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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
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 from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 for History and Civics section are for 5 marks. 
vi. Question 11 and 12 of the Geography section is for 3 marks, while Question 13 is for 
4 marks.  
  
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What was the Portuguese-origin term for Indian textiles? [1] 
a) Calicoe 
b) Calico 
c) Kalico 
d) Kalick  
 
Question 2 – The central dome of the Viceroy’s Palace built by the British was influenced 
by [1] 
a) Gothic architecture 
b) Rajput acrchitecture 
c) Buddhist stupa 
d) Bengali roof architectural style   
 
Question 3 – What was the name of the journal started by William Jones, Henry Thomas 
Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhead? [1] 
a) Asiatic Journal 
b) Asiatick Researches 
c) Asian Affairs 
d) Asian Chronicle 
 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
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 from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 for History and Civics section are for 5 marks. 
vi. Question 11 and 12 of the Geography section is for 3 marks, while Question 13 is for 
4 marks.  
  
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What was the Portuguese-origin term for Indian textiles? [1] 
a) Calicoe 
b) Calico 
c) Kalico 
d) Kalick  
 
Question 2 – The central dome of the Viceroy’s Palace built by the British was influenced 
by [1] 
a) Gothic architecture 
b) Rajput acrchitecture 
c) Buddhist stupa 
d) Bengali roof architectural style   
 
Question 3 – What was the name of the journal started by William Jones, Henry Thomas 
Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhead? [1] 
a) Asiatic Journal 
b) Asiatick Researches 
c) Asian Affairs 
d) Asian Chronicle 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 4 – Which famous Indian reformer used the ancient texts to suggest that widows 
could remarry? [1] 
a) G. K. Gokhale 
b) G. G. Agarkar 
c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati 
d) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar  
 
Question 5 – The 1878 legislation which disallowed Indians from possessing arms was 
called [1]   
a) The Possession of Weapons Act 
b) The Arms Possession Act 
c) The Arms Act 
d) The Weapons Act 
 
 
Question 6 – Elaborate on the jamdani style of weaving. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What is ‘picketing’? [2]  
 
Question 8 – What is ‘Spinning Jenny’? [2]  
 
Question 9 – Mention two features of the Subsidiary Alliance System. [2]  
 
Question 10 – Do you think it is right to periodise Indian History into Hindu, Muslim and 
the British period? Why? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Explain the ideological standpoint of the non-Brahmin movement. [5] 
 
Question 12 – Explain the differences between Gandhi and Tagore on the point of 
education. [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
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 from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 for History and Civics section are for 5 marks. 
vi. Question 11 and 12 of the Geography section is for 3 marks, while Question 13 is for 
4 marks.  
  
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What was the Portuguese-origin term for Indian textiles? [1] 
a) Calicoe 
b) Calico 
c) Kalico 
d) Kalick  
 
Question 2 – The central dome of the Viceroy’s Palace built by the British was influenced 
by [1] 
a) Gothic architecture 
b) Rajput acrchitecture 
c) Buddhist stupa 
d) Bengali roof architectural style   
 
Question 3 – What was the name of the journal started by William Jones, Henry Thomas 
Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhead? [1] 
a) Asiatic Journal 
b) Asiatick Researches 
c) Asian Affairs 
d) Asian Chronicle 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 4 – Which famous Indian reformer used the ancient texts to suggest that widows 
could remarry? [1] 
a) G. K. Gokhale 
b) G. G. Agarkar 
c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati 
d) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar  
 
Question 5 – The 1878 legislation which disallowed Indians from possessing arms was 
called [1]   
a) The Possession of Weapons Act 
b) The Arms Possession Act 
c) The Arms Act 
d) The Weapons Act 
 
 
Question 6 – Elaborate on the jamdani style of weaving. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What is ‘picketing’? [2]  
 
Question 8 – What is ‘Spinning Jenny’? [2]  
 
Question 9 – Mention two features of the Subsidiary Alliance System. [2]  
 
Question 10 – Do you think it is right to periodise Indian History into Hindu, Muslim and 
the British period? Why? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Explain the ideological standpoint of the non-Brahmin movement. [5] 
 
Question 12 – Explain the differences between Gandhi and Tagore on the point of 
education. [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – A person is held guilty of crime by a [1] 
a) Witness 
b) Police 
c) Judge 
d) Public Prosecutor 
 
Question 2 – Every person has a fundamental right to be defended by a lawyer under [1] 
a) Article 12 
b) Article 22 
c) Article 32 
d) Article 42 
 
Question 3 – To secure a majority in the Lok Sabha elections, a party needs to win 
minimum of at least how many seats? [1] 
a) 270 
b) 272 
c) 274 
d) 276 
 
Question 4 – What facilities does the Government provide to Dalit and Adivasi children? [1] 
a) Free or subsidised food 
b) Free or subsidised hostels 
c) Free or subsidised books 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Power looms are small units with [1]  
a) 1–3 units 
b) 2–3 units 
c) 3–5 units 
d) 4–6 units 
 
Question 6 – What steps should be taken by the government to ensure the cleanliness of the 
environment? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Who are Adivasis? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 15 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What is reservation policy? [2] 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
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 from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 for History and Civics section are for 5 marks. 
vi. Question 11 and 12 of the Geography section is for 3 marks, while Question 13 is for 
4 marks.  
  
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What was the Portuguese-origin term for Indian textiles? [1] 
a) Calicoe 
b) Calico 
c) Kalico 
d) Kalick  
 
Question 2 – The central dome of the Viceroy’s Palace built by the British was influenced 
by [1] 
a) Gothic architecture 
b) Rajput acrchitecture 
c) Buddhist stupa 
d) Bengali roof architectural style   
 
Question 3 – What was the name of the journal started by William Jones, Henry Thomas 
Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhead? [1] 
a) Asiatic Journal 
b) Asiatick Researches 
c) Asian Affairs 
d) Asian Chronicle 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 4 – Which famous Indian reformer used the ancient texts to suggest that widows 
could remarry? [1] 
a) G. K. Gokhale 
b) G. G. Agarkar 
c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati 
d) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar  
 
Question 5 – The 1878 legislation which disallowed Indians from possessing arms was 
called [1]   
a) The Possession of Weapons Act 
b) The Arms Possession Act 
c) The Arms Act 
d) The Weapons Act 
 
 
Question 6 – Elaborate on the jamdani style of weaving. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What is ‘picketing’? [2]  
 
Question 8 – What is ‘Spinning Jenny’? [2]  
 
Question 9 – Mention two features of the Subsidiary Alliance System. [2]  
 
Question 10 – Do you think it is right to periodise Indian History into Hindu, Muslim and 
the British period? Why? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Explain the ideological standpoint of the non-Brahmin movement. [5] 
 
Question 12 – Explain the differences between Gandhi and Tagore on the point of 
education. [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – A person is held guilty of crime by a [1] 
a) Witness 
b) Police 
c) Judge 
d) Public Prosecutor 
 
Question 2 – Every person has a fundamental right to be defended by a lawyer under [1] 
a) Article 12 
b) Article 22 
c) Article 32 
d) Article 42 
 
Question 3 – To secure a majority in the Lok Sabha elections, a party needs to win 
minimum of at least how many seats? [1] 
a) 270 
b) 272 
c) 274 
d) 276 
 
Question 4 – What facilities does the Government provide to Dalit and Adivasi children? [1] 
a) Free or subsidised food 
b) Free or subsidised hostels 
c) Free or subsidised books 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Power looms are small units with [1]  
a) 1–3 units 
b) 2–3 units 
c) 3–5 units 
d) 4–6 units 
 
Question 6 – What steps should be taken by the government to ensure the cleanliness of the 
environment? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Who are Adivasis? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 15 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What is reservation policy? [2] 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 10 – How is the sanitation coverage in India? [2] 
  
Question 11 – Why is the ship-breaking industry growing rapidly in South Asia? [5] 
 
Question 12 – Discuss the structure of courts in India. [5] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 – Which of the following continent produces more than half of the world’s tin?[1] 
a) Europe 
b) Asia 
c) Africa 
d) South America 
 
Question 2 – In the production of castor seeds, India stands [1] 
a) First 
b) Second 
c) Third 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 3 – To which category of industries does the iron and steel industry belong? [1]  
a) Small-scale industry 
b) Large-scale industry 
c) Cooperative sector 
d) Agro-based sector  
 
Question 4 – Which of the following industries is not a heavy industry? [1] 
a) Cotton textile 
b) Cement 
c) Iron and steel 
d) Ship building 
 
Question 5 – Which kind of irrigation is highly effective in the dry regions? [1] 
a) Sprinkle irrigation 
b) Drip irrigation 
c) Well irrigation 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 6 – Define agriculture. [2] 
 
Question 7 – What is the difference between sericulture and pisciculture? [2] 
 
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CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VIII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 2 
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 from serial number 6 to 10 are 2 marks questions.  
v. Questions 11 and 12 for History and Civics section are for 5 marks. 
vi. Question 11 and 12 of the Geography section is for 3 marks, while Question 13 is for 
4 marks.  
  
SECTION A 
History 
 
Question 1 – What was the Portuguese-origin term for Indian textiles? [1] 
a) Calicoe 
b) Calico 
c) Kalico 
d) Kalick  
 
Question 2 – The central dome of the Viceroy’s Palace built by the British was influenced 
by [1] 
a) Gothic architecture 
b) Rajput acrchitecture 
c) Buddhist stupa 
d) Bengali roof architectural style   
 
Question 3 – What was the name of the journal started by William Jones, Henry Thomas 
Colebrooke and Nathaniel Halhead? [1] 
a) Asiatic Journal 
b) Asiatick Researches 
c) Asian Affairs 
d) Asian Chronicle 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 4 – Which famous Indian reformer used the ancient texts to suggest that widows 
could remarry? [1] 
a) G. K. Gokhale 
b) G. G. Agarkar 
c) Swami Dayanand Saraswati 
d) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar  
 
Question 5 – The 1878 legislation which disallowed Indians from possessing arms was 
called [1]   
a) The Possession of Weapons Act 
b) The Arms Possession Act 
c) The Arms Act 
d) The Weapons Act 
 
 
Question 6 – Elaborate on the jamdani style of weaving. [2] 
  
Question 7 – What is ‘picketing’? [2]  
 
Question 8 – What is ‘Spinning Jenny’? [2]  
 
Question 9 – Mention two features of the Subsidiary Alliance System. [2]  
 
Question 10 – Do you think it is right to periodise Indian History into Hindu, Muslim and 
the British period? Why? [2]  
 
Question 11 – Explain the ideological standpoint of the non-Brahmin movement. [5] 
 
Question 12 – Explain the differences between Gandhi and Tagore on the point of 
education. [5] 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
SECTION B 
Civics 
 
Question 1 – A person is held guilty of crime by a [1] 
a) Witness 
b) Police 
c) Judge 
d) Public Prosecutor 
 
Question 2 – Every person has a fundamental right to be defended by a lawyer under [1] 
a) Article 12 
b) Article 22 
c) Article 32 
d) Article 42 
 
Question 3 – To secure a majority in the Lok Sabha elections, a party needs to win 
minimum of at least how many seats? [1] 
a) 270 
b) 272 
c) 274 
d) 276 
 
Question 4 – What facilities does the Government provide to Dalit and Adivasi children? [1] 
a) Free or subsidised food 
b) Free or subsidised hostels 
c) Free or subsidised books 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 5 – Power looms are small units with [1]  
a) 1–3 units 
b) 2–3 units 
c) 3–5 units 
d) 4–6 units 
 
Question 6 – What steps should be taken by the government to ensure the cleanliness of the 
environment? [2] 
 
Question 7 – Who are Adivasis? [2] 
 
Question 8 – What does Article 15 of the Constitution state? [2] 
 
Question 9 – What is reservation policy? [2] 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
Question 10 – How is the sanitation coverage in India? [2] 
  
Question 11 – Why is the ship-breaking industry growing rapidly in South Asia? [5] 
 
Question 12 – Discuss the structure of courts in India. [5] 
 
SECTION C 
Geography 
 
Question 1 – Which of the following continent produces more than half of the world’s tin?[1] 
a) Europe 
b) Asia 
c) Africa 
d) South America 
 
Question 2 – In the production of castor seeds, India stands [1] 
a) First 
b) Second 
c) Third 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 3 – To which category of industries does the iron and steel industry belong? [1]  
a) Small-scale industry 
b) Large-scale industry 
c) Cooperative sector 
d) Agro-based sector  
 
Question 4 – Which of the following industries is not a heavy industry? [1] 
a) Cotton textile 
b) Cement 
c) Iron and steel 
d) Ship building 
 
Question 5 – Which kind of irrigation is highly effective in the dry regions? [1] 
a) Sprinkle irrigation 
b) Drip irrigation 
c) Well irrigation 
d) None of the above 
 
Question 6 – Define agriculture. [2] 
 
Question 7 – What is the difference between sericulture and pisciculture? [2] 
 
  
 
CBSE VIII  |  Social Science  
Sample Paper – 2 
 
     
 
Question 8 – Define industry. [2] 
 
Question 9 – What were the factors responsible for setting up the first successful 
mechanised textile mill in Mumbai? [2] 
 
Question 10 – Define ‘life expectancy’. [2] 
 
Question 11 – Distinguish between secondary and tertiary activities giving examples of 
each. [3] 
 
Question 12 – Classify resources on the basis of their origin and status of development. [3] 
 
Question 13 – Discuss four methods by which soil can be conserved. [4] 
 
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