Tuesday 15 December 2015

Social Science Sample Question Paper-2 | Summative Assessment II (SA-2) | CBSE Class X (10th)

Summative Assessment II (SA-2)
Sample Question Paper- 2
Time: 3 Hrs
Class: XMax. Marks: 90

General Instructions 
  1. The question paper has 30 questions in all. All the questions are compulsory.
  2. Marks are indicated against each question.
  3. Questions from serial number 1 to 9 are multiple choice questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
  4. Questions from serial number 10 to 21 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
  5. Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
  6. Question number 30 is a map question of 2 marks from History and 3 marks from Geography. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

Q.1. Which one of the following state was ruled by an Italian princely house before Unification of Italy?
(1 Mark)

(a) Kingdom of two Sicilies
(b) Lombardy
(c) Venetia
(d) Sardinia Piedmont


Why was Tonkin Free School started in 1907 in Vietnam?
(a) To provide modern education
(b) To provide western style of education
(c) To provide education to Vietnamese only
(d) None of the above

Q.2. The session of congress in which the resolution of Poorna Swaraj was adopted-
(1 Mark)

(a) Karachi session
(b) Lahore session
(c) Lucknow session
(d) Calcutta session

Q.3. Why did the nationalists in India tour villages to gather folk songs and legends?
(1 Mark)

(a) Nationalists wanted to study their own culture
(b) Nationalists wanted to publish it and earn money
(c) Nationalists did it to give a true picture of traditional culture
(d) Nationalists wanted to keep folk culture intact

Q.4. Which of the following has been the major source of foreign exchange for IT industry?
(1 Mark)

(a) BHEL
(b) SAIL
(c) BPO
(d) OIL

Q.5. Which mode of transportation reduces transshipment losses and delays?
(1 Mark)

(a) Railways
(b) Waterways
(c) Roadways
(d) Pipelines

Q.6. Hallmark is the certificate maintained for standardisation of-
(1 Mark)

(a) Jewellery
(b) Electrical goods
(c) Edible oil
(d) Vehicles

Q.7. Which one of the following was the main aim to form World Trade Organisation?
(1 Mark)

(a) To promote bilateral trade
(b) To liberalise international trade
(c) To promote trade of rich countries
(d) To promote the trade of poor countries

Q.8. The struggle in Bolivia in 2000 was
(1 Mark)

(a) To establish democracy
(b) Due to increase in price of water
(c) To have a re-election
(d) Due to racial discrimination

Q.9. Under whose leadership was the Bahujan Samaj Party formed?
(1 Mark)

(a) Mayawati
(b) Kanshi Ram
(c) Bal Thackarey
(d) Jagjiwan Ram

Q.10. Describe the process of unification of Italy.


Explain the role of women as warriors in Vietnam during the 1960’s.

Q.11. Why was the decade of 1830’s known as Great Economic Hardship in Europe?
(3 Marks)


Explain three features of Scholar’s revolt of 1868 in Vietnam.

Q.12. What are the reasons for the slowdown of Non Co-operation movement in cities?
(3 Marks)

Q.13. Explain any three steps taken to conserve energy resources.
(3 Marks)

Q.14. Mention any three objectives of the National Jute Policy 2005.
(3 Marks)

Q.15. Explain any three problems faced by road transport system in India.
(3 Marks)

Q.16. How do you feel that democracy is better than any other form of government?
(3 Marks)

Q.17. What is a political party? What are the three components of a political party?
(3 Marks)

Q.18. Explain with examples how some countries face foundational challenge of democracy.
(3 Marks)

Q.19. ‘Integration of production and integration of markets are the key ideas behind understanding the process of globalisation and its impact’.
(3 Marks)

(i) What is meant by integration of production and integration of markets?
(ii) What values do you learn from the above paragraph?

Q.20. Explain any three rights of consumers.
(3 Marks)

Q.21. Study the following diagram and answer the questions given below-
(3 Marks)

i.   Which are the two major sources of credit ?
ii.  Which one of them is the most dominant source of credit for rural households?
iii. Why is it the most dominant source of credit?

Q.22. How did culture play an important role in creating the idea of the nation in Europe? Explain with four examples.
(5 Marks)


Explain any four points about the importance of Ho Chi-Minh trail to Vietnam?

Q.23. Discuss any four features of the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930?
(5 Marks)

Q.24. ‘Minerals are indispensable part of our lives.’ Support the statement with suitable examples.
(5 Marks)

Q.25. Cotton textile industry has a large concentration in and around Maharashtra and Gujarat. Give three reasons to support the statement. Mention any two problems faced by cotton textile industry.
(5 Marks)

Q.26. ‘Legal constitutional changes by themselves cannot overcome challenges to democracy.’ Explain with examples.
(5 Marks)

Q.27. ‘No party system is ideal for all counties and in all situations.’ Justify the statement.
(5 Marks)

Q.28. In what way does the Reserve bank of India supervise the functioning of banks? Why is it necessary?
(5 Marks)

Q.29. Consumer redressal process is becoming cumbersome nowadays. Give reasons.
(5 Marks)

Q.30. 1 Two features A and B are marked in the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their names on the lines marked in the map.

(i) The place where Indian National Congress session was held in 1920.
(1 Mark)

(ii) The place where the movement of Indigo Planters took place.
(1 Mark)


Locate and label the following features with appropriate symbols.

(i) Kheda: The place of peasant Satyagraha.
(1 Marks)

(ii) Chauri-Chaura: The center of calling off the Non Co-operation movement.
(1 Marks)

30.1  Political Outline Map of India

Q.30.2 Three features A, B and C are marked in the given outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following informations and write their names on the lines marked in the map.
(3 Marks)

A: Iron ore field
B: Silk textile centre
C: The terminal station of East-West corridor


Locate and label the following items on the map with appropriate symbols.

A: Kaiga-Nuclear power plant
B: Kandla- Major Seaport
C: Bhadravati- Iron and Steel plant

30.2  Outline Map of India

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CBSE Class X (10th)| Social Science | Sample Question Paper-2 | Summative Assessment II (SA-2)

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