SOCIAL STUDIES — 2004 (Set I—Compartment Outside Delhi)

Q. 1. Mention the name of the Chola temple in Tanjore. State one of its special features. 2

Q. 2.* How did the coming of the Turks begin a new era in the history of Indian architecture? 2

Q. 3. Why is the need for water increasing day-by-day? Give two reasons. 1+1=2

Q. 4. Study the following data carefully and answer the questions that follow: 1+1=2


Items of use

(in percentage)

(i) Forests.
(ii) Net sown area
(iii) Fallow land
(iv) Land not available for cultivation
(v) Pastures and tree crops
(vi) Cultivable wastes

22 %
46 %
8 %
14 %
5 %
5 %

(4.1.) Name the item of land use which has the highest area percentage.
(4.2.) Why is animal pressure on agriculture very high in India? Give one reason.

Q. 5. Define natural resources giving two examples. 1+½+½=2

Q. 6. Why is it necessary to conserve the resources? Give two reasons. 1+1=2

Q. 7. How do forests check soil erosion? Give two examples. 1+1=2

Q. 8. How is energy an indispensable 4 requirement in modem life? Explain with two examples. 2

Q. 9. Give two facts to show that the Indian economy is a developing economy. 2

Q. 10. Mention two measures taken by the Government of India for liberalization of Indian economy. 2

Q. 11. Differentiate between economic and non-economic activities. 2

Q. 12. Explain two features of mixed economy. 2

Q. 13. “The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 has proved a boon to the consumers.” Give two evidences to support this statement. 2

Q. 14.* Explain the role of Arya Samaj as a social reform movement in India in the 19th century. 4

Q. 15.* Explain the contribution of Swami Vivekananda to the Indian reform movement. 4


*what were the reasons for the slow industrial progress in India during the British rule? 4

Q. 16. Describe iron ore or manganese ore under the following heads:

(i) Uses (any two)
(ii) Reserves in the world context
(iii) Producing States (any two)
(iv) Important countries (any two) 4X1=4

Q. 17. What is the meaning of poverty? Describe briefly the approaches of measuring it. 4

Q. 18. Explain the main causes for the rapid price rise in India. 4

Q. 19. Describe the main principles of India’s foreign policy for promoting peace and security in the world. 4

Q. 20. Explain the events that led to the Quit India movement (1942). What was its impact on our struggle for freedom? 6

Q. 21. Discuss, with examples, the role of industries in increasing pollution and degrading the environment. 6


Explain aluminium smelting and copper smelting industries with reference to the following for each of them:
(a) two major uses
(b) names of two smelting States
(c) annual production.

Q. 22. Give an account of rice cultivation or wheat cultivation in India, under the Following heads: 3+1+2=6
1. temperature, rainfall and irrigation requirements
2. soil requirements
3. major producing States (any four)

Q. 23. Explain the problems of road transportation in India. How will the planned ‘Expressway National Highways’ help solve the problems? 3+3=6

Q. 24. Explain the rights of consumers as codified in the Indian laws. 6

Q. 25. Explain the three cumulative measurement components of Human Development Index. 6


How is human development the essence of social development? Explain with examples.

Q. 26. “Corruption is the root cause of all social evils.” Suggest measures to check it. 6

Q. 27. (a)* On the given outline map of India mark alongwith their names any two centres of the Revolt of 1857. 2

(b) Mark and label the following on the given map of India: 3
I. Haldia Oil Refinery
II. Salem Steel Plant
III. Kandla Port

(c) On the given map of India identify the features marked ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and write down their names on 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)* Describe the important aspects of the nationalist movement in India during the First World War. 2

(b) Write down three characteristics of black soil. 3

(c) Explain three reasons responsible for the development of irrigation by wells and tubewells in the northern plains f India. 3

Social Studies 2004 Question Papers Class X