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Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 11: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)



08 February 2015

Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question.

1) Examine the works  of any three important travellers who travelled to India between eleventh and seventeenth centuries. Discuss how their works have enabled us to understand social and economic life of rural and urban India that existed during that time. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII,  Themes in Indian History – II – Chapter 1


2) Discuss the major beliefs and practices that characterised Sufism and Bhakti tradition. Also comment on the position of women in these two traditions. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Themes in Indian History – II – Chapter 2



3) What are the architectural traditions that inspired the architects of Vijayanagara? How did they transform these traditions? Discuss

NCERT Class XII,Themes in Indian History – II – Chapter 3


4) The deliberate and conscious efforts were made by the 19th century social reformers and early 20th century nationalists to bring in changes in social practices that discriminated against women and ‘lower’ castes. What motivated them to bring in changes and what were these changes? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Social change and Development in India, Chapter – 2


5) Critically analyse the social consequences of the Green Revolution. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Social change and Development in India, Chapter – 4


6) “Any single explanation for the outbreak of the First World War likely to be too simple. An amalgam of factors intellectual, social, economic as well as political and diplomatic contributed to this horrifying conflict of monumental propositions.” – Explain.

First World War


7) Compare and contrast the causes and consequences of the Great Depression with that of the Great Economic Recession of 2007-2008.

The Great Depression




8) How has liberalisation affected employment patterns in India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Social change and Development in India, Chapter – 5

9) A central contention about globalisation is that all cultures will become similar, that is homogeneous. Others argue that there is an increasing tendency towards glocalisation of culture.  Do you agree? Substantiate. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XII, Themes in World History – 1, Theme 3

10) What do you understand by fascism? Examine the events that led to its rise in Europe and the consequences it had on European society. (200 Words)

Rise of Fascism