Mains Self Study 2017 Test – 5

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Mains Self Study 2017:  Test – 5

September 27, 2016

 

Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words.

 

1) The first clear expression of nationalism came with the French Revolution in 1789. What was the nature of this nationalism? Why did it find its expression in the French Revolution? Examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II, Chapter  I – 1

 

2) Following the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, European governments were driven by a spirit of conservatism. How did this new conservative outlook try to undo gains of the French Revolution? Were they successful? Examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter I – 2

 

3) After 1848, nationalism in Europe moved away from its association with democracy and revolution. Illustrate this development through examples of developments that took place in then Germany and Italy.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter I – 4

 

4) “Nationalism, aligned with imperialism, led Europe to disaster in 1914.” Discuss.

 

Source: NCERT  Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter I – 5

 

5) The knitting together of a modern Vietnamese nation that brought the different communities together was in part the result of colonisation but, as importantly, it was shaped by the struggle against colonial domination. Discuss.

 

Source: NCERT  Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – II – 1

 

6) In Vietnam, French colonisation was not based only on economic exploitation. It was also driven by the idea of a ‘civilising mission’. Examine.  

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – II – 2

 

7) How did developments in  Japan and China inspire Vietnamese nationalists to work towards modernisation in early twentieth century.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – II – 5

 

8) Explain the causes of the US involvement in the war in Vietnam. What effect did this involvement have on life within the US itself?  

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – II – 6

 

9) What was the role of women in the anti-imperial struggle in Vietnam? Compare this with the role of women in the nationalist struggle in India.  

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – II

 

10) Which events inspired the Non-Cooperation movement? Why did Gandhiji opt for Non-Cooperation instead of any other means? Examine

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – III – 1

 

11) In February 1922, Mahatma Gandhi decided to withdraw the Non-Cooperation Movement. Do you think it was a right decision? Critically comment.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – III – 3

 

12) How was  the Civil Disobedience Movement different from the Non-Cooperation Movement? Examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – III – 4

 

13)  Why did political leaders differ sharply over the question of separate electorates? Do you think communalism today has its root in separate electorates provided during the national movement? Critically examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – III

 

14) What is meant by the idea of satyagraha? Do you think this idea has lost its relevance in contemporary India? Critically comment.

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – III

 

15) Explain the causes of the Great Depression. How did it affect India?

 

Source: NCERT Class X History, India and Contemporary World – II,  Chapter – IV – 3