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Sample Paper ICSE Class 10 History Civics Set E with Answers
HISTORY & CIVICS PAPER – I
Std : 10 Max. Marks : 80
[Answers to this paper must be written on the paper provided separately.]
You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to
be spent in reading the question paper. The time given at the head of this
Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers
Attempt all questions from Part 1 (compulsory). A total of five questions are to
be attempted from Part 2, two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from
Section B. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].
PART I (30 Marks)
Attempt all questions from this Part
(a) What is the composition of Union Legislature? 
(b) Name the house of Parliament that represents the federation of states on Indian Union. 
(c) When can a person be ineligible for election a President of India? 
(d) What is the normal term of office of the President of India? 
(e) Who has the power to authorise withdrawal of advances from the Contingency Fund of India? 
(f) Mention any one important function of the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. 
(g) Name the House to which the Ministers are collectively responsible and why? 
(h) On what grounds can a judge of the Supreme Court be removed? 
(i) How is the Chief Justice of a High Court appointed? 
(j) Which is the highest criminal court in district? Who presides over it? 
(a) Mention the two Acts passed by Lord Lytton as part of British repressive colonial policies and state its impact on Indians. 
(b) When and by whom was the Indian National Congress founded? 
(c) Mention two important contributions of Surendranath Bannerjee. 
(d) State any two significant impact of the Lucknow Pact. 
(e) Mention any two boycott programmes included as part of Non-Cooperation Movement. 
(f) Why did Gandhi suspend the Non-Cooperation Movement? 
(g) Mention two causes that were responsible for the Quit India Movement. 
(h) Name the political party founded by Subhas Chandra Bose and state its immediate objective. 
(i) Give any two causes for the rise of Fascism in Italy. 
(j) What brought an end to the Second World War? Why?
PART II (50 Marks)
Attempt any two questions from this Section
With reference to the Union Parliament of India, explain the following:
(a) Besides being a citizen of India, state three other qualifications required for a person to be elected as the member of Lok Sabha. 
(b) The administrative functions of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. 
(c) The Parliamentary Procedures. (Any four) 
The Prime Minister and Council Ministers play a pivotal position in the administration of the Country. In this context discuss the following:
(a) The appointment of the Prime Minister. 
(b) The Council of Ministers. 
(c) The role of Prime Minister inside the Parliament: 
With reference to the Judiciary, answer the following:
(a) What are the qualifications required for the appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court? 
(b) What do you mean by LokAdalat? State any two advantages of the LokAdalat.
(c) How is the Supreme Court a ‘Court of Record’? 
Attempt any three questions from this Section
With reference to the Great Revolt of 1857, explain the following:
(a) Any three political causes. 
(b) Any three provisions of Government of India Act, 1858. 
(c) Any four changes introduced in the army after the Revolt of 1857. 
The conflict between the two sections of the Congress came to surface in its session in 1906 at Calcutta. In this context explain the following:
(a) Reason for the Split in the Congress in 1907. 
(b) With reference to the picture given below, answer the following: 
(i) identify the ‘trio’ and mention their complete name.
(ii) What were the three personalities popularly known as?
(iii) Which section of the Congress did they represents?
(c) State any 4 methods that they advocated for the achievement of their aims. 
With the end of Second World War in 1945, India’s freedom struggle entered a new phase, In this context discuss the following:
(a) Any three clauses of the Cabinet Mission Plan. 
(b) Any three reasons to accept the Mountbatten Plan. 
(c) End of Jurisdiction of the British Parliament, as per the Indian Independence Act, 1947.
With reference to the First World War, answer the following questions:
(a) Explain briefly the causes of World War I with reference to Sarajevo Crisis. 
(b) Discuss briefly ‘the division of Europe into two hostile groups.’ 
(c) Show four points from the Treaty of Versailles that helped to weaken the military power of Germany.
With reference to the UN and NAM, answer the following:
(a) Mention the Composition and term of the judges of the International Court of Justice. 
(b) Name the permanent members of the Security Council and explain the meaning of ‘Veto’ power of the permanent members of the Security Council. 
(c) State any three functions of WHO. 
(d) Name the architects of NAM and state any two principles of ‘Panchsheel’ in the Non-Aligned Movement.