The Making of a Global World


How was the income received from trade surplus with India used by Britain ? [CBSE 2008 (D)]


Britain’s trade surplus in India also helped to pay the so-called ‘home charges’ that included private remittances home by British officials and traders, interest payments on India’s external debt and pensions of British officials in India.


The Making of a Global World

Q 1.

What was the impact of the Great Depression on USA ? Explain. [CBSE 2013]

Q 2.

What were Corn Laws ? Why these Laws were abolished ?

Q 3.

Name the countries which wore exporting food grains to Britain.

Q 4.

Before the arrival of outsiders most of the Africans had a little reason to work for a wage’. Give reasons.

Q 5.

What was the main aim of the post-war international economic system in the world ?

Q 6.

Why were the Corn Laws scrapped ? Explain any three reasons.[CBSE Comp. (D) 2008, 2009 (F), Sept. 2011]

Q 7.

Why was there a need for clearing lands in Britain during the nineteenth century ? Explain any three reasons.
[CBSE Comp. (D) 2008]

Q 8.

The decision of MNCs to relocate production to Asian countries.

Q 9.

Give two examples from history to show the impact of technology on food availability.

Q 10.

What is meant by the Bretton Woods Agreement?

Q 11.

Write a brief note on the Irish Potato Famine'.

Q 12.

Write a short note on Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

Q 13.

What were the crucial influences that shaped post-war (II World War) reconstruction?

Q 14.

By 1890, a global agricultural economy had taken shape.' Explain by giving example.
Describe any three changes in the global agricultural economy after 1890. [CBSE 2014]

Q 15.

How did Henry Ford revolutionise mass production in the US ? Explain. [CBSE 2012]

Q 16.

G-77 can be seen as a reaction to the activities of Bretton Woods Twins. Explain the statement with five arguments.  [CBSE 2013]

Q 17.

The pre-modern world shrank greatly in the 16th century.' Explain.

Q 18.

Why thousands of people fled Europe for America in the 19th century ?
Why did thousands of people flee away from Europe to America in the 19th century ? Give any three reasons. [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 19.

Economists of the 19th century identify three types of movements or ‘flows’ within international economic exchanges.” Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2011. 2012]

Q 20.

Mention any four factors responsible for indentured labour.

Q 21.

What was the impact of industrialisation in Britain on Indian economy ?

Q 22.

What is NIF.O ?
Why did Group 77 countries demand a New International Economic Order ? Explain. [CBSE 2009 (D). Sept, 2010]
Why did most of the developing countries organise themselves as a group the Group of 77 (G-77) ? [CBSE 2012)

Q 23.

‘The First World War was modern industrial war’. Explain.
Explain how the First World War was so horrible a war like none other before. [CBSE 2010 (0)]
How far is it correct to say that "The First World Wax was the First modem industrial war”? Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 24.

What was the most powerful weapon of the Spanish conqueror to colonise America ?

Q 25.

Which two countries were among the world's richest until the 18th century ?

Q 26.

What changed the world profoundly in the 19th century ?

Q 27.

Name the technology which enabled the transportation of perishable foods over.

Q 28.

How rinderpest arrived in Africa in the late 1880's ?      [CBSE 2014]

Q 29.

What is the meaning of ‘cultural fusion’? Give two examples.

Q 30.

How were the indentured workers exploited by the recruiting agents ?

Q 31.

Why did the inflow of fine Indian cotton begin to decline in the 19th century ?

Q 32.

Define ‘trade surplus’. Why Britain had a trade surplus with India ? [CBSE Sept. 2014]

Q 33.

"The First World War was the first modern industrial war". Justify the answer.

Q 34.

The First World War was a war like no other before. Justify.

Q 35.

What was mass production ? Who was pioneer of mass production ? [CBSE 2014]

Q 36.

The agricultural regions and communities were the worst affected by the Great Depression of 1929'. Give one reason.

Q 37.

Name the economist who thought that India gold exports during the Great Depression of 1929 promoted global economic recovery.

Q 38.

Which two crucial influences, shaped post-war reconstruction ?

Q 39.

The Portuguese and Spanish used all ethical and unethical methods to colonise America”. Justify.
How were the germs used as a powerful weapon by the Portuguese and the Spanish for the colonisation of America ?

Q 40.

Give two examples of different types of global exchanges which took place before the seventeenth century, choosing one example from Asia and one from the Americas.

Q 41.

Explain the three types of movements or flows within international economic exchange. Find one example of each type of flow which involved India and Indians, and write a short account of it.

Q 42.

What are canal colonies' ?

Q 43.

Indentured labour migration from India discuss its causes and its impact.

Q 44.

Colonialism during the late 19th century discuss.

Q 45.

What were the crucial influences that shaped post-war ( II World War) reconstruction?

Q 46.

Give two examples of different types of global exchanges which took place before the 17th century, choosing one example from Asia, and one from the America.

Q 47.

Give two examples from history to show the impact of Science and Technology on food availability.

Q 48.

“The example of indentured labour migration from India and other parts of the world illustrates the two-sided nature of the 19th century"world.” Explain by giving examples.
Why 19th century indentured has been described as a ‘new system of slavery’ ? Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2012, 2014]

Q 49.

Explain the impact of the First World War on Britain.
How did the First World War change the economic life of the people in Britain ? Explain. [CBSE 2008 (D)]
Describe in brief the world economic conditions of the post First World War period. [CBSE 2010 (D), Sept. 2012, 2013]

Q 50.

In the. 19th century, all over the world more than 150 million people migrated from one country to another.’ Explain the factors responsible for this migration.