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Class 12 History Case Study Questions

CBSE Class 12 History

For CBSE Class 12 students enrolled in the Arts/Humanities stream, history is an important subject. History is the study of ancient eras, including the evolution of humans, kings, queens, wars, and many other topics.  History is more than just a collection of facts; it is a critical discipline, a process of inquiry, and a way of learning about the past.

CBSE Class 12 History has three themes ancient, medieval and modern history. Each theme for class XII is organized around four subheads:

  • a detailed overview of the events, issues and processes under discussion
  • a summary of the present state of research on the theme
  • an account of how knowledge about the theme has been acquired
  • an excerpt from a primary source related to the theme, explaining how it has been used by historians.

CBSE Class 12 History Case Study Pattern

CBSE Class 12 history case study is the main component of the CBSE board examination. It will assess students’ comprehension, reasoning, and creative abilities. Students will benefit from competency-based and skill-oriented teaching and learning.

Good Marks in Board Exams

With the help of CBSE class 12 history case study questions and answers, students can score good marks in board exams. Most of the questions are straightforward. You can get the answers from the given text directly. On the other hand, these are MCQs, so choosing the correct option is much easier as compared to writing the answer.

The Case Study Format

As you have already seen in other subjects too, there is one passage followed by 4-5 MCQs. CBSE will ask the same type of case study questions in class 12 History too. Here, you will find a textual passage or some visual input and a few multiple-choice questions based on it.

Case Studies in myCBSEguide App

You can get the Class 12 History case study questions from many sources but the best source to get these questions is from myCBSEguide. The students can go through a variety of questions from myCBSEguide for Class 12 History.

12 History Case Study Questions

Class 12 History Case Study Questions

MyCBSEguide provides the most up-to-date case Study Questions for Class 12 History, as well as complete answers to each case study question. Case study questions are the latest updated question pattern as per the NEP 2020 curriculum design. Here are a few examples of class 12 History case study questions.

12 History Case Study 1

Read the following passage carefully and answer any three questions that follow:

“That is very good, Sir – bold words, noble words”

Somnath Lahiri said:
Well, Sir, I must congratulate Pandit Nehru for the fine expression he gave to the spirit of the Indian people when he said that no imposition from the British will be accepted by the Indian people. Imposition would be resented and objected to, he said, and he added that if need be we will walk the valley of struggle. That is very good, Sir – bold words, noble words.
But the point is to see when and how are you going to apply that challenge. Well, Sir, the point is that the imposition is here right now. Not only has the British Plan made any future Constitution… dependent on a treaty satisfactory to the Britisher but it suggests that for every little difference you will have to run to the Federal Court or dance attendance there in England; or to call on the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee or someone else. Not only is it a fact that this Constituent Assembly, whatever plans we may be hatching, but we are also under the shadow of British guns, British Army, their economic and financial stranglehold’ – which means that the final power is still in the British hands and the question of power has not yet been finally decided, which means the future is not yet completely in our hands. Not only that, but the statements made by Attlee and others recently have made it clear that if need be, they will even threaten you with division entirely. This means, Sir, there is no freedom in this country. As Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel put it some days ago, we have freedom only to fight among ourselves. That is the only freedom we have got.
Therefore, our humble suggestion is that it is not a question of getting something by working out this Plan but to declare independence here and now and calling upon the Interim Government, call upon the people of India, to stop fratricidal warfare and lookout against its enemy, which still has the whip in hand, the British Imperialism – and go together to fight it and then resolve our claims afterward when we will be free.

  1. Which of the following is correct regarding Somnath Lahiri?
    1. He as an Indian statesman and a leader of the Communist Party of India
    2. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India from Bengal
    3. He served as a Member West Bengal legislative assembly
    4. All of these
  2. ________ feels that we are under the British Army, British economic and financial stranglehold and this means that final power is still in the hands of the British.
    1. Vallabh Bhai Patel
    2. Jawaharlal Nehru
    3. Somnath Lahiri
    4. Clement Attlee
  3. Choose the correct option:
    Assertion (A): Somnath feels that the absence of a constitution will mean dependence on the British.
    Reason (R): Britishers would remain under the stranglehold or the shadow of the Indians.

    1. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
    2. Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.
    3. A is correct but R is wrong.
    4. Both A and R are wrong.
  4. Consider the following statements:
    1. Somnath Lahiri congratulated Pandit Nehru for the fine expression that he gave to the spirit of Indian people.
    2. For every little problem, Indians would have to run to the Federal Court in England. In the absence of the Constitution for every basic law and rule, there would be a need to refer to the British government.

Choose the correct option:

    1. Both (A) and (B) are correct
    2. Only (B) is correct

12 History Case Study 2

The Bazaar

Paes gives a vivid description of the bazaar: Going forward, you have a broad and beautiful
street In this street live many merchants,
and there you will find all sorts of rubies, and diamonds, and emeralds, and pearls, and seed- pearls, and cloths, and every other sort of thing there is on earth and that you may wish to buy. Then you have there every evening a fair where they sell many common horses and nags, and also many citrons, and limes, and oranges, and grapes, and every other kind of garden stuff, and wood; you have all in this street.

More generally, he described the city as being “the best-provided city in the world” with the markets “stocked with provisions such as rice, wheat, grains, Indian corn and a certain amount of barley and beans, moong, pulses and horse-gram” all of which were cheaply and abundantly available. According to Fernao Nuniz, the Vijayanagara markets were “overflowing with an abundance of fruits, grapes and oranges, limes, pomegranates, jackfruit and mangoes and all very cheap.”

Meat too was sold in abundance in the marketplaces. Nuniz describes “mutton, pork, venison, partridges, hares, doves, quail and all kinds of birds, sparrows, rats and cats and lizards” as being sold in the market of Bisnaga.

  1. In which city was this bazaar found?
  2. Where did it exist? According to Paes, what can be purchased from there? Name any six things.
  3. According to Fernao Nuniz, what were the features of the bazaars of Vijayanagara?

12 History Case Study 3

Read the following excerpt carefully and answer any three questions:
Some of the earliest bhakti movements (c. sixth century) were led by the Alvars (literally, those who are “immersed” in devotion to Vishnu) and Nayanars (literally, leaders who were devotees of Shiva). They travelled from place to place singing hymns in Tamil in praise of their gods. During their travels the Alvars and Nayanars identified certain shrines as abodes of their chosen deities. Very often large temples were later built at these sacred places. These developed as centres of pilgrimage. Singing compositions of these poet-saints became part of temple rituals in these shrines, as did worship of the saints’ images. Some historians suggest that the Alvars and Nayanars initiated a movement of protest against the caste system and the dominance of Brahmanas or at least attempted to reform the system. To some extent this is corroborated by the fact that bhaktas hailed from diverse social backgrounds ranging from Brahmanas to artisans and cultivators and even from castes considered “untouchable”. The importance of the traditions of the Alvars and Nayanars was sometimes indicated by the claim that their compositions were as important as the Vedas.

  1. Choose the correct option:
    Assertion (A): The Alvars and Nayanars initiated a movement of protest against the caste system.
    Reason (R): The major anthologies of compositions by the Alvars, the Nalayira Divyaprabandham, was frequently described as the Rig Veda, thus claiming that the text was as significant as the four Vedas in Sanskrit that was cherished by the Brahmanas.

    1. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
    2. Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.
    3. A is correct but R is wrong.
    4. R is correct but A is wrong.
  2. Which of the following was not a part of Alvars?
    1. Men
    2. Women
    3. Pir
    4. Brahmanas
  3. Which of the following deities were worship by Alvars and Nayanars?
    1. Lord Vishnu
    2. Lord Shiva
    3. Both (i) and (ii)
    4. None of the above
  4. Which of the following is a Historians classification of Bhakti Traditions?
    1. Saguna
    2. Nirguna
    3. Khanqahs
    4. Both (i) and (ii)

Answer Key:

  1. (c) A is correct but R is wrong.
  2. (c) Pir
  3. (c) Both (a) and (b)
  4. (d) Both (a) and (b)

12 History Case Study 4

Read the following excerpt carefully and answer any three questions:

‘We are not just going to copy’

We say that it is our firm and solemn resolve to have an independent sovereign republic. India is bound to be sovereign, it is bound to be independent and it is bound to be a republic. Now, some friends have raised the question: “Why have you not put in the word ‘democratic’ here.” Well, I told them that it is conceivable, of course. that a republic may not be democratic but the whole of our past, is witness to this fact that we stand for democratic institutions. Obviously, we are aiming at democracy and nothing less than a democracy. What form of democracy, what shape it might take is another matter? The democracies of the present day, many of them in Europe and elsewhere, have played a great part in the world’s progress. Yet it may be doubtful if those democracies may not have to change their shape somewhat before long if they have to remain completely democratic. We are not going just to copy, I hope, a certain democratic procedure or an institution of a so-called democratic country. We may improve upon it. In any event whatever system of government we may establish here must fit in with the temper of our people and be acceptable to them. We stand for democracy. It will be for this House to determine what shape to give to that democracy, the fullest democracy, I hope. The House will notice that in this Resolution, although we have not used the word “democratic” because we thought it is obvious that the word “republic’’ contains that word and we did not want to use unnecessary words and redundant words, but we have done something much more than using the word. We have given the content of democracy in this Resolution and not only the content of democracy but the content, if I may say so, of economic democracy in this Resolution. Others might take objection to this Resolution on the ground that we have not said that it should be a Socialist State. Well, I stand for Socialism and, I hope, India will stand for Socialism and that India will go towards the Constitution of a Socialist State and I do believe that the whole world will have to go that way.
– Constituent Assembly Debates (Cad), VoL.I

  1. Which of the following basic feature(s) of the constitution is given in the above passage?
    1. Independent
    2. Sovereign
    3. Republic
    4. All of these
  2. It was ________ who presented Objectives Resolution in the Constituent Assembly on ________.
    1. Jawaharlal Nehru, 13th December 1946
    2. Mahatma Gandhi, 15th August 1947
    3. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, 13th November 1950
    4. B. R. Ambedkar, 26th January 1950
  3. Assertion (A): Nehru did not mention the word democratic in the resolution.
    Reason (R): It was thought by the makers of the constitution that the word ‘republic’ contains that word.

    1. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
    2. Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.
    3. A is correct but R is wrong.
    4. Both A and R are wrong.
  4. Consider the following statements:
    1. Nehru was a supporter of Socialism and he said that India would stand for socialism, where every citizen would be provided equal opportunities for growth and development.
    2. Nehru stresses the idea of socialism with the socialist idea of economic justice. There would be economic democracy and economic justice.

    Choose the correct option:

    1. Both (a) and (b) are correct.
    2. Only (b) is correct.

Answer Key:

  1. (d) All of these
  2. (a) Jawaharlal Nehru, 13th December 1946
  3. (a) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A.
  4. (a) Both (A) and (B) are correct.

Class 12 History Syllabus Structure

CBSE Class 12 History curriculum focuses on a detailed study of certain topics in ancient, medieval, and modern Indian history, with the goal of blurring the lines between what is traditionally referred to as ancient, medieval, and modern. The syllabus for Indian history books for Class 12 History is subdivided into three parts. To thoroughly cover the syllabus, students must study all three parts. In the table below, we have supplied the content structure for Parts 1, 2, and 3.

CLASS 12 History COURSE STRUCTURE (2022-23)

Themes In Indian History Part-I25
Theme 1 Bricks, Beads and Bones15
Theme 2 Kings, Farmers and Towns15
Theme 3 Kinship, Caste and Class15
Theme 4 Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings14
Themes In Indian History Part-II25
Theme 5 Through the Eyes of Travellers15
Theme 6 Bhakti –Sufi Traditions15
Theme 7 An Imperial Capital: Vijayanagar15
Theme 8 – Peasants, Zamindars and the State15
Themes In Indian History Part-III25
Theme 10 Colonialism and The Countryside15
Theme 11 Rebels and the Raj15
Theme 13 Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement15
Theme 15 Framing the Constitution15
Including Map Work of The Related Themes155
Project work2520

How to Practice  Case study questions for Class 12 History

You can follow the following steps to prepare for history case study questions for Class 12 CBSE Board exams.

Step-1 is to read about major events in the NCERT Class 12 History book is one of the methods. It is necessary to read up on the events that you find useful and relevant to the case study questions that you will be asked.

Step-2 is to learn how to answer these questions based on the information that you have read.

Step-3 is to solve sample questions based on the information that you have read. This will give you an idea of the kind of questions that are asked in Class 12 History.

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