History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014   Answer in 250 words: 1) “Stalinist Russia was a despotic regime.” Critically examine this view.   2) Discuss the main factors leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union.   3) ‘The Security Council is the heart of the United nations’. Examine.

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 1) “The Anglo-Japanese Treaty (1962) marks a milestone in the development of Japan as an Asiatic power.” Examine. (250 Words) 2) ‘Thus the League sought to achieve to profoundest of all psychological revolutions to transform the war mentality of man into a peace mentality.’ Elaborate. (250 Words)

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) How far is it correct to say that every feature of the American Constitution was ultimately of English Origin? Discuss. (250 Words) 2) To what extent did Napoleon’s economic war with England become his undoing? Examine. (250 Words)  

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14

ARCHIVES 19 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) ‘The Napoleonic Empire was doomed because of its inherent and self-defeating contradictions’. Elucidate. 2) ‘The French Revolution attacked privileges and not property’. Comment. 3) ’What were the factors that worked in the drafting of the American Constitution? Do you agree with Beard’s view of the constitution …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 18 September 2014 The American War of Independence “deprived Great Britain of one empire, but it strengthened the foundations of another” . Examine. (250 Words) To some extent, the American War of Independence inspired the French Revolution. Examine (250 Words) How did Napoleon Bonaparte heal the wounds of France inflicted by the Revolution and …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 The American Revolution “was a natural and even expected event in the history of colonial people who had come of age.” Comment. (250 Words) The French Revolution (1789) sought to remove both “the religious and secular props of the existing social order.” Elucidate. (250 Words) “If monarchical misrole ignited the French …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 7

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 ‘If monarchical misrule ignited the French Revolution, lofty ideas both inspired and sustained it’[200 words;1997,2002] “The writings of the philosophers had a tremendous influence on the minds of the people and created a revolutionary awakening in their minds and formed the intellectual creed of the French Revolution”[200 words;1983,2005]  

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 09 September 2014 “No event as encompassing as the French Revolution occurs in an intellectual vacuum”. Comment [200 words,2007] ‘The French Revolution attacked privileges and not property’. Comment [200 words,2003]  

History -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 ‘Permanent Settlement disappointed many expectations and introduced there results that were not anticipated’ [2004 , 200 words] “Though the Permanent Settlement had serious defects, it gave tranquility to the countryside and stability to the government”. Comment. [2009, 200 words]  

History -2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Examine the major factors shaping the British land revenue policy in India. How it affected Indian society? [60 marks , 2007] What was the impact of early British land policy on the village communities of North India? [2003 , 60 marks]  

History – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 What role did the economics play in the early phase of the British rule in shaping of land tenure policy? [30 marks , 2010] “Absentee landlordism was a consequential feature of Bengal’s Permanent Settlement”[20 marks , 2003]

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism Question Show how the presence of a weak and helpless China next door brought about the rise of militarism and collapse of democracy in Japan. (200 words) Next Topic WORLD HISTORY – Imperialism and colonialism