiji Restoration of Japan? 8
How Japan emerged as a global economic power after the Second World War 
Section D (24 Marks)
19. Read the passage and answer the following
The Hadza
The Hadza are a small group of hunters, living in the vicinity of Lake Eyasi, a salt, rift–valley lake…The country of the eastern hazda, dry, rocky savanna, dominated bythorn scrub and acacia trees…. Is rich in wild foods.Elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, zebra lion, leopard are all common. All of theseanimals except elephants are hunted and eaten by the hazda.Sources of water are widely distributed over the country in the wet season but are fewin the dry season. . Camps are normally sited within a KM of a watercourse.The eastern hazda assert no rights over land and its resources. Any individual maylive anywhere he likes and may hunt animals and draw water anywhere in Hazdacountry without any sort of restrictions…………….
Who were the Hadzas? 1 mark 
How did they feed themselves? 2 marks
Why Hazda did not assert their rights over land and resources? 2marks
Why did the size of location of camps keep changing from season to season?3 marks
OR The Yasa
In 1221, after the conquest of Bukhara, Genghis Khan had assembled the rich Muslimresidents at the festival ground and had admonished them. He called them sinnersand warned them to compensate for their sins by parting with their hidden wealth. Theepisode was dramatic enough to be painted and for a long time afterwards people stillremembered the incident. In the late 16th century, Abdullah Khan, a distant
descendant of jochi, Ghenghis eldest son, went to the same festival ground inBukhara. Unlike Genghis Khan; Abdullah went to perform his holidays prayer there.His chronicler, Hafiz-I-Tanish, reported this performance of Muslim piety by hismaster and included the surprising comment; this was according to the yasa of Genghis khan.1. What was the Yasa? What was the name given to this? 2+2=4 marks2. Did the meaning of Yasa alter over the four centuries separating Genghis khanfrom Abdullah khan? 2 marks3. Why did Hafiz-I-Tanish make a reference to Genghis Khan’s Yasa in connectionwith Abdullah khan’s prayer at the Muslim festival ground? 2 marks20. Read and answer the following
The Machiavelli’s Prince
Machiavelli wrote about human nature in the 15th chapter in his book, the prince‘So leaving aside imaginary things and referring only to those which truly exist, I saythat whenever men are discussed they are noted for various qualities which earn themeither praise or condemnation. Some are held to be generous and miserly benefactorsothers are called grasping some cruel, some compassionate, one man faithless another faithful, one fierce and another courageous, one courteous another proud, onelascivious another pure, one stubborn another flexible, one religious another skepticaland so forth; Machiavelli believed that all men are bad and every ready to displaytheir vicious nature partly because of the fact that human desires are insatiable.1 Who was Machiavelli? 1 mark 2 What is the idea given by Machiavelli with regard to men? 4 marks3 Mention the humanist theory given by Machiavelli. 3 marks
William Tyndale (1494-1536), an English Lutheran who translated the bible intoEnglish in 1506, defended Protestantism thus;‘In this they be all agreed, to drive you from the knowledge of the scriptures, and thatthey shall not hane the text thereof in the mother tongue, and to keep the world still inthe darkness, to the intent they might sit in the consciences of the people, through vainsuperstition and false doctrine, to satisfy their proud ambition and insatiablecovetousness’ and to exalt their own honour above king and emperor, yea, and abovegod himself…………..which things only moved me to translate the New Testament.Because I had perceived by experience, how that it was impossible to establish thelay-people in any truth, except the scriptures were plainly laid before their eyes intheir mother-tongue, that they might see the process, order and meaning of the text.1. What was the campaign launched against the church? 2 marks2. What was the protestant reformation? 2 marks3. What is the New Testament? 2 marks4. What is the idea given by William with regard to bible? 2 marks21 Read and answer the following
The Opium Trade
The demand for Chinese goods such as tea, silk porcelain created a serious balance-of-trade problem. Western goods did not find a market in china so payment had to be

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