Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -3) - 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. Why was transition from hearing public to reading public difficult in Europe? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. What is the rank of India among the natural rubber produces countries of the world? 
3. ‘The system of checks and balances’ comes under which form of power sharing? 
4. Who are represented by the term ‘African American’? 
5. By what name is the male dominated society known? 
6. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
7. Calculate the average income of Country A and B. 
Citizen Country A (income) Country B (income) 
P 9500 500 
Q 10500 500 
R 9800 500 
S 10000 500 
T 10200 48000 
8. Which is another name of the secondary sector? 
9. Explain any three causes of the Great Depression of 1929. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Meam’s famous book ‘The Bitter City 
of Outcast London’. 
10. “19
th
 century indenture had been described as a new system of slavery”. Explain the 
statement briefly. 
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 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. Why was transition from hearing public to reading public difficult in Europe? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. What is the rank of India among the natural rubber produces countries of the world? 
3. ‘The system of checks and balances’ comes under which form of power sharing? 
4. Who are represented by the term ‘African American’? 
5. By what name is the male dominated society known? 
6. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
7. Calculate the average income of Country A and B. 
Citizen Country A (income) Country B (income) 
P 9500 500 
Q 10500 500 
R 9800 500 
S 10000 500 
T 10200 48000 
8. Which is another name of the secondary sector? 
9. Explain any three causes of the Great Depression of 1929. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Meam’s famous book ‘The Bitter City 
of Outcast London’. 
10. “19
th
 century indenture had been described as a new system of slavery”. Explain the 
statement briefly. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
What were guilds? How did they make it difficult for new merchants to set business as 
towns of England? Explain. 
   Or 
‘The Chawls of Bombay were a small cosmopolitan community in themselves’. Explain the 
statement. 
11. In which three ways did the printed books at first closely resembled the written 
manuscripts? 
Or 
How did Charles Dickens criticize the terrible effects of industrialization on people’s lines 
and characters in his novel ‘Hard Times’? 
12. Describe the various publishing practices of visual material in Japan. 
Or 
Explain any three reasons for making the novel so popular in India. 
13. Describe any three steps taken by the government to conserve wildlife? 
14. Mention any two human activities which are responsible for the process of soil erosion. 
Explain the two types of soil erosion mostly observed in India. 
15. Why is the rooftop rainwater harvesting the most common practice in Shillong inspite of 
the fact that Cherapunjee and Mawsynram are situated only at a distance of 55 kms from 
there? Explain. 
16. How does religion influence the political setup in our country? Explain. 
17. Highlight three major distinctions between the federations of ‘coming together’ type and 
‘holding together’ type. 
18. Describe any three constitutional provisions that make India a secular state. 
19. Explain the concept of under employment taking an example from a non-agriculture field. 
20. Why is total income not a useful measure for comparison between two countries? Explain 
the reasons. 
21. Describe the role of the tertiary sector in the development of a country? 
22. “The indentured labour illustrates the two sided nature of the 19
th
 century world”. Justify 
the statement. 
Or 
Why could mechanical technology not replace human labour in Victorian Britain? Explain. 
   Or 
“City development occurred everywhere at the expense of ecology and environment”. 
Substantial your answer with suitable examples. 
23. Which three difficulties are faced in copying manuscripts? Mention any two of printing 
press. 
Or 
How did novels in British India help colonial administrators and Indians both? Explain. 
24. Explain the three forms of power sharing referring to the different organs of government 
in India. 
25. Explain any five measures to solve the problem of land degradation in India. 
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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. Why was transition from hearing public to reading public difficult in Europe? 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in English? 
2. What is the rank of India among the natural rubber produces countries of the world? 
3. ‘The system of checks and balances’ comes under which form of power sharing? 
4. Who are represented by the term ‘African American’? 
5. By what name is the male dominated society known? 
6. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
7. Calculate the average income of Country A and B. 
Citizen Country A (income) Country B (income) 
P 9500 500 
Q 10500 500 
R 9800 500 
S 10000 500 
T 10200 48000 
8. Which is another name of the secondary sector? 
9. Explain any three causes of the Great Depression of 1929. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
   Or 
Describe the life of children as depicted in Andrew Meam’s famous book ‘The Bitter City 
of Outcast London’. 
10. “19
th
 century indenture had been described as a new system of slavery”. Explain the 
statement briefly. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
What were guilds? How did they make it difficult for new merchants to set business as 
towns of England? Explain. 
   Or 
‘The Chawls of Bombay were a small cosmopolitan community in themselves’. Explain the 
statement. 
11. In which three ways did the printed books at first closely resembled the written 
manuscripts? 
Or 
How did Charles Dickens criticize the terrible effects of industrialization on people’s lines 
and characters in his novel ‘Hard Times’? 
12. Describe the various publishing practices of visual material in Japan. 
Or 
Explain any three reasons for making the novel so popular in India. 
13. Describe any three steps taken by the government to conserve wildlife? 
14. Mention any two human activities which are responsible for the process of soil erosion. 
Explain the two types of soil erosion mostly observed in India. 
15. Why is the rooftop rainwater harvesting the most common practice in Shillong inspite of 
the fact that Cherapunjee and Mawsynram are situated only at a distance of 55 kms from 
there? Explain. 
16. How does religion influence the political setup in our country? Explain. 
17. Highlight three major distinctions between the federations of ‘coming together’ type and 
‘holding together’ type. 
18. Describe any three constitutional provisions that make India a secular state. 
19. Explain the concept of under employment taking an example from a non-agriculture field. 
20. Why is total income not a useful measure for comparison between two countries? Explain 
the reasons. 
21. Describe the role of the tertiary sector in the development of a country? 
22. “The indentured labour illustrates the two sided nature of the 19
th
 century world”. Justify 
the statement. 
Or 
Why could mechanical technology not replace human labour in Victorian Britain? Explain. 
   Or 
“City development occurred everywhere at the expense of ecology and environment”. 
Substantial your answer with suitable examples. 
23. Which three difficulties are faced in copying manuscripts? Mention any two of printing 
press. 
Or 
How did novels in British India help colonial administrators and Indians both? Explain. 
24. Explain the three forms of power sharing referring to the different organs of government 
in India. 
25. Explain any five measures to solve the problem of land degradation in India. 
 
 
 
 
26. Explain any five provisions of the constitutional amendment of 1992 that strengthened 
the third tier of government of India. 
27. ‘Holding Together Federation’ do not give equal power to its constituent units. Explain 
the statement with the help of examples in context to India. 
28. What is the meaning of sustainability of development? Explain any three reasons 
responsible for over-use of ground-water in recent times. 
29. How has the World Development Report 2006 classified countries? What are the 
limitations of this report? 
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. Type of forests  
b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols. 
 
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