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 Page 1


                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Time : 2 hrs 30 min.                         ___     Marks : 80 
 
HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                     [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) In 1757, ___________ led the company?s army against Sirajudaulah at 
Plassey. 
(ii) Holt Mackenzie devised the ___________ system which came into effect in 
1822. 
(iii) Bahadur Shah Jafar and his wife Zeenat Mahal were sent to prison to 
________ in 1858. 
(iv) Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year __________. 
(v) Nij and Ryoti were the two main systems of __________ cultivation. 
(vi) __________ led the revolt in Bihar.  
Q.2. Define the following:                       [1×4= 4] 
(i) Mahal 
(ii) Matchlock 
(iii) Musket 
(iv) Impeachment  
Q.3. Correct the wrong answer:                               [1×3= 3] 
(i) Tipu Sultan established a close relationship with the Portuguese in India and 
modernised his army with their help. 
(ii) Dalhousie was the Governor General of India when the permanent settlement 
was introduced. 
(iii) After 1840, the Company allowed Christian Missionaries to function freely in 
its domain and even own land and property. 
Q.4. On the basis of the given picture answer the following questions:       [1+3= 4] 
(i) Identify and name the person. 
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                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Time : 2 hrs 30 min.                         ___     Marks : 80 
 
HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                     [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) In 1757, ___________ led the company?s army against Sirajudaulah at 
Plassey. 
(ii) Holt Mackenzie devised the ___________ system which came into effect in 
1822. 
(iii) Bahadur Shah Jafar and his wife Zeenat Mahal were sent to prison to 
________ in 1858. 
(iv) Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year __________. 
(v) Nij and Ryoti were the two main systems of __________ cultivation. 
(vi) __________ led the revolt in Bihar.  
Q.2. Define the following:                       [1×4= 4] 
(i) Mahal 
(ii) Matchlock 
(iii) Musket 
(iv) Impeachment  
Q.3. Correct the wrong answer:                               [1×3= 3] 
(i) Tipu Sultan established a close relationship with the Portuguese in India and 
modernised his army with their help. 
(ii) Dalhousie was the Governor General of India when the permanent settlement 
was introduced. 
(iii) After 1840, the Company allowed Christian Missionaries to function freely in 
its domain and even own land and property. 
Q.4. On the basis of the given picture answer the following questions:       [1+3= 4] 
(i) Identify and name the person. 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(ii) Write about the policy devised by him.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q.5. Answer the following questions in short.             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) Mention the consequences of the crises that gripped Bengal? 
(ii) What benefits were given by the British to the newly converted Christians? 
(iii) Explain the major features of the Doctrine of Lapse. 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)               [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Discuss the changes that occurred in the composition of Company?s Army. 
(ii) Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857. 
(iii) Mention the problems created by Permanent Settlement. 
Q.7. Mark the following places on the physical Map of India (Answers & marking to be 
done on the map only):                  [1×4= 4] 
(i) Any one presidency. 
(ii) The place where Begum Hazrat Mahal led the revolt. 
(iii) Any one place of Ryotwari settlement. 
(iv) The place where Rani Laxmi Bai led the revolt. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                             [½×4= 2] 
(i) __________ is the court at the apex level. 
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                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Time : 2 hrs 30 min.                         ___     Marks : 80 
 
HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                     [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) In 1757, ___________ led the company?s army against Sirajudaulah at 
Plassey. 
(ii) Holt Mackenzie devised the ___________ system which came into effect in 
1822. 
(iii) Bahadur Shah Jafar and his wife Zeenat Mahal were sent to prison to 
________ in 1858. 
(iv) Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year __________. 
(v) Nij and Ryoti were the two main systems of __________ cultivation. 
(vi) __________ led the revolt in Bihar.  
Q.2. Define the following:                       [1×4= 4] 
(i) Mahal 
(ii) Matchlock 
(iii) Musket 
(iv) Impeachment  
Q.3. Correct the wrong answer:                               [1×3= 3] 
(i) Tipu Sultan established a close relationship with the Portuguese in India and 
modernised his army with their help. 
(ii) Dalhousie was the Governor General of India when the permanent settlement 
was introduced. 
(iii) After 1840, the Company allowed Christian Missionaries to function freely in 
its domain and even own land and property. 
Q.4. On the basis of the given picture answer the following questions:       [1+3= 4] 
(i) Identify and name the person. 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(ii) Write about the policy devised by him.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q.5. Answer the following questions in short.             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) Mention the consequences of the crises that gripped Bengal? 
(ii) What benefits were given by the British to the newly converted Christians? 
(iii) Explain the major features of the Doctrine of Lapse. 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)               [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Discuss the changes that occurred in the composition of Company?s Army. 
(ii) Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857. 
(iii) Mention the problems created by Permanent Settlement. 
Q.7. Mark the following places on the physical Map of India (Answers & marking to be 
done on the map only):                  [1×4= 4] 
(i) Any one presidency. 
(ii) The place where Begum Hazrat Mahal led the revolt. 
(iii) Any one place of Ryotwari settlement. 
(iv) The place where Rani Laxmi Bai led the revolt. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                             [½×4= 2] 
(i) __________ is the court at the apex level. 
                                                              
                             
  
(ii) EVMs were used for the first time in ______ 
(iii) The seven northeast states have a common High Court at _________. 
(iv) __________ means that all adult citizens in the country are allowed to vote. 
Q.2. Define the following:                 [1×4= 4] 
(i) Rajya Sabha 
(ii) Eviction 
(iii) Acquit  
(iv) Approval 
Q.3. Give reasons:                                   [2×2= 4] 
(i) Why in India the demand for the elected members in the legislature was 
made? 
(ii) Have court judgments been always in the best interests of the common 
people? 
Q.4. Answers the following questions:                    [2×2= 4] 
(i) What is the structure of courts in India? 
(ii) Why did the nationalist movement support the idea that all adults must have 
a right to vote? 
Q.5. Answer the following questions: (Any two)                          [3×2= 6] 
(i) How are elections to the parliament held in India? 
(ii) What are the main functions of the Judiciary? 
(iii) Write a short note on Public Interest Litigation or PIL. 
  
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                           [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) _________ and _________ are in making people a valuable resource. 
(ii) On the basis of ownership land can be classified as __________ land and 
__________ land. 
(iii) An international convention _________ has been established that lists several 
species of _________ and birds in which trade is prohibited.  
 
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                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Time : 2 hrs 30 min.                         ___     Marks : 80 
 
HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                     [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) In 1757, ___________ led the company?s army against Sirajudaulah at 
Plassey. 
(ii) Holt Mackenzie devised the ___________ system which came into effect in 
1822. 
(iii) Bahadur Shah Jafar and his wife Zeenat Mahal were sent to prison to 
________ in 1858. 
(iv) Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year __________. 
(v) Nij and Ryoti were the two main systems of __________ cultivation. 
(vi) __________ led the revolt in Bihar.  
Q.2. Define the following:                       [1×4= 4] 
(i) Mahal 
(ii) Matchlock 
(iii) Musket 
(iv) Impeachment  
Q.3. Correct the wrong answer:                               [1×3= 3] 
(i) Tipu Sultan established a close relationship with the Portuguese in India and 
modernised his army with their help. 
(ii) Dalhousie was the Governor General of India when the permanent settlement 
was introduced. 
(iii) After 1840, the Company allowed Christian Missionaries to function freely in 
its domain and even own land and property. 
Q.4. On the basis of the given picture answer the following questions:       [1+3= 4] 
(i) Identify and name the person. 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(ii) Write about the policy devised by him.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q.5. Answer the following questions in short.             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) Mention the consequences of the crises that gripped Bengal? 
(ii) What benefits were given by the British to the newly converted Christians? 
(iii) Explain the major features of the Doctrine of Lapse. 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)               [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Discuss the changes that occurred in the composition of Company?s Army. 
(ii) Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857. 
(iii) Mention the problems created by Permanent Settlement. 
Q.7. Mark the following places on the physical Map of India (Answers & marking to be 
done on the map only):                  [1×4= 4] 
(i) Any one presidency. 
(ii) The place where Begum Hazrat Mahal led the revolt. 
(iii) Any one place of Ryotwari settlement. 
(iv) The place where Rani Laxmi Bai led the revolt. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                             [½×4= 2] 
(i) __________ is the court at the apex level. 
                                                              
                             
  
(ii) EVMs were used for the first time in ______ 
(iii) The seven northeast states have a common High Court at _________. 
(iv) __________ means that all adult citizens in the country are allowed to vote. 
Q.2. Define the following:                 [1×4= 4] 
(i) Rajya Sabha 
(ii) Eviction 
(iii) Acquit  
(iv) Approval 
Q.3. Give reasons:                                   [2×2= 4] 
(i) Why in India the demand for the elected members in the legislature was 
made? 
(ii) Have court judgments been always in the best interests of the common 
people? 
Q.4. Answers the following questions:                    [2×2= 4] 
(i) What is the structure of courts in India? 
(ii) Why did the nationalist movement support the idea that all adults must have 
a right to vote? 
Q.5. Answer the following questions: (Any two)                          [3×2= 6] 
(i) How are elections to the parliament held in India? 
(ii) What are the main functions of the Judiciary? 
(iii) Write a short note on Public Interest Litigation or PIL. 
  
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                           [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) _________ and _________ are in making people a valuable resource. 
(ii) On the basis of ownership land can be classified as __________ land and 
__________ land. 
(iii) An international convention _________ has been established that lists several 
species of _________ and birds in which trade is prohibited.  
 
                                                              
                             
  
Q.2. Define any 3 of the following:                [1 × 3= 3] 
(i) Technology 
(ii) Open cast mining 
(iii) Shelter belts  
(iv) Fossil fuel  
Q.3. State whether the following statements are true or false. If false, write the correct 
 answer.                       [3] 
(i) An exclusive right over any idea or invention is known as patent.    
(ii) A dripping tap wastes 12 litres of water in a year. 
(iii) A rock which contains copper will look orange in colour. 
(iv) It takes hundreds of years to make just one cm of soil. 
Q.4. Observe the picture  and answer the following questions:    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) What does the picture show?                [1] 
(ii) Which was the first country in the world to develop this type of energy?[1] 
(iii) State one advantage and one disadvantage of it.      [2] 
Q.5. Answer the following questions briefly:                [2×4= 8] 
(i) Classify resources on the basis of their distribution. Explain them with one  
example of each. 
Page 5


                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
Time : 2 hrs 30 min.                         ___     Marks : 80 
 
HISTORY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                     [½ × 6 = 3] 
(i) In 1757, ___________ led the company?s army against Sirajudaulah at 
Plassey. 
(ii) Holt Mackenzie devised the ___________ system which came into effect in 
1822. 
(iii) Bahadur Shah Jafar and his wife Zeenat Mahal were sent to prison to 
________ in 1858. 
(iv) Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year __________. 
(v) Nij and Ryoti were the two main systems of __________ cultivation. 
(vi) __________ led the revolt in Bihar.  
Q.2. Define the following:                       [1×4= 4] 
(i) Mahal 
(ii) Matchlock 
(iii) Musket 
(iv) Impeachment  
Q.3. Correct the wrong answer:                               [1×3= 3] 
(i) Tipu Sultan established a close relationship with the Portuguese in India and 
modernised his army with their help. 
(ii) Dalhousie was the Governor General of India when the permanent settlement 
was introduced. 
(iii) After 1840, the Company allowed Christian Missionaries to function freely in 
its domain and even own land and property. 
Q.4. On the basis of the given picture answer the following questions:       [1+3= 4] 
(i) Identify and name the person. 
                                                              
                             (Class – VIII : SOCIAL STUDIES) 
  
(ii) Write about the policy devised by him.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q.5. Answer the following questions in short.             [2 × 3= 6] 
(i) Mention the consequences of the crises that gripped Bengal? 
(ii) What benefits were given by the British to the newly converted Christians? 
(iii) Explain the major features of the Doctrine of Lapse. 
Q.6. Answer the following questions in detail: (Any two)               [3 × 2= 6] 
(i) Discuss the changes that occurred in the composition of Company?s Army. 
(ii) Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857. 
(iii) Mention the problems created by Permanent Settlement. 
Q.7. Mark the following places on the physical Map of India (Answers & marking to be 
done on the map only):                  [1×4= 4] 
(i) Any one presidency. 
(ii) The place where Begum Hazrat Mahal led the revolt. 
(iii) Any one place of Ryotwari settlement. 
(iv) The place where Rani Laxmi Bai led the revolt. 
CIVICS- [20] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                             [½×4= 2] 
(i) __________ is the court at the apex level. 
                                                              
                             
  
(ii) EVMs were used for the first time in ______ 
(iii) The seven northeast states have a common High Court at _________. 
(iv) __________ means that all adult citizens in the country are allowed to vote. 
Q.2. Define the following:                 [1×4= 4] 
(i) Rajya Sabha 
(ii) Eviction 
(iii) Acquit  
(iv) Approval 
Q.3. Give reasons:                                   [2×2= 4] 
(i) Why in India the demand for the elected members in the legislature was 
made? 
(ii) Have court judgments been always in the best interests of the common 
people? 
Q.4. Answers the following questions:                    [2×2= 4] 
(i) What is the structure of courts in India? 
(ii) Why did the nationalist movement support the idea that all adults must have 
a right to vote? 
Q.5. Answer the following questions: (Any two)                          [3×2= 6] 
(i) How are elections to the parliament held in India? 
(ii) What are the main functions of the Judiciary? 
(iii) Write a short note on Public Interest Litigation or PIL. 
  
GEOGRAPHY- [30] 
Q.1. Fill in the blanks:                           [½ × 6= 3] 
(i) _________ and _________ are in making people a valuable resource. 
(ii) On the basis of ownership land can be classified as __________ land and 
__________ land. 
(iii) An international convention _________ has been established that lists several 
species of _________ and birds in which trade is prohibited.  
 
                                                              
                             
  
Q.2. Define any 3 of the following:                [1 × 3= 3] 
(i) Technology 
(ii) Open cast mining 
(iii) Shelter belts  
(iv) Fossil fuel  
Q.3. State whether the following statements are true or false. If false, write the correct 
 answer.                       [3] 
(i) An exclusive right over any idea or invention is known as patent.    
(ii) A dripping tap wastes 12 litres of water in a year. 
(iii) A rock which contains copper will look orange in colour. 
(iv) It takes hundreds of years to make just one cm of soil. 
Q.4. Observe the picture  and answer the following questions:    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(i) What does the picture show?                [1] 
(ii) Which was the first country in the world to develop this type of energy?[1] 
(iii) State one advantage and one disadvantage of it.      [2] 
Q.5. Answer the following questions briefly:                [2×4= 8] 
(i) Classify resources on the basis of their distribution. Explain them with one  
example of each. 
                                                              
                             
  
(ii) What do you understand by ores? Where are the ores of metallic minerals 
generally located? 
(iii) Explain the distribution of water in the world. How much of it is available for 
the human use? 
(iv) Distinguish between ferrous and non ferrous minerals along with examples. 
 
Q.6. Answer any three of the following questions in detail:           [3×3= 9] 
(i) Explain any three steps taken by the Government to conserve plants and 
animals. 
(ii) What is sustainable development? Also explain four principles of it. 
(iii) „Plants are important for everyone?. Explain it in detail. 
(iv) Why petroleum is referred as „Black Gold?? Explain its two advantages and 
disadvantages. 
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