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Social Science Class - X  (CBSE)
You are on the questions of Set I


Q 1. Mention two important events of 1917 which turned the course of the First World War. (2)

Q 2. Describe two reforms introduced by the Russian Czar, Nicholas II after the 1905 revolution. (2)

Q 3. Name any two organizations set up for African Liberation Movement. (2)

Q 4. Why did the indian leaders oppose Rowlatt Act in 1919. (2)

Q 5. What is meant by Opium War? Describe the effects of Opium War on China. (4)


Q 5. Define Imperialism. State any three economic effects of imperialism. (4)

Q 6. What is referred to as 'International Economic Order'? What is its importance in the present day world. (4)


Q 6. What is meant by 'Apartheid'? What were its effects on the people of South Africa? (4)

Q 7. Why was social reform necessary in 19th century India? Examine the evils that crept in the society and religion of that period. (4)


Q 7. How did the racial arrogance of the British lead to the growth of national conciousness in the later hall of the 19th century? Explain with examples. (4)

Q 8. Examine the nature of Fascist aggression between 1930 to 1938. Why were these aggressive activities not checked by the Allied Powers? (6)


Q 8. What does 'Resistance Movement' mean in the context of second world war? Explain with examples its role in weakening of the Fascist powers in Europe. (6)

Q 9. Critically examine the main aspects of Indian National Movement during the period between 1930 to 1947. (6)


Q 9. Analyse the reasons for nationalist upsurge in India after the second World War. (6)

Q10. On the given outline map of Asia mark and show the followiing: (3)
(i) One colony of France before 1914
(ii) Two countries occupied by Japan after 1941.


Q 10. On the given outline map of India mark and show three places where important Congress sessions were held between 1905 - 1920. (3)

Note: The following question is for Blind candidates only in lieu of Q.10.

Q 10. Describe three contributions of Mahadev Govind Ranade.


Q10. Describe any three effects of the treaty of versailles on Germany. (3)



Q 11. State any two methods of promoting national integration. (2)

Q 12. How does hoarding lead to black marketing? Explain. (2)

Q 13. What is the difference between by-election and midterm election. (3)

Q 14. Give three reasons for the growing unemployment in urban areas. (3)

Q 15. What influence did the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have no the Indian Constitution? What is its significance of the Indian people? (4)

Q 16. Explain the role of Prime Minister and his council of Ministers in the Parliamentary democracy in India. What is the significance of 'collective responsibility in this context? (6)

Q 16. Examine the powers of the Governor of an Indian state with special reference to his discretionary powers. (6)



Q 17. In the given outline map of India, locate the following carefully with appropriate symbols and write the name of each item near its location:
17.1 Vindhyas Range (5X1=5)
17.2 Capital of Jammu & Kashmir with its name.
17.3 Hirakund Dam
17.4 Main Coffee producing area
17.5 Mumbai Port.

Note : The following question is for Blind candidates only in lieu of Q.No. 17.

Q 17.1 What type of mountain range is the Vindhyas?
Q17.2 Name the Capital of Jammu & Kashmir state.
Q17.3 Name the river on which Hirakund Dam has been built.
Q17.4 Which state is the leading producer of coffee in India.
Q17.5 On which coast of India is Mumbai port situated?

Q 18. Study the data given below carefully and answer the following questions: (2X1=2)

Height above
Mean Sea Level
(in meters)
Mean Monthly Temperature (in oC)
Average Annual Rainfall
(in mm)
- 8.5(January)
26.2(July, Aug.)
29o N
33.3 (May, June)
14.4 (January)

Q 18.1 Name the coldest station. Also name the station located in the South of Tropic of Cancer.
Q18.2 Name the station which receives precipitation in the form of rainfall and snowfall as well. Write annual amount of precipitation of the same station.

Note: The following question is for Blind candidates only in Lieu of Q.No.18.

Q 18. "Western Rajasthan receives Less rains'. Write two reasons. (2)

Q19. Study the diagram given below carefully and answer the following questions: (2X1=2)
Rainfall & Temperature in Chennai

Q19.1 Name the rainiest month. Also name the climatic season in which this month falls.
Q19.2 What is the mean monthly temperature in May? How much more is it than that of July?

Note: The following question is for Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q.No. 19.

Q19. 'Chennai gets more rainfall in winter than summer'. Give two reasons.

Q20. Write two differences between 'glacier' and 'river'. Name one glacier lying in Uttar Pradesh. Also name the river rising from this glacier. (2+1/2+1/2=3)

Q 21. Write three measures to conserve eco-system (3)

Q 22. Name two agro-based industries, except sugar industry. The sugar industry is now shifting from north to south. Mention two reasons for it. (1+2=3)

Q 23(i) Explain two measures to stop increase in the area of waste land. (2X1=2)

Q 23(ii) Explain with two reasons how Damodar Valley Project has helped in managing water resources of river Damodar. (2x1=2)

Q 24(i) Distinguish between thermal power and water power. Explain two points. (2x1=2)

Q 24(ii) Annual production of gold has been dwindling in India. Explain giving two reasons for it. (2x1=2)

Q 25. 'Green Revolution has made India self-sufficient in the production of cereals.' Explain giving four points for it. (4x1=4)

Q 26. Discuss rail transport briefly under the following heads. (5X1=5)



Q 27. Briefly write the goals given in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. (3x1=3)

Q 28. Developing economy faces special problems of Unemployment. Write 3 factors responsible for these problems. (3)

Q 29(i) Distinguish between 'disguised unemployment' and 'seasonal unemployment'. (2)

Q 29(ii) Explain with two reasons why Indian agriculture is in a relatively poor condition (2x1=2)