History Optional Paper II (2018): Section B [World History]
Q.5 Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words: [10×5=50 Marks]
(a) “With the writings of Karl Marx, Socialism assumed the form of Scientific Socialism.” [10 Marks]
(b) “The American War of Independence transformed Europe as well as America.” [10 Marks]
(c) “The Industrial Revolution put mobility in the place of stability.” [10 Marks]
(d) At the end of the Battle of Sedan (1870), “Europe lost a mistress and gained a master”. [10 Marks]
(e) “Until December 1941, the battlefield of the Second World War was exclusively European and Atlantic; thereafter it became also Asiatic and Pacific.” [10 Marks]
Q.6 (a) Explain the major ideas of Enlightenment. Discuss the contribution of Rousseau in Enlightenment. [20 Marks]
(b) Discuss how Japan industrialised after the Meiji Restorations. What were the consequences for its neighbours? [20 Marks]
(c) Explain the features of Apartheid in South Africa. [10 Marks]
Q.7 (a) Examine the role of Bismarck in state building in Germany.
(b) Discuss the factors constraining development of Africa after decolonization.
(c) Outline the circumstances leading to the adoption of Marshall Plan.
Q.8 (a) In the Chinese Revolution of 1949, the elements of communism and nationalism were discernible. Explain the statement in the light of Mao’s strategy which was different from that of Lenin. [20 Marks]
(b) Discuss how far the United Nations has been successful in resolving global disputes from year 1946 to 1991. [20 Marks]
(c) Review the policy of Glasnost adopted by Gorbachev. [10 Marks]
Note: This year world history questions were mainly from the previous years questions. All these questions were covered in our solved questions answers and test series papers.