Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -7) - 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. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
Or 
What are the main contribution of Rokeya Huassain through her novels? 
2. What is the main purpose of rooftop rainwater harvesting in Rajasthan? 
3. What popular name is use for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
4. What is meant by ‘Tamil Eelam’? 
5. State the National average of child sex ration in 2001. 
6. Which State of India had the highest per capita income in 2002-2003? 
7. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
8. Why do some people oppose dams? Give one reason. 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give 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 
Describe the main features of a garden city as conceived by Ebenezer Howard. 
10. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War? Give any three 
reasons. 
    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. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
Or 
What are the main contribution of Rokeya Huassain through her novels? 
2. What is the main purpose of rooftop rainwater harvesting in Rajasthan? 
3. What popular name is use for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
4. What is meant by ‘Tamil Eelam’? 
5. State the National average of child sex ration in 2001. 
6. Which State of India had the highest per capita income in 2002-2003? 
7. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
8. Why do some people oppose dams? Give one reason. 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give 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 
Describe the main features of a garden city as conceived by Ebenezer Howard. 
10. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War? Give any three 
reasons. 
    Or 
 
 
 
 
“The policy of racialism and discrimination was clearly visible in the colonial cities of India.” 
Justify the statement by giving any three examples. 
11. Why were manuscripts not widely used in everyday life? Give three reasons. 
Or 
Which is the first modern romantic Hindi novel? How did it become popular among readers? 
Explain. 
12. What was an “accordion book”? How was had printing in China done? Who did the 
duplicating of books in China and how? 
Or 
Differentiate between the novels written by Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. 
13. Which is the staple food crop of a majority of the people in India? Mention any two regions 
where this crop is mainly grown. 
14. Describe any three characteristics of laterite soil. 
15. How far is mining mainly responsible for deforestation and its other adverse consequences? 
Explain. 
16. Should Panchayats be given judicial power to punish the antisocial elements of its area? Give 
your suggestions with arguments. 
17. Explain with examples the two bases for the origin of social differences. 
18. Why did the markets of our Constitution declare India to be a ‘Union of States’? 
19. Classify the following on the basis of the employment condition: 
a) Postman working in rural area 
b) Labour working in the textile industry 
c) Plumber 
20. Why is ‘total income’ not useful measure to compare two countries? Explain. 
21. Besides income, what are other six things people may look for growth and development? 
22. Explain any five consequences of the Great Depression of 1929 on Indian economy. 
Or 
Who were jobbers? Explain any four functions of the jobbers. 
    Or 
Describe the features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) as viewed by the gods in 
the novel written by Durgacharan Roy. 
23. “Print not only stimulate the publication of conflicting options amongst communities, but it 
also connected communities and people in different parts of India.” Examine this statement. 
Or 
Evaluate the work of great novelist-Premchand. 
24. Explain any five major problems caused by indiscriminate use of resources. 
25. Describe any five characteristics of ‘Arid soil’. 
26. What is meant by decentralization of power? What is the basic idea behind decentralization? 
27. Assess the need for a local government. 
28. Compare with five examples the working conditions prevailing in the organized sector with 
unorganized sector. 
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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. How many years after India’s independence did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent 
country? 
Or 
What are the main contribution of Rokeya Huassain through her novels? 
2. What is the main purpose of rooftop rainwater harvesting in Rajasthan? 
3. What popular name is use for the three tier Rural local self-government in India? 
4. What is meant by ‘Tamil Eelam’? 
5. State the National average of child sex ration in 2001. 
6. Which State of India had the highest per capita income in 2002-2003? 
7. How do big private companies contribute in the development of a nation? 
8. Why do some people oppose dams? Give one reason. 
9. What attracted the European to Africa? Give 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 
Describe the main features of a garden city as conceived by Ebenezer Howard. 
10. “The multinational companies (MNCs) choose China as an alternative location for 
investment?” Explain the statement. 
Or 
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War? Give any three 
reasons. 
    Or 
 
 
 
 
“The policy of racialism and discrimination was clearly visible in the colonial cities of India.” 
Justify the statement by giving any three examples. 
11. Why were manuscripts not widely used in everyday life? Give three reasons. 
Or 
Which is the first modern romantic Hindi novel? How did it become popular among readers? 
Explain. 
12. What was an “accordion book”? How was had printing in China done? Who did the 
duplicating of books in China and how? 
Or 
Differentiate between the novels written by Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. 
13. Which is the staple food crop of a majority of the people in India? Mention any two regions 
where this crop is mainly grown. 
14. Describe any three characteristics of laterite soil. 
15. How far is mining mainly responsible for deforestation and its other adverse consequences? 
Explain. 
16. Should Panchayats be given judicial power to punish the antisocial elements of its area? Give 
your suggestions with arguments. 
17. Explain with examples the two bases for the origin of social differences. 
18. Why did the markets of our Constitution declare India to be a ‘Union of States’? 
19. Classify the following on the basis of the employment condition: 
a) Postman working in rural area 
b) Labour working in the textile industry 
c) Plumber 
20. Why is ‘total income’ not useful measure to compare two countries? Explain. 
21. Besides income, what are other six things people may look for growth and development? 
22. Explain any five consequences of the Great Depression of 1929 on Indian economy. 
Or 
Who were jobbers? Explain any four functions of the jobbers. 
    Or 
Describe the features of the big modern city of Calcutta (Kolkata) as viewed by the gods in 
the novel written by Durgacharan Roy. 
23. “Print not only stimulate the publication of conflicting options amongst communities, but it 
also connected communities and people in different parts of India.” Examine this statement. 
Or 
Evaluate the work of great novelist-Premchand. 
24. Explain any five major problems caused by indiscriminate use of resources. 
25. Describe any five characteristics of ‘Arid soil’. 
26. What is meant by decentralization of power? What is the basic idea behind decentralization? 
27. Assess the need for a local government. 
28. Compare with five examples the working conditions prevailing in the organized sector with 
unorganized sector. 
 
 
 
 
29. “Money cannot buy all the goods and services that a person may need to live well”. Explain 
the statement with suitable example. 
30. A) One item A is shown in the given political map of India. Identify this item with the help of 
following information and write the correct name on 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. Bandhavagarh National Park 
c. Sardar Sarovar Dam 
 
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