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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
Term II 
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 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 are 5 marks questions.   
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – Which two industries were crucial for the Industrial Revolution in the 
modern world? [1] 
a) Textiles and cottage industries 
b) Mining and hospitality 
c) Iron and steel and textiles industries 
d) Agriculture and textiles industry 
 
Question 2 – Which Indian kingdom was annexed by the British on the basis of the 
Doctrine of lapse?  [1] 
a) Hyderabad 
b) Awadh 
c) Mysore 
d) Nagpur 
 
Question 3 – Where was the Brahmo Samaj formed? [1] 
a) Amritsar 
b) Kolkatta 
c) Lucknow 
d) Mumbai 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
Term II 
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 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 are 5 marks questions.   
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – Which two industries were crucial for the Industrial Revolution in the 
modern world? [1] 
a) Textiles and cottage industries 
b) Mining and hospitality 
c) Iron and steel and textiles industries 
d) Agriculture and textiles industry 
 
Question 2 – Which Indian kingdom was annexed by the British on the basis of the 
Doctrine of lapse?  [1] 
a) Hyderabad 
b) Awadh 
c) Mysore 
d) Nagpur 
 
Question 3 – Where was the Brahmo Samaj formed? [1] 
a) Amritsar 
b) Kolkatta 
c) Lucknow 
d) Mumbai 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
Question 4 – Which tradition of painting sought to dramatise and recreate various 
episodes of British imperial history? [1] 
a) Expressionism 
b) Realism 
c) History painting 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Who is known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’? [1]  
a) Jawaharlal Nehru 
b) Mahatma Gandhi 
c) Dr Ambedkar 
d) Lalji Tandon  
 
Question 6 – Why did European traders refer to fine cotton cloth as ‘muslin’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Briefly explain the production process of Wootz steel. [2] 
 
Question 8 – What is shifting cultivation? In which parts of the country was it mainly 
practised at the time of the arrival of the British? [2] 
 
Question 9 – Elaborate on the strategy used by Raja Rammohun Roy and later by other 
social reformers in order to root out social evils in India.  [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is ‘revolutionary violence’? [2] 
 
Question 11 – What changes were introduced by the British in the administration of 
justice after assuming power in the country?  
 [5]  
Question 12 – Explain the imperial tradition of picturesque landscape painting.       [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
Term II 
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 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 are 5 marks questions.   
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – Which two industries were crucial for the Industrial Revolution in the 
modern world? [1] 
a) Textiles and cottage industries 
b) Mining and hospitality 
c) Iron and steel and textiles industries 
d) Agriculture and textiles industry 
 
Question 2 – Which Indian kingdom was annexed by the British on the basis of the 
Doctrine of lapse?  [1] 
a) Hyderabad 
b) Awadh 
c) Mysore 
d) Nagpur 
 
Question 3 – Where was the Brahmo Samaj formed? [1] 
a) Amritsar 
b) Kolkatta 
c) Lucknow 
d) Mumbai 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
Question 4 – Which tradition of painting sought to dramatise and recreate various 
episodes of British imperial history? [1] 
a) Expressionism 
b) Realism 
c) History painting 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Who is known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’? [1]  
a) Jawaharlal Nehru 
b) Mahatma Gandhi 
c) Dr Ambedkar 
d) Lalji Tandon  
 
Question 6 – Why did European traders refer to fine cotton cloth as ‘muslin’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Briefly explain the production process of Wootz steel. [2] 
 
Question 8 – What is shifting cultivation? In which parts of the country was it mainly 
practised at the time of the arrival of the British? [2] 
 
Question 9 – Elaborate on the strategy used by Raja Rammohun Roy and later by other 
social reformers in order to root out social evils in India.  [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is ‘revolutionary violence’? [2] 
 
Question 11 – What changes were introduced by the British in the administration of 
justice after assuming power in the country?  
 [5]  
Question 12 – Explain the imperial tradition of picturesque landscape painting.       [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – Which type of advocate pleads on behalf of the accused person? [1] 
a) Public Prosecutor 
b) Defence Lawyer 
c) Judge 
d) No one 
 
Question 2 – The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by [1] 
a) the people of India 
b) the members of the state legislative assemblies 
c) the executive  
d) the judiciary 
 
Question 3 – Which Article of the Constitution states that untouchability has been abolished? [1] 
a) Article 15 
b) Article 16 
c) Article 17 
d) Article 18 
 
Question 4 – Which of the following is a water-related disease? [1] 
a) Diarrhoea 
b) Chicken gunia 
c) Malaria 
d) Tuberculosis 
 
Question 5 – A person who buys goods for personal use is called a [1]  
a) Producer 
b) Worker 
c) Consumer 
d) Manufacturer 
 
Question 6 – What do we understand by the term ‘defence lawyer’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – State the reasons as to why people can be marginalised in a society? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 17 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What provisions have been made by the Constitution of India to maintain the 
independence of judiciary in the country? [2] 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
Term II 
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 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 are 5 marks questions.   
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – Which two industries were crucial for the Industrial Revolution in the 
modern world? [1] 
a) Textiles and cottage industries 
b) Mining and hospitality 
c) Iron and steel and textiles industries 
d) Agriculture and textiles industry 
 
Question 2 – Which Indian kingdom was annexed by the British on the basis of the 
Doctrine of lapse?  [1] 
a) Hyderabad 
b) Awadh 
c) Mysore 
d) Nagpur 
 
Question 3 – Where was the Brahmo Samaj formed? [1] 
a) Amritsar 
b) Kolkatta 
c) Lucknow 
d) Mumbai 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
Question 4 – Which tradition of painting sought to dramatise and recreate various 
episodes of British imperial history? [1] 
a) Expressionism 
b) Realism 
c) History painting 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Who is known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’? [1]  
a) Jawaharlal Nehru 
b) Mahatma Gandhi 
c) Dr Ambedkar 
d) Lalji Tandon  
 
Question 6 – Why did European traders refer to fine cotton cloth as ‘muslin’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Briefly explain the production process of Wootz steel. [2] 
 
Question 8 – What is shifting cultivation? In which parts of the country was it mainly 
practised at the time of the arrival of the British? [2] 
 
Question 9 – Elaborate on the strategy used by Raja Rammohun Roy and later by other 
social reformers in order to root out social evils in India.  [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is ‘revolutionary violence’? [2] 
 
Question 11 – What changes were introduced by the British in the administration of 
justice after assuming power in the country?  
 [5]  
Question 12 – Explain the imperial tradition of picturesque landscape painting.       [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – Which type of advocate pleads on behalf of the accused person? [1] 
a) Public Prosecutor 
b) Defence Lawyer 
c) Judge 
d) No one 
 
Question 2 – The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by [1] 
a) the people of India 
b) the members of the state legislative assemblies 
c) the executive  
d) the judiciary 
 
Question 3 – Which Article of the Constitution states that untouchability has been abolished? [1] 
a) Article 15 
b) Article 16 
c) Article 17 
d) Article 18 
 
Question 4 – Which of the following is a water-related disease? [1] 
a) Diarrhoea 
b) Chicken gunia 
c) Malaria 
d) Tuberculosis 
 
Question 5 – A person who buys goods for personal use is called a [1]  
a) Producer 
b) Worker 
c) Consumer 
d) Manufacturer 
 
Question 6 – What do we understand by the term ‘defence lawyer’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – State the reasons as to why people can be marginalised in a society? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 17 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What provisions have been made by the Constitution of India to maintain the 
independence of judiciary in the country? [2] 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
Question 10 – What does Right against Exploitation say about child labour? [2] 
  
Question 11 – Highlight five important functions of the Parliament. [5]  
  
Question 12 – Write a short note on FIR. [5] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 – Which of the following is not a sugarcane-producing state in India? [1] 
a) Maharashtra 
b) Madhya Pradesh 
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Assam 
 
Question 2 – Cultivation of grapes is called [1] 
a) Horticulture 
b) Silviculture 
c) Agriculture 
d) Viticulture 
 
Question 3 – Which industries use products from the sea and oceans as raw material? [1] 
a) Agro-based industries 
b) Mineral-based industries 
c) Forest-based industries 
d) Marine-based industries 
 
Question 4 – Which among the following cities is known as the ‘Manchester of Japan’? [1] 
a) Osaka 
b) Mumbai 
c) Ahmedabad 
d) Yodo 
 
Question 5 –Rows of trees planted in dry lands to prevent soil erosion is known as [1] 
a) Contour ploughing 
b) Intercropping 
c) Shelter belts 
d) Terrace farming 
 
Question 6 – Classify resources into two groups on the basis of their distribution. [2] 
 
Question 7 – What is arable land? [2] 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
Term II 
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 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 are 5 marks questions.   
 
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – Which two industries were crucial for the Industrial Revolution in the 
modern world? [1] 
a) Textiles and cottage industries 
b) Mining and hospitality 
c) Iron and steel and textiles industries 
d) Agriculture and textiles industry 
 
Question 2 – Which Indian kingdom was annexed by the British on the basis of the 
Doctrine of lapse?  [1] 
a) Hyderabad 
b) Awadh 
c) Mysore 
d) Nagpur 
 
Question 3 – Where was the Brahmo Samaj formed? [1] 
a) Amritsar 
b) Kolkatta 
c) Lucknow 
d) Mumbai 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
Question 4 – Which tradition of painting sought to dramatise and recreate various 
episodes of British imperial history? [1] 
a) Expressionism 
b) Realism 
c) History painting 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Who is known as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’? [1]  
a) Jawaharlal Nehru 
b) Mahatma Gandhi 
c) Dr Ambedkar 
d) Lalji Tandon  
 
Question 6 – Why did European traders refer to fine cotton cloth as ‘muslin’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Briefly explain the production process of Wootz steel. [2] 
 
Question 8 – What is shifting cultivation? In which parts of the country was it mainly 
practised at the time of the arrival of the British? [2] 
 
Question 9 – Elaborate on the strategy used by Raja Rammohun Roy and later by other 
social reformers in order to root out social evils in India.  [2] 
 
Question 10 – What is ‘revolutionary violence’? [2] 
 
Question 11 – What changes were introduced by the British in the administration of 
justice after assuming power in the country?  
 [5]  
Question 12 – Explain the imperial tradition of picturesque landscape painting.       [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
 
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – Which type of advocate pleads on behalf of the accused person? [1] 
a) Public Prosecutor 
b) Defence Lawyer 
c) Judge 
d) No one 
 
Question 2 – The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by [1] 
a) the people of India 
b) the members of the state legislative assemblies 
c) the executive  
d) the judiciary 
 
Question 3 – Which Article of the Constitution states that untouchability has been abolished? [1] 
a) Article 15 
b) Article 16 
c) Article 17 
d) Article 18 
 
Question 4 – Which of the following is a water-related disease? [1] 
a) Diarrhoea 
b) Chicken gunia 
c) Malaria 
d) Tuberculosis 
 
Question 5 – A person who buys goods for personal use is called a [1]  
a) Producer 
b) Worker 
c) Consumer 
d) Manufacturer 
 
Question 6 – What do we understand by the term ‘defence lawyer’? [2] 
 
Question 7 – State the reasons as to why people can be marginalised in a society? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 17 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What provisions have been made by the Constitution of India to maintain the 
independence of judiciary in the country? [2] 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
Question 10 – What does Right against Exploitation say about child labour? [2] 
  
Question 11 – Highlight five important functions of the Parliament. [5]  
  
Question 12 – Write a short note on FIR. [5] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 – Which of the following is not a sugarcane-producing state in India? [1] 
a) Maharashtra 
b) Madhya Pradesh 
c) Uttar Pradesh 
d) Assam 
 
Question 2 – Cultivation of grapes is called [1] 
a) Horticulture 
b) Silviculture 
c) Agriculture 
d) Viticulture 
 
Question 3 – Which industries use products from the sea and oceans as raw material? [1] 
a) Agro-based industries 
b) Mineral-based industries 
c) Forest-based industries 
d) Marine-based industries 
 
Question 4 – Which among the following cities is known as the ‘Manchester of Japan’? [1] 
a) Osaka 
b) Mumbai 
c) Ahmedabad 
d) Yodo 
 
Question 5 –Rows of trees planted in dry lands to prevent soil erosion is known as [1] 
a) Contour ploughing 
b) Intercropping 
c) Shelter belts 
d) Terrace farming 
 
Question 6 – Classify resources into two groups on the basis of their distribution. [2] 
 
Question 7 – What is arable land? [2] 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 
 
     
 
Question 8 – What are the inputs for the iron and steel industry? [2] 
 
Question 9 – Define industry. [2] 
 
Question 10 – ‘Human resource is the ultimate resource’. Explain. [2] 
 
Question 11 – Steel is often called the backbone of modern industry. Explain. [5] 
 
Question 12 – What is Hydel power? How is it generated? Name two countries which are 
the leading producers of hydro electricity in the world. [5] 
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