Please help me explain following sentences.

  1. I want to test conceptual understanding of a topic vis-a-vis hitherto unchartered areas and contexts.

Could you please give example to understand complete sentence, especially for say “vis-a-vis hitherto unchartered areas and contexts.”?

  1. To test knowledge of science within the fold of history and polity with in the fold of economy?

Please give example for this one as well.

  1. Questions limited to discipline have become more specific with a defined focus, instead of general and broad coverage?

Please give me an example for “more specific with a defined focus instead of general and broad coverage”

Thank you!

I will wait for your kind response.