The Making of a Global World


What were Corn Laws ? Why were these Laws abolished ? [CBSE 2009 (F) Sept. 2010, 2014]


The Corn Laws were British trade laws to regulate the export or import of corn.
(i) These laws were abolished :
(ii) Because restriction of imports lead to high food prices.
(iii) These laws restricted the free trade. Landlords, industrialists and urban dwellers were against these laws.


The Making of a Global World

Q 1.

What is difference between international momentary system and the Bretton Woods system?

Q 2.

Which was the world's first mass produced car?

Q 3.

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 4.

Mention any four factors responsible for indentured labour.

Q 5.

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

Q 6.

Define the term ‘Trade Surplus’. How was the income received from trade surplus with India used by Britain? [CBSE 2010, 2012, 2011]

Q 7.

Who was indentured labourer ?

Q 8.

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

Q 9.

What were the impacts of the Bretton Woods system ? Explain.

Q 10.

Name any two countries which became major supplier of wheat during the First World War.

Q 11.

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

Q 12.

Highlight three main features of life of African people before the coming of Europeans. [CBSE 2013]

Q 13.

Mention the impact of the First World War on agricultural economies.

Q 14.

What were Corn Laws ? Why these Laws were abolished ?

Q 15.

Write a short note on Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

Q 16.

India played a crucial role in the late 19th century world economy”. Explain. [CBSE 2014]

Q 17.

‘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 18.

What were the canal colonies ? Why and where they were set up ?

Q 19.

Why were European attracted to Africa in die late 19th century ? Give one reason.

Q 20.

What were the limitations of IMF and the World Bank ? Mention any two.

Q 21.

What is G-77 ?

Q 22.

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

Q 23.

What were the main sources of attraction for Europeans to come to Africa in the late nineteenth century ? How did they exploit their resources ? [CBSE 2010 (F)]

Q 24.

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

Q 25.

Who discovered America ?

Q 26.

Name the disease which had terrifying impact on people's livelihoods and local economy of Africa during 1890's.

Q 27.

Which two crucial influences, shaped post-war reconstruction ?

Q 28.

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

Q 29.

Explain indentured labour with lire help of an example.

Q 30.

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

Q 31.

What were the social advantages of invention of refrigerated ships ?

Q 32.

Explain how the global transfer of disease in the pre-modern world helped in the colonisation of the Americas.

Q 33.

What were the main destinations of Indian indentured migrants ?

Q 34.

Why were IMF and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development formed ?

Q 35.

"European conquests produced many painful economic, social and ecological changes through which the colonised societies were brought into the world economy."Explain. [CBSE 2015]

Q 36.

What was the impact of the spread of rinderpest or the cattle plague on the African people ? Explain. [CBSE 2009 (O)]
How did rinderpest change .the economy of the African society ?  [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2011]
Explain the social impact of introduction of rinderpest in Africa.
Describe briefly the effects of rinderpest in Africa in the 1890's. [CBSE Sept. 2011, 2012, 2014]

Q 37.

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 38.

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 39.

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 40.

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

Q 41.

Write any three factors responsible for indentured labour migration from India. [CBSE Sept. 2010. 2013]

Q 42.

What is globalisation ? [CBSE Sept. 2011, 2012]

Q 43.

What were silk routes ? [CBSE 2014]

Q 44.

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

Q 45.

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

Q 46.

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

Q 47.

What was Henry Ford's best cost cutting decision ?

Q 48.

Name the movement launched by Gandhiji during the Great Depression of 1929.

Q 49.

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

Q 50.

Why China and other Asian countries became attractive destination for investment by foreign MNC's ?