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Model Test Paper
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER
SOCIAL SCIENCE
CLASS-X
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 90

General Instructions:
1. There are 29 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Marks for each question are indicated against the question.
3. Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each.
4. Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
5. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 120 words each.
6. Question number 29 (a) is a map question of 3 marks from History and the Question number 29 (b) is a map question from Geography.
7. Attach the filled up maps inside your answer-book.

Q.1. Which famous novel caused a scandal in Vietnam? (1 Mark)

Or
How did Metternich describe Mazzini?

Q.2. What is an ore? Give an example. (1 Mark)

Q.3. Classify industries on the basis of ownership. (1 Mark)

Q.4. What does “Road Density mean? What is the average road density of India? (1 Mark)

Q.5. Recognize the situation when credit in some cases pushes the borrower into a situation from which recovery is very painful. What is it called? (1 Mark)

Q.6. How do banks act as a mediator? (1 Mark)

Q.7. What is RTI? When was it introduced? (1 Mark)
Q.8. Bringing down the existing non democratic regime, keeping military away from controlling government and establishing sovereign and functional state. Identify the kind of challenge faced by the people in such a country.  (1 Mark)
Q.9. What was the condition of colonial economy in Vietnam? Explain. (3 Mark)

Or
How was the history of nationalism in Britain unlike the rest of Europe? 

Q.10. Discuss the three main demands of Mahatma Gandhi in his letter to Viceroy Irwin in January 1930? (3 Mark)

Q.11. “India is fortunate to have fairly rich and varied mineral resources. However these are unevenly distributed”. Comment. (3 Mark)

Q.12. Which is the principal mode of transportation? Write two merits of the same. (3 Mark)

Q.13. “Agriculture and industry go hand in hand.” Validate the statement. (3 Mark)

Q.14. Give a short account of the major types of coal found in India. (3 Mark)

Q.15. Elucidate the significance of movements against French by the Vietnamese? (3 Mark)

Or
“The development of nationalism did not come about only through wars and territorial expansions. Culture played an important role in creating the idea of the nation.”Elaborate upon the statement. (3 Mark)

Q.16 The growing role of money and muscle power is a major challenge in India. What do you understand by the statement? Explain. (3 Mark)

Q.17. What is the broad guidelines that can be kept in mind while devising ways and means for political reforms in India? (3 Mark)

Q.18. How are Self Help Groups in the rural areas to solve the problem of credit? (3 Mark)

Q.19. Imagine you deposited Rs 25000/- in the bank as it earns interest. Since the deposits in the bank accounts can be withdrawn on demand. Name the deposit are called? Write two advantage of this kind of deposits. (3 Mark)

Q.20. What are containers? How does it help for transport of goods?  (3 Mark)

Q.21. Elaborate upon the role of women during war and peace in Vietnam. (5 Mark)

Or
Who was Frederic Sorrieu? Write three features about the paintings of him.

Q.22. 22.”British rule in India would have collapsed if Indians had not cooperated “? How did this statement help in starting a mass movement in India against the British rule? (5 Mark)

Q.23. Define trade. What is balance of trade? Explain two types of balance of trade. (5 Mark)

Q.24. What can we conclude about democracy with reference to popular struggles and movements like Bolivian water war? Explain in detail. (5 Mark)

Q.25. Elucidate some of the recent efforts taken in our country to reform political parties and its leaders. (5 Mark)

Q.26. How can you say that “democracy is better than dictatorship”? Validate the statement with the help of relevant example. (5 Mark)

Q.27. 27.“Information technology is connected with globalisation” Demonstrate with the help of illustrations”. (5 Mark)

Q.28. Which has enabled the consumers to have the right to represent in the consumer courts? Explain with the help of an example how it benefits the consumers. (5 Mark)

Q.29. (a) Locate and label the following places on the given political map of India. (1x3)
i. Where Indian National Congress held its session in December 1929
ii. Mahatma Gandhi broke the salt law here
iii. Mahatma Gandhi organized satyagraha for cotton mill workers here
(I) Locate and label the following features on the outline map of India political:
a) Nellore Mica Mines
b) Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant (1+1=2)
(II) Identify the features marked as A and B on the same given map of India political:
A) Iron and steel plant
B) Silk Textile Industry (½ + ½ =1)

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