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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Term 1 
Sample Paper – 2 
Time: 2½ hours Total Marks: 75 
 
General Instructions:  
(i) All questions are compulsory.  
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.  
(iii) In each section, questions from serial number 1 to 5 are multiple choice 
questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. 
Write the correct alternative in your answer book.  
(iv) Questions from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 mark questions.  
(v) Questions 11 and 12 are for 3 marks, whereas serial number 13 is a 4 mark 
question.  
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What is the principal source of Indian historiography? [1] 
a) Official records of British administration 
b) Travelers’ accounts 
c) Legends 
d) Newspapers 
 
Question 2 – Those who specialize in the art of beautiful writing are called [1] 
a) Cartographers 
b) Calligraphists 
c) Archeologists 
d) Linguists 
 
Question 3 – When was the first English factory set up in India? [1] 
a) 1651 
b) 1653 
c) 1455 
d) 1551 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Term 1 
Sample Paper – 2 
Time: 2½ hours Total Marks: 75 
 
General Instructions:  
(i) All questions are compulsory.  
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.  
(iii) In each section, questions from serial number 1 to 5 are multiple choice 
questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. 
Write the correct alternative in your answer book.  
(iv) Questions from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 mark questions.  
(v) Questions 11 and 12 are for 3 marks, whereas serial number 13 is a 4 mark 
question.  
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What is the principal source of Indian historiography? [1] 
a) Official records of British administration 
b) Travelers’ accounts 
c) Legends 
d) Newspapers 
 
Question 2 – Those who specialize in the art of beautiful writing are called [1] 
a) Cartographers 
b) Calligraphists 
c) Archeologists 
d) Linguists 
 
Question 3 – When was the first English factory set up in India? [1] 
a) 1651 
b) 1653 
c) 1455 
d) 1551 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 4 – In British revenue records, a revenue estate consisting of either a village or a 
group of villages was called [1] 
a) Mahal 
b) Ryot 
c) Baluta 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – In the year 1824, the Company sepoys were ordered to travel by sea to which 
country? [1]  
a) Burma 
b) Indonesia 
c) South Africa 
d) Cylon 
 
Question 6 – In which decade was the National Archives of India established in Delhi? [2] 
  
Question 7 – Who was seen as the natural leader of the 1857 rebellion? Why? [2] 
 
Question 8 – Who are calligraphists and what role did they play in the preservation of 
records during British rule? [2] 
 
Question 9 – In which region was the mahalwari settlement in operation? Who devised it?
 [2] 
Question 10 – Which tribal community lived in the forests of Orissa, hunting wild animals 
and living off forest produce? [2] 
 
Question 11 – When and where was the decision to shift the capital of India from Calcutta 
to Delhi announced? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Explain in brief the recapture of Delhi by the British. [3] 
 
Option 13 - Explain the reasons behind the dissatisfaction of the Company sepoys with the 
Company administration. [4] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Term 1 
Sample Paper – 2 
Time: 2½ hours Total Marks: 75 
 
General Instructions:  
(i) All questions are compulsory.  
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.  
(iii) In each section, questions from serial number 1 to 5 are multiple choice 
questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. 
Write the correct alternative in your answer book.  
(iv) Questions from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 mark questions.  
(v) Questions 11 and 12 are for 3 marks, whereas serial number 13 is a 4 mark 
question.  
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What is the principal source of Indian historiography? [1] 
a) Official records of British administration 
b) Travelers’ accounts 
c) Legends 
d) Newspapers 
 
Question 2 – Those who specialize in the art of beautiful writing are called [1] 
a) Cartographers 
b) Calligraphists 
c) Archeologists 
d) Linguists 
 
Question 3 – When was the first English factory set up in India? [1] 
a) 1651 
b) 1653 
c) 1455 
d) 1551 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 4 – In British revenue records, a revenue estate consisting of either a village or a 
group of villages was called [1] 
a) Mahal 
b) Ryot 
c) Baluta 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – In the year 1824, the Company sepoys were ordered to travel by sea to which 
country? [1]  
a) Burma 
b) Indonesia 
c) South Africa 
d) Cylon 
 
Question 6 – In which decade was the National Archives of India established in Delhi? [2] 
  
Question 7 – Who was seen as the natural leader of the 1857 rebellion? Why? [2] 
 
Question 8 – Who are calligraphists and what role did they play in the preservation of 
records during British rule? [2] 
 
Question 9 – In which region was the mahalwari settlement in operation? Who devised it?
 [2] 
Question 10 – Which tribal community lived in the forests of Orissa, hunting wild animals 
and living off forest produce? [2] 
 
Question 11 – When and where was the decision to shift the capital of India from Calcutta 
to Delhi announced? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Explain in brief the recapture of Delhi by the British. [3] 
 
Option 13 - Explain the reasons behind the dissatisfaction of the Company sepoys with the 
Company administration. [4] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – The Constitution tells us about the fundamental nature of _________. [1] 
a) Our nation 
b) Our society 
c) Our communities 
d) Our people 
 
Question 2 – What protects the people of the country against the power of the State as well 
as against the tyranny of the majority? [1] 
a) Fundamental Rights 
b) Fundamental Duties 
c) Directive Principles of State Policy 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 3 – In which year were elections to the Lok Sabha not held in Punjab? [1] 
a) 1976 
b) 1980 
c) 1984 
d) 1988 
 
Question 4 – The most important provision in the Constitution is that [1] 
a) All the citizens have equal opportunity for employment. 
b) All the citizens have the Right to Life. 
c) All the citizens are equal before the law. 
d) All of the above. 
 
Question 5 – The judiciary system provides a mechanism for resolving disputes between
 [1]  
a) Citizens 
b) Citizens and the government 
c) Governments of two or more states 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 6 – Define ‘tyranny’. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What was the Indian National Movement? [2] 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Term 1 
Sample Paper – 2 
Time: 2½ hours Total Marks: 75 
 
General Instructions:  
(i) All questions are compulsory.  
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.  
(iii) In each section, questions from serial number 1 to 5 are multiple choice 
questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. 
Write the correct alternative in your answer book.  
(iv) Questions from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 mark questions.  
(v) Questions 11 and 12 are for 3 marks, whereas serial number 13 is a 4 mark 
question.  
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What is the principal source of Indian historiography? [1] 
a) Official records of British administration 
b) Travelers’ accounts 
c) Legends 
d) Newspapers 
 
Question 2 – Those who specialize in the art of beautiful writing are called [1] 
a) Cartographers 
b) Calligraphists 
c) Archeologists 
d) Linguists 
 
Question 3 – When was the first English factory set up in India? [1] 
a) 1651 
b) 1653 
c) 1455 
d) 1551 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 4 – In British revenue records, a revenue estate consisting of either a village or a 
group of villages was called [1] 
a) Mahal 
b) Ryot 
c) Baluta 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – In the year 1824, the Company sepoys were ordered to travel by sea to which 
country? [1]  
a) Burma 
b) Indonesia 
c) South Africa 
d) Cylon 
 
Question 6 – In which decade was the National Archives of India established in Delhi? [2] 
  
Question 7 – Who was seen as the natural leader of the 1857 rebellion? Why? [2] 
 
Question 8 – Who are calligraphists and what role did they play in the preservation of 
records during British rule? [2] 
 
Question 9 – In which region was the mahalwari settlement in operation? Who devised it?
 [2] 
Question 10 – Which tribal community lived in the forests of Orissa, hunting wild animals 
and living off forest produce? [2] 
 
Question 11 – When and where was the decision to shift the capital of India from Calcutta 
to Delhi announced? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Explain in brief the recapture of Delhi by the British. [3] 
 
Option 13 - Explain the reasons behind the dissatisfaction of the Company sepoys with the 
Company administration. [4] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – The Constitution tells us about the fundamental nature of _________. [1] 
a) Our nation 
b) Our society 
c) Our communities 
d) Our people 
 
Question 2 – What protects the people of the country against the power of the State as well 
as against the tyranny of the majority? [1] 
a) Fundamental Rights 
b) Fundamental Duties 
c) Directive Principles of State Policy 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 3 – In which year were elections to the Lok Sabha not held in Punjab? [1] 
a) 1976 
b) 1980 
c) 1984 
d) 1988 
 
Question 4 – The most important provision in the Constitution is that [1] 
a) All the citizens have equal opportunity for employment. 
b) All the citizens have the Right to Life. 
c) All the citizens are equal before the law. 
d) All of the above. 
 
Question 5 – The judiciary system provides a mechanism for resolving disputes between
 [1]  
a) Citizens 
b) Citizens and the government 
c) Governments of two or more states 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 6 – Define ‘tyranny’. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What was the Indian National Movement? [2] 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 8 – What do you mean by the freedom to interpret? [2] 
 
Question 9 – How does the Indian Constitution ensure its objectives of a secular state? [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is the principle of the Universal Adult Franchise? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Whose role is important in helping the Parliament frame laws? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Define the following terms: [3] 
a) Appeal 
b) Violation 
c) Acquit 
d) Eviction 
 
Question 13 - ‘The Indian Constitution provides independence of the judiciary’. Explain the 
statement with a suitable example. [4] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 - Name two factors that can change substances into resources? [1] 
a) Machine and Raw material 
b) Minerals and forests 
c) Time and technology 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 2 – What kind of resource is iron ore? [1] 
a) Renewable 
b) Localized 
c) Biotic 
d) Potential 
 
Question 3 - Which factors help in the formation of soil? [1] 
a) Role of organic material 
b) Time 
c) Nature of parent rock 
d) All of the above 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Term 1 
Sample Paper – 2 
Time: 2½ hours Total Marks: 75 
 
General Instructions:  
(i) All questions are compulsory.  
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.  
(iii) In each section, questions from serial number 1 to 5 are multiple choice 
questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. 
Write the correct alternative in your answer book.  
(iv) Questions from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 mark questions.  
(v) Questions 11 and 12 are for 3 marks, whereas serial number 13 is a 4 mark 
question.  
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What is the principal source of Indian historiography? [1] 
a) Official records of British administration 
b) Travelers’ accounts 
c) Legends 
d) Newspapers 
 
Question 2 – Those who specialize in the art of beautiful writing are called [1] 
a) Cartographers 
b) Calligraphists 
c) Archeologists 
d) Linguists 
 
Question 3 – When was the first English factory set up in India? [1] 
a) 1651 
b) 1653 
c) 1455 
d) 1551 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 4 – In British revenue records, a revenue estate consisting of either a village or a 
group of villages was called [1] 
a) Mahal 
b) Ryot 
c) Baluta 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – In the year 1824, the Company sepoys were ordered to travel by sea to which 
country? [1]  
a) Burma 
b) Indonesia 
c) South Africa 
d) Cylon 
 
Question 6 – In which decade was the National Archives of India established in Delhi? [2] 
  
Question 7 – Who was seen as the natural leader of the 1857 rebellion? Why? [2] 
 
Question 8 – Who are calligraphists and what role did they play in the preservation of 
records during British rule? [2] 
 
Question 9 – In which region was the mahalwari settlement in operation? Who devised it?
 [2] 
Question 10 – Which tribal community lived in the forests of Orissa, hunting wild animals 
and living off forest produce? [2] 
 
Question 11 – When and where was the decision to shift the capital of India from Calcutta 
to Delhi announced? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Explain in brief the recapture of Delhi by the British. [3] 
 
Option 13 - Explain the reasons behind the dissatisfaction of the Company sepoys with the 
Company administration. [4] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – The Constitution tells us about the fundamental nature of _________. [1] 
a) Our nation 
b) Our society 
c) Our communities 
d) Our people 
 
Question 2 – What protects the people of the country against the power of the State as well 
as against the tyranny of the majority? [1] 
a) Fundamental Rights 
b) Fundamental Duties 
c) Directive Principles of State Policy 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 3 – In which year were elections to the Lok Sabha not held in Punjab? [1] 
a) 1976 
b) 1980 
c) 1984 
d) 1988 
 
Question 4 – The most important provision in the Constitution is that [1] 
a) All the citizens have equal opportunity for employment. 
b) All the citizens have the Right to Life. 
c) All the citizens are equal before the law. 
d) All of the above. 
 
Question 5 – The judiciary system provides a mechanism for resolving disputes between
 [1]  
a) Citizens 
b) Citizens and the government 
c) Governments of two or more states 
d) All of the above 
 
Question 6 – Define ‘tyranny’. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What was the Indian National Movement? [2] 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 8 – What do you mean by the freedom to interpret? [2] 
 
Question 9 – How does the Indian Constitution ensure its objectives of a secular state? [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is the principle of the Universal Adult Franchise? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Whose role is important in helping the Parliament frame laws? [3]  
 
Question 12 – Define the following terms: [3] 
a) Appeal 
b) Violation 
c) Acquit 
d) Eviction 
 
Question 13 - ‘The Indian Constitution provides independence of the judiciary’. Explain the 
statement with a suitable example. [4] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 - Name two factors that can change substances into resources? [1] 
a) Machine and Raw material 
b) Minerals and forests 
c) Time and technology 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 2 – What kind of resource is iron ore? [1] 
a) Renewable 
b) Localized 
c) Biotic 
d) Potential 
 
Question 3 - Which factors help in the formation of soil? [1] 
a) Role of organic material 
b) Time 
c) Nature of parent rock 
d) All of the above 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 4 - Which type of natural vegetation does not shed its leaves simultaneously in 
any season? [1] 
a) Evergreen 
b) Deciduous 
c) Tundra 
d) Temperate 
 
Question 5 - Black gold is another name for _______. [1] 
a) Coal 
b) Silver 
c) Petroleum 
d) Tar 
 
Question 6 - Why are resources important to us? [2] 
 
Question 7 - Resources can become economically valuable with time. Explain. [2] 
 
Question 8 - What are the major threats to the environment due to expansion of 
agriculture and constructional activities [2] 
 
Question 9 - What are landslides? [2] 
 
Question 10 – What do you mean by shaft mining? [2] 
 
Question 11 – Why do we need to use non-conventional sources energy? [3] 
 
Question 12 – ‘Water is a renewable resource as it moves within the hydrological cycle’. 
Explain the statement. [3] 
 
Option 13 - Give the distribution of iron ore, bauxite, copper and limestone in India. [4] 
 
  
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