Social Studies - 2007 (Set I — Foreign)

Q. 1. Write any four direct advantages of forests.( 4×½=2.marks)

Q. 2. State four steps which have been taken by the government to promote private sector.( 4×½=2.marks)

Q. 3. State any four precautions needed to be taken at the time of entering a damaged building. (4×½=2 marks)

Q. 4. Explain any two objectives of ‘Swadeshi Movement’. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 5. Explain the main contributions of Bhakti Movement. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 6. How have synthetic fibres revolutionised the textile industry in India ? Explain with two examples. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 7. Why is it necessary to chalk out a strategy for social development ? Give two reasons. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 8. Identify and name the Indian national leader shown in the picture given below. State any two of his contributions in promoting Indian Nationalism. (1+1=2 marks)

Note : The following question is for the Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 8.

State any two contributions of Dadabhai Naoroji to promote Indian Nationalism. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 9. “The Gupta period saw the flowering of ancient Indian culture.” Prove this statement with two examples. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 10. “The location of the Iron and Steel industry is governed by its close proximity to raw materials.” Give two arguments in favour of this statement. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 11. “The problems of the aged people are growing very fast in India.” Justify this statement with two examples. (2×1=2 marks)

Q. 12. Suppose you are the ‘District Magistrate’ of a particular district. How will you administer relief responsibilities in your jurisdiction ? (2 marks)

Q. 13. What were the major achievements of Arya Samaj in the social and educational fields ? (2+2=4 marks)


State any four contributions of the Press in India during the nineteenth century.( 4×1=4 marks)

Q. 14. Write any four uses of manganese ore. Also name the four major producing states of manganese ore. (2+2=4 marks)

Q. 15. Write two main features each of General Assembly and Security Council as the major organs of the United Nations.( 2+2=4 marks)

Q. 16. Explain any four major problems associated with food security in India.( 4×1=4 marks)


Explain any four technological reforms made in Indian agriculture after Independence. (4×1=4 marks)

Q. 17. Explain any four major problems faced by road transportation in India.( 4×1=4 marks)

Q. 18. Explain four major programmes adopted by the government to generate employment opportunities in India.( 4×1=4 marks)


What is the meaning of ‘unemployment’ ? Explain any three causes of unemployment in India. (1+3=4 marks)

Q. 19. “Communalism is a threat to our national unity.” Support this statement with four facts.( 4×1=4 marks)

Q. 20. Explain any four protection measures of buildings in flood prone areas.( 4×1=4 marks)

Q. 21. Describe any six methods adopted by the ‘Revolutionaries’ to achieve freedom. (6×1=6 marks)


Describe any six points about the ‘Massacre’ of Jallianwala Bagh.( 6×1=6 marks)

Q. 22. How does ‘land degradation’ take place through human activities in India ? Explain any three measures to control this degradation. (3+3=6 marks)


Explain any six reasons responsible for the increasing scarcity of water in India. (6×1=6 marks)

Q. 23. Explain four factors responsible for the exploitation of consumers. What is the main difference between Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Agmark ? (4+2=6 marks)


Who is a consumer ? Explain five duties of consumers.(1+5=6 marks)

Q . 24. (a) (i) On the given political outline map of India (on page 8) the place is shown by
No. 1, where the first Congress Session was held in 1885. Write the correct name of this place on the line drawn on the map.

(ii) On the same map of India (on page 8) shade and name the state where the‘rock-cut temples’ are situated in Mahabalipuram.( 1+1=2 marks)

(b) On the given political outline map of India (on page 9) are shown four geographical features A, B, C and D. Identify these features with the help of the map key and write their correct names on the line marked against each in the map.( 4×1=4 marks)


On the given political outline map of India (on page 10) locate and label the following geographical features : (4×1=4 marks)

  1. Coimbatore — Cotton Textile Centre
  2. Mathura — Oil Refinery
  3. Kakrapara — Nuclear Power Station
  4. Mangalore — Sea-port

    Note : The following question is for the Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 24 (a) and (b).
  1. Where was the first Congress Session held in 1885 ?
  2. Which place is famous for ‘rock-cut temples’ in Tamil Nadu ?
  3. Which is the leading state in cotton production ?
  4. Name the Southern Terminal Station of North-South Corridor.
  5. Name the international airport located in Tamil Nadu.
  6. Name the Software Technology Park located in Madhya Pradesh. 6×1=6

Social Studies 2007 Question Papers Class X