Sample Paper Class 10 Social science
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Sample Paper Class 10 Social science Term 1 Set A
1) Who was proclaimed the king of United Italy in 1861?
Answer : Victor Emmanuel –II.
2) Why was the Rowlett Act opposed?
Answer : It authorized the government to imprison any person without trial and conviction in the court.
3) What is the rearing of silk worms for the production of Silk worm known as?
Answer : Sericulture.
4) Name two countries where the earliest kind of print technology developed.
Answer : China and Japan.
5) When was Rio de Janeiro Summit held?
Answer : Rio de Janeiro summit was held in 1992.
6) Name some industries based on agricultural raw material.
Answer : Cotton Textile and Sugar Industry.
7) Name the finest quality of iron ore .
Answer : Magnetite is the finest quality of iron-ore.
8) Which industry has been a major foreign exchange earner in the last few years?
Answer : IT Industry.
9) Which language was recognized as the only official language of Srilanka?
Answer : Sinhala
10) Give example of Coming Together Federation.
Answer : USA, Switzerland, Australia
11) What is the percentage of seat reserved for women in local bodies?
Answer : 33 %
12) Name any one political party of India which grew out of movement?
Answer : Asam Gana Parishad
13) How can you say that democracies are based on political equality?
Answer : Democracies are based on political equality as individuals have equal weight in electing representatives.
14) What should be the basic outcome of democracy?
Answer : Democracy produces an accountable government.
15) Mention any one developmental goal of land less rural labourer?
Answer : To get regular food and assurance of employment.
16) Which sector is the largest employer in India?
Answer : The primary sector is the largest employer in India.
17) ATM is an example of which sector?
Answer : Tertiary Sector
18) The currency notes on behalf of centre government is issued by whom?
Answer : Reserve Bank of India.
19) What do banks do with the deposits they accept from customers?
Answer : Banks uses a major portion of deposit to extend loans.
20) Which organization lays stress on liberation of foreign trade and foreign investment?
Answer : World Trade Organisation.
21) Describe three types of movements or flows within International Economic Exchanges in the 19th century ? What were its effects?
Why did some industrialist in nineteenth century Europe prefer hand labour over machines?
Answer : i) First is the flow of trade which is referred largely to trade in goods.ii) Second is the migration of people in search of employment.iii) Third is the movement of capital.
i) In Victorian Britain there was no shortage of human labour.
ii) In many industries the demand of labour was seasonal.
iii ) A range of products could be produced only with hand labour .
iv) In Victorian Britain, the upper classes – the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie –preferred things produced by hand.
22) What are the significance of Airways?
Answer : Significance of Airways:-(i) Fastest modes of transport.(ii) Airways are the best means of transport in the remote, hostile and in accessible areas.
(iii) It plays a vital role in natural event and calamities like floods, earthquakes, famines, fires, etc.
23) ‘ Judiciary plays an important role in Indian federalism.’ Justify the statement.
Answer : i) Judiciary with the supreme court at the apex in the sole interpreter of Indian Constitution.
ii) It plays a pivotal role in the implementation of constitutional provisions and procedures.
iii ) The disputes about the division of power are settled by the Judiciary. Hence, judiciary is considered as the guardian of the Indian federalism.
24) Explain any three reasons for the declining caste system in India.
Answer : Various factor that brought about the change in the Indian caste system are
i. Role of social reformers :- many reformers like B R Ambedkar , mahatma Gandhi, Joytiba Phule etc. fought to establish a society in which caste inequality have no place.
ii. Urbanization :- people are shifting from rural to urban areas changing their views and lifestyle ,weakening the position of landlords in the villages.
iii. Role of constitution:- a constitution prohibited any caste based discrimination and laid the foundation of policies to reverse the injustice of caste system . Untouchability has been made a penal offence.
25) “Political parties play a major role in modern democracy”. Explain any three points to justify this statement.
Answer : The political parties play an important role in modern democracy as:-(i) Parties contest elections: In most democracies , elections are fought mainly among the candidates put up by political parties.(ii)Parties put forward different policies and programmes and the voters choose from them.
(iii)Parties play a decisive role in making laws for a country.
26) What does national development refers to?
Answer : It refers to the ability of a country to improve the social welfare of the people. For example, by providing social amenities such as quality education, potable water, transportation, infrastructure and medical care.
27) How is the tertiary sector different from other sectors? Illustrate with a few examples.
Answer : The tertiary sector is different from other two sectors. This is because other two sectors produce goods but, this sector does not produce goods by itself. But the activities under this sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors. These activities are an aid or support for the production process. For example, transport, communication, storage, banking, insurance, trade activities etc. For this reason this sector is also known as service sector.
28) What are the functions of Reserve Bank ?
Answer : i )The Reserve Bank of India supervises the functioning of formal sources of loans.
ii )The RBI monitors that the banks actually maintain the cash balance.
iii) RBI sees that the banks give loans not just to profit-making businesses and traders but also to small cultivators, small scale industries, to small borrowers etc.
iv ) Periodically, banks have to submit information to the RBI on how much they are lending, to whom, at what interest rate.
29) How did French revolutionaries create a sense of collective identity among the French people?
Answer : Ans:-(i)The idea of ‘la patrie’ and ‘le citoyen’ emphasised this nation.
(ii)The tricolour, new French flag was replaced by the royal standard.
(iii)Uniform laws were formulated for all its citizens under a centralised administrative system.
(iv)The body of active citizens elected the Estate General and it was renamed National Assembly.
(v)New hymns were composed, oaths were taken and martyrs commemorated in the name of the nation.
30) Examine the background of Poona pact of 1932 in the light of differences between Gandhi and Dr B. R. Ambedkar?
Answer : i) Colonial govt. declared for separate electorate for Dalit.
ii) Gandhi was against that decision.
iii) Gandhi went on hunger strike
iv) Then compromise between Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar and both agreed for reserved seats for the Depressed class but to be voted from General electorate.
31) Discuss the hazards of mining on the life of miners and on the environment.
Answer : i. The dust and noxious fumes inhaled by miners make them vulnerable to pulmonary disease.
ii. The risk of collapsing mine roofs inundation and fires in coalmines are a constant threat to miners.
iii. The water sources in the region get contaminated due to mining.
iv. Dumping of waste and slurry leads to degradation of land and soil resources.
V. Dumping of waste in water sources leads to increase in stream and river pollution.
32) In which region are most of the jute mills of India concentrated? Why? List any four challenges faced by this industry.
Answer : i ) West Bengal is the store house of jute. It produces the highest number of bales of jute fibre.
ii )This industry requires a lot of water which is easily available from the Hugli River.
iii )Large urban trading centre in Kolkata
iv ) Cheap Labour is easily available because of incoming labour from the adjoining provinces of Bihar and Orissa.
The jute industry is facing challenges of stiff competition in the international market from synthetic substitute.
33) Describe the various forms of power sharing in modern democracies. Give an example of each of these.
Answer : i) Horizontal division of power:-Power is shared among different organs of government such as the Legislative , executive and judiciary.
ii) Vertical division of power:-Power can be shared among government at different levels-central government ,state government, municipal and panchayats.
iii) Division of power in social groups:-Communities government share the power among different social group such as Belgium.
iv)Division of power among political , pressure groups and movements:-Interest group such as traders, businessman, Industrialist, Farmers, workers etc.
34) ’Globalisation is a mixed blessing. ’Explain the statement in context of India.
Answer : Advantages:-
(i) FDI accelerates economic growth of the host country.
(ii) Consumers paradise due to competition in market.
(iii) MNC provide employment opportunities to the people in host countries.
(i) Environmental hazards.
(ii) Exploitation of labours.
(iii)Drainage of resources of the host country and profit swallowed by MNC.
35) A Locate and Label the following on the outline political map of India .
(a)Place where Gandhi broke Salt Law.
(b) Two features have been marked on the given outline map of India .
Identify its feature and write its name on the map provided.
(i) Place where Congress Session in September 1920 was held.
(ii) Place where Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place.
(B ) i. On the outline map of India mark area where Alluvial Soil is found.
ii. Two features A and B are marked on the given outline map of India. Identify the following features and write their correct names.
A . Nuclear Power Plant
B. Software Technology Plant