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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 method of hand-printing was developed in China? 
Or 
Under which pen-name did Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote the novels? 
2. Name any one river valley project which has significantly contributed to the loss of forests? 
3. What is the aim of a feminist movement? 
4. What did Peter Norman do, during the award ceremony of Mexico Olympics, to support the 
protesting American athletes? 
5. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
6. The average per capita income of 4 families is Rs 10,000. If the income of three families is Rs. 
8000, Rs 14000 and Rs 6000, what is the income of the 4
th
 family? 
7. Mention one feature of unorganized sector. 
8. Give one example of an economic activity. 
9. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘Explain the three major steps taken by the East India Company to develop a system of 
management and control to assert a monopoly over right to trade. 
   Or 
When and why was the Rent Act passed in Bombay during the British days? What was its 
outcome? 
10. “The relocation of industry to low-wage countries stimulated world trade and capital flows”. 
Justify the statement. 
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. Which method of hand-printing was developed in China? 
Or 
Under which pen-name did Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote the novels? 
2. Name any one river valley project which has significantly contributed to the loss of forests? 
3. What is the aim of a feminist movement? 
4. What did Peter Norman do, during the award ceremony of Mexico Olympics, to support the 
protesting American athletes? 
5. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
6. The average per capita income of 4 families is Rs 10,000. If the income of three families is Rs. 
8000, Rs 14000 and Rs 6000, what is the income of the 4
th
 family? 
7. Mention one feature of unorganized sector. 
8. Give one example of an economic activity. 
9. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘Explain the three major steps taken by the East India Company to develop a system of 
management and control to assert a monopoly over right to trade. 
   Or 
When and why was the Rent Act passed in Bombay during the British days? What was its 
outcome? 
10. “The relocation of industry to low-wage countries stimulated world trade and capital flows”. 
Justify the statement. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
What were guilds? How did they make it difficult for new merchants to get business in towns 
of England? Explain 
   Or 
Why was the development of underground railway in London criticized? Explain any three 
reasons. 
11. Explain any three drawbacks of manuscripts written before the age of print. 
Or 
Who wrote the novel ‘Saraswativijayam’? Highlight any two messages given to the people 
through the novel. 
12. What is meant by the print revolution? Explain its significance. 
Or 
What are the main features of novel ‘Sevasadan’ written by Munshi Premchand? Explain any 
three. 
13. Why did Jawaharlal Nehru proclaim the dams as the ‘temples of modern India’? Explain any 
three reasons. 
14. Suggest any six measures to solve the problems of land degradation in India. 
15. “Wheat and rice farming in India are fairly different from each other.” Justify the statements. 
16. ‘Attempts at forced integration often snow the seeds of disintegration.’ Explain. 
17. Explain the major steps taken towards decentralization, making the third-tier of democracy 
more powerful. 
18. Why do some people think that it’s not correct to politicize social divisions? Give three 
reasons. 
19. ‘Different people have different goals for development’ justify the statement. 
20. How does public sector contribute to the economic development of India? Explain. 
21. Explain with an example the interdependence of all three sectors of economy. 
22. Why is the year of 1929 known as the Great Depression? Explain any three factors 
responsible for the Great Depression. 
Or 
Explain the impact of the First World War on industrial production in India. 
   Or 
Explain any five social changes that took place in the family life in the 18
th
 century in London. 
23. Explain with examples the role of print culture in the bringing of French Revolution. 
Or 
How did the novels become a popular medium of entertainment among the middle class in 
India? 
24. Advocate any five measures to control land degradation. 
25. Why and how has Belgium amended its constitution four times? Explain. 
26. Which three provisions of the constitutional amendment of 1992 really strengthened the 
third tier of democracy in India? Explain. 
27. It is inevitable to ignore the relationship between politics and religion. How does this 
relationship impact modern day politics? Explain. 
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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 method of hand-printing was developed in China? 
Or 
Under which pen-name did Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote the novels? 
2. Name any one river valley project which has significantly contributed to the loss of forests? 
3. What is the aim of a feminist movement? 
4. What did Peter Norman do, during the award ceremony of Mexico Olympics, to support the 
protesting American athletes? 
5. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
6. The average per capita income of 4 families is Rs 10,000. If the income of three families is Rs. 
8000, Rs 14000 and Rs 6000, what is the income of the 4
th
 family? 
7. Mention one feature of unorganized sector. 
8. Give one example of an economic activity. 
9. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘Explain the three major steps taken by the East India Company to develop a system of 
management and control to assert a monopoly over right to trade. 
   Or 
When and why was the Rent Act passed in Bombay during the British days? What was its 
outcome? 
10. “The relocation of industry to low-wage countries stimulated world trade and capital flows”. 
Justify the statement. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
What were guilds? How did they make it difficult for new merchants to get business in towns 
of England? Explain 
   Or 
Why was the development of underground railway in London criticized? Explain any three 
reasons. 
11. Explain any three drawbacks of manuscripts written before the age of print. 
Or 
Who wrote the novel ‘Saraswativijayam’? Highlight any two messages given to the people 
through the novel. 
12. What is meant by the print revolution? Explain its significance. 
Or 
What are the main features of novel ‘Sevasadan’ written by Munshi Premchand? Explain any 
three. 
13. Why did Jawaharlal Nehru proclaim the dams as the ‘temples of modern India’? Explain any 
three reasons. 
14. Suggest any six measures to solve the problems of land degradation in India. 
15. “Wheat and rice farming in India are fairly different from each other.” Justify the statements. 
16. ‘Attempts at forced integration often snow the seeds of disintegration.’ Explain. 
17. Explain the major steps taken towards decentralization, making the third-tier of democracy 
more powerful. 
18. Why do some people think that it’s not correct to politicize social divisions? Give three 
reasons. 
19. ‘Different people have different goals for development’ justify the statement. 
20. How does public sector contribute to the economic development of India? Explain. 
21. Explain with an example the interdependence of all three sectors of economy. 
22. Why is the year of 1929 known as the Great Depression? Explain any three factors 
responsible for the Great Depression. 
Or 
Explain the impact of the First World War on industrial production in India. 
   Or 
Explain any five social changes that took place in the family life in the 18
th
 century in London. 
23. Explain with examples the role of print culture in the bringing of French Revolution. 
Or 
How did the novels become a popular medium of entertainment among the middle class in 
India? 
24. Advocate any five measures to control land degradation. 
25. Why and how has Belgium amended its constitution four times? Explain. 
26. Which three provisions of the constitutional amendment of 1992 really strengthened the 
third tier of democracy in India? Explain. 
27. It is inevitable to ignore the relationship between politics and religion. How does this 
relationship impact modern day politics? Explain. 
 
 
 
 
28. What does HDI stand for? Explain the main criteria of measuring HDI according the UNDP 
Report of 1990. 
29. Suggest any five ways and measures to increase employment opportunities in India. 
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 of the line marked on the map. 
a. Type of soil. 
B) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols 
b. Bandhavgarh National park 
c. Rana Pratap Sagar dam 
 
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