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CBSE BOARD SAMPLE PAPER

2017-18

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Sample Paper of Social Science Class X CBSE
Board Exams 2017-18
FINAL EXAMINATION – 2018
SOCIAL SCIENCE

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(CODE NO. 087)
SAMPLE PAPER – 01

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CLASS – X

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Time Allowed - 3 hrs Max. Marks – 80

General Instructions

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(i) The question paper has 27 questions in all. All questions are compulsory
(ii) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short type questions. Each question carries 1
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(iii) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions

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should not exceed 80 words

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(iv) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions

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should not exceed 120 words

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(v) Question number 26 is a map question from History, carries 2 marks
(vi) Question number 27 is a map question from Geography, carries 3 marks
(vii)For question number 26 & 27 one outline political map of India is been provided. After
completion of the map work, attach the map inside your answer copy

Q.1. Who claimed that true German culture was to be discovered among the common people - das
volk ?
Who inspired the Vietnamese students to organise the Association for the restoration of
Vietnam?

Q.2. Who proclaimed : „Tremble, therefore, tyrants of the world! Tremble before the virtual writer!‟ ?
Which novels showed the darker side of colonial occupation ?
Q.3. Which is the next major energy source in India after coal ?
Q.4. Despite having a excellent record of economic development, education and health, what has
caused a terrible setback to the social, cultural and economic life of Sri Lanka ?
Q.5. Why are demand deposits considered as money ?
Q.6. What do you understand by liberalisation of foreign trade ?
Q.7. You bought an electrical appliance of Rs. 60000. Later on you found that its not working as
promised by the manufacturer. In which court you can file complain against the manufacturer ?

Q.8. Why were 1830s called the year of great economic hardship in Europe ? Give reasons Or
Describe the ideas behind the Tonkin Free School. To what extent was it a typical example of
colonial ideas in Vietnam

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Q.9. What did the spread of print culture in the 19th century Europe meant for
(a) Children (b) Women (c) Workers
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Name the first Hindi modern novel which became a best seller ? Who was its writer ? Why
was it so popular ?

Q.10. “In ancient India along with the sophisticated hydraulic structures, there existed an

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extraordinary tradition of water-harvesting system.” Explain with examples.

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Q.11. “It is an important beverage crop introduced in India initially by the British.” Explain the climatic

crop

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conditions required for the growth of the above crop. Name two leading producing state of this

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Q.12. Explain the three-fold distribution of power between the Union government and the state

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Q.13. “At first sight, it would appear that the combination of politics and social divisions is very

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dangerous and explosive.” Explain with relative examples

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Q.14. “Democracy is best suited to accomodate social diversities.” Explain

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Q.15. Suppose records show that the average income in a country has been increasing over a
period of time. From this, can we conclude that all sections of the economy have become

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better living conditions ? Illustrate your answer with an example.

Q.16. Manav needs a loan to set up a small business. On what basis will Manav decide whether to
borrow from the bank or the moneylender ? Discuss

Q.17. What are the various ways in which MNC‟s set up, or control, production in other countries ?

Q.18. Suppose you buy a bottle of honey and a biscuit packet. Which logo or mark you will have to
look for and why ?

Q.19. Discuss the factors that led to the end of Bretton Woods system and the beginning of
globalization.
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The First World War created favourable conditions for development of industries in India."
Give examples.
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“The function and the shape of the family were completely transformed by life in the industrial
city of Britain in the 18th century." Explain.

Q.20. How did the different social groups that participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement look
at it?
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How did the people belonging to different communities, regions or languages develop a sense
of collective belonging during the Indian freedom struggle.

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Q.21. How are integrated steel plants different from mini steel plants ? Write any two problems that
the industry faces. What recent developments have led to a rise in the production capacity ?

Q.22. In how many classes, Indian roads are classified according to their capacity. Explain them
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“A dense and efficient network of transport and communication is a pre-requisite for local,

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national and global trade of today.” Explain

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Q.23. Give reasons to prove that caste alone cannot determine election results in India .

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Q.24. What are the functions of Political Parties ? Describe any five

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How many party system‟s exist in various countries ? Which of these is better ?

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India ?
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Q.25. How is the tertiary sector different from other sectors ? Why it‟s becoming so important in

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What steps should be taken to create more employment for those engaged in rural areas or

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agricultural sector ?

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Q.26. Locate and label the place in the given outline political map of India (1+1 marks)

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(a) Place where
(b) Place where Mahatma Gandhi organised satyagraha for cotton mill workers

Q.27. Locate and label the place in the given outline political map of India (1+1 marks)
(a) Tehri dam and the river on which it is located
(b) Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant
Identify the following places marked on the same given outline political map of India and write
their names (1/2 +1/2 marks)
(c) Iron ore mine (d) Mica mine

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