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AMU B.A 1st Year Social Science 2011 Question Paper

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Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Exam Year : 2011

Q.1 Why did the British Government curtail the freedom of Press after 1857 in India? 1 marks
Write the main contribution of Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer as a novelist in Malayalam
literature 1
Q.2 Explain 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? Explain the main reason. 1
Q.4 Write one point of similarity and one point of difference between magnetite and hematite.
½ + ½ = 1
Q.5 Mention any two ways in which caste has influenced politics in India. ½ + ½ = 1
Q.6 Name any two Asian countries in which there was conflict between two linguistic and
ethnic groups. ½ + ½ = 1
Q.7 State one reform for making Indian democracy more effective. 1
Q.8 Define per capita income. 1
Q.9 Name any two officials who constitute the District Level Disaster management Committee.
½+ ½ = 1

Q.10 State one aim of the National Cadet Corps. 1
Below are given three groups A,B, & C of questions 11 and 12. Select any one
group for answering these two questions.

Q11 Analyse the three measures adopted by the producers in India to expand the market for
their goods in the 19th century. 3x1=3
Q.12 Explain three types of movements or flow within the international economic exchange
in the 19th century in the context to world economy. 3x1=3

Q.11 Describe the position of women in Britain in the 19th century in three points. 3x1=3
Q.12 "The indentured labour gave rise to a new culture in the Carribean" Justify this Statement
with three examples. 3x1=3

Q.11 The First world war created dramatically a new situation for Indian Industries. Analyse
how this happened by giving three situations. 3x1=3
Q12 Do you agree or disagree that the process of Urbanization in the city of London provided
more disappointments than opportunities. Give three reasons in support of your answer.3x1=3
Q.13.1Read the following extract taken from the textbook and answer the questions 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 Womens 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 gives women an
equal right to education. If men are not led astray once educated, why should women?
(a) Explain how Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein asserts womens 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 one example.

Q.17 State any two causes of tsunami and explain any two measures you would suggest to the
people living 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 alternative communication systems". Justify
the statement by three suitable arguments 3x1=3
Q.19.1Give any four features of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Vietnamese war against the U.S.
Q.19.2 Describe four stages of unification of Germany. 4x1=4
Q.20 What were the reasons for the launching of the Non-cooperation movement? What was
Gandhijis idea behind launching it as stated in his book Hind Swaraj? 2+2=4
Q.21 Describe four 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? Explain
any three reasons in support of this factor. 1+3=4
Q.23 With the help of two examples explain how social divisions have affected politics.
Q.24 Describe any four measures taken to decentralize power in India 4x1=4
Q.25 "Political parties play a major role in democracy." Give four points to justify this statement.
Q.26 The following table shows 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 answer the following questions:
(26.1) What is the share of formal sector in the total credit?
(26.2) Suggest two 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 Give the meaning of tertiary sector. State any three 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 independence? 
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