1979-2015 History Mains Optional All Questions

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1979-2015 History Mains Optional All Questions

UPSC Repeats Questions From Previous Year , Below are a few examples

Repeated Question in History Optional

  1. French Revolution

>>“France was even more fertile than Britain in producing new socialist theories and movements, though bore less concrete results in France than Britain.(2015)

>>“The impact of the French Revolution (1789) was initially confined to Europe, but, that of the Russian Revolution (1917) was global.” — Critically review.(2012)

“The connection between the philosophers’ ideas and the outbreak of the French Revolution (1789) is somewhat remote and indirect.” (2012)

“The writings of the philosophers had a tremendous influence on the minds of the people and created a revolutionary awakening in their minds and formed the intellectual creed of the French Revolution”(1983)

‘The writings of the philosophers had a tremendous influence on the minds of the people and created a revolutionary awakening in their minds and formed the intellectual creed of the French Revolution.’(2005)
( Question lifted as it is)

;“If monarchical misrule ignited the French revolution, lofty ideas both inspired and sustained it.”(1992)
;‘If monarchical misrule ignited the French Revolution, lofty ideas both inspired and sustained it.’(2002)
;“If monarchical misrule ignited the French revolution, lofty ideas both inspired and sustained it.”(1997)

;‘The French Revolution attacked privileges and not property.’(2003)
;The French Revolution (1789) really achieved far less than what it intended to effect. Do you agree? (1989 )
(Question rephrased)

c. Compare the Peshwas’ bureaucratic management with that of the Imperial Mughal administration.(2015)

;“No event, as encompassing as the French Revolution occurs in an intellectual vacuum.”(2007)