Social Science Studies (SST) Past Year Paper SA-2(Set-1)- 2015, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

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Class 9 : Social Science Studies (SST) Past Year Paper SA-2(Set-1)- 2015, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

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Summative Assessment-2 2015 
Social Science 
Class – IX 
 Time allowed: 3:30 hours Including OTBA  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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each question carry 1
mark.
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
e) Questions from serial number 21 to 26 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 100 words each.
f) Questions from serial number 27 and 28 are map question of 3 marks each from history
and geography. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1. In which year was Indian Forest service setup.
Or 
Massai pastoral community belongs to which continent? 
Or 
Who was captain Swing? 
2. Write the name of the First Prime Minister of India.
3. What do you mean by the term “density of population”?
4. Which fundamental right is called “soul of constitution”?
5. How many fundamental rights Indian constitution provides to the citizens?
6. Who are the poorest of the poor?
7. In which year did National rural employment guarantee act was passed?
8. Name the famous cooperative society of Gujarat which supply milk and milk products.
9. How are forest affected by wars?
Or 
Explain why nomadic tribes need to move from one place to another place. 
Or 
Explain briefly the factors which led to the enclosures in England? 
10. What were the sumptuary law in France?
Or 
 Why did Mahatma Gandhi condemned the Pentagular tournament? 
11. What are the main processes responsible for change of population?
12. What steps has the government of India taken for the protection of flora and fauna of the
country?
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Summative Assessment-2 2015 
Social Science 
Class – IX 
 Time allowed: 3:30 hours Including OTBA  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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each question carry 1
mark.
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
e) Questions from serial number 21 to 26 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 100 words each.
f) Questions from serial number 27 and 28 are map question of 3 marks each from history
and geography. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1. In which year was Indian Forest service setup.
Or 
Massai pastoral community belongs to which continent? 
Or 
Who was captain Swing? 
2. Write the name of the First Prime Minister of India.
3. What do you mean by the term “density of population”?
4. Which fundamental right is called “soul of constitution”?
5. How many fundamental rights Indian constitution provides to the citizens?
6. Who are the poorest of the poor?
7. In which year did National rural employment guarantee act was passed?
8. Name the famous cooperative society of Gujarat which supply milk and milk products.
9. How are forest affected by wars?
Or 
Explain why nomadic tribes need to move from one place to another place. 
Or 
Explain briefly the factors which led to the enclosures in England? 
10. What were the sumptuary law in France?
Or 
 Why did Mahatma Gandhi condemned the Pentagular tournament? 
11. What are the main processes responsible for change of population?
12. What steps has the government of India taken for the protection of flora and fauna of the
country?
13. Give reasons why parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and the leeward side of the western ghats are
drought prone?
14. What was the reaction of the Indians when western style clothing came into India in the
nineteenth century?
Or 
Discuss some of the ways how test cricket is a unique game? 
15. Define following terms
a) Electoral constituencies
b) Voters list
16. Why do we need a parliament? Discuss any three functions of the parliament.
VALUE BASED QUESTION 
17. What freedoms we get under the ‘right to freedom’? Is it important for individuals? How?
18. What are the three dimensions of food security?
19. Differentiate between ‘seasonal hunger’ and ‘chronic hunger’.
20. Describe how the poverty line is estimated in India.
21. What were the main causes of deforestation in India during the colonial rule?
Or 
Give five reasons to explain why the Massai community lost their grazing land. 
Or 
Why were Indian farmers reluctant to grow opium? 
22. What important changes occurred in the game of cricket during the nineteenth century?
Or 
Explain the reasons for the changes in clothing pattern and material in eighteenth century. 
23. What do you understand by the term ‘monsoon’? explain the mechanism of monsoon.
24. What are the main characteristics of the tropical rain forest? Name any two trees and two
animas found in these forest.
25. What makes an election democratic?
26. Who elects the President of India? What are the powers of the president?
Note:-
The student has to attempt to any one map from 27 (a), 27 (b), and 27 (c).
The maps are attached with the Question-paper
27. 
a) (i) Features are marked on the given political outline map of India identify and name
these features:
A – Region related with Muria-Gond tribes
B – State related with Alluri Sitaram Raju
(ii) On the same outline map of India, locate-
Place where the “Imperial Forest Research Institute” was established.
Or 
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Summative Assessment-2 2015 
Social Science 
Class – IX 
 Time allowed: 3:30 hours Including OTBA  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 from serial number 1 to 8 are very short questions. Each question carry 1
mark.
d) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
e) Questions from serial number 21 to 26 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 100 words each.
f) Questions from serial number 27 and 28 are map question of 3 marks each from history
and geography. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1. In which year was Indian Forest service setup.
Or 
Massai pastoral community belongs to which continent? 
Or 
Who was captain Swing? 
2. Write the name of the First Prime Minister of India.
3. What do you mean by the term “density of population”?
4. Which fundamental right is called “soul of constitution”?
5. How many fundamental rights Indian constitution provides to the citizens?
6. Who are the poorest of the poor?
7. In which year did National rural employment guarantee act was passed?
8. Name the famous cooperative society of Gujarat which supply milk and milk products.
9. How are forest affected by wars?
Or 
Explain why nomadic tribes need to move from one place to another place. 
Or 
Explain briefly the factors which led to the enclosures in England? 
10. What were the sumptuary law in France?
Or 
 Why did Mahatma Gandhi condemned the Pentagular tournament? 
11. What are the main processes responsible for change of population?
12. What steps has the government of India taken for the protection of flora and fauna of the
country?
13. Give reasons why parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and the leeward side of the western ghats are
drought prone?
14. What was the reaction of the Indians when western style clothing came into India in the
nineteenth century?
Or 
Discuss some of the ways how test cricket is a unique game? 
15. Define following terms
a) Electoral constituencies
b) Voters list
16. Why do we need a parliament? Discuss any three functions of the parliament.
VALUE BASED QUESTION 
17. What freedoms we get under the ‘right to freedom’? Is it important for individuals? How?
18. What are the three dimensions of food security?
19. Differentiate between ‘seasonal hunger’ and ‘chronic hunger’.
20. Describe how the poverty line is estimated in India.
21. What were the main causes of deforestation in India during the colonial rule?
Or 
Give five reasons to explain why the Massai community lost their grazing land. 
Or 
Why were Indian farmers reluctant to grow opium? 
22. What important changes occurred in the game of cricket during the nineteenth century?
Or 
Explain the reasons for the changes in clothing pattern and material in eighteenth century. 
23. What do you understand by the term ‘monsoon’? explain the mechanism of monsoon.
24. What are the main characteristics of the tropical rain forest? Name any two trees and two
animas found in these forest.
25. What makes an election democratic?
26. Who elects the President of India? What are the powers of the president?
Note:-
The student has to attempt to any one map from 27 (a), 27 (b), and 27 (c).
The maps are attached with the Question-paper
27. 
a) (i) Features are marked on the given political outline map of India identify and name
these features:
A – Region related with Muria-Gond tribes
B – State related with Alluri Sitaram Raju
(ii) On the same outline map of India, locate-
Place where the “Imperial Forest Research Institute” was established.
Or 
b) (i) Features are marked on the given political map of India, identify and name these
features:
A – State related to Dhangar community
B – State related to Gaddis community
(ii) On the same outline map of India, locate –
C – Jhodhpur
Or 
c) (i) Features are marked on the given political outline map of world, identify and name
these features:
A – A country which is associated with Captain Swing
B – A country which converted from ‘Bread Basket’ to ‘Dust Bowl’
(ii) On the same outline map of India, locate –
C – China
28. 
a) Features are marked on the given political outline map of World, identify and name these
features:
A – State with Tropical Thorn Forests
B – State which has lowest population density
b) On the same outline map of India, locate –
A – Periyar
SECTION – OPEN TEXT BASED ASSESSMENT 
Instruction for students: 
1. These questions are based on the themes provide to you Board
2. Please ensure that you get a copy of relevant them to refer while answering the question.
3. Time to attempt the question paper including OTBA is 
1
3
2
hours. This will be in addition
to the 15 minutes allotted to read the question paper. Total Time: 03 hours 45 minutes 
(wherever OTBA has been introduced) 
THEME – II LIVING ON THE EDGE 
1. What is a slum. Discuss the main characteristics of slums.
2. ‘Dharavi is becoming the green lung stopping Mumbai choking to death on its own waste’.
Explain this statement.
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