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Social Science 2010 Question Paper For CBSE Class X Exams

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  1. Mention the proclamation of the French Revolution. (1 Marks)
    When did Vietnam gain formal independence?(1 Marks)
  2. Who invented the first printing press? (1 Marks)
    What was the notable event of 1836, regarding novels? (1 Marks)
  3. Classify resources into two groups on the basis of their origin. (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 Marks)
  4. Mention the sowing period of Kharif crop. (1 Marks)
  5. What is the traditional system of rain water harvesting used in Rajasthan? (1 Marks)
  6. Name the industry which uses limestone as its main raw material. (1 Marks)
  7. Name any two subjects which are included in the union List. (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 Marks)
  8. Define the term ‘Federalism.’ ` (1 Marks)
  9. What are the criteria used by World Development Report 2006 for classifying countries? (1 Marks)
  10. In which two different forms do we participate in the market? (1/2 + 1/2 = 1 Marks)
  11. Explain any three features of Napoleonic code. (3 Marks)
    Why was conflict started in Vietnam against French colonizers in all Areas of life? Explain (3 Marks)
  12. Analyze the role of merchants and the industrialists in the Civil Disobedience Movement. (3 x 1 = 3 Marks)
  13. Study the given passage and answer the questions that follows :

‘In earlier times, foreign travelers in India marveled at the courage, truthfulness and modesty of the people of the arya vamsa, now they remark mainly on the absence of those qualities. In those days Hindus would set out on conquest and hoist Their flags in Tatar, China and other countries; now a few soldiers from a tiny island Far away are lording it over the land of India.’ Tarni Charan Chattopadhyay, Bhararthasher Itihas. (The History of Bharatvarsh) Vol.1.1858

(13.1) Mention the qualities of ‘Arya Vamsa’ that were admired by Foreign travelers in earlier times.
(13.2) How did folklore help in the spread of nationalism amongst the Indians? Explain.(1+2 = 3 Marks)

  1. How did print culture develop in Enrope? Explain.(1 x 3 = 3 Marks)
    Explain any three features of the early Bengali novels.(1 x 3 = 3 Marks)
  1. How do the social divisions affect politics? Explain giving example of Northern Ireland.(3 Marks)
  2. Explain any three factors which are responsible for breaking down the old notions of caste hierarchy. .(1 x 3 = 3 Marks)
  3. study the data given below in the table and answer the questions that follow: (1+2=3 Marks)

Some comparative data on Punjab, Kerala and Bihar


Infant Mortality Rate per 1, 000 (2003)

Literacy Rate (%) (2001)

Net Attendance Ratio for Class I-IV (1995-96)













(17.1). Which state has the highest infant mortality rate?
(17.1). Why has this state the highest infant mortality rate? Give two reasons.

Note: The following question is for the Blind Candidates only: in lieu of Q. No.17.
Define the following terms:

(17.1) Infant mortality rate
(17.2) Literacy rate
(17.3) Net attendance rate .(1 x 3 = 3 Marks)

  1. Why are rules and regulations required for the protection of consumer Interest in the market place? Explain two reasons.(1.5 + 1.5 = 3 Marks)
  2. Explain the role of technology in flourishing the trade during the late Nineteenth century.(4 Marks)
    Why Indian cotton export market collapsed and local market had Shrank in the beginning of nineteenth century? Explain.
    Explain with examples how has industrialization changed the form of Urbanization in England, in the modern period..( 4x1=4 Marks)
  3. Analyse four reasons for the depletion of forest resources in India.(4 Marks)
  4. Explain any four reasons responsible for water scarcity in India.(4 Marks)
  5. Write any four characteristics of Kandla sea port.(4 Marks)
  6. Examine any four reasons for strained relationship between the Sinhala and Tamil Communities..(4 Marks)
  7. Describe in brief, any four features of movement for democracy in Nepal.(4 Marks)
  8. “Democracy is better form of government than other forms of Governments.” Justify the statement. .(4 Marks)
  9. Give four reasons for the rising importance of tertiary sector in India..(4x1=4 Marks)
  10. How does the use of money make exchange of things easier? Explain with example..(4 Marks)
  11. Explain the role of technology of in stimulating globalization process..(4 Marks)
  12. Six features with serial numbers (i) to (vi) 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.

    (i) The place of peasants satyagraha in Gujarat.
    (ii) The place where Indian National Congress Session was held in 1927.
    (iii) Tea producing state
    (iv) The iron –ore state
    (v) The coal mine
    (vi) The terminal station of national Highway No.7.(6x1= 6 Marks)

Locate and label the following on the given political outline map of India:

(i) Chauri chaura
(iv) Tacher –Thermal Power Station
(iv) Indore-Softwere Technology Park
(v) Kanda-Sea Port (6x1= 6 Marks)

Note: The following questions are for the Blind Candidates, In lieu of Q. No 29.

(29.1) Name the place, where the peasant’s movement was started in Gujarat.
(29.2) Name the place,where Indian National Congress session was held in 1927.
(29.3) Which is the leading tea producing state in India?
(29.4) On which river Tungabhadra dam is built?
(29.5) Where is the Software technology Park located in Rajasthan?
(29.6) Name the nuclear power station located in Tamil Nadu. (6x1= 6 Marks)

Social Science 2010 Question Papers Class X