CBSE Board Class 10 Social Science Previous Year Question Papers 2009

CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2009 for Class 10 Social Science


1. Write any four direct advantages of forests. 4×½=2

2. State four steps which have been taken by the government to promote private sector. 4×½=2

3. State any four precautions needed to be taken at the time of entering a damaged
building. 4×½=2

4. Explain any two objectives of ‘Swadeshi Movement’. 2×1=2

5. Explain the main contributions of Bhakti Movement. 2×1=2

6. How have synthetic fibres revolutionised the textile industry in India ? Explain with two
examples. 2×1=2

7. Why is it necessary to chalk out a strategy for social development ? Give two reasons. 2×1=2

8. Identify and name the Indian national leader shown in the picture given below. State
any two of his contributions in promoting Indian Nationalism. 1+1=2
State any two contributions of Dadabhai Naoroji to promote Indian Nationalism. 2×1=2

9. “The Gupta period saw the flowering of ancient Indian culture.” Prove this statement
with two examples. 2×1=2

10. “The location of the Iron and Steel industry is governed by its close proximity to raw
materials.” Give two arguments in favour of this statement. 2×1=2

11. “The problems of the aged people are growing very fast in India.” Justify this statement
with two examples. 2×1=2

12. Suppose   you   are   the   ‘District   Magistrate’   of  a   particular   district.   How   will   you
administer relief responsibilities in your jurisdiction ? 2

13. What were the major achievements of Arya Samaj in the social and educational fields ?
State any four contributions of the Press in India during the nineteenth century. 4×1=4

14. Write any four uses of manganese ore. Also name the four major producing states of
manganese ore.  2+2=4

15. Write two main features each of General Assembly and Security Council as the major
organs of the United Nations. 2+2=4

16. Explain any four major problems associated with food security in India. 4×1=4
Explain any four technological reforms made in Indian agriculture after Independence. 4×1=4

17. Explain any four major problems faced by road transportation in India. 4×1=4

18. Explain four major programmes adopted by the government to generate employment
opportunities in India. 4×1=4
What is the meaning of ‘unemployment’ ? Explain any three causes of unemployment in
India. 1+3=4

19. “Communalism is a threat to our national unity.” Support this statement with four
facts. 4×1=4

20. Explain any four protection measures of buildings in flood prone areas. 4×1=4

21. Describe any six methods adopted by the ‘Revolutionaries’ to achieve freedom. 6×1=6
Describe any six points about the ‘Massacre’ of Jallianwala Bagh. 6×1=6

22. How does ‘land degradation’ take place through human activities in India ? Explain any
three measures to control this degradation. 3+3=6
Explain any six reasons responsible for the increasing scarcity of water in India. 6×1=6

23. Explain four factors responsible for the exploitation of consumers.  What is the main
difference between Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Agmark ? 4+2=6
Who is a consumer ? Explain five duties of consumers. 1+5=6

24. (a) (i) On the given political outline map of  India  (on page 8) the place is shown by
No. 1, where the first Congress Session was held in 1885. Write the correct name
of this place on the line drawn on the map.
(ii) On  the same map of  India shade and name the state where the
‘rock-cut temples’ are situated in Mahabalipuram. 1+1=2