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Chapter – 8

Regional Aspirations

In this post, we have given the Important Questions of Class 12 Political Science Chapter 8 (Regional Aspirations) in English. These Important Questions are useful for the students who are going to appear in class 12 board exams.

BoardCBSE Board, UP Board, JAC Board, Bihar Board, HBSE Board, UBSE Board, PSEB Board, RBSE Board
ClassClass 12
SubjectPolitical Science
Chapter no.Chapter 8
Chapter Name(Regional Aspirations)
CategoryClass 12 Political Science Important Questions in English
Class 12 Political Science Chapter 8 Regional Aspirations Important Questions in English

Chapter 8 Regional Aspirations

One mark Questions

Q1. Correct the following statements and rewrite them;

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  • The Dravidian movement started in Andhra Pradesh
  • Jammu Kashmir was given special status under article 373.


  • The Dravidian movement started in Tamil Nadu
  • Jammu Kashmir was given special status under article 370

Q2. Goa was under its colonial rule even after 1947:

  • Dutch
  • Portugal
  • British
  • None of the above

Ans. b) Portuguese

Q3. Akali dal is a regional party of which state?

  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Punjab

Ans. d) Punjab

Q4. Who was the ruler of Jammu Kashmir at the time of independence?

  • Hari Singh
  • Harichand
  • Hari Ram
  • HariLal

Ans. a) Hari Singh

Q5. Who was the founder leader of the Mizo Notional front?

Ans. Laldenga

Q6. What was the popular slogan of the Dravidian movement?

Ans. ‘The north thrives eve as the south decays’

Q7. When was Goa freed from Portugal?

Ans. 1961

Two Marker Questions

Q1. Name the four countries with which the northeast share its boundaries.

Ans. China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan

Q2. Majority of people of which religion are there in Kashmir and Ladakh?

Ans. Islam in Kashmir and buddhist in laddakh

Q3. When and where was the Operation Bluestar run?

Ans.  June 1984, Golden Temple Amritsar

Q4. When was Punjab Agreement done and between whom?

Ans. July 1985: Akali chief Harchandsighlongowal and Rajiv Gandhi

Q5. When did Punjab split and what new states were created.

Ans. 1966: Haryana and Himachal Pradesh

Four Marker Questions

Q1. What is the difference between Regionalism and Separatism?


  • Regionalism is to raise political econmic and develpmental demands on regional basis.
  • Separatism: The feeling of a region being separated from the country or raising itsdemand

Q2. Mention the main features of Punjab Accord

Ans. Punjab Accord Commission will be appointed to resolve border dispute, Tribunal will be constituted for sharing of water of Ravi Beas between Punjab, Haryana Rajasthan.

Extremism affected people will be compensated in Panjab Special Protection Force Act from Punjab

Q3. Suggest measures to control regional dissatisfaction in India.

Ans. Balanced develpment of all regions:

Solution to the problem of linguism:

National interests ignored; Give Priority to national interest in place of regioral interest.

Five Marker Questions

Q1. Study the cartoon given below and answer the questins based on it:-

1. Cartoon is related to the political system of which state?

Ans. Jammu and Kashmir state

2. Identify the two leaders given in the cartoon.

Ans. Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Abdullah

3. Which political crisis does the cartoon depict?

Ans. The crisis of political instability in jammu and kashmir due to continuous intervention of Central Government

Six Marker Quesions

Q1. Since independence, the politics of Jemmu and Kashmir has always been controvertial and conflicted. Do you agree with the statement? Explain the reason.

Ans. Contovertial politice of Jammu Kashmir.

  • Three socioeconomic areas of kashmir.
  • Kashmir invaded by Pakistani army as Kabalio people.
  • Article 370 gave Special Status to kashmir.
  • Matter of Slave Kashmir and of Aksai China.
  • Seeking Separation of Economic Autonomy.
  • The approach of separatists.
  • Pakistan promoting terrorism.

Q2. Describe the reasons why it is necessary to control regionalism for the success of Indian democracy..

Ans. For successful democracy;

  • Constraints in the balanced development of the country.
  • Bitter Relations between the Central and State Governments.
  • Cracks in the mutual relations of states.
  • Promote violent movements.
  • Hinder economic progress.

Q3. The Assam movement was a mixed expression of cultural self-respect and economic backwardness. Express your opinion on the statement.

Ans. Assam movement:

  • Geographical separation from the mainland of the country and cultural identity was realized,
  • Economic baackwardness,
  • Incrasing number of outsiders,
  • Rise of unemployment,
  • Decrease of business and business opportunities

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