CBSE Board Class 9 Social Science Sample Papers 2010
CBSE Board Sample Papers 2010 for Class 9 Social Science
TIME : 3 Hrs Maximum Marks : 90
1. The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Marks are indicated against each question.
3. Questions from serial number 1-10 are multiple choice questions (MCQ) of 1 mark each.
Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. Write the correct alternative in your answer
4. Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.
5. Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 120 words each.
6. Question number 31 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only. After completion,
attach the map inside your answer book.
1. Till the eighteenth century the shape of the cricket bat was in the shape of hockey
stick. Choose the correct reason :
a) The ground was uneven.
b) The ball was bowled underarm along the ground.
c) There was no limit on the shape and the size of the bat.
d) It was easy to play in open ground.
Which combination was suggested by the Rabindra Nath Tagore for India's national
a) Elements of Hindu and Muslim Dress.
b) Elements of Hindu and Parsi Dress.
c) Elements of Muslim and European Dress.
d) Elements of European and Hindu Dress.
2. Why is cricket match different from other sports? Choose the correct answer.
a) The match can go on for five days and still end in a draw.
b) The playing time is an hour and half.
c) The dimension of the playing area is specified.
d) The game gets completed in nine innings.
The red cap introduced by Jacobin Club symbolized :
c) Broken Chain
3. Which one of the following types of forests is found in the Ganga-Bramputra Delta?
a) Thorny forest
b) Montane forest
c) Mangrove forest
d) Tropical Rain forest
4. Which one of the following provides an ideal habitat for the animal 'Yak'?
b) Swampy and marshy lands of Assam
c) Rann of Kutch
d) Freezing high altitudes of Ladakh
5. Which of the following statements is against the democratic process of elections?
a) Parties and candidates should be free to contest elections.
b) Elections must be held regularly immediately after the term is over.
c) The right to vote should be given to the selected people only.
d) Elections should be conducted in a free and fair manner.
6. Which one of the following is a violation of the right to life or personal liberty?
a) The arrested person was informed about the reason of his arrest.
b) He was produced before the court within 24 hours of his arrest.
c) He was not allowed to consult his lawyer.
d) He was shown the warrant before arrest.
7. Which one of the following rights is available to the citizens of India and not to the
citizens of Saudi Arabia?
a) The country is ruled by a hereditary king.
b) Citizens cannot form political parties.
c) Women are subjected to many public restrictions.
d) Citizens enjoy the freedom of religion.
8. Which one of the following is not considered as a social indicator of poverty?
a) Illiteracy level.
b) Lack of access of health care.
c) Inadequate safe drinking water.
d) Ample job opportunities.
9. Which one of the following does not ensure food security to the people?
a) Enough food is available for all the persons.
b) All persons have the capacity to buy food.
c) Extremely inadequate purchasing power.
d) There is no barrier on access to food.
10. Which Institution was set up by the Maharashtra Academy of Development Science
(ADS) to facilitate a network of NGOs in different regions?
a) Gramin Bank
b) Grain Bank
c) Commercial Bank
d) Food Corporation of India
11. What is shifting cultivation? Why did the European foresters discourage the practice
of shifting cultivation? 1+2=3
How did the Pastoralists cope with the changes in the modern world? 3x1=3
Explain the impact of introduction of machines in agriculture on poor farmers.
12. State any three important changes introduced in the game of cricket during the 19th
What was the main objective of Sumptuary laws? Mention any two restrictions
imposed under these laws.
13. How is the climate of India governed by the atmospheric conditions? Explain with
three suitable examples. 3x1=3
14. Describe any three features of advancing monsoon season. 3x1=3
15. In which region are the tropical thorny forests and shrubs found in India? Mention
any four characterstics of such type of vegetation. 1+2=3
16. Explain three main processes of change of population in India. 3x1=3
17. How does the Election Commission of India regulate campaigns of political parties
and candidates to ensure fair and equal chances to compete? 3x1=3
18. What are 'Reserved Constituencies'? Why was the system of reserved constituencies
introduced in India? 1+2=3
19. Explain any three powers of the Prime Minister of India as Head of the State. 3x1=3
20. Explain with examples how the poverty line is estimated in India? 1½+1½=3
21. Explain any three causes for the widespread poverty in India. 3x1=3
22. Describe the three dimensions of food security. 3x1=3
23. Explain any five ideas of Dietech Brandis for management of forests in India during
British period. 5x1=5
Why are Maasais of Africa continuously losing their grazing grounds? Explain any
How did the Enclosure Movement benefit Britain. Explain any fine benefits. 5x1=5
24. Explain any five reasons for increase in deforestation under colonial rule. 5x1=5
What was the impact of the colonial policies on the life of the pastoralists. Explain any
Why were the peasants not willing to grow opium in their fields? 5x1=5
25. "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing field of Eton". Justify the statement
with any five suitable arguments. 5x1=5
"The introduction of western style clothing in the 19th centuary in India met with
severe reactions in different ways". Support the statement with suitable arguments.5
26. Describe any five provisions made in the National Population Policy of 2000. 5x1=5
27. Name the two houses of Parliament in India. Which of the two houses in more
powerful? Justify your answer with any three suitable arguments. 1+1+3=5
28. "Rights are necessary for the very sustenance of a democracy". Give any five
arguments to support the statement. 5x1=5
29. Explain five important anti-poverty measures undertaken by the Government of
30. What is buffer stock? Why is the buffer stock created by the government? 1+4=5
31.a)Two features A and B are shown in the political outline map of India. Identify these
features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the
line marked on the map.
A- Type of forest
B- The state having lowest sex-ratio
b) On the same political outline map of India locate and label the following items with
(i) Thiruvananthapuram - A weather station
(ii) Corbett National Park
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