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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 were the European attracted most to Africa? 
Or 
What is referred to as proto-Industrialisation? 
   Or 
What are ‘Chawls’? 
2. Which is the most important and widely spread soil in India? 
3. What is Horizontal Distribution of Power? 
4. Name one country which falls in the category of ‘coming together’ federation. 
5. Which of the following divisions is unique to India? 
a) Gender division 
b) Caste division 
c) Economic division 
d) Religious division 
6. Which of the following is a development goal for all? 
a) Freedom 
b) Equal opportunities 
c) Security and respect 
d) High levels of income and better quality of life 
7. Which of the following occupations is not associated with the primary sector? 
a) Basket weaver 
b) Gardener 
c) Potter 
d) Priest 
8. Define Underemployment? 
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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 were the European attracted most to Africa? 
Or 
What is referred to as proto-Industrialisation? 
   Or 
What are ‘Chawls’? 
2. Which is the most important and widely spread soil in India? 
3. What is Horizontal Distribution of Power? 
4. Name one country which falls in the category of ‘coming together’ federation. 
5. Which of the following divisions is unique to India? 
a) Gender division 
b) Caste division 
c) Economic division 
d) Religious division 
6. Which of the following is a development goal for all? 
a) Freedom 
b) Equal opportunities 
c) Security and respect 
d) High levels of income and better quality of life 
7. Which of the following occupations is not associated with the primary sector? 
a) Basket weaver 
b) Gardener 
c) Potter 
d) Priest 
8. Define Underemployment? 
 
 
 
 
9. Which part of India had the first experience of new agricultural economy? How did it 
happen? What were the canal colonies of Punjab? 
Or 
How did the factory production begin in England? 
    Or 
Explain how the European overcame the problem of shortage of labour unwilling to work 
for wages in Africa. 
10. How did food habits travel from one place to another in the process of cultural exchange? 
Or 
How series of inventions in the 18
th
 century increased the efficiency of each step of the 
production process in the cotton textile industry? 
    OR 
‘Crime flourished with the growth of London.’ Explain this statement. 
11. Explain the effects of print culture in the religious sphere in early modern Europe. 
Or 
State the significance of the novels of Premchand. 
12. How did the printing press being change in the reading culture? 
Or 
In what way was ‘woman’ depicted in Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre? 
13. Explain the role of human in resource development. 
14. Why is it necessary to conserve water resources in India? Explain any three reasons. 
15. Give an account of cotton cultivation in India, under the following heads: 
a) Temperature, rainfall and irrigation requirements 
b) Soil requirements 
c) Two major cotton producing states. 
16. Examine the significance of Decentralization. 
17. Explain overlapping and cross-cutting social differences. 
18. Do you think that women could have made if their unequal treatment was not raise in the 
political domain? What values do you discover from this change? 
19. Explain any three different bases of comparison of economic development of different 
nations. 
20. Describe any three basic services that a government has to provide to its citizens. 
21. Explain the three types of unemployment found in India. 
22. Examine the main features of the global agricultural-economy that emerged around 1890. 
Or 
Why did some industrialists in 19
th
 century Europe prefer hand labour over machines? 
    Or 
Examine the difficulties faced by the people due to construction of underground railways 
in London. 
23. ‘By the end of 19
th
 century a new visual culture was taking shape’. Explain. 
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 were the European attracted most to Africa? 
Or 
What is referred to as proto-Industrialisation? 
   Or 
What are ‘Chawls’? 
2. Which is the most important and widely spread soil in India? 
3. What is Horizontal Distribution of Power? 
4. Name one country which falls in the category of ‘coming together’ federation. 
5. Which of the following divisions is unique to India? 
a) Gender division 
b) Caste division 
c) Economic division 
d) Religious division 
6. Which of the following is a development goal for all? 
a) Freedom 
b) Equal opportunities 
c) Security and respect 
d) High levels of income and better quality of life 
7. Which of the following occupations is not associated with the primary sector? 
a) Basket weaver 
b) Gardener 
c) Potter 
d) Priest 
8. Define Underemployment? 
 
 
 
 
9. Which part of India had the first experience of new agricultural economy? How did it 
happen? What were the canal colonies of Punjab? 
Or 
How did the factory production begin in England? 
    Or 
Explain how the European overcame the problem of shortage of labour unwilling to work 
for wages in Africa. 
10. How did food habits travel from one place to another in the process of cultural exchange? 
Or 
How series of inventions in the 18
th
 century increased the efficiency of each step of the 
production process in the cotton textile industry? 
    OR 
‘Crime flourished with the growth of London.’ Explain this statement. 
11. Explain the effects of print culture in the religious sphere in early modern Europe. 
Or 
State the significance of the novels of Premchand. 
12. How did the printing press being change in the reading culture? 
Or 
In what way was ‘woman’ depicted in Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre? 
13. Explain the role of human in resource development. 
14. Why is it necessary to conserve water resources in India? Explain any three reasons. 
15. Give an account of cotton cultivation in India, under the following heads: 
a) Temperature, rainfall and irrigation requirements 
b) Soil requirements 
c) Two major cotton producing states. 
16. Examine the significance of Decentralization. 
17. Explain overlapping and cross-cutting social differences. 
18. Do you think that women could have made if their unequal treatment was not raise in the 
political domain? What values do you discover from this change? 
19. Explain any three different bases of comparison of economic development of different 
nations. 
20. Describe any three basic services that a government has to provide to its citizens. 
21. Explain the three types of unemployment found in India. 
22. Examine the main features of the global agricultural-economy that emerged around 1890. 
Or 
Why did some industrialists in 19
th
 century Europe prefer hand labour over machines? 
    Or 
Examine the difficulties faced by the people due to construction of underground railways 
in London. 
23. ‘By the end of 19
th
 century a new visual culture was taking shape’. Explain. 
OR 
 
 
 
 
Write a brief note on the novel Rangbhoomi. 
24. Explain with examples, how mining and over irrigation are responsible for land 
degradation? 
25. Why is forest and wildlife conservation essential? 
26. What does the power sharing among political parties, pressure groups and movements 
ensure? 
27. Should politics and social divisions be allowed to mix? Support this-idea with your 
arguments. 
28. In what respect is the criterion used by the UNDP different from that of the World Bank? 
Which do you think is the better method and why? 
29. What are the limitations of the use of per capita income as an index of economic 
development? 
30. a) Two features A and B are marked on the given political map of India. Identify these 
features with help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines 
marked on the map. 
1. Major soil 
2. Dam on river Chambal 
b) Locate and label on the given outline political map of India. 
 1. A major crop grown in Assam. 
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