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BRITISH HISTORY, PAPER – 1

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt five questions in all, including question no. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1. When and why and how did England became “Great Britain”? Explain the principal advantages to the countries directly affected by this change.

2. “A glorious success until 1761, and then failure”. Do you agree with this estimate of the career of Chatham?

3. Give the causes of the struggle between George III and the Whigs till the triumph of the king over the Whigs.

4. Give an account of the French Revolution from the Treaty of AMIENS to the Battle of Waterloo.

5. Explain, “If England reached in 1815 the zenith of political and military prestige she reached the nadir of Industrial dislocation and social discontent”,

6. Write an account of the achievement of Sir Robert Peel to his country. What are his the so-called Three betrayals of his party?

7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(a) “Chartist Movement was the barometer of people’s poverty”.
(b) In what way can the Treaty of UTRECHT be regarded as one of the great lad marks in British and European History?
(c) Give an account of WAR OF JENKINS EAR (1739)

COMPULSORY QUESTION
8. Write only the correct answers in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) William III ascended the throne of England in
(a) 1689
(b) 1691
(c) 1693
(d) None of these

(2) Queen Anne ruled England for:
(a) 10 years
(b) 12 years
(c) 14 years
(d) None of these

(3) The Parliamentary Union between England and Scotland took place in:
(a) 1703
(b) 1705
(c) 1707
(d) None of these

(4):George II personally led his force against France in 1743 at the battle of
(a) Silesia
(b) Detigen
(c) Fonteney
(d) None of these

(5) Maria Theresa was confined as the ruler of Austria by the Treaty of
(a) Treaty of London
(b) Treaty of Aix-La-Charelle
(c) Treaty of Paris
(d) None of these

(6) GREFORIAN calendar was adopted in England in:
(a) 1741
(b) 1745
(c) 1751
(d) None of these

(7) Who was Prime Minister of England from 1744 – 1754?
(a) Newcastle
(b) Carteret
(c) Pelham
(d) None of these

(8) Who followed the policy of “Let sleeping dogs lie”?
(a) Stanhope
(b) Pit
(c) Walpole
(d) None of these

(9) The BOSTON MASSACRE occurred in:
(a) 1760
(b) 1765
(c) 1770
(d) None of these

(10) The Congress of PHILADELPHIA was held in:
(a) 1754
(b) 1764
(c) 1774
(d) None of these

(11) Lord Cornwallis surrendered in 1781 at:
(a) LEXINTON
(b) BROOKLYN
(c) YORK TOWN
(d) None of these

(12) Who asked the English Parliament to remove many of the restrictions in Irish Trade?
(a) Lord Fitz William
(b) Lord North
(c) Lord Castlereagh
(d) None of these

(13) Napoleon was defeated by Wellington at the battle of Waterloo in:
(a) 1810
(b) 1815
(c) 1820
(d) None of these

(14) Pitt the younger became member of the Parliament at the age of:
(a) 25 years
(b) 23 years
(c) 21 years
(d) None of these

(15) The famous Poem, “The Deserted Village”, was written by the poet:
(a) Johnson
(b) Goldsmith
(c) Wordsworth
(d) None of these

(16) In 1765, James Hargreaves (An English Weaver) invented:
(a) Flying Shuttle
(b) Spinning Frame
(c) Spinning Jenny
(d) None of these

(17) The First daily news paper “The Daily Courant” appeared in England in:
(a) 1702
(b) 1710
(c) 1726
(d) None of these

(18) Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in:
(a) 1823
(b) 1833
(c) 1843
(d) None of these

(19) Castlereagh was so unpopular that the London mob scoffed at his funeral in:
(a) 1920
(b) 1822
(c) 1825
(d) None of these

(20) Who was known as the Great Commoner?
(a) New Castle
(b) Pitt the elder
(c) Pelham
(d) None of these
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BRITISH HISTORY, PAPER – II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt five questions in all, including question no. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Do you agree with the view that “the Crimean War was the only perfectly useless modern war that has been ever waged”? (Sir Robert Marier)
2. “He (Mr. Palmerstan) was a conservative at home and a revolutionary abroad”. Elucidate these remarks.

3. Discuss the rise of Labour Party in Britain and point out the achievement of this party.

4. Explain carefully Gladstone’s policy “Killing Home Rule by Kindness”. Did he succeed in this display?

5. How did, Britain gain by “Salisbury’s policy of prudent bargain and Constant Concession”?

6. Give the causes of the Great War (1914-1918). Was the war inevitable?

7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(a) Write what you know of the SINN FEIN Movement.
(b) Give an account of the Shrinkage of Turkey.
(c) Why is Edward VII spoken of as the Peacemaker?
COMPULSORY QUESTION
8. Write only the correct answers in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Prince Concert’s real name was
(a) Prince Albert
(b) Prince William
(c) Prince Charles
(d) None of these

(2) Sir Robert Peel died in
(a) 1850
(b) 1860
(c) 1855
(d) None of these

(3) Dis-establishment of the Irish Church by Gladstone took place in:
(a) 1859
(b) 1869
(c) 1879
(d) None of these

(4) Zulus defeated the English in 1879 at:
(a) Ulundi
(b) Isandhlwana
(c) Trasvaal
(d) None of these

(5) The Reform Bill of 1867 was called “a Conservative Surrender” by:
(a) Randolph Churchill
(b) Salisbury
(c) Ashbourne
(d) None of these

(6) Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was established in:
(a) 1877
(b) 1885
(c) 1897
(d) None of these

(7) Disraeli’s maiden speech in the House of Commons was:
(a) Failure
(b) Successful
(c) Normal
(d) None of these

(8) The Secret Ballot Act was introduced in England in:
(a) 1862
(b) 1867
(c) 1875
(d) None of these

(9) Who was Prime Minister of England from 1880 – 1885?
(a) Disraeli
(b) G;ladstone
(c) Lord Derby
(d) None of these

(10) Archduke Francis Ferdinand was murdered at:
(a) Bulgaria
(b) Serbia
(c) Sarajevo
(d) None of these

(11) Ferdinand De Lesseps, a French Engineer, completed the Suez canal in:
(a) 1865
(b) 1867
(c) 1869
(d) None of these

(12) Miss Florence Nightingale worked as a Nurse at the Army Hospital of:
(a) Verna
(b) Slistria
(c) Scutri
(d) None of these

(13) Mahdisudni defeated the forces of General Gordon and Khidev of Egypt at:
(a) Dingola
(b) Khartum
(c) Omdurman
(d) None of these

(14) Partition of Palestine and emergence of Israeli State took place in:
(a) 1945
(b) 1947
(c) 1948
(d) None of these

(15) King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 over the question of his marriage with:
(a) Lady Margaret
(b) Lady Simpson
(c) Lady Macdonald
(d) None of these

(16) De Valera came into power in Ireland in:
(a) 1929
(b) 1930
(c) 1932
(d) None of these

(17) Communal Award for India was announced by the British Government in:
(a) 1930
(b) 1930
(c) 1930
(d) None of these

(18) Who succeeded Gladstone when he resigned in 1894:
(a) Sir William Hartcourt
(b) Balfour
(c) Lord Rosebery
(d) None of these

(19) The Charge of the Light Brigade was immortalized by the Poet:
(a) Shelley
(b) Tennyson
(c) Wordsworth
(d) None of these

(20) Neutrality of Belgium (guaranteed by the European Powers) was violated by:
(a) England
(b) Germany
(c) U.S.A.
(d) None of these
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