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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015

Social Science
Class X
Time allowed: 3:00 hours

Maximum Marks: 90

General Instructions:
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The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1
mark.
Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
Questions from serial number 22 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 120 words each.

1. Who was V S Nalpaul?


Or
Who devised the spinning Jenny?
Or
What does Mayapuri mean to Bombay?
2. Who was the author of Gulamgiri?
Or
Who is known as the pioneer of modern Hindi literature?
3. What is the other name for the Black soil?
4. Which major social group constituted the largest share in population of Sri Lanka?
5. What is decentralization?
6. Why Tommie Smith and John Carlos received their medals wearing black socks and no
shoes?
7. In which state in India is the infant mortality rate lowest?
8. Which sector is the largest employer in India?
9. Economist of the 19th century identifies three types of movements of flows within
international economic exchange. Explain.
Or
What steps were taken by the East India Company to control the market of cotton and silk
goods?
Or
Why is Mumbai (Bombay) known as the city of dreams? Give three reasons.
10. Explain the common conviction of people in the mid-18th century about the books and the
print culture.
Or
What is Novel? Define the term serialization.
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11. What are the ways to classify resources?


12. Highlight difference between endangered species and extinct species.
13. Why is there a need to conserve water resources? (value) based
14. Distinguish between the coming together federation and holding together federation.
15. When does a social difference become a social division?
16. How does the constitution of India ensure secularism?
17. What may be development for one may not be development for the other. Explain by giving
examples.
18. What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in classifying different countries? What
are the limitations of this criterion?
19. Why is the tertiary sector becoming so important in India? Explain.
20. Distinguished between the organized and the unorganized sector.
21. What is gross domestic product? Who is responsible for collecting data for the GDP in India?
22. What is great depression? Explain the impact of the great depression on the Indian economy.
Or
Why did some industrialists in the 19th century in Europe prefer hand labour over machines?
Or
Explain the social changes in London which led to the need for the underground railway.
23. Explain how the print culture assisted the growth of nationalism in India.
Or
Premachands novels are filled with all kinds of powerful characters drawn from all level of
the society Support the statement by giving suitable examples.
24. Explain the factors which were responsible for creating a virtual reading mania in Europe.
Or
Outline the changes in the technology and society which led to an increase in the readers of
the novel in the 18th century in Europe.
25. Distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources.
26. What type of climate is required for the cultivation of wheat? Name any four important
wheat producing states in India.
27. Explain the major forms of power sharing in modern democracies.
28. What forms of caste can take in politics? Explain.

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