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CBSE Social Science Class X

CBSE Social Science Class X
(Model paper)
Time : 3 Hrs Max Marks : 80
General Instructions:
1. There are 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Marks for each question are indicated against the question.
3. Questions from serial number 1 to 10 are 1mark questions.
4. Answers of these questions may be from one word to one sentence.
5. Questions from serial number 11 to18 are 3 marks questions.
6. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
7. Questions from serial number 19 to 28 are 4 marks questions.
8. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
9. Question No, 29 & 30 are map questions. Attach the maps inside your answer book.
1.Why did the British Government curtail the freedom of Press after 1857 in India? (1 mark)
Write the main contribution of Vaikkom Muhammad Basheer as a novelist in Malayalam literature (1 mark)
2.Explain the most important use of the relief feature of India occupying the largest percentage of the total land area. (1 mark)
3.Why did Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru proclaim the river dams as the temples of modern India?
Explain the main reason. (1 mark)
4.Write one point of similarity and one point of difference between magnetite and hematite. (½ + ½ = 1 mark)
5.Mention any two ways in which caste has influenced politics in India. (½ + ½ = 1 mark)
6.Name any two Asian countries in which there was conflict between two linguistic and ethnic groups. (½ + ½ = 1 mark)
7.State one reform for making Indian democracy more effective. (1 mark)
8.Define per capita income. (1 mark)
9.Name any two officials who constitute the District Level Disaster management Committee. (½ + ½ = 1 mark)
10.State one aim of the National Cadet Corps. (1 mark)
Below are given three groups A,B, & C of questions 11 and 12. Select any one group for answering these two questions.
11.Analyse the three measures adopted by the producers in India to expand the market for their goods in the 19th century. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
12.Explain three types of movements or 'flow' within the international economic exchange in the 19th century in the context to world economy. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
11.Describe the position of women in Britain in the 19th century in three points. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
12."The indentured labour gave rise to a new culture in the Carribean" Justify this Statement with three examples. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
11.The First world war created dramatically a new situation for Indian Industries. Analyse how this happened by giving three situations. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
12.Do you agree or disagree that the process of Urbanization in the city of London provided more disappointments than opportunities. Give three reasons in support of your answer. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
13.Read the following extract taken from the textbook and answer the questions that follow:
In 1926, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossien, a noted educationist and literary figure. strongly condemned men for withholding education from women in the name of religion as she addressed the Bengal Women's Education Conference: The opponents of female education say that women will become unruly.....Fie! they call them selves Muslims and yet go against the basic tenets of Islam which gives women an equal right to education. If men are not led astray once educated, why should women? (1 + 2 = 3 marks)
1. Explain how Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein asserts women's right to education?
2. What was the impact of printed books on women in India in the 19th century?
Novels created a sense of social awareness in India. Analyse giving one example. (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
14.Study the above map and answer the following questions: (1½ + 1½ = 3 marks)
1. Name the three states each of which has two major sea ports.
2. Name any one port of each of these states
For Blind students only in lieu of question number 14
Name the three states, each of which has two major sea ports and also name any one port of each of these states. (1½ + 1½ = 3 marks)
15.Examine with the help of three examples, how dignity and freedom of citizens are best guaranteed in a democracy.
16.Analyse the meaning of right to choose provided under Consumer Protection Act.
17.State any two causes of tsunami and explain any two measures you would suggest to the people living in coastal areas for safeguarding themselves during a tsunami. (1 + 2 = 3 marks)
18."During any major disaster , the communication links are completely disrupted. Therefore it is crucially important to have alternative communication systems". Justify the statement by three suitable arguments (3 x 1 = 3 marks)
19.Give any four features of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Vietnamese war against the U.S. (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
Describe four stages of unification of Germany. (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
20.What were the reasons for the launching of the Non-cooperation movement? What was Gandhiji's idea behind launching it as stated in his book Hind Swaraj? (2 + 2 = 4 marks)
21.Describe four important characteristics of rice cultivation in India. (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
22.Which factor plays the most dominant role in the ideal location of an industry? Explain any three reasons in support of this factor. (1 + 3 = 4 marks)
23.With the help of two examples explain how social divisions have affected politics. (2 + 2 = 4marks)
24.Describe any four measures taken to decentralize power in India (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
25."Political parties play a major role in democracy." Give four points to justify this statement. (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
26.The following table shows the sources of credit for rural households in India in 2003
Source Share
Money lenders 30%
Cooperative societies 27%
Commercial banks 25%
Others (traders, relatives etc) 18%
On the basis of the above table answer the following questions: (1 + 2 + 1 = 4 marks)
1. What is the share of formal sector in the total credit?
2. Suggest two measures for improving the share of formal sector in total credit.
3. Why is money lender still the largest single source of credit?
27.Give the meaning of tertiary sector. State any three factors that have contributed to the growth of this sector. (1 + 3 = 4 marks)
28.Why did the Indian government put barriers to foreign trade and foreign investment after independence?
29.After the congress of vienna in 1815 a series of states were set up in Europe. Four of them are shown in the given outline map of Europe by number 1 to 4. Identify these states and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map. (4 x ½ = 2 marks)
4 countries of Indo-China before 1974 are shown on a map of Asia by four different shades A, B, C & D. Identify these countries and write their correct names on the lines marked against A, B, C & D in the map. ( 4 x ½ = 2 marks)
The following question is only for blind candidates in lieu of no (29)
Name the four European powers which met at Vienna in 1815 to draw up a settlement for Europe.
30.Eight features with serial No. 1 to 8 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: (8 x ½ = 4 marks)
1. Type of soil
2. Leading producer of coffee
3. Eastern terminal city of
4. East-West corridor
5. A coal mine
6. A river dam
7. A steel plant
8. Silk textile centre and
9. International Airport
Locate and label the following on the given outline political map of India: (4 x 1 = 4 marks)
1. An iron and steel plant located in Chhattisgarh.
2. Nuclear Power plant in Tamil Nadu.
3. Software Technology park in Jammu & Kashmir
4. A sea port in Andhra Pradesh
For Blind students only in lieu of question no (30) (8 x ½ = 4 marks)
1. Name the soil type known for cotton cultivation.
2. Name the iron and steel plant located in chattisgarh.
3. Which Nuclear Power Plant is located in Tamil Nadu?
4. What is the name of the software Technology park located in Jammu&Kashmir.
5. Name the state which is the leading producer of coffee.
6. Name the eastern terminal city of the East-West corridor.
7. Name the important silk textile centre in eastern Uttar Pradesh
8. Name the international Airport in Punjab.
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