BPSC MAIN HISTORY OPTIONAL QUESTIONS: [WORLD HISTORY]

FEUDALISM IN EUROPE

Q.1 Discuss the causes of decline of feudalism in Europe. [2012]

Q.2 Discuss the causes for the decline of feudalism. (European) [2001]

Q.3 Discuss the factor responsible for the decline of feudalism and the rise of capitalism in Europe. [1993]

RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION

Q.4 What do you understand by Renaissance? What were the factors that led to the rise of Renaissance? [2009]

Q.5 Discuss the causes of Reformation in Europe. Also throw light on the role of Martin Luther in it. [2007]

Q.6 Renaissance is considered a turning point in the development of human civilization. Review this statement. [2001]

Q.7 What was the legacy of the Renaissance of European culture? [1997]

Q.8 What led to the Reformation? What part did it play in the rise of nationalism in Europe? [1995]

Q.9 Discuss the salient features of Renaissance and highlight its significance in European history. [1993]

THIRTY YEARS’ WAR

Q.10 Critically analyse the significance of the Thirty Years’ War in the history of Europe. [2005]

Q.11 Write a note on: Treaty of Westphalia [1993]

FRENCH REVOLUTION

Q.12 The political crisis of 1789 which started the course of events that made the Revolution is explicable only in the setting in the deep economic and social crisis. Discuss. [2009]

Q.13 What were the philosophical foundations of the French Revolution? What is its significance in the World history? [2005]

Q.14 Discuss the chief causes for the outbreak of French Revolution in 1789. [2002]

Q.15 Describe about the great French Revolution. [2002]

Q.16 Explain the role of writers and philosophers in preparing the ground for Revolution in France in 1789. [2001]

Q.17 Identify and analyse the main phases of French Revolution. [1997]

Q.18 Bring out the historical significance of the French Revolution. What is its lasting legacy? [1995]

Q.19 Write a note on: France- Revolt of 1789 [1993]

AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Q.20 Discuss the causes and significance of the American Revolution. [2009]

Q.21 Describe about the American Revolution. [2002]

Q.22 Describe the causes and significance of American Revolution. [1999]

Q.23 Trace and account for the American Revolution. Was it beneficial in social context? [1995]

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Q.24 Describe the causes and consequences of American Civil War. [2012]

Q.25 The Civil War was inevitable, Abraham Lincoln only expedited it but the saved the national unity thereby. Elaborate. [2001]

Q.26 Why did the American Civil War break out? [1997]

GERMAN AND ITALIAN UNIFICATION

Q.27 With reference to the rise of nationalism in Europe, discuss the unification of Germany. [2005]

Q.28 Discuss the contribution of Bismarck to achieve the foundation of German Empire. [2002]

Q.29 Trace the different stages of the unification of Italy. Also throw light on foreign help in it. [2007]

Q.30 Discuss critically the role of Bismarck and Prussia in the unification of Germany. What were its results? [1999]

Q.31 What were the contributions of Cavour and Garibaldi in the unification of Italy. [1997]

Q.32 German political unity was grafted on a solid material and cultural foundation. Comment. [1995]

Q.33 Discuss the role played by Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour in the unification of Italy. [1993]

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Q.34 Analyse the causes of Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. How did it influence the world politics. [2007]

Q.35 Account for Russian Revolution of 1917 and account for its success. [2002]

Q.36 Discuss the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution. [1997]

CHINESE REVOLUTION

Q.37 Why did Red Revolution succeed in China? Explain. [2009]

Q.38 Trace the rise of Communism in China. [2002]

Q.39 Review the part played by Dr. Sun-Yat Sen in the history of China and indicate the significance of his three principles. [1995]

Q.40 Write a note on: Communism in China [1993]

WORLD WARS

Q.41 “The Paris Peace conference must stand in history a conspicuous failure. It was and overall failure of human intelligence and wisdom.” Examine. [2012]

Q.42 Assess the responsibility of the major European powers for the outbreak of the first world war. [2009]

Q.43 Examine the causes of the Second World War. Also write a notes on its result. [2007]

Q.44 Throw light on the causes and the consequences of the Second World War. [2002]

Q.45 Discuss critically the treaty of Versailles. How far was it unjust? [1999]

Q.46 Discuss the social and economic consequences of the first world war. [1995]

Q.47 “The seeds of the Second World War were showed in the treaty of Versailles.” Comment. [1993]

BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS

Q.48 With reference to the Fascist Ideology, discuss the rise of totalitarian state in Europe after the First World War. [2005]

Q.49 Discuss the chief features of New Deals of F D Roosevelt and evaluate its success. [2002]

Q.50 Describe the world depression of 1929-32. What were its consequences? [1999]

Q.51 Discuss those factors which were responsible for the rise of dictatorship in the various countries of the world. [1993]

Q.52 Write a note on: Economic Recession of 1929-32 [1993]

JAPAN

Q.53 Describe the rise of Japan as a world Power. [2002]

Q.54 Examine the circumstances that led to the development of militarism in Japan. [2001]

Q.55 How did Japan become a great power? What were its effects on Asia? [1999]

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Q.56 Describe about the Industrial Revolution. [2002]

Q.57 Discuss critically the reasons that led to the rise of mercantilism. Also discuss its importance and decline. [1999]

 Q.58 Bring out the role of the development of commerce and technology in the Industrialization of Britain. [1997]

 Q.59 How did the Industrial Revolution affect political and social life of Europe? [1995]

 BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY DEVELOPMENTS

Q.60 “In the history of England the chief area of interest was the growth of parliamentary institutions.” Comment. [2012]

 Q.61 Review the Parliamentary Reform in England in 19th and 20th century. [2007]

 Q.62 Throw light on the development of Parliamentary form of government in England in the 19th century. [2001]

 IMPERIALISM

Q.63 Discuss the growth of imperialism in Asia and Africa during the 19th century. [2005]

 Q.64 Critically review literacy and political developments in the period 1927-42 and evaluate their significance for nationalism in Indonesia. [1997]

 Q.65 Write an essay on the rise and growth of Arab nationalism. [2012]

MISC.

Q.66 Give the critical analysis of the importance of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908-09. [2002]

 Q.67 Define liberalism and discuss briefly the role played by liberalism in bringing changes in the policy of the various Western European countries. [1993]

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