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Test – 1: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 1: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

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31 October 2015

Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question.

1) Discuss what the Harappan towns excavated in India reveal  about the life of people of Indus Valley Civilization. (150 Words)

NCERT Class VI, History, Chapter – 4

2) Do Vedas offer us direct evidence of social or political system in Vedic era, whether ordinary or elite? Critically examine. (200 Words)

NCERT Class VI, History, Chapter – 5

3) Why does the Southern Hemisphere experience Winter and Summer Solstice in different times than that of the Northern Hemisphere? Also explain why do the poles experience about six months day and six months night? What happens to these two phenomena if earth stops rotating? (200 Words)

NCERT Class VI, Geography, Chapter 3

4) Examine the origin of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands and explain the distinct features of both island groups. (200 Words)

NCERT Class VI, Geography, Chapter 7

5) Examine the natural causes of global warming. Is greenhouse effect good for earth? Explain. (200 Words)

NCERT Class VII, Geography, Chapter 4

http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/science/causes.html

6) Why is ocean water salty? Is it possible to desalinate ocean water in large scale to meet increasing demand for drinking water in various water-scarce regions? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT Class VII, Geography, Chapter 5

7) Distinguish the features of Ladakh desert with that of the Thar desert. Examine why Ladakh is a favourite destination for tourists.  (200 Words)

NCERT Class VII, Geography, Chapter 10

8) It is found that two technological and stylistic developments are noticeable from the twelfth century in construction of temples in India. Illustrate them with suitable examples. (150 Words)

NCERT, Class VII, History, Chapter –  5

9) Once a thriving market, Surat began to decline towards the end of the seventeenth century. Examine which factors helped it become a major trade city and why it started to decline. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class VII, History, Chapter –  6

10) Which factors enabled the emergence of Bhakti movements during seventh and ninth centuries? What impact the had on society? Critically examine. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class VII, History, Chapter –  8