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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 Martin Luther’s Theses a challenge to Church in Europe? 
Or 
Name the novel written by Henry Fielding. 
2. Name the agricultural season other than Rabi and Kharif. 
3. Which community in Belgium was relatively rich and powerful? 
4. Which country has adopted Buddhism as its official religion? 
5. Which is the highest institution of Panchayati Raj in India? 
6. Through which act ‘Right to Work’ is implemented? 
7. What is the advantage of per capita income? Mention any one. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. Explain with the help of any three suitable examples that the pre-modern world changed 
with the democracy of new sea routes to America. 
Or 
Who were ‘gomasthas’? How did they become good partners of the British management 
system? 
    Or 
‘The Chawls of Bombay were a small cosmopolitan community in themselves’. Explain the 
statement. 
10. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? Explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.’ Explain 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. Why were Martin Luther’s Theses a challenge to Church in Europe? 
Or 
Name the novel written by Henry Fielding. 
2. Name the agricultural season other than Rabi and Kharif. 
3. Which community in Belgium was relatively rich and powerful? 
4. Which country has adopted Buddhism as its official religion? 
5. Which is the highest institution of Panchayati Raj in India? 
6. Through which act ‘Right to Work’ is implemented? 
7. What is the advantage of per capita income? Mention any one. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. Explain with the help of any three suitable examples that the pre-modern world changed 
with the democracy of new sea routes to America. 
Or 
Who were ‘gomasthas’? How did they become good partners of the British management 
system? 
    Or 
‘The Chawls of Bombay were a small cosmopolitan community in themselves’. Explain the 
statement. 
10. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? Explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.’ Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
 
 
 
\ 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problem as well as 
housing crisis in London in the nineteenth century? 
11. Explain any three feature of hand-written manuscripts before the age of print in India. 
Or 
Explain any three contribution of Deviak Nandan Khatri in popularizing the Hindi Language. 
12. In which three ways did the printed books at first closely resembled the written 
manuscripts? 
Or 
How did the historical novel in India try to create a sense of Pan-Indian belongings? 
13. Describe any three characteristics of laterite soil. 
14. How have industrialisation and urbanization posed a great pressure on fresh water 
resources in India? Explain with examples. 
15. Assess the need for the conservation of forest and wild life in India. 
16. “The Government of India gives holidays for the festivals of most of the religions”. Why is it 
so? Give your view point. 
17. Why do social differences emerge in a society? Does every social difference lead to social 
division? Explain your answer with the help of an example. 
18. Indian comes under which type of federation and why? 
19. In what ways can employment be increased in urban areas? Explain with examples. 
20. What is meant by Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? How is GDP measured in India? 
21. Give a comparative study of Organised and Unorganised sectors. 
22. Describe the circumstances responsible for the formation of G-77. 
Or 
“The First World War created dramatically a new situation for Indian industries”. Justify the 
statement. 
    Or 
Explain any five sources of entertainment for the common people of London in the 
nineteenth century. 
23. What lad the colonial government to pass the Vernacular Press Act in 1878? How did it effect 
the vernacular newspaper? 
Or 
How did the characters like Indulekha and Madhavan inspire the contemporary generations 
to strike a balance between the Western ideas and Indian traditional culture? 
24. Why did the Sri Lanka Tamils feel alienated in Sri Lanka? Explain. 
25. Suggest any five measures to solve the problems of land degradation in India. 
26. Describe any five features of the caste system prevailing in India. 
27. Explain the meaning of decentralization of power. Why is decentralization preferred? 
28. Why is the issue of sustainability important for development? Explain. 
29. “When a country develops, the contribution of primary sector declines and that of secondary 
and the tertiary sector increases”. Analyse 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. Why were Martin Luther’s Theses a challenge to Church in Europe? 
Or 
Name the novel written by Henry Fielding. 
2. Name the agricultural season other than Rabi and Kharif. 
3. Which community in Belgium was relatively rich and powerful? 
4. Which country has adopted Buddhism as its official religion? 
5. Which is the highest institution of Panchayati Raj in India? 
6. Through which act ‘Right to Work’ is implemented? 
7. What is the advantage of per capita income? Mention any one. 
8. What does double counting mean? 
9. Explain with the help of any three suitable examples that the pre-modern world changed 
with the democracy of new sea routes to America. 
Or 
Who were ‘gomasthas’? How did they become good partners of the British management 
system? 
    Or 
‘The Chawls of Bombay were a small cosmopolitan community in themselves’. Explain the 
statement. 
10. Why is the period from 1929 till the mid 1930 referred to as ‘The Great Depression’? Explain 
any three reasons. 
Or 
‘In the eighteenth century Europe, the peasants and artisans in the country side readily 
agreed to work for the merchants.’ Explain any three reasons. 
    Or 
 
 
 
\ 
Explain how the underground railways was able to solve transport problem as well as 
housing crisis in London in the nineteenth century? 
11. Explain any three feature of hand-written manuscripts before the age of print in India. 
Or 
Explain any three contribution of Deviak Nandan Khatri in popularizing the Hindi Language. 
12. In which three ways did the printed books at first closely resembled the written 
manuscripts? 
Or 
How did the historical novel in India try to create a sense of Pan-Indian belongings? 
13. Describe any three characteristics of laterite soil. 
14. How have industrialisation and urbanization posed a great pressure on fresh water 
resources in India? Explain with examples. 
15. Assess the need for the conservation of forest and wild life in India. 
16. “The Government of India gives holidays for the festivals of most of the religions”. Why is it 
so? Give your view point. 
17. Why do social differences emerge in a society? Does every social difference lead to social 
division? Explain your answer with the help of an example. 
18. Indian comes under which type of federation and why? 
19. In what ways can employment be increased in urban areas? Explain with examples. 
20. What is meant by Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? How is GDP measured in India? 
21. Give a comparative study of Organised and Unorganised sectors. 
22. Describe the circumstances responsible for the formation of G-77. 
Or 
“The First World War created dramatically a new situation for Indian industries”. Justify the 
statement. 
    Or 
Explain any five sources of entertainment for the common people of London in the 
nineteenth century. 
23. What lad the colonial government to pass the Vernacular Press Act in 1878? How did it effect 
the vernacular newspaper? 
Or 
How did the characters like Indulekha and Madhavan inspire the contemporary generations 
to strike a balance between the Western ideas and Indian traditional culture? 
24. Why did the Sri Lanka Tamils feel alienated in Sri Lanka? Explain. 
25. Suggest any five measures to solve the problems of land degradation in India. 
26. Describe any five features of the caste system prevailing in India. 
27. Explain the meaning of decentralization of power. Why is decentralization preferred? 
28. Why is the issue of sustainability important for development? Explain. 
29. “When a country develops, the contribution of primary sector declines and that of secondary 
and the tertiary sector increases”. Analyse the statement. 
 
 
 
 
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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