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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lkekftd foKku
Class – IX / & IX

Time allowed: 3 hours Maximum Marks: 90

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General Instructions :

(i) The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1-10 are Multiple Choice Questions. Each question
carries one mark.
(iv) Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 mark questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 120 words each.
(vi) Question number 31 is a map question of 4 mark from Geography only. After
completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

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(i) bl iz”u i= esa dqy 31 iz”u gSaA izR;sd iz”u vfuok;Z gSA
(ii) izR;sd iz”u ds lkeus mlds vad fy[ks gq, gSaA
(iii) iz”u la[;k 1 ls 10 rd cgqfodYih; iz”u gSaA izR;sd iz”u 1 vad dk gSA
(iv) iz”u la[;k 11 ls 22 rd izR;sd iz”u 3 vad dk gSA buesa ls izR;sd iz”u dk mRrj 80 “kCnksa ls
vf/kd ugha gksuk pkfg,A
(v) iz”u la[;k 23 ls 30 rd izR;sd iz”u 5 vad dk gSA buesa ls izR;sd iz”u dk mRrj 120 “kCnksa ls
vf/kd ugha gksuk pkfg,A
(vi) iz”u la[;k 31 dsoy Hkwxksy ls ekufp= lEcU/kh 4 vad dk iz”u gSA ekufp= ij mRrj fy[kus ds
ckn bldks viuh mRrj iqfLrdk ds vUnj j[k dj cka/k nhft,A

1. Who was the queen of France on the eve of French Revolution? 1

(a) Marie Antoinette (b) Marie Theressa
(c) Marie Belchant (d) Aquiva Monessert
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(a) (b) (c) (d)

2. Who wrote an influential pamphlet called “What is the Third Estate” ? 1

(a) Dr. Gullotin (b) Abbe „Sieye‟s
(c) Montesquieu (d) Rousseau.

(a) (b)
(c) (d)

3. In which year did the Indira Point get submerged under the sea water ? 1
(a) 2001 (b) 2000 (c) 2004 (d) 2003

(a) 2001 (b) 2000 (c) 2004 (d) 2003

4. Which one of the following rivers has the largest drainage pattern in India ? 1
(a) The Indus (b) The Ganga
(c) The Brahamaputra (d) The Mahanadi

(a) (b)
(c) (d)

5. 1
When was Universal Adult Franchise introduced in India?

(a) 1947 (b) 1950 (c) 1945 (d) 1952

(a) 1947 (b) 1950 (c) 1945 (d) 1952

6. Which of the following countries was called „Gold Coast‟ by the British ? 1

(a) Turkey (b) Ghana

(c) Myanmar (d) South Africa

(a) (b)

(c) (d)

7. Who prepared the Constitution for India in 1928 ? 1

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(a) Motilal Nehru (b) B. R. Ambedkar

(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (d) Jawaharlal Nehru


(a) (b)

(c) (d)

8. Which one of the following factors is responsible for depletion of ground water ? 1
(a) Farming (b) Canal irrigation
(c) Persian wheel (d) Continuous use of ground water

(a) (b)
(c) (d)

9. Which of the following is included in the secondary sector? 1

(a) Tourism (b) Manufacturing (c) Banking (d) Forestry

(a) (b) (c) (d)

10. Who is an unemployed person ? 1

(a) One who does not have education and skill.
(b) One who is willing to work but is unable to find work.
(c) One who does not have a job.
(d) One who does not have a job of his/her choice.


11. Explain the terms “Mensheviks” and “Bolsheviks”. 1½+1½=3

How did the common people react to Nazism ? Explain.

12. How did the first world war leave a deep impact on the European society and polity‟ ? 3

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How was the Weimar Republic constituted ? What were its two inherent short comings ? 1+2=3

13. Which meridian is taken as the „Standard Meridian of India? Why should we have a 1+2=3
Standard Meridian ?

14. Name the three parallel Himalayan ranges in India. State one feature of each. 3x1=3

15. Compare the Western Ghats with the Eastern Ghats on the basis of their location, relief, 3
and significance.

16. How are the West flowing rivers different from the East flowing rivers of Peninsular 3x1=3
Plateau? Give any three points of distinction.

17. Do you think that the International organizations work in a democratic manner ? 3
Justify your answer with arguments.

18. How does democracy in a country enhance the dignity of an individual? State three 3

19. How did the White minority and the Black majority agree to draw up a common 3
Constitution for South Africa ? Explain.

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20. Explain the meaning of the following terms : 1½+1½=3

(a) Green Revolution

(b) Multiple Cropping



21. „Though Japan lacks natural resources, it is one of the few developed countries in the 3
world‟. Justify this statement with arguments.

22. What are the two types of unemployment which are prevailing in rural areas? Write 1+2=3
any one factor responsible for each ?

23. What was the role of women during the French Revolution ? Write a few lines on 5
Olympede Gouges.

24. Explain the organizations of the French society during late 18th century. 5


25. Explain the circumstances which were responsible for the Russian Revolution. 5

Explain Hitler‟s policy towards youth. 5

26. 'The diverse physical features of India have immense future possibilities of 5
Write any five facts to prove this statement.

27. “Popular leaders can be autocratic”. Explain the statement with the example of 5

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28. Explain the following : 2½+2½=5

(a) Preamble and its significance

(b) Constitutional Amendments



29. What are factors of production ? Explain the various factors of production. 1+4=5

30. Explain the provisions of Tenth Five Year Plan regarding education. 5

31. Two features (A) and (B) are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify 4
these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names
on the lines drawn on the map :
(A) Northern part of the Western coastal strip.
(B) A river of South India.
Locate and label the following on the same political outline map of India :
(1) Anai Mudi
(2) Southern most point of the main land of India.
(A B)



31B. The following question is for the visually impaired candidates only in lieu of
Map Q. No. 31 :

(i) Name the northern part of western coastal strip.

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(ii) Which river flows through Karnataka and Tamilnadu ?

(iii) Anaimudi lies in which state ?

(iv) Name the southern most point of the main land of India.






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