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Madhyamik Examination (WBBSE) - 2017 History
[Eng Ver]

1. Choose the correct answer:      1x20=20
1.1  Football was introduced in India by—
  (a) English        (b) Dutch        (c) French       (d) Portuguese
1.2  Bipin Chandra Pal wrote—
  (a) Sattar Batsar        (b) Jiban Smriti       (c) A Nation in Making        (d) Anandamath
1.3  The editor of Bamabodhini Patrika was—
  (a) Umesh Chandra Dutta     (b) Sisir Kumar Ghosh     (c) Krishnachandra Mazumdar    (d) Dwarkanath Vidyabhushan
1.4  The General Committee of Public Instruction was formed in—
   (a) 1713 AD      (b) 1913 AD      (c) 1313 AD      (d) 1823 AD
1.5  'Naba Bidhan' was established by—
   (a) Dayanand Saraswati      (b) Keshab Chandra Sen      (c) Swami Vivekananda       (d) Maharshi Debendranath Tagore
1.6  Sui Munda was the leader of—
    (a) Chuar Rebellion       (b) Kol Rebellion        (c) Santhal Hool        (d) Munda Rebellion
1.7  By the Forest Law of 1878 AD, forest were divided into—
    (a) Two categories       (b) Three categories        (c) Four categories       (d) Five categories
1.8  The Great Revolt of 1857 was described as India's First War of Independence by—
    (a) Subhas Chandra Bose       (b) Jawaharlal Nehru       (c) V D Savarkar       (d) Rashbehari Bose
1.9  The first political association of India was—
    (a) Indian Association       (b) Indian National Congress      (c) Bangabhasha Prakashika Sabha       (d) Landholders' Society
1.10  'Bharat Mata' was painted by—
    (a) Abanindranath Tagore      (b) Rabindranath Tagore      (c) Nandalal Bose      (d) Gaganendranath Tagore
1.11  The process of Half-tone printing was introduced in India by—
    (a) Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury      (b) Sukumar Roy      (c) Panchanan Karmakar       (d) Charles Wilkins
1.12  Vishva Bharati was founded by—
    (a) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar       (b) Rabindranath Tagore      (c) Swami Vivekananda       (d) Debendranath Tagore
1.13  The leader of 'Eka' movement was—
    (a) Madari Pasi       (b) Dr Ambedkar        (c) Mahatma Gandhi       (d) Baba Ramchandra
1.14  All India Trade Union Congress was founded in—
    (a) 1917 AD        (b) 1920,AD        (c) 1927 AD       (d) 1929 AD
1.15  The Bardolui Satyagraha was held in—
    (a) Bombay       (b) Punjab       (c) Madras        (d) Gujarat
1.16  The Anti-Partition movement in Bengal had taken place in—
     (a) 1904 AD       (b) 1905 AD      (c) 1906 AD      (d) 1911 AD
1.17  Matangini Hazra was associated with the Quit India Movement in—
     (a) Tamluk       (b) Sutahata       (c) Barishal       (d) Purulia
1.18   Deepali Sangha was founded by—
     (a) Kalpana Dutta      (b) Leela Nag (Roy)       (c) Basanti Devi       (d) Bina Das
1.19  'Iron Man of India' refers to—
      (a) Mahatma Gandhi      (b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel      (c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah      (d) Rajendra Prasad
1.20  'A Train to Pakistan' was written by—
     (a) Jawaharlal Nehru       (b) V P Menon       d ) Khushwant Singh       (d) Salman Rushdie

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2. Answer the following questions:      1x16=16
(Attempt one question from each sub-group, in all answer 16 questions):
Sub-group—2.1 Answer in one sentence:
2.1.1  Who was the editor of 'Somprakash" ?
2.1.2  Where are government documents preserved ?
2.1.3  Which century is called the century of renaissance in Bengal ?
2.1.4  What is meant by 'Ulgulan' ?
Sub group—2.2 State whether True or False:
2.2.1  The Ramakrishna Mission was set up by Sri Ramakrishna.
2.2.2  Lord Dalhousie was the Governor-General of India during the Great Revolt.
2.2.3  Rabindranath Tagore supported the cause of the European community through the novel 'Gora'.
2.2.4 Gandhiji and Dr. Ambedkar jointly fought for the rights of the dalit

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Sub group—2.3  Match column 'A' with 'B' :
Column 'A'
Column  'B'
Aurobindo Ghosh
Indian National Army
Taraknath Palit
Bengal National School and College
Nabagopal Mitra
Bengal Technical Institute
Rashid Ali
Hindu Mela

Sub group—2.4 On the given outline map of India, locate and label the following places:
2.4.1  Regions of the Santhal Rebellion.
2.4.2  A centre of the Indigo Revolt.
2.4.3  The princely state of Hyderabad.
2.4.4  The reorganised state of Gujarat.
Fill in the blanks:
2.4.1  —— was known as 'Masterda'.
2.4.2  Wahhabi means —— .
2.4.3  'Bartaman Bharat' was written by ——.
2.4.4  Hari Singh was the king of ——
Sub-group—2.5 Match the statements below with their appropriate explanation:
2.5.1 Statement: The 'Eka' Movement was organised in Uttar Pradesh.
Explanation-1: This was an individual movement.
Explanation-2: This was a peasant movement.
Explanation-3: This was a workers' movement.
2.5.2 Statement: The Government of India framed the Meerut Conspiracy Case in 1929.
Explanation-1: To suppress the revolutionaries.
Explanation-2: To suppress the Civil Disobedience Movement.
Explanation-3: To suppress countrywide communist activities.
2.5.3 Statement: The leftists played an important role in the anti-colonial movements of 20th Century India.
Explanation-1: The leftists were the supporters of zamlndars .and industrialists.
Explanation-2: They were the supporters of British imperialism.
Explanation-3: They were the supporters of the united struggle of peasants and workers against British rule.
2.5.4  Statement: Indian women participated In the national movement for the first time during the anti-partition movement.
Explanation-1: Because they were inspired by Gandhiji.
Explanation 2: Because they were inspired by the revolutionary theories of Aurobindo Ghosh.
Explanation-3: Because they wanted to boycott foreign goods

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3. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences only (any eleven):    2x11=22
3.1  What is Social History ?
3.2  What is the importance of newspapers as a source of History ?
3.3  Analyse the role of Raja Radhakanta Deb in promoting womens education in Bengal.
3.4  Why was there a rift in the Brahmo Saniaj of India ?
3.5  Was the Farazi movement a movement of religious revival ?
3.6  Briefly describe how the planters tortured the indigo cultivators.
3,7  Why is the second half of the nineteenth century called the 'age of associations' ?
3.8  How did the novel 'Anandamath' inspire the spirit of nationalism ?
3.9  What was the role of the Indian Assoication for the Cultivation of Science in the development of Scientific Education in Bengal ?
3,10  What was the objective of founding Vishva Bharati ?
3.11  With what objectives was the All India Trade Union Congress founded ?
3.12  Why was the Workers' and Peasants' Party formed ?
3.13  Why was Rashid Ali Day observed ?
3.14  Who are known as dalits ?
3.15  What is meant by the Instrument of Accession ?
3.16  Why was the Nehru-Liaqat Pact (1950) signed ?

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4. Answer the following questions in seven or eight sentences each. (Attempt one question from each Sub-group. Answer six questions in all):     4x6=24
4.1  Write a brief note on Women's History.
4.2  Explain Swami Vivekananda's ideals of religious reform.
4.3  Why did the Santhals rebel in 1855 ?
4.4  What was the attitude of the educated Bengali society towards the Great Revolt (1857) ?
4.5  Explain the relation between printed books and the spread of education.
4.6  What was the role of Bengal Technical Institute in the development of technical education in Bengal ?
4.7  Write a note on the debate between Gandhi and Ambedkar on dalit rights.
4.8  How was India reorganised on the basis of language after independence ?
5. Answer any one question in fifteen or sixteen sentences:      8x1=8
5.1  What was the Anglicist-Orientalist Controversy in the field of education ?  Discuss the role of Calcutta University in the spread of higher education. (5+3)
5.2  Briefly discuss the nature of the Great Revolt of 1857.
5.3  Analyse the role of the women in the armed revolutionary struggle.

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