CBSE Sample Paper Social Science Class X 2009

Sample Paper – 2009

Class – X

Subject – Subject – Social Science

Time Allowed :- 3 Hours Max Marks:- 80

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 no. 1 to 10 are 1 mark questions. Answers of these questions can be given from Questions from serial no. 11 to 18 are three marks question. Answers of these questions should not exceed 50 words.

4) Questions from serial no.19 to 28 are four marks question. Answers of these questions should not exceed 100 words.

5) one word to one sentence.

6) Question no. 29 is a map question. Attach map inside your answer sheet.

Q.1 Mention two issues raised by the novel Indulekha written in Malayalam.


Mention two ways in which Rangabhoomi by Premchand Promote democratic value.

Q.2 How can the resources be classified on the basis of origin?

Q.3 What adverse effects take place due to regulating and damming of rivers?

Q.4 Mention any two ways in which politics has influenced caste in India?

Q.5 State one prudential reason for power sharing in democracies.

Q.6 State one challenge faced by Indian democracy.

Q.7 Define the term ‘Panchayati Raj’.

Q.8 What do you know about ‘overlapping differences’?

Q.9 Give the World Bank criteria for defining “Low income countries”. Which category does India come under?

Q.10 What do you mean by ‘cyclical unemployment’?

Q.11 Analyse the circumstances which led Gandhi ji to choose abolition of the salt tax as the most important demand of the civil disobedience movement.

Q.12 What were the agreements reached in the Gandhi- Irwin Pact?

Below are given three groups, A, B and C of questions 13 and 14.Select any one group for

answering these two question.
Group A

Q.13 Describe the economic status of Britain after the First World War.

Q.14 Who were the people who inhabited in Bombay in the first half of the 19th century? Why did the demography change in 1854?

Group B

Q.13 With what restrictions did the British tighten their control over Indian trade?

Q.14 What was the importance of Bombay to the British in the colonial times? Mention three


Group C

Q.13 Why did the developing countries organize ‘G-77’?

Q. 14 Mention three feature of the Indian industrial development after the First World War.

Q.15 Read the following extract taken from the textbook and answer the question that follow:- In 1926, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein, a noted educationalist and literary figure, strongly condemned men for withholding education from women in the name of religion as she addressed the Bengal Women’s Education Conference.

‘The opponents of female education say that women will become unruly….. Fie! They call themselves Muslims and yet go against the basic tenet of Islam which gives women an equal right to education. If me are not led to astray once educated, why should women?’

(01) Which conference did Begum Rokya Sakhawat Hossein address ? What did she put forward in the conference? 2

(02) In what ways were some Muslims, according to Begum Hossein depriving women of education. 1


Why women should not read novels: From a Tamil essay published in 1927:

‘Dear children, don’t read these novels, don’t even touch them. Your life will be ruined. You will suffer disease and ailments. Why did the good Lord make you to wither away at a tender age? To suffer in disease? To be despised by your brothers, relatives and those around you? No. No. you must become mothers; you must lead happy lives; this is the divine purpose. You who were born to fulfil this sublime goal, should you ruin your life by going crazy after despicable novels?

Essay by Thiru. Vi. Ka, Translated by A. R. Venkatachalapathy

(a) Explain the one reason for the popularity of novel among women? 1

(b) Why were women advised not to read novels? 2

Q.16 Why are the means of transportation and communication called the lifelines of a nation and its economy?

Q.17 Examine three challenges of democracy.

Q.18 What was the reason for putting barriers to foreign trade and foreign investment by the Indian government? Why did it wish to remove these barriers?

Q.19 Describe four stages of unification of Germany. OR

What is meant by civilizing mission? How did the French try to apply this theory in


Q.20 What is land degradation? Describe any four measures of controlling land degradation.

Q.21 Give an account of rice cultivation in India under the following heads:

(01) Temperature, rainfall and irrigation requirements.

(02) Soil requirement

(03) Two major rice producing states.

Q.22 Why solar energy is called the energy of future? Explain with four examples.

Q.23 What are the major functions of political parties? Explain.

Q.24 What major steps were taken in 1992 towards the decentralization?

Q.25 How do pressure groups and movements influence politics.

Q.26 Discuss the role played by National Rural Employment Guarantee act in improving the employment situation in India.

Q.27 Name two formal and two informal sources of rural credit in India. State any two advantages of formal sources of credit.

Q.28 Mention any six duties of a consumer.

Q.29 Six features with serial no.1 to 6 are marked on the given political map of India. Identify these features with the help of map key and write their names on the lines given on the map.

(01) Centre of overseas trade in the 17th Century

(02) Industrial region in India

(03) A soil type

(04) One iron & steel plant in Tamil Nadu

(05) A Dam built on Mahanadi river

(06) Thermal Power Plant in Assam.


One the outline map of India locate and label the following :

(a) Place where Movement of the Indigo planters started

(b) Dandi

(c) A subsidiary port of Mumbai

(d) A nuclear power plant in Rajasthan

(e) A dam built on Chambal river

(f) A sea port of Orissa .


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