1.LOCATION AND SPATIAL SETTING
1.How is the name ‘India’ derived ?
2.What is the geometric location of India and where does India rank in area among the
countries of the world.
3.What are the extreme places of our land frontier ?
4.How many coastal states are there in our country ? what are they?
5.What is Mac Mohan line ?
6What is a sub-continent ? Explain how India can be called a sub-continent?
7.How can you say that India is a land marked by “Unity in diversity”?
2.PHYSICAL FEATURES RELIDF AND DRAINAGE
8.What is a pass and dune? Guve examples.
9.Name the major river systems of India?
10.Describe the importance of Himalayas?
11.Comapre the coastal plains of East and West?
12.Distinguish the differences in physiography of Western Ghats and Eastern ghats.?
13.Explain the structural characterstics of peninsular plateau.?
14.what do you understand by the word ‘Monsoon’?
15.distinguish between Maritime climate and Continental type of climate ?
16.What is meant by Monsoon burst of break?
17.Give a brief account of major problems of rainfall in India ?
18.What do you understand by drought ?
19.What are the two important methods of climatic classifications ?
20.Describe the mechanism of Monsoon in India ?
21.Describe the Thornthwaite’s classification of climatic regions in India ?
22.What is the economic significance of the forest ?
23.Name the important forest based industries.
24.State the valuable products of tropical moist decidiuous forests.
25.Explain the ecological and economic significance of forests.
26.Examine the need for forest development in India ?
27.What are the characterstics of Alluvial soils ?
28.What is soil erosion ? What are the agents of soil erosion ?
29.How you say that soil erosion is man-made disaster?
30.What are the agents of soil erosion? Suggest the important measures of soil
31.What is density of population? What are the high rural and urban populated area?
32.What are the main reasons for the increase of population after 1951?
33.What are the reasons for population explosion in India?
34.What are the main problems of over population?
7.IRRIGATION AND POWER
35.Distinguish between Perennial and Inundation canals?
36.What are the objectives of command area development sceme?
37.What do you mean by a multi-purpose project? Mention its main objectives?
38.Distinguish between Major, Medium and Minor irrigation projects?
39.Name and state the locations of Multi-Purpose Projects in India?
40.Name four different agricultural development programmes?
41.What climatic conditions are necessary for growing of paddy?
42.India is mainly an agricultural country “justify”.
43.What are the problems faced by Indian agriculture?
44.Explain the important characterstic features of Indian agriculture?
45.what are the fuel and automic minerals?
46.What are the important mineral belts identified in India?
47.Describe the features about the distribution of important minerals?
48.Why the location of sugar industry is strictly confine to very close viscinity of
sugar-cane growing areas?
49.Name the raw materials required for iron and steel industry.
50.What is an industrial region?
51.What are the favourable factors for the development of cotton textiles in and
around Mumbai and Ahmadabad centers?
11.TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
52. Why are the means of Transport and Communication called the life lines of
53.What are the challenges of Indian Railways?
54.Name all the Railway Zones in India and Their headqurters.
55.What are the advantages of road transport, when compared to railway transport?
56.What are the advantages of transport?
12.PLACES OF INTERESTS
57.What are the natural scenic beauties of srinagar?
58.Explain the historical significance of Hyderabad?
13.SEA PORTS AND TOWNS
59.Distinguish between a harbour and a port.
60.What are the problems faced by the kolkata port?
61.Give the important advantages of Mumbai to become the largest port in the country?
62.what is a foreign trade ? Why is it a must to any country?
63.What do you understand by the direction of foreign trade?
1.THE NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS
1.What is EMS telegram?
2.What are the guiding principles of Vienna congress?
3.What was called ‘Battle of Nations’?
4.Write about ‘Young Italy’.
5.Write about ‘Karl Marx’.
6.What are the causes for the outbreak of 1848 revolt in France?
7.Give an account of the role played by Bismark in the unification of Bismark.
8.To what extent can you attributes Charless-X’s responsibility for the outbreak of 1830.revolt in France?
9.Narrate how Italy achieved unification under the leadership of Sardinia?
10.what is imperialism?
11.What were the resources in Indonesian islands that attracted the Europeans ?
12.Write a short notes on ‘Opium wars’.
13.Write about ‘white man’s ‘ burden’
14.How did Europeans succeeded in colonizing china and gained spheres of inference over china.
15.What were the factors responsible for the rise of Imperialism?
16.How far Balkan issue responsible for the World War-I?
17.What were the aims of League of Nations?
18.What was the immediate cause of World War-I?
19.What were the causes for the Russian Revolution of 1905?
20.What were the terms of treaty ofversailles?
4.THE WORLD UPTO WORLD WAR-II
21.Write any four principles of Fascism.
22.Write a short notes on Apartheid in South Africa?
23.What are the cause for the outbreak of World War-II?
24.Write about the political and economic consequences of the second world war?
25.What factors led America into World War-II?
5.THE WORLD AFTER THE WORLD WAR-II
26.What is meant by Non Alignment Policy?
27.Write a short note on Maltov Plan?
28.Asses the role of U.N.O in preserving world peace.
29.Explain how the Military Blocs were formed after the World War-II.
6.CULTURAL HERITAGE AND INTELECTUAL AWAKENING
30.What are the main principles of Bhakti Movement?
31.Write about the South Indian Temples?
32.Write about the Amaravathi school of Art?
33.Write about the impact of English Education on Indians?
34.Describe the characterstic features of Indian History?
35.Write about the impact of Islam on Indian?
36.What are the six schools of Hindu Philosophy?
37.Write about the 1857 Revolt?
7.FREEDOM MOVEMENT OF INDIA
38.Write about the Drain Theory?
39.Write about the Safty volve theory?
40.Write about the Dandi March?
41.Write the factors which promote national conciousness?
42.What were the favourable factors to promote nation integration?
43.Describe the role of Vandematharam movement in freedom movement of India?
44.Describe the role of Gandhiji in Freedom Movement of India?
45.Describe the Non Co-Operation Movement.
46.Write about Simon commission.