ICSE Class 10 History & Civics 2022 Semester-2 Sample Paper

History and Civics is H.C.G. Paper 1. Maximum Marks are 40 and time allowed is one and a half hours. The question papaer is divided into two parts.

Part I

(Attempt all questions from this Part)

Question 1: Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. [10]

(i) The procedure to remove the President is called ________ .

(a) Impeachment
(b) Interpellation
(c) Resolution
(d) Prorogation

(ii) The term of office of the Vice President is ________ .

(a) Five years
(b) Six years
(c) Two years
(d) Ten years

(iii) The ________ is considered to be the Leader of the Lok Sabha.

(a) President
(b) Speaker
(c) Vice President
(d) Prime Minister

(iv) The power of the Supreme Court to review laws passed by Union Legislature is ________ .

(a) Revisory Jurisdiction
(b) Advisory Jurisdiction
(c) Original Jurisdiction
(d) Judicial Review

(v) The High Court judges are appointed by the ________.

(a) President
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Governor
(d) Chief Justice of India

(vi) Which of the following was not a common ideology of the dictators?

(a) Faith in totalitarian rule
(b) One party and One Leader
(c) Faith in Communism
(d) Aggressive Nationalism and Imperialism

(vii) The International Court of Justice consists of ______ judges.

(a) 9
(b) 15
(c) 10
(d) 20

(viii) The non-permanent members of the Security Council are elected by the members of _______.

(a) General Assembly
(b) International Court of Justice
(c) The Trusteeship Council
(d) The Secretariat

(ix) The Treaty of Versailles mandated Germany to pay a war reparation of ________.

(a) 35 billion dollars
(b) 40 billion dollars
(c) 33 billion dollars
(d) 50 million pounds

(x) Which of these countries was not part of the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis?

(a) Germany
(b) Italy
(c) Japan
(d) France

Part II

Section A

(Attempt any one question from this Section)

Question 2

The executive power of the Indian Union is vested in the President of India. In this context, answer the following questions:

  1. Give any two reasons for the indirect election of the President. [2]
  2. Mention any two discretionary powers of the President. [2]
  3. Mention any three legislative powers of the President [3]
  4. Name the three kinds of emergencies that can be proclaimed by the President [3]

Question 3

The Supreme Court is the head of the entire system of judiciary. In this context, answer the following questions:

  1. Mention any two qualifications required by a person to be the judge of the Supreme Court. [2]
  2. Who appoints the judges of the Supreme Court? What is their term of office? [2]
  3. Mention any three cases which come under the Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. [3]
  4. Why is the Supreme Court called the Court of Record? [3]

Section B

(Attempt any two questions from this Section)

Question 4

With reference to the First World War, answer the following questions:

  1. Name the two alliances formed in Europe during the First World War. [2]
  2. Name the two countries which came under dictatorship after the First World War. Name the dictators. [2]
  3. Explain the Sarajevo Crisis. [3]
  4. Mention any three ways in which the Treaty of Versailles benefited France. [3]

Question 5

Look at the picture given and answer the questions that follow:

  1. Which organization does this emblem represent? [2]
  2. Mention any two objectives of this organization. [2]
  3. Mention any three functions of the General Assembly. [3] 
  4. What is the composition of the Security Council? [3]

Question 6

  1. Give the full form of UNICEF and UNESCO. [2]
  2. Mention any two functions of WHO. [2]
  3. What is meant by the term Non-Alignment? Name any two founders of the Non Aligned Movement. [3]
  4. Mention any three objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement. [3]