CBSE Board Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers 2008
CBSE Board Sample Papers 2008 for Class 10 Social Science
Class – X
Subject –Social Science
1. The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Marks are indicated against each question.
3. This question paper consist of two parts i.e. Part I and Part II. Part I of the question paper contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from serial Number 1 to 16 of 1 mark each. These sixteen questions of Part I are to be answered on a separate sheet provided. This part has to be completed in first 30 minutes only and the answer sheet must be handed over to the invigilator before starting Part II.
4. In Part II, there are twenty questions from serial no. 17 to 36 which are to be attempted in 2 hours and 30 minutes. This part should be attempted the stipulated only after time given for Part I.
5. Questions from serial number 17 to 31 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each
6. Questions from serial number 32 to 35 are 4 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each
7. Question number 36 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1. To which century the spread of disease- carrying germs has been traced to?
(a) 5th century (b) 7th century
(c) 9th century (d) 11th century
Which of the following was not a pre-colonial port in India?
(a Surat (b) Hoogly
© Mauslipattnam (d) Bombay
The book of Andrew Mearns on the condition of child laborers is
(a) The bitter cry of outcast London.
(c) Hard Times.
2 .which of the following power was not an Axis Power?
Parsis like Dinshaw Petit and Jamshedjee Nusserwanjee Tata , industrialists accumulated their wealth by which of the following way?
(a) Export to china
(b) Imports from china
(c) Import from England
(d) Export to England
Who developed the concept of the Garden City?
(a) Charles Booth
(c) Raymond Unwin
(d) Barry Parker
3. Who among the following brought the printing technology to Italy?
(a) Johann Gutenberg
(b) James Watt
(c) Marco polo
Which among the following novels written in the 18th century told much of its story through exchange of letters between two people?
(a) Oliver Twist
(c) Pickwick papers
(d)None of the above
4. The first printing press came to India with which one of the following?
(a) Portuguese Missionaries
(b) Catholic Priests
(c) Dutch Protestants
(d) East India Company
Who among the following is the author of the novel” Anguriya Binimoy?
(a) Bhudeb Mukhopodhyaya
(b) Bankim Chandra chaterjee
(c) Ramashankar Ray
(d) Sarat Chandra
5 The Fossil Fuel is
(a) Renewable resources
(b) Non -renewable
(c) National resources
(d) Individual resources
6. In which one of the following states, Bandhavgarh National Park is located?
(b) Madhya Pradesh
7. Under the hydrological cycle, from which of the following fresh water cannot be obtained directly?
(b) Surface runoff
8 which one of the following is not an important Kharif crops
9. Belgium shares its border with
(a) France, Germany, Sweden
(b) Nether land, Germany, Luxemburg
(c) Germany, Austria, France
(d) England, France, Germany
(a) Impedes efficiency
(b) Decrease participation
(c) concentrates power
(d) Ensure policy responsiveness
11. Federalism concerns the relationship between?
(a) State and national level
(b) State and local level
(c) National and local level
(d) All the above
12. Caste hierarchies are breaking down due to
(a) Occupational mobility
(b) Caste based politics
(c) Separate political constituency
(d) Hereditary occupational division 1
13. Among the following criteria which one is the basis to measure the undernourishment?
14. In a Less Developed Country:
a) The infrastructure is likely to be good
b) Real wages are likely to be high
c) Unemployment is likely to be low
d) The primary sector is likely to be significant
15. A higher GDP per capita may not mean that the quality of life has really improved because:
a) It measures wealth not income
b) It measures Gross Domestic Product
c) It does not measure the quality of the items produced
d) It is only measured every five years
16. Criteria used to divide the economic activity of primary, secondary and tertiary activities
(a) Nature of activity
(b) Manufacturing units
(c) Organized and unorganized sector
(d) Public sector and primary sector
17. What was the principal change in the international power structure brought by the First World War.?
Why did industrial production in India increase during the First World War.?
What do you mean by reclamation? Why were the reclamation projects taken up by Bombay? Give examples.
18. "Mention some of the innovations that have improved the printing technology after the 17th century
Name the first Hindi novel. What was its theme?.
19. Describe Mahatma Gandhi’s views on the freedom of press.
Explain some of the social changes in the 19th century Britain which Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens wrote about.
20. Explain the policy of the colonial state towards the print culture in India?
Describe the ways in which the novel in India attempted to create a sense of pan India belonging.
21. What is resource conservation? How it is different from resource planning.
22. Which communities are playing positive role for the conservation of wildlife and forest? Explain how?
23. How big dams have posed serious socio-economic problems.
24. How power sharing maintains balance of power
25. We met with a group from Pakistan and felt that we had more in common with them than many girls from other parts of my own country. Is it multi-identity issue or anti nationalist feeling. Give your views in three points
26 .How democracies respond to social division.
27. Why woman representation in Indian politics is so low in comparison to European countries.
28. What should India do to become a developed country?
29. Why is the issue of sustainability important for development?
30. In what ways employment can be increased in urban areas.
31. "Compare and contrast the changes in the occupational pattern of India with the developed countries..
32. Explain the factors responsible for the end of the Bretton woods system and the beginning of globalization
Explain the factors responsible for the decline of textile exports from India in the later half of the 19th century.
Why London was called a Magnet city? Explain in four points.
33 What are the reforms initiated by the Indian govt. in the field of agriculture?
34 .What are the secularist principles of Indian constitution.
35. Explain how public sector contribute to the economic development of a nation
36. Three features with serial number 1 to 3 are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and their correct names on the lines marked in the Map.
1. Soil type
2. Tiger Reserve
3. The leading jute producing state
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same Map.
1. Sardar Sarovar Dam
2 .Sunderban national park
3. The largest producing state of sugarcane
Note : The following question is for the Visual impaired Candidates only, in lieu of Q.No. 36
36.1 What is the colour of the red soil
36.2 Name the Tiger Reserve of Kerala.
36.3 In which state 'Bhairodev Dakar Sonchuri' is developed for protecting the wildlife?
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