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Test – 14: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 14: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

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15 March 2015

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


1) “The major characteristics of eighteenth-century India was therefore the weakening of the centralised Mughal empire and a dispersal of political power across the regions.” Discuss such dispersal of political power in South India. (200 Words)

From Plassey to Partition, Chapter – 1 

 


2) “The expansion of the empire in India in the second half of the eighteenth century marked an extension of the ‘gentlemanly capitalism’.” Discuss. (200 Words)

From Plassey to Partition, Chapter – 1 

Reference


3) Why is the Cuban missile crisis stands as a singular event during the Cold War ? Analyse. (200 Words)

Reference


4) Examine the events that led to opening up of the heavily armed Berlin Wall literally overnight. (200 Words)

NYT


5) How did the Vietnam War impact USA? Examine. (200 Words)

CNN

Reference

 


6) Examine the role of USA in USSR disintegration. (200 Words)

Reference


7) Why do you think the rebels of 1857 Revolt did not succeed in defeating the British? Critically examine. (200 Words)

India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter – 1


8) Among the numerous tribal revolts, the Santhal hool or uprising was the most massive. Why did it take place? What were its consequences? Examine. (200 Words)

India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter – 2


9) Analyse the main features of  the nature of peasant movements after 1857. (200 Words)

India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter – 3

 


10) What features characterised the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s? Examine. (200 WOrds)

BBC