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Practice Paper 1 Class X

Social Science

Time3Hrs. M.M80

This practice paper is designed as per the CBSE latest sample paper 2019 given on CBSE site. General Instructions:

  1. The question paper is divided into four sections- Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.
  2. The question paper has 35 questions in all.
  3. All questions are compulsory.
  4. Marks are indicated against each question.
  5. Questions from serial number 1 to 20 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries one mark each.
  6. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are of 3 marks. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
  7. Questions from serial number 29 to 34 are of 5 marks. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  8. Question number 35 is a map based question of 6 marks with two parts-35 A from history (2 marks) and 35 B from Geography (4 marks)
  9. There are separate questions in lieu of question no. 35 for visually impaired students.

Section A

  1. Which among the following is NOT responsible for Globalization.

A. Liberalisation B. Information and Technology

C. Trade Barrier D. Means of Transportation

  1. Which among the following is NOT Part of ‘Term of Credit’?
    1. Interest Rate 2. Collateral 3. Mode of Repayment 4. Pass Book
      1. Only 1,2 and 3. B. Only 2 and 4. C. Only4 D. All of the above
  2. Underemployment occurs when People

A. Do not want to work B. Are working in a Lazy manner

C. Are working less than what they are capable of doing D. Are not paid for their work

  1. Which among the following is a component of a political party?

A. Leaders B. Active Members C. Followers    D. All of the above

  1. Which among the following statements about India’s Constitution is wrong?
  2. It prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion.
  3. It gives official status to one religion.
  4. It provides to all individuals freedom to profess any religion.
  5. It ensures equality to citizens among religious communities.
    1. Which among the following is the first Port developed soon after Independence?

A. Mumbai B. Kandla C. Chennai D. Tuticorin

  1. In the question given below, there are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct option given below:

Assertion : Culture played an important role in creating the idea of the nation.

Reason: Weavers in Silesia had a revolt against contractors who supplied raw material and gave them orders for furnished textiles but drastically reduced their payments.

Option

  1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
  2. Both A and R are true and but R is not the correct explanation of A.
  3. A is correct and R is incorrect.
  4. A is wrong but R is correct.
    1. In the question given below, there are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct option:

Assertion: In 1917, Gandhiji organised a Satyagraha to support the peasants of the Kheda district of Gujarat.

Reason: The peasants were affected by crop failure and plague epidemic. They could not pay the revenue and were demanding the revenue collection be relaxed.

Option

  1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
  2. Both A and R are true and but R is not the correct explanation of A.
  3. A is correct and R is incorrect.
  4. A is wrong but R is correct.
    1. In the question given below, there are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct option:

Assertion: The new reading culture was accompanied by a new technology. Reason: There was a gradual shift from hand printing to mechanical printing. Option

  1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
  2. Both A and R are true and but R is not the correct explanation of A.
  3. A is correct and R is incorrect.
  4. A is wrong but R is correct.
    1. In Which year Vienna congress was organised?

A. 1818 B. 1816 C. 1817 D. 1815

For Q.11 to Q.13 Fill in the Blanks

  1. The Famous economist John Maynard Keynes thought that export of ……… from India promoted global economic recovery during The great Depression of 1929-1933.
  2. The  Bretton Woods conference established an organisation called to deal with external

surpluses and deficits of its member nation.

  1. The colonization of Africa was completed in 1885 and called……….. .

OR

  1. British East India appointed a  paid servant called to supervise weavers, collect supplies

and examine the quality of cloth.

  1. During the initial years of Industrialization esteem engine was mostly used in industry.
  2. First Indian who established a Jute mill was ………….. .
  3. Mention any one step that can be taken to control soil erosion in the hilly areas?
  4. Mention any one importance of Roadways in transportation?

OR

Mention any one importance of pipelines in transportation?

  1. Why is democracy better form of government than its other alternative? OR

Democracy accommodates social diversity. Evaluate.

  1. Mention the role of opposition in Democracy?

OR

Mention the role of Regional parties in Democracy?

  1. What do you understand by the term Birth Rate?

OR

Why growth in tertiary sector is Important?

  1. How have Self Help Groups (SHG’s) been important for poor households in rural area?

OR

How does money solve the problem of double coincidence of wants?

  1. Why are Multi National Companies (MNC’s) important for Globalisation? OR

Why is foreign trade important for countries like India?

Section B

  1. “Natural gas is considered as an environment friendly fuel.” Elaborate this statement.

OR

“There is a pressing need to use renewable energy resources.” Justify this statement.

  1. “People may have conflicting development goals.” Support this statement with examples.

OR

What is the main criterion used by the World Bank in its development report in classifying different countries? What are the limitations of such criterion?

Q. 23 Why is there a great need to expand formal sector of credit in India? Explain with three reasons.

OR

How Reserve Bank of India keep an eye on the functioning of other banks? Why is it necessary?

  1. Explain the role of Mazzini and Count Cavour in the unification of Italy?

OR

Explain the role of Bismarck in the unification of Germany?

  1. Evaluate the contribution of Folklore, songs, literature etc. in shaping the nationalism during freedom struggle.
  2. Explain the interdependence of all three sectors giving suitable examples.
  3. Describe the positive and negative aspects of relationship between caste and politics?
  4. “Panchayati Raj has strengthened the democracy in India.” Justify your answer giving suitable examples.

Section C

  1. Who was Alluri Sitaram Raju? Explain his role in inspiring the rebels in Gudem hills of Andhra Pradesh.

OR

How did the local people and the colonial government react to the Civil Disobedience movement. Explain.

  1. Elucidate some of the efforts taken in our country to reform political parties?

OR

Describe the major functions of political parties.

  1. The textiles industry occupies unique position in the Indian Economy. Why?

OR

Mention the significance of Information Technology industry in India.

  1. Why is power sharing desirable? Give Reasons.
  2. Distinguish between Intensive subsistence farming with commercial farming.
  3. “Fair globalization would create opportunities for all and also ensure the benefits of globalization are shared better.” Support this statement.

Section D

(MAP WORK)

  1. Four places A, B, C and D are marked on the outline political map of the India, identify these places with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked near them: (Attemp anytwo)
  1. The place where Mahatma Gandhi started Indigo movement.
  2. The place where Congress organize its conference in 1927.
  3. The Place where Jalianwala Bagh massacre took place.
  4. The place where Mahatma Gandhi abruptly called off Non-cooperation Movement.
  1. Locate and label AnyFourof the following with appropriate symbols on the political map of India.
  1. Rawat Bhatta Nuclear Plant
  2. Bokaro Iron Steel Plant
  1. Thriuvananthapuram Software Technology Park
  1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport
  2. Marmagao Port
  3. Chhatarpati Shivaji Airport
  4. Kandla Port

Following questions are only for visually impaired students in lieu of question no 35. (Attempt any Six)

  1. When was Rowlett Act enacted?
  2. When did Mahatma Gandhi returned to India?
  3. Name the writer of the novel “Anandamath”.
  4. Name the state where Kalpakkam Nuclear plant is located.
  5. Name the state where Bokaro iron steel plant is located.
  6. Name the state where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is situated located.
  7. Name the state where Meena Bakkam Airport is located.
  8. Name the state where Chattarpati Shivaji Airport is located.
  9. Name the State where Kandla port is located.