Tamil Nadu State Board Histroy Sample Paper for Class 12

Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education Sample Paper / Model Paper for Class 12 Histroy is given below.

HIGHER SECONDARY – SECOND YEAR
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
HISTORY

Time: 3 hrs
Max Mark 200

PART – A

Answer all questions
All Questions Carry Equal Marks

45 x 1 = 45

I. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER

1.Warren Hastings was succeeded by
i) Cornwallis
ii) Robert Clive
iii) Sir John Mac person
iv) Lord Wellesley

2. The Asiatic Soiceity of Bengal was established by
i) Cornwallis
ii) Lord Bentinck
iii) Lord Curzon
iv) Warren Hastings

3. The expansionist policy of Lord Dalhousie was called
i) Permanent Settlement
ii) Doctrine of Lapse
iii) Blue Water Policy
iv) Policy of Isolation

4. Karim Khan was
i) Pindari
ii) Nepal King
iii) A Thug
iv) Oudh Ruler

5. Marudhu brothers were hanged at
i) Sivaganga
ii) Kalayarkoil
iii) Kayattaru
iv) Tiruppathur

6. Sabarmathi Ashram was founded by
i) Sardar Patel
ii) Mahatma Gandhi
iii) Motilal Nehru
iv) Vinobha Bave

7. The Bengal Tenancy Act was passed in
i) 1885 ii) 1886 iii) 1887 iv) 1900

8. Gandhi participated in the Round Table Conference in
i) 1930 ii) 1931 iii) 1932 iv) 1933

9. The Cauvery Accord with Mysore was concluded in
i) 1924 ii) 1925 iii) 1926 iv) 1927

10. Founder of the Self-Respect Movement in Tamil Nadu
i) Rajaji ii) Thiru-Vi-Ka iii) Kamaraj iv) Periyar E.V.R.

11. The leader of the Moderates for the Surat Session of 1907 was
i) Surendranath Banerjee
ii) Gopalakrishna Gokhale
iii) Vijayaragavachari
iv) Raj Bihari Ghosh

12. The First Premier of the Justice Party was
i) Subbarayalu Reddiar
ii) Sir Theagaraya
iii) P.T. Rajan
iv) Bobbili Raja

13. The Madras Native Association was established by
i) Gazula Lakshminarasu Reddy
ii) G. Subramania Iyer
iii) M. Vijayaragachari
iv) Bharathi.

14. The leader who was called Vaikom Hero.
i) K. Kamaraj ii) Rajaji
iii) Varadarajulu Naidu iii) Periyar E.V.R.

15. The Prime Minister of India who brought the Emergency.
i) Vajpayee ii) Srimathi Indira Gandhi
iii) Rajiv Gandhi iv) Morarji Desai.

16. Elias Howe invented the
i) Sewing Machine
ii) Cotton Gin
iii) Power loom
iv) Drill

17. The ground for the establishment of the League of Nations was prepared by
i) Theodore Roosewelt
ii) George Washing ton
iii) Woodrow Wilson
iv) Truman.

18. The war between Russia and Japan ended in
i) 1904 ii) 1905 iii) 1906 iv) 1907

19. The author of “Social Contract”
i) Rousseau ii) Turgot iii) Voltaire iv) Montesquie

20. Hitler violated the Munich Agreement in
i) 1936 ii) 1937 iii) 1938 iv) 1939

II.FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH SUITABLE ANSWER

21. Nand Kumar Affairs took place during the Viceroyalty of ____________

22. The first Afghan War was fought during the Viceroyalty of ____________

23. The Governor of Madras at the time of Vellore Mutiny was____________

24. The Queen’ s Proclamation was issued in ____________

25. The Chairman of the Railway Commission appointed by Lord Curzon was ____________

26. Sri Narayanaguru founded the____________

27. Mudichoodum Perumal was the name of ____________

28. The patriotic song “Saare Jahanse Achcha” was written by ____________

29. The Tzar responsible for the Russian Revolution was____________

30. Benito Mussolini founded the____________ Party.

III. MATCHING ITEMS



IV. 36. Find out the CORRECT statement. One Statement alone is CORRECT

i) Ramachandra Pandurangan was the personal assistant to Rani Lakshmi Bai.
ii) Rani Lakshmi Bai was the ruler of Jansi.
iii) Nana Sahib took shelter at Tibet.
iv)Akbar II was the Mughal Ruler Shirajuddin.

37.Find out the CORRECT statement. One Statement alone is CORRECT
i) Lord Dufferin was a great diplomat.
ii) During Dufferin’ s Viceroyalty the Second Burmese war took place.
iii) Lord Dufferin succeeded Lord Lansdowne.
iv)During the rule of Lord Dufferin the Madras Tenancy Act was passed

38.Find out the CORRECT statement. One Statement alone is CORRECT
i) In June 1947 Mountbatten presented a plan for the division of India into three nations.
ii) Mountbatten continued to be the Governor General till 1948
iii) Rajaji became the Governor General after Mountbatten
iv)Sardar Vallabhai Patel succeeded Mountbatten after Rajaji.

39.Find out the CORRECT statement. One Statement alone is CORRECT
i) By 1914 the whole of Europe was divided into three powerful groups.
ii) England followed in the first instance a policy of neutrality.
iii) In 1902 USA joined hands with Japan.
iv)Turkey refused to join with any group.

40.Find out the CORRECT statement. One Statement alone is CORRECT
i) Most of the Russian people were engaged in industries.
ii) The capitalists were poor and participated in administration.
iii) The workers in the factories suffered a lot
iv)The machine in industries were properly covered.

ASSERTION AND REASON TYPE

41. Assertion (A) : The Third Mysore war was fought by Cornwallis
Reason (R) : Tipu Sultan attacked the ruler of Travancore an ally of the British.

Find the Answer
i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
ii) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
iii) A is true and R is false.
iv) R is true and A is false.

42. Assertion (A) : One of the master stokes of Lord Wellesley was the application of the system of Subsidiary Alliance
Reason (R) : Lord Wellesley followed a policy that would make the English Company a supreme power.

Find the Answer
i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
ii) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
iii) A is true and R is false.
iv) R is true and A is false.

43. Assertion (A) : The Pitt’ s India Act of 1784 was introduced as a corrective step.
Reason (R) : The Governor General Warren Hastings was handicapped by the provision of the Regulating Act.

Find the Answer
i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
ii) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
iii) A is true and R is false.
iv) R is true and A is false.

44. Assertion (A) : Every Year the Congress passed the Independence resolution but the British Government turned them down
Reason (R) : The British Government’ s rejection of the Congress demand brought about a feeling of disappointment.

Find the Answer
i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
ii) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
iii) A is true and R is false.
iv) R is true and A is false.

45. Assertion (A) : Introduction of electric power which replaced stream power further revolutionised industry.
Reason (R) : In course of time the use of electricity was applied for household purpose.

Find the Answer
i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
ii) Both A and R are true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
iii) A is true and R is false.
iv) R is true and A is false.

PART – B

Answer any FIFTEEN Questions only.
All questions Carry Equal Marks
Three points Answer type questions.

Write only three points for the following 15 x 3 = 45

46. Rohillas

47. Sadar Nizamat Adalat

48. Misls

49. Sir John Shore

50. Puli Thevar

51. Oomaidurai

52. Auckland’ s Afghan Policy

53. The Pujab Land Alienation Act

54. Famine Policy of Curzon

55. Sudhdha Sanmarga Movement

56. Narayana Guru

57. Nizhal Thankals

58. Neil Statue Removal Agitation.

59. Vedaranyam Sathyagragha

60. Henry the Navigator

61. Society of Jesus

62. Rousseau

63. Serajivo incident

64. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

65. U.N.Security Council

PART – C

Answer any TEN questions only (inclusive of compulsory Question)
All questions Carry Equal Marks
Answer not more than 100 words each.

(Last Question is Compulsory) (Question Number 77) 10 x 6 = 60

66. a) Describe the causes for the impeachment of Warren Hastings.
or
b) Explain the administrative reforms of Warren Hastings.

67. a) Examine how the Sind was annexed
or
b) Write the reforms of Hardinge.

68. a) Write the results of the Vellore Mutiny.
or
b) Examine the role of Marudhu brothers in the freedom Movement.

69. a) Assess the contribution of Brahmo Samaj to social reform
or
b) Write about the Aligar Movement

70. a) Describe the Individual Satyagraha of 1940
or
b) What do you know about the Swadeshi Steam Navigation company.

71. a) Write about the Indian Councils Act of 1861.
or
b) Explain the Indian Councils Act of 1892

72. a) Write above the Indian Independance Act.
or
b) Explain foreign policy of India from 1964 to 1966.

73. a) Write about the domestic policy of Nehru
or
b) Write about Kashmir problem

74. a) Explain the Bhopal Tragedy of 1984
or
b) Give an account of the New Education Policy of Rajive Gandhi.

75. a) Write a few lines about Martin Luther
or
b) Write about the sale of indulgence.

76. a) Explain why the Industrial Revolution began in England
or
b) Describe the entry of USA in the World War I

77. a) Illustrate the cultural revolution of China
or
b) Explain the term Globalization.

PART – D

Answer any Five Questions
All Questions Carry Equal Marks.
Answer should not exceed more than 200 words each.

(Last Question is Compulsory Question Number 84) 5 x 10 = 50

78. a) Give an account of the Governor – Generalship of Lord Dalhousie
or
b) Explain the causes and results of the Revolt of 1857.

79. a) Examine the socio – religious reform movements of South India in the 19th Century.
or
b) Describe the role of Gandhi in the Freedom Movement.

80. a) Describe the economic policy of the Government of India from 1947 to 1964.
or
b) Examine the foreign policy of India from 1964 to 1984.

81. a) Write an essay on the Renaissance Movement in Europe.
or
b) Explain the causes and results of the French Revolution.

82. a) Examine the causes for the Second World War.
or
b) Describe the powers and functions of UNO.

83. a) Explain the rise of Japan from 1945 to 1980.
or
b) What do you understand by the term Cold War – Explain.

84. a) Point out the English possessions under Lord Wellesley
b) Mark the following places in the given map of India
1) Jodhpur 2) Baroda 3) Mumbai 4) Masulippattinam, 5) Thanjavur.
or
b) Draw a time – line of the freedom movement since 1920 to 1947 pointing 5 important events of that peroid.
or

Draw a time-line of the First World War pointing 5 important events of that war.

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