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Test – 9: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 9: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

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21 January 2015

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

1) Critically evaluate the success of the Bhoodan/Gramdan movement. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 31

2) Critically analyse the impact of land ceiling laws that were introduced in 1960s and 70s. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 31

3) During 1960s, the Kaira Cooperative success made the movement’s spread to the rest of the country inevitable. Examine the features of Kaira cooperative that helped other parts of India to emulate its model. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 32

4) How did the Green Revolution impact small farmers, tenants and sharecroppers, and environment? Critically analyse.  (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 33

5) The years since independence have seen agrarian struggles of enormous variety, ranging from the legendary Telangana peasant movement and the PEPSU tenants’ movement which continued from the pre-independence years to the Naxalite or Maoist movement in the late 1960s and the ‘new’ farmers’ movements of the 1980s. Briefly analyse the causes and nature of these movements. (250 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 34

6) Discuss the recent trends in population growth in developed countries. Compare it with growth in developing countries. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Fundamentals of Human Geography, Chapter 2

7) Which are the four pillars of human development? Looking at India’s economic growth, do you think it’s aiding in human development? Critically examine. (200 Words)

NCERT Class XII, Fundamentals of Human Geography, Chapter 4

8) Discuss the important characteristic features of plantation agriculture. Do you think this type of agriculture has adversely affected forests and their ecology in India? Examine. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XII, Fundamentals of Human Geography, Chapter 5

9) Explain why high-tech industries in many countries are being attracted to the peripheral areas of major metropolitan centres. Also examine how these industries have affected nearby rural regions. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XII, Fundamentals of Human Geography, Chapter 6

 10) Discuss the significance and growth of the service sector in modern economic development. Do you think India missed a chance to become a superpower by embracing service sector and neglecting manufacturing? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XII, Fundamentals of Human Geography, Chapter 7