Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -18) - 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) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1 
mark. 
c) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
d) Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 100 words each. 
e) Question number 29 and 30 are map questions of 3 marks each from History and 
Geography both. After completion, attach the maps inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. Suppose your parents want to purchase Gold jewellery along with you; then which logo will 
you look for on the jewellery? 
2. Why has the ‘National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council’ been set up? 
3. What is the guiding philosophy of Bharatiya Janata Party? 
4. How does money act as a medium of exchange? 
5. How can you say that democracies are based on political equality? 
6. What is meant by trade barrier? 
7. Why do political parties involve partisanship? 
8. What was the main aim of the French revolutionaries? 
Or 
What is the meaning of concentration camps? 
9. Explain with an example how can use the right to seek redressal. 
10. Describe the spread of Non-Cooperation Movement in the countryside. 
11. “Foreign trade integrates the markets in different countries.” Support the statement with 
arguments. 
12. Describe any three features of waterways in India. 
13. Why is modern currency accepted as a medium of exchange without any use of its own? Find 
out the reason. 
14. “A challenge is an opportunity for progress.” Support the statement with your arguments. 
15. How do money and muscle power play an important role in elections? Explain. 
16. How did nationalism develop through culture in Europe? Explain. 
Or 
How did Paul Bernard argue in favour of economic development of Vietnam? Explain. 
17. How did ‘Salt March’ become an effective tool of resistance against colonialism? Explain. 
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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) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each questions carry 1 
mark. 
c) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
d) Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 100 words each. 
e) Question number 29 and 30 are map questions of 3 marks each from History and 
Geography both. After completion, attach the maps inside your answer book. 
 
 
1. Suppose your parents want to purchase Gold jewellery along with you; then which logo will 
you look for on the jewellery? 
2. Why has the ‘National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council’ been set up? 
3. What is the guiding philosophy of Bharatiya Janata Party? 
4. How does money act as a medium of exchange? 
5. How can you say that democracies are based on political equality? 
6. What is meant by trade barrier? 
7. Why do political parties involve partisanship? 
8. What was the main aim of the French revolutionaries? 
Or 
What is the meaning of concentration camps? 
9. Explain with an example how can use the right to seek redressal. 
10. Describe the spread of Non-Cooperation Movement in the countryside. 
11. “Foreign trade integrates the markets in different countries.” Support the statement with 
arguments. 
12. Describe any three features of waterways in India. 
13. Why is modern currency accepted as a medium of exchange without any use of its own? Find 
out the reason. 
14. “A challenge is an opportunity for progress.” Support the statement with your arguments. 
15. How do money and muscle power play an important role in elections? Explain. 
16. How did nationalism develop through culture in Europe? Explain. 
Or 
How did Paul Bernard argue in favour of economic development of Vietnam? Explain. 
17. How did ‘Salt March’ become an effective tool of resistance against colonialism? Explain. 
 
 
 
 
18. Why has the ‘Chhotanagpur Plateau Region’ the maximum concentration of iron and steel 
industries? Analyse the reasons. 
19. How can solar energy solve the energy problem to some extent in India? Give your opinion. 
20. How is democracy accountable and responsive to the needs and expectations of the citizens? 
Analyse. 
21. “Globalisation and greater competition among producers has been advantageous to 
consumer.” Support the statement with examples. 
22. Explain any five major problems posed by the First World War in India. 
23. Why was the cotton textile industry concentrated in the cotton growing belt in the early 
years? Explain. 
24. How do banks play an important role in the economy of India? Explain. 
25. Which is the most abundantly available fossil fuel in India? Assess the importance of its 
different forms. 
26. “The democracy has been evolved through struggles and movements all over the world.” 
Support the statement with examples. 
27. What is meant by a political party? Describe the three components of a political party. 
28. Describe any five steps taken by the French Revolutionaries to create a sense of collective 
identity among the French people. 
Or 
Describe any five steps taken by the French for the development of the ‘Mekong Delta 
Region’. 
29. Three features A, B and C are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify 
these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on 
the lines marked in the map: 
A. The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held. 
B. The place associated with the Peasant’s Satyagraha. 
C. The place related to calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement. 
30.   
a) Two features A and B are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify 
these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names 
on the lines marked in the map: 
i. Iron-ore mines 
ii. Terminal Station of East-West Corridor 
b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following: 
Vishakhapatnam – Software Technology Park 
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