Q. 1. Give the characteristic features of the Gandhar School of Art. 1+1=2
Q. 2.* Discuss the development of architecture under Shahjahan. Illustrate your answer with two examples. 2
Q. 3. Distinguish between natural resources and human made resources, giving two distinctions. 1+1=2
Q. 4. Classify the following items into natural resources and human made resources:
Wildlife, Railways, Iron ore, Technology ¼x4+¼ x 4=2
Q. 5. Why is precipitation called the primary source of water on earth? Give two reasons. 1+1=2
Q. 6. Study the following data carefully and answer the questions that follow: 1+1=2
Land Features of India
Area Covered (in percentage)
(6.1) Name the land feature which occupies the highest surface area of India .
(6.2) Give two advantages of the above land feature.
Q. 7. Distinguish between reserved forests and protected forests. 2
Q. 8. Name two minerals in which India is rich and two minerals in which India is deficient. 1+1=2
Q. 9. Give two main characteristics of a capitalistic economy. 2
Q. 10. Give two reasons why Indian economy is called a developing economy. 2
Q. 11. Give two reasons for organised movements to safeguard the interests of consumers during late eighties and early nineties. 2
Q. 12. Mention two main features of economic development. 2
Q. 13. Assess the significance of adopting a strategy of environment friendly approach for the rapid industrialisation of a country. 2
Q. 14. Examine the importance of Theosophical Society in reviving the Hindu religion and philosophy. 4
Q. 15. Examine the role of social reform movements and modern education in promoting national consciousness among Indians in the 19 th century. 4
*How did the Revolt of 1857 give a turning point in the history of India ? 4
Q. 16. Describe four major advantages of non- conventional sources of power. 4
Q. 17. Explain the main economic and social causes responsible for poverty in India . 4
Q. 18. Examine any four strategies followed by the Government of India to reducerural unemployment. 4
Q. 19. Define terrorism giving its two main characteristics. 4
Q. 20.* How did the people of Bengal react to the partition of Bengal in 1905? Assess its importance in the struggle for independence. 4+2=6
Q. 21. Classify industries on the basis of ownership giving one example each. Explain two problems faced by the woollen industry in India . 4+2=6
Explain the contribution made by chemical industries to Indian economy.
Q. 22. Describe three geographical requirements for sugarcane cultivation-
temperature, rainfall and soil. Name three major sugarcane producing States of India. 6
Q. 23. Why are efforts being made to convert meter gauge track to broad gauge track? Explain the advantages of unigauge system of railways. 6
Why is electrification of railway track being done? Explain its advantages. 6
Q. 24. 'Consumer awareness in the developing countries is essential.' Give arguments in support of the statement. 6
Q. 25. What is legal literacy? Why is it needed in India ? 1+5=6
Explain the term 'Corruption'. How does it obstruct the economic development of a country? Mention two measures adopted by the Government of India to control corruption.
Q. 26. Describe various efforts made by the Government of India in the field of public health. 6
Q. 27. (a)* On the outline map of India provided to you, mark and name any two centres of anti-British revolts upto 1857. 2
(b) On the given map of India , mark and label the following: 3
(i) Kochi Port , (ii) Bokaro Steel Plant, (iii) Panipat Oil Refinery
(c) On the given map of India . identify the features marked 'A', 'B', and 'C', write down their names in the space provided for each of them. 3
Note: The following question is for the Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 27 (a), (b) and (c)
(a)* How did national movement create the feeling of nationalism among Indian people? Give any two reasons. 1+1=2
(b) (i) Name the southernmost terminal of North-South corridor.
(ii) Name the State where Bokaro Steel Plant is located.
(iii) In which State is Refinery located?
(iv) Name the type of western Rajasthan.
(v) Name the software technology park of Assam .
(vi) Which State leads in coffee production?