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CBSE NCERT Class 10 Social Science

(Sample Questions Paper / Guess Paper - 1)


Formative Assessment - III (FA-3) (as per CCE pattern)
M.M.: 40
Instructions
1. Attempt all questions of each group.
2. Answer of questions carrying 02 marks should be in one sentence or have only one correct
option.
3. Answer of questions carrying 03 marks should be in 40 words.
4. Answer of questions carrying 04 marks should be in 60 to 80 words.
Group A
Pick the correct answer:

[2 x 5 = 10]

1. Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo in


(i) 1810 (ii) 1813 (iii) 1815 (iv) 1820.
2. Mahatma Gandhi started Salt Movement in
(i) 1916 (ii) 1920 (iii) 1927 (iv) 1930
3. The Consumer Protection Act was enacted in the year
(i) 1966 (ii) 1976 (iii) 1986 (iv) 2006
4. Which of the following is recognized as a State Party
(i) Congress-I (ii) Biju Janta Dal (iii) CPI
5. Mahatma Gandhis famous book Hind Swaraj was published in the year
(i) 1869 (ii) 1909 (iii) 1914 (iv) 1919.

6. What is meant by the idea of Satyagraha? Why was it adopted as a mode of struggle?
[3]
7. Nehru is talking in his speech in 1929 at Lahore Session of Congress about Great Man. Who
is that Great Man?
[2]
8. Name the Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi after the declaration of Purna Swaraj?
What was its main object ?
[4]
Group B
9. Name a non-metal which is used in cement industry?

[2]

10. Non-Conventional sources of energy constitute bright future in India. Comment.

[4]

11. Explain the term Agro-based Industries. Give examples.

[4]

Group C
12. Why are demand deposits considered as money?

[1]

13. What is the rational behind the enactment of Consumer Protection Act, 1986? [3]
14. The impact of globalization has not been uniform. Explain this statement. [4]
15. Decision making in a democracy is a slow process. Comment.

[3]

X Social Science Sample Paper, Term-2, Set-1


PART - I
1. Elle, the measuring unit in Germany was used to measure : 1
(a) Cloth (b) Thread (c) Land (d) Height
OR
Indentured labour refers to :
(a) Slave labour
(b) Labour of the colonies
(c) Contracted labour of plantations (d) Bonded labour
2. The main function of the Prussian Zalleverein was to : 1
(a) impose custom duty on imported goods
(b) abolish tarrif barriers
(c) reduce custom duties
(d)i ntroduce new rules for trade
OR
Which one of the following movement started in Vietnam in 1868 was against
thespread of Christianity ? 1
(a) Scholars Revolt (b) Hoa-Hao Movement
(c) Go East Movement (d) Liberation Movement
3. `Hind Swaraj was written by : 1
(a) Abul Kalam Azad (b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Sardar Patel
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose
4. Who amongst the following led the civil disobedience in Peshawar ? 1
(a) Abdul Gaffar Khan (b) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
5. The highest quality of hard coal is : 1
(a)Lignite (b) Bituminous (c) Peat (d) Anthracite
6. Which one of the following is largely derived from ocean water ? 1

(a) Bauxite (b) Magnesium (c) Gold (d) Mica


7. The first successful textile mill was established in : 1
(a) Delhi
(b) Vishakhapattnam
(c) Chennai (d) Mumbai (Bombay)
8. The helicopter services to Oil and Natural Gas Commission in its offshore operations are
provided by : 1
(a)Air India
(b) Indian Airlines
(c)Pawanhans helicopters (d) Alliance Air
9. The city of Cochabamba is related to which issue ? 1
(a) Nepal s popular struggle (b) Bolivia s water war
(c) Environmental Movement (d) Narmada Bachao Movement
10. Which one of the following distinctions between pressure groups and political parties is
false ? 1
(a) Parties take political stances, while pressure groups do not bother about political issues.
(b) Pressure Groups are confined to a few people, while parties involve large number of people.
(c) Pressure Groups do not seek to get into power, while political parties do.
(d) Pressure groups are least concerned with the people while parties fully depend on
the people.
11. An alliance is formed when : 1
(a) two parties together form the government
(b) the state parties ad national parties together form the government
(c) some parties join for the purpose of contesting elections and winning power in hands
(d) left and right parties join hands to form the government.
12. Which of the following statements about democracy is false ? 1
(a) People feel free and equal in a democracy
(b) Democracies resolve conflict in a better way then others
(c) Democratic government is more accountable to the people
(d) Democracies are more prosperous than others
13. In a Self Help Group, most of the decisions regarding savings and loans related activities

are taken by : 1
(a) Banks
(b) Members of the group
(c) Employers (d) Cooperative
14. Who issues currency notes on behalf of the central government in India ? 1
(a) The President of India (b) The Finance Commission
(c) Central Bank of India (d) Reserve Bank of India
15. Rapid integration or inter connection between countries is known as : 1
(a) Privatisation (b) Globalisation
(c) Liberalisation (d) Socialisation
16. In October 2005, the Government of India enacted a law known as : 1
(a) Right to Choose Act
(b) Right to Information Act
(c) Women Reservation Act (d) Anti-corruption Act

PART - II

17. What are the political, social and economic ideals supported by
the liberals in Europe ? 3x1=3
OR
What was Phan Chu Trinh s objective for Vietnam ? How were his ideas different from
those of Phan Boi Chau ? 1+2=3
18. `Some icons and symbols were used for unifying the people and sparking in them
the feeling of nationalism. Give two evidences to support above statement. 1+1=3
19. State the importance of petroleum as an energy resource. Mention any four oil fields
of India. 2+4x=3
20. How are agriculture and industries interdependent on each other
? Explain any three points. 3x1=3

21. How do industries create thermal and noise


pollution ? Mention their consequences. 1+1=3
22. Differentiate between Sectional Interest Groups and Public Interest Groups with the h
elp of examples. 1+1=3
23. Why do people prefer democracy ? Explain any three reasons. 3x1=3
24. Examine any three conditions under which democracies
accommodate social diversities. 3x1=3
25. How can democracy be reformed and deepened ? Suggest any three guidelines. 3x1=3
26. What were the reasons for putting barriers to foreign trade and foreign
investment by the Indian government? Why have these barriers been removed now
? 1+1=3
27. What is an MNC? How do MNC s organise production ? 1+2=3
28. What is the Right to Information Act, 2005 ? How
does it help the consumers ? 1+2=3
29. What legal measures have been taken by the government to empower the consumer
s in India ? 3
30. Describe any four features of the Ho Chi Minh trail in the Vietnamese war
against the US. 4x1=4

OR
Describe the four stages of the Unification of Germany. 4x1=4
31. Analyse the circumstances which led Gandhiji to choose abolition of salt tax as the
most important demand of the Civil Disobedience Movement. 4
32. Why do roadways have an edge over railways ? Explain. 4

33. What is a Political Party ? Highlight any three functions of parties in a democracy. 4
34. Answer the following questions : 1+1+1+1=4
(A) Why are banks unwilling to lend loans to small farmers ?
(B) Besides banks, what are the other sources of credit from which the small
farmers can borrow ?
(C) Explain how terms of credit can be unfavourable for the small farmer
(D) From where can small farmers get cheap loans ?
35. Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the given political
outline map India. 1+1=2
(A) Kheda - The place of Peasant Satyagrah.
(B) Chauri Chaura - The centre of calling off the Non Cooperation Movement
Or
Two features (A) and (B) are marked in the given political outline map of India. Identify there
features with the help of following information and write there correct names on
the lines marked in the map. 1+1=2
(A) The place where the Movement of Indigo Planters was launched.
(B) The place where Indian National Congress Session 1927 was held.
36. Three features (A), (B), (C) are marked in the given political outline map of India.
Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct
names on the line marked in the map. 3x1=3
(A) A coal field
(B) A woollen textile centre
(C) Westernmost point of East-west corridor

OR
Locate and label the following features on the given political outline map of India.
(Use the same map as for identification).
(i) Uran thermal plant
(ii) Rourkela Iron Steel plant
(iii) Kandla sea port

X Social Science Sample Paper, Term-2, Set-2


1. What emerged as a force which brought about sweeping changes in the political and material
world of Europe in the nineteenth century ? 1
(a) The emergence of the nation state
(b) The multi-national dynastic empire
(c) Territorial state
(d) Absolute monarchy

OR
When did the conflict with the U S end in Vietnam and how ?
(a) Peace settlement in Nuremberg in April 1974
(b) Peace settlement in Paris in January 1974
(c) Peace settlement in Hanoi in December 1972
(d) Peace settlement in Vietnam in September 1969.
2. Conservatives did not believe in establishing and preserving : 1
(a) the monarchy
(b) the democracy
(c) traditional institutions of state and society
(d) social hierarchies.

OR
What were the provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh called in Vietnam ?
(a) Electric current (b) Electric circuit
(c) Electric fuses
(d) None of the above.
3. In which movement did Gandhi see an opportunity to bring Muslims under the umbrella of a
unified national movement ? 1
(a) the oppressive plantation system in Champaran movement.
(b) A satyagraha movement to support the peasant of the kheda district of Gujarat.
(c) A nation wide satyagraha against the proposed Rowlett Act of 1919
(d) A non-cooperation movement in support of Khilafat as well as swaraj.

4. Which pact resolved the issue of separate electorates for dalits between Gandhi and
Ambedkar in 1932 ? 1
(a) Lucknow pact (b) Nagpur pact
(c) Poona pact
(d) Surat pact
5. Which is correct about Magnetite iron ore ? 1
(a) Magnetite is the most important industrial iron ore in terms of the quantity used.
(b) Magnetite has the inferior magnetic qualities which is not valuable in the electric industry.
(c) It is the finest iron ore with a very high content of iron up to 70%
(d) It has a slightly lower iron content than hematite (50-60%).
6. Which of the following includes non-ferrous metals ? 1
(a) iron and manganese
(b) Steel and iron ore
(c) Hematite and magnitite (d) copper and bauxite
7. The economic strength of the country is measured by which of the following developments
? 1
(a) The development of the manufacturing industries
(b) The development of the literacy ratio
(c) The development of the health status
(d) The development of the population growth.
8.
(a)
.
9.
(a)
(c)

Which one of the following is a tidal port ? 1


Kandla (b) Kochi (c) Marmagao (d) Vishakhapatnam
Which of the following is a public interest group ? 1
Trade unions
(b) Professional associations
Business associations (d) A group fighting against bonded labour.

10. Which of the following is not a way to influence politics by the pressure groups ? 1
(a) Carrying out information campaigns
(b) Disrupting government programmers
(c) Contest elections
(d) Offer advice to the government.

11. Which among the following is not the function of political parties ? 1
(a) Political parties contest election to win the majority and from the government
(b) Political parties do not play important role in making laws for the country
(c) Political parties that lose the elections form the opposition party.
(d) It is an important link between the government and the public.
12. Which one of the following is a foundational challenge ? 1
(a) Extension of federal principle to all the units of federation
(b) Greater power to local governments
(c) Bringing down the existing non-democratic regime.
(d) To increase peoples participation.
13. Which of the following institutions is authorized to issue currency in India.
(a) Reserve bank of India (b) Bank of India
(c) Parliament of India
(d) President of India

14. Name the system in which the double coincidence of wants is an essential feature ? 1
(a) Barter system
(b) Money economy
(c) Global economy (d) None of the above
15. Which factor has not enabled globalization ? 1
(a) Containers are used in transportation which resulted in huge reduction of costs and increase
in speed in reaching the markets.
(b) Now a news magazine published for London readers can be designed and printed in Delhi.
(c) Trade barriers or restrictions set by the government
(d) Goods can be imported and exported easily.
16.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

On which of the following products Agmark is used ? 1


Certification of edible oil and cereals
Certification maintained for standardization of Jewellery.
Certification of electronic items.
Certification on LPG cylinders

17. Explain any three measures or practices which created a sense of collective identity amongst
the French people. 3x1=3

OR
Explain any three steps taken by the French to achieve their aim to exploit the natural resources
of Vietnam.
18. How did Mahatma Gandhi successfully organise Satyagraha movements in various places
just after arriving in India ? Explain by giving three examples. 3x1=3
19. Describe the qualities of four different types of coal found in India. How is coal
formed? 2+1=3
20. Describe any three main features of chemical industry ? 3x1=3
21. Why is it important for us to improve our weaving sector instead of exporting yarn in large
quantities ? 3x1=3
22. Give any three differences between popular movement in Nepal and struggle in
Bolivia. 3x1=3
23. Why is democracy considered much superior to any other form of government in
promoting dignity and freedom of the individuals ? Give any three reasons. 3x1=3
24. How does democracy lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens ? Explain.

25. Briefly explains foundational challenge of making transition to democracy. 3


26. In what three ways has Liberalization of trade and investment policies helped the
globalization process ? 3
27. Explain any three factors that have enabled globalization ? 3x1=3
28. What legal measures were taken by the Government to empower the consumers in India
? 3

29. Explain any three rights of consumers.

3x1=3

30. Examine the role of women in the nationalist struggles of Europe.l 4


OR
Describe the views of Paul Bernard on the question of development of the colonies.
Mention any three barriers to which were a hurdle in improving the economy of
Vietnam. 4x1=4
31. Describe the extent of peoples participation in the Non-cooperation Movement in the
towns. What were its economic effects ? 2+2=4
32. Describe any two merits of railways and any two problems being faced by the
railways. 2+2=4
33. What is a political party ? Give any three characteristics of a political party. 1+3=4
34. Describe the pattern of formal and informal sources of credit in urban areas. Why do we
need to expand formal sources of credit ? Give any three reasons. 1+3=4

35. Two features A and B are marked in the given outline political map of India. Identify these
features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines
marked in the map. 2x1=2
(A) The place of peasants Satyagraha in Gujarat
(B) The place where salt Satyagraha ended.

OR
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same map.
(i) Bardoli
(ii) Amritsar

X Social Science Sample Paper, Term-2, Set-3


1. Which one of the following is true regarding how the new artists depicted liberty
during the French Revolution ? 1
(a) As a female figure with a torch of enlightenment in one hand and the Charter of Rights
of Man in the other hand.
(b )Blindfolded woman carrying a pair of weighing scales.
(c) The gold red and black tricolour.
(d) Rays of the rising sun.

OR
Which one of the following is not true regarding the Hoa Hao Movement in Vietnam ?
(a) It criticised useless expenditure and sale of child brides.
(b) It opposed gambling and use of alcohol.
(c) It motivated the Vietnamese to kill Catholic Missionaries.
(d) Its founder was Huynh Phu So.
2. Which one of the following is not true regarding the history of the nationalist movement
in Great Britain ? 1
(a) It was the result of a long drawn out process and not of a sudden revolution.
(b) The wealthy and powerful English nation steadily extended its influence over the Welsh the
Scots and the lrish.
(c) Ireland and Scotland were equal partners in the union called the United Kingdom.
(d) The British flag and the National Anthem were actively promoted in this Union.

OR
Which one of the following is not true regarding the views of Paul Bernard about how
colonies should be developed ?
(a) Colonial economy should be developed to create demands for French goods.
(b) Reforms should be carried out to increase agricultural production.
(c) Landlordism should be introduced in the rural areas.
(d) Rural indebtness and poverty should be reduced.

3. Which one of the following is not true regarding the impact of the First World War on
India ? 1
(a) Defence expenditure resulted in increased taxes.
(b) Forced recruitment of soldiers was introduced in the villages.
(c) Income tax was introduced and custom duties increased.
(d) The hardships ended with the war as the British introduced the Rowlatt Act.
4. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Jallianwalla Bagh incident ?
(a) It took place on 10th April 1919.
(b) Satyagrahis were forced to rub their noses on the ground and crawl on the streets.
(c) Its aim was to create a moral effect on the minds of the Satyagrahis.
(d) Its aim was to create a feeling of terror and awe.
5. Where is an experimental geo-thermal energy project located in India ?
(a) Gulf of Kuchchh - Gujarat
(b) Puga valley - Ladakh
(c) Ganga valley - Himachal Pradesh.
(d) Nagarcoil - Tamil Nadu

6. Which one of the following does not influence the location of industries ? 1
(a) Availability of raw material and electricity.
(b) Availability of markets and capital.
(c) Availability of raw material and labour.
(d) Availability of educational and medical services.
7. Which one of the following is not the true eason for inability of India in producing iron and
steel to its full potential ? 1
(a) High costs and limited availability of coking coal.
(b) Lower productivity of labour.
(c) Irregular supply of energy.
(d) Liberalisation and foreign investment.
8. Which one of the following is not true regarding the sea ports of India ? 1
(a) Mumbai is the biggest port with a spacious natural and well sheltered harbour.
(b) Tuticorin Port in Tamil Nadu has a natural harbour and hinterland.
(c) Vishakhapatnam is the deepest landlocked and well protected port.

(d) Chennai is an inland riverine port.


9. Which one of the following is not true regarding the outcome of the April 2006 Movement
n Nepal ? 1
(a) Girija Prasad Koirala became the new Prime Minister.
(b) The Maoists came to power with a clear majority.
(c) The Parliament was restored.
(d) The new laws reduced the power of the king.
10. Which one of the following is not true regarding Bolivia s water war ? 1
(a) The struggle involved mass mobilization.
(b )A political conflict led to popular struggle.
(c) It resulted in the restoration of the water supply at the old rates.
(d) It lacked spontaneous public participation.
11. Which one of the following is true regarding a coalition government ?
(a) Only two parties form an alliance and contest elections.
(b) Several parties compete for power.
(c) The government is formed by two or more parties coming together.
(d) Several parties form an alliance and compete for power.

12. Which one of the following is not true regarding how politics can be reformed ? 1
(a) Only legal Constitutional changes can reform politics.
(b) There is a need to strengthen democratic practices.
(c) Citizen s organisations and media should play an active role.
(d) The citizens should be empowered through rights like the Right to Information.
13. Identify the formal source of credit.
(a) Cooperative societies (b) Money lenders
(c) Trades
(d) Landlords

14. Which one of the following is not a modern form of money ?


(a) Demand Deposits (b) Paper currency
(c) Coins
(d) Precious metals

15. Which one of the following is not true regarding impact of globalisation on India ? 1

(a) It has created jobs in the service sector.


(b) People with education, skill and wealth have not been benefitted.
(c) Benefits of globalisation are not shared equally.
(d) Labour laws are not implemented properly and workers are denied their rights.
16. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Right to Safety ? 1
(a) Right to be protected against unsafe appliances.
(b) Right to be protected against unsafe working conditions.
(c) Right to seek information about functioning of government departments.
(d) Right to be protected against services which are hazardous to life.
17. In which year was the unification of Italy completed ? Mention two features of the u
nification movement ? 1+2=3

OR
Explain any three features of the ideology of Phan Chu Trinh.
18. Explain the features of the Boycott and Swadeshi Movement. 3
19. What is a mineral ? Mention two types of formations in which they occur. 1+2=3
20.Mention any two challenges faced by the jute industry in India. State any one step ta
ken by the government to stimulate its demand. 2+1=3
21. Mention any two factors that have contributed to a healthy growth of the automobile
industry in India ? Name two centres where this industry is located. 2+1=3
22. In what three ways can the pressure groups influence the government policies
? Explain. 3x1=3
23. Democracy is an accountable, responsive and legitimate form of government . Explain. 3
24. Explain with examples how democracy can accommodate diversity. 3
25. How can the countries facing the foundational challenge of making a transition to

democracy set up a democratic government ? Suggest any three measures.


26. Enumerate any three features of Multi National Corporations.

3x1=3

3x1=3

27. Why did India put barriers on foreign trade and investment after independence ? Why
was the policy changed in 1991 ? Mention any two reasons. 1+2=3
28. How is a consumer benefitted by the right to be informed ? 3
29. Briefly explain the three tier quasi judicial machinery set up under the Consumer
Protection Act of 1986.
3x1=3
30. Mention any two economic obstacles that the liberal nationalists wanted to overcome ? In
what ways did the Zollverein customs union of 1834 try to overcome these
shortcomings ? 2+2=4

OR
What was the role of women in the anti-imperial movement in Vietnam ? 4
31. Explain the two most important factors that shaped Indian politics
towards the 1920s. 2x2=4
32. What is meant by road density ? Describe any four advantages
Roadways have over ailways. 2+2=4
33. Mention any two challenges faced by political parties in India. Give two suggestions th
at can help reform the functioning of political parties and its members. 2+2=4
34. What are the two main reasons for formal credit not being available to the rural poor
? Why is there a need to expand rural credit ? 2+2=4
35. Two features A and B are marked on the given outline political map of India. Identify these
features with the help of the following information and write their
correct names in the lines marked in the Map. 1+1=2
(A)

The place where the December 1920 Session of the Indian National Congress was held.
(B) The place where a peasant Satyagraha took place in 1916.

OR
Locate and label the following items on the same Map.
(i) Dandi, where Gandhiji symbolically broke the Salt Law to mark the Civil
Disobedience Movement.
(ii) Chauri-Chaura, where a violent incident resulted in calling off the non-cooperation
36.Three features A, B and C are marked on the given outline political map of India.
Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct
names on the lines marked in the map. 3x1=3
(A) The Northern terminal of the National Highway No. 7.
(B) Mica mines
(C) Thermal Power Plant.

OR
Locate and label the following items on the same map with appropriate symbols. 3x1=3
(1) Srinagar, famous for woollen industry.
(2) Amritsar, a major international airport.
(3) Gandhinagar, a Software Technology Park

X Social Science Sample Paper, Term-2, Set-4


1. Which one of the following is true regarding the ideas promoted by Mazzini ? 1
(a) Opposition to monarchy and support to democratic republics.
(b) To establish liberty and freedom under a monarchy.
(c) Disintegration of the German confederation under 39 States.
(d) Censorship of newspapers, books, plays and songs.

OR
Which one of the following is not true regarding the role of women in the liberation
movement in Vietnam ? 1
(a) The women played a symbolic role in the Movement.
(b) Rebel women of the past were celebrated.
(c) They built airstrips, neutralized bombs and transported cargo.
(d) They were depicted as warriors and workers with a hammer in one hand a rifle
in the other.
2. Which one of the following is not regarding the reforms carried out by the
Unioncalled Zollverein ? 1
(a)Creation of a network of railways to promote nationalism.
(b)Opposition to unhindered movement of goods, people and capital in member states.
(c)Reduction of tariff barriers in states.
(d)Reduction of number of currencies in Germany.

OR
Which one of the following is not true regarding the Bounty Programme ? 1
(a) It was related to the rat hunt during the spread of Plague in Hanoi.
(b) The Vietnamese workers were paid for each tail of a rat as proof that it had been killed.
(c) It referred to the bountiful rice harvest in the Mekong River Delta.
(d) The rat catchers only clipped the tail of the rat and released it.
3. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Rowlatt Act ? 1
(a) It barred Indians from carrying weapons and arms.

(b) It allowed detention of political prisoners without trial, for two years.
(c) Its aim was to give power to the government to repress political activities.
(d) It was passed by the Imperial Legislative Council in 1919.
4. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Khilafat Movement ? 1
(a) It aimed at bringing the Hindus and Muslims together in the Non cooperation
Movement.
(b) It aimed at defending the Ottoman emperor s temporal powers.
(c) Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali led the movement in India.
(d) It resulted in the restoration of the power of the Khalifa of Turkey.
5. Which one of the following is not true regarding wind power in India ? 1
(a) The largest wind farm cluster is located in Tamilnadu.
(b) Jaisalmer is well known for effective use of wind energy in our country.
(c) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have important wind farms.
(d) Andaman Nicobar islands have important wind farms.
6. Which one of the following is
not true regarding the importance of manufacturing industries ? 1
(a) They generate jobs in the secondary and tertiary sectors.
(b) Export of manufactured goods brings in forgein exchange.
(c) Manufacturing industries encourage trade and commerce.
(d) The economic strength of a country is measured in terms of the raw material it
possesses.
7. Which one of the following is not true regarding the Iron and Steel industry in India ? 1
(a) India is the largest producer of sponge iron.
(b) Most of the public sector undertakings market their steel through the Steel
Authority of India.
(c) Chotanagpur Plateau region has the maximum concentration of iron and steel
industries.
(d) As a leading iron and steel producing country, India does not need to import
steel from other countries.
8. Which one of the following is not true regarding the changing nature of international
trade in the last fifteen years ? 1

(a) Exchange of commodities and goods have been superseded by the exchange of
knowledge and information.
(b) There is no restriction in exporting any thing from India.
(c) India has emerged as a software giant at the international level
(d) India is earning large foreign exchange through the export of information technology.
9. Which one of the following is not true regarding the outcome of the April 2006 Movement
in Nepal ? 1
(a) Girija Prasad Koirala became the new Prime Minister.
(b) The new laws increased the power of the king.
(c) The Parliament was restored.
(d) The new laws reduced the power of the king.
10. Which one of the following is not true regarding the influence of pressure groups on politics
? 1
(a) They influence the media and gain public support to influence policies.
(b) They organise protest activities like strikes and disrupt government programmes.
(c) They are sometimes formed or led by members of political parties.
(d) They do not enter into dialogue or discussion with political parties.
11. Which one of the following is not true regarding the government order that makes it
mandatory for an election candidate to declare his details in anaffidavit ? 1
(a) It aims at reducing the influence of criminals in politics.
(b) It gives details of existing property and criminal cases pending against a candidate.
(c) It aims at reducing the influence of money in politics.
(d) The Election Commission checks these details and cancels the nomination papers of
suspected criminals or if the information is false.
12. Which one of the following is not true regarding Democracy Reforms ? 1
(a) Legal measures can sometimes prove to be counter productive.
(b) The media should play an active role.
(c) Legal measures always help in reforming politics.
(d) Political empowerment and participation of citizens can help.
13. Which one of the following authorises money as a medium of exchange ? 1
(a) Reserve Bank of India. (b) Self Help Groups

(c) The Central Government. (d) The President of India.


14. Which of the following is not true regarding the inconvenience of Barter Exchange ? 1
(a) Lack of double coincidence of want.
(b) Absence of divisibility
(c) Difficulty in storing wealth
(d) Availability of money as a medium of exchange.
15. Which one of the following is not true regarding the World Trade Organisation ? 1
(a) It allows free trade to all countries without any trade barriers.
(b) Its aim is to liberalise international trade.
(c) It establishes rules regarding international trade.
(d) WTO rules have forced the developing countries to remove trade barriers.
16. Who amongst the following is protected through rules and regulations in the market
place ? 1
(a) The shopkeepers (b) The manufactures
(c) The consumers (d) The suppliers
17. Enumerate any three features of the conservative regimes set up in Europe following
the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. 3
OR
The US intervention in Vietnam proved costly to both US and Vietnam . Explain. 3
18. What was the impact of the First World War on the economic conditions in India ?
19. In what ways are some manufacturing industries dependent on mineral.

20. What are the three main reasons for shifting of the sugar mills to Maharashtra in
recent years ? 3x1=3
21. What is natural gas ? What is its advantage ? Name one region of India where its
reserves are found. 1+1+1=3
22. Mention examples of single issue and long term movements and distinguish between

the two. 1+2=3


23. Democracy is an accountable, responsive and legitimate form of government
. Explain. 3
24. Democracy promotes dignity and freedom of citizens . Explain. 3
25. How is Myanmar facing the foundational challenge of making a transition to
democracy ? Explain. 3
26. In what three ways has foreign trade led to integration of markets across
countries ? 3x1=3
27.What are the various ways in which the Multinational Corporations control production
in other countries ? 3x1=3

28. Highlight any three problems which a consumer may face in the process
of redressal ? 3x1=3
29. Explain how the Right to Information has empowered the consumer of goods and
services.
3
30. What is the significance of 1848 for France and the rest of Europe ? What did the li
berals demand ? 1+1+2=4
OR
What was the Ho Chi Minh trail ? What does it tell us about the Vietnamese war
against the imperialist forces ? 1+3=4
31. What were the solutions suggested by B.R. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi to
improve the conditions of the untouchables in India ? What is the significance of the Po
ona Pact in this regard ? 1+2+1=4
32. Why are metalled roads better than unmetalled roads ? What is the role of border
roads and national highways in transportation ? 2+2=4

33. State any two advantages of the multiparty system. In what way is an alliance different form
a coalition Government ? 2+2=4
34. Why do the rural borrowers depend on the informed sector of credit ? What steps can be
taken to encourage them to take loans from the formal sources ? Explain any two. 2+2=4
35.Two features A and B are marked on the given outline political map of India. Identify these
features with the help of the following information and write their
correct names on the lines marked in the Map. 2+1=3
(A)The place remembered for the no-tax campaign.
(B)The place where the September 1920 session of the Indian National Congress was held.
OR
Locate and label the following items on the same Map. 2x1=2
(i)Champaran where the Indigo workers went on Satyagraha.
(ii) Kheda where the peasant Satyagraha took place.
36. Three features A, B and C are marked in the given outline political map of India. Identify
these features with the help of the following information and write their
correct names on the lines marked in the map. 3x1=3
(A)Terminal station of the East West Corridor.
(B)Oil Field
(C)Thermal Power Plant.

OR
Locate and label the following items on the same map with appropriate symbols. 3x1=3
(i)Kanpur - cotton industry.
(ii) Kolkata - major international airport.
(iii) Noida - Software technology park

X Social Science Sample Paper, Term-2, Set-5


1. Which one of the following was NOT the feature of Napoleonic Code ? 1
(a) Equality before the law (b) Universal Adult Franchise
(c) Right to Property
(d) No privileges based on birth

OR
Which one of the following was the reason behind the protest in the Saigon Native Girls
School in 1926 in Vietnam ? 1
(a) Expel of a Vietnamese girl from the school
(b) Using French language as the medium of instruction in the school
(c) Representing Vietnamese as primitive and backward in school text books
(d) Allowing only Vietnamese elite to get admission in the school
2.Who among the following was described as the most dangerous enemy of social order
by Duke Metternich ? 1
(a) Louis Philippe
(b) Karol Kurpinski
(c) Giuseppe Mazzini (d) Johan Gottfried

OR
Which one of the following was not the barrier to economic growth in Vietnam as sugges
ted by Bernard ? 1
(a) High population levels
(b) Low agriculture productivity
(c) Lack of natural resources
(d) Extensive indebtedness amongst the peasants
3.Why did the rich peasant community actively participated in the Civil Disobedience mov
ement ? Choose the most appropriate answer from the following : 1
(a) Failure of talks in the 2nd round table conference
(b) The Government s refusal to reduce the revenue demand
(c) Khadi cloth was more expensive than mill cloth

(d) Racial discrimination


4. Which one of the following leaders has headed Abadh Kisan Sabha ?
(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Moti Lal Nehru
5. Which one of the following minerals is NOT obtained from the veins and lodes ?
(a) Tin (b) Zinc (c) Lead (d) Gypsum

6. Which one of the following mines is the best producer of copper in India ? 1
(a) Khetri (b) Balaghat (c) Singbhum (d) Panchpatmali
7. Which one of the following industries, due to its seasonal nature, is ideally suited to the
cooperative sector ? 1
(a) Sugar (b) Jute textile (c ) Automobile (d) Cotton textile
8. Which one of the following is the premier iron ore exporting sea port of the country ? 1
(a) New Manglore (b) Vishakhapatnam
(c) Marmagao
(d) Paradip
9. Which one of the following is NOT the way to resolve a conflict in a democracy ? 1
(a) Mass mobilisation (b) Using Parliament
(c) Using Judiciary (d) Armed Revolution
10. Which one of the following is an example of public interest groups ? 1
(a) Trade Unions (b) Business Associations
(c) BAMCEF
(d) FEDECOR
11. Which one of the following is NOT a component of a political party ? 1
(a) The Leaders
(b) The Followers
(c) The active members (d) The Ministers
12.Which one of the following is Challenge of expansion for the established democracies ? 1
(a) Bringing down non - democratic regime

(b) Ensuring greater power to local government


(c) Strengthening of the institutions
(d) Establishing a sovereign and functional state
13. Which one of the following is NOT an example of informal sector loans for poor rural
households in India ? 1
(a) Commercial Banks (b) Moneylenders
(c) Traders
(d) Landlords
14. Which one of the following is the important characteristic of modern form of currency? 1
(a) It is made from precious metal
(b) It is made from thing of everyday use
(c) It is authorized by the commercial banks
(d) It is authorized by the Government of the country
15. Which one of the following is a major benefit of joint production between a local
company and a Multi - National Company ? 1
(a) MNC can bring latest technology in the production
(b) MNC can control the increase the price
(c) MNC can buy the local company
(d) MNC can sell the products under their brand name
16. On which of the following date does we celebrate the National Consumers Day ? 1
(a) 24 October (b) 14 October
(c) 24 December (d) 14 December
17. Explain the revolutionary principles incorporated by Napoleon in the administration of
France during his reign. 3
OR
Explain any three impact of Great Depression of 1930s on Vietnam. 3x1=3
18. Why did the Non - Cooperation Movement gradually slowed down in the cities ? Give three
reasons. 3x1=3

19. Explain why the use of non - conventional sources of energy is becoming necessary in our
country ? Give three reasons. 3x1=3
20. What are software technology parks ? State any two points of significance of
Information Technology industry in India ? 1+2=3
21. Examine how can the industrial pollution of fresh water be reduced ? 3x1=3
22. Justify with three points that Democracy evolves through popular struggles. 3x1=3
23. Explain how do democracy produce a legitimate government. Give three points. 1+2=3
24. The fact that people are complaining is itself a testimony to the success of Democracy .
Justify the statement with three appropriate points. 1+2=3
25. The challenge of deepening of democracy is faced by every democracy in one form or
another . Support the statement with three suitable arguments. 1+2=3
26. What is globalization ? How can government ensure fair globalization to its people ?
Give two points. 1+2=3
27. Should more Indian companies emerge as MNCs ? How would it benefit the people in
the country ? 1+2=3
28. Describe any three features of consumer forum ? 3x1=3
29. Explain any three
factors that led to the growth of consumer movements in India ? Give any
three factors. 3x1=3
30. How did the Greek war of Independence mobilized nationalist feeling among the
educated elite across Europe ? Give four points. 4x1=4

OR

Explain any four ideas of Phan Chu Trinh ? 4x1=4


31. How did the Reinterpretation of history created a feeling of nationalism in India ?
Give four points. 4x1=4
32. Explain any four reasons why a dense and efficient network of transport and
communication is a pre - requisite for trade of today. 4x1=4
33. Describe any four functions of political parties. 4x1=4
34. Cheap and affordable credit is crucial for the country s development . Explain the
statement with four points. 4x1=4
35. Two features A and B are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify these
features with the help of following information and write their correct names on
the lines marked in the map. 1+1=2
(A) The place from where Civil Disobedience Movement was started
(B) The place where Indian National Congress Session was held in September 1920

OR
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same map. 1+1=2
(i) Bardoli - The place of no tax campaign
(ii) Champaran - The place where the movement of indigo planter s started
36. Three features A, B and C are marked on the given political outline map of India.
Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct
names on the lines marked in the map. 1+1+1=3
(A) An important oil field
(B) An iron and steel plant
(C) Terminal station of North - South Corridor

OR
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same map. 1+1+1=3

(i) Mohali Software Technology Park


(ii) Rawat Bhata Nuclear Power Station
(iii) Nedimbacherry International Airport