CSS European History 2009



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) By the Treaty of Paris (March 1856) warships were forbidden on the _________.

 (a) Danube

(b) Dead Sea

 (c) Black Sea

(d) None of these

(ii) The Peace of Amiens was signed in __________.

 (a) 1802

(b) 1803

 (c) 1804

(d) None of these

(iii) Truce at Villafranca was signed between France and __________.

 (a) Germany

(b) Russia

 (c) Austria

(d) Turkey

(iv) In 1908, Bosnia and Herzegovina were annexed by _________.

 (a) Austria

(b) Turkey

 (c) Russia

(d) None of these

(v) The Treaty of Campo Formino was signed in October ________.

 (a) 1789

(b) 1795

 (c) 1799

(d) None of these

(vi) The Convention of Gastein (1865) was highly disadvantageous to __________.

 (a) Austria

(b) Prussia

 (c) France

(d) None of these

(vii) Von Moltke was a Prussian _________.

 (a) Statesman

(b) Foreign Minister

 (c) General

(d) None of these

(viii) Panslavist ambitions were checked by congress of Berlin in _________.

 (a) 1856

(b) 1868

 (c) 1876

(d) None of these

(ix) Wallachia and Moldavia were ____________ principalities.

 (a) Syrian

(b) Russian

 (c) Danubian

(d) None of these

(x) Cavour was to _________ what Bismark was to Germany.

 (a) Austria

(b) France

 (c) Belgium

(d) None of these

(xi) Nichlos I was born in 1825 and died in __________.

 (a) 1855

(b) 1885

 (c) 1915

(d) None of these

(xii) Congress of Laibach was held in __________.

 (a) 1807

(b) 1819

 (c) 1820

(d) None of these

(xiii) The capital of __________ was Prague.

 (a) Hungary

(b) Bohemia

 (c) Hanover

(d) None of these

(xiv) Talleyrand was a diplomat from ___________.

 (a) Germany

(b) France

 (c) Austria

(d) None of these

 (xv) The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed in 1807 by Spain to join in an attack on ________.

 (a) Portugal

(b) Morocco

 (c) England

(d) None of these

(xvi) The Declaration of the Rights of Man was prefixed to the French constitution of _______.

 (a) 1791

(b) 1792

 (c) 1793

(d) None of these

(xvii) Foundations of the __________ Republic were laid in 1870.

 (a) First

(b) Second

 (c) Third

(d) Fourth

(xviii) Napolean was born in _______________.

 (a) Elba

(b) Corsica

 (c) St. Halena

(d) None of these

(xix) Social contract was written by ____________.

 (a) Napolean

(b) Voltaire

 (c) Rousseau

(d) None of these

(xx) Tithe was a tax related to ___________.

 (a) Education

 (b) Land

 (c) Business

 (d) None of these


Q.2. “The French Revolution was precipitated by economic factors and the train which had been laid by finances”. (Guedalla). Comment. (20)

Q.3. “O Liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name”. (Madam Roland). Comment in the light of Reign of Terror. (20)

Q.4. The Treaty of Tilsit marked the zenith of power of Napolean in Europe. Discuss. (20)

Q.5. What part did Mazzani, Cavour, Gaxibaldi and Victor Emmenual play in the history of Italian unification. (20)

Q.6. The Crimean War in a sense was watershed of European history. (20)

Q.7. Discuss the principles underlying the colonial expansion of European Powers in later half of the 19th century. (20)

Q.8. Write short notes on ANY TWO of the following: (20)

 (i) French Revolution of 1830.

 (ii) Bismark

 (iii) Metternich

 (iv) Triple Alliance 1882