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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 11 History Term 2 Set 3 for Practice
Time: 2 Hours
Maximum Marks: 40
- This Question paper is divided into four sections -Section A, B, C and D.
- All questions are compulsory.
- Section – A: Question no. 1 to 4 are Short Answer type questions of 3 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.
- Section – B: Question no. 5 to 7 are Long Answer type questions, carrying 6 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 150-200 words.
- Section – C: Question no. 8 and 9 are Case Based questions, carrying 4 marks each with subparts.
- Section – D: Question no, 10 is map based carrying 2 marks.
- There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal choice has been provided in a few questions. Only one of the choices in such questions have to be attempted.
- In addition to this, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.
Section – A
Short Answer Type Questions (3 x 4 = 12)
Why were Italian towns the first to experience the ideas of humanism? 
When and why did the British Parliament enact the Combination Acts? State the provisions of the Act. 
How did the invention of steam engine revolutionise the industry and transport? 
Describe the expansion of banks in England with special reference to the Bank of England. 
What did the natives and the Europeans think of the goods they exchanged? What was the reaction of the natives? 
Section – B
Long Answer Type Questions (6 x 3 = 18)
What does the term “Renaissance” mean? Describe any five key features of Renaissance. 
“The concept of Renaissance does not truly define the changes that made the 14th century a turning point in history”. Discuss. 
Describe the two roads to modernisation as adopted by Japan and China. 
What did the ‘frontier’ mean to the Americans? 
Why were the history of the Australian native people left out of history books? 
Section – C
Case Based Question (4 x 2 = 8)
Read the source given below and answer the questions that follow: [1+1+2 = 4]
England was fortunate in that coal and iron ore, the staple materials for mechanization, were plentifully available, as were other minerals – lead, copper and tin – that were used in industry. However, until the eighteenth century, there was a scarcity of usable iron. Iron is drawn out from ore as pure liquid metal by a process called smelting. For centuries, charcoal (from burnt timber) was used for the smelting process. This had several problems: charcoal was too fragile to transport across long distances; its impurities produced poor-quality iron; it was in short supply because forests had been destroyed for timber; and it could not generate high temperatures. The solution to this problem had been sought for years before it was solved by a family of ironmasters, the Darbys of Shropshire. In the course of half a century, three generations of this family – grandfather, father and son, all called Abraham Darby – brought about a revolution in the metallurgical industry.
It began with an invention in 1709 by the first Abraham Darby (1677 – 1717).
This was a blast furnace that would use coke, which could generate high temperatures; coke was derived from coal by removing the sulphur and impurities. This invention meant that furnaces no longer had to depend on charcoal. The melted iron that emerged from these furnaces permitted finer and larger castings than before.The process was further refined by more inventions. The second Darby (1711 – 68) developed wrought iron (which was less brittle) from pig-iron. Henry Cort (1740 – 1823) designed the puddling furnace (in which molten iron could be rid of impurities) and the rolling mill, which used steam power to roll purified iron into bars. It now became possible to produce a broader range of iron products.
The durability of iron made it a better material than wood for everyday items and for machinery. Unlike wood, which could burn or splinter, the physical and chemical properties of iron could be controlled. In the 1770s, John Wilkinson (1728 – 1808) made the first iron chairs, vats for breweries and distilleries, and iron pipes of all sizes. In 1779, the third Darby (1750 – 91) built the first iron bridge in the world, in Coalbrookdale, spanning the river Severn. Wilkinson used cast iron for the first time to make water pipes (40 miles of it for the water supply of Paris).
Name the family who brought about a revolution in the metallurgical industry. 
Who mad the first iron chair, vats for breweries and distilleries, and iron pipes of all sizes? 
What were the staple materials for mechanization? 
Read the source given below and answer the questions that follows: [2+1+1 = 4]
Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835 – 1901):
Born in an impoverished samurai family, he studied in Nagasaki and Osaka learning Dutch and Western sciences and, later, English. In 1860, he went as a translator for the first Japanese embassy to the USA. This provided material for a book on the West, written not in the classical but in the spoken style that became extremely popular. He established a school that is today the Keio University. He was one of the core members of the Meirokusha, a society to promote Western learning. In, The Encouragement to Learning, (Gakumon no Susume,1872 – 76) he was very critical of Japanese knowledge: All that Japan has to be proud of its scenery’. He advocated not just modern factories and institutions but the cultural essence of the West – the spirit of civilisation. With this spirit it would be possible to build a new citizen. His principle was: ‘Heaven did not create men above men, nor set men below men’.
Who was Fukuzawa Yukichi? Briefly describe his early life. 
Who did he advocate? 
Name the school established by Fukuzawa Yukichi. 
Section – D
Map Based Question (1 + 1 = 2)
On the given outline map of Italy, locate and label ANY ONE of the following with appropriate symbol.
(I) The most important city and capital of Italy.
(II) The city of republics.
(III) On the same map of Italy, A is marked as a city where Humanism taught. Identify it and write its name.