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CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (b) – South India 
2. (c) – Alauddin Khalji 
3. (a) – The Puranas 
4. (d) – Malayalam 
5. (d) – Sher Shah Suri 
 
Answer 6 
Hampi is located in the Krishna–Tungabhadra basin in Karnataka. It was founded in 1336 
CE and formed a nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
 
Answer 7 
Banjaras were nomadic or travelling traders who travelled with their families in large 
groups. These people transported grains from villages to towns on bullock carts. 
 
Answer 8 
The period after the thirteenth century was considered a new wave of the bhakti 
movement in north India because it was an age when Islam, Brahmanical Hinduism, Sufism, 
various strands of bhakti and the Nathpanths, Siddhas and Yogis influenced one another. 
 
Answer 9 
The Mughals faced the worst possible humiliation when two Mughal emperors, Farrukh 
Siyar (1713–1719) and Alamgir II (1754–1759) were assassinated, and two others Ahmad 
Shah (1748–1754) and Shah Alam II (1759–1816) were blinded by their nobles. 
 
Answer 10 
Other dance forms which are recognised as classical at present are 
? Kathakali (Kerala) 
? Manipuri (Manipur) 
? Odissi (Odisha) 
? Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) 
? Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu) 
 
 
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CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (b) – South India 
2. (c) – Alauddin Khalji 
3. (a) – The Puranas 
4. (d) – Malayalam 
5. (d) – Sher Shah Suri 
 
Answer 6 
Hampi is located in the Krishna–Tungabhadra basin in Karnataka. It was founded in 1336 
CE and formed a nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
 
Answer 7 
Banjaras were nomadic or travelling traders who travelled with their families in large 
groups. These people transported grains from villages to towns on bullock carts. 
 
Answer 8 
The period after the thirteenth century was considered a new wave of the bhakti 
movement in north India because it was an age when Islam, Brahmanical Hinduism, Sufism, 
various strands of bhakti and the Nathpanths, Siddhas and Yogis influenced one another. 
 
Answer 9 
The Mughals faced the worst possible humiliation when two Mughal emperors, Farrukh 
Siyar (1713–1719) and Alamgir II (1754–1759) were assassinated, and two others Ahmad 
Shah (1748–1754) and Shah Alam II (1759–1816) were blinded by their nobles. 
 
Answer 10 
Other dance forms which are recognised as classical at present are 
? Kathakali (Kerala) 
? Manipuri (Manipur) 
? Odissi (Odisha) 
? Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) 
? Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
 
Answer 11 
The five sacred symbols which all Sikh men were asked to wear by Guru Gobind Singh were 
? ‘Kesha’ or hair – Cutting or removal of hair from any part of the body was not 
allowed. 
? ‘Kangha’ or comb – It was a symbol of cleanliness. 
? ‘Kara’ or bracelet – It acts as a reminder to stop a person when he raises his hand to 
do anything wrong. 
? ‘Kaccha’ or underwear – It is a symbol of high moral character. 
? ‘Kirpan’ or dagger – It is to be used to defend the helpless and uphold the truth. 
 
OR 
There were various reasons as to why people were attracted towards Kabir’s teachings. 
These are 
? Kabir believed that through humility, love, contentment and devotion, any person 
could reach God.  
? He was firmly opposed to caste, superstitions and meaningless rituals.  
? He was also against idol worship.  
? He preached the message of universal brotherhood and oneness of God.  
? He aimed to bring about unity between Hindus and Muslims by understanding the 
tenets of both religions. 
 
Answer 12 
The changes were as follows: 
? Varna-based society and tribal people constantly interacted with each other. 
? This resulted in both kinds of societies to adapt and change. 
? As there were many different tribes, they took up diverse livelihoods. 
? Thus, over a period of time, many of them merged with caste-based society. 
? However, others rejected both the caste system and orthodox Hinduism. 
 
OR 
 
  
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CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (b) – South India 
2. (c) – Alauddin Khalji 
3. (a) – The Puranas 
4. (d) – Malayalam 
5. (d) – Sher Shah Suri 
 
Answer 6 
Hampi is located in the Krishna–Tungabhadra basin in Karnataka. It was founded in 1336 
CE and formed a nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
 
Answer 7 
Banjaras were nomadic or travelling traders who travelled with their families in large 
groups. These people transported grains from villages to towns on bullock carts. 
 
Answer 8 
The period after the thirteenth century was considered a new wave of the bhakti 
movement in north India because it was an age when Islam, Brahmanical Hinduism, Sufism, 
various strands of bhakti and the Nathpanths, Siddhas and Yogis influenced one another. 
 
Answer 9 
The Mughals faced the worst possible humiliation when two Mughal emperors, Farrukh 
Siyar (1713–1719) and Alamgir II (1754–1759) were assassinated, and two others Ahmad 
Shah (1748–1754) and Shah Alam II (1759–1816) were blinded by their nobles. 
 
Answer 10 
Other dance forms which are recognised as classical at present are 
? Kathakali (Kerala) 
? Manipuri (Manipur) 
? Odissi (Odisha) 
? Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) 
? Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
 
Answer 11 
The five sacred symbols which all Sikh men were asked to wear by Guru Gobind Singh were 
? ‘Kesha’ or hair – Cutting or removal of hair from any part of the body was not 
allowed. 
? ‘Kangha’ or comb – It was a symbol of cleanliness. 
? ‘Kara’ or bracelet – It acts as a reminder to stop a person when he raises his hand to 
do anything wrong. 
? ‘Kaccha’ or underwear – It is a symbol of high moral character. 
? ‘Kirpan’ or dagger – It is to be used to defend the helpless and uphold the truth. 
 
OR 
There were various reasons as to why people were attracted towards Kabir’s teachings. 
These are 
? Kabir believed that through humility, love, contentment and devotion, any person 
could reach God.  
? He was firmly opposed to caste, superstitions and meaningless rituals.  
? He was also against idol worship.  
? He preached the message of universal brotherhood and oneness of God.  
? He aimed to bring about unity between Hindus and Muslims by understanding the 
tenets of both religions. 
 
Answer 12 
The changes were as follows: 
? Varna-based society and tribal people constantly interacted with each other. 
? This resulted in both kinds of societies to adapt and change. 
? As there were many different tribes, they took up diverse livelihoods. 
? Thus, over a period of time, many of them merged with caste-based society. 
? However, others rejected both the caste system and orthodox Hinduism. 
 
OR 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
During the Chola period, bronze statues were made in the following way: 
? An image was made of wax and then it was covered with clay and allowed to dry.  
? It was then heated, and a tiny hole was made in the clay cover through which the 
molten wax was drained out.  
? Then molten metal was poured into the clay mould through the hole. 
? When the metal cooled and solidified, the clay cover was carefully removed, and the 
image was cleaned and polished. 
 
Section B 
Civics 
Answers   
1. (a) – Advertisements 
2. (a) – Everyone above teh age of 18 have the right to vote 
3. (b) – Everyday items 
4. (d) – Erode's bi-weekly market 
5. (a) – A federation of fishermen cooperatives  
 
Answer 6  
Two examples of print media are 
? Newspaper 
? Magazine 
Two examples of electronic media are 
? Television 
? Radio 
 
Answer 7 
Advertisements are an important part of our social and cultural life today because  
? When we watch advertisements, we discuss them. 
? We often judge people according to the branded products they use. 
? Thus, advertisements are such a powerful source of influence in our lives. 
 
 
 
 
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CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (b) – South India 
2. (c) – Alauddin Khalji 
3. (a) – The Puranas 
4. (d) – Malayalam 
5. (d) – Sher Shah Suri 
 
Answer 6 
Hampi is located in the Krishna–Tungabhadra basin in Karnataka. It was founded in 1336 
CE and formed a nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
 
Answer 7 
Banjaras were nomadic or travelling traders who travelled with their families in large 
groups. These people transported grains from villages to towns on bullock carts. 
 
Answer 8 
The period after the thirteenth century was considered a new wave of the bhakti 
movement in north India because it was an age when Islam, Brahmanical Hinduism, Sufism, 
various strands of bhakti and the Nathpanths, Siddhas and Yogis influenced one another. 
 
Answer 9 
The Mughals faced the worst possible humiliation when two Mughal emperors, Farrukh 
Siyar (1713–1719) and Alamgir II (1754–1759) were assassinated, and two others Ahmad 
Shah (1748–1754) and Shah Alam II (1759–1816) were blinded by their nobles. 
 
Answer 10 
Other dance forms which are recognised as classical at present are 
? Kathakali (Kerala) 
? Manipuri (Manipur) 
? Odissi (Odisha) 
? Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) 
? Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
 
Answer 11 
The five sacred symbols which all Sikh men were asked to wear by Guru Gobind Singh were 
? ‘Kesha’ or hair – Cutting or removal of hair from any part of the body was not 
allowed. 
? ‘Kangha’ or comb – It was a symbol of cleanliness. 
? ‘Kara’ or bracelet – It acts as a reminder to stop a person when he raises his hand to 
do anything wrong. 
? ‘Kaccha’ or underwear – It is a symbol of high moral character. 
? ‘Kirpan’ or dagger – It is to be used to defend the helpless and uphold the truth. 
 
OR 
There were various reasons as to why people were attracted towards Kabir’s teachings. 
These are 
? Kabir believed that through humility, love, contentment and devotion, any person 
could reach God.  
? He was firmly opposed to caste, superstitions and meaningless rituals.  
? He was also against idol worship.  
? He preached the message of universal brotherhood and oneness of God.  
? He aimed to bring about unity between Hindus and Muslims by understanding the 
tenets of both religions. 
 
Answer 12 
The changes were as follows: 
? Varna-based society and tribal people constantly interacted with each other. 
? This resulted in both kinds of societies to adapt and change. 
? As there were many different tribes, they took up diverse livelihoods. 
? Thus, over a period of time, many of them merged with caste-based society. 
? However, others rejected both the caste system and orthodox Hinduism. 
 
OR 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
During the Chola period, bronze statues were made in the following way: 
? An image was made of wax and then it was covered with clay and allowed to dry.  
? It was then heated, and a tiny hole was made in the clay cover through which the 
molten wax was drained out.  
? Then molten metal was poured into the clay mould through the hole. 
? When the metal cooled and solidified, the clay cover was carefully removed, and the 
image was cleaned and polished. 
 
Section B 
Civics 
Answers   
1. (a) – Advertisements 
2. (a) – Everyone above teh age of 18 have the right to vote 
3. (b) – Everyday items 
4. (d) – Erode's bi-weekly market 
5. (a) – A federation of fishermen cooperatives  
 
Answer 6  
Two examples of print media are 
? Newspaper 
? Magazine 
Two examples of electronic media are 
? Television 
? Radio 
 
Answer 7 
Advertisements are an important part of our social and cultural life today because  
? When we watch advertisements, we discuss them. 
? We often judge people according to the branded products they use. 
? Thus, advertisements are such a powerful source of influence in our lives. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
Answer 8  
Weekly markets are markets held on a specific day of the week. They are called so because 
they do not consist of permanent shops. Also, traders of weekly markets set up shops for 
the day and then close them up in the evening. 
 
Answer 9  
Two drawbacks of the private health care services are: 
? The cost of treatment in privately owned clinics and hospitals is so high that common 
people cannot afford them.  
? In order to earn profits, many private hospitals encourage incorrect practices. The 
doctors recommend unnecessary tests and prescribe expensive medicines.   
 
Answer 10 
Two strategies which have been used to make people aware of the women’s rights are: 
? Campaigns help the women to protest and fight against discriminations which are 
made against them. In 2006, as a result of several campaigns, a law was passed which 
gave legal protection to women against domestic violence. 
? One way to fight against the discrimination of women is to make people aware by 
staging street plays, composing songs and holding public meetings.  
 
Answer 11 
The garment factory conducts its business in the following manner: 
? It buys cotton cloths from Erode merchants. 
? It then makes shirts out of these cloths. 
? The shirts are then exported to foreign buyers. 
? Among the foreign buyers are businesspersons from US and Europe who run a chain 
of stores. 
? These large stores then do business strictly on their terms; they demand the lowest 
prices from the supplier. 
? Also, they set high standards for quality of production and timely delivery. 
? Any defects or delay in delivery is dealt with strictly. 
? Hence, the exporter puts in all his hard work in meeting the deadlines.    
OR 
The Government did the following: 
? Created a committee to assess the issue. 
? The committee recommended that fishing rights should be granted to the villagers 
for their livelihood. 
? In 1996, the Madhya Pradesh Government decided to give the people the fishing 
rights for the reservoir. 
? After a period of two months, a five-year lease agreement was formed. 
? On 2 January 1997, people from 33 villages of Tawa started the New Year with the 
first catch. 
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CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
CBSE 
Class VII Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
Term II 
 
Section A 
History 
Answers   
1. (b) – South India 
2. (c) – Alauddin Khalji 
3. (a) – The Puranas 
4. (d) – Malayalam 
5. (d) – Sher Shah Suri 
 
Answer 6 
Hampi is located in the Krishna–Tungabhadra basin in Karnataka. It was founded in 1336 
CE and formed a nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire. 
 
Answer 7 
Banjaras were nomadic or travelling traders who travelled with their families in large 
groups. These people transported grains from villages to towns on bullock carts. 
 
Answer 8 
The period after the thirteenth century was considered a new wave of the bhakti 
movement in north India because it was an age when Islam, Brahmanical Hinduism, Sufism, 
various strands of bhakti and the Nathpanths, Siddhas and Yogis influenced one another. 
 
Answer 9 
The Mughals faced the worst possible humiliation when two Mughal emperors, Farrukh 
Siyar (1713–1719) and Alamgir II (1754–1759) were assassinated, and two others Ahmad 
Shah (1748–1754) and Shah Alam II (1759–1816) were blinded by their nobles. 
 
Answer 10 
Other dance forms which are recognised as classical at present are 
? Kathakali (Kerala) 
? Manipuri (Manipur) 
? Odissi (Odisha) 
? Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) 
? Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu) 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
 
Answer 11 
The five sacred symbols which all Sikh men were asked to wear by Guru Gobind Singh were 
? ‘Kesha’ or hair – Cutting or removal of hair from any part of the body was not 
allowed. 
? ‘Kangha’ or comb – It was a symbol of cleanliness. 
? ‘Kara’ or bracelet – It acts as a reminder to stop a person when he raises his hand to 
do anything wrong. 
? ‘Kaccha’ or underwear – It is a symbol of high moral character. 
? ‘Kirpan’ or dagger – It is to be used to defend the helpless and uphold the truth. 
 
OR 
There were various reasons as to why people were attracted towards Kabir’s teachings. 
These are 
? Kabir believed that through humility, love, contentment and devotion, any person 
could reach God.  
? He was firmly opposed to caste, superstitions and meaningless rituals.  
? He was also against idol worship.  
? He preached the message of universal brotherhood and oneness of God.  
? He aimed to bring about unity between Hindus and Muslims by understanding the 
tenets of both religions. 
 
Answer 12 
The changes were as follows: 
? Varna-based society and tribal people constantly interacted with each other. 
? This resulted in both kinds of societies to adapt and change. 
? As there were many different tribes, they took up diverse livelihoods. 
? Thus, over a period of time, many of them merged with caste-based society. 
? However, others rejected both the caste system and orthodox Hinduism. 
 
OR 
 
  
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
During the Chola period, bronze statues were made in the following way: 
? An image was made of wax and then it was covered with clay and allowed to dry.  
? It was then heated, and a tiny hole was made in the clay cover through which the 
molten wax was drained out.  
? Then molten metal was poured into the clay mould through the hole. 
? When the metal cooled and solidified, the clay cover was carefully removed, and the 
image was cleaned and polished. 
 
Section B 
Civics 
Answers   
1. (a) – Advertisements 
2. (a) – Everyone above teh age of 18 have the right to vote 
3. (b) – Everyday items 
4. (d) – Erode's bi-weekly market 
5. (a) – A federation of fishermen cooperatives  
 
Answer 6  
Two examples of print media are 
? Newspaper 
? Magazine 
Two examples of electronic media are 
? Television 
? Radio 
 
Answer 7 
Advertisements are an important part of our social and cultural life today because  
? When we watch advertisements, we discuss them. 
? We often judge people according to the branded products they use. 
? Thus, advertisements are such a powerful source of influence in our lives. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
Answer 8  
Weekly markets are markets held on a specific day of the week. They are called so because 
they do not consist of permanent shops. Also, traders of weekly markets set up shops for 
the day and then close them up in the evening. 
 
Answer 9  
Two drawbacks of the private health care services are: 
? The cost of treatment in privately owned clinics and hospitals is so high that common 
people cannot afford them.  
? In order to earn profits, many private hospitals encourage incorrect practices. The 
doctors recommend unnecessary tests and prescribe expensive medicines.   
 
Answer 10 
Two strategies which have been used to make people aware of the women’s rights are: 
? Campaigns help the women to protest and fight against discriminations which are 
made against them. In 2006, as a result of several campaigns, a law was passed which 
gave legal protection to women against domestic violence. 
? One way to fight against the discrimination of women is to make people aware by 
staging street plays, composing songs and holding public meetings.  
 
Answer 11 
The garment factory conducts its business in the following manner: 
? It buys cotton cloths from Erode merchants. 
? It then makes shirts out of these cloths. 
? The shirts are then exported to foreign buyers. 
? Among the foreign buyers are businesspersons from US and Europe who run a chain 
of stores. 
? These large stores then do business strictly on their terms; they demand the lowest 
prices from the supplier. 
? Also, they set high standards for quality of production and timely delivery. 
? Any defects or delay in delivery is dealt with strictly. 
? Hence, the exporter puts in all his hard work in meeting the deadlines.    
OR 
The Government did the following: 
? Created a committee to assess the issue. 
? The committee recommended that fishing rights should be granted to the villagers 
for their livelihood. 
? In 1996, the Madhya Pradesh Government decided to give the people the fishing 
rights for the reservoir. 
? After a period of two months, a five-year lease agreement was formed. 
? On 2 January 1997, people from 33 villages of Tawa started the New Year with the 
first catch. 
  
 
CBSE VII  |  Social Science 
Sample Paper – 1 Solution 
 
     
 
Answer 12 
Merchants have a lot of power. 
? They give orders to the weavers for what is supposed to be made according to the 
order. 
? They pay a very low price to the weavers for making the cloths. 
? The weavers do not have any idea for whom are they making the cloth or at what 
price it will be sold. 
? At the cloth market, the merchants sell the cloth to the garment factories at better 
prices. 
? Thus, the markets make them very powerful. 
     OR 
They procure goods in the following manner: 
? Goods are produced at various places such as factories, farms and houses. 
? The producers do not show any interest in selling smaller quantities and neither do 
we buy from them. 
? The goods are bought by wholesale traders in large quantities.  
? Wholesale traders sell products in smaller quantities to smaller traders.  
? The smaller traders sell these smaller quantities individually in the markets.  
? Traders are the people in between the producer and the final consumer. 
? Through the links of traders, the goods reach faraway places. 
 
Section C 
Geography 
Answers   
1. (a) – Sea beaches 
2. (d) – Camel 
3. (c) – Cassava 
4. (a) – Atlantic Ocean 
5. (c) – Natural vegetation 
 
Answer 6  
These regions are hot and receive heavy rainfall throughout the year. As there is no 
particular dry season, the trees do not shed their leaves altogether. This is the reason they 
are called evergreen. 
 
Answer 7 
The given figure shows a compact settlement. A compact settlement is a closely built area 
of dwellings, wherever flat land is available. 
 
 
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