Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -12) - 2014, Class 10, CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1 
mark. 
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
e) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
f) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the maps inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. What is meant by ‘calligraphy’? 
Or 
Which problem of the society was focused in the novel ‘Hard Times’ written by Charles 
Dickens? 
2. Which state is the leading producer of rubber in India? 
3. Which two ethnic groups are in majority in Belgium? 
4. Mention any one characteristics of power sharing? 
5. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Government both for 
making law? 
6. What term is used to describe a situation in which more persons are employed on a job than 
required? 
7. If there are 4 families in a country with per capita income of $15000. The income of 3 
families is $10000, $20000 and $12000. What is the Income of the 4
th
 family? 
8. What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in classifying countries? 
9. What lessons did the economies and politicians learn from inter-war economic experiences 
during the Second World War? Describe. 
Or 
Assess the impact of the American Civil War on the plight of weavers in India during second 
half of the 18
th
 century. 
  Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the Britain economy. 
Or 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1 
mark. 
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
e) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
f) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the maps inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. What is meant by ‘calligraphy’? 
Or 
Which problem of the society was focused in the novel ‘Hard Times’ written by Charles 
Dickens? 
2. Which state is the leading producer of rubber in India? 
3. Which two ethnic groups are in majority in Belgium? 
4. Mention any one characteristics of power sharing? 
5. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Government both for 
making law? 
6. What term is used to describe a situation in which more persons are employed on a job than 
required? 
7. If there are 4 families in a country with per capita income of $15000. The income of 3 
families is $10000, $20000 and $12000. What is the Income of the 4
th
 family? 
8. What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in classifying countries? 
9. What lessons did the economies and politicians learn from inter-war economic experiences 
during the Second World War? Describe. 
Or 
Assess the impact of the American Civil War on the plight of weavers in India during second 
half of the 18
th
 century. 
  Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the Britain economy. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
Explain the relationship developed between the town and the countryside of Europe before 
industrialization. 
  Or 
Which three features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) fascinated the gods as 
described in the novel written by Durgacharan Roy? Explain. 
11. What were the limitations of hand written manuscripts in India? Explain. 
Or 
Explain the issues raised by the Malayalam novel ‘Indulekha’. 
12. How did new forms of popular literature appear in print targeting new audience in the 
Eighteen century? Explain with examples. 
Or 
In what ways was the novel in colonial India useful for colonizers? 
13. Why are dams referred to as multi-purpose projects? Explain any three reasons. 
14. Explain any three factors responsible for the formation of soil. 
15. Classify Indian forests into three categories. Mention the main regions where they are found. 
16. In Panchayati Raj system 1/3
rd
 of the seats have been reserved for women. Do you feel that 
the same should be done for State Legislature And Parliament? Support your answer with 
arguments. 
17. Compare overlapping and cross cutting of social differences with one example each. 
18. Assess the influences of politics on caste system. 
19. How does service sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors? 
Explain with examples. 
20. Why is agriculture an activity unorganized sector in India? Explain. 
21. ‘Money cannot buy all the goods and services that one needs to live well’. Support the 
statement with example. 
22. Who were indentured labourers? How were they recruited? Explain the condition of the 
indentured labourers who went to work in different parts of the world. 
Or 
Why could mechanical technology not replace human labour in Victorian Britain? Explain. 
  Or 
How did people of different classes organize their new found leisure in England? Explain. 
23. How far did the new technology displace the existing art of producing books by hand? 
Explain. 
Or 
How did novels produce a sense of Pan-Indian belonging? Explain with examples. 
24. Describe the major demands of Sri Lankan Tamils which can settle the ethnic conflict in Sri 
Lanka for good. 
25. “Resource planning is essential”. Analyse the statement. 
26. Describe four geographical conditions required for the growth of wheat. Mention the two 
major wheat producing zones of India. 
27. “Women in India face discrimination and oppression”. Explain the statement with examples. 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
Social Science 
Class – X 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1 
mark. 
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
e) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
f) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the maps inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. What is meant by ‘calligraphy’? 
Or 
Which problem of the society was focused in the novel ‘Hard Times’ written by Charles 
Dickens? 
2. Which state is the leading producer of rubber in India? 
3. Which two ethnic groups are in majority in Belgium? 
4. Mention any one characteristics of power sharing? 
5. The subjects included in which list are open to the Union and State Government both for 
making law? 
6. What term is used to describe a situation in which more persons are employed on a job than 
required? 
7. If there are 4 families in a country with per capita income of $15000. The income of 3 
families is $10000, $20000 and $12000. What is the Income of the 4
th
 family? 
8. What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in classifying countries? 
9. What lessons did the economies and politicians learn from inter-war economic experiences 
during the Second World War? Describe. 
Or 
Assess the impact of the American Civil War on the plight of weavers in India during second 
half of the 18
th
 century. 
  Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the Britain economy. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
Explain the relationship developed between the town and the countryside of Europe before 
industrialization. 
  Or 
Which three features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) fascinated the gods as 
described in the novel written by Durgacharan Roy? Explain. 
11. What were the limitations of hand written manuscripts in India? Explain. 
Or 
Explain the issues raised by the Malayalam novel ‘Indulekha’. 
12. How did new forms of popular literature appear in print targeting new audience in the 
Eighteen century? Explain with examples. 
Or 
In what ways was the novel in colonial India useful for colonizers? 
13. Why are dams referred to as multi-purpose projects? Explain any three reasons. 
14. Explain any three factors responsible for the formation of soil. 
15. Classify Indian forests into three categories. Mention the main regions where they are found. 
16. In Panchayati Raj system 1/3
rd
 of the seats have been reserved for women. Do you feel that 
the same should be done for State Legislature And Parliament? Support your answer with 
arguments. 
17. Compare overlapping and cross cutting of social differences with one example each. 
18. Assess the influences of politics on caste system. 
19. How does service sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors? 
Explain with examples. 
20. Why is agriculture an activity unorganized sector in India? Explain. 
21. ‘Money cannot buy all the goods and services that one needs to live well’. Support the 
statement with example. 
22. Who were indentured labourers? How were they recruited? Explain the condition of the 
indentured labourers who went to work in different parts of the world. 
Or 
Why could mechanical technology not replace human labour in Victorian Britain? Explain. 
  Or 
How did people of different classes organize their new found leisure in England? Explain. 
23. How far did the new technology displace the existing art of producing books by hand? 
Explain. 
Or 
How did novels produce a sense of Pan-Indian belonging? Explain with examples. 
24. Describe the major demands of Sri Lankan Tamils which can settle the ethnic conflict in Sri 
Lanka for good. 
25. “Resource planning is essential”. Analyse the statement. 
26. Describe four geographical conditions required for the growth of wheat. Mention the two 
major wheat producing zones of India. 
27. “Women in India face discrimination and oppression”. Explain the statement with examples. 
 
 
 
 
28. What is GDP? Explain the process to calculate GDP. 
29. Explain any five basis of comparisons of economic development of different countries or 
states. 
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) Sunderban National Park 
(C) Sardar Sarovar Dam 
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