Monday, 13 March 2023

History Sample Paper Class XI

History  Sample Paper Class XI

Subject: HISTORY (027)

Class: XI (Humanities)


Max. Marks: 80

General Instructions:

        I.            Question paper comprises five Sections – A, B, C, D and E. There are 34 questions in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.

      II.            Section A – Question 1 to 21 are MCQs of 1 mark each.

    III.            Section B – Question no. 22 to 27 are Short Answer Type Questions, carrying 3 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 60-80 words.

    IV.            Section C - Question no 28 to 30 are Long Answer Type Questions, carrying 8 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 300-350 words

      V.            Section D – Question no.31 to 33 are Source based questions with three sub questions and are of 4 marks each

    VI.            Section-E - Question no. 34 is Map based, carrying 5 marks that includes the identification and location of significant test items.

  VII.            Attach the map with the answer book.

Section: A                                          21X1

1.      The King who released Babylonia from Assyrian domination in 625 BCE was                                  1

A.      Alexander

B.      Nabonidus

C.      Nabopolassar

D.     Sargon

2.      Which of the following statement is/are not correct regarding Mesopotamian family:               1

A.      In Mesopotamian society the joint family was the norm.

B.      A married son and his family often resided with his parents.

C.      The father was the head of the family.

D.     The father’s house, herds, fields, etc., were inherited by the sons.

3.      First to last, what is the correct order for the creation of civilizations in Mesopotamia?            1

A.      Babylonia, Sumer, Assyria

B.      Assyria, Babylonia, Sumer

C.      Ur, Babylon, Nineveh

D.     Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria

4.      Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?                                                                       1

A.      Punic and Berber ---- North Africa

B.      Celtic -------Spain and the northwest

C.      Coptic------Egypt

D.     Aramaic----Carthage

5.      Which of the following statement proves that Women in Roman society were often subject to domination by their husbands?                                                                                                               1

A.      Divorce was relatively easy

B.      Marriages were generally arranged

C.      St. Augustine admitted that his mother was regularly beaten by his father

D.     The woman remained a primary heir of her father

6.      Which Mongol Assembly proclaimed Temujin with the title Genghis Khan, the ‘Oceanic Khan’ or ‘Universal Ruler’?                                                                                                       1

A.      Yasaq

B.      Yam

C.      Quriltai

D.     Noyan

7.      Which of the following statement is not associated with Qubcur tax:                              1                                                        

        I.For the maintenance of communication system nomads contributed a tenth of their herd.

      II.It was either horses or livestock – as provisions.

    III.This was a levy that the nomads paid forcibly for the multiple benefits.

      Choose the Correct option:

A.      Both I & II

B.      Only II

C.      Both II & III

D.     Only III

8.      Identify the Correct system from the facts given in the box:                                                      1

    It was the courier system.

    It was further refined after Genghis Khan’s death

    Its speed and reliability surprised travellers.

    It enabled the Great Khans to keep a check on developments at the farthest end of their         

       regime across the continental landmass.

A.      Baj

B.      Ulus

C.      Noyan

D.     Yam

9.      Which one of the following is  correctly  matched –                                                                        1

A.      Chapter 6: Permission to speak should rarely be granted to monks.

B.      Chapter 7: No monk should own private property.

C.      Chapter 33: Humility means obedience.

D.     Chapter 47: The monastery should be laid out in such a way that all necessities be found within its bounds:

10.  The French relation with the Church was further strengthened when in 800 the Pope gave King ------------the title of ‘Holy Roman Emperor’, to ensure his support.                                                   1

A.      Charlemagne

B.      Alexius I

C.      Innocent III

D.     Napoleon Bonaparte

11.  Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as

Reason ( R)                                                                                                                                                      1

Assertion (A): Galileo once remarked that the Bible that lights the road to heaven does not say much on how the heavens work.

Reason (R) : God does not directly regulate the act of living in the material world.

A.      A and R are correct and the R is the correct explanation of A.

B.      A and the R are correct but the R is not the correct explanation of the A.

C.      Assertion is true but the Reason is false.

D.     Assertion is false but the Reason is true.

12.  Read the following information given in the box carefully:                                                          1


·         A group of pilgrims traveling to a Cathedral compete in a storytelling contest.

·         The Stories reflect the concerns sparked by the social upheavals of late medieval England.

·         which had comic portraits of a nun, a monk and a friar.


Identify the famous book from the information given in the box:

A.      Piers Plowman

B.      Canterbury Tales

C.      Hard Times

D.     The Don Quixote

13.  As Dante Alighieri is associated with writing similarly to which field Giotto is associated with?   1

A.   Geographical Exploration

B.   Political Thinker

C.   Astronomy

D.   Painting

14.  Identify the book written by Giovanni Pico dellaMirandola where he wrote on the importance of debate.                                                                                                                                                      1

A.   The Prince

B.   On the Dignity of Man

C.   The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

D.   The Praise of Folly

15.  It was made of coloured shells sewn together and were exchanged by native tribes after a treaty was agreed to. Identify picture                                                                                                     1

A.         Wampum

B.         Chinampas

C.         Quipu

D.        Machupichu

16.  In 1832, an important judgment was announced by-------------and said that the Cherokees were ‘a distinct community, occupying its own territory in which the laws of Georgia had no force’, and that they had sovereignty in certain matters.                                                                                1

A.      John Marshall ,the US Chief Justice

B.      John Marshall ,the US President

C.      John Kay, the US Chief Justice

D.     John Kay ,the US President

17.  Who said, ‘The old nations creep on at a snail’s pace’ ‘the Republic thunders on at the speed of an express’.  1

A.      W.E.H. Stanner

B.      Lewis Meriam

C.      Andrew Carnegie

D.     Karl Marx

18.  The slogan Fukoku Kyohei under the Meiji rule in Japan meant.                                                        1

A.      Rich country, strong army

B.      Strong lands, strong rivers

C.      Rich lands, strong rivers

D.     Rich country, weak neighbour

19.  The Manchu empire was overthrown and a republic established in 1911 under ----------- who is unanimously regarded as the founder of modern China.                                                              1

A.      Dr. Ho Chi Minh

B.      Dr. Sun Yatsen

C.      Confucius

D.     Lao Tse

20.  Identify the ruling dynasty from the facts given in the box:                                                       1

·      From 1603 to 1867, members of their family held the position of shogun.

·      The country was divided into over 250 domains under the rule of lords called daimyo.

·      They exercised power over the domainal lords, ordering them to stay at the capital Edo

A.      Tokugawa

B.      Manchu

C.      Zaibatsu

D.     Samurai

21.  Chiang Kai-shek, defeated by the CCP fled in 1949 to ------------with over US$300 million in gold reserves and crates of priceless art treasures and established the Republic of China.      1

A.      North Korea

B.      Japan

C.      Taiwan

D.     Mongolia

Section B

22.  Why would the early temple of Mesopotamia have been much like a house?   3

23.  What is the meaning of Yasa? Who created Yasa?  3

24.  Why were the Italian towns the first to experience the ideas of humanism? 3


Discuss the different scientific aspects reflected in the works of sixteenth century Italian artists. 

25.  What do you mean by ‘Renaissance’? Discuss various features of Renaissance?                        1+2   

26.  Why was the history of the Australian native peoples left out of history books?                          3

27.  The Cultural Revolution in China was followed by a process of political manoeuvring in 1978.Analyse the statement.                                                                                                                             3


Write a note on Long March.         3                                                                                     

Section C

28.  Describe the administration, the structure of society, Gender, literacy, culture, and economic expansion under the Roman Empire.       8                                                                                               


Discuss the possible reasons for the decline of Roman Empire.                                                          8

29.  What do you mean by Feudalism? Discuss in detail various features of feudalism.                  2+6


By the early fourteenth century, Europe’s economic expansion sloweddown. Explain the possible.                                                                                                                                           

30.  What do you mean by Meiji Restoration? How did it help in building Japan a strong nation?      8


Do you think that Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China were successful in liberating China and laying the basis for its current success?                                                                                 8

PART - D (Passage Based Question)

31.  Read the following extract carefully and answer the question that follow:                                      4

The Warka Head

This woman's head was sculpted in white marble at Uruk before 3000 BCE. The eyes and eyebrows would probably have taken lapis lazuli (blue) and shell (white) and bitumen (black) inlays, respectively. There is a groove along the top of the head, perhaps for an ornament. This is a world-famous piece of sculpture, admired for the delicate modelling of the woman's mouth, chin and cheeks. And it was modelled in a hard stone that would have been imported from a distance.

31.1    What does the Warka Head represent?                                                                                       1

31.2    When and where was Warka Head built?                                                                                    1

31.3    Discuss the materials used in the warka Head Sculpture.                                                         2

32.           Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow:                          4

Mutual Perception

It is interesting to note that another writer, Washington Irving, much younger than Wordsworth and who had actually met native people, described them quite differently.

‘The Indians I have had an opportunity of seeing in real life are quite different from those described in poetry…Taciturn they are, it is true, when in company with white men, whose goodwill they distrust and whose language they do not understand; but the white man is equally taciturn under like circumstances. When the Indians are among themselves, they are great mimics, and entertain themselves excessively at the expense of the whites… who have supposed them impressed with profound respect for their grandeur and dignity… The white men (as I have witnessed) are prone to treat the poor Indians as little better than animals.’

32.1   Who is the author of this passage? How did he describe a native?                                         2

32.2 How did William Wordsworth and French philosopher Rousseau view the natives

differently?   1

32.3    What are the different names used in English to describe native peoples of New World? 1

33.  Read the following extract carefully and answer the question that follow:                               4

The Capture of Bukhara

            Juwaini, a late- 13th century Persian chronicle of the Mongol rulers of Iran, carried an account of the capture of Bukhara in 1220. After the conquest an account of city, Juwaini reported, Genghis Khan went to the festival ground where the rich residents of the city were andaddressed them, people know that you have committed great Sins and that the great ones among you have committed this sin. If you ask me what proof I have for these words, I say it is because I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great Sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you …... now one man had escaped from Bukhara after its capture and had come to khorasan. He was questioned about the fate of the city and replied, they came they (mined the walls), they burnt, they slew, and they Plundered and they departed.

33.1 Who was Juwaini?  1

33.2 Whom did Genghis Khan addressed in the festival ground?                    1

33.3 What did Genghis Khan tell to the people of Bukhara?                          2

34. A. On given the outline map of the world  locate the following places:  3

a. Rome, the Capital of Roman Empire

b. Tasmania in 1642 Tasman lands there

c.  Alexandria , a new city in Egypt established by Alexander


       Tokyo, the capital of the shouguns

B.  On the same outline given map of the world  two places associated with the capital of  Byzantine Empire and Australia are marked as 1 and 2 . Identify them and write their name on the lines drawn near them.                                                                                                           2



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