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BDP/BCA/BTS

Term-End Examination
June, 2001
FHS-01: FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.

Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following


questions in about 500 words each.

1. Discuss the main changes introduced in social and cultural life during
Renaissance in Europe.
2. Discuss the socio-religious reform movements in 19th century India.
3. What do you mean by Planning? Discuss the objectives of Planning in India.
Are these objectives conflicting?
4. Assess the impact of India’s struggle for freedom on anti-colonial struggle in
Asian and African countries.

Middle Category Question (MCQ) : Answer any four of the following questions
in about 250 words each.

5. Discuss the social developments leading to the emergence of class society.


6. Discuss the main features of feudal system in Europe.
7. Analyse various land settlements introduced by the British in India.
8. What do you understand by regionalism? Do you think it is an impediment to
national unity in India ?
9. What are the Directive Principles of State Policy? Analyse their significance.
10. How has the policy of reservation helped the depressed classes in India?
Give your views on its continuation.
11. Describe the status of women in India. Suggest Some measures to improve
that.
12. “Militarism” is a threat to our ecosystem. “Discuss. Short Category Questions
(SCQ)

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each : (i)
Urban Revolution in Bronze Age
(ii) Slavery in Ancient India
(iii) Mixed Economy
(iv) SWAPO

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
December, 2008
FHS : FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.

Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following questions in
about 500 words each.

1. What do you understand by Renaissance ? Discuss importent changes introduced in


philosophy and political theory during Renaissance. [20 marks]
2. Explain the nature of British agrarian policy in India. How did it affact Indian agriculture ?
[20 marks]
3. How far has planning strategy helped in removing poverty and unemployment in India ?
[20 marks]
4. Discuss the important features of the India federal system. [20 marks]

Middle category Questions (MCQ): Answer any four of the following questions in about
250 words each.

5. How did the use of iron tools affect the socio-economic life of human beings ? [12 marks]
6. Discuss the main factor responsible for the growth of river-valley civilizations. [12 marks]
7. Examine critically the concept of Satyagraha envolved by Mahatma Gandhi. [12 marks]
8. What is meant by market failure ? Briefly discuss the major weaknesses of free market
economy. [12 marks]
9. What do you understand by sesecularism ? Discuss the factors which made India a
secular state. [12 marks]
10. What is the importance of independent judiciary in a federal set-up ? [12 marks]
11. How have legal measures and government action helped Indian women ? [12 marks]
12. List the activities which have damaged the global ecosystem. What measures can save
this planet ? [12 marks]

Short Category Question (SCQ):

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each:
(i) Urban revolution in Bronze age
(ii) Backward Caste Movement
(iii) Interface between tradition and modernity
(iv) Concept of scientific temper

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
June, 2008
FHS : FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.

Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following


questions in about 500 words each.

1. Discuss the main components of feudal feudal system in Europe.What were


the factors which led to it decline? [20 marks]
2. Discuss the main social reform movements in the 19th century India.[20
marks]
3. Evaluate the institution of Panchayati Raj in India. [20 marks]
4. Discuss the main activities which have damaged the global ecosystem and
suggest some corrective measures. [20 marks]

Middle category Questions (MCQ): Answer any four of the following questions
in about 250 words each.

5. What is the impact of the Reformation on European society ? [12 marks]


6. Describe the factors responsible for the growth of River Valley Civilizations.
7. Examine the causes of the First War of Independence in 1857.Why did it fail?
8. Distinguish between economic development and economic growth. [12 marks]
9. Discuss the role of British Government in the growth of regionalism and
communalism in India. [12 marks]
10. Give arguments for and against reservation in India.[12 marks]
11. Discuss various legal measures adopted for the protection of women in India.
12. What is the nature of nuclear weapons? Discuss the consequences of
nuclear war. [12 marks]

Short Category Question (SCQ):

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each:

(i) Compare stone age and Bronze age tools


(ii) Importance of public sector in India
(iii) Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India
(iv) Wardha scheme of Education.

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
December, 2006
FHS : FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.
Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following
questions in about 500 words each.

l. Discuss the factors that influenced the Indian leadership to adopt planned
economic development after Independence. 20
2. Discuss the relationship between population and economic development.
State some consequences of rapid economic growth. 20
3. What where the main characteristics of the Indian economy during the Colonial
rule? 20
4. What were the characteristics of the Non-Cooperation, Khilafat and Civil
Disobedience Movements? 20

Middle Category Questions (MCQ) :Answer any four of the following questions
in about 250 words each:

5. What were the major social transformations associated with the Bronze Age ?
6. Was the growth of trade responsible for the decline of feudalism in Western
Europe ? 12
7. How can you relate capitalist expansion with imperialism ? 12
8. Discuss the concept of democratic decentralization in India. 12
9.What is the significance of 'scientific temper' for India today ? 12
1O. Describe the educational and economic status of women in India. 12
11. What is an ecosystem? Describe those activities of mankind which threaten
the global ecosystem.
12. What do you mean by secularism? What are the problems in the path of
secularism in India ?

Short Category Question (SCQ):

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each : 6+6
(i) Harappan Civilization
(ii) Putting-out system
(iii) Nehru's role in Indian politics
(iv) States' Reorganization

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
December, 2005
FHS-01: FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.
Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following
questions in about 500 words each.
1. Discuss the main changes introduced in social and cultural life during
Renaissance in Europe.
2. Discuss the socio-religious reform movements in 19th century India.
3. What do you mean by Planning? Discuss the objectives of Planning in India.
Are these objectives conflicting?
4. Assess the impact of India’s struggle for freedom on anti-colonial struggle in
Asian and African countries.

Middle Category Question (MCQ) : Answer any four of the following questions
in about 250 words each.

5. Discuss the social developments leading to the emergence of class society.


6. Discuss the main features of feudal system in Europe.
7. Analyse various land settlements introduced by the British in India.
8. What do you understand by regionalism? Do you think it is an impediment to
national unity in India ?
9. What are the Directive Principles of State Policy? Analyse their significance.
10. How has the policy of reservation helped the depressed classes in India?
Give your views on its continuation.
11. Describe the status of women in India. Suggest Some measures to improve
that.
12. “Militarism” is a threat to our ecosystem. “Discuss.

Short Category Questions (SCQ)

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 words each : (i)
Urban Revolution in Bronze Age
(ii) Slavery in Ancient India
(iii) Mixed Economy
(iv) SWAPO

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
June, 2003
FHS-01: FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.
Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following
questions in about 500 words each.

1. Discuss the circumstances, which led to the growth of Industrial Revolution in


England. How did it affect the agricultural sector? [20]
2. What do you mean by planning? How has planning strategy helped in
removing poverty and unemployment in India? [20]
3. Discuss the main features of the federal system in India. [20]
4. Examine the educational status of women in India. What are the forces that
work against it? [20]

Middle category Questions (MCQ): Answer any four of he following questions


in about 250 words each.

5. Compare the iron tools with stone tools. How did the introduction of iron tools
improve the socio-economic life of human beings? [12]
6. Discuss humanism and secularism as characteristic features of the
Renaissance in Europe. [12]
7. Examine the causes of the Revolt of 1857. Can it be termed as First War of
Independence? [12]
8. What is meant by Market Failure? Briefly discuss the major weaknesses of
free market economy. [12]
9. “Mixture of politics and religion is negation of secularism.” Comment. [12]
10. the main factors that have affected the functioning of the Panchayati Raj
Institutions in India. [12]
11. Discuss various legal measures adopted to protect women in India. [12]
12. What are the major dangers of a nuclear war for our environment? [12]

Short Category Question (SCQ)


13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 word each: [12]
(i) How were religious and scientific forms of knowledge separated?
(ii) Congress ministries between 1937 - 39
(iii) Process of Sanskritization
(iv) Greenhouse effect

BDP/BCA/BTS
Term-End Examination
December, 2009
FHS-01: FOUNDATION COURSE IN HUMANITIES AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note: Answer two questions from DCQ, four from MCQ and the last question
number 13 is compulsory.

Descriptive Category Questions (DCQ): Answer any two of the following


questions in about 500 words each.

1. Describe the main features of the post-industrial society.[20]


2. How the economic reforms in India helped in integrating India with the global
economy? [20]
3. What were the factors that lead to the growth of national consciousness in India
during the colonial rule? [20]
4. Did the question of environment make any progress in the post Rio de Janeiro
summit period? Discuss. [20]

Middle category Questions (MCQ): Answer any four of he following questions


in about 250 words each.

5. Discuss the Delors report on education submitted to the U.N. [12]


6. Discuss the concept of food security. Do you think it is a multi-dimensional
phenomenon? [12]
7. What do you understand by the term ‘deindustrialisation’? [12]
8. What are the basic objectives of planning in India? Describe. [12]
9. Highlight the key issues in modern ‘governance’. [12]
10. What do you understand by the term ‘digital-divide’? Explain. [12]
11. Write a brief note on the modern Indian painting. [12]
12. What are the functions of the institution of family? Examine. [12]

Short Category Question (SCQ)

13. Write short notes on any two of the following in about 100 word each: [12]

(a) Regional style in Indian music


(b) Demographic transition
(c) Denotified tribes
(d) Khilafat Movement