CBSE Guess paper class X S.Studies 2008 1

Guess Paper- 2008

Class- X

Subject – Social Studies

Q.1 Which famous artist drew inspiration from Japanese style paintings known as UKJYO?

Q.2 Give two examples of community owned resources. How are they different from individual resources?

Q.3 Name the two principal cropping seasons of India. Mention one crop grown in each season.

Q.4 How were metals like zinc and lead formed? Name one Indian state where we have zinc mines.

Q.5 Explain how Britain became a multi-cultural country by choice.

Q.6 Give one example to support that religion cannot be the basis for a common nationality.

Q.7 Why is economic growth relatively slow in a democracy? State any two reasons.

Q.8 Give two examples to show that developmental aspirations can at times be conflicting.

Q.9 Suggest four measures that can help in protecting buildings from flood damage.

Q.10 What design of roofs is most suited for cyclone prone areas and why?

Below are given three groups of A, B and C of questions 11 and 12. Select any one group for answering these questions.


Q.11 What is G 77? Why did the newly independent countries of Asia and Africa think in terms of organising G 77?

Q.12 How does development of suburbs help the problem of housing in metropolitan cities? Give two examples from India.


Q.11 How has globalisation affected Indian economy? Answer with reference to big industrial houses, small scale producers and marginal farmers.

Q.12 Why did self sufficiency in food mean a lower living standard and social conflict in nineteenth century Britain?


Q.11 What is Rinderpest? How did it affect Africa?

Q.12 What role does language and popular traditions play in creation of national identity?

Q.13 What advantages in the field of economic development can be reaped by resource planning,? Discuss briefly with appropriate illustrations.

Q.14 Give and explain three reasons why surface transport by trucks is more popular with small traders.

Q.15 Give illustrations to support the view that democracies are snore responsive to public sentiments and aspirations than monarchies. Why can democracies not afford to ignore public opinion?

Q.16 Consumer awareness can go a long way in protecting them from unscrupulous traders. Illustrate with suitable examples.

Q.17 List three steps that should be taken to help a victim who has suffered fracture.

Q.18 List three precautions that should be taken while providing first aid to a fire victim.

Q. 19.1 In what respects was a nation state different from the then existing multi-national dynastic empires of Europe? Explain with suitable examples.


Q. 19.2 How did Tonkin Free School tried to impart western education to the Vietnamese?

Q.20 How did Gandhji react to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre? Describe the feelings you would have if you were to visit the Jallianwala Bagh today.

Q.21 How is environment related to economic development? What is the role of resource planning in environmental protection?

Q22. What are the main sources of water pollution (any two)? What measures can help in controlling water pollution (any two)?

Q.23 Inadequate power sharing arrangements can lead to social conflicts. Do you agree? Give illustrations to support your view point.

Q.24 What factors have made European societies multi-cultural? What problems have arisen out of multi-cultural mix? (Mention any two.)

Q.25 Mention the main challenges faced by democratic countries all over the world.

Q.26 How is the Gross Domestic Product of a country calculated? Explain how double counting has to be avoided in such calculations.

Q.27 How do banks manage to earn profits from their operations even though they pay interest for parking your money? What would happen if every depositor claimed his deposit at the same time?

Q.28 How are consumers and small scale producers affected by international trade? Should governments put barriers to free international trade? Give two reasons in support of your answer

Q. 29On the outline map of Asia identify the following

(i) Laos (ii) Cambodia (iii,) Siam (Thailand) (iv ) Vietnam

Q.30. On the outline map of Europe, identify Sardinia, Portugal, Ottoman Empire and France.


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