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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 10 are Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 11 to 20 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
80 words each. 
e) Questions 21 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. Early Christian missionaries travelled to Asia through: 
a) Khymer Highway 
b) Old north trail 
c) Silk route 
d) Persian royal road 
Or 
The Spinning Jenny was devised by ___________. 
a) T.E. Nicholson 
b) Games Hargreaves 
c) William Bell Scot 
d) Will Thorne 
Or 
Suffrage means: 
a) The freedom of speech 
b) Freedom from suffering 
c) The right to vote 
d) The right to education 
2. The newspaper ‘Shamsul Akhbar’ was published in which language? 
a) Hindi 
b) Persian 
c) Arabic 
d) Urdu 
Or 
Who is the pioneer of Modern Hindi literature? 
a) Sriniwas Das 
b) Premchand 
c) Bharatendu Harishchandra 
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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 10 are Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 11 to 20 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
80 words each. 
e) Questions 21 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. Early Christian missionaries travelled to Asia through: 
a) Khymer Highway 
b) Old north trail 
c) Silk route 
d) Persian royal road 
Or 
The Spinning Jenny was devised by ___________. 
a) T.E. Nicholson 
b) Games Hargreaves 
c) William Bell Scot 
d) Will Thorne 
Or 
Suffrage means: 
a) The freedom of speech 
b) Freedom from suffering 
c) The right to vote 
d) The right to education 
2. The newspaper ‘Shamsul Akhbar’ was published in which language? 
a) Hindi 
b) Persian 
c) Arabic 
d) Urdu 
Or 
Who is the pioneer of Modern Hindi literature? 
a) Sriniwas Das 
b) Premchand 
c) Bharatendu Harishchandra 
 
 
 
 
d) Devki Nandan Khatri 
3. IUCN stands for: 
a) International Union for conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
b) Indian Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
c) International Union for Consumption of Natural and Nature Resources 
d) International Union for Conservation of Non-renewable Resources 
4. Which one of the following statements about India as a secular state is correct? 
a) There is no official religion for the Indian state. 
b) There is freedom to profess, practice and propagate any religion 
c) There is a special status to Buddhism 
d) The constitution prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion 
5. The State religion of Sri Lanka is:- 
a) Hinduism 
b) Buddhism 
c) Islam 
d) Christianity 
6. When power is taken away from Central and State government and given to the local 
governments, it is called: 
a) Distribution 
b) Centralization 
c) Reorganization 
d) Decentralization 
7. If the average income of a country has increased over a period of time, which of the following 
statements are true? 
a) The increase in income is less than the increase in population 
b) Increase in income is more than the increase in population 
c) Income of all sections of society may not have changed 
 
i. a and c 
ii. only c 
iii. b and c 
iv. a and b 
8. People in the service sector at times spend the whole day but earn very less because: 
a) they do not have alternative opportunities 
b) they do not wish to work 
c) they do not have the required skills 
d) they do not wish to perform 
9. Per Capita Income is calculated in dollars because: 
a) All countries can be compared easily 
b) USA holds a dominating position 
c) Dollar is the only reliable currency in the world 
d) Dollars are easily convertible 
10. Describe any two examples of global exchange before 17
th
 century. 
Or 
Outline the various infrastructure developments which took place in Britain after the 1840s. 
    Or 
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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 10 are Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 11 to 20 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
80 words each. 
e) Questions 21 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. Early Christian missionaries travelled to Asia through: 
a) Khymer Highway 
b) Old north trail 
c) Silk route 
d) Persian royal road 
Or 
The Spinning Jenny was devised by ___________. 
a) T.E. Nicholson 
b) Games Hargreaves 
c) William Bell Scot 
d) Will Thorne 
Or 
Suffrage means: 
a) The freedom of speech 
b) Freedom from suffering 
c) The right to vote 
d) The right to education 
2. The newspaper ‘Shamsul Akhbar’ was published in which language? 
a) Hindi 
b) Persian 
c) Arabic 
d) Urdu 
Or 
Who is the pioneer of Modern Hindi literature? 
a) Sriniwas Das 
b) Premchand 
c) Bharatendu Harishchandra 
 
 
 
 
d) Devki Nandan Khatri 
3. IUCN stands for: 
a) International Union for conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
b) Indian Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
c) International Union for Consumption of Natural and Nature Resources 
d) International Union for Conservation of Non-renewable Resources 
4. Which one of the following statements about India as a secular state is correct? 
a) There is no official religion for the Indian state. 
b) There is freedom to profess, practice and propagate any religion 
c) There is a special status to Buddhism 
d) The constitution prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion 
5. The State religion of Sri Lanka is:- 
a) Hinduism 
b) Buddhism 
c) Islam 
d) Christianity 
6. When power is taken away from Central and State government and given to the local 
governments, it is called: 
a) Distribution 
b) Centralization 
c) Reorganization 
d) Decentralization 
7. If the average income of a country has increased over a period of time, which of the following 
statements are true? 
a) The increase in income is less than the increase in population 
b) Increase in income is more than the increase in population 
c) Income of all sections of society may not have changed 
 
i. a and c 
ii. only c 
iii. b and c 
iv. a and b 
8. People in the service sector at times spend the whole day but earn very less because: 
a) they do not have alternative opportunities 
b) they do not wish to work 
c) they do not have the required skills 
d) they do not wish to perform 
9. Per Capita Income is calculated in dollars because: 
a) All countries can be compared easily 
b) USA holds a dominating position 
c) Dollar is the only reliable currency in the world 
d) Dollars are easily convertible 
10. Describe any two examples of global exchange before 17
th
 century. 
Or 
Outline the various infrastructure developments which took place in Britain after the 1840s. 
    Or 
 
 
 
 
“The congestion in the nineteenth century industrial city led to a yearning for clean country 
air.” Explain how was the wish of the people fulfilled? 
11. Why did the Roman Catholic Church begin to keep an index of prohibited books from the 
mid-16
th
 century? 
Or 
Explain the contribution of Premchand in the field of novel writing. 
12. ‘33% of area should be under forest’. Justify the statement highlighting the environmental 
values of forests. 
13. Explain any three contributions made by agriculture towards the national economy? 
14. Why is it necessary to conserve water resource in India? Explain any three reasons. 
15. Explain with special reference to Northern Ireland the ways in which social divisions have 
resulted in violent and bitter ethno-political conflict. 
16. Distinguish between Civil Rights Movements (1954-1968) and The Black Power (1966-1975) 
Movement in the USA. 
17. What penalty was imposed on ‘Carlos Smith and Norman’ for their action at the 1968 Mexico 
Olympics? 
18. Explain any three features of historical change in sectors of developed countries. 
19. What is meant by ‘underemployment”? In which economic sector are underemployment 
conditions more prevalent? Why? Explain. 
20. Write the full form of IMR. Explain why this index in low in Kerala. 
21. Why have the historians described the 19
th
 century indenture as a ‘new system of slavery’? 
Explain any five reasons. 
Or 
Describe any five major problems faced by new European merchants in setting up their 
industries in towns before the industries revolution. 
    Or 
Why did the underground railway soon become a necessity in London? Mention any three 
disadvantages of this system. 
22. How did scientist and philosophers in 18
th
 Century Europe find it to people? Explain any five 
factors. 
Or 
Describe the reasons for the popularity of novels among the women. 
23. Analyse Erasmus’s anxiety about printing. 
Or 
Describe how the novels for young boys idealized a new type of man powerful and assertive. 
24. Define the term multipurpose river projects. State any four objectives of these projects. 
25. What is the importance of pulses in our economy? Why are pulses grown as a rotation crop? 
Name major pulses crop producing states in India. 
26. What is the rationale for decentralization of power? Describe the functions of Rural Local 
Government. 
27. Describe any five ways through which women in India are still discriminated and 
suppressed. 
28. Distinguish between public and private sectors with examples. 
29. Explain the term ‘Development’. How is it linked with sustainability? Explain with example. 
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 forests 
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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 10 are Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each. 
d) Questions 11 to 20 are three marks each. Answer of these questions should not exceed 
80 words each. 
e) Questions 21 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. Early Christian missionaries travelled to Asia through: 
a) Khymer Highway 
b) Old north trail 
c) Silk route 
d) Persian royal road 
Or 
The Spinning Jenny was devised by ___________. 
a) T.E. Nicholson 
b) Games Hargreaves 
c) William Bell Scot 
d) Will Thorne 
Or 
Suffrage means: 
a) The freedom of speech 
b) Freedom from suffering 
c) The right to vote 
d) The right to education 
2. The newspaper ‘Shamsul Akhbar’ was published in which language? 
a) Hindi 
b) Persian 
c) Arabic 
d) Urdu 
Or 
Who is the pioneer of Modern Hindi literature? 
a) Sriniwas Das 
b) Premchand 
c) Bharatendu Harishchandra 
 
 
 
 
d) Devki Nandan Khatri 
3. IUCN stands for: 
a) International Union for conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
b) Indian Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 
c) International Union for Consumption of Natural and Nature Resources 
d) International Union for Conservation of Non-renewable Resources 
4. Which one of the following statements about India as a secular state is correct? 
a) There is no official religion for the Indian state. 
b) There is freedom to profess, practice and propagate any religion 
c) There is a special status to Buddhism 
d) The constitution prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion 
5. The State religion of Sri Lanka is:- 
a) Hinduism 
b) Buddhism 
c) Islam 
d) Christianity 
6. When power is taken away from Central and State government and given to the local 
governments, it is called: 
a) Distribution 
b) Centralization 
c) Reorganization 
d) Decentralization 
7. If the average income of a country has increased over a period of time, which of the following 
statements are true? 
a) The increase in income is less than the increase in population 
b) Increase in income is more than the increase in population 
c) Income of all sections of society may not have changed 
 
i. a and c 
ii. only c 
iii. b and c 
iv. a and b 
8. People in the service sector at times spend the whole day but earn very less because: 
a) they do not have alternative opportunities 
b) they do not wish to work 
c) they do not have the required skills 
d) they do not wish to perform 
9. Per Capita Income is calculated in dollars because: 
a) All countries can be compared easily 
b) USA holds a dominating position 
c) Dollar is the only reliable currency in the world 
d) Dollars are easily convertible 
10. Describe any two examples of global exchange before 17
th
 century. 
Or 
Outline the various infrastructure developments which took place in Britain after the 1840s. 
    Or 
 
 
 
 
“The congestion in the nineteenth century industrial city led to a yearning for clean country 
air.” Explain how was the wish of the people fulfilled? 
11. Why did the Roman Catholic Church begin to keep an index of prohibited books from the 
mid-16
th
 century? 
Or 
Explain the contribution of Premchand in the field of novel writing. 
12. ‘33% of area should be under forest’. Justify the statement highlighting the environmental 
values of forests. 
13. Explain any three contributions made by agriculture towards the national economy? 
14. Why is it necessary to conserve water resource in India? Explain any three reasons. 
15. Explain with special reference to Northern Ireland the ways in which social divisions have 
resulted in violent and bitter ethno-political conflict. 
16. Distinguish between Civil Rights Movements (1954-1968) and The Black Power (1966-1975) 
Movement in the USA. 
17. What penalty was imposed on ‘Carlos Smith and Norman’ for their action at the 1968 Mexico 
Olympics? 
18. Explain any three features of historical change in sectors of developed countries. 
19. What is meant by ‘underemployment”? In which economic sector are underemployment 
conditions more prevalent? Why? Explain. 
20. Write the full form of IMR. Explain why this index in low in Kerala. 
21. Why have the historians described the 19
th
 century indenture as a ‘new system of slavery’? 
Explain any five reasons. 
Or 
Describe any five major problems faced by new European merchants in setting up their 
industries in towns before the industries revolution. 
    Or 
Why did the underground railway soon become a necessity in London? Mention any three 
disadvantages of this system. 
22. How did scientist and philosophers in 18
th
 Century Europe find it to people? Explain any five 
factors. 
Or 
Describe the reasons for the popularity of novels among the women. 
23. Analyse Erasmus’s anxiety about printing. 
Or 
Describe how the novels for young boys idealized a new type of man powerful and assertive. 
24. Define the term multipurpose river projects. State any four objectives of these projects. 
25. What is the importance of pulses in our economy? Why are pulses grown as a rotation crop? 
Name major pulses crop producing states in India. 
26. What is the rationale for decentralization of power? Describe the functions of Rural Local 
Government. 
27. Describe any five ways through which women in India are still discriminated and 
suppressed. 
28. Distinguish between public and private sectors with examples. 
29. Explain the term ‘Development’. How is it linked with sustainability? Explain with example. 
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 forests 
 
 
 
 
B) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols. 
b) Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary 
c) Hirakud Dam 
 
 
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