Social Science Past Year Paper SA-1(Set -8) - 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. Evaluate the role played by the print culture in bringing about the French Revolution. 
Or 
What was the issue addressed in the novel ‘Padmarag’? 
2. On which river is Konya Dam Constructed? 
3. Identify the South-Asian country where majoritarianism is in practice. 
4. What term is used for the number of girl children per 1000 boys? 
5. Which state in India enjoys a special under the Indian Constitution? 
6. What do final goods and services mean? 
7. According to the World Bank (2004) which country would be classified as country? 
8. What is meant by economic activity? 
9. Explain the three types of ‘flows’ within the international economic exchanges. 
Or 
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War? Give reasons. 
    Or 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problems housing crisis 
in London in the nineteenth century? 
10. Describe any three effects of the Great Depression of 1929 on the Indian economy. 
Or 
“In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country agreed to work 
for the merchants.” Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
11. “The imperial state in China was the major producer of printed material for a very long time.” 
Examine the statement. 
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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. Evaluate the role played by the print culture in bringing about the French Revolution. 
Or 
What was the issue addressed in the novel ‘Padmarag’? 
2. On which river is Konya Dam Constructed? 
3. Identify the South-Asian country where majoritarianism is in practice. 
4. What term is used for the number of girl children per 1000 boys? 
5. Which state in India enjoys a special under the Indian Constitution? 
6. What do final goods and services mean? 
7. According to the World Bank (2004) which country would be classified as country? 
8. What is meant by economic activity? 
9. Explain the three types of ‘flows’ within the international economic exchanges. 
Or 
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War? Give reasons. 
    Or 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problems housing crisis 
in London in the nineteenth century? 
10. Describe any three effects of the Great Depression of 1929 on the Indian economy. 
Or 
“In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country agreed to work 
for the merchants.” Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
Explain any three features of Chawls of (Mumbai) Bombay. 
11. “The imperial state in China was the major producer of printed material for a very long time.” 
Examine the statement. 
 
 
 
 
Or 
Highlight the contribution of Charles Dickens in the field of novel writing. 
12. Which three major innovations have improved the printing technology after the Seventeenth 
Century? 
Or 
Describe the growth of Hindi novels from their origin to the period of excellence. 
13. Describe the geographical conditions required for the growth of ‘wheat’ in India. 
14. Analyse the reasons for the decline in India’s bio-diversity due to human activities. 
15. Define the term ‘resource.’ Mention the classification of resources on the basis of status of 
development. 
16. What fate do you see for the majoritarianism adopted in Sri Lanka? Give your view point. 
17. ‘Every social difference does not lead to social division.’ Do you agree with the statement? 
Justify your answer. 
18. Why is power sharing desirable? Explain moral reasons in this regard. 
19. “Service Sector in India provides many different kinds of services.” Explain. 
20. Write any three development goals for landless rural labourers. 
21. How are the workers benefited in organized sector? Explain. 
22. Explain the impact of the First World War on Britain’s economy. 
Or 
Explain the ways by which the Britain manufacturers persuaded the Indian people to buy 
their products. 
    Or 
How did people of different classes organize their new found leisure in England? Explain. 
23. Explain with examples the impact of print culture on Indian women. 
Or 
Why did novel reading become popular in India? Explain. 
24. Explain the factors responsible for soil formation. 
25. What is the importance of Himalayan Yew? What is it under threat? Explain. 
26. Analyse advantages and disadvantages of the political expression of caste differences. 
27. Who is a Feminist? Explain reasons for the rise of feminist movements in India. 
28. What is meant by sustainable development? Explain its significance with the help of 
examples. 
29. What is sustainable development? Explain it with an example of water. 
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 its Correct name on the line marked on the map. 
a. Type of forests 
B) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with 
appropriate symbols 
b. Sunderban National Park 
c. Sardar Sarovar Dam 
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