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Board Paper of Class 10 2019 Social Science Abroad(Set 2) - Solutions

General Instructions:
(i) The question paper is divided into four sections. Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.
(ii) The question paper has 26 questions in all.
(iii) All questions are compulsory.
(iv) Marks are indicated against each question.
(v) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries 1 mark. Answers to these should not exceed 30 words.
(vi) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(vii) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(viii) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts – 26 A from History (2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
  • Question 1

    Explain the meaning of 'Currency'.

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    Explain the reason for necessity of supervision by the Reserve Bank of India of formal sources of loans.

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  • Question 2

    Which type of soil is most suitable for growing the crop of cashew nut?

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    Which type of soil in India is most widespread and important?

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  • Question 3

    Why had some parents kept novels away from their children's reach during 19th century in India?

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    Why had Englishmen demanded a clamp down on the 'Vernacular Press' in the 19th century?

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  • Question 4
    Name the country where the Constitution was amended four times to accommodate the regional differences and cultural diversities. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 5

    Why did Frédéric Sorrieu present utopian vision in his prints in 1848? Explain one reason.

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    Why was the Tonkin Free School started in Vietnam? Explain one reason.

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  • Question 6
    Analyse the contribution of fast transport in globalisation. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 7
    Which logo of quality is marked on the electrical instruments? VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 8

    "Multi-purpose projects and large dams have been the cause of many new social movements." Highlight the concerns related to such movements.

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    "Traditional harvesting system is a useful system to conserve and store water." Highlight the importance of this system with two examples.

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  • Question 9

    Describe the importance of the 'Right to Information (RTI)' for consumers.

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    Describe the importance of the 'Right to Seek Redressal' for consumers.

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  • Question 10

    Assess any three advantages of globalisation.

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    Assess any three advantages of multinational corporations.

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  • Question 11

    Highlight any three differences between primitive subsistence farming and commercial farming.

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  • Question 12
    "Average income is useful for comparison but it may hide disparities." Support the statement with suitable arguments. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 13
    "Caste inequalities are still prevalent in India." Examine the statement. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 14
    Explain any three reasons for the banks and cooperative societies to increase their lending facilities in rural areas. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 15

    Describe the role of Romanticism in developing nationalist feelings among Europeans during nineteenth century.

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    Describe Hao Hao movement as a mainstream nationalism of Vietnam. VIEW SOLUTION
  • Question 16

    "Issues of caste discrimination began to be written about in many printed tracts and essays in India in the late nineteenth century." Support the statement with two suitable examples.

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    "Premchand's characters in different novels create a community based on democratic values." Support the statement with two suitable examples.

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  • Question 17

    Evaluate the strengths and limitations of local self-government in a democracy.

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    Evaluate the power sharing system in India.

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  • Question 18

    "Complaints are treated as testimony to the success of democracy." Support the statement with examples.

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  • Question 19

    Why did Mahatma Gandhi start the 'Civil Disobedience Movement'? How did this movement unite the country? Explain.

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    Why did Mahatma Gandhi launch the 'Non-Cooperation Movement'? How did this movement unite the country? Explain.

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  • Question 20

    Explain the reasons for concentration of iron and steel industries in and around Chotanagpur region.

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  • Question 21

    Explain the role of Political Parties in a democracy.

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    Explain the necessity of Political Parties in a democracy.

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  • Question 22

    Explain the importance of Railways as a means of transport.

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  • Question 23

    Describe any five features of secularism in India.

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  • Question 24

    Describe the condition of indentured labour that migrated from India during the nineteenth century.

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    Describe the role of early entrepreneurs of India in the development of industries.

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    Describe the 'land reclamation' process in Bombay during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.

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  • Question 25

    Highlight any five reasons for the importance of tertiary sector in India.

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  • Question 26
    (A) Two features ‘a’ and 'b’ are marked on the given political outline map of India (on  page 11).  Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked near them:

    (a) The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.

    (b) The place from where Gandhiji organized Satyagraha in favour of Indigo planters.

    (B) Locate and label any three of the following with appropriate symbols on the same given political outline map of India:
     
    (i) Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant
    (ii) Tungabhadra Dam
    (iii) Mohali Software Technology Park
    (iv) Kandla Major Sea Port
    (v) Durgapur Iron and Steel Plant
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