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CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII - Science 
Term 2 
Sample Paper – 2  
Time: 2 ½  hrs  Total Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions: 
1. The question paper consists of 34 questions and is divided into four sections, A, B, C 
and D. 
2. All questions are compulsory. 
3. Section A comprises question numbers 1 to 15. These are multiple choice questions 
carrying one mark each. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the 
four provided options.  
4. Section B comprises question numbers 16 to 22. These are SAQs carrying two marks 
each.  
5. Section C comprises question numbers 23 to 31. These are SAQs carrying four 
marks each.  
6. Section D comprises question numbers 32 to 34. These are SAQs carrying five marks 
each.  
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Snakes are killed in large numbers because (1) 
(a) They are poisonous. 
(b) They kill rats. 
(c) Their skin has a great demand in the market. 
(d) They damage the crops. 
 
2. Mammary glands develop inside the [1] 
(a) Breast 
(b) Stomach 
(c) Throat 
(d) Intestine 
 
3. External fertilisation takes place in which of the following animals  [1] 
(a) Star fish 
(b) Fish 
(c) Frog 
(d) All of these 
 
  
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CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII - Science 
Term 2 
Sample Paper – 2  
Time: 2 ½  hrs  Total Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions: 
1. The question paper consists of 34 questions and is divided into four sections, A, B, C 
and D. 
2. All questions are compulsory. 
3. Section A comprises question numbers 1 to 15. These are multiple choice questions 
carrying one mark each. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the 
four provided options.  
4. Section B comprises question numbers 16 to 22. These are SAQs carrying two marks 
each.  
5. Section C comprises question numbers 23 to 31. These are SAQs carrying four 
marks each.  
6. Section D comprises question numbers 32 to 34. These are SAQs carrying five marks 
each.  
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Snakes are killed in large numbers because (1) 
(a) They are poisonous. 
(b) They kill rats. 
(c) Their skin has a great demand in the market. 
(d) They damage the crops. 
 
2. Mammary glands develop inside the [1] 
(a) Breast 
(b) Stomach 
(c) Throat 
(d) Intestine 
 
3. External fertilisation takes place in which of the following animals  [1] 
(a) Star fish 
(b) Fish 
(c) Frog 
(d) All of these 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
4. The Golgi body in plant cells is called [1] 
(a) Dictyosome 
(b) Centriole 
(c) Centromere 
(d) Plastid 
 
5. Which of the following is not an endangered species? (1) 
(a) Dodo 
(b) Flying squirrel 
(c) Black buck 
(d) Snow leopard 
 
6. Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by [1]  
(a) Water 
(b) Fire Extinguisher 
(c) Sand 
(d) Woolen Blanket 
 
7. Select the incorrect statement: (1) 
(a) Synthetic fibres are wrinkle resistant. 
(b) Synthetic fibres are not attacked by moths. 
(c) Synthetic fibres have low resistance to abrasion. 
(d) Synthetic fibres are light weight. 
 
8. Which of the following is the main cause of global warming? [1] 
(a) Decreasing levels of CO 2  
(b) Increasing levels of CO 2 
(c) Decreasing levels of NO 2 
(d) Decreasing levels of O 2 
 
9. Which group of animals does not give us food products?      [1] 
(a) Honeybee and goat 
(b) Cow and buffalo 
(c) Silkmoth and oyster 
(d) Fish and sheep 
 
10. The major source of water pollution in unindustrialised countries is [1] 
(a) Carbon dioxide 
(b) Untreated sewage 
(c) Industrial waste 
(d) Nitrogen dioxide 
 
 
Page 3


  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII - Science 
Term 2 
Sample Paper – 2  
Time: 2 ½  hrs  Total Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions: 
1. The question paper consists of 34 questions and is divided into four sections, A, B, C 
and D. 
2. All questions are compulsory. 
3. Section A comprises question numbers 1 to 15. These are multiple choice questions 
carrying one mark each. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the 
four provided options.  
4. Section B comprises question numbers 16 to 22. These are SAQs carrying two marks 
each.  
5. Section C comprises question numbers 23 to 31. These are SAQs carrying four 
marks each.  
6. Section D comprises question numbers 32 to 34. These are SAQs carrying five marks 
each.  
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Snakes are killed in large numbers because (1) 
(a) They are poisonous. 
(b) They kill rats. 
(c) Their skin has a great demand in the market. 
(d) They damage the crops. 
 
2. Mammary glands develop inside the [1] 
(a) Breast 
(b) Stomach 
(c) Throat 
(d) Intestine 
 
3. External fertilisation takes place in which of the following animals  [1] 
(a) Star fish 
(b) Fish 
(c) Frog 
(d) All of these 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
4. The Golgi body in plant cells is called [1] 
(a) Dictyosome 
(b) Centriole 
(c) Centromere 
(d) Plastid 
 
5. Which of the following is not an endangered species? (1) 
(a) Dodo 
(b) Flying squirrel 
(c) Black buck 
(d) Snow leopard 
 
6. Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by [1]  
(a) Water 
(b) Fire Extinguisher 
(c) Sand 
(d) Woolen Blanket 
 
7. Select the incorrect statement: (1) 
(a) Synthetic fibres are wrinkle resistant. 
(b) Synthetic fibres are not attacked by moths. 
(c) Synthetic fibres have low resistance to abrasion. 
(d) Synthetic fibres are light weight. 
 
8. Which of the following is the main cause of global warming? [1] 
(a) Decreasing levels of CO 2  
(b) Increasing levels of CO 2 
(c) Decreasing levels of NO 2 
(d) Decreasing levels of O 2 
 
9. Which group of animals does not give us food products?      [1] 
(a) Honeybee and goat 
(b) Cow and buffalo 
(c) Silkmoth and oyster 
(d) Fish and sheep 
 
10. The major source of water pollution in unindustrialised countries is [1] 
(a) Carbon dioxide 
(b) Untreated sewage 
(c) Industrial waste 
(d) Nitrogen dioxide 
 
 
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
11. When more than one force acts on an object, the effect on the object is due to the  
           _______ force acting on it. (1) 
(a) Stronger 
(b) Weaker 
(c) Net 
(d) Average 
 
12. Figure I shows a pair of charged aluminium leaves that are attached to a metal strip. 
The leaves are shown as moving away from each other because they are charged by the 
same kind of charge. When Hari touches the metal strip, the leaves move towards each 
other and become relaxed, as shown in figure II. [1] 
 
 
The leaves move towards each other because: 
(a) they loose their charges 
(b) the charges on the leaves increase manifold 
(c) one of the leaves becomes oppositely charged 
(d) the force of repulsion changes to the force of attraction 
 
 
13.  Name the instrument which is used in submarines, tanks and also by soldiers in 
bunkers to see things outside. [1] 
(a) Kaleidoscope 
(b) Telescope 
(c) Periscope 
(d) Microscope 
 
14.  The angle between the orbital and equatorial planes of the Earth is  [1] 
(a) 23.5
o
 
(b) 33
o
 
(c) 47
o
 
(d) 66.5
o
 
 
 
  
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CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII - Science 
Term 2 
Sample Paper – 2  
Time: 2 ½  hrs  Total Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions: 
1. The question paper consists of 34 questions and is divided into four sections, A, B, C 
and D. 
2. All questions are compulsory. 
3. Section A comprises question numbers 1 to 15. These are multiple choice questions 
carrying one mark each. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the 
four provided options.  
4. Section B comprises question numbers 16 to 22. These are SAQs carrying two marks 
each.  
5. Section C comprises question numbers 23 to 31. These are SAQs carrying four 
marks each.  
6. Section D comprises question numbers 32 to 34. These are SAQs carrying five marks 
each.  
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Snakes are killed in large numbers because (1) 
(a) They are poisonous. 
(b) They kill rats. 
(c) Their skin has a great demand in the market. 
(d) They damage the crops. 
 
2. Mammary glands develop inside the [1] 
(a) Breast 
(b) Stomach 
(c) Throat 
(d) Intestine 
 
3. External fertilisation takes place in which of the following animals  [1] 
(a) Star fish 
(b) Fish 
(c) Frog 
(d) All of these 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
4. The Golgi body in plant cells is called [1] 
(a) Dictyosome 
(b) Centriole 
(c) Centromere 
(d) Plastid 
 
5. Which of the following is not an endangered species? (1) 
(a) Dodo 
(b) Flying squirrel 
(c) Black buck 
(d) Snow leopard 
 
6. Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by [1]  
(a) Water 
(b) Fire Extinguisher 
(c) Sand 
(d) Woolen Blanket 
 
7. Select the incorrect statement: (1) 
(a) Synthetic fibres are wrinkle resistant. 
(b) Synthetic fibres are not attacked by moths. 
(c) Synthetic fibres have low resistance to abrasion. 
(d) Synthetic fibres are light weight. 
 
8. Which of the following is the main cause of global warming? [1] 
(a) Decreasing levels of CO 2  
(b) Increasing levels of CO 2 
(c) Decreasing levels of NO 2 
(d) Decreasing levels of O 2 
 
9. Which group of animals does not give us food products?      [1] 
(a) Honeybee and goat 
(b) Cow and buffalo 
(c) Silkmoth and oyster 
(d) Fish and sheep 
 
10. The major source of water pollution in unindustrialised countries is [1] 
(a) Carbon dioxide 
(b) Untreated sewage 
(c) Industrial waste 
(d) Nitrogen dioxide 
 
 
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
11. When more than one force acts on an object, the effect on the object is due to the  
           _______ force acting on it. (1) 
(a) Stronger 
(b) Weaker 
(c) Net 
(d) Average 
 
12. Figure I shows a pair of charged aluminium leaves that are attached to a metal strip. 
The leaves are shown as moving away from each other because they are charged by the 
same kind of charge. When Hari touches the metal strip, the leaves move towards each 
other and become relaxed, as shown in figure II. [1] 
 
 
The leaves move towards each other because: 
(a) they loose their charges 
(b) the charges on the leaves increase manifold 
(c) one of the leaves becomes oppositely charged 
(d) the force of repulsion changes to the force of attraction 
 
 
13.  Name the instrument which is used in submarines, tanks and also by soldiers in 
bunkers to see things outside. [1] 
(a) Kaleidoscope 
(b) Telescope 
(c) Periscope 
(d) Microscope 
 
14.  The angle between the orbital and equatorial planes of the Earth is  [1] 
(a) 23.5
o
 
(b) 33
o
 
(c) 47
o
 
(d) 66.5
o
 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
15. Friction is necessary because (1) 
(a) It wastes energy. 
(b) It wears the sole of our shoes. 
(c) We can write with its help. 
(d) It reduces efficiency and speed 
 
SECTION B 
 
16. Mention two important functions of the nucleus. [2] 
 
17. Write a short note on human sperm. [2] 
 
18. How does irrigation of crop fields help in seed germination? [2] 
  
19. How can burning of fuels cause an increase in the temperature of the Earth leading to 
global warming?  [2] 
 
20. What is the relation between deforestation and obtaining fuel?  [2] 
 
21.  Can sound travel in vacuum? Explain.  [2] 
 
22.  Which constellation is called 'Saptarishi' and why it is so called?  [2] 
 
 
SECTION C 
 
23.  [4]  
(a) Write any two changes occurring in the body shape of boys during puberty. 
(b) Why are acne and pimples commonly seen on the faces of girls and boys undergoing 
puberty? 
 
24. Draw diagram of the human sperm and label its parts. [4] 
 
25. How can we prevent the spread of diseases such as malaria and dengue? [4] 
 
26. Define combustion. What are the different types of combustion? Describe them with 
one example each. [4] 
 
27.  [4] 
(i) You must have seen dry fruits being sold in sealed, airtight packets. What is the 
reason for this? 
(ii) Why should we preserve food properly? 
 
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CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII - Science 
Term 2 
Sample Paper – 2  
Time: 2 ½  hrs  Total Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions: 
1. The question paper consists of 34 questions and is divided into four sections, A, B, C 
and D. 
2. All questions are compulsory. 
3. Section A comprises question numbers 1 to 15. These are multiple choice questions 
carrying one mark each. You are to select one most appropriate response out of the 
four provided options.  
4. Section B comprises question numbers 16 to 22. These are SAQs carrying two marks 
each.  
5. Section C comprises question numbers 23 to 31. These are SAQs carrying four 
marks each.  
6. Section D comprises question numbers 32 to 34. These are SAQs carrying five marks 
each.  
 
SECTION A 
 
1. Snakes are killed in large numbers because (1) 
(a) They are poisonous. 
(b) They kill rats. 
(c) Their skin has a great demand in the market. 
(d) They damage the crops. 
 
2. Mammary glands develop inside the [1] 
(a) Breast 
(b) Stomach 
(c) Throat 
(d) Intestine 
 
3. External fertilisation takes place in which of the following animals  [1] 
(a) Star fish 
(b) Fish 
(c) Frog 
(d) All of these 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
4. The Golgi body in plant cells is called [1] 
(a) Dictyosome 
(b) Centriole 
(c) Centromere 
(d) Plastid 
 
5. Which of the following is not an endangered species? (1) 
(a) Dodo 
(b) Flying squirrel 
(c) Black buck 
(d) Snow leopard 
 
6. Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by [1]  
(a) Water 
(b) Fire Extinguisher 
(c) Sand 
(d) Woolen Blanket 
 
7. Select the incorrect statement: (1) 
(a) Synthetic fibres are wrinkle resistant. 
(b) Synthetic fibres are not attacked by moths. 
(c) Synthetic fibres have low resistance to abrasion. 
(d) Synthetic fibres are light weight. 
 
8. Which of the following is the main cause of global warming? [1] 
(a) Decreasing levels of CO 2  
(b) Increasing levels of CO 2 
(c) Decreasing levels of NO 2 
(d) Decreasing levels of O 2 
 
9. Which group of animals does not give us food products?      [1] 
(a) Honeybee and goat 
(b) Cow and buffalo 
(c) Silkmoth and oyster 
(d) Fish and sheep 
 
10. The major source of water pollution in unindustrialised countries is [1] 
(a) Carbon dioxide 
(b) Untreated sewage 
(c) Industrial waste 
(d) Nitrogen dioxide 
 
 
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
11. When more than one force acts on an object, the effect on the object is due to the  
           _______ force acting on it. (1) 
(a) Stronger 
(b) Weaker 
(c) Net 
(d) Average 
 
12. Figure I shows a pair of charged aluminium leaves that are attached to a metal strip. 
The leaves are shown as moving away from each other because they are charged by the 
same kind of charge. When Hari touches the metal strip, the leaves move towards each 
other and become relaxed, as shown in figure II. [1] 
 
 
The leaves move towards each other because: 
(a) they loose their charges 
(b) the charges on the leaves increase manifold 
(c) one of the leaves becomes oppositely charged 
(d) the force of repulsion changes to the force of attraction 
 
 
13.  Name the instrument which is used in submarines, tanks and also by soldiers in 
bunkers to see things outside. [1] 
(a) Kaleidoscope 
(b) Telescope 
(c) Periscope 
(d) Microscope 
 
14.  The angle between the orbital and equatorial planes of the Earth is  [1] 
(a) 23.5
o
 
(b) 33
o
 
(c) 47
o
 
(d) 66.5
o
 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
15. Friction is necessary because (1) 
(a) It wastes energy. 
(b) It wears the sole of our shoes. 
(c) We can write with its help. 
(d) It reduces efficiency and speed 
 
SECTION B 
 
16. Mention two important functions of the nucleus. [2] 
 
17. Write a short note on human sperm. [2] 
 
18. How does irrigation of crop fields help in seed germination? [2] 
  
19. How can burning of fuels cause an increase in the temperature of the Earth leading to 
global warming?  [2] 
 
20. What is the relation between deforestation and obtaining fuel?  [2] 
 
21.  Can sound travel in vacuum? Explain.  [2] 
 
22.  Which constellation is called 'Saptarishi' and why it is so called?  [2] 
 
 
SECTION C 
 
23.  [4]  
(a) Write any two changes occurring in the body shape of boys during puberty. 
(b) Why are acne and pimples commonly seen on the faces of girls and boys undergoing 
puberty? 
 
24. Draw diagram of the human sperm and label its parts. [4] 
 
25. How can we prevent the spread of diseases such as malaria and dengue? [4] 
 
26. Define combustion. What are the different types of combustion? Describe them with 
one example each. [4] 
 
27.  [4] 
(i) You must have seen dry fruits being sold in sealed, airtight packets. What is the 
reason for this? 
(ii) Why should we preserve food properly? 
 
  
 
CBSE  VIII ¦SCIENCE  
Sample Paper – 2  
 
     
28.   [4] 
(a) What are greenhouse gases? 
(b) What are the causes of global warming? 
 
29.   [4] 
(a) Mention the components of the circuit of a tester. 
(b) Mention three common solutions which are good conductors of electric current. 
What is common in these solutions? 
 
30.   [4] 
(a) What is cataract? How can it be treated? 
(b) What is iris? Write its function. 
 
31.   [4] 
(i) Mention any three points to give the importance of gravitational force. 
(ii) Is muscular force a type of contact force? 
 
SECTION D 
 
 
32. What is binary fission? How does it take place? Name an organism in which binary 
fission takes place.  [5] 
 
33. What are the various ways of controlling water pollution? (any five).  [5] 
 
34.  [5]  
(a) Cite any two examples where the objects may get charged when rubbed against any 
other object. 
(b) What are seismic waves? Name the instrument which records these waves. 
 
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