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SAMPLE PAPER 
SUBJECT- SOCIAL SCIENCE 
CLASS- VIII            
 
SECTION-A 
1. Locate the following on an outline map of India          (6) 
a. A French port 
b. An English port 
c. A national park in MP 
 
2. Name the following personalities                              (5) 
a. He led the revolt of 1857 in Kanpur 
b. He was the last governor in general under the company 
c. This governor general introduced code of law 
d. He is the writer of the play Neel Darpan 
e. He succeeded Siraj Ud daulah as nawab of Bengal 
3. Answer in one word                                                        (5) 
a. It is a natural scavenger which is now endangered in India 
b. It is celebrated to encourage planting of trees 
c. This plant filters out toxic substances from the industrial waste5 
d. This rock produces black soil 
e.  This resource is non renewable but can be recycled 
4. Choose the correct option                               (5) 
a. The president’s resignation letter is addressed to the    
i. prime minister   ii.vice president    
iii. Loksabha speaker     iv Cabinet secretary 
         b. The real head of union executive is 
           i.president ii. Prime minister  iii. Speaker iv.vice      president 
         c. A country which has no official religion is called 
       i. republic  ii.socialist  iii. Secular  iv. Sovereign 
        d. Abolition of untouchability comes under 
     i.Right to freedom    ii. Right to education  
iii. Right to equality    iv. Right against exploitation. 
        e. Debate over issues of public interest held during 
i. question hour  ii. Voting time  iii. Zero hour  iv. None of these  
 
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SAMPLE PAPER 
SUBJECT- SOCIAL SCIENCE 
CLASS- VIII            
 
SECTION-A 
1. Locate the following on an outline map of India          (6) 
a. A French port 
b. An English port 
c. A national park in MP 
 
2. Name the following personalities                              (5) 
a. He led the revolt of 1857 in Kanpur 
b. He was the last governor in general under the company 
c. This governor general introduced code of law 
d. He is the writer of the play Neel Darpan 
e. He succeeded Siraj Ud daulah as nawab of Bengal 
3. Answer in one word                                                        (5) 
a. It is a natural scavenger which is now endangered in India 
b. It is celebrated to encourage planting of trees 
c. This plant filters out toxic substances from the industrial waste5 
d. This rock produces black soil 
e.  This resource is non renewable but can be recycled 
4. Choose the correct option                               (5) 
a. The president’s resignation letter is addressed to the    
i. prime minister   ii.vice president    
iii. Loksabha speaker     iv Cabinet secretary 
         b. The real head of union executive is 
           i.president ii. Prime minister  iii. Speaker iv.vice      president 
         c. A country which has no official religion is called 
       i. republic  ii.socialist  iii. Secular  iv. Sovereign 
        d. Abolition of untouchability comes under 
     i.Right to freedom    ii. Right to education  
iii. Right to equality    iv. Right against exploitation. 
        e. Debate over issues of public interest held during 
i. question hour  ii. Voting time  iii. Zero hour  iv. None of these  
 
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5.Match the dates with the events                 (4)            
             A                                                     B 
High courts were established                     1764 
 Battle of Buxar                                           1865 
East India company was established         1600 
Queen’s proclamation was read out          1858                          
                                                           1930 
  
 6.         Answer in one sentence                    (1*7=7) 
i. Name any two Indian tribes that revolted against the Britishers. 
ii. Name any two laws that increased parliament’s control over the company. 
iii. What is a reserve? 
iv. What is a land slide? 
v. What is the preamble? 
vi.  Who can vote in Lok sabha election? 
vii. What is the main function of Union Executive?   
 
SECTION-B 
 
1. Answer in short (any three)                         3*3=9 
    i.  Write any three functions of prime minister. 
     ii. List  any three freedoms of Indian citizens under the      Right to freedom. 
       iii. India is both a democracy and a republic. Justify this statement.`     
2. Differentiate between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in three points. 
I. Answer briefly about any five.                     5*3=15 
i. Mention the various means of livelihood of Baigas. 
ii. Mention three distinctive features of modern period. 
iii. Write any three consequences of Battle of Buxar. 
iv. Write about the ryoti system of indigo plantation. 
v.  Why did the Revolt of 1857 fail? Explain any three reasons. 
vi. What is jhum cultivation? 
 
 
 
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SAMPLE PAPER 
SUBJECT- SOCIAL SCIENCE 
CLASS- VIII            
 
SECTION-A 
1. Locate the following on an outline map of India          (6) 
a. A French port 
b. An English port 
c. A national park in MP 
 
2. Name the following personalities                              (5) 
a. He led the revolt of 1857 in Kanpur 
b. He was the last governor in general under the company 
c. This governor general introduced code of law 
d. He is the writer of the play Neel Darpan 
e. He succeeded Siraj Ud daulah as nawab of Bengal 
3. Answer in one word                                                        (5) 
a. It is a natural scavenger which is now endangered in India 
b. It is celebrated to encourage planting of trees 
c. This plant filters out toxic substances from the industrial waste5 
d. This rock produces black soil 
e.  This resource is non renewable but can be recycled 
4. Choose the correct option                               (5) 
a. The president’s resignation letter is addressed to the    
i. prime minister   ii.vice president    
iii. Loksabha speaker     iv Cabinet secretary 
         b. The real head of union executive is 
           i.president ii. Prime minister  iii. Speaker iv.vice      president 
         c. A country which has no official religion is called 
       i. republic  ii.socialist  iii. Secular  iv. Sovereign 
        d. Abolition of untouchability comes under 
     i.Right to freedom    ii. Right to education  
iii. Right to equality    iv. Right against exploitation. 
        e. Debate over issues of public interest held during 
i. question hour  ii. Voting time  iii. Zero hour  iv. None of these  
 
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5.Match the dates with the events                 (4)            
             A                                                     B 
High courts were established                     1764 
 Battle of Buxar                                           1865 
East India company was established         1600 
Queen’s proclamation was read out          1858                          
                                                           1930 
  
 6.         Answer in one sentence                    (1*7=7) 
i. Name any two Indian tribes that revolted against the Britishers. 
ii. Name any two laws that increased parliament’s control over the company. 
iii. What is a reserve? 
iv. What is a land slide? 
v. What is the preamble? 
vi.  Who can vote in Lok sabha election? 
vii. What is the main function of Union Executive?   
 
SECTION-B 
 
1. Answer in short (any three)                         3*3=9 
    i.  Write any three functions of prime minister. 
     ii. List  any three freedoms of Indian citizens under the      Right to freedom. 
       iii. India is both a democracy and a republic. Justify this statement.`     
2. Differentiate between Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in three points. 
I. Answer briefly about any five.                     5*3=15 
i. Mention the various means of livelihood of Baigas. 
ii. Mention three distinctive features of modern period. 
iii. Write any three consequences of Battle of Buxar. 
iv. Write about the ryoti system of indigo plantation. 
v.  Why did the Revolt of 1857 fail? Explain any three reasons. 
vi. What is jhum cultivation? 
 
 
 
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3. Answer in short (any three)               3*3=9 
i. What causes forest fire? 
ii. How can we deal with water pollution? 
iii. With suitable example differentiate between actual and potential resource. 
iv. Differentiate between renewable and non renewable resource with suitable 
examples. 
      
SECTION-C 
Discuss in detail     (any seven)                         7*5=35 
1. Write briefly about regur soil. Describe any three methods of soil conservation.  
2.  What is biome? Describe any four methods of conserving  vegetation and wildlife. 
3.  Describe British territorial expansion under Lord Dalhousie. 
4.  What were the effects of land revenue system under British? 
5.  What were the economic causes of revolt 1857? 
6. What is a bill? Describe how a bill becomes a law? 
7. How is president of India elected? Mention powers of the president. 
8. What is a constitution ? Why a country should have a constitution?   
                                
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