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Class - X
- X
SOCIAL SCIENCE

Time : 3 hours
3 U

Maximum Marks : 80
80
Total No. of Pages : 14
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Instructions :
1.
The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2.
Marks are indicated against each question.
3.
This question paper consists of two parts i.e. Part-I and Part-II. Part-I of this question paper
contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from serial number 1 to 16 of 1 mark each.
These sixteen questions of Part-I are to be answered on a separate sheet provided. This part
has to be completed in first 30 minutes only and the answer sheet must be handed over to
the invigilator before starting Part-II.
4.
In Part-II of the question paper, there are 20 questions from serial no. 17 to 36. These questions
are to be attempted in 2 hours and 30 minutes. This part should be attempted only after the
stipulated time given for Part-I.
5.
Questions from serial number 17 to 31 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
6.
Questions from serial number 32 to 35 are 4 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 100 words each.
7.
Question number 36 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography only. After completion,
attach the map inside your answer book.
8.
An additional 15 minutes time has been allotted to read this question paper only.


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PART - I
1.

Which one of the following was the worlds first mass produced car ?
(a)

T model car

(b)

Maruti car

(c)

B M W car

(d)

None of the above

OR
Who established six Joint stock companies in India during 1830-40 ?
(a)

Jamsed Jee Nuserwan Jee Tata

(b)

Dinshaw petit

(c)

Seth Hukumchand

(d)

Dwarkanath Tagore

OR
Who among the following produced the film Raja Harishchandra in 1913 ?

2.

(a)

Dada Saheb Phalke

(b)

Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar

(c)

Ashok Kumar

(d)

None of the above

The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference was held at Breten Woods in
(USA) in the year :
(a)

1942

(b)

1943

(c)

1944

(d)

1945

OR
Which one of the following ports decayed by the end of the eighteenth century ?
(a)

Calcutta

(b)

Goa

(c)

Surat

(d)

None of the above

OR
Which one of the following was used in Tollygunge rice mills in place of coal ?

3.

(a)

petrol

(b)

wood

(c)

rice husk

(d)

All of the above

When did the printing press first came to Goa with Portuguese missionaries ?
(a)

Mid eighteenth century

(b)

Mid seventeenth century

(c)

Mid sixteenth century

(d)

Mid fifteenth century


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Which one of the following is the first modern novel in Malayalam novels published
in 1889.

4.

(a)

Indulekha

(b)

Henrieta Temple

(c)

Yamuna Paryatan

(d)

None of the above

Who started to edit the Bengal Gazettes weekly in 1780.


(a)

James Augustus Hickey

(b)

Richard M Ho

(c)

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(d)

None of the above

OR
Whose writings in Hindi created a novel reading public ?

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

(a)

Premchand

(b)

Shrinivas Das

(c)

Devki Nandan Khatri

(d)

Bhartendu Harish Chandra

What is the percentage share of plains in the total land area ?


(a)

43%

(b)

23%

(c)

33%

(d)

27%

Periyar Tiger Reserve is situated in which state of India ?


(a)

Jammu & Kashmir

(b)

Kerala

(c)

Tamil Nadu

(d)

Madhya Pradesh

Which of the following is a source of Fresh water ?


Precipitation

(b)

Surface run off

(c)

Ground water

(d)

All the above

Which country is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world ?
(a)

Canada

(b)

USA

(c)

Pakistan

(d)

India

When was sinhla recognised as the only official language of Sri Lanka ?
(a)

1954

(b)

1955

(c)

1956

(d)

1957

(a)

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10.

11.

12.

Which ethnic group constituted a majority in Brussels ?


(a)

French speaking

(b)

Dutch speaking

(c)

German speaking

(d)

English speaking

14.

15.

Which one of the following countries is an example of Holding together federation ?


(a)

India

(b)

U.S.A

(c)

Australia

(d)

Switzerland
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The literacy rate among Indian women is approximately :


(a)

13.

54%

(b)

55%

(c)

56%

(d)

57%

Which of the following is a non renewable resource ?


(a)

Forest

(b)

Water

(c)

Crude oil

(d)

Wind energy

The average monthly income of four families is Rs. 5000. If the income of three families
is Rs 4000 Rs 7000 and Rs 3000 respectively, what is the monthly income of the fourth
family ?
(a)

Rs 7000

(b)

Rs 6000

(c)

Rs 5000

(d)

Rs 4000

Underemployment occurs when people :

(a)

do not want to work

(b)

are working in a lazy manner

(c)

are working less than what they are capable of doing

(d)

are not paid for their work

16. When was NREGA enacted ?


(a)

2004

(b)

2005

(c)

2006

(d)

2007

PART - II
17.

What was corn law ? Who forced the abolition of the corn law ?

1+1=3

OR
Explain any three problems faced by Indian weavers in 1850s

3x1=3

OR
Highlight any three problems faced by people who migrated to Bombay ?

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3x1=3

18.

Explain the visual culture (picture, calendar & cartoon etc. ) in print which
developed in the nineteenth century.

OR
Which type of problems were highlighted by the novelist, Charls Dikens through his
novel ? Explain from any of his two novels.
1+1=3
19.

Explain the regulations passed by the British Government to control press freedom.
OR
Characters of Prermchands novel were drawn from various strata of society.
Explain with suitable example.

20.

Explain any three different roles of women regarding print ?

3x1=3

OR
What was the main theme of novel Priksha Guru written by Srinivas Das. Explain
the expectation from society as described in this novel ?
21.

What do you mean by conservation of resources ? Why is it essential ? Give any two
1+2=3
reasons.

22.

Explain the three different categories of forests classified by the forest department.

23.

Describe different methods of the traditional rain water harvesting in India.

24.

Why is power sharing desirable in a democracy ? Explain any three reasons.

25.

Social divisions exist in the most countries of the world. Explain.

26.

How do social divisions affect politics ? Explain.

27.

Women are discriminated or disadvantaged in India. Justify the statement with


any three suitable examples.

3x1=3

28.

Consequences of environmental degradation do not respect national or state


boundaries. Justify the statement.

3x1=3

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3x1=3
3
3x1=3

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29.

Study the following table and answer the following questions :

State

Per capita income ( in Rs.)


2002 - 2003

Punjab
Keral
Bihar

26000
22800
5700

(a)
(b)

Which state has the highest per capita income and why ?
Calculate the difference of per capita income between Punjab and Bihar.

30.

Suggest any three ways to create more employment in rural sector.

31.

Answer the following questions after carefully studying the graph given below :
Shares of sectors in GDP (%).

(a)
(b)

2+1=3

3x1=3
1+2=3

Which sector shares the largest % in GDP of India ?


Give any two reasons of it.

Note : question for visual impaired candidates lieu of Q 31


32.

Answer the following questions :


Mention any three importance of tertiary sector. Highlight any four consequences
of the great depression of 1929 on India.
OR
How did industrial production in India increase during the First World War ?
Explain.
OR
Explain the merits and draw backs of underground rail of London.

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33.

State the geographical conditions required for growing rice and cotton.

2+2=4

34.

Write any four characteristics of language policy of India.

2+2=4

35.

Distinguish between organised and unorganised sector.

4x1=4

36.

Three features with serial no 1 to 3 are shown in the given outline political map of
India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and write
their correct names on the line marked in the map
(1)

A type of soil

(2)

A type of forest

(3)

A food crop

1x3=3

OR
Locate and label the following on the same map

36.

(a)

Sunderban National park

(b)

Sardar Sarovar dam.

(c)

One sugarcane producing state

1x3=3

For blind students only in lieu of Q No 36


Answer the following questions :
(a)

Sunderban National park located in which state of India ?

(b)

Hirakud dam is built on which river ?

(c)

Name any one sugarcane producing state of India.

1x3=3

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2.

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(a) U U U
(b) L U
(c) ... U
(d) U

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(b) UU
(c) U
(d) mU UU

1913 U U ?
(a)
(b) U U UUU
(c) U
(d) U

... U U S U UcU
?

(a)

1942

(b)

1943

(c)

1944

(d)

1945

- U UU $U ?
(a)
(b)
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- S U U ?
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(b)
(c)
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3.

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(b)
(c)
(d)

1889 ?
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(c)

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5.

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(b)

(c)

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(a)

6.

7.

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33%

(d)

27%
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(c)

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10.

(b)

(a)

(a)
9.

43%

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(a)
8.

1954

(b)

1955

(c)

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

1956

1
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(d)

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12.

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13.

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15.

16.

(b)

55%

(c)

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(a)
(b)

56%

(d)

UU
(a) U
(c) U U

57%
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(c)

(d)

U UU 5000 L U UU
U 3000 L , UU ?
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(b) 6000 L
(c) 5000 L
(d)

4000, 7000
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(b)
(d)

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(a)

17.

54%

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(b)

2005

(c)

2006

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20.

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21.

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22.

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3x1=3

23.

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24.

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25.

26.

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27.

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3x1=3
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28.

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29.

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(a)
(b)

3
3x1=3

3
2+1=3

22800
5700

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U U U

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30.

U$U U

3x1=3

31.

U
U % U

1+2=3

(a)
(b)
(c)

U
U U S ?
U

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h , U l ? ScU

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2+2=4

33.

2+2=4

34.

U U

4x1=4

35.

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2+2=4

32.

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36.

1 3 U U U
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(2) U
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36.

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(b)

(c)

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1x3=3

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(a)

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(b)

UU U ?

(c)

U U

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