Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -2) - 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 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. Which place (city) had the breakthrough of first printing press? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. Which state is the major rice producing state in India? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. Which local body looks after the basic civic amenities in big cities? 
5. Who are represented by term ‘African American’? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. What is Human Development Index? 
8. State any one reason for overuse of resources. 
9. Explain any three reasons for the attraction of Europeans to Africa in the late nineteenth 
century. 
Or 
Explain any three reasons for the clashes between the weaves and the gomasthas. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Mearn’s famous book ‘The Bitter Cry of 
Outcast London’. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the British economy. 
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 
Describe any three historical processes which decisively shaped the modern cities in a big 
way. 
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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. Which place (city) had the breakthrough of first printing press? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. Which state is the major rice producing state in India? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. Which local body looks after the basic civic amenities in big cities? 
5. Who are represented by term ‘African American’? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. What is Human Development Index? 
8. State any one reason for overuse of resources. 
9. Explain any three reasons for the attraction of Europeans to Africa in the late nineteenth 
century. 
Or 
Explain any three reasons for the clashes between the weaves and the gomasthas. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Mearn’s famous book ‘The Bitter Cry of 
Outcast London’. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the British economy. 
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 
Describe any three historical processes which decisively shaped the modern cities in a big 
way. 
 
 
 
 
11. “Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one”. Who said this? How did print help 
of promote Protestant Reformation? 
Or 
When and in which language were the modern form of novels developed in India? Give 
examples of any two earliest modern Indian novels. 
12. Highlight any three innovations which have improved the printing technology from 
nineteenth century onwards. 
Or 
How was the problem of being modern addressed by Indian novelists? Support your answer 
with two examples. 
13. What are dams? How do they help us in conserving the managing water? 
14. Describe any three characteristics of black soil. 
15. Classify Indian forests into three categories. Mention the main regions where they are found. 
16. “Is the majoritarianism adopted in Sri Lanka against the spirit of democracy?” Give your view 
point. 
17. “Women in India still face discrimination and oppression in various ways”. Support the 
statement with three examples 
18. Explain any three key features of federalism. 
19. Distinguish between the total income of a country and its per capita income. How do we 
classify the countries on the basis of per capita income? 
20. Why is the tertiary sector gaining importance in India? Explain with three reasons. 
21. All the three sectors of the economy are interdependent. Explain their interdependence 
taking iron ore as an example. 
22. What is meant by the Great Depression of 1929? Explain any four factors responsible for this 
Great Depression. 
Or 
Explain any five ways by which new markets and consumers were created in India by British 
manufacturers. 
   Or 
Explain any five sources of entertainment which came up in the 19
th
 century in England to 
provide leisure activities. 
23. Explain with examples the impact of print culture on Indian women. 
Or 
How did the growth of readership and expansion of markets for books benefit the authors? 
24. Describe any five steps that have been taken to protect the wildlife in India. 
25. Which soil is called ‘Regur soil’? Explain any four characteristics of this soil. 
26. Explain the meaning of federalism. Highlight any three steps taken by India towards make it 
a federal country. 
27. ‘Elections are most influenced by caste in India politics’. Explain. 
28.   
State Infant Literacy Net Per capita 
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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. Which place (city) had the breakthrough of first printing press? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. Which state is the major rice producing state in India? 
3. What is the official religion of Sri Lanka? 
4. Which local body looks after the basic civic amenities in big cities? 
5. Who are represented by term ‘African American’? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. What is Human Development Index? 
8. State any one reason for overuse of resources. 
9. Explain any three reasons for the attraction of Europeans to Africa in the late nineteenth 
century. 
Or 
Explain any three reasons for the clashes between the weaves and the gomasthas. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Mearn’s famous book ‘The Bitter Cry of 
Outcast London’. 
10. Explain the impact of the First World War on the British economy. 
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 
Describe any three historical processes which decisively shaped the modern cities in a big 
way. 
 
 
 
 
11. “Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one”. Who said this? How did print help 
of promote Protestant Reformation? 
Or 
When and in which language were the modern form of novels developed in India? Give 
examples of any two earliest modern Indian novels. 
12. Highlight any three innovations which have improved the printing technology from 
nineteenth century onwards. 
Or 
How was the problem of being modern addressed by Indian novelists? Support your answer 
with two examples. 
13. What are dams? How do they help us in conserving the managing water? 
14. Describe any three characteristics of black soil. 
15. Classify Indian forests into three categories. Mention the main regions where they are found. 
16. “Is the majoritarianism adopted in Sri Lanka against the spirit of democracy?” Give your view 
point. 
17. “Women in India still face discrimination and oppression in various ways”. Support the 
statement with three examples 
18. Explain any three key features of federalism. 
19. Distinguish between the total income of a country and its per capita income. How do we 
classify the countries on the basis of per capita income? 
20. Why is the tertiary sector gaining importance in India? Explain with three reasons. 
21. All the three sectors of the economy are interdependent. Explain their interdependence 
taking iron ore as an example. 
22. What is meant by the Great Depression of 1929? Explain any four factors responsible for this 
Great Depression. 
Or 
Explain any five ways by which new markets and consumers were created in India by British 
manufacturers. 
   Or 
Explain any five sources of entertainment which came up in the 19
th
 century in England to 
provide leisure activities. 
23. Explain with examples the impact of print culture on Indian women. 
Or 
How did the growth of readership and expansion of markets for books benefit the authors? 
24. Describe any five steps that have been taken to protect the wildlife in India. 
25. Which soil is called ‘Regur soil’? Explain any four characteristics of this soil. 
26. Explain the meaning of federalism. Highlight any three steps taken by India towards make it 
a federal country. 
27. ‘Elections are most influenced by caste in India politics’. Explain. 
28.   
State Infant Literacy Net Per capita 
 
 
 
 
Mortality 
Rate per 
1000(2003) 
Rate 2000-
2003 
Attendance 
Ratio 
Income (in 
Rs.) 
Punjab 49 70 81 26,000/- 
Kerala 11 91 91 22,800/- 
Bihar 60 47 41 5,700/- 
a) Which state has highest literacy rate? 
b) Which state has the highest per capita income? 
c) Which state has the highest infant mortality? 
29. How can more employment be created in secondary and tertiary sectors in rural India? 
Explain. 
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. 
1. Typed of soil 
b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols 
 2. Periyar Tiger Reserve 
 3. Salal Dam 
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