Class 10 History-The Rise of Nationalism in Europe, Important Questions

NCERT Class 10 History – The Rise of Nationalism in Europe explains how the revolutions in France affected the other states of Europe as Metternich had once said: “When France sneezes, of Europe catches.” The chapter moves on to talk about the Napoleonic Code of 1804. later the Treaty of Vienna 1815 that restores monarchy and make changes in the map of Europe. The revolutionaries resist such acts and we read about revolutionaries like Giuseppe Mazzini. The great hardships of people also brought the common people on the streets against the governments. We read about the Greek War of Independence and then Two major revolutions- in 1830 and in 1848 rock some parts of Europe. The Frankfurt Parliament (1848) was organised to unite the German confederation into a German Empire. Later the army and diplomacy come to play a major role in the unification of Germany and Italy. Otto von Bismarck played a leading role in the Unification of Germany by 1871. Camilo Cavour played the same role in the Unification of Italy by 1870. Garibaldi and Giuseppe Mazzini also contributed to the Italian Unification. The chapter also discusses the strange case of Britain becoming a nation-state. Allegories of Marianne and Germania are given in the last section of the chapter.

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The Rise of Nationalism in Europe- Important Questions of previous Years

CBSE Social Science Exam Questions Year 2020

1. Examine the significance of the Statue of Liberty in Frederic Sorrieu’s paintings,’ The Dream of the World Wide Democratic and Socialist Republics’. (2020)

2. How did the Greek war of Independence mobilise nationalist feelings among the educated elite across Europe? Explain. (2020)

3. Why is it said that the 1830s were the years of great hardships in Europe? Explain. (2016, 17, 19, 20)

4. How did nationalism align with imperialism to become the cause of the First World war? Explain.

Class 10 Social Science Important Questions

1.     Describe the significance of the Statue of Liberty in Frederic Sorrieu’s paintings “The dream of worldwide democratic and socialist republics”? (2020 one-mark Q.)

2.     Describe steps taken by French revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity among the French people? (2010,12,16)

3.     Describe the event of the French Revolution which had influenced the people belonging to other parts of Europe. (2015)


“The first clear expression of nationalism came with the ‘French Revolution’ in 1789.” Examine the statement.

4.     List any three features of the Civil Code of 1804 usually known as the Napoleonic Code. (2014)


How had Napoleonic code exported to the regions under French control? Explain with examples. (2019)

5.     How did the local people in the areas conquered by the Napoleon react to the French rule? (2014)

6.     Why was the Napoleonic rule over other regions unpopular with some sections of Europe? (2012)

7.     Describe the impact of Napoleonic reforms on the rest of Europe. (2015)

8.     Explain the changes which Napoleon introduce to make the administrative system more efficient in Europe (2011).                                                                                                          


“Napoleon had destroyed democracy in France but in the administrative field, he had incorporated revolutionary principles in order to make whole system more rational and efficient. “Analyse the statement with arguments. (2016)

9.     How did the Treaty of Vienna change the map of Europe? (2012)


How did conservatives establish their power after 1815? (2012,16)

10.  Explain any three provisions the treaty of Vienna of 1815. (2012)

11.  Explain the objectives of the Treaty of Vienna. (2011,12)

12.  Why did most of the ‘conservative regimes’ impose censorship laws to control printed material associated with the French Revolution in 1815? (2019)

13.  Why in the years after 1848, the autocrats of central and Eastern Europe began to introduce the changes that had already taken place in Western Europe before 1815? Explain. (2016)

14.  Explain the conditions that were viewed as obstacles to the economic exchange and growth by the new commercial classes during the nineteenth century in Europe? (2014)


Interpret the concept of ‘liberalisation’ in the field of economic sphere during the 19th century in Europe. (2019)

15.  What does the term ‘Liberalism’ mean? What did it mean to different classes and people? (2012)

16.  What was the status of France as a state before 1789/? Which two political and constitutional changes came in the wake of the French Revolution? (2015)

17.  What were the effects of revolutionary upheaval in France in 1830? (2012)

18.  What happened during the year following 1815 when the fear of repression drove many liberal-nationalists underground? Explain. (2016)

19.  How had revolutionaries spread their ideas in many European states after 1815? Explain with example. (2014)

20.  Describe the role of Giuseppe Mazzini as an Italian revolutionary. (2012)

21.  How did Greek War of independence mobilized nationalists feeling among the educated elite across Europe? (2011, 2020)

22.  How did Romanticism pave the way for Nationalism in Europe? Explain. (2012)


Define the term Romanticism. How did it facilitate the promotion of nationalist sentiment? (2016)

23.  How did culture play an important role in Europe in creating the idea of the nation? (2012,13, 16)

24.  Explain the role of languages in developing the national sentiment in Europe. (2011)

25.  How did Nationalism develop through the culture in Europe? Explain. (2015)

26.  Why were the years of 1830s of great hardship in Europe? Explain any five reasons.


“The decade of 1830 had brought great economic hardship in Europe”. Support the statement with          arguments. (2011,12,16, 17, 19, 20)

27.  Explain the 1848 revolution of the liberals. What were the political, social and economic ideas supported by the liberals? (2012)

28.  Describe the process of unification of Germany. (2010,11,15)

29.  Otto von Bismarck was the architect of ‘German Unification ‘. Explain. (2012)

30.  Examine the conditions of Italy before unification. (2012)

31.  Who was Cavour? Explain his contributions to the unification of Italy. (2011,12)

32.  Describe the process of Unification of Italy. (2012,14,15)

33.  Describe the role of Giuseppe Mazzini in the Unification of Italy. (2012)

34.  Describe the process of Unification of Britain. (2015)

35.  In Britain the formation of the nation-state was not the result of a sudden upheaval or revolution. Validate the statement with relevant arguments. (2016)


How did Britain come into existence as a nation-state? Explain. (2019)

36.  With reference to Scotland and Ireland, explain how British Nationalism grew at the cost of other cultures. (2012)

37.  “While it is easy enough to represent a ruler through a portrait or a statue, how does one go about giving a face to a nation. “Examine this statement in the context of Europe Nationalism in five points. (2012)

38.  Name the female allegory who represents France. Describe her main characteristics. (2012)

39.  How had the female figures become an allegory of the nation during nineteenth century in Europe? Analyse. (2016)

40.  Briefly trace the geographical and ethnic variations of Balance region. Why did this region become politically very explosive? (2014)


What is meant by Balkan? Why did it turn into a perennial source of tension and proved the battlefield of the first World War? (2012)


How did the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire make Balkan region very explosive? Explain. (2014)


Describe the explosive conditions prevailed in Balkans after 1871 in Europe. (2018)

41.  “Nationalism no longer retained its idealistic liberal democratic sentiment by the last quarter of the nineteenth century in Europe.”  Analyse the statement with examples. (2016)


“The idealistic liberal-democratic sentiment of Nationalism in the first half of nineteenth century became a narrow creed with limited ends.”  Examine the statement. (2015)


How did nationalism align with imperialism to become the cause of the First Word War? Explain. (2020)


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