Subject Code: C4





Full Marks: 90

Pass Marks: 27

Time: Three Hours

The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions


1. (a) The British Prime Minister who announced the Communal Award in 1932 was –                     1

1)      Clement Attlee.

2)      Winston Churchill.

3)      Ramsay MacDonald.

4)      Theresa May.

(b) In which of the following years, the British stopped slavery in Assam?                                             1

1)      1843.

2)      1857.

3)      1860.

4)      1863.

(c) Who among the following was the first Editor of Jonaki?                                         1

1)      Hemchandra Barua.

2)      Hemchandra Goswami.

3)      Lakshminath Bezbaruah.

4)      Chandra Kumar Agarwala.

(d) Which one of the following Indian classical dance form is of Andhra Pradesh?                              1

1)      Kathakali.

2)      Kuechipudi.

3)      Bharatnatyam.

4)      Odissi.

(e) Which one of the following is a non-renewable resources?                                                   1

1)      Water.

2)      Plant.

3)      Natural gas.

4)      Sunshine.

(f) Among all the greenhouse gases, which one of the following is responsible for global warming?                          1

1)      Oxygen.

2)      Carbon dioxide.

3)      Nitrogen.

4)      Argon.

(g) The longest mountain range in the world is –                                               1

1)      The Himalayan Mountain Range.

2)      The Andes Folded Mountain Range.

3)      The Rocky Mountain Range.

4)      The Ural Mountain Range.

(h) Who among the following persons was not the member of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution of India?      1

1)      N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar.

2)      K. M. Munshi.

3)      Jawaharlal Nehru.

4)      D. P. Khaitan.


Part – I

2. When did Gandhiji start his Salt March from Sabarmati Ashram to the seacoast of Dandi? What is the distance between Sabarmati Ashram and the seacoast of Dandi?                                                   1+1=2

3. Write the names of the President and the General Secretary of Assam Association who were formally elected in the First Session of the Association.                                          2

4. Write the names of two divisions of Ojapali and give examples.                                            2

5. What were the anti-movement measures taken by the British to dominate Swadeshi Movement? Did the British get support from the leaders of the movement?                                      2+1=3


What were the initial programmes of the Swadeshi Movement? Mention briefly about each of the programmes.        3

6. Discuss three contributions of Swadeshi Movement.                                                 3

7. Discuss in brief the causes of the Revolt of 1857-58 in India and its impact on Assam.                                   3

8. Briefly discuss the importance of the Revolt of 1857 in Assam.                                               3


Discuss the importance of Phulaguri Dhawa in history.                                                3

9. What do you understand by the term ‘Satyagraha’? Briefly write about the three local disputes where Gandhiji first applied the technique of Satyagraha in India.                                      1+3=4

10. Write briefly on the heritage of paintings in Assam.                                  4

11. How were the Ryot Sabhas formed in different parts of Assam against the British?                                    5


Discuss in brief the role played by the people of Assam in the ‘Quit India Movement’.                                              5


12. Write in brief about the relationship between resource and science-technology.                                       2

13. Write in brief the main causes of desertification.                                        2

14. What is the name of the major mountain range of North America? In which part of the continent is it located?        2

15. What are the principal aims of the Industrial and Investment Policy of Assam Government announced in 2014?       2


Mention the advantages of water transport system in Assam.                                              2

16. What do you mean by pollution? State how soil is polluted.                                  1+2=3

17. Analyze briefly the causes responsible for growth of population in Assam.                                    3


Mention the major causes which are regarded as hindrance to the development of transport system of Assam.        3

18. What is meant by conservation of resources? Discuss its need.                           1+3=4

19. Draw a sketch-map of Assam and locate therein the following with names:                   2+2=4

a)      An Oil Refinery.

b)      Export Promotion Industrial Park.

(For Blind Candidates only)

Write briefly about the forest resources of Assam.                                    4

20. Briefly discuss the physical characteristics of the continent of North America.                               5


Write in short about the landforms present on the earth’s land surface.                                          5

21. Narrate the causes responsible for degradation of natural resources of Assam.                           5


Describe briefly the agro-based industries of Assam.                                                5

Part – III

22. How is the Secretary General of the UNO appointed? Who was the first Secretary General of the UNO?        2

23. What are the disadvantages of the barter system?                                   2

24. Write two important points of difference between economic growth and economic development.                   2


Write a note on human development.                             2

25. Discuss the main functions of the Reserve Bank of India.                                        3

26. Give a short description of the Security Council of the UNO.                                                 3

27. Write in brief how economic reform in India is influenced by liberalization, privatization and globalization.      3

28. What is Parliamentary Democracy? Write the main differences between the Parliamentary Democracy System of India and that of England.                                       1+3=4




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