Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -16) - 2014, Class 10, CBSE Class 10 Notes | EduRev

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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 Multiple Choice 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. Mention the characteristic feature of an Off-set press. 
Or 
Who wrote ‘Jungle Book’? 
2. Which type of soil is suitable for the growth of cashew nuts? 
3. Which group of countries did face the problem of social division? 
4. After independence, Sri Lanka witnessed the supremacy of which community? 
5. What name is given to the person who regards religion as the principal basis of social 
community? 
6. State any two activities which do not come under the primary sector. 
7. Name any two among the following are things that money cannot buy. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Explain the role played by advertisements in creating new consumers for the British 
products. 
    Or 
Explain any three reasons for the increasing concern for the London poor during the 
nineteenth century. 
10. From where did Henry Ford draw inspiration, regarding the assembly line method? Describe 
the assembly line method in the industrial production sector. 
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 
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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 Multiple Choice 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. Mention the characteristic feature of an Off-set press. 
Or 
Who wrote ‘Jungle Book’? 
2. Which type of soil is suitable for the growth of cashew nuts? 
3. Which group of countries did face the problem of social division? 
4. After independence, Sri Lanka witnessed the supremacy of which community? 
5. What name is given to the person who regards religion as the principal basis of social 
community? 
6. State any two activities which do not come under the primary sector. 
7. Name any two among the following are things that money cannot buy. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Explain the role played by advertisements in creating new consumers for the British 
products. 
    Or 
Explain any three reasons for the increasing concern for the London poor during the 
nineteenth century. 
10. From where did Henry Ford draw inspiration, regarding the assembly line method? Describe 
the assembly line method in the industrial production sector. 
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 
 
 
 
 
Which three features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) fascinated the gods as 
described in the novel written by Durgachanran Roy? Explain. 
11. Describe the various publishing practices of visual material in Japan. 
Or 
How did novels become popular in India? Explain. 
12. How did a new reading public Hindi novel? How did it become popular among readers? 
Explain. 
13. How are people affected by the destruction of forests and wildlife? Explain with examples. 
14. Explain any three steps for agriculture reforms taken by the Government of India, after the 
independence. 
15. What is a Dam? How do they help in conserving and managing water? Explain. 
16. What positive thing do you see in the accommodation made in Belgium? Explain. 
17. Highlight three major distinctions between the federations of ‘coming together’ type and 
‘holding together’ type. 
18. Explain any three forms of power sharing in modern democracies. 
19. How can tourism provide additional employment in lakhs of people? Explain. 
20. On the basis of which three indicators of HDI 2004 Sri Lanka has better rank than India? 
21. How are the workers in an organized sector explained? Explain. 
22. How did the global transfer of disease in the pre – modern world help in the colonization of 
the Americans? 
Or 
How did the First World War create a dramatically new situation in India industries? Explain. 
    Or 
Explain the position of women in Britain in the19th century. 
23. How had the earliest printing technology developed in the world? Explain with examples. 
Or 
Analyse the role and involvement of women in the readership and authorship of novels in 
India. 
24. How can the problem of land degradation be solved in India? Suggest some solutions. 
25. Explain three reasons for power sharing desirable in democracy. 
26. What is communication? Describe different forms of communal politics. 
27. Which five provisions of the Constitutional Amendments of 1992 strengthen the third tier of 
government in India? Explain. 
28. What is the meaning of sustainability of development? Explain any three reasons responsible 
for over use of ground water in recent times. 
29. Describe any five conditions or aspects that you would consider before accepting a job? 
30. A) One item A is shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify the 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 
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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 Multiple Choice 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. Mention the characteristic feature of an Off-set press. 
Or 
Who wrote ‘Jungle Book’? 
2. Which type of soil is suitable for the growth of cashew nuts? 
3. Which group of countries did face the problem of social division? 
4. After independence, Sri Lanka witnessed the supremacy of which community? 
5. What name is given to the person who regards religion as the principal basis of social 
community? 
6. State any two activities which do not come under the primary sector. 
7. Name any two among the following are things that money cannot buy. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Explain the role played by advertisements in creating new consumers for the British 
products. 
    Or 
Explain any three reasons for the increasing concern for the London poor during the 
nineteenth century. 
10. From where did Henry Ford draw inspiration, regarding the assembly line method? Describe 
the assembly line method in the industrial production sector. 
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 
 
 
 
 
Which three features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) fascinated the gods as 
described in the novel written by Durgachanran Roy? Explain. 
11. Describe the various publishing practices of visual material in Japan. 
Or 
How did novels become popular in India? Explain. 
12. How did a new reading public Hindi novel? How did it become popular among readers? 
Explain. 
13. How are people affected by the destruction of forests and wildlife? Explain with examples. 
14. Explain any three steps for agriculture reforms taken by the Government of India, after the 
independence. 
15. What is a Dam? How do they help in conserving and managing water? Explain. 
16. What positive thing do you see in the accommodation made in Belgium? Explain. 
17. Highlight three major distinctions between the federations of ‘coming together’ type and 
‘holding together’ type. 
18. Explain any three forms of power sharing in modern democracies. 
19. How can tourism provide additional employment in lakhs of people? Explain. 
20. On the basis of which three indicators of HDI 2004 Sri Lanka has better rank than India? 
21. How are the workers in an organized sector explained? Explain. 
22. How did the global transfer of disease in the pre – modern world help in the colonization of 
the Americans? 
Or 
How did the First World War create a dramatically new situation in India industries? Explain. 
    Or 
Explain the position of women in Britain in the19th century. 
23. How had the earliest printing technology developed in the world? Explain with examples. 
Or 
Analyse the role and involvement of women in the readership and authorship of novels in 
India. 
24. How can the problem of land degradation be solved in India? Suggest some solutions. 
25. Explain three reasons for power sharing desirable in democracy. 
26. What is communication? Describe different forms of communal politics. 
27. Which five provisions of the Constitutional Amendments of 1992 strengthen the third tier of 
government in India? Explain. 
28. What is the meaning of sustainability of development? Explain any three reasons responsible 
for over use of ground water in recent times. 
29. Describe any five conditions or aspects that you would consider before accepting a job? 
30. A) One item A is shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify the 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) Rana Pratap Sagar dam 
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