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Alagappa University B.A History of Science and Technology April 2021 Question Paper

Alagappa University

Distance Education

B.A Degree Examination, May 2021.

(CBCS 2018-2019 Academic year onwards)

History - Major

History of Science and Technology

Time : Three Hours Maximum : 75 marks

Section A - (10×2=20 marks)

1. Mention any two achievements of Pythagoras.

2. Who is called as the Father of Geography?

3. State the important divisions of ancient Chinese medical science.

4. Who is the author of "Philosophy of Nature"?

5. Who is William Harvey?

6. State any two important scientific academics of Italy.

7. Who is John Dalton? What is his major achievements?

8. Who invented Spinning Jenny?

9. What is Radio Activity?

10. Expand ISRO.

Section A - (5×5=25 marks)

Answer all questions choosing either (a) or (b)

11.a) What do you know about Avicenna?


b) What are the major achievements of Arabs in the field of Astronomy?

12.a) List out the inventions of the ancient Chinese people.


b) Brief about the achievements of Copernicus.

13.a) Give a brief account on Printing Technology.


b) Write about James Clerk Maxwell's Electro-Magnetic theory.

14.a) Write upon the contribution of Mendeleev to chemistry.


b) Point out the major invention of Textile Industry in the 18th century.

15.a) Brief about Radar Technology.


b) Sir C.V.Raman is a multifaceted personality. Discuss

Section C - (3×10=30 marks)

Answer any Three questions

16. Examine the career and achievements of Issac Newton.

17. Explain the contribution of Thomas Alva Edison to Science and Technology.

18. Give a detailed account on the uses and abuses of internet.

19. Describe the development of Atomic Energy in India.

20. Write an essay on chandrayan projects.

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