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Summative Assessment-1 October 2010 Design of Question paper
TIME : 3 Hrs 1. WEIGHTAGE TO FORM OF QUESTIONS Form of Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. M.C.Q. Short Answer (S.A.) Long Answer (L.A.) Map Question Total 2. Marks of Each Question 1 3 4 3 Number of Question 16 11 7 1 35 Total Marks 16 33 28 03 80 MM : 80

UNIT-WISE DIVISION OF QUESTIONS Unit No. (Subject) Marks No. of No. of 1 mark 3 marks Question Question No. of 4 marks Question Map Question Total


India and the Contemporary World I (History) Contemporary India I (Geography) Democratic Politics I (Pol. Sc.) Economics I Together Towards Safer India II (Disaster Management) TOTAL

8 18 18 18

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2 1 2 2

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18 (8) 18 (7) 18 (8) 18(8)

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08 80

2 16

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8 (4) 80(35)

Note : 1. Figures within the brackets indicate number of questions and outside their total marks. 2. Scheme of options : Internal choice is provide in the map questions.


SOCIAL SCIENCE SYLLABUS CLASS IX Term-I (April to September 2010)
Time : 3 hours UNIT Sub Unit 1.1 : Events and Process (ANY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING) 1. 2. 3. The French Revolution Russian Revolution Rise of Nazism (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 3) Maximum Marks : 80

UNIT 2 (GEOGRAPHY) : India-Land and People Term I 1 2 India Drainage (Chapter 1 and 2) (Chapter 3)

UNIT 3 (POLITICAL SCIENCE) : Democratic Politics Term 1 1 2 What is Democracy? Why Democracy? Designing of democracy in India (Chapter 1 and 2) (Chapter 3)

UNIT 4 (ECONOMICS) : Understanding Economics Develop Term I 1 2 The economic Story of Palampore People as Resource (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2)

UNIT 5 DISASTER MANAGEMENT Term I 1 2 Introduction to Disaster Management Common Hazards (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2)


For identification : (i) Rivers : Indus. CHAPTER 2 : Physical Features of India (a) For location & labelling (i) (ii) Mt. Vembanad. Kanchenjunga. Godavari. Nanda Devi. Jaintia. Western Ghats. Konkan.TERM-I (For Identification and Location and labelling on the outline political map of India) List of Map Items for Examination CHAPTER 1: India . Mizo hills. Sambhar. Naga hills. Northern Circar. Malwa plateau. Western most Meridian of India. Shipkila. peaks : K2. (b) For identification : (i) (ii) Mountain ranges : The Karakoram. Khasi. Zaskar.Size & Location For location and labelling : Tropic of Cancer. Mahanadi. Plateaus : Deccan plateau. Chapter 3 : Drainage (a) For Location & labelling : (i) (b) Lakes : Chilka. Nathula. Narmada. 3 . Tapi. Standard Meridian of India. Kaveri. Pulicat. Southern most point of mainland India. Satluj. Shivaliks. Malabar. Eastern most meridian of India. Eastern Ghats. Aravali. Anai Mudi. Brahmaputra. Ganga. Krishna. (iii) Hills : Garo. Satpura. (iii) Coastal strips : Coromandel. Chota Nagpur plateau. Passes : Bomdi-la. Northern most point of India. Vindhya. Southern most point of India. Kolleru.

The Story of Village Palampur People as Resource Sub Total MCQ MARKS 2(2) SA MARKS 3(1) LA MARKS 4(1) MAP MARK TOTAL Any Two Chapter 9(4) 2(2) 2(2) 4(4) 1(1) 1(1) 2(2) 2(2) 2(2) 4(4) 2(2) 2(2) 4(4) 3(1) 3(1) 6(2) 3(1) 3(1) 3(1) 9(3) 3(1) 3(1) 6(2) 3(1) 3(1) 6(2) 4(1) 4(1) 8(2) 4(1) 4(1) 4(1) 4(1) 8(2) 4(1) 4(1) 8(2) 1(1)* 1(1)* 1(1)* 3(1) - 9(4) 9(4) 18(8) 5 (2+1map) 8(2) 5(2) 18(7) 5(3) 7(2) 6(3) 18(8) 9(4) 9(4) 18(8) 4 .I (October 2010) Blue Print TERM-I S. NO.SOCIAL SCIENCE (Class IX) Summative Assessment . Democracy in The Contemporary World What is Democracy & why Democracy Constitutional Design Sub Total 4. 1. India Size and Location Physical Features of India Drainage Sub Total 3. TOPICS French Revolution Socialism in Europe and The Russian Revolution Nazism and The Rise of Hitler Sub Total 2.

NO. 5 .S. 5. TOPICS Getting Acquanted withDisaster Management Specific Hazards and Mitigation Sub Total GRAND TOTAL MCQ MARKS SA MARKS LA MARKS MAP MARK TOTAL 1(1) 1(1) 2(2) 16(16) 3(1) 3(1) 6(2) 33(11) 28(7) 3(1) 4(2) 4(2) 8(4) 80(35) * Questions for Map Work have been combined to form one question.

5. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each Questions from serial number 28 to 34 are 4 marks questions.M. This part should be attempted only after the stipulated time given for Part I. Misgovernance treason (b) (d) cruelty absolute rule 1 By whom was 'social contract' written? (a) (c) Volltaire Adam Smith (b) (d) Rousseau Gorky 1 6 . 7. M.: 80 4. These sixteen questions of Part I are to be answered on a separate sheet provided. 1-4.e. All questions are compulsory. These questions are to be attempted in 2 hours and 30 minutes.e. attach the map inside your answer book. Marks are indicated against each question.Social Science Sample Question Paper Term-I (October-2010) Class IX Time: 3hours Instructions : 1. In part II of the question paper there are 19 questions from serial No. Questions from serial number 17 to 27 are 3 marks questions. 6. This question paper consists of two parts i. Part I & Part II. On what charges was Louis XVI Guillotined? (a) (c) 2. This part has to be completed in first 30 minutes only and the answer sheet must be handed over to the invigilator before starting Part II. After completion. 3. Group A or Group B or Group C from the following : Group A 1. 17 to 35. 2. Part I of this question paper contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from serial Number 1 to 16 of 1 mark each. attempt any one group i. PART I Note : For question No. The question paper has 35 questions in all. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each Question number 35 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography only.

3.I. Strike the odd one out : (a) (c) Poles Jews (b) (d) Gypsies Germans 1 Group 'C’ 1. On what charges was Louis XVI Guillotined? (a) (c) Misgovernance Treason (b) (d) 7 Cruelty Absolute rule 1 . A School for Jews A Nazi Youth group of 14 years old Society of adults above 20 years old 1 (b) A School of German Strike the odd one out : (a) (c) Poles Jews (b) (d) Gypsies Germans 1 3. In the context of Nazi Germany what was 'Jungvolk'? (a) (c) (d) 2. A collective farm Well to do peasants (b) (d) A Russian school Landless labourers 1 Which one of the following refers to the secret police of Russia? (a) (c) Cheka Security police (b) (d) Gestapo FBI 1 3. In the context of Russia what was 'Kullak'? (a) (c) 2. 1 Group B 1. In the context of Nazi Germany what was 'Jungvolk'? (a) (c) (d) A School for Jews A Nazi Youth group of 14 years old Society of adults above 20 years old 1 (b) A School of German 4.B. In the context of Russia what was 'Kullak'? (a) (c) A Collective form Well-to-do peasants (b) (d) A Russian school Landless labourers 1 4. Which one of the following refers to the secret police of Russia? (a) (c) Cheka Security police (b) (d) Gestapo F.

Who was the chairman of the Drafting Committee for making the constitution of India? Choose the correct answer from the following : (a) (c) Rajendra Prasad H.R. Mookherjee (b) (d) Baldev Singh Dr. In which one of the following groups of Hemisphere India is located? (a) (b) (c) (d) Eastern and Western Hemisphere Northern and Southern Hemisphere Eastern and Northern Hemisphere Land and Water Hemisphere 1 6. By whom was the 'social contract' written? (a) (c) Voltaire Adam Smith (b) (d) Rousseau Gorky 1 5. 1950 26th December. When did the Constituent Assembly adopt the Constitution of India? Select the correct alternatives from the following : (a) (c) 26th January.C. Which one of the following is not a factor of production? (a) (c) Land Capital (b) (d) Labour Purchasing power 1 8 . Which one of the following features is related to the lower course of the river? (a) (c) Delta Ox-bow Lake (b) (d) Meander Gorge 1 7. 1949 (b) (d) 26th January. Which one of the following international organizations is responsible for maintaining peace and security among countries of the world? (a) (b) (c) (d) General Assembly Security council International Court of Justice International Monetary fund 1 9. How many member countries are there in UN General Assembly? Select the correct alternative from the following : (a) (c) 142 182 (b) (d) 192 132 1 8. B. 1950 1 10. Ambedkar 1 11.4. 1949 26th November.

12. 18. Which one of the following is an important component of disaster preparedness? (a) (b) (c) (d) Conducting Mock drills. 3 Why did Weimar Republic set up in Germany after the first world war. Explain Lenin's 'April Theses'. Group A or Group B or Group C from the following : Group A 17. 18. Explain Lenin's 'April Theses'. 3 3 Group 'B 17. 3 9 . 3 Group 'C' 17. Which one of the following is not an activity of tertiary sector? (a) (c) Transport Manufacturing (b) (d) Banking Tourism 1 15. Which one of the following is a slow onset hazard? (a) (c) Volcanic eruption Landslides (b) (d) Floods Drought Part II Note : Attempt any one group i. Which among the following is not an item of fixed capital? (a) (c) Tools Machines (b) (d) Raw Materials Building 13. Why did Weimar Republic set up in Germany after the first world war become unpopular? Give three reasons. Explain the significance of French revolution on the history of France. become unpopular? Give three reasons.e. training and practice Implementing the disaster management plan Setting up of Medical camps Activating the emergency operations 1 16. Which one of the following activity is not associated with the primary sector? (a) (c) Agriculture Education (b) (d) Forestry Mining 1 14.

Explain any four salient features of Indian constitution. 30. Write any three arguments against democracy. 1+1½+1½=4 Describe any four points in favour of democracy. 29. 1+2=3 Explain any three effects of floods. 29. 3x1=3 How have countries like Japan become rich and developed? Explain three reasons. 4 4 Group C 28. 3x1=3 Note : Attempt any one group i. 32. 23. Write main feature of each range. 25. Mention the four elements of emergency disaster management. Evaluate the main features of Stalin's collectivization programme. 24. 3x1=3 Give the meaning of disaster risk.e. What effects did Nazism have on the school system? Give four points. Group A or Group B or Group C from the following : Group A 28. 3 What is the latitudinal extent of India? How does it influence our lives? Explain giving two examples. 22. Explain the four requirements of the production of goods & services. 1+2=3 Name the three parallel ranges of the Himalayas. 3x1=3 3x1=3 Why is human capital the most important factor of production? Give three reasons. 4 10 . 27. 4 4 4 How does unemployment affect the overall growth of an economy? Explain by giving four points. 34. 26. why was his reign termed as reign of terror? 4 Evaluate the main features of Stalin's collectivization programme. 19. why was his reign termed as reign of terror? 4 Which are the two physical divisions of the Peninsular plateau? Write three characteristics of each division. Despite various reforms introduced by Robespierre. 33. 4 Despite various reforms introduced by Robespeire. 31. 20. What effects did Nazism have on the school system? Give four points. Explain the significance of French revolution in the history of France. 3x1=3 Explain any three difficulties faced by the people in a non-democratic country. 1½+1½=3 How are the Peninsular rivers of India different from those of the Himalayas? Give any three points of distinction. 4 Group B 28. 21. 29.18.

(i) (ii) (iii) Which is the smallest state of India in respect of area? In which state is Aravali mountain range? Name the highest mountain peak of India. OR Locate and label the following on the same political outline map of India. 3x1=3 11 . 35. Important river of South India. Three features (1-3) are marked on the given political outline map of India. The state having longest international boundary. The smallest state in respect of area. Mount K2 Tropic of Cancer Aravali Range 3x1=3 1+1+1=3 Note : The following question is for the visually impaired candidates only in lieu of map Q. 3. b. Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map.35. a. 1. 2.

35.Outline Political map of India for Question No. 1 2 3 12 .

16. 10. (c) (a) Group B 1. 3. 6. 4. 15. (c) (d) Group C 1. 11. 9. 2. 12. 5. (c) (d) (c) (b) (b) (d) (c) (a) 3. The Declaration of Rights of Man and citizen upheld the rights to life. 4. (c) (b) (a) (b) (d) (b) (c) (d) (PART II) Group 'A' 17.1-4 1.Social Science Marking Scheme Class IX (PART I) Group A Q. 2. 13. 14. Ended privileges based on birth. National Assembly was constituted and a new constitution was made. 4. (Any three points) 3x1 13 . freedom of speech and opinion. It led to the abolition of monarchies and paved the way for democratic government. 2. Any other relevant point. 2. 8. (c) (b) 3. (c) (a) 3. 4. 1. 7.

Catholics and Democrats became easy targets of attack in nationalist circles. 3. 3x1=3 These three demands to be explained. Northern part of India has high annual range of temperature whereas the southern part has low annual range of temperature The latitudinal extent influences the duration of the day and night as one moves from south to north Duration of day and night varies from 45 minutes in the extreme south to 5½ hours in the extreme south. Democracy and republican government was yet a new idea. The people made this government responsible for accepting the humiliating treaty of Versailles and for all the miseries experienced by the people. The banks be nationalized. 1 mark 14 . The supporters of the Weimer Republic mainly socialists. the German emperor abdicated and Weimer Republic was proclaimed by the National Assembly with a federal structure. 3. Land be transferred to the peasants. ii. 4. 3x1=3 2. Lenin put three demands which were known as Lenin's 'April Theses'. Tropic of cancer divides the country into two equal parts. Group C 17 18 19. Latitudinal extent : 6º4'N to 37°6'N Influence : 1. 18. 1. See answer 18 of Group A.18. Thus India is situated in tropical and temperate zones. After the defeat of Germany in the war. the importance of which was not easily comprehended by the common people. This republic however could never become popular. See answer 18 of Group B. The war be brought to a close. They were : i. 5. 2. The Weimer Republic was being made to pay for the sins of the old empire. Group B 17. See answer 17 of Group A. 1x3=3 Any other relevant point Any three points. iii.

This range consists of the famous valley of Kashmir. The folds are asymmetrical in nature. iii. Any other relevant point. Any one feature. Any two points to be explained 1+2=3 20. iii. ii. iv. iv. ½ ½ 15 . Any other relevant point. It is the most continuous range Consisting of the loftiest peaks with an average height of 6000 metres. v. The altitude varies between 3700 and 4500 metres. ii. v. Himadri / Greater Himalaya / Inner Himalaya Himachal / Lesser Himalaya Shiwaliks 3x½ = 1½ Features : Himadri i. Composed of granite It is perennially snow bound. vi. iv. Any other relevant point Any one feature. 3. The outer most range. 2. It is the most rugged mountain system. Composed of highly compressed and altered rocks. ii. Parallel Ranges 1. Extends over a width of 10-50 km The altitude varies between 900 and 1100 metres. iii. Any other relevant point any one feature. v.6. ½ Himachal i. the Kangra and Kullu Valley. Shivaliks i. vi. The average width is of 50 km. Composed of unconsolidated sediments.

(Any three points) 3x1=3 24. Efficiency & technology evolved by people have made these countries rich & developed. Any other relevant point. v. The Peninsular Rivers A large number of the peninsular rivers are seasonal. Godavari. Narmada and Tapi Any other point relevant point Any three points Any other point of distinction Himalayan Rivers Most of the Himalayan rivers are perennial. ii. v. It leads to wrong decisions. 16 . They depend on rainfall as well on melting of snow. There is no real freedom to express one's opinion. Kaveri. i. It is essential as physical capital cannot produce goods and services on their own. (a) (b) (c) (d) Human capital refers to the people who possess the knowledge and enterprises to put together the other factors of production. Any these points to be explained. They import the needed resources. The peninsular rivers have shorter and shallower courses. Democracy leads to corruption for it is based on electoral competition. Major rivers are Indus. They perform intensive erosional activity in their upper courses. People do not have any rights. They hardly perform erosional activity even in their upper course. Major rivers are Mahanadi. Krishna. They depend on rainfall. (any three points to be explained) 3x1=3 23. Investment in human capital yields a return just like investment in physical capital. Leaders keep changing in a democracy. i. (a) (b) (c) The countries like Japan do not have any natural resources. It delays decision making process. There are no political associations. Any other relevant point. iii. Ganga and Brahmaputra 22. iii. ii. Any other relevant point. They have long courses from their source to mouth. Elected leaders do not know the best interest of the people. This leads to instability. They can't choose or change their rulers.21. 3x1=3 25. iv. They have invested in human resource especially in the field of education & health. organized protests & political actions. iv.

(d) 26. If found guilty they were guillotined. ii. i. All those who opposed him were considered enemies of the republic. iii. Effects are : i. All the peasants were forced to cultivate in collective farms. 1. vi. 3x1=3 Disaster risk is the product of hazard and vulnerability divided by capacity for convenience. v. Some peasants resisted the authorities and destroyed their livestock. 17 1+3=4 4x1=4 . Any other relevant point. his period was referred to as a reign of terror. ii. 1 Inspite of bringing these landmark changes. iv. were arrested. including the head of the state. (Kolkhoz) The bulk of land and implements were transferred to the ownership of collective farms. iv Physical damage to structures Casualties of people and live stock Contamination of water supplies Failure of crops / shortage of food supplies Any three points to be explained. Peasants worked on the land and the Kolkhoz profit was shared. (Any three points) 29. Many were deported and jailed. iii. iv. 4. Any other relevant point. ii. a form of government where people elect the government. 1 Four elements are : i. Any four points. iii. imprisoned and tried by a revolutionary tribunal. He followed a policy of severe control and punishment. Those who resisted collectivisation were punished. 3. Preparedness Response Recovery Prevention 4x½=2 1+2=3 Each point to be described briefly 27. 3x1=3 Group A 28. The Jacobin government under Robespierre abolished monarchy and declared France as a Republic. 2.

It lies to the south of the Narmada river. 30. Lies to the north of Narmada river. 29. v. locally known and the Meghalaya as KarbiAnglen plateau. vi.Group B 28. vi. B. 1. Any other relevant point. ii. It covers a major area of the Malwa plateau. Children were first segregated. Any three characteristics. 2. The central Highlands are wider in the west and narrower in the east. The eastward extensions are locally known as the Bundelkhand. i. See answer 29 of Group B. v. i. 3. Eventually all undesirable children such as jews and gypsies were thrown out of schools. ii. Any other relevant point. iii. Physical division of Peninsular Plateau: (A) Central Highlands (B) Deccan Plateau ½+½=1 mark Characteristics A. It is higher in the west and slopes gently eastwards. It is bound by the Vindhyan range in the south and Aravalis on the north west. iv. the kaimue and Maikal ranges form its eastern extensions. Any three characteristics. See Answer 29 of Group A. Chotanagpur plateau. All schools were 'cleared' and purified. German and Jews could not sit together or play together. 3x½=1½ marks 3x½=1½ marks 18 . Its extension towards northeast. The Deccan plateau is a triangular landmass. See answer 28 of Group A. Satpura range flanks its broad base in the north while Mahadev. iv. Good German children were subjected to prolonged period of Nazi Schooling. 1x4 Any four points 4x1=4 Group C 28. 29. 4. iii.

The unemployment has detrimental impact on the overall growth of an economy. It lays down limits on the power of the government and tells us what the rights of the citizens are. Democracy improves quality of decision making. K2 19 . iii. ii. v. Democracy provides a method to deal with differences and conflicts. It increases the economic overload. Any other relevant point. A democratic govt. is a better govt. I. III. The four main requirements for the production of goods and services are: (a) (b) (c) (d) The first requirement is land and other natural reasons. 4x1=4 34. i. Any other relevant point. II.e. It tends to increase the number of dependant population. Any four points. iv.e. Goa Rajasthan Mt. who will have power to take which decisions. The third is capital i. will be constituted. 4x1=4 33. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) The constitution generates a degree of trust and coordination that is necessary for different kinds of people to live together. It specifies how the govt. varieties of inputs are required for production such as (i) fixed capital (ii) working capital The fourth requirement is human capital. Democracy enhances the dignity of citizens. because it is more accountable to the people. 35. Filled in map attached For visually impaired candidates.31. people who carry out the work for production. The second is labour i. (Any four point to be described) 4x1=4 32. (a) (b) (c) (d) It is a wastage of man power resource. Increase in unemployment is an indicator of a depressed economy. It expresses the aspirations of the people about creating a good society.

Mt. K2 a Jammu & Kashmir 1 ES G N RA LI c VA RA A b TRIOPIC OF CANCER GOA 2 RIVER KAVERI 3 20 .

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