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Summative Assessment-I 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 90 
 
 General Instructions: 
a) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
b) Marks are indicated against each question. 
c) Questions 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 9 to 21 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 
words each. 
e) Questions 22 to 29 carry five marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
100 words each. 
f) Questions number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. By whom was the art of wood-block printing introduced in Europe? 
Or 
Which novel written in Bengali in 1956 describe the community life of the fisher-folk in 
detail? 
2. Which crop is used both as food and fodder? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Governments both for 
making laws? 
5. “Religion can never be separated from politics”. Who said these words? 
6. How many days of guaranteed employment are provided under National Rural Employment 
Guarantee Act, 2005? 
7. What is meant by economic activity? 
8. Name the sector which continued to be the largest employer even in the year 2000. 
9. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
“In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.” Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Describe any three changes in the global agricultural economy after 1890. 
 
With the help of any three examples, explain how a series of inventions in the 18
th
 century 
increased the efficiency of each step of production process in the cotton textile industry. 
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Summative Assessment-I 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 90 
 
 General Instructions: 
a) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
b) Marks are indicated against each question. 
c) Questions 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 9 to 21 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 
words each. 
e) Questions 22 to 29 carry five marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
100 words each. 
f) Questions number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. By whom was the art of wood-block printing introduced in Europe? 
Or 
Which novel written in Bengali in 1956 describe the community life of the fisher-folk in 
detail? 
2. Which crop is used both as food and fodder? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Governments both for 
making laws? 
5. “Religion can never be separated from politics”. Who said these words? 
6. How many days of guaranteed employment are provided under National Rural Employment 
Guarantee Act, 2005? 
7. What is meant by economic activity? 
8. Name the sector which continued to be the largest employer even in the year 2000. 
9. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
“In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.” Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Describe any three changes in the global agricultural economy after 1890. 
 
With the help of any three examples, explain how a series of inventions in the 18
th
 century 
increased the efficiency of each step of production process in the cotton textile industry. 
 
 
 
 
    Or 
Why did the well-off Londoners support the need to build housing for the poor in the 
nineteenth century? 
11. Why couldn’t the production of handwritten manuscripts satisfy the ever increasing demand 
for books? 
Or 
In what ways did novels help to give the people a vision of being ideal characters? 
12. Explain any three reasons which created a large number of new readers in the 19
th
 century. 
Or 
How did Charles Dickens criticize the terrible effects of industrialization on people’s lives 
and characters in his novel ‘Hard Times’? 
13. Why do we need to conserve our forests and wildlife? Explain any three reasons. 
14. Define alluvial soil. Distinguish between Khadar and Bhangar. 
15. What is a Dam? How do they help in conserving and managing water? Explain. 
16. Do you agree that caste alone cannot determine election results in India? Support your 
answer with arguments. 
17. In a democracy, every expression of social divisions in politics is not disastrous”. Establish 
the truth of the statement with the help of an example. 
18. What action was taken by International Olympic Association against each of the three 
Olympians, Carlos, Smith and Norman Peter? 
19. Do you agree that classification of economic activities into primary, secondary and tertiary is 
useful? Justify your answer giving valid arguments. 
20. Give a comparative study of Organised and Unorganised sectors. 
21. What is meant by Infant Mortality Rate? Suggest two measures to keep the Infant Mortality 
Rate low. 
22. Explain any five consequences of the Great Depression of 1929 on Indian economy. 
Or 
Explain the ways by which the British manufacturers persuaded the Indian people to buy 
their products. 
    Or 
“City development occurred everywhere at the expense of ecology and environment”. 
Substantiate your answer with suitable examples. 
23. Explain with examples the role of print culture in the bringing of French Revolution. 
Or 
Evaluate the work of great novelist-Premchand. 
24. Explain three forms of power sharing in modern democracies. 
25. Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources with examples. 
26. What is meant by Caste hierarchy? Explain the role of caste in Indian Politics. 
27. Evaluate the factors that have strengthened Indian federation. 
28. Explain the significance and role of secondary sector as a tool in the economic development 
of a coutry. 
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Summative Assessment-I 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 90 
 
 General Instructions: 
a) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
b) Marks are indicated against each question. 
c) Questions 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 9 to 21 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 
words each. 
e) Questions 22 to 29 carry five marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
100 words each. 
f) Questions number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. By whom was the art of wood-block printing introduced in Europe? 
Or 
Which novel written in Bengali in 1956 describe the community life of the fisher-folk in 
detail? 
2. Which crop is used both as food and fodder? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Governments both for 
making laws? 
5. “Religion can never be separated from politics”. Who said these words? 
6. How many days of guaranteed employment are provided under National Rural Employment 
Guarantee Act, 2005? 
7. What is meant by economic activity? 
8. Name the sector which continued to be the largest employer even in the year 2000. 
9. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
“In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.” Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Describe any three changes in the global agricultural economy after 1890. 
 
With the help of any three examples, explain how a series of inventions in the 18
th
 century 
increased the efficiency of each step of production process in the cotton textile industry. 
 
 
 
 
    Or 
Why did the well-off Londoners support the need to build housing for the poor in the 
nineteenth century? 
11. Why couldn’t the production of handwritten manuscripts satisfy the ever increasing demand 
for books? 
Or 
In what ways did novels help to give the people a vision of being ideal characters? 
12. Explain any three reasons which created a large number of new readers in the 19
th
 century. 
Or 
How did Charles Dickens criticize the terrible effects of industrialization on people’s lives 
and characters in his novel ‘Hard Times’? 
13. Why do we need to conserve our forests and wildlife? Explain any three reasons. 
14. Define alluvial soil. Distinguish between Khadar and Bhangar. 
15. What is a Dam? How do they help in conserving and managing water? Explain. 
16. Do you agree that caste alone cannot determine election results in India? Support your 
answer with arguments. 
17. In a democracy, every expression of social divisions in politics is not disastrous”. Establish 
the truth of the statement with the help of an example. 
18. What action was taken by International Olympic Association against each of the three 
Olympians, Carlos, Smith and Norman Peter? 
19. Do you agree that classification of economic activities into primary, secondary and tertiary is 
useful? Justify your answer giving valid arguments. 
20. Give a comparative study of Organised and Unorganised sectors. 
21. What is meant by Infant Mortality Rate? Suggest two measures to keep the Infant Mortality 
Rate low. 
22. Explain any five consequences of the Great Depression of 1929 on Indian economy. 
Or 
Explain the ways by which the British manufacturers persuaded the Indian people to buy 
their products. 
    Or 
“City development occurred everywhere at the expense of ecology and environment”. 
Substantiate your answer with suitable examples. 
23. Explain with examples the role of print culture in the bringing of French Revolution. 
Or 
Evaluate the work of great novelist-Premchand. 
24. Explain three forms of power sharing in modern democracies. 
25. Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources with examples. 
26. What is meant by Caste hierarchy? Explain the role of caste in Indian Politics. 
27. Evaluate the factors that have strengthened Indian federation. 
28. Explain the significance and role of secondary sector as a tool in the economic development 
of a coutry. 
 
 
 
 
29. Define tertiary sector. Describe about the different kinds of people employed in this sector in 
India. 
30. A) One item A is shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify this item with the 
help of following information and write its Correct name on the line marked on the map. 
a. Type of soil 
B) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols 
b. Bandhavgarh National Park 
c. Sardar Sarovar Dam 
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