Class Register NumberName 10/SA2/HI HISTORY Monday 11 October 2010 1 hr 30 mins VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA SCHOOL VICTORIA VICTORIA SCHOOL SEMESTRAL ASSESSMENT 2 (SECONDARY ONE) INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATESAnswer all questions.Answer Sections A, B, C and D on writing paper.Begin each section on separate sheets of writing paper.Attach the answers for Sections A, B, C and D together.INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATESSection A – 10 marksSection B – 5 marksSection C – 15 marksSection D – 30 marksTotal marks = 60 This document is intended for internal circulation in Victoria School only. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the Victoria School Internal Exams Committee._______________________________________________________________________This question paper consists of 6 printed pages including this cover page. [Turn over]
Section A Multiple-choice Questions (10 marks)Choose the most appropriate answer for the following questions. Please write your answers (A,B, C or D) clearly in the writing papers provided.1. When a historian finds an artefact and gives an interpretation, he has to corroborate it. To corroborate is to _________.A. find reasons to justify itB. reflect on itC. argue against itD. find information to support it2. Traders from India used to travel over this stretch of land to get to the South China Sea before they discovered a trade route which led to the rise of Palembang. What is its name?A. Isthmus of KraB. BorneoC. Bay of BengalD. Northern Celebes3. Parameswara’s friendship with China was a friendship of necessity because ______________.A. Melaka needed exquisite silk from ChinaB. Melaka needed Chinas trade expertiseC. Melaka wanted protection from enemy attacksD. Melaka relied on natural resources from China4. Which of the following is a form of cultural adaptation?A. Qin Shihuang adopting legalism as his governing philosophy.B. Southeast Asian rulers using Indian emblems of kingship.C. Yijing spending six months at Palembang to study Sanskrit.D. Ancient Indians adhering strictly to the caste system.5. Southeast Asian social system is characterized by social mobility. Social mobility refers to the ability to ________________.A. change your family backgroundB. change your social classC. move freely within the countryD. move out of the country6. Traders in the Zhou dynasty were despised because________.A. they were considered too wealthyB. they did not give to the poorC. they were considered as parasitesD. they conducted illegitimate businesses
A student studies hard but does not worry too much about his results because he firmly believes that he should let things take their natural course. His7. philosophy is similar to that of ____________.A. Han Fei ZiB. Lao ZiC. ConfuciusD. Mencius8. Which of the following act(s) adheres to the teachings of Confucius?I A young man gives up his seat to an elderly woman.II Upon seeing that her mother is ill, a girl decides to brew soup for her.III Students paying attention to the teacher in class and putting in their best effort for their exams.IV The government imposing harsh laws on its people.A. II and IIIB. II onlyC. I, II and IIID. I and II9. Hindus believe that the soul can be freed from the cycle of rebirth and join Brahma, the God of Creation, only when ________________.A. the person has donated enough money to the Hindu templesB. the person actively spreads the religion to othersC. the person has done enough good deeds in several livesD. the person is the king in at least one of his lives10. According to Buddhist teachings, the first noble truth requires a person to know that ____________________.A. there is suffering in lifeB. everything is transientC. life is devoid of meaningD. attachment is the evil of all things
Section B Identification Work (5 marks)1. Identify the objects and places in the following pictures. State your answers clearly in thewriting papers provided.(a) Name this monument. [ 1m ] (b) Name this object. [ 1m ](c) Name this object. [ 1m ] (d) Name these statues. [ 1m ](e) Name the religion that is represented by this symbol. [ 1m ]
Section C Source-Based Question (15 marks)In answering the questions, you may use your knowledge and understanding of the period to helpyou interpret and evaluate the sources.2. This question is about the Indus Valley Civilisation.(a) Study Source A. What does this source tell you about the Indus Valley Civilisation? [ 4m ](b) Study Source B. Why did the author make this comment? [ 5m ](c) Study Sources B and C. How different are Sources B and C? [ 6m ]Source A: A picture of a citadel in the city of Mohenjo-daro.Source B: A view on the invasion of Indus Valley Civilisation.Since the nineteenth century, Indias ancient history has been altered by Europeans whoattempted to sow discord in the Indian society by using the Aryan invasion theory which iscompletely made up. Today, it is necessary to re-examine the Aryan myth, look at the kinds ofmisconceptions it has given and the recent scientific evidence which will prove that the invasionnever happened.
Source C: A historians view on the evidence found in Mohenjo-daro.Thirty-seven skeletons found in the ruins of Mohenjo-daro were put forth as evidence of a masskilling at the hands of the Aryans. However, other historians have pointed out that these skeletonswere found in residential areas, rather than in the citadel, indicating that these skeletons did notbelong to people who died at war. In fact, detailed skeletal studies have shown that the victimswere different from the Indus people. Section D Structured Essay Questions (30 marks)Answer ALL questions.3. Government and Organisation of Societya. Why were the lower castes in India willing to accept their positions? [ 4m ]b. How did Qin Shihuang reduce the power of the shi? [ 4m ]c. Do you agree that Melakas strategic location was the only reason why it became a major trading centre in Southeast Asia? [ 7m ]4. Religion and Philosophya. Why did Southeast Asian rulers convert to Hinduism? [ 4m ]b. How did Taoism, as a philosophy, turn into a religion? [ 4m ]c. Do you agree that the role played by ancient rulers was the only reason why religions spread in Southeast Asia? [ 7m ] - End of Paper -Copyright Acknowledgements:Source A http://bialczynski.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/mohenjodaro2.jpg?w=455&h=306&h=306Source B The Invasion That Never Was, Michel Danino and Sujata NaharSource C The Demise of Utopia, Contexts of Civilizational Collapse in the Bronze age of Indus Valley, Chris J.D. Kostman