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Sunday, November 7, 2010



End Semester Examination (75% weightage)

Pattern of Question Paper

Time -- 3 hrs. Total Weightage – 30

I. One essay in 200 words, out of a choice of two, from lessons in Module 1. (Weightage:4)
II. One essay in 200 words, out of a choice of two, from Module 2. (Weightage: 4)
III. Six paragraph questions to be answered in 80 words (Weightage: 6x 2 = 12)
IV. Four bunches of four questions each (from both modules). (Weightage: 4x 1 = 4)
V. Six short questions, at least three from each module. (Weightage: 6 x 1 = 6)


Time: 3 hrs. Total

Weightage: 30

I. Answer any one of the following in 200 words: (Weightage: 4)
1. Bring out the difference between globalization and internationalism.
2. What was the impact of globalization on Indian farmers?

II. Answer any one of the following in 200 words: (Weightage: 4)
3. Aruna’s sufferings as a woman?
4. Write an essay on domestic violence and its victims.

III. Answer six of the following in 80 words each (Weightage: 6X 2: 12)
5. Who are the critics of globalisation? What are their comments?
6. Attitude of the Government to Cotton and Sugar farming.
7. Indian PM’s American visit
8. Aruna’s father-in-law.
9. Any instance of domestic violence that you have read about or witnessed
10. Precautions suggested in the case of the nuclear war

IV. Answer four bunches of four questions each: (Weightage: 4X 1 = 4)
11. A. High technology was well established a millennium ago in (a) Japan (b) China (c) Korea (d) none

B. Amartya Sen is respected as a champion of (a) democracy (b) social justice (c) both (a) and (b) (d) globalisation

C. There is little voice for people in (a) globalisation (b) internationalism (c) democracy (d) none of these

D. A fear of difference is characteristic of (a) colonialism (b) internationalism (c) democracy (d) all of these.

12. A. The cotton farmers of Vidharba committed suicide
(i) to show their protest
(ii) to oppose globalization
(iii) to uphold their faith
(iv) as they fell into debt-trap.

B. The Krishi Bhushan Award was won by
(i) Anil Tatte
(ii) Nilesh Tatte
(iii) Arun Chambare
(iv) Maruti

C. Cotton was once called
(i) White gold
(ii) farmer’s gold (
(iii) Indian gold
(iv) Black gold

D. The import duty is higher for ----------
(i) second hand cars
(ii) rice
(iii) sugar
(iv) cotton

12. A. Aruna escaped with the help of her ----------
(i) father
(ii) sister
(iii) children
(iv) mother-in-law.

B. Aruna describes her marriage as
(i) arbitrary
(ii) of mutual consent
(iii) a very pleasant experience
(iv) her interest

C. Financial abuse is
(i) spending too much on wife and children
(ii) keeping family short of money
(iii) providing the family enough money to live
(iv) none of these

D One abusive father threatened that he would
(i) burn the house in the night
(ii) look after the children well
(iii) stop quarreling
(iv) make his home a nice place

13. A. One wife was not allowed to go out and dry clothes on the line because
(i) the husband was jealous
(ii) the children were very young
(iii) she was sick
(iv) none of these sick

B. Protato is
(i) ordinary potato
(ii) hybrid potato
(iii) another word for pomato
(iv) Protein rich potato

C. How much food was rotting?
(i) 25 million tons
(ii) 2 million tons
(iii) 5 million tons
(iv) none of these

D. Devinder Sharma taken by surprise because
(i) the PM called him
(ii) the PM’s visit was downplayed
(iii) the BBC presenter shifted from an interview with Beckham to him.
(iv) None of these.

V. Answer the six short questions: (Weightage: 6 x 1 = 6)

14. Name a book by Amartya Sen.
15. Which organization did the PM address in the US?
16. How does the US restrict trade from developing countries?
17. What are the different sources of violence?
18. What is the subject matter of Arundhati Roy’s essay?
19. Why are we called gullible subjects?

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