Social Studies — 2006 (Set III — Delhi )

Q.1. Suggest any four measures to protect buildings from flood. (4 x ½ = 2)

Q.2. Explain any two reasons responsible for the unfavourable sex ratio in India. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.3. Define the term ‘Tsunami’. Write two causes of generation of tsunami. (1 + 1 = 2)

Q.4. Why is conservation of natural resources necessary? Give two reasons. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.5. Explain the two components of liberalisation. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.6. What steps have been taken by the Government of India in the interest of ‘Other Backward Classes’ (OBC)? Explain any two steps. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.7. Explain the importance of the Sangam literature in the history of South India. (2)

Q.8. Why is Raja Rammohan Roy called the father of modern India? Give two points. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.9. Mention any four measures taken by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to modernise the Muslim Community? (2)

Q.10. Name the terminal stations of ‘North-South’ and ‘East-West’ corridors. (4 x ½ = 2)

Q.11. Why is dense railway network found in the great plains of India? Give two reasons. (2 x 1 = 2)

Q.12. See Q.12, 2006 Delhi 1.

Q.13. Why is conservation of mineral resources essential? Explain any two steps of conserving minerals. (2 + 2 = 4)

Q.14. How is disaster managed at National and State level? Explain. (2 + 2 = 4)


Explain any four natural factors responsible for landslides. (4 x 1 = 4)

Q.15. “Non-Aligned Movement is still a definite force in the world”. Support the statement with four examples. (4 x 1 = 4)

Q.16. What is Child Labour? State three provisions made in the Constitution of India for the protection and development of children. (1 + 3 = 4)

Q.17. Distinguish between ‘dry land farming’ and ‘wet land farming’ by stating four points.


Why is subsistence agriculture still practised in certain parts of the country? Give four reasons. (4 x 1 = 4)

Q.18. Examine the role of the Revolutionaries in the Freedom Movement of India. (4)


Explain the contribution of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Indian Freedom Movement.

Q.19. See Q.19, 2006 Delhi 1.

Q.20. “Poverty and occupation are directly linked to each other” Substantiate this statement with four arguments. (4 x 1 = 4)

Q.21. Why are some river valley projects called ‘Multipurpose Projects” Explain any five purposes fulfilled by multipurpose projects . (1 + 5 = 6)


What is rainwater harvesting? Explain five objectives of rainwater harvesting.

Q.22. Explain with examples how the Revolt of 1857 made the Indian people politically conscious more than before. (6)


Explain the developments which led to the launching of Non-Cooperation Movement. Why did this movement fail?

Q.23. Describe the six rights of consumers. (6 x 1 = 6)

Q.24. See Q.24, 2006 Delhi 1.