Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -4) - 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. Name the two vernacular presses that published religious text in India. 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in England? 
2. Who manages and owns forest and wildlife resources in India? 
3. Why is power sharing desirable? 
4. What popular name is used for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
5. What term is used for the number of girl children per 1000 boys? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. Give one example of a non-renewable resource. 
8. Which was the largest producing sector in 2003? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
    Or 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problems as well as 
housing crisis in London in the nineteenth century? 
10. What led to the birth of Group of 77 (G-77) in 1960s? what was their main demand? 
Or 
“The upper classes, during Victorian period preferred things produced by hands.” Explain 
any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
11. Explain any three features of hand written manuscripts before the age of print in India. 
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. Name the two vernacular presses that published religious text in India. 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in England? 
2. Who manages and owns forest and wildlife resources in India? 
3. Why is power sharing desirable? 
4. What popular name is used for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
5. What term is used for the number of girl children per 1000 boys? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. Give one example of a non-renewable resource. 
8. Which was the largest producing sector in 2003? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
    Or 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problems as well as 
housing crisis in London in the nineteenth century? 
10. What led to the birth of Group of 77 (G-77) in 1960s? what was their main demand? 
Or 
“The upper classes, during Victorian period preferred things produced by hands.” Explain 
any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
11. Explain any three features of hand written manuscripts before the age of print in India. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
Distinguish between epistolary and serialized types of novels with examples. 
12. Describe any three innovations in printing technology during the 19
th
 century. 
Or 
Who wrote the novel ‘Pariksha Guru’? Explain any two features of it. 
13. “Wheat and rice farming in India are fairly different from each other”. Justify the 
statement. 
14. How did Gandhiji voice his concern about resource conservation? Explain. 
15. Describe the rooftop rainwater harvesting technique. 
16. “Is the majoritarianism adopted in Sri Lanka against the spirit of democracy?” Give your 
view point. 
17. ‘Social division takes place when some social differences overlap with other differences.” 
Justify the statement. 
18. Mention any three demands of Sri Lankan Tamils. 
19. Mention any three developmental for an aadivasi from Narmada valley. 
20. “Money cannot buy all the goods and services that one needs to live well”. Do you agree 
with this statement? Justify you answer with any three suitable arguments. 
21. Explain any three determinants of economic development. 
22. How did the global transfer of disease in the pre – modern world help in the colonization 
of the Americans? 
Or 
Explain the impact of the First World War on industrial production in India. 
    Or 
Explain any five social changes which took place in the life of the people in industrial 
cities of eighteenth century England. 
23. What led the colonial government to pass the Vernacular Press Act in 1878? How did it 
affect the vernacular newspapers? 
Or 
How did the colonial administrators find vernacular novels a valuable source of 
information on native life and customs? Explain with examples. 
24. “Resource planning is essential”. Analyse the statement 
25. Describe any five technological and institutional reforms initiated to improve the 
standard of agriculture in India. 
26. What is meant by communalism? What provisions have been made in the Constitution of 
India to make it a Secular State? 
27. Why are caste barriers are diminishing in India? Explain five reasons. 
28. Classify the following ten economic activities under primary, secondary and tertiary 
activities.  
Tailoring, teaching, flower-cultivation, money lending, bee-keeping, working in a factory, 
banking, courier, fishing, cloth making. 
29. What is the importance of economic activities in the development of a country? Explain 
the role of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in the development. 
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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. Name the two vernacular presses that published religious text in India. 
Or 
Who wrote Sultan’s Dream – a satiric fantasy in England? 
2. Who manages and owns forest and wildlife resources in India? 
3. Why is power sharing desirable? 
4. What popular name is used for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
5. What term is used for the number of girl children per 1000 boys? 
6. In India what is the proportion of children who face the problem of malnutrition? 
7. Give one example of a non-renewable resource. 
8. Which was the largest producing sector in 2003? 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give any three reasons. 
Or 
Who were the jobbers? Explain their two functions. 
    Or 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problems as well as 
housing crisis in London in the nineteenth century? 
10. What led to the birth of Group of 77 (G-77) in 1960s? what was their main demand? 
Or 
“The upper classes, during Victorian period preferred things produced by hands.” Explain 
any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
11. Explain any three features of hand written manuscripts before the age of print in India. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
Distinguish between epistolary and serialized types of novels with examples. 
12. Describe any three innovations in printing technology during the 19
th
 century. 
Or 
Who wrote the novel ‘Pariksha Guru’? Explain any two features of it. 
13. “Wheat and rice farming in India are fairly different from each other”. Justify the 
statement. 
14. How did Gandhiji voice his concern about resource conservation? Explain. 
15. Describe the rooftop rainwater harvesting technique. 
16. “Is the majoritarianism adopted in Sri Lanka against the spirit of democracy?” Give your 
view point. 
17. ‘Social division takes place when some social differences overlap with other differences.” 
Justify the statement. 
18. Mention any three demands of Sri Lankan Tamils. 
19. Mention any three developmental for an aadivasi from Narmada valley. 
20. “Money cannot buy all the goods and services that one needs to live well”. Do you agree 
with this statement? Justify you answer with any three suitable arguments. 
21. Explain any three determinants of economic development. 
22. How did the global transfer of disease in the pre – modern world help in the colonization 
of the Americans? 
Or 
Explain the impact of the First World War on industrial production in India. 
    Or 
Explain any five social changes which took place in the life of the people in industrial 
cities of eighteenth century England. 
23. What led the colonial government to pass the Vernacular Press Act in 1878? How did it 
affect the vernacular newspapers? 
Or 
How did the colonial administrators find vernacular novels a valuable source of 
information on native life and customs? Explain with examples. 
24. “Resource planning is essential”. Analyse the statement 
25. Describe any five technological and institutional reforms initiated to improve the 
standard of agriculture in India. 
26. What is meant by communalism? What provisions have been made in the Constitution of 
India to make it a Secular State? 
27. Why are caste barriers are diminishing in India? Explain five reasons. 
28. Classify the following ten economic activities under primary, secondary and tertiary 
activities.  
Tailoring, teaching, flower-cultivation, money lending, bee-keeping, working in a factory, 
banking, courier, fishing, cloth making. 
29. What is the importance of economic activities in the development of a country? Explain 
the role of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in the development. 
 
 
 
 
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 marked on the map. 
1. Type of soil 
b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols 
 2. Manas Tiger Reserve 
 3. Nagarjuna Sagar dam 
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