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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pre-Board Examination Social Sicene 2013-13 Class X

Pre Board Examination (2013-14)
Social Science (087)
Class X
Time allowed: 3 Hours                                                                                          Maximum Marks 90.
1.     The Question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2.     Marks are indicated against each question.
3.     Multiple Choice Questions from serial number 1 to 9 of 1 Mark each.
4.     Questions from serial number 10 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
5.     Question Number 18 is a value based question.
6.     Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
7.     Question number 30 is a map question of 5 marks:3 marks from Geography and 2 Marks from History. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
Multiple Choice Questions
Q1. In Prussia, large landowners were known as.                                                   1M
A. Junkers
B. Jacobins
C. Habsburg
D. Conservatives
Q. 1. When did the creation of Indo-China Union, including Cochin China, Annam, Tonkin and Cambodia (and later Laos) take place?                                                                        1M
A. 1887
B. 1888
C. 1889
D. 1890
Q2. Where did Mahatma Gandhi first try the weapon of Satyagraha?             1 M
A) England.
B) Rome
C) South Africa
D) Champaran

Q3.In what respect is a democratic government better than its alternatives? 1M
A) Efficiency
B) Responsiveness
C) Transparency
D) All of these

Q4. Which one of the following is a special feature that distinguishes a movement from an interest group?                                                                                                                      1M
A) Its functioning continues even after the goal is achieved.
B) Most of them are issue specific to achieve a single objective within a limited time frame.
C) It includes a very wide variety of objectives to achieve with no time limit.
D) It has no political aspirations

Q5.Which Political party gave the slogan “Garibi Hatao”                                      1M
A) Congress
C) The Left Front
D) The Telugu Desam Party                                                                                            
Q6. Identify the state from the following which is famous for the productions of cotton and woolen textiles?                                                                                                                 1M
A) Srinagar
B) Ahmadabad
C) Bangalore
D)  Varanasi

Q7.Why cheap and affordable credit is crucial for the country’s development? 1 M
A) For increased agricultural production
B) Setting up new industries
C) For trading in goods
D) All of these

Q8. MNC are                                                                                                                       1M
A) Companies who control agencies in one country
B) Companies who control agencies in more than one country
C) Companies who control agencies in two countries
D) Companies who control agencies in three countries

Q. 9. A shopkeeper insists that you buy a guide with your NCERT textbook. Which right of the consumer is being violated: -                                                                                          1M
A) Right to be informed
B) Right to choose
C) Right to information
D) Right to safety

3 Marks Questions
Q10. Why were the colonies necessary for the French?                                        3M
Q.11. what were the obstacles in economic growth of Vietnam?                       3M
Q 12.What was Rowlatt Act?                                                                                         3M
Q13.What are use of minerals in our daily life?                                                        3M
Q14. Explain any three reasons for shifting sugar industry from Northern India to South India.                                                                                                                                                 3M
Q15. Why is the air transport more popular in the North Eastern Part of the country? Give three reasons.                                                                                                                    3M
Q16. Explain any three most effective ways in which the pressure groups and movements influence the politics of a country.                                                                                3M
Q17. Identify and explain any three challenges which political parties need to face and overcome in order to remain effective instruments of democracy.                3M

Value Based Question
Q18. `Democracy in India has strengthened the claims of the disadvantaged and disseminated castes for equal status and equal opportunity.”                                                       3M
Read the above statement carefully and answer the following questions:
i) Identify the Fundamental Right which is related to this statement.
ii) How do you feel when you come across words like `disadvantaged’ and `disseminated’ being used for a sections of citizens of free India?
iii) How far can `equal status’ and `equal opportunity’ restore back the dignity and freedom of these deprived classes?
Q19.How does the RBI supervise the functioning of formal sources of loan? 3M
Q20. How is the M.N.C able to cope with large demands all over the world and control prices?                                                                                                                                                  3M
Q21. How can a consumer be well-informed consumer?                                     3M

5 Marks Questions
Q22.Discuss the stages of the formation of Great Britain as a National state? 5M
Q22.Write a character sketch of Ho Chi Minh?                                                        5M
Q23. Discuss the background and provisions of Poona Pact?                              5M
Q24. “The Iron and Steel industry is the basic as well as heavy industry”. Support the statement with suitable examples.                                                                            5M
Q25. What is trade? Why tourism is called invisible trade?                                   5M
Q26.How democracy produces alegitimate, accountable and responsive government? 5M
Q27. How far has India succeeded in overcoming, the challenge of expansion before its democracy? Evaluate.                                                                                                                  5M
Q28. How the SHG’s have affected theeconomically weakersections.             5M
Q29. Explain all the six rights of a consumer which are ensured under COPRA 1986? 5M
Q30. I) Map Question
Two features A and B are shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked on the map.                                                                                                  2M
A. Iron-ore Field
B. Silk Textile Centre
II) On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols:                                                                                                       3M
C. Bangalore-Software Technology Park
D. Place where JallianwalaBagh incident took place
E. Place where Congress session in 1929 held

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