Social: Caste and 19th Century

Topics: Caste, India, Caste system in India Pages: 6 (1338 words) Published: September 13, 2013

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90 Maximum Marks : 90

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General Instructions : (i) (ii) The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. Questions from serial number 1 to 10 are Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries 1 mark. (iii) Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each. (iv) Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 120 words each. (v) Question number 31 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

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1A. (a) (b) (c) (d) What is „El Dorado‟ in South America famous for ? (a) The place where Columbus landed. (b) The place where silver mines were located. (c) The fabled city of gold. (d) The famous slave market. /OR 1B. (a) (b) (c) (d) Which one of the following was not the duty of gomasthas ? (a) Supervising weavers (b) Collection of supplies (c) Examining the quality of cloth (d) Providing food to the weavers /OR 1C. (a) (c) (b) (d)




Who amongst the following said “19th century London was a city of clerks and shop keepers” ? (a) Henry Mayhew (b) Charles Booth (c) Gareth Stedman Jones (d) Ebenzer Howard 2A. (a) (b) 1

(c) (d) Identify the country where the earliest kind of print technology i.e. the system of hand printing was developed, (a) India (b) Korea (c) England (d) France /OR Page 3 of 9

2B. (a) (c) (b) (d)


Who is the author of the novel „Robinson Crusoe‟ ? (a) Charles Dickens (b) Thomas Hardy (c) Joseph Conrad (d) Daniel Defoe 3. (a) (c) (b) (d) ? 1

Which one of the following trees is worshipped by the Mundas and Santhals of Chhota Nagpur region ? (a) Mahuva (b) Neem (c) Banayan (d) Peepal 4. (a) (b) (c) (d) Mustard 1 (a) (b) (c) (d) Power sharing is desirable because it helps to : (a) increase pressure on government. (b) reduce possibilities of conflicts. (c) generate awareness among people. (d) increase percentage of voters. 6. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Identify the crop which comes under the Kharif crops. (a) Wheat (b) Cotton (c) Gram (d) 5. 1

In a local government, atleast one third of all positions are reserved for : (a) the women (b) the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (c) the handicapped (d) the men 7. (a) (c) (b) (d) Page 4 of 9 1

A ladder like formation in which all the caste groups are placed from the highest to the lowest caste is known as : (a) Caste formation (b) Caste hierarchy (c) Caste discrimination (d) Pyramid 8. (a) (c) 25 (b) (d) 1

If the Body Mass Index of a person is more than 25, then he/she is said to be considered : (a) over weight (b) under nourished (c) under weight (d) healthy and fit 9. (a) (b) (c) (d) Low Infant Mortality Rate in Kerala is due to : (a) very high per capita income (b) adequate provision of basic health and educational facilities (c) being a small state (d) high Life Expectancy 10. (a) (b) (c) (d) Which of the following is included in primary sector ? (a) Changing of natural products into other forms (b) Some process of manufacturing. (c) Borrowing money from the bank. (d) Sowing seeds and using manure and water to get grains. 11A. 19 Mention the three types of flows within international economic exchanges during the 19th century. /OR 11B. Who were the jobbers ? Explain their main functions. /OR 11C. State any three characteristics of the ancient cities. Page 5 of 9 1+2=3 3x1=3 3x1=3 1 1

12A. What were the limitations of hand written manuscripts in India ? Explain. /OR 12B. 19 How did Jane Austen portray the women of the 19th century in her novels ? 13. “India is rich in certain types of resources but deficient in some other resources”. Do you agree with the statement ? Support your answer with...
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