CBSE Board Class 10 Social Science Previous Year Question Papers 2011

CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2011 for Class 10 Social Science


1. Define the term ‘economic development’. State the  two bases of measuring economic
development of a country. 1+1=2

2. Who is a disabled person ? Give  one  example each of  two  types of disabilities. 1+1=2

3. Write any  four  facts about tsunami. 4×½=2

4. Explain how Indian industries and trade had been ruined under the British rule in the
eighteenth century. 2

5. Explain any  two  main features of Harappan culture. 2×1=2

6. Name  the  northern,  eastern,  southern  and  western  nlost  stations  of Golden
Quadrilateral express national highway. 4×½=2

7. How do the means of mass communication play a vital role in creating awareness
among the people ? Explain. 2

8. Identify and name the social reformer shown in the picture given below. State any
two contributions made by him. 1+1=2

9. ‘India is a multilingual country’. Justify the statement with  two arguments. 2×1=2

10. “Wells and tube wells are the most popular means of irrigation in northern plains of
India.” Justify the statement with  two arguments. 2×1=2

11. “Health sector interplays the most significant role in human development.” Justify
this statement with  two  arguments. 2×1=2

12. Suggest  two  facts which should be borne in mind while selecting a site for a building
in coastal areas. 2×1=2

13. Describeany  four  characteristics of subsistence farming. 4×1=4
Describe any  four  steps taken by the Government to improve Indian agriculture after
Independence. 4×1=4

14. Describe any  four major problems faced by cotton textile industry in India. 4×1=4

15. Describe  two different approaches by which the number of the poor are estimated in
the country. 2+2=4

16. “The revolt of 1857 marked a turning point in the history of India.” Support this
statement by giving  four facts. 2+2=4
When was the Muslim League formed ? Explain its  three main objectives.

17. “Coal is the main source of energy as well as a raw material for industries in India.”
Support this statement with  two  facts for each. 2+2=4

18. How does communalism pose a threat to our national unity ? Explain. 1+3=4

19. Explain the term ‘Veto’. Name any  four  countries which have veto power. 4×1=4

20. How is disaster managed at different levels ? Explain with one example each, from
any  four  levels. 4×1=4
Explain any  four  objectives of a search and rescue team.

21. When was Indian National Congress founded ? Who played the most important part
in its formation ? Describe the main objectives of the Congress. 1+1+4=6
Describe any  six  factors that were responsible for the rise of ‘extremism’ in India. 6×1=6

22. Why is the conservation of resources essential ? Explain any  three measures of
conservation of resources. 3+3=6
“Water is a very important and critical resource in India”. Support this statement by
explaining any  three  points of each. 3+3=6

23. Explain with suitable examples the impact of the expansion of business activities in
an economy. 6
Why is the rise of consumer awareness essential ? Explain any  four measures to
protect consumers’ interest 2+4=6

24. (a) (i) On the given political outline map of  India,  the place is shown by  No. 1, where
Congress was split in 1907. Identify the place and name it on the line drawn.
(ii) On  the same map  shade and name the state where Jallianwala Bagh
incident occurred. 1+1=2
(b) On the given political outline map of  India,
four  geographical features A, B, C
and D are marked. Identify these features with the help of the map key and
write their correct names on the line marked against each in the map. 4×1=4
On the given political outline map of  India  locate and label the following features : 4×1=4
(i) Kanpur - Cotton Textile Centre
(ii) Kaiga - Nuclear Power Station
(iii) Haldia - Oil Refinery
(iv) Kandla - Seaport