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HISTORY & CIVICS
H.C.G. - Paper - 1 (Two hours) Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in reading the question paper. The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. Attempt all questions from Part I (Compulsory). A total of five questions are to be attempted from Part II, two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from Section B. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. PART I (30 Marks) Attempt all questions from this Part Question 1 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) What is meant by a federal structure of government? Who is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha? Name the two Houses of a Bicameral Legislature. Who settles disputes in connection with the election of the Vice President? When can an ordinance be issued by the President? Under which situation may the President exercise his discretion in selecting the Prime Minister? (g) (h) (i) (j) By whom and on whose advice can the Legislative Assembly be dissolved? Mention the grounds on which a Judge of the Supreme Court be removed? What is the purpose of the writ of prohibition? Which jurisdiction will give the High Court the authority to hear cases regarding Admiralty and Contempt of Court? Question 2 (a) Mention any two social reforms advocated by the British which affected the religious traditions of the people. [2] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1]

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ICSE Specimen Question Paper

(b)

Name any two methods through which the Moderates carried their agitation. [2]

(c)

Name the two Weeklies through which Tilak spread the message of liberty. [2]

(d)

Who founded the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College at Aligarh? Name the Viceroy who was responsible for granting separate representation to the Muslims in 1909. [2]

(e)

Which tragic incident prompted Gandhiji to...
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