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Social Science (Std. X)

Name : _______________________________________
Roll No. : _________ Batch : ____________

Instructions :
(1) There are 54 questions in all in this question paper.
(2) All questions are compulsory.
(3) There are internal options.
❐ Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate options : (One mark for
each) 15
(1) The art of sculpting in India is about _____ years old.
(a) 1,000 (b) 10,000 (c) 3,000 (d) 5,000
(2) Natyashastra written by _____ is very famous in the field of art.
(a) Bharatmuni (b) Vyasmuni (c) Giridharanji (d) Narsinhdasji
(3) Which was the biggest temple of ancient India ?
(a) Brahadisvara (b) Kailasnath (c) Mahabalipuram (d) Konark
(4) The early Buddhist literature is known by _____ name.
(a) Ashtadhyayi (b) Sangam books (c) Tripitika (d) Bruhadaranya
(5) When was the Wild Life Protection Act passed ?
(a) 1972 (b) 1952 (c) 1904 (d) 1883
(6) Which park has useful medicinal herbs ?
(a) Iringola Kavu (b) Devarhati (c) Sarna (d) Oran
(7) _____ bio-reserve is situated in Madhya Pradesh.
(a) Mudumalai (b) Panchmadhi (c) Simlipal (d) Chandraprabha
(8) What percent of Indian cities face severe water shortage ?
(a) 10% (b) 8% (c) 12% (d) 2%
(9) Where was the first oil well of the world drilled ?
(a) Titsal (b) Lunej (c) Venezuela (d) France
(10) _____ is the first stage of express highway project.
(a) Metro (b) North South Corridor
(c) Grand Trunk road (d) Golden Quadrilateral
(11) Which economy is known as ‘Free Economy’ ?
(a) Socialist economy (b) Market Economy
(c) Imperialist economy (d) None of them

(12) When was World Trade Organization established ?

(a) 1991 (b) 1995 (c) 2001 (d) 1999
(13) Where is the headquarter of World Trade Organization ?
(a) France (b) Washington (c) Delhi (d) Geneva
(14) _____ has been celebrated as women empowerment year.
(a) 1980 (b) 2002 (c) 2001 (d) 1975
(15) What was India’s position among the 90 corrupt nations of the world ?
(a) 69 (b) 20 (c) 65 (d) 45
❐ Answer the following questions in one or two sentences. (1 mark each) : 15
16. Name the racial groups that settled in India.
17. How is ‘Sangeet Makrand useful ?
18. Which are the subjects dealt by the Kathakali form of dance ?
19. At which places are stupas found in Gujarat ?
20. Which two places of world heritage are situated in Karnataka ?
21. What is meant by khadar soils ?
22. Which trees yield timber of high quality ?
23. What are the favourable geographical conditions for paddy ?
24. Which iron and steel plants have been established with Russian collaboration ?
25. What is per capita income ?
26. Which legal step has been taken by the government for the protection of interests
of consumers ?
27. Why has the PASA act been formulated ?
28. What is the naxalite organization formed by the illegal residents in Tripura ?
29. Where and when did naxalism start ?
30. Which are the three least corrupt countries in Asia ?
❐ Answer the following questions briefly (as required) [2 marks each] : 24
31. What is our moral duty towards our heritage ?
32. Write a note on Kathakali dance form.
33. Give a short information about the sun temple at Konark.
34. What has the Indian Government done to safeguard the archaeological heritage ?
35. State the characteristics of laterite soil.
36. What is the contribution of agriculture in National Economy ?
37. What is the difference between the Himalayan rivers and the peninsular rivers.
38. State the use of Manganese.
State the uses of copper.
39. There is ‘growth sans development’ in many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin
America. How can it be said so ?
40. Describe the impact of globalization on Indian economy.
How is the World Trade Organization working to achieve its objectives ?
41. Why have the people of the scheduled tribe remained economically backward ?
42. Explain corruption as an antisocial activity.
❐ Answer the following questions as required. (3 marks each) : 21
43. Write a short note on : Drainage system of Mohen-jo-daro.
Discuss Gandhar School of Art.
44. Give information in detail about Qutub Minar, the famous monument of India.
45. Explain the environmental importance of forests.
46. State the conditions suitable to grow sugarcane. Which states of India are known
for its notable production ?
What are the effects of technical and institutional reforms in the agricultural field ?
47. What are the different sources of energy ?
48. Inflationary price rise is a financial and social vice. Explain.
Why hoarding is both a cause and effect of price rise ?
49. True wealth of any nation is high quality of life of its people. Discuss.
❐ Answer the following questions as required (in detail) [5 marks each] : 25
50. Write short note on : Tamil Literature of Medieval Period.
51. Discuss ancient India’s medical science and surgery.
Give information about the development of astronomy and astrology in ancient India.
52. Write a note on : Iron and Steel industry in India.
53. Mark the following in the map of India :
(1) One region producing tobacco.
(2) Krishanaraj Sagar Project.
(3) One area where copper is found.
(4) One centre (with name) of sugar industry.
(5) The Golden quadrilateral express highway from Delhi to Kolkata with one
city on it.
54. Explain the meaning of unemployment and explain its types.
State the causes of povery.
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