Political Science


CBSE Class 12

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsShort Answer Type


Starting in the 1960s, the two super powers signed which two significant
agreements to control arms ?

(i) Limited Test Ban Treaty
(ii) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)


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Which one of the following was a part of its global war on terrorism by the U.S.?


  • Operation Desert Storm

  • Computer War

  • Operation Enduring Freedom

  • Videogame war


Operation Desert Storm

Operation Enduring Freedom


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Describe the four major objectives of ASEAN Economic Community. Objectives of ASEAN Economic Community.

(i) To create a common market and production base within the ASEAN States.
(ii) To provide social and economic aid
(iii) To improve the existing ASEAN Dispute Settlement Mechanism
(iv) To create a Free Trade Area.



Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
In the event of a nuclear war, both sides will be so badly harmed that it will be impossible to declare one side or the other as the winner, even if one of them tries to attack and disable the nuclear weapons of its rival, the other would still be left with enough nuclear weapons to inflict unacceptable destruction. Both sides have the capacity to retaliate against an attack and to cause so much destruction that neither can afford to initiate war. This, the cold war inspite of being an intense form of rivalry between great powers- remained a ‘cold’ and not hot or shooting war. The deterrence relationship prevents war but not the
rivalry between powers.
(i) Why did intense rivalry between the super powers remain a cold war only ?
(ii) Why can’t nuclear war between the two nuclear powers be decisive?
(iii) Explain the logic of ‘deterrence’.

(i) The intense rivalry remained a cold war because each of the two super powers knew that they would not be able to save themselves,inspite of the use of nuclear weapons as they both possessed the capability of destroying each other.
(ii) It could never be decisive as each power had ample stock of nuclear
weapons. Even after getting destroyed they could cause destruction and then no body would be victories.
(iii) Inspite of having the capacity to retaliate against an attack, they could not afford to initiate war. This is called the logic of ‘deterrence’.



Describe any three challenging global issues that can only be dealt with when
everyone works together

The various challenges that require collective global action are:
(i) Diseases/epidemics (Bird Flu, Ebola virus etc.)
(ii) Global Warming
(iii) Terrorism
(iv) Global Poverty
(v) Human Rights Violations



Give any one example to show that events taking place in one part of the world could have an impact on another part of the world. 

 Many events happening in one part of the world do affect the other parts of the world as -The Bird flu.



What is meant by alliance building as a component of traditional security Policy?

State its advantages. An alliance is a coalition of States that coordinate their actions to deter or to
defend against military attack. Most alliances are in writing.

(i) Alliances are formed to increase the effective power relative to another
country or alliance.
(ii) They are based on national interest.



State any one special feature of Indo-Russian friendship.

Special feature of India – Soviet Friendship:
(i) Russia is important for India’s nuclear energy requirement and space
(ii) The Indian military gets most of the hardware from Russia



In the given political outline map of the world, five countries have been marked as A,B,C,D,E . identify these countries on the basis of information given below and write their correct names in your answer book along with their respective serial number of the information used and the concerned alphabets as per following format

(i)The country where ‘Earth Summit was held in June 1992
(ii) A leading contributor to green house gas emissions
(iii) A country known for its and anti-dam pro-river movements
(iv) A country exempted from the requirement of the Kyoto Protocol.
(v) The second largest producer of crude oil in the world




Highlight any four negative consequences of globalization for the people of India. 

 Negative Consequences of Globalisation
(i) Leads to loss for the farmers if the expensive seeds from MNC’s fail their crops. 
(ii) Fear of loss of livelihood for the small retailers.  
(iii) Tough competition for Indian MNC’s from foreign MNC’s
(iv) Fear of erosion of Indian Culture by foreign influence.