Sample Paper ICSE Class 10 History Civics Set H

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Students can refer to the following Sample Paper ICSE Class 10 History Civics Set H with Answers provided below based on the latest syllabus and examination guidelines issued for ICSE History Civics. All specimen papers have been prepared covering all chapters given in ICSE History Civics book for Class 10. You should also refer to ICSE Class 10 History Civics Solutions.

Sample Paper ICSE Class 10 History Civics Set H with Answers

Subject: History and Civic

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
II, 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 [ ].
This paper has 4 printed sides.

Part 1 (30 Marks)
Attempt all questions from this part

Question 1
a)   Define the term ‘Parliament’ [1]
b)   Give any one disqualification for a member of either House of Parliament.[1]
c)   How is the Question Hour an effective method of keeping a check on the government?[1]
d)   How is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha elected? [1]
e)   Who has the power to summon and prorogue the Houses of Parliament?[1]
f)   What convention is followed if a non-member is appointed as a Minister?[1]
g)  What is the implication of a Vote of No Confidence against a Minister?[1]
h)  What is the term of office of a Supreme Court Judge? [1]
i)   Who appoints the Chief Justice of a High Court? [1]
j)   Name the principal of the highest court in a district. [1]

Question 2
a)   Give any two clauses of the Subsidiary Alliance. [2]
b)   What change was affected by the Religious Disabilities Act of 1850?[2]
c)   Give any two clauses of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation. [2]
d)   Name two newspapers started in the latter half of the 19th century that instilled a feeling of nationalism in the people.[2]
e)   Give two methods used by the Early Nationalist to educate [the people of India.2]
f)   Who was known as India’s Unofficial Ambassador to England? Name an organization founded by him.[2]
g)   Give two significance of the Lucknow Pact. [2]
h)   What was the Cold War? [2]
i)   Give two objectives of the UN. [2]
j)   Name the ‘Founding Fathers’ of NAM. [2]

Part II (50 Marks)
Attempt any two questions from this Section.

Question 3 The Union Legislature comprises the President and the two Houses of Parliament, the house of the people and the Council of States.
With reference to this, answer the following:
a) Give three powers enjoyed by the presiding officer of the lower House of the Parliament in conducting the ‘business of the House’[3]
b) What are the exclusive powers enjoyed by the Upper House of the Union Parliament?[3]
c) Give any four Legislative functions of the Union Parliament. [4]

Question 4 With reference to the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers, answer the following:
a) Clearly distinguish between the Cabinet and the Council of Ministers.[3]
b) Give three Legislative powers of the Cabinet. [3]
c) What is ‘Individual Responsibility’? What does it imply? [4]

Question 5 Under our Constitution, the judiciary is a single integrated system of counts with the Supreme Court at the apex, in this context , answer the following:
a) What is meant by ‘Appellate Jurisdiction’ of the High Court? Give two criminal cases in which the High court enjoys this power. [3]
b) What is a writ? For what purpose are writs issued? [3]
c) Give two differences between the Court of the District Judge and the Sessions Court.

Section B (HISTORY)
Attempt any three questions from this Section.[4]

Question 6 With reference to the first two phases of Indian National Movement, answer the following:
a) Discuss any three methods of the Assertive Nationalists. [3]
b) What was the reason for the partition of Bengal in 1905, according to the British? Give any one reason given by the Natonalists.[3]
c) Identify the leader and give any three of his contributions to Indian National Movement.[4]

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Question 7 With reference to Mahatma Gandhi and his contribution to Indian National Movement, answer the following:
a) What ere the three ‘wrongs’ that the Non-Cooperation Movement sought to remedy?[3]
b) What is the importance of the Lahore session of the Indian National Congress?[3]
c) What was the reason for the rejection of the Simon Commission by the Indians? Which movement waslaunched as a reaction to this? Give the reason for Gandhiji to suspend this Movement in 1931.[4]

Question 8 With reference to the Partition of India, answer the following:
a) Why was the Cabinet Mission so called? Who were its members?[3]
b) What did this Mission propose about a Constituent Assembly?[3]
c) Give any four reasons for the acceptance of the Mountbatten Plan.[3]

Question 9 With close reference to the First and the Second World War, answer the following questions:
a) Give any three clauses of the Treaty of Versailles. [3]
b) Discuss any three causes for the rise of Nazism in Germany [3]
c) Explain the consequences of the WWII on the Axis Powers. [4]

Question 10 With reference to world development since 1945, answer the following questions:
a) How did the Uniting of Peace resolution of 1950 empower the General Assembly?[3]
b) Give the composition of the executive organ of the UN. What special power is enjoyed by some members of this organ?[3]
c) Give two functions of UNESCO in the field of communication and preservation of cultural heritage.[4]