Madhyamik History Question paper 2017



(New Syllabus)

Time – Three Hours Fifteen Minutes

(First fifteen minutes for reading the question paper only)

Full Marks – 90

(For Regular and Sightless Regular Candidates)

Full Marks – 100

(For External and sightless External Candidates)

Special credits will be given for answers which are brief and to the point.

Marks will be deducted for spelling mistakes, untidiness and bad handwriting

Figures in the margin indicate full marks for each question

[Group A to E are common for both Regular and External Candidates. Group F is meant only for External Candidates]

(All questions Group A are compulsory. Candidates should follow the alternatives in other groups. Sightless Candidates will answer the alternative question as per directive in Group B Other will attempt map pointing)

Group A

1. Choose the correct option : [1 x 20 = 20]  

1.1 The game of football was introduced m India by –

(a) English

(b) Dutch

(c) French

(d) Portuguese

1.2 Bipin Chandra Pal wrote –

(a) Sattar Bathsar

(b) Jeebon Smriti

(c) A Nation in Making

(d) Ananda Math

1.3 The editor of Bamabodhini Patnka was –

(a) Umesh Chandra Datta

(b) Sisir Kumar Ghosh

(c) Krisnachandra Mazumdar

(d) Dwarkanath Vidyabhushan

1.4 The General Committee of Public Instruction was formed in —

(a) 1713 A.D.

(b) 1913 A.D

(c) 1813 A.D.

(d) 1823 A.D.

1.5 ‘Naba Bidhan’ was established by —

(a) Dayanand Saraswati

(b) Keshab Chandra Sen

(c) Swami Vivekananda

(d) Maharshi Debendranath Tagore

1.6 Sui Munda was the leader of –

(a) Chuar Rebellion

(b) Kol Rebellion

(c) Santhal Hoot

(d) Munda Rebellion

1.7 By the Forest Law of 1878 A.D forests were divided into –

(a) two categories

(b) three categories

(c) four categories

(d) five categories

1.8 The Great Revolt of 1857 was described as India’s First War of Independence by –

(a) Subhas Chandra Bose

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru

(c) V. D. Savarkar

(d) Rashbehari Bose

1.9 The first political association of India was –

(a) Indian Association

(b) Indian National Congress

(c) Bangabhasha Prakashika Sabha

(d) Landholders’ Society

1.10 ‘Bharat Mata’ was painted by –

(a) Abanindranath Tagore

(b) Rabindranath Tagore

(c) Nandalal Bose

(d) Gaganendranath Tagore

1.11 The process of Half-tone printing was introduced in India by–

(a) Upendrakishore Roychowdhury

(b) Sukumar Roy

(c) Panchanan Karmakar

(d) Charles Wilkins

1.12 Vishva-Bharati was founded by –

(a) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(b) Rabindranath Tagore

(c) Swami Vivekananda

(d) Debendranath Tagore

1.13 The leader of ‘Eka’ movement was –

(a) Madari Pasi

(b) Dr. Ambedkar

(c) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Baba Ramchandra

1.14 All India Trade Union Congress was founded in –

(a) 1917 A. D.

(b) 1920A. D.

(c) 1927 A.D

(d) 1929 A.D.

1.15 The Bardoli Satyagraha was held in –

(a) Bombay

(b) Punjab

(c) Madras

(d) Gujarat

1.16 The Anti-Partition movement in Bengal had taken place in –

(a) 1904 AD.

(b) 1905 AD.

(c) 1906 AD.

(d) 1911 AD.

1.17 Matangini Hazra was associated with the Quit India Movement in –

(a) Tamluk

(b) Sutahata

(c) Barishal

(d) Purulia

1.18 Dipali Sangha was founded by –

(a) Kalpana Datta

(b) Lila Nag (Roy)

(c) Basanti Devi

(d) Bina Das

1.19 ‘Iron Man of India’ refers to –

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) SardarVallabhbhai Patel

(c) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

(d) Rajendra Prasad

1.20 ‘A Train to Pakistan’ was written by –

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru

(b) V. P. Menon

(c) Khushwant Singh

(d) Salman Rushdie

Group B

2. Answer any sixteen questions, taking at least one from each segment : [1 x 16 = 16]

Segment: 2.1

Answer in one sentence :

(2.1.1) Who was the editor of ’Somprakash’?

(2.1.2) Where are government documents preserved?

(2.1.3) Which century is called the century of the Renaissance in Bengal?

(2.1.4) What is meant by ‘Ulgulan’?

Segment : 2.2

State whether True or False:

(2.2.1) The Ramakrishna Mission was set up by Sri Ramakrishna.

(2.2.2) Lord Dalhousie was the Governor-General of India during Great Revolt.

(2.2.3) Rabindranath Tagore supported the cause of the European community through the novel ‘Gora’.

(2.2.4) Gandhiji and Dr Ambedkat jointly fought for the rights of the dam.

Segment: 2.3

Match column ‘A’ with ‘B’ :

Column AColumn B

2.3.1   Aurobindo Ghosh

2.3.2  Taranath Palit

2.3.3  Nabagopal Mitra

2.3.4  Rashid Ali

(1) Indian National Army

(2) Bengal National School and


(3) Bengal Technical Institute

(4) Hindu Mela

Segment: 2.4

On the given outline map of India, locate and label the following places :

(2.4.1) Regions of the Santhal Rebellion.

(2.4.2) A centre of the Indigo Revolt.

(2.4.3) The princely state of Hyderabad

(2.4.4) The reorganised state of Gujarat


(Only For Visually Challenged Students)

Fill in the blanks :

(2.4.1)   ______ was known as ‘Master-da’.

(2.4.2)  Wahabi means _______.

(2.4.3)  ‘Bartaman Bharat’ was written by _____.

(2.4.4)  Hari Singh was the king of ______.

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