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HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                          [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) Gandhi focused on reading and writing rather than _________ knowledge. 
(ii) In __________ Sati was banned. 
(iii) __________ Day was observed on 26 January 1930 all over the country. 
(iv) Jyotirao Phule dedicated his book to all those ________ who had fought to 
free slaved. 
(v) The Government of India Act of 1935 prescribed _________ autonomy. 
(vi) Gandhi and his followers marched for over ________ miles from Sabarmati to 
the coastal town of Dandi. 
Q.2. Define the following:                     [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Munshi 
(ii) Madrasa 
(iii) General Constituencies 
(iv) Repeal 
Q.3. Correct the underlined word in the following statement:           [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Tagore felt that Indian languages ought to be the medium of teaching. 
(ii) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the reform association called Arya 
Samaj. 
(iii) Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, Sukhdev threw a bomb in the 
Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. 
(iv) Kamla Nehru was the first woman to become the President of the Indian 
National Congress.  
Q.4. Answer the following questions briefly:             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) State the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 
(ii) Why did Gandhi ji think that English education had enslaved Indians?  
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HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                          [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) Gandhi focused on reading and writing rather than _________ knowledge. 
(ii) In __________ Sati was banned. 
(iii) __________ Day was observed on 26 January 1930 all over the country. 
(iv) Jyotirao Phule dedicated his book to all those ________ who had fought to 
free slaved. 
(v) The Government of India Act of 1935 prescribed _________ autonomy. 
(vi) Gandhi and his followers marched for over ________ miles from Sabarmati to 
the coastal town of Dandi. 
Q.2. Define the following:                     [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Munshi 
(ii) Madrasa 
(iii) General Constituencies 
(iv) Repeal 
Q.3. Correct the underlined word in the following statement:           [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Tagore felt that Indian languages ought to be the medium of teaching. 
(ii) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the reform association called Arya 
Samaj. 
(iii) Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, Sukhdev threw a bomb in the 
Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. 
(iv) Kamla Nehru was the first woman to become the President of the Indian 
National Congress.  
Q.4. Answer the following questions briefly:             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) State the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 
(ii) Why did Gandhi ji think that English education had enslaved Indians?  
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(iii) Why were the people dissatisfied with British rule in the 1870s and 1880s? 
Q.5. Answer the question in detail: (any two)             [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Discuss the various forms that non- cooperation movement took in different 
parts of India. 
(ii) Who was Charles Wood and what was Wood?s Despatch. 
(iii) What was the condition of women two hundred years ago? 
Q.6. Mark the following places on the physical map of India (Answers and marking to be 
 done on the map only)                        [1 × 5= 5] 
(i) The place where Indian National Congress was formed. 
(ii) Centre of Akali Movement. 
(iii) The place where Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was formed.  
(iv) Centre of Theosophical Society. 
(v) The place where Quit India Movement started. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:            [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) _________ is the term used for Adivasis by the Indian government in various 
official documents. 
(ii) According to official figures, more than _________ percent of persons 
displaced due to mines and mining projects are tribals. 
(iii) Article ________ of the constitution states that untouchability has been 
abolished. 
(iv) The Central Government passed the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional 
Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, in the year __________.  
Q.2. Answer in a word:                              [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) To exclude or banish an individual or a group- 
(ii) An area where the presence of the armed forces is considerable- 
(iii) People forced or compelled to move from their homes for big development 
projects- 
(iv) An area that is populated by the members of a particular community- 
 
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HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                          [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) Gandhi focused on reading and writing rather than _________ knowledge. 
(ii) In __________ Sati was banned. 
(iii) __________ Day was observed on 26 January 1930 all over the country. 
(iv) Jyotirao Phule dedicated his book to all those ________ who had fought to 
free slaved. 
(v) The Government of India Act of 1935 prescribed _________ autonomy. 
(vi) Gandhi and his followers marched for over ________ miles from Sabarmati to 
the coastal town of Dandi. 
Q.2. Define the following:                     [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Munshi 
(ii) Madrasa 
(iii) General Constituencies 
(iv) Repeal 
Q.3. Correct the underlined word in the following statement:           [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Tagore felt that Indian languages ought to be the medium of teaching. 
(ii) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the reform association called Arya 
Samaj. 
(iii) Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, Sukhdev threw a bomb in the 
Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. 
(iv) Kamla Nehru was the first woman to become the President of the Indian 
National Congress.  
Q.4. Answer the following questions briefly:             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) State the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 
(ii) Why did Gandhi ji think that English education had enslaved Indians?  
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(iii) Why were the people dissatisfied with British rule in the 1870s and 1880s? 
Q.5. Answer the question in detail: (any two)             [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Discuss the various forms that non- cooperation movement took in different 
parts of India. 
(ii) Who was Charles Wood and what was Wood?s Despatch. 
(iii) What was the condition of women two hundred years ago? 
Q.6. Mark the following places on the physical map of India (Answers and marking to be 
 done on the map only)                        [1 × 5= 5] 
(i) The place where Indian National Congress was formed. 
(ii) Centre of Akali Movement. 
(iii) The place where Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was formed.  
(iv) Centre of Theosophical Society. 
(v) The place where Quit India Movement started. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:            [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) _________ is the term used for Adivasis by the Indian government in various 
official documents. 
(ii) According to official figures, more than _________ percent of persons 
displaced due to mines and mining projects are tribals. 
(iii) Article ________ of the constitution states that untouchability has been 
abolished. 
(iv) The Central Government passed the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional 
Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, in the year __________.  
Q.2. Answer in a word:                              [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) To exclude or banish an individual or a group- 
(ii) An area where the presence of the armed forces is considerable- 
(iii) People forced or compelled to move from their homes for big development 
projects- 
(iv) An area that is populated by the members of a particular community- 
 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Q.3. Define the following:                        [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Policy 
(ii) Mainstream 
(iii) Minority  
(iv) Hierarchy 
Q.4. Answer in brief:                              [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) What strategies have been adopted by the marginalized groups to overcome 
their situation? 
(ii) Mention the stereotypes associated with the Adivasi communities. 
(iii) Write a short note on Kabir. 
Q.5. Answer in detail: (Any two)                        [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Examine the circumstances which led to the formation of the law “The 
scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribe” (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 
1989. 
(ii) Why are Muslims considered to be a marginalized community in India? 
(iii) Why do you think the constitution?s safeguards to protect minority 
communities are very important?  
 
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                       [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) Favourable topography of soil and _________ are vital for agricultural 
activity. 
(ii) Jute grows well on __________ soil. 
(iii) The first textile mill in the country was established at ___________ near 
Kolkata. 
(iv) Silicon Valley is located in __________. 
(v) ________ percent of the world?s people stay in just 10 countries. 
(vi) In 1999, the world population reached _________ billion.   
Q.2. Define the following terms :                [1 × 3= 3] 
(i) Viticulture 
(ii) Manufacturing 
(iii) Population density 
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HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                          [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) Gandhi focused on reading and writing rather than _________ knowledge. 
(ii) In __________ Sati was banned. 
(iii) __________ Day was observed on 26 January 1930 all over the country. 
(iv) Jyotirao Phule dedicated his book to all those ________ who had fought to 
free slaved. 
(v) The Government of India Act of 1935 prescribed _________ autonomy. 
(vi) Gandhi and his followers marched for over ________ miles from Sabarmati to 
the coastal town of Dandi. 
Q.2. Define the following:                     [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Munshi 
(ii) Madrasa 
(iii) General Constituencies 
(iv) Repeal 
Q.3. Correct the underlined word in the following statement:           [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Tagore felt that Indian languages ought to be the medium of teaching. 
(ii) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the reform association called Arya 
Samaj. 
(iii) Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, Sukhdev threw a bomb in the 
Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. 
(iv) Kamla Nehru was the first woman to become the President of the Indian 
National Congress.  
Q.4. Answer the following questions briefly:             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) State the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 
(ii) Why did Gandhi ji think that English education had enslaved Indians?  
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(iii) Why were the people dissatisfied with British rule in the 1870s and 1880s? 
Q.5. Answer the question in detail: (any two)             [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Discuss the various forms that non- cooperation movement took in different 
parts of India. 
(ii) Who was Charles Wood and what was Wood?s Despatch. 
(iii) What was the condition of women two hundred years ago? 
Q.6. Mark the following places on the physical map of India (Answers and marking to be 
 done on the map only)                        [1 × 5= 5] 
(i) The place where Indian National Congress was formed. 
(ii) Centre of Akali Movement. 
(iii) The place where Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was formed.  
(iv) Centre of Theosophical Society. 
(v) The place where Quit India Movement started. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:            [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) _________ is the term used for Adivasis by the Indian government in various 
official documents. 
(ii) According to official figures, more than _________ percent of persons 
displaced due to mines and mining projects are tribals. 
(iii) Article ________ of the constitution states that untouchability has been 
abolished. 
(iv) The Central Government passed the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional 
Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, in the year __________.  
Q.2. Answer in a word:                              [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) To exclude or banish an individual or a group- 
(ii) An area where the presence of the armed forces is considerable- 
(iii) People forced or compelled to move from their homes for big development 
projects- 
(iv) An area that is populated by the members of a particular community- 
 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Q.3. Define the following:                        [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Policy 
(ii) Mainstream 
(iii) Minority  
(iv) Hierarchy 
Q.4. Answer in brief:                              [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) What strategies have been adopted by the marginalized groups to overcome 
their situation? 
(ii) Mention the stereotypes associated with the Adivasi communities. 
(iii) Write a short note on Kabir. 
Q.5. Answer in detail: (Any two)                        [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Examine the circumstances which led to the formation of the law “The 
scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribe” (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 
1989. 
(ii) Why are Muslims considered to be a marginalized community in India? 
(iii) Why do you think the constitution?s safeguards to protect minority 
communities are very important?  
 
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                       [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) Favourable topography of soil and _________ are vital for agricultural 
activity. 
(ii) Jute grows well on __________ soil. 
(iii) The first textile mill in the country was established at ___________ near 
Kolkata. 
(iv) Silicon Valley is located in __________. 
(v) ________ percent of the world?s people stay in just 10 countries. 
(vi) In 1999, the world population reached _________ billion.   
Q.2. Define the following terms :                [1 × 3= 3] 
(i) Viticulture 
(ii) Manufacturing 
(iii) Population density 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Q.3. Distinguish between:                [2 × 2= 4] 
(i) Commercial grain and mixed farming 
(ii) Birth rate and death rate 
Q.4. Answer the following questions in brief:              [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) What is agriculture? Name the two factors influencing agriculture. 
(ii) Mention any two risk reduction measures in case of industrial disaster. 
(iii) Define tertiary activities with two examples. 
Q.5. Study the diagram and answer the questions that follow:           [1 × 3= 3]  
(i) Why is the base of pyramid narrow? 
(ii) Which country is represented through it? 
(iii) What is the position of independent  
population? Explain it.  
    
 
 
 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)       [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Name two plantation crops and write the conditions required for their 
growth, under the following heads-Name, soil, climate and 2 areas 
 
(ii) Classify industries on the basis of raw material and explain them with 
example.   
(iii) What are the causes for the uneven distribution of population in the world? 
Q.7. Identify the following places and fill in the given map. Attach the map with your 
 answer sheet:                         [½ × 6= 3] 
(a) A software technology park 
(b) An iron and steel industry 
(c) A woollen textile industry centre 
(d) A silk industry centre 
(e) A cotton textile industry centre 
(f) A software technology park 
 
 
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HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                          [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) Gandhi focused on reading and writing rather than _________ knowledge. 
(ii) In __________ Sati was banned. 
(iii) __________ Day was observed on 26 January 1930 all over the country. 
(iv) Jyotirao Phule dedicated his book to all those ________ who had fought to 
free slaved. 
(v) The Government of India Act of 1935 prescribed _________ autonomy. 
(vi) Gandhi and his followers marched for over ________ miles from Sabarmati to 
the coastal town of Dandi. 
Q.2. Define the following:                     [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Munshi 
(ii) Madrasa 
(iii) General Constituencies 
(iv) Repeal 
Q.3. Correct the underlined word in the following statement:           [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Tagore felt that Indian languages ought to be the medium of teaching. 
(ii) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the reform association called Arya 
Samaj. 
(iii) Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, Sukhdev threw a bomb in the 
Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. 
(iv) Kamla Nehru was the first woman to become the President of the Indian 
National Congress.  
Q.4. Answer the following questions briefly:             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) State the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. 
(ii) Why did Gandhi ji think that English education had enslaved Indians?  
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(iii) Why were the people dissatisfied with British rule in the 1870s and 1880s? 
Q.5. Answer the question in detail: (any two)             [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Discuss the various forms that non- cooperation movement took in different 
parts of India. 
(ii) Who was Charles Wood and what was Wood?s Despatch. 
(iii) What was the condition of women two hundred years ago? 
Q.6. Mark the following places on the physical map of India (Answers and marking to be 
 done on the map only)                        [1 × 5= 5] 
(i) The place where Indian National Congress was formed. 
(ii) Centre of Akali Movement. 
(iii) The place where Hindustan Socialist Republican Association was formed.  
(iv) Centre of Theosophical Society. 
(v) The place where Quit India Movement started. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:            [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) _________ is the term used for Adivasis by the Indian government in various 
official documents. 
(ii) According to official figures, more than _________ percent of persons 
displaced due to mines and mining projects are tribals. 
(iii) Article ________ of the constitution states that untouchability has been 
abolished. 
(iv) The Central Government passed the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional 
Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, in the year __________.  
Q.2. Answer in a word:                              [½ × 4= 2] 
(i) To exclude or banish an individual or a group- 
(ii) An area where the presence of the armed forces is considerable- 
(iii) People forced or compelled to move from their homes for big development 
projects- 
(iv) An area that is populated by the members of a particular community- 
 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Q.3. Define the following:                        [1 × 4= 4] 
(i) Policy 
(ii) Mainstream 
(iii) Minority  
(iv) Hierarchy 
Q.4. Answer in brief:                              [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) What strategies have been adopted by the marginalized groups to overcome 
their situation? 
(ii) Mention the stereotypes associated with the Adivasi communities. 
(iii) Write a short note on Kabir. 
Q.5. Answer in detail: (Any two)                        [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Examine the circumstances which led to the formation of the law “The 
scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribe” (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 
1989. 
(ii) Why are Muslims considered to be a marginalized community in India? 
(iii) Why do you think the constitution?s safeguards to protect minority 
communities are very important?  
 
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                       [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) Favourable topography of soil and _________ are vital for agricultural 
activity. 
(ii) Jute grows well on __________ soil. 
(iii) The first textile mill in the country was established at ___________ near 
Kolkata. 
(iv) Silicon Valley is located in __________. 
(v) ________ percent of the world?s people stay in just 10 countries. 
(vi) In 1999, the world population reached _________ billion.   
Q.2. Define the following terms :                [1 × 3= 3] 
(i) Viticulture 
(ii) Manufacturing 
(iii) Population density 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Q.3. Distinguish between:                [2 × 2= 4] 
(i) Commercial grain and mixed farming 
(ii) Birth rate and death rate 
Q.4. Answer the following questions in brief:              [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) What is agriculture? Name the two factors influencing agriculture. 
(ii) Mention any two risk reduction measures in case of industrial disaster. 
(iii) Define tertiary activities with two examples. 
Q.5. Study the diagram and answer the questions that follow:           [1 × 3= 3]  
(i) Why is the base of pyramid narrow? 
(ii) Which country is represented through it? 
(iii) What is the position of independent  
population? Explain it.  
    
 
 
 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)       [4 × 2= 8] 
(i) Name two plantation crops and write the conditions required for their 
growth, under the following heads-Name, soil, climate and 2 areas 
 
(ii) Classify industries on the basis of raw material and explain them with 
example.   
(iii) What are the causes for the uneven distribution of population in the world? 
Q.7. Identify the following places and fill in the given map. Attach the map with your 
 answer sheet:                         [½ × 6= 3] 
(a) A software technology park 
(b) An iron and steel industry 
(c) A woollen textile industry centre 
(d) A silk industry centre 
(e) A cotton textile industry centre 
(f) A software technology park 
 
 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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