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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 2 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. In which regions of India do the Raikas mainly live? 
OR 
Who was appointed as the first Inspector General of Forests in India?   
                                                                                         OR 
State the differences between the land enclosure of 16th century and 18th century 
England.   (1)            
 
2. ‘When the Bolsheviks ordered land redistribution, the Russian army began to break up’. 
Give a reason. 
                                                                                 OR 
Why did some Russian socialists feel that peasants and not workers would be the main 
force of the Russian Revolution? 
  (1) 
3. What is a strait? 
OR 
State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India.   (1) 
 
4. What is PIL?   (1) 
    (1  (1) 
5. What is FCI? State one of its main functions.   
OR 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 2 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. In which regions of India do the Raikas mainly live? 
OR 
Who was appointed as the first Inspector General of Forests in India?   
                                                                                         OR 
State the differences between the land enclosure of 16th century and 18th century 
England.   (1)            
 
2. ‘When the Bolsheviks ordered land redistribution, the Russian army began to break up’. 
Give a reason. 
                                                                                 OR 
Why did some Russian socialists feel that peasants and not workers would be the main 
force of the Russian Revolution? 
  (1) 
3. What is a strait? 
OR 
State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India.   (1) 
 
4. What is PIL?   (1) 
    (1  (1) 
5. What is FCI? State one of its main functions.   
OR 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
 Why is agriculture a seasonal activity?   (1) 
        (1) 
6. What is the meaning of the term ‘Republic’?  (1) 
 
7. What is a ‘writ’?  (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Mention any two problems which were faced by opium cultivators in India.   
OR 
Discuss any three problems faced by the Maasai pastoralists during the colonial rule.  
OR 
Do you think that the British framed forest laws for their own benefit? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. How was the theory of Herbert Spencer used by Hitler?    
OR 
Discuss three impact of the First World War on Europe.   (3) 
 
10. Are you in favour of the apartheid system or against it? Why? Give reasons.     
OR 
The Indian Constitution was framed about 70 years ago. Why do you think we should 
accept the constitution that was framed at that time?   (3)    (3) 
 
11. A vast difference is noticed across different sections of the population as far as 
education is concerned’. Justify the statement.   (3) 
 
12. Discuss three main characteristics of the summer season in India. 
                                                                                  OR     (3) 
How do the Himalayas play a vital role in the economic and cultural development of 
India?   (3) 
 
13. Explain the role of cooperatives with regard to food security in India.   (3)  
 
14. Mention any three powers of the Prime Minister of India.   (3)   
   
15. What cultural and educational rights are enjoyed by the minority communities in India?  (3) 
 
16. Generation of employment programmes are important in poverty alleviation in India. 
Justify the statement.  
OR 
     Why is educated unemployment a peculiar problem in India?   (3) 
 
17. Differentiate between Central Highlands and Deccan Plateau. 
OR 
How were the Himalayas formed?  (3) 
 
 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 2 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. In which regions of India do the Raikas mainly live? 
OR 
Who was appointed as the first Inspector General of Forests in India?   
                                                                                         OR 
State the differences between the land enclosure of 16th century and 18th century 
England.   (1)            
 
2. ‘When the Bolsheviks ordered land redistribution, the Russian army began to break up’. 
Give a reason. 
                                                                                 OR 
Why did some Russian socialists feel that peasants and not workers would be the main 
force of the Russian Revolution? 
  (1) 
3. What is a strait? 
OR 
State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India.   (1) 
 
4. What is PIL?   (1) 
    (1  (1) 
5. What is FCI? State one of its main functions.   
OR 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
 Why is agriculture a seasonal activity?   (1) 
        (1) 
6. What is the meaning of the term ‘Republic’?  (1) 
 
7. What is a ‘writ’?  (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Mention any two problems which were faced by opium cultivators in India.   
OR 
Discuss any three problems faced by the Maasai pastoralists during the colonial rule.  
OR 
Do you think that the British framed forest laws for their own benefit? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. How was the theory of Herbert Spencer used by Hitler?    
OR 
Discuss three impact of the First World War on Europe.   (3) 
 
10. Are you in favour of the apartheid system or against it? Why? Give reasons.     
OR 
The Indian Constitution was framed about 70 years ago. Why do you think we should 
accept the constitution that was framed at that time?   (3)    (3) 
 
11. A vast difference is noticed across different sections of the population as far as 
education is concerned’. Justify the statement.   (3) 
 
12. Discuss three main characteristics of the summer season in India. 
                                                                                  OR     (3) 
How do the Himalayas play a vital role in the economic and cultural development of 
India?   (3) 
 
13. Explain the role of cooperatives with regard to food security in India.   (3)  
 
14. Mention any three powers of the Prime Minister of India.   (3)   
   
15. What cultural and educational rights are enjoyed by the minority communities in India?  (3) 
 
16. Generation of employment programmes are important in poverty alleviation in India. 
Justify the statement.  
OR 
     Why is educated unemployment a peculiar problem in India?   (3) 
 
17. Differentiate between Central Highlands and Deccan Plateau. 
OR 
How were the Himalayas formed?  (3) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
18. Describe the role of Parliament in the implementation of the Mandal Commission 
report.   (3) 
SECTION C 
  (3) 
19. What were the causes of the February revolution of 1917 in Russia? 
OR 
Discuss the economic conditions of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century.   (5) 
 
20. The case of Zimbabwe shows that popular approval of the rulers is necessary in a 
democracy, but it is not sufficient. Do you agree? Give reasons. 
OR 
Do you think that democracy is a better form of government? Give four reasons to 
support your answer.   (5) 
 
21. Discuss in detail the major thrust areas in the field of human resource development.   (5) 
  
22. State any five objectives of the NPP.  (5) 
 
23. Explain the non-farm activities practiced in Palampur.   (5) 
 
24. What steps have been taken by the government to protect the flora and fauna of the 
country?   (5) 
OR 
Discuss four features of the tropical deciduous forests? Where are they found in India? 
 
25. Explain the factors which led to the outbreak of revolutionary protests in France.   (5) 
   (    (5) 
SECTION D 
   
26 (A) On an outline map of the world, two nations A and B are marked. A is a European 
nation  which was a part of Axis Powers in the Second World War and B is an Asian nation  
country which was a part of Central Power in the First World War. Identify these countries 
and write their correct names on the lines marked on the map.   (2) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
CBSE 
Class IX  
Social Science 
Sample Paper 2 
Time: 3 hrs  Total Marks: 80 
        
General Instructions: 
a) The question paper is divided into four sections – Section A, Section B, Section C and 
Section D.  
b) The question paper has 26 questions in all.  
c) All questions are compulsory.  
d) Marks are indicated against each question.  
e) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each 
question carries one mark.  
f) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 80 words each.  
g) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these 
questions should not exceed 100 words each.  
h) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts -26 A from History 
(2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). 
 
SECTION A 
 
1. In which regions of India do the Raikas mainly live? 
OR 
Who was appointed as the first Inspector General of Forests in India?   
                                                                                         OR 
State the differences between the land enclosure of 16th century and 18th century 
England.   (1)            
 
2. ‘When the Bolsheviks ordered land redistribution, the Russian army began to break up’. 
Give a reason. 
                                                                                 OR 
Why did some Russian socialists feel that peasants and not workers would be the main 
force of the Russian Revolution? 
  (1) 
3. What is a strait? 
OR 
State the latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India.   (1) 
 
4. What is PIL?   (1) 
    (1  (1) 
5. What is FCI? State one of its main functions.   
OR 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
 Why is agriculture a seasonal activity?   (1) 
        (1) 
6. What is the meaning of the term ‘Republic’?  (1) 
 
7. What is a ‘writ’?  (1) 
 
SECTION B 
 
8. Mention any two problems which were faced by opium cultivators in India.   
OR 
Discuss any three problems faced by the Maasai pastoralists during the colonial rule.  
OR 
Do you think that the British framed forest laws for their own benefit? Give reasons.   (3) 
 
9. How was the theory of Herbert Spencer used by Hitler?    
OR 
Discuss three impact of the First World War on Europe.   (3) 
 
10. Are you in favour of the apartheid system or against it? Why? Give reasons.     
OR 
The Indian Constitution was framed about 70 years ago. Why do you think we should 
accept the constitution that was framed at that time?   (3)    (3) 
 
11. A vast difference is noticed across different sections of the population as far as 
education is concerned’. Justify the statement.   (3) 
 
12. Discuss three main characteristics of the summer season in India. 
                                                                                  OR     (3) 
How do the Himalayas play a vital role in the economic and cultural development of 
India?   (3) 
 
13. Explain the role of cooperatives with regard to food security in India.   (3)  
 
14. Mention any three powers of the Prime Minister of India.   (3)   
   
15. What cultural and educational rights are enjoyed by the minority communities in India?  (3) 
 
16. Generation of employment programmes are important in poverty alleviation in India. 
Justify the statement.  
OR 
     Why is educated unemployment a peculiar problem in India?   (3) 
 
17. Differentiate between Central Highlands and Deccan Plateau. 
OR 
How were the Himalayas formed?  (3) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
18. Describe the role of Parliament in the implementation of the Mandal Commission 
report.   (3) 
SECTION C 
  (3) 
19. What were the causes of the February revolution of 1917 in Russia? 
OR 
Discuss the economic conditions of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century.   (5) 
 
20. The case of Zimbabwe shows that popular approval of the rulers is necessary in a 
democracy, but it is not sufficient. Do you agree? Give reasons. 
OR 
Do you think that democracy is a better form of government? Give four reasons to 
support your answer.   (5) 
 
21. Discuss in detail the major thrust areas in the field of human resource development.   (5) 
  
22. State any five objectives of the NPP.  (5) 
 
23. Explain the non-farm activities practiced in Palampur.   (5) 
 
24. What steps have been taken by the government to protect the flora and fauna of the 
country?   (5) 
OR 
Discuss four features of the tropical deciduous forests? Where are they found in India? 
 
25. Explain the factors which led to the outbreak of revolutionary protests in France.   (5) 
   (    (5) 
SECTION D 
   
26 (A) On an outline map of the world, two nations A and B are marked. A is a European 
nation  which was a part of Axis Powers in the Second World War and B is an Asian nation  
country which was a part of Central Power in the First World War. Identify these countries 
and write their correct names on the lines marked on the map.   (2) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE IX |  Social Science 
Sample Paper -2 
 
  
26 (B) On the given political outline map of India locate the following features with 
appropriate symbols:  (3) 
a. River Narmada 
b. Sariska wild life sanctuary 
c. The state with lowest density of population 
d. The Karakoram mountain range 
e. Nagpur 
    
 
 
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