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087/X/SA2/29/B1

Class - X
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Time : 3 hours
3 U

Maximum Marks : 80
80
Total No. of Pages : 11

Instructions :
1.

The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

2.

Marks are indicated against each question.

3.

Questions from serial number 1 - 16 are multiple choice Questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each.
Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. Write the correct alternative in your answer
book.

4.

Questions from serial number 17 to 29 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each.

5.

Questions from serial number 30 to 34 are 4 marks questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 100 words each.

6.

Question number 35 is a map question of 2 marks from History and Question number 36 is a
map question of 3 marks from Geography. Attach both the maps in your answer book.

1.

36

2.

3.

1 16 - U
U S U

4.

17 29 - U 80

5.

30 34 U-U U 100

6.

35 2 U 36 3
U-S
1

1.

When did Napoleon invade Italy ?


(a)

1821

(b)

1905

(c)

1797

(d)

1795

OR
Who was the founder of the Hoa Hao movement ?

2.

(a)

Boi Chau

(b)

Liang Qichai

(c)

Huynh Phu So

(d)

Phan Chu Trinh

Which one of the following powers was not interested in extending their own control
over the Balkans ?
(a)

Russia

(b)

Germany

(c)

Switzerland

(d)

England

OR
What was the Ordinance 10?

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

(a)

The coup that overthrew Baos regime

(b)

The reason for partition of Vietname

(c)

Communist led government

(d)

French law that permitted Christianity but outlawed Buddhism

By whom was the song Vande Mataram Compose ?


(a)

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

(b)

Rabindranath Tagore

(c)

Sarat Chandra

(d)

Natesa Sastri

Hind Swaraj was written by :

(a)

Abul Kalam Azad

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c)

Sardar Patel

(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

Which one of the following minerals is formed by decomposition of rocks, leaving a


residual mass of weathered material ?
(a)

Coal

(b)

Bauxite

(c)

Gold

(d)

Zinc

The finest quality of Iron ore is :

(a)

Pyrite

(b)

Siderita

(c)

Magnetite

(d)

Anthracite

Which one of the following agencies, market steel for the public sector plants ?
(a)

HAIL

(b)

SAIL

(c)

TATA STEEL

(d)

MNCC

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8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

Which one of the following ports is the deepest land - locked and well protected port
along the east coast ?
(a)

Chennai

(b)

Paradip

(c)

Tuticorin

(d)

Vishakhapatnam

Which among the following is the special feature that distinguishes a pressure group
from a political party ?
(a)

Parties take political stances, while pressure groups do not bother about political
issues.

(b)

Pressure groups are confined to a few people, while parties involve larger number
of people.

(c)

Pressure groups do not seek to get into power, while political parties do.

(d)

Pressure groups do not seek to mobilise people, while parties do.

Nepals popular struggle

(b)

Bolivias water war

(c)

Environmental Movement

(d)

Narmada Bachao Andolan

Partisan means :

(a)

Party which runs the government

(b)

Affair of the state or the science of government

(c)

A person who is strongly committed to a party

(d)

A group of people who come together to promote common beliefs

Which legal act is the best to empower people to carry out democratic reforms ?
(a)

Right to information Act

(b)

Right to freedom

(c)

Right to education

(d)

Right to move freely

Formal sources of credit do not include :


(a)

Banks

(b)

Co-operatives

(c)

Employers

(d)

None

Banks use the major portion of the deposit to :


(a)

Keep reserve so that people may withdraw

(b)

Meet their routine expenses

(c)

Extend loans

(d)

Meet renovation of the bank

Tax on imports is an example of :


(a)

Terms of trade

(b)

Collateral

(c)

Trade barriers

(d)

Foreign trade

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The city of Cochabamba is related to which issue ?


(a)

16.

National consumers day in India is observed on :


(a) 24 December
(b) 14 December
(c) 14 January
(d) 31 December

17.

Who was Count Camilo Cavour ? State any two of his contributions ?
OR
Mention any three features Hoa - Hao movement ?

1+2=3
3x1=3

18.

How was the Civil Disobedience Movement different from the Non - co-operation
movement ? Give any three points of distinctive.
3x1=3

19.

Define mineral. How are minerals formed in igneous and metamorphic rocks ?
1+2=3

20.

Explain any three main causes of environmental pollution created by industries.

21.

3x1=3
Explain any three factors responsible for the location of cotton textile industry in
Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

22.

3x1=3
Which three conclusions can be drawn out from the Movement of Nepal and the Struggle
of Bolivia ?

23.

3x1=3
Under which three conditions democracies are able to accommodate social
diversities ? Explain.

24.

The general assessment to find democracy better than its alternative form of3x1=3
governments appears to be exactly correct. Support the statement with three facts.

25.

Critically examine the basic challenges of democracy.

26.

Describe any three ways in which flexibility in the labour laws help companies.

27.

Which real steps make the liberalisation to take place in any nation ? Explain any three
3x1=3
such steps.

28.

Explain the three measures adopted by the consumers to express their solidarity.

29.

Explain the mechanism of three tier quasi - judicial machinery set up for redressal of
consumer desputes.
3x1=3

30.

How was the Habsburg Empire a patchwork of many different regions and peoples in
Europe ? Explain.

3x1=3
3

3x1=3

OR
Why did Bernard believe that the economy of the colonies needed to be developed ?
4x1=4
Explain his four suggestions in the case of Vietnam.
31.

What was an Rowlatt Act ? Explain the reactions of the people against this Act.

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1+3=4

32.

Define the following terms :


(i)
Trade
(ii) International trade
(iii) Favourable Balance of Trade
(iv) Unfavourable Balance of Trade

33.

Explain in four different manners that political parties are still in the grip of some
1+1+1+1=4
serious challenges.

34.

(i)
(ii)

35.

Two features A and B are marked in the given political outline map of India. Identify
these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names
1+1=2
on the lines marked in the map.
(A) The place where Indian National Congress Session of December 1920 was held.
(B) The place where Peasants Satyagraha took place in 1917.
OR
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same given political
1+1=2
outline map of India.
(i)
Champaran The place known for the Indigo planters, movement.
(ii) Bardore The place known for No - tax campaign.

1+1+1+1=4

What are formal sources of credit ?


Why do will need expend formal sources of credit in rural India ? Explain.

1+3=4

Note :

The following questions are for The BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of
1+1=2
Q. No. 35 :
(35.1)
Name the place where Indian National Congress Session of December 1920
was held.
(35.2)
Name the place where peasants Satyagarh was started in 1917.

36.

Three features A and B and C are marked in the given political outline map of India.
Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct
names on the lines marked in the map.
1+1+1=3
(A) A National Highway
(B) A silk industrial centre
(C) A mica mine
OR
Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same given political
outline map of India :
(i)
Narora : Nuclear Power Plant.
(ii) Vishakhapattanam : Software Technology Park.
(iii) Kanpur Cotton Textile Centre.

Note :

The following questions are for The BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu
Q. No. 36.
1+1+1=3
(36.1)
Name any one famous mica mine of Rajasthan
(36.2)
Name any one silk industrial centre located in West Bengal
(36.3)
Name the Software Technology Park located in coastal area of Andhra
Pradesh

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1.

U U ?
(a)

1821

(b)

1905

(c)

1797

(d)

1795

- S ?

2.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

Q U L ?
(a)

(b)

(c)

SUUU

(d)

10 ?

3.

4.

7.

(b)

(c)

SU UU

(d)

U h U
1

U U ?
(a)

(b)

U U

(c)

(d)

S
1

SU
(c)

6.

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(b)

UU U mU

(d)

mU

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U U U U U U
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(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

U
(S)

U -S
(a)

UU

(b)

UUU

(c)

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(d)

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(a)

(b)

(c)

UU SU

(d)

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(a)

(a)

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8.

9.

S U, U U U ?

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(b)
(c)
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10.

11.

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15.

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(b)

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(c)

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(d)

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(a) U
(b)

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(c)

(d)
13.

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(a)

12.

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(a)

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(a)

(b)

(c)

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(d)

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1

U (a)

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(b)

(c)

(d)

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(b)

(c)

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(d)

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16.

17.

U -

(a)

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(b)

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(c)

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(d)

31

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1+2=3

3x1=3

18.

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3x1=3

19.

U U A U U ^ ?

1+2=3

20.

l mU U U SC

3x1=3

21.

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3x1=3

22.

U c

3x1=3

23.

Z U ? Sc

3x1=3

24.

U UU U U
C

3x1=3

25.

U U U

3x1=3

26.

U mU U
3x1=3


27.

S UU ? SC

3x1=3
3x1=3

28.

Q mU U Q U

29.

UU S SU U SC
3x1=3

30.

U - U U ? ScU

U S LU ?
4x1=4
U SC
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31.

UU U ? U Lh SC

32.

(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

1+3=4
1+1+1+1=4

UC U
U

33.

U U SC U U U

34.

(i)
(ii)

35.

U d ?

4x1=4
1+3=4

U U d SU ? SC

U U U U - A

U B

U U U U U

(A)
(B)

1
1

S U 1920 U UC
S 1917

U U U Q mU U

(i)
(ii)

U - S U h
S h

U C U 35
(35.1)

S U

S U UC UU 1920

(35.2)
36.

S 1917

U U U U

A, B,

U U U U U

(A) UC U
(B) U l
(C)

U U U Q mU U

(i)

UU

(ii)

^ - UU l

(iii)

U - S l

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1
1
1

U C U 36

S U

(36.1)

US h

(36.2)

S U l

(36.3)

U S UU l

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