CBSE Board Class 12 Sociology Previous Year Question Papers 2008
CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2008 for Class 12 Sociology
Previous Paper 2008
M. M.: 100 Time: 3hrs.
1.Questions 1 to 15 are of 2 marks each, and are to be answered in about 30 words.
2.Questions 16 to 25 are of 4 marks each, and are to be answered in about 80 words.
3.Questions 26 to 29 are of 6 marks each, and are to be answered in about 200 words.
4.Question 30 carries 6 marks, and is to be answered based on the passage given.
Complete the following statements in one or two sentences (about 30 words or less):
Q1.Capitalism is the name given to a social and economic system in which…
Q2.Regionalism refers to…
Q3.Community identities are …
Q4.A political party is…
Q5.A trade union is…
Q6.The characteristic features of the organized sector are…
Q7.Transnational corporations are…
Q8.Globalisation refers to…
Q9.By the term ‘electronic economy’ we mean…
Q10.‘Corporate culture’ refers to…
Q11.The various forms of the mass media include…
Q12.Two of the distinguishing features of a social movement are…
Q13.Two of the well-known peasant movements in India are….
Q14.Prominent examples of workers’ movements include…
Q15.‘Reformist’ social movements are different from ‘revolutionary’ social movements because…
Four Mark Questions:
Q16.Discuss the main features of the age structure of the Indian population.
Q17.What could be some of the reasons for the decline in the sex ratio?
Q18.Explain the concept of social exclusion with examples.
Q19.How have the living conditions of tribal communities changed after Independence?
Q20.What is meant by ‘communalism’ in the Indian context?
Q21.Describe the main features of social reform movements before Independence.
Q22.What is meant by secularization of caste? Explain with examples.
Q23.There is a close connection between agriculture and culture. Explain.
Q24.Explain the impact of land reforms in India after independence.
What is meant by the circulation of labour in India. Explain with examples
Q25.List the consequences of industrialization.
What are the major forms of job recruitment in India?
Six Mark Questions:
Q26.Discuss the major changes in the institution of caste from colonial times to the present day.
Discuss the main factors influencing the formation of tribal identity in recent times.
Q27.What are the main arguments made for and against liberalisation and marketisation? What position would you take in this debate, and why?
Q28.How is colonialism different from earlier forms of conquest or domination, and in what ways did it affect Indian society?
Q29. Write a short essay on the core values of Indian democracy as expressed in the Preamble to our Constitution.
Q30. Read the given passage and answer the following questions
A study of Hum Log’s audience showed that a high degree of para social interaction occurred between the audience members and their favorite Hum Log characters. For example, many Hum Log viewers reported that they routinely adjusted their daily schedules to ‘meet’ their favourite character ‘in the privacy of their living rooms’. Many other individuals reported talking to their favorite characters through the television sets; for instance, “Don’t worry, Badki. Do not give up your dream of making a career.”
Hum Log achieved audience ratings of 65 to 90 percent in North India and between 20 and 45 percent in south India. About 50 million individuals watched the average broadcast of Hum Log. One unusual aspect of this soap opera was the huge number of letters, over 400,000 that it attracted from viewers; so many that most of them could not be opened by Doordarshan officials.
Q30.(a) In what ways did viewers express their interest in T.V. programmes like Hum Log? How do you think they express their interest today?
Q30 (b) Discuss the ways in which a mass medium like television can act as a powerful agent influencing public opinion in both positive and negative ways.
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