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CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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CBSE 
Class VI Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (c) – Delhi 
2. (d) – Xuanzang 
3. (c) – Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni 
4. (c) – An official order 
5. (c) – Karnataka 
 
Answer 6 
The two features of the Ajanta paintings are  
a) Most of the Ajanta paintings were done in the light of torches, as caves used to be 
dark from the inside. 
b) The colours used in the paintings were made of plants and minerals and are vivid 
even after 1500 years. 
 
Answer 7 
The Pallavas ruled over northern Tamil Nadu and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh.    
They had their capital at Kanchipuram, which was a temple town and a centre of learning. 
 
Answer 8 
Two regions where the early men lived in India are: 
River Indus and its tributaries: About 4,700 years ago, some of the earliest cities 
flourished alongside the River Indus and its tributaries.  
River Ganga and its tributaries: In ancient times many kingdoms developed on the banks 
of the River Ganga and its tributaries. Magadha was the most powerful kingdom among 
these.  
Answer 9 
Sangam texts were composed 2300 years ago. These texts were called Sangam because 
they were supposed to have been composed and compiled in assemblies                       
(known as sangams) of poets which were held in the city of Madurai. 
 
  
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CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  1 
CBSE 
Class VI Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (c) – Delhi 
2. (d) – Xuanzang 
3. (c) – Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni 
4. (c) – An official order 
5. (c) – Karnataka 
 
Answer 6 
The two features of the Ajanta paintings are  
a) Most of the Ajanta paintings were done in the light of torches, as caves used to be 
dark from the inside. 
b) The colours used in the paintings were made of plants and minerals and are vivid 
even after 1500 years. 
 
Answer 7 
The Pallavas ruled over northern Tamil Nadu and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh.    
They had their capital at Kanchipuram, which was a temple town and a centre of learning. 
 
Answer 8 
Two regions where the early men lived in India are: 
River Indus and its tributaries: About 4,700 years ago, some of the earliest cities 
flourished alongside the River Indus and its tributaries.  
River Ganga and its tributaries: In ancient times many kingdoms developed on the banks 
of the River Ganga and its tributaries. Magadha was the most powerful kingdom among 
these.  
Answer 9 
Sangam texts were composed 2300 years ago. These texts were called Sangam because 
they were supposed to have been composed and compiled in assemblies                       
(known as sangams) of poets which were held in the city of Madurai. 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
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Answer 10 
The word 'Upanishad' consists of three syllables. 'Upa' means near, 'ni' means down and 
'shad' means to sit. Hence, Upanishad means 'to sit at the feet of the Guru (teacher) to 
receive the teaching'. 
 
 
 
Answer 11 
The main teachings of Buddha were the four noble truths and the eight-fold path or 
ashtangika marga.  
The Four Noble Truths 
1. The world is full of suffering. 
2. The main cause of suffering is desire. 
3. One must get rid of desire to end suffering. 
4. To end desire, and hence suffering, one must follow the eight-fold path. 
The Eight-fold Path 
1. Right thought 
2. Right belief 
3. Right speech 
4. Right action 
5. Right means of livelihood 
6. Right effort 
7. Right memory 
8. Right meditation 
 
OR 
  
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CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  1 
CBSE 
Class VI Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (c) – Delhi 
2. (d) – Xuanzang 
3. (c) – Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni 
4. (c) – An official order 
5. (c) – Karnataka 
 
Answer 6 
The two features of the Ajanta paintings are  
a) Most of the Ajanta paintings were done in the light of torches, as caves used to be 
dark from the inside. 
b) The colours used in the paintings were made of plants and minerals and are vivid 
even after 1500 years. 
 
Answer 7 
The Pallavas ruled over northern Tamil Nadu and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh.    
They had their capital at Kanchipuram, which was a temple town and a centre of learning. 
 
Answer 8 
Two regions where the early men lived in India are: 
River Indus and its tributaries: About 4,700 years ago, some of the earliest cities 
flourished alongside the River Indus and its tributaries.  
River Ganga and its tributaries: In ancient times many kingdoms developed on the banks 
of the River Ganga and its tributaries. Magadha was the most powerful kingdom among 
these.  
Answer 9 
Sangam texts were composed 2300 years ago. These texts were called Sangam because 
they were supposed to have been composed and compiled in assemblies                       
(known as sangams) of poets which were held in the city of Madurai. 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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Answer 10 
The word 'Upanishad' consists of three syllables. 'Upa' means near, 'ni' means down and 
'shad' means to sit. Hence, Upanishad means 'to sit at the feet of the Guru (teacher) to 
receive the teaching'. 
 
 
 
Answer 11 
The main teachings of Buddha were the four noble truths and the eight-fold path or 
ashtangika marga.  
The Four Noble Truths 
1. The world is full of suffering. 
2. The main cause of suffering is desire. 
3. One must get rid of desire to end suffering. 
4. To end desire, and hence suffering, one must follow the eight-fold path. 
The Eight-fold Path 
1. Right thought 
2. Right belief 
3. Right speech 
4. Right action 
5. Right means of livelihood 
6. Right effort 
7. Right memory 
8. Right meditation 
 
OR 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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The main principles of Ashoka's dhamma were  
o People should be peaceful, tolerant and live in harmony.  
o Everyone should follow ahimsa or non-violence and non-injury towards all living 
things.  
o People should love one another and respect all religions.  
o People should be truthful, kind and generous towards all.  
o People should obey elders, and elders should treat children with understanding. 
 
Answer 12 
Nalanda in Bihar was the most famous Buddhist monastery of its period. It was a unique 
centre of Buddhist learning. Chinese pilgrims such as Xuanzang visited the Indian 
subcontinent and spent time studying in the Nalanda University.  Xuanzang described the 
university as follows: 
1. The teachers were men of highest ability and talent, and they followed the teachings 
of the Buddha in all sincerity. 
2. The rules of the monastery were strict, and everyone had to follow them. 
3. Discussions were held throughout the day, and the old and the young mutually 
helped one another. 
4. Learned men from different cities came here to settle their doubts. 
New entrants were asked difficult questions by the gatekeeper, who allowed them to enter 
only after they were able to answer his questions. Seven out of every ten were not able to 
answer. 
 
OR 
 
Arikamedu, near Puducherry, is an important archaeological site. It was excavated in the 
1940s by the British archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler.  
Arikamedu was a coastal trading centre, a major port and a coastal settlement where ships 
unloaded goods from distant lands. It was an important bead-making centre. It was a 
prosperous settlement and owed its prosperity to a thriving trade with the Roman Empire. 
Textiles, beads, semi-precious stones and glass-shell bangles were the major exports from 
the port. The imports included wine and olive oil. 
 
 
  
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CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  1 
CBSE 
Class VI Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (c) – Delhi 
2. (d) – Xuanzang 
3. (c) – Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni 
4. (c) – An official order 
5. (c) – Karnataka 
 
Answer 6 
The two features of the Ajanta paintings are  
a) Most of the Ajanta paintings were done in the light of torches, as caves used to be 
dark from the inside. 
b) The colours used in the paintings were made of plants and minerals and are vivid 
even after 1500 years. 
 
Answer 7 
The Pallavas ruled over northern Tamil Nadu and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh.    
They had their capital at Kanchipuram, which was a temple town and a centre of learning. 
 
Answer 8 
Two regions where the early men lived in India are: 
River Indus and its tributaries: About 4,700 years ago, some of the earliest cities 
flourished alongside the River Indus and its tributaries.  
River Ganga and its tributaries: In ancient times many kingdoms developed on the banks 
of the River Ganga and its tributaries. Magadha was the most powerful kingdom among 
these.  
Answer 9 
Sangam texts were composed 2300 years ago. These texts were called Sangam because 
they were supposed to have been composed and compiled in assemblies                       
(known as sangams) of poets which were held in the city of Madurai. 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  2 
Answer 10 
The word 'Upanishad' consists of three syllables. 'Upa' means near, 'ni' means down and 
'shad' means to sit. Hence, Upanishad means 'to sit at the feet of the Guru (teacher) to 
receive the teaching'. 
 
 
 
Answer 11 
The main teachings of Buddha were the four noble truths and the eight-fold path or 
ashtangika marga.  
The Four Noble Truths 
1. The world is full of suffering. 
2. The main cause of suffering is desire. 
3. One must get rid of desire to end suffering. 
4. To end desire, and hence suffering, one must follow the eight-fold path. 
The Eight-fold Path 
1. Right thought 
2. Right belief 
3. Right speech 
4. Right action 
5. Right means of livelihood 
6. Right effort 
7. Right memory 
8. Right meditation 
 
OR 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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The main principles of Ashoka's dhamma were  
o People should be peaceful, tolerant and live in harmony.  
o Everyone should follow ahimsa or non-violence and non-injury towards all living 
things.  
o People should love one another and respect all religions.  
o People should be truthful, kind and generous towards all.  
o People should obey elders, and elders should treat children with understanding. 
 
Answer 12 
Nalanda in Bihar was the most famous Buddhist monastery of its period. It was a unique 
centre of Buddhist learning. Chinese pilgrims such as Xuanzang visited the Indian 
subcontinent and spent time studying in the Nalanda University.  Xuanzang described the 
university as follows: 
1. The teachers were men of highest ability and talent, and they followed the teachings 
of the Buddha in all sincerity. 
2. The rules of the monastery were strict, and everyone had to follow them. 
3. Discussions were held throughout the day, and the old and the young mutually 
helped one another. 
4. Learned men from different cities came here to settle their doubts. 
New entrants were asked difficult questions by the gatekeeper, who allowed them to enter 
only after they were able to answer his questions. Seven out of every ten were not able to 
answer. 
 
OR 
 
Arikamedu, near Puducherry, is an important archaeological site. It was excavated in the 
1940s by the British archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler.  
Arikamedu was a coastal trading centre, a major port and a coastal settlement where ships 
unloaded goods from distant lands. It was an important bead-making centre. It was a 
prosperous settlement and owed its prosperity to a thriving trade with the Roman Empire. 
Textiles, beads, semi-precious stones and glass-shell bangles were the major exports from 
the port. The imports included wine and olive oil. 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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Section B 
Civics 
Answers   
1. (d) – Sons, daughters and wife 
2. (c) – Both of them 
3. (c) – Irrigation 
4. (c) – 1 crore 
5. (a) – Ward Councillors 
 
Answer 6 
Two functions of the government are: 
? All the administrative functions such as building railways, postal services, roads, 
public schools and hospitals are performed by the government.  
? The government of a nation protects its boundaries and maintains peaceful relations 
with other countries. 
 
Answer 7 
Before 1994, Surat was regarded as one of the dirtiest cities in India. In 1994, Surat faced a 
plague scare which killed several people, and more than 30,000 people deserted the city. 
This is when the Municipal Corporation of Surat decided to completely clean the city. Since 
then Surat continues to remain as one of the cleanest cities in India. 
 
Answer 8 
The other sources of income which rural people depend on are 
? Collecting forest resources 
? Animal husbandry 
? Dairy produce 
? Fishing 
 
Answer 9 
The Hindu Succession Amendment Act, 2005, states that along with the sons, daughters 
and their mother will inherit equal share of the land after the death of the father. 
 
Answer 10  
People in Pudupet earn their living by fishing. Their houses are close to the sea, where rows 
of catamarans and nets lay around. At about 7 o’clock in the morning, there is a lot of 
activity on the beach because the catamarans return with their catch and women gather to 
buy and sell fish. 
 
  
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CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  1 
CBSE 
Class VI Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (c) – Delhi 
2. (d) – Xuanzang 
3. (c) – Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni 
4. (c) – An official order 
5. (c) – Karnataka 
 
Answer 6 
The two features of the Ajanta paintings are  
a) Most of the Ajanta paintings were done in the light of torches, as caves used to be 
dark from the inside. 
b) The colours used in the paintings were made of plants and minerals and are vivid 
even after 1500 years. 
 
Answer 7 
The Pallavas ruled over northern Tamil Nadu and parts of southern Andhra Pradesh.    
They had their capital at Kanchipuram, which was a temple town and a centre of learning. 
 
Answer 8 
Two regions where the early men lived in India are: 
River Indus and its tributaries: About 4,700 years ago, some of the earliest cities 
flourished alongside the River Indus and its tributaries.  
River Ganga and its tributaries: In ancient times many kingdoms developed on the banks 
of the River Ganga and its tributaries. Magadha was the most powerful kingdom among 
these.  
Answer 9 
Sangam texts were composed 2300 years ago. These texts were called Sangam because 
they were supposed to have been composed and compiled in assemblies                       
(known as sangams) of poets which were held in the city of Madurai. 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  2 
Answer 10 
The word 'Upanishad' consists of three syllables. 'Upa' means near, 'ni' means down and 
'shad' means to sit. Hence, Upanishad means 'to sit at the feet of the Guru (teacher) to 
receive the teaching'. 
 
 
 
Answer 11 
The main teachings of Buddha were the four noble truths and the eight-fold path or 
ashtangika marga.  
The Four Noble Truths 
1. The world is full of suffering. 
2. The main cause of suffering is desire. 
3. One must get rid of desire to end suffering. 
4. To end desire, and hence suffering, one must follow the eight-fold path. 
The Eight-fold Path 
1. Right thought 
2. Right belief 
3. Right speech 
4. Right action 
5. Right means of livelihood 
6. Right effort 
7. Right memory 
8. Right meditation 
 
OR 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
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The main principles of Ashoka's dhamma were  
o People should be peaceful, tolerant and live in harmony.  
o Everyone should follow ahimsa or non-violence and non-injury towards all living 
things.  
o People should love one another and respect all religions.  
o People should be truthful, kind and generous towards all.  
o People should obey elders, and elders should treat children with understanding. 
 
Answer 12 
Nalanda in Bihar was the most famous Buddhist monastery of its period. It was a unique 
centre of Buddhist learning. Chinese pilgrims such as Xuanzang visited the Indian 
subcontinent and spent time studying in the Nalanda University.  Xuanzang described the 
university as follows: 
1. The teachers were men of highest ability and talent, and they followed the teachings 
of the Buddha in all sincerity. 
2. The rules of the monastery were strict, and everyone had to follow them. 
3. Discussions were held throughout the day, and the old and the young mutually 
helped one another. 
4. Learned men from different cities came here to settle their doubts. 
New entrants were asked difficult questions by the gatekeeper, who allowed them to enter 
only after they were able to answer his questions. Seven out of every ten were not able to 
answer. 
 
OR 
 
Arikamedu, near Puducherry, is an important archaeological site. It was excavated in the 
1940s by the British archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler.  
Arikamedu was a coastal trading centre, a major port and a coastal settlement where ships 
unloaded goods from distant lands. It was an important bead-making centre. It was a 
prosperous settlement and owed its prosperity to a thriving trade with the Roman Empire. 
Textiles, beads, semi-precious stones and glass-shell bangles were the major exports from 
the port. The imports included wine and olive oil. 
 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VI  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
  www.topperlearning.com  4 
Section B 
Civics 
Answers   
1. (d) – Sons, daughters and wife 
2. (c) – Both of them 
3. (c) – Irrigation 
4. (c) – 1 crore 
5. (a) – Ward Councillors 
 
Answer 6 
Two functions of the government are: 
? All the administrative functions such as building railways, postal services, roads, 
public schools and hospitals are performed by the government.  
? The government of a nation protects its boundaries and maintains peaceful relations 
with other countries. 
 
Answer 7 
Before 1994, Surat was regarded as one of the dirtiest cities in India. In 1994, Surat faced a 
plague scare which killed several people, and more than 30,000 people deserted the city. 
This is when the Municipal Corporation of Surat decided to completely clean the city. Since 
then Surat continues to remain as one of the cleanest cities in India. 
 
Answer 8 
The other sources of income which rural people depend on are 
? Collecting forest resources 
? Animal husbandry 
? Dairy produce 
? Fishing 
 
Answer 9 
The Hindu Succession Amendment Act, 2005, states that along with the sons, daughters 
and their mother will inherit equal share of the land after the death of the father. 
 
Answer 10  
People in Pudupet earn their living by fishing. Their houses are close to the sea, where rows 
of catamarans and nets lay around. At about 7 o’clock in the morning, there is a lot of 
activity on the beach because the catamarans return with their catch and women gather to 
buy and sell fish. 
 
  
  
 
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Answer 11 
The various duties undertaken by Tehsildars are 
a. To supervise the work of the Patwari and ensure that the records are properly kept. 
b. To make sure that land revenue is collected.  
c. To make certain that farmers can easily obtain a copy of their records.  
d. To provide students the caste certificate. 
e. To hear disputes relating to various issues. 
    
OR 
 
The Government is now recognising hawkers/street vendors as a general benefit and 
hawking as a right of people to earn their livelihood.  
The Government is trying to do the following: 
? Modify the law which banned street vendors, such that they have a place to work 
without hampering either traffic or people.  
? Make hawking zones for towns and cities.  
? Allow mobile vendors to move around freely.  
? It also has said that the hawkers need to be part of committees which are set up to 
take these and other decisions relating to them. 
 
Answer 12 
The farmers commit suicide in some areas due to the following reasons: 
? They have to borrow money from moneylenders to purchase basic things such as 
seeds, fertilisers and pesticides. 
? There is a possibility of a major crop failure if the seeds are not of good quality or 
pests attack their crops. 
? The crops can also be ruined if the monsoon does not bring enough rain. 
? Because of this, farmers sometimes are unable to pay back their loans.  
? For the family to survive, they may even have to borrow more money. 
? The loan then becomes so large that no matter what they earn, they are unable to 
repay and are in debt. 
 
OR 
  
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