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Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) 2006 B.A Social Science - Question Paper

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Instructions :
1. There are 30 ques. in all. All ques. are compulsory.
2. Marks for every ques. are indicated against the ques..

Q.1 Why did the British Government curtail the freedom of Press after 1857 in India? 1
Write the main contribution of Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer as a novelist in Malayalam
literature 1
Q.2 discuss the most important use of the relief feature of India occupying the largest
percentage of the total land area. 1
Q.3 Why did Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru proclaim the river dams as the temples of modern
India? discuss the main cause. 1
Q.4 Write 1 point of likeness and 1 point of difference ranging from magnetite and hematite.
½ + ½ = 1
Q.5 Mention any 2 ways in which caste has influenced politics in India. ½ + ½ = 1
Q.6 Name any 2 Asian countries in which there was conflict ranging from 2 linguistic and
ethnic groups. ½ + ½ = 1
Q.7 State 1 reform for making Indian democracy more effective. 1
Q.8 describe per capita income. 1
Q.9 Name any 2 officials who constitute the District Level Disaster management Committee.
½+ ½ = 1

Q.10 State 1 aim of the National Cadet Corps. 1
beneath are provided 3 groups A,B, & C of ques. 11 and 12. choose any one
group for answering these 2 ques..
Q11 Analyse the 3 measures adopted by the producers in India to expand the market for
their goods in the 19th century. 3x1=3
Q.12 discuss 3 kinds of movements or ‘flow’ within the international economic exchange
in the 19th century in the situation to world economy. 3x1=3
Q.11 define the position of women in Britain in the 19th century in 3 points. 3x1=3
Q.12 “The indentured labour gave rise to a new culture in the Carribean” Justify this Statement
with 3 examples. 3x1=3
Q.11 The 1st world war created dramatically a new situation for Indian Industries. Analyse
how this happened by giving 3 situations. 3x1=3
Q12 Do you agree or disagree that the process of Urbanization in the city of London given
more disappointments than opportunities. provide 3 reasons in support of your ans.
Q.13.1Read the subsequent extract taken from the textbook and ans the ques. that follow:
In 1926, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossien, a noted educationist and literary figure.
strongly condemned men for withholding education from women in the name of religion
as she addressed the Bengal Women’s Education Conference:
The opponents of female education say that women will become unruly.....Fie! they call
them selves Muslims and yet go against the basic tenets of Islam which provide women an
equal right to education. If men are not led astray once educated, why should women?
(a) discuss how Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein asserts women’s right to education?
(b) What was the impact of printed books on women in India in the 19th century.? 1+2=3
Q.13.2 Novels created a sense of social awareness in India. Analyse giving 1 example.
Q.17 State any 2 causes of tsunami and discuss any 2 measures you would suggest to the
people residing in coastal areas for safeguarding themselves during a tsunami.
Q.18 “During any major disaster , the communication links are completely disrupted.
Therefore it is crucially important to have option communication systems”. Justify
the statement by 3 suitable arguments 3x1=3
Q.19.1Give any 4 features of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Vietnamese war against the U.S.
Q.19.2 define 4 stages of unification of Germany. 4x1=4
Q.20 What were the reasons for the launching of the Non-cooperation movement? What was
Gandhiji’s idea behind launching it as said in his book Hind Swaraj? 2+2=4
Q.21 define 4 important characteristics of rice cultivation in India. 4x1=4
Q.22 Which factor plays the most dominant role in the ideal location of an industry? discuss
any 3 reasons in support of this factor. 1+3=4
Q.23 With the help of 2 examples discuss how social divisions have affected politics.
Q.24 define any 4 measures taken to decentralize power in India 4x1=4
Q.25 “Political parties play a major role in democracy.” provide 4 points to justify this statement.
Q.26 The subsequent table indicates the sources of credit for rural households in India in 2003
Source Share
Money lenders 30%
Cooperative societies 27%
Commercial banks 25%
Others (traders, relatives etc) 18%
On the basis of the above table ans the subsequent questions:
(26.1) What is the share of formal sector in the total credit?
(26.2) Suggest 2 measures for improving the share of formal sector in total credit.
(26.3) Why is money lender still the largest single source of credit? 1+2+1=4
Q.27 provide the meaning of tertiary sector. State any 3 factors that have contributed to the
growth of this sector. 1+3=4
Q.28 Why did the Indian government put barriers to foreign trade and foreign investment after

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