Grade 10 Social Science Paper Term 1

1st Class English Test​

Subject: Social Science
Grade 10 Social Science Paper Term 1
Duration-  3:00 hr                                                                Class-10th                                                             MM: 90   
  1. The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
  2. Marks are indicated against each question.
  3. Questions from serial numbers 1 to 8 are very short answer-type questions. Each question carries one mark.
  4. Questions from serial numbers 9 to 21 are 3-mark questions. Answers to these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
  5. Questions from serial numbers 22 to 29. are 5-mark questions. Answers to these questions should not exceed 120 words each.
  6. Question number 30 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography. After completion, attach the map to your answer book.

  1. How were the books printed in China about 524 A.D?


            Which English novel reflects the rebellious nature of females in society?

  1. On which river is the Koyna Dam constructed?
  2. Give one example to explain the horizontal distribution of power in the Indian context.
  3. Mention the racial similarity between Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
  4. Name the system that values men more and gives them power over women.
  5. Why do people have different development goals?
  6. Who has the ownership of the assets in the Public sector?
  7. What term is used for the value of all final goods and services produced within a country during a particular year?
  8. What were the Canal Colonies where and why were they introduced?

Grade 10 Social Science Paper Term 1


            Why has the Surat and Hoogly ports declined by the end of the 18th century? Explain any three reasons.


            What was the London season? Highlight any two other ways through which the London people spent holidays during nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  1. “The global transfer of diseases became instrumental in colonizing Africa and South America.” Explain the statement.

grade 10 social science paper term 1


            How did the town and village develop a close relationship during the 19th century?


            How did the development or expansion of Bombay differ from London? State any three points of difference between the two.

  1. What is a manuscript? Mention any two limitations of it, during the nineteenth century.


            Name two novels written by Rokeya Hussain. Also, write its theme.

  1. How did the new reading public emerge with the printing press? Explain.


            In what ways were the novels in colonial Indiau useful for both the colonizers as well as the nationalists?

  1. How far is mining mainly responsible for deforestation and its other adverse consequences? Explain.
  2. Describe the institutional and technical changes introduced in the field of agriculture in India in recent years.
  3. State any three physical factors as well as three human factors that determine the use of land in India.
  4. “The real success of federalism in India can be attributed to the nature of democratic politics in our country”: What values are needed to ensure the importance of people in democracy?
  5. Why is power sharing desirable? Explain any three reasons.
  6. Differentiate between social difference and social division with the help of examples.
  7. UNDP differs from World Bank in its criteria for measuring development? Explain.
  8. How are the three sectors of the economy different from each other? Explain.
  9. “The future generation may not have sufficient resources as compared to the present generation”. Explain the statement by giving suitable examples.
  10. Describe the effects of the Great Depression of 1929 on the United States of America.


            Who improved and patented the stem engine in 1781? Describe the four processes ‘of industrialization during the nineteenth century.


            What led to the major expansion of Bombay’s population in the mid-nineteenth century? Explain.

  1. Explain any five efforts made to popularize the reading of books in Europe.


            Explain the aspects of Premchand’s writings that make them special.

  1. Analyze the importance of biodiversity for humans.

    25        Explain with examples how communities have conserved and protected forests and wildlife in India.

    26        Explain the main features of federalism.

  1. Asses’s the circumstances prevailent in contemporary India which are responsible for bringing about a change in the caste system.
  2. Inspite of having higher per capita income, why does Punjab rank lower than Kerala in the Human Development Index? Explain the reasons.
  3. What is an organized sector? Elaborate the working conditions of the organized sector in India.
  4. (a) One feature A is shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify this feature with the help of the following information and write its correct name on the line marked on the map :

            (A) A State having Alluvial Soil

            (b) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following features with appropriate symbols :

            (B) Hirakud Dam                     

            (C) Periyar Tiger Reserve

        CBSE Grade 10 Social Science Paper Term 1


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