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DJ52CHN 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 17) 
Social Science 
Class – X 
Time allowed: 3 hours           Maximum Marks: 90 
 
General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question. 
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions. Each question 
carries one mark. 
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
(v) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
(vi) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book 
 
1. Name the first weekly that appeared in India. 
Or 
Give an example of the epistolary novel. 
 
2. Which type of soil is most suited for the growth of maize? 
 
3. Give one example to show overlapping difference in India. 
 
4. Name two states which were created to recognize differences based on culture, ethnicity 
or geography. 
 
5. Give one example to explain power sharing among different Political parties and pressure 
groups in the Indian context. 
 
6. State any one indicator of economic development. 
 
7. Through which act ‘Right to Minimum Work’ implemented? 
 
8. what is the most appropriate base of measuring development of a country? 
 
9. Explain any three benefits of refrigerated ships. 
Or 
“Manchester could recapture its old position in the Indian market after the First World 
War”. Support the statement. 
Or 
Explain the concept of the 'Garden City'. Who developed this system in London? 
 
10. Mention any three sources of inter linkage between the nations in the ancient time. 
Or 
Where did workers get better 'opportunity of employment after the 1840's Britain? 
Explain. 
Or 
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DJ52CHN 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 17) 
Social Science 
Class – X 
Time allowed: 3 hours           Maximum Marks: 90 
 
General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question. 
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions. Each question 
carries one mark. 
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
(v) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
(vi) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book 
 
1. Name the first weekly that appeared in India. 
Or 
Give an example of the epistolary novel. 
 
2. Which type of soil is most suited for the growth of maize? 
 
3. Give one example to show overlapping difference in India. 
 
4. Name two states which were created to recognize differences based on culture, ethnicity 
or geography. 
 
5. Give one example to explain power sharing among different Political parties and pressure 
groups in the Indian context. 
 
6. State any one indicator of economic development. 
 
7. Through which act ‘Right to Minimum Work’ implemented? 
 
8. what is the most appropriate base of measuring development of a country? 
 
9. Explain any three benefits of refrigerated ships. 
Or 
“Manchester could recapture its old position in the Indian market after the First World 
War”. Support the statement. 
Or 
Explain the concept of the 'Garden City'. Who developed this system in London? 
 
10. Mention any three sources of inter linkage between the nations in the ancient time. 
Or 
Where did workers get better 'opportunity of employment after the 1840's Britain? 
Explain. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
‘As London grew, crime flourished'. Substantiate the statement with three facts. 
 
11. Highlight any three Contributions of Johann Gutenberg towards the printing press. 
Or 
Name the first novel written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Examine the main 
features of this novel. 
 
12. Mention any three characteristic features of the printed books in the late 17
th
 century. 
Or 
Explain the picture of the new middle class which the novel ‘Pariksha Guru’ portrays. 
 
13. How did Gaindhiji voice his concern about resource Conservation? Explain. 
 
14. Describe the Project Tiger launched by the Indian government. 
 
15. What are tankas? Mention their uses. 
 
16. Why does the Government of India give holidays for the festivals of most of the religions? 
Give your view point. 
 
17. What did the black gloved and raised clenched fists signify? Why did the two anthletes 
do so? 
 
18. How has Belgium succeeded to overcome its ethnic problems? Explain with examples. 
 
19. “Sustainability of development is a new area of knowledge.” Do you agree? Justify your 
answer. 
 
20. How does service sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors? 
Explain with examples. 
 
21. What steps can be taken by the Government to create more employment opportunities? 
Suggest any three measures. 
 
22. After 19
th
 century, how did the indentured labourers discover their own ways of 
survival? Explain. 
Or 
Explain any three negative effects of industrialization on the working class. 
Or 
How did marginal groups threaten the London city? What was the root cause of this 
problem? How did the authorities in London try to solve this problem? 
 
23. How did the practice of reading and writing increase a mons, women in India in the 19
th
 
century? Support your answer with examples. 
Or 
How did the novels become a popular medium of entertainment among the middle class 
in India? Give any five reasons. 
 
24. Explain any three geographical condition is required for the growth of rice in India. How 
is it possible to grow rice in areas of less rainfall? Explain with examples. 
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DJ52CHN 
Summative Assessment – I (2016 – 17) 
Social Science 
Class – X 
Time allowed: 3 hours           Maximum Marks: 90 
 
General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. 
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question. 
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer type questions. Each question 
carries one mark. 
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 80 words each. 
(v) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions 
should not exceed 120 words each. 
(vi) Question number 30 is map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, 
attach the map inside your answer book 
 
1. Name the first weekly that appeared in India. 
Or 
Give an example of the epistolary novel. 
 
2. Which type of soil is most suited for the growth of maize? 
 
3. Give one example to show overlapping difference in India. 
 
4. Name two states which were created to recognize differences based on culture, ethnicity 
or geography. 
 
5. Give one example to explain power sharing among different Political parties and pressure 
groups in the Indian context. 
 
6. State any one indicator of economic development. 
 
7. Through which act ‘Right to Minimum Work’ implemented? 
 
8. what is the most appropriate base of measuring development of a country? 
 
9. Explain any three benefits of refrigerated ships. 
Or 
“Manchester could recapture its old position in the Indian market after the First World 
War”. Support the statement. 
Or 
Explain the concept of the 'Garden City'. Who developed this system in London? 
 
10. Mention any three sources of inter linkage between the nations in the ancient time. 
Or 
Where did workers get better 'opportunity of employment after the 1840's Britain? 
Explain. 
Or 
 
 
 
 
‘As London grew, crime flourished'. Substantiate the statement with three facts. 
 
11. Highlight any three Contributions of Johann Gutenberg towards the printing press. 
Or 
Name the first novel written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Examine the main 
features of this novel. 
 
12. Mention any three characteristic features of the printed books in the late 17
th
 century. 
Or 
Explain the picture of the new middle class which the novel ‘Pariksha Guru’ portrays. 
 
13. How did Gaindhiji voice his concern about resource Conservation? Explain. 
 
14. Describe the Project Tiger launched by the Indian government. 
 
15. What are tankas? Mention their uses. 
 
16. Why does the Government of India give holidays for the festivals of most of the religions? 
Give your view point. 
 
17. What did the black gloved and raised clenched fists signify? Why did the two anthletes 
do so? 
 
18. How has Belgium succeeded to overcome its ethnic problems? Explain with examples. 
 
19. “Sustainability of development is a new area of knowledge.” Do you agree? Justify your 
answer. 
 
20. How does service sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors? 
Explain with examples. 
 
21. What steps can be taken by the Government to create more employment opportunities? 
Suggest any three measures. 
 
22. After 19
th
 century, how did the indentured labourers discover their own ways of 
survival? Explain. 
Or 
Explain any three negative effects of industrialization on the working class. 
Or 
How did marginal groups threaten the London city? What was the root cause of this 
problem? How did the authorities in London try to solve this problem? 
 
23. How did the practice of reading and writing increase a mons, women in India in the 19
th
 
century? Support your answer with examples. 
Or 
How did the novels become a popular medium of entertainment among the middle class 
in India? Give any five reasons. 
 
24. Explain any three geographical condition is required for the growth of rice in India. How 
is it possible to grow rice in areas of less rainfall? Explain with examples. 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Describe any five steps that have been taken to protect the wildlife in India. 
 
26. what is meant by decentralisation? Explain any four provisions that have been made 
towards decentralisation in India after the Constitutional Amendment in 1992. 
 
27. How does communalism take various forms politics? Explain any five. 
 
28. How has the World Development Report 2006 classified countries? Explain the 
limitations of this report. 
 
29. State any three features of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. 
Or 
How are the three sectors of the economy different from each other? Explain. 
 
30. (a) One feature A is shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify this feature with 
the help of following information and write its correct name on the line marked on the map: 
(A) A soil type 
(b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following features 
with appropriate symbols: 
(B) A State which is the major producer of sugarcane 
(C) Tungbhadra Dam 
 
 
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