World history Mains q/a
Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800)
American war of independence
Q4. How did France’s neighbours respond to the French revolution and the resultant changes in French political system? Describe the conditions leading to rising of Napolean Bonaparte and his military conquests.
Revolutionary Movements in Europe
Unification of Germany
Unification of Italy
IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM
FIRST WORLD WAR
Q4. What were the reasons for political tensions within Europe which ultimately led to World War I? OR. Q5. Explain the basic reasons for the conflicts between European nations from the late nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth century
Fascism and rise of Hitler
Q4. Describe the 1905 Revolution in Russia and its implication in Russian struggle.
Q5. Imperialistic ambitions of Russian Czar and his insensitivity caused “February revolution”. Comment
Q6. What were the steps taken by Soviets to “Socialize” the Russian society?
Q7. How did the opposition to Russian Revolution manifest itself?
Q8. What were the consequences of the Revolution?
Q9. What were the impacts of Russian Revolution on India?
Q1. Trace the growth of ideas and conditions which gave birth to Socialism.
Q2. Explore the growth of Communist Movement.
Q3. What was “The First International”?
Q4. What was “The Paris Commune of 1871”?
Q5. What were the consequences of Paris Commune on First International?
Q6. What were the achievements of 2nd international?
Q7. Explore the differences of Second Congress which led to its disintegration?
Q8. How did the Russian Revolution give birth to Comintern and what were its consequences?
Q9. Success of Soviet Union and its achievements influenced political systems, colonialism and relations with other countries throughout the world. Comment.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Q1. “League of nations changed the method of international diplomacy”. Explore the statement in light of background issues which gave the birth to the League.
Q2. Explore the flaws in ‘birth’ of League of Nations which led to its weakness
Q3. Explore the history of different periods in history of League of Nations.
Q4. Discuss the achievements of the League of Nations
Q5. Briefly list the causes of failure of League of Nations
Q6. Explore the Causes of failure of League of Nations
Q7. How failure of the League of Nations contributed as a major factor in the World War II?
The Great Depression
Q1. Great depression in brief
Q2. Explain the economic conditions which caused the great depression.
Q3. How did the crash in US stock markets trigger the “Great Depression”? Explore its effects.
Q4. What were the major effects of Great Depression?
Q5. In what ways did the Great Depression affect India?
Q6. Why was the initial response of governments to Great Depression not effective?
Q7. Great Depression changed the role of governments. Comment.
Q8. What was the “New Deal” for America and What was Roosevelt trying to achieve?
Q9. What were the ‘Alphabet’ agencies, FERA, AAA, NRA, PWA, CCC, TVA.
Q10. Did the New Deal work for America? Analyze
Q11. What was the New Economic Policy of USSR and why was it implemented?
Q12. NEP of USSR was only a temporary solution in USSR. Comment
Q1. Write a brief background of rise of Islam
Q2. What factors influenced and encouraged the rise of Arabs and Islamic Empire?
Q3. Why the period 750-1000 A.D. known as the golden age of Islam?
Q4. Describe the Caliphate system and its role in the expansion of Muslim Kingdom?
Q5. Discuss the nature of division in Islam?
Q6. What was the ‘Millet Sytem’ established by the Ottoman Turks?
Q7. How did the European concept of Nationalism contributed in breakup of Ottoman Empire? Trace the historical stages in breakup of Ottoman Empire and birth of ‘Nationalities’ based countries in Middle East
Q8. Explore the European transgressions in Middle East and its consequences?
World War II
Q1. What were the main factors which led to World War II?
Q2. What was the Phoney War?
Q3. The German blitzkrieg made Germany the supreme power for a period. Comment
Q4. Explain how the German Invasion of Soviet Union halted its capture of Europe
Q5. How was USA forced into the Second World War?
Q6. What is the significance of “Battle of Stalingrad”?
Q7. The ‘Second Front’ heralded end of War. Comment
Q8. Explain how the Nuclear Attack on Japan, put out the Axis will to fight
Q9. Explain the role of Resistance Movements which resisted the occupying forces of Fascist Nations
Q10. Write a note on damage caused by World War II
Q11. Atom Bomb exponentially increased the destruction in World War II and was used to established American superiority. Analyze. 88
Q12. What were the consequences of Second World War?
COLONIZATION IN ASIA AND THE PROCESS OF DECOLONIZATION
Q1. Why did the pursuit of colonies slow down during the initial period of Industrial Revolution?
Q2. Describe how the European powers destroyed the Chinese imperials regime?
Q3. Japan itself became an Imperialist country after the Meiji Restoration. Comment
Q4. Why was Japan able to transform so efficiently to modernity?
Q5. Briefly look over the colonization of South and South East
Q6. Write a short note on effects of colonization?
Q7. Explain the role of United Nations in Decolonization.
Q1. What was Cold War?
Q2. Discuss the main causes of the Cold War in 1945
Q3. Briefly explore the gravity of destruction after World War II and conditions which led to Cold War?
Q4. Explain the Soviet expansion and in Eastern Europe
Q5. Explore United State’s sudden rise in geopolitics after the World War
Q6. Discuss the strategies used by the two Superpowers in the Cold War. 101
Q7. How did the conditions of the division of Germany after the World War II lead to the Cold War?
Q8. Trace the formation of various Military Alliances and its impact?
Q9. How did the Cold War affect East Asia?
Q10. Discuss the role of technology in Cold War?
Q11. Explain the significance of The Berlin Wall in Cold War.
Q12. Trace the development of Cuban Missile Crisis and how it resulted in strategic changes in Cold War?
Q13. Vietnam’s struggle for independence was a Water Loo for American’s. Elaborate.
Q14. Discuss the nuclear arms race unleashed by Cold War.
Q15. Discuss the stages of defusing nuclear time-bomb.
Q16. What were the fallouts of the Cold War?
NON ALIGNED MOVEMENT
Q1. Enumerate the reasons for the birth of Non-Aligned Movement
Q2. Describe the dynamism of Non-Alignment?
Q3. Non-alignment is not Neutrality. Analyze
Q4. What are the salient features of Non-aligned movement?/ What non-alignment stands for
Q5. Discuss India’s Role in NAM.
Q6. Brief notes on the Crises in Non-aligned Movement.
Q7. NAM (Non-aligned Movement) is relevant in Unipolar World as well