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General Instructions :
The question paper is divided into three sections :
Section A : Reading 20 Marks
Section B : Writing & Grammar 30 Marks
Section C : Literature Textbook & Extended Reading Text 30 Marks

Section A : Reading [20 marks]
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : [8]
A study conducted by the experts of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) here has predicted
acute water shortage in the coming summer months unless immediate remedial steps are initiated. The
report, which is yet to be made public, claims that the water table in most parts of the metropolis of
Delhi is falling rapidly and many places in South Delhi are almost bone-dry. The crumbling of over half
a century old supply infrastructure and the burgeoning population have compounded the problem.
According to the report, Delhi "attracts more than 4 lakh people each year. Even as it accepts within its
fold all these new citizens, the city's infrastructure is on the verge of a breakdown." The study suggests
that the groundwater level is receding steadily, and at places, rather rapidly. Due to unbridled
urbanisation, the scarce rainwater runs off without being tapped, which is a complete waste of
resources. Delhi receives its water supply from surface flow and groundwater. The availability from
surface sources, that is, Yamuna, Ganga, and Bhakra is approximately 1150 MCM (million cubic metre)
and of this, 60% is available from the Yamuna.
Delhi gets an average rainfall of 600 mm per year, of which 80% is received in three months (July-
September). More than half the rainwater runs off into the Yamuna. It is ironical that while the Yamuna
is frequently in spate during monsoon, it reports 'zero flow' in peak summer.
The pressure on groundwater is already beyond capacity and recent reports suggest that people are
increasingly tapping this water resource. Even the DJB depends on groundwater.
Though the courts have put curbs on new tubewells, those already installed are gnawing at the
dwindling reserves. The latter operate without any restrictions, some even for 24 hours, According to
the study, the groundwater table in the Delhi region, at varying depths of 20 to 50 m below ground
level, is saline. In some areas near the Yamuna, these saline aquifers occur at a depth of about 65 m.
This effectively makes the water unfit for consumption within that level. Electrical conductivity is also
reported to be high, making the groundwater further unfit for consumption. The status is similar with
respect to fluoride levels in certain area. Already the average level of water table for blocks away from
the Yamuna is between 15 to 20 m. The water table has receded by 10 m in may areas.
(i) ......... are reasons for water shortage and falling water table. [1]
(ii) A study suggests rapid receding of the ......... [1]
(iii) The average level of water table for blocks away from the Yamuna is between ........ and ........m. [1]
(iv) What does the TERI survey report predict? [1]
(v) What leads to wastage of scarce rainwater ? [1]
(vi) What are the sources of water supply in Delhi ? [1]
(vii) What guidelines have been issued by the courts regarding tube wells? [1]
(viii) What is the condition of groundwater, according to the study? [1]

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2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : [12]
The value of higher education cannot be underestimated considering the contemporary realities of the
competitive marketplace. A higher education degree literally serves as the first impression of a
jobseeker applying for employment. A college degree is a person's pass to the business world and so
work-related opportunities are enormous. Truth is, college degrees are never the same if we take into
account the reputation of higher establishment as well as the prestige of a particular field of studies.
Today's holders of college degrees have unprecedented opportunities of job search since the
employment market has largely expanded through online domains, offering freelance and part-time
vacancies. Though, in both real and virtual employment, it is always a person's CV (resume) that is
initially considered by an employer, in 95% of cases the inclusion of a college degree is a must to get a
well-paid job.
Overall, college education provides students with appropriate knowledge and skills to be used later in
real life circumstances and the working environment. However, career choices do not matter since the
contemporary market is vast and enormous.
In particular, college education enables students to gain preliminary information about many essential
aspects required to cope with real-life challenges. Then students expand their knowledge and acquire
practical skills by grasping abstract theories and concepts. A college curriculum teaches students how
to clearly express personal standpoints and opinions both in conversation and writing. In most cases
students acquire global thinking as well as thinking relevant to the solution of specific problems.
Furthermore, students learn how to work in teams and solve tasks in cooperation; this enables
establishment of team spirit and ability to make a personal contribution to overall mutual achievement.
Various case studies based on real-life experiences teach students to understand the subject better
and therefore adapt to further complexities.
To this end, it goes without saying that a college degree always means more employment opportunities
since it is the identification of one's academic qualification.
(i) How does college education help students cope with real life challenges ? [2]
(ii) What is the importance of a college curriculum ? [2]
(iii) How does college education aim at establishing team spirit ? [2]
(iv) Why are case studies an important part of higher education ? [2]
(v) Which word in paragraph 2 means the same as "something which never happened before" ? [1]
(vi) Which word in paragraph 4 means the same as 'having to do with ideas rather than physical
objects '? [1]
(vii) The word in paragraph 3 which is an antonym of the word 'virtual' is ......... [1]
(viii) The word in paragraph 1 which is a synonym of the word 'current' is ....... [1]

Section B : Writing & Grammar [30 marks]
3. People eat healthy meals at home and order fat free food at restaurants. But for office meals, they take
a quick bite of a burger and headache-curing coffee, which harms their bodies more than they realise.
You are Ankita roy, a student of class IX-A. Write an article on 'Desktop Diet' [8]

The problem of vechicular pollution is ever increasing. You are concerned about its effects on the
health of people. Write an article expressing your concern in 100-120 words for your school magazine.
You can take ideas from the visual given below. You are Priyank/Priyanka of class-IX.

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4. Write a short story in 200-250 words using the following clues. [12]
A lady in distress –only son died – came to Lord Buddha – begged to revive her son – lady went door
to door – death had touched all – the lady realised the truth – a great consolation
Write a short story in 200-250 words with the beginning given below. Also give a suitable title.
"Once upon a time there lived a farmer named Kishan...."

5. Fill in the blanks with the words that your consider to be the most appropriate. [1 × 3 = 3]
The fact that dance (a) ............. an art form is well-know. But dance as (b) ............. therapy is not
known to (c) .............. It involves a graceful performance.

6. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each of the lines against which a
blank is given. Identify the incorrect word and write it along with the correction in the answer
sheet. [1/2 × 8 = 4]
Incorrect Correct
In 12 April, 1961, Major Yuri Gagarin (a) ________ ________
become the first man ever to venture (b) ________ ________
in space. He did not know for certain (c) ________ ________
beforehand that he is to be chosen. (d) ________ ________
The Russians have three possible candidates (e) ________ ________
ready, but although Gagarin was first (f) ________ ________
in the list, the choice was finally (g) ________ ________
made at April 12. (h) ________ ________

7. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) exercise/ mean/ does not/ to the/ running/ lameness/ point/ of
(ii) it/ should/ a safe/ programme/ and /sensible/ be
(iii) the exercise/ chosen/ remain/ with you/ should/ a lifetime/ for

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Section C : Literature-Textbook & Extended Reading Text [30 Marks]
8. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow : [1 × 4 = 4]
"They chained me up like a wild animal, they lashed me like a hound. I fed on filth, I was covered, with
(i) Whom do 'they' and 'I' refer to ?
(ii) Why is the speaker describing his ordeal ?
(iii) Was the speaker cruel enough to be meted this treatment ?
(iv) What act did the speaker commit after his ?
"I have decided I want to learn the Kannada alphabet from tomorrow onwards. I will work very hard. I
will keep Saraswati Pooja day during Dassara as the deadline. That day I should be able to read a
novel on my own. I want to be independent."
(i) Who is 'I' here ?
(ii) Why did the speaker say these words ?
(iii) What does the speaker want to learn ?
(iv) What gesture did the speaker make after she had achieved her target ?

9. Answer any four of the following questions in about 30-40 words each. [2 × 4 = 8]
(i) Why did Chuck feel more lonely at home ?
(ii) How did private Quelch deal with his fellow soldiers and how did they treat him?
(iii) In what ways did Juliette flatter Jeanne ?
(iv) Why does Wordsworth compare the song of the solitary reaper with the song of the nightingale and
the cuckoo bird ?
(v) How can Shakespeare compare human life to a drama ?

10. Answer any one of the following questions in 100 -120 words. [8]
Did conflict in values make Mrs Bramble upset to hear that Bill had decided not to fight? What values
were they ? Do you think she was right in being upset ?
"Forgiveness is a divine but rare virtue." Comment on this statement with reference to the poem 'Lord
Ullin's Daughter'.

11. Answer any one of the following questions in about 150-200 words from the novel of your
choice. [10]
(Gulliver's Travels)
How did Gulliver find himself in the land of Lilliputians? Describe Gullivers experience in Lilliput.
(Gulliver's Travels)
Write a brief character sketch of the farmer in Brobdingnag. (Gulliver's Travels)

Why did the three friends decide to go on a holiday? Was their purpose fulfilled? Give reasons for your
answer. (Three Men in a Boat )
What impression is J able to leave on the reader's mind ? (Three Men in a Boat )

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1 Reading Comprehension 1, 2 20

2 Article Writing 3 8

3 Story Writing 4 12

4 Integrated Grammar (Editing, Omission, Gap-filling, Jumbled words) 5,6,7 10

5 The Bishop's Candlesticks 8 4

6 How I taught My Grandmother to read 8 4

7 A Dog Name Duke 9(i) 2

8 The Man Who Knew too much 9(ii) 2

9 Villa for Sale 9(iii) 2

10 The Solitary Reaper 9(iv) 2

11 The Seven Ages 9(v) 2

12 Keeping it From Harold 10 8

13 Lord Ullin's Daughter 10 8

14 Gullivers Travels 11 10

15 Three Men in a Boat 11 10
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(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) The question paper consists of 30 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D.
(iii) Section A contains 6 questions of 1 mark each. Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks each. Section C
contains 10 questions of 3 marks each. Section D contains 8 questions of 4 marks each.
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in four questions of 3 marks
each and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only one of the alternatives in all such
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted.
(vi) There is no overall choice. You have to attempt all the questions.

1. Find the mode of the following marks (out of 10) obtained by 20 students.
4, 6, 5, 9, 3, 2, 7, 7, 6, 5, 4, 9, 10, 10, 3, 4, 7, 6, 9, 9

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2. If x +x + 5 is divided by x + 1, then find the remainder.

3. Diagonals of a parallelogram are perpendicular to each other. Is this statement true ? Give reason for
your answer.

4. If x = 2 + 1 and y =  – 1 is a solution of the equation 2x – 3y + 5 = 0, then find the value of .

5. The total surface area of a cube is 864 cm . Find its edge and lateral surface area.

6. Write two solutions of the linear equation x + 2y = 1.

7. The relative humidity (in %) of a certain city of a month of 31 days was as follows :

98.1 98.6 99.2 90.3 86.5 95.3 92.9
96.3 94.2 95.1 95.1 89.2 92.3 97.1
93.5 92.7 95.1 97.2 93.3 95.2 97.3
96.2 92.1 84.9 90.2 95.7 98.3 97.3
96.1 92.1 89.0

Find the probability of relative humidity less than 94% on any of these days.

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8. Find the value of p, so that 3x – 1 is a factor of 8x + 4x – 16x + 10x+p.

9. Express 1.27 in p/q form.

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10. Factorise 1+ 2ab – a – b

 256 
Evaluate 
 625 

12. A traffic signal board, indicating 'SCHOOL AHEAD', is an equilateral triangle with side a. Find the area
of the signal board, using Heron's formula. if its perimeter is 180 cm, what be the area of the signal
board ?


13. The distance (in km) of 40 engineers from their residence to their place of work were found as follows
5 3 10 20 25 11 13 7 12 31
19 10 12 17 18 11 32 17 16 2
7 9 7 8 3 5 12 15 18 3
12 14 2 9 6 15 15 7 6 12
What is the empirical probability that an engineer lives
(i) less than 7 km from her place of work ?
(ii) more than or equal to 7 km from her place of work ?
(iii) within km from her place of work ?
14. Two plane mirrors m and n are placed perpendicular to each other, as shown in figure. An incident ray
AB to the first mirror is first reflected in the direction of BC and then reflected by the second mirror in
the direction of CD. prove that AB || CD.


15. In the given figure, D and E are the points on the base BC for  ABC such that BD = CE, AD = AE and
ADE = AED. prove that  ABE   ACD.

16. The cost of levelling the ground in the form of a triangle having the sides 51m, 37m and 20m at the rate
of 4 3 per m IS 918. Is this statement true? Give reason for your answer.

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17. Express y in terms of x for the equations 4x + 7y = 14. Check which of the points (0, 2),  ,0  and
2 
(2, 1) lie on graph of this equation.

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18. ABCD is a rectangle and P, Q, R and S are mid-points of the sides AB, BC, CD and DA, respectively.
Show that the quadrilateral PQRS is a rhombus.

19. A barrel of a fountain pen, cylindrical in shape, is 7 cm long and 5 mm in diameter. A full barrel of ink in
the pen will be used up when writing 310 words on an average. How many words would use up a bottle
of ink containing one-fifth of a litre?

20. How many solution(s) of the equation 2(x + y) + 3 = 2y are there on the
(i) Number line (ii) Cartesian plane ?

21. In the given figure, O is the centre of the circle. Then, find CBD.




A 100º C


22. Prove that, two distinct lines cannot have more than one point in common.

23. Construct a PQR in which QR = 6 cm, Q = 60º and PR – PQ = 2 cm.

24. In VNSD school, there is a ground, where the students are playing. The shape of the ground is circular
with diameter of 50 m. One line segment is drawn in the field of length 14 m. [Take,  = 3.14]



(i) Determine the perimeter of the cicle.
(ii) Determine the perpendicular distance from the centre to this line segment.
(iii) Suppose, one student Neeraj is standing at the end point A of a line. He wants to reach the
centre of a circle O in shortest time. So, he consider by the route AO. FInd the value of route AO.
(iv) Which quality is shown by the Neeraj ?

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25. Shashi has a piece of canvas whose area is 1102 m . She uses it to make a conical tent with base
radius 14 m. Wastage in stitching margin and cutting amounts to 2m . Find the volume of the tent that
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can be made with it. Take,  
 7 

26. Calculate the mean and mode for the following data.

Marks 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Number of students 8 12 15 30 25 12 8

27. Four friends, Ashwani, Tarun, Shiva and Deepak are standing at the points A, B, C and D reference to
a well situated at the origin (0, 0) with the respective coordinates (1, 2), (–1, 2), (–1, –2) and (1, –2).
(i) Plot these points on a single sheet of a graph paper.
(ii) Are they at equal distance from the well?

28. Simplify :

15  4 11 1
31  8 15 8  4 11  165  2 15

29. The diagonals of a parallelogram ABCD intersect at O. A line through O meets AB at X and CD at Y.
Show that ar(parallelogram AXYD) = ar(parallelogram ABCD).

x y
30. Draw the graph of the straight line given by the equation + = 1. Calculate the area of triangle
2 3
formed by the line drawn and the coordinate axis.

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1 Number System 9, 11, 28 8

2 Polynomials 2, 8, 10 5

3 Co-ordinate Geometry 20, 27 7

4 Linear Equations In Two Variables 4, 6, 17, 30 9

5 Introduction to Euclid's Geometry 22 3

6 Lines and Angles 14 3

7 Triangles 15 3

8 Quadrilaterals 18, 3 4

9 Area of Parallelogram and Triangles 29 4

10 Circles 21, 24 7

11 Constructions 23 4

12 Heron's Formula 12, 16 5

13 Surface Area and Volumes 5, 19, 25 8

14 Statistics 1, 26 5

15 Probability 7, 13 5
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 All questions are compulsory.
 All questions of section-A and B have to be attempted separately.
 There is an internal choice in three questions of three marks and two questions of five marks.
 Question Numbers 1 and 2 in section-A are one marks question. They have to be answered in one
word or in one sentence.
 Question number 3 to 5 in section-A are two marks question. These have to be answered in 30 words
 Question numbers 6 to 15 in section-A are three marks questions. These have to be answered in
about 50 words each.
 Question numbers 16 to 21 in section-A are 5 marks questions. These have to be answered in 70
words each.
 Question numbers 22 to 27 in section-B are based on practical skills. Each question is of two marks.
These have to be answered in brief.


1. What can you say about the motion of an object whose distance-time graph is a straight line parallel to time
axis? [1]

2. When do we use the term force of gravity rather than force of gravitation? [1]

3. What is meant by genetically modified crops? [2]

4. Why is Ice at 273 K more effective in cooling than water at the same temperature. [2]

5. Distinguish between layers and broilers. [2]

6. Define the following terms:- [3]
(a) Uniform speed
(b) Instantaneous speed
(c) Average speed
(a) If a bus of 2000kg is moving with a velocity of 72 km/h, then calculate the kinetic energy.
(b) If in a same bus 4 more passenger of total 250kg sits then new kinetic energy.

7. What is the mass of each of the following ? [3]
(a) 2 mole of nitrogen atoms.
(b) 4 moles of aluminium atoms (atomic mass of aluminium is 27.)
(c) 10 moles of sodium sulphate (Na2SO4) when atomic masses are : Na = 23, S = 32, O = 16.

8. (a) Why antibiotics do not work against viruses? [3]
(b) (i) Name any two diseases which have long term effect on the health of an individual.
(ii) What is immunity?
(a) What are two ways to treat an infectious disease?
(b) Name two sexually transmitted diseases.

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9. (a) According to universal law of gravitation every object in this universe attracts every other object.
Explain why then a table and a chair lying in the same room do not collide with each other.
(b) An object is thrown vertically upwards to a height of 12 m. Calculate its
(i) velocity with which it was thrown upwards.
(ii) time taken to reach a height of 12 m. [3]

10. The number of protons, neutrons and electrons in particles from A to E are given below : [3]
Particle Protons Neutrons Electrons
Cl 17 18 17

Li 3 4 2
Ar 18 22 18
17 Cl 17 20 17
F 9 10 10

(a) Which one is a cation?
(b) Which one is an anion?
(c) Which represent pair of isotopes?

11. (a) What are the major components of atmosphere of Earth and Venus? [3]
(b) What is the direction of air in coastal areas during night?
(c) What would happen if all the oxygen present in the environment is converted to ozone?

12. While performing the experiment based on 'Archimedes principle' Rama took a glass stopper of 10 cm
volume and observed its weight as 40 g using a spring balance. Then, he immersed the glass stopper
completely in tap water. What will be the weight of glass stopper now? [3]

13. (a) Draw a labelled diagram showing different types of meristem.
(b) Give their location and function. [3]

14. Differentiate between element and compound with example. [3]

15. A priest of temple collected dried garlands, holy old books and some statues. He asked his son to throw
them in river. But instead of throwing, he buried them in the soil.
(a) In the above situation who wins your support the priest or the son? Justify your answer by giving two
(b) What values are reflected in the behaviour of son? [3]

16. What is a melting point and boiling point? Explain in brief with example. [5]

17. (a) Write down difference between dicots and monocots. [5]
(b) Give the four characteristics of algae.
(c) What is lichen?

18. Represent graphically [5]
(a) one diagram showing two sound waves having the same amplitude but different frequencies.
(b) two separate diagrams showing sound waves having the same frequency but different amplitudes.
(c) two separate diagrams showing sound waves having different amplitudes and also different

19. Write short note on the following : [5]
(a) Mitochondria
(b) Chloroplast
(c) Ribosome
(d) Endoplasmic reticulum
(e) Nucleus
(a) What would happen when eukaryotic cells are placed in hypotonic, hypertonic and isotonic
(b) Draw a well labelled diagram of typical prokaryotic cell.

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20. (a) Will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball in vacuum? Why? [5]
(b) Show mathematically that acceleration experienced by an object is independent of its mass.
2 -11 2 24 6
(c) Show that the value of g = 9.8 m/s given, G = 6.67 × 10 N - m /kg, M = 6 × 10 kg, R = 6.4 × 10 m

21. Write a short note on following : [5]
(a) Bohr's model of atom
(b) Dalton's atomic theory

22. Draw a labelled diagram of striated muscle. Give its function. [2]

23. After doing an experiment to verify the laws of reflection of sound, the student plotted the graph between
angle of incidence and angle of reflection. What type of graph will be obtained? [2]

24. Two students of class 9 performed the following activities in Lab to prepare the desired solution. [2]
Student 1 : Dissolved 2.5 gm NaOH in 35 gm of water for a saturated solution at 290 K, then what are the
Student 2 : Dissolved 30 gm of NaOH in 100 gm of water, then calculate the concentration % w/W of the
solution .

25. Write down the main cellular components / cell organelles seen while observing the slide of cheek cell under
a compound microscope in high magnifying power. [2]

26. An experiment is performed to find the relationship between the weight of a rectangular wooden block lying
on the horizontal table and the minimum force required to just move it using a spring balance. What is
observed while performing the experiment? [2]

27. How can be separate the gases from air? [2]

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1 Motion 1, 6, 9(b) 5.5

2 Gravitation 2, 9(a), 20 7.5

3 Work, Energy and Power 6 3

4 Fluid 12 3

5 Sound 18, 23 7

6 Newton's Law of Motion 26 2


1 Matter in Our Surroundings 4, 16 7

2 Is Matter Around us Pure 14, 24, 27 7

3 Atoms and Molecules 7 3

4 Atomic Structure 10, 21 8


1 Improvement in Food Resources 3, 5 4

2 Why do we Fall ill 8 3

3 Natural Resources 11, 15 6

4 Tissue 13, 22 3

5 Diversity in Living Organisms 17 5

6 Fundamental unit of Life 19, 25 7
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1. The question paper has 27 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries
1 mark.
3. Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should
not exceed 80 words each.
4. Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should
not exceed 100 words each.
5. Question number 26 and 27 are map questions. Question number 26 is of 2 marks. Question
number 27 is of 3 marks.

1. Who wrote the book, Two Treatises of Government?
2. If a Lok Sabha Constituency is vacated because of the death of a Member of Parliament, which election
will be held to fill the vacancy?
3. Which House of parliament exercises the power of passing 'No Confidence Motion'?
4. By which method, the state of West Bengal of West Bengal has reduced rural poverty?
5. Which type of unemployment is found in urban areas?
6. In which year did Hitler invade Poland?
7. What is the name of the Himalayas lying between the Kali and the Teesta rivers?
8. How the colonial era is responsible for poverty in India?
9. Indian constitution is both rigid and flexible Analyse the statement.
10. Describe the Peninsular Plateau of India.
11. Distinguish between socialism and capitalism.
12. Explain the major features of democracy.
13. Evaluate the role of women in France before the revolution.
14. What is the importance of Green Revolution for the Indian economy?
15. What are the two types of unemployment which are prevailing in rural areas? Write any four factors
responsible for this.
16. Discuss the major dimensions of poverty.
17. What is biome? State the number of biomes into which land ecosystem is divided with their names.
18. Explain any three conditions that make election democratic.
19. What are the major powers and functions of the parliament?
20. What are the limitations of the Public Distribution System?
21. Explain the problems faced by the Weimar Republic.
22. What is population growth? How is it determined?
23. 'From the late 19 century, there was a dramatic expansion of wheat production in the USA'. Give
reasons for this expansion.
24. Explain the main provisions of the Right to Equality.
25. Explain the major factors which affect the monsoon winds.

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26. In the given outline map of the world, two features are marked. These are the countries that were Allied
in the First World War. Identify them.


27. On the map, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
(i) The smallest state in area.
(ii) The state that borders both Bangladesh and Myanmar.
(iii) Coastal plains in Kerala.

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1 The French Revolution 1, 13 4

2 Electoral Politics 2, 18 4

3 Working of Institutions 3, 19 6

4 Poverty as a Challenge 4, 8, 16 7

5 People as Resource 5, 15 4

6 Nazism and The Rise of Hitler 6, 21, 26 8

7 Drainage 7 1

8 Constitutional Design 9 3

9 Physical Features of India 10, 27(iii) 4

10 Socialism in Europe and The Russian Revolutions 11 3

11 What is Democracy ? Why Democracy ? 12 3

12 The Story of Village Palampur 14 3

13 Natural Vegetation and Wildlife 17 3

14 Food Security 20 5

15 Population 22 5

16 Peasants and Farmers 23 5

17 Democratic Rights 24 5

18 Climate 25 5

19 India Size and Location 27 (i), (ii) 3