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Board Paper of Class 10 2011 Social Science (SET 1) - Solutions

General Instructions:
(i) The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks for each indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1- 16 are multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. Write the correct alternatives in your answer book.
(iv) Questions from serial number 17 to 29 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 30 to 34 are 4 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi) Question number 35 is a map question of 2 marks from History and Question number 36 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography.
(vi) Attach the filled-up maps inside the answer-book.
  • Question 1

    Which one of the following statement is false regarding the Act of Union 1707?

    A. It was an agreement between England and Scotland.

    B. It was an agreement between England and Ireland.

    C. It resulted in the formation of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain’.

    D. It gave England control over Scotland.

    OR

    Which one of the following was NOT an impact of the Great Depression of 1930’s on

    Vietnam?

    A. Vietnam was occupied by Japan

    B. The price of rice and rubber fell.

    C. There was an increase in unemployment.

    D. There were rural uprisings.

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  • Question 2

    Which one of the following statements is false regarding the Zollverein formed in 1834?

    A. It abolished trade barriers.

    B. It reduced the number of currencies

    C. It had most of the German states as members

    D. It abolished feudal system

    OR

    Which one of the following statements is false about Ho Chi Minh?

    A. Ho Chi Minh was the Chairman of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

    B. He founded the Vietnamese Communist Party.

    C. He took control of South Vietnam after Vietnam split.

    D. He gave help to the National Liberation Front.

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  • Question 3

    Why did Gandhiji withdraw the Non co-operation Movement?

    A. Gandhiji realized that people were losing interest in the movement.

    B. Gandhiji felt the movement was turning violent in many places.

    C. Some Congress leaders wanted to participate in elections to Provincial Councils.

    D. Some Congress leaders wanted more radical mass agitations.

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  • Question 4

    Which one of the following statements is false about Alluri Sitaram Raju?

    A. He claimed he had special powers.

    B. He was inspired by the non co-operation movement.

    C. He believed in the principle of non-violence advocated by Gandhiji

    D. He persuaded people to give up drinking

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  • Question 5

    Which one of the following is the finest quality of iron ore?

    A. Haematite

    B. Limonite

    C. Magnetite

    D. Siderite

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  • Question 6

    Limestone is the basic raw material for which one of the following industries?

    A. Iron and steel industry

    B. Fertilizer industry

    C. Cement industry

    D. Automobile industry

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  • Question 7

    Which one of the following countries is giving stiff competition to India with regard to

    jute industry?

    A. Brazil

    B. Bangladesh

    C. Philippines

    D. Thailand

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  • Question 8

    The first class mail includes which one of the following?

    A. Book packets

    B. Registered newspapers

    C. Envelopes and cards

    D. Periodicals and journals

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  • Question 9

    Backward and Minorities Community Employees Federation (BAMCEF) is an example

    of which one of the following?

    A. Public interest group

    B. A movement for equality

    C. A sectional interest group

    D. A political party

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  • Question 10

    Which one of the following was the main aim of the movement in Nepal in 2006?

    A. To reduce the power of the king

    B. To re-establish democracy in Nepal

    C. To promote one party rule

    D. To stop military coup.

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  • Question 11

    Which one of the following political parties seeks to represent and secure power for Dalits, OBC;s and Adivasis? 

    A. Bahujan Samaj Party 

    B. Bharatiya Janata Party 

    C. Forward Bloc 

    D. Janata Dal (S) 

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  • Question 12

    Which one of the following is a foundational challenge of democracy?

    A. Ensuring greater power to local government.

    B. Keeping military away from controlling government.

    C. Extension of federal principle to all the units of the federation.

    D. Empowering women.

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  • Question 13

    Why do banks keep a small proportion of the deposits as cash with themselves?

    A. To extend loan to the poor.

    B. To extend loan facility.

    C. To pay salary to their staff.

    D. To pay the depositors who might come to withdraw money.

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  • Question 14

    The currency notes on behalf of the Central Government are issued by whom?

    A. State Bank of India

    B. Reserve Bank India

    C. Punjab National Bank

    D. Central Bank of India

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  • Question 15

    Globalisation does NOT involve which one of the following?

    A. Rapid integration between countries.

    B. More goods and services moving between countries.

    C. Increased taxes on imports.

    D. Movement of people between countries for jobs, education etc.

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  • Question 16

    The district level court deals with the cases involving claims:

    A. upto Rs. 10 lakhs

    B. upto Rs. 20 lakhs

    C. between Rs. 20 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore

    D. Exceeding Rs. 1 crore

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  • Question 17

    Explain any three beliefs of the conservatism that emerged after 1815. 

    OR

    Explain any three features of the “go east movement” in Vietnam.

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  • Question 18

    Explain any three facts about the new economic situation created in India by the First World War. 

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  • Question 19

    How is energy an indispensable requirement of our modern life? Explain with three examples.

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  • Question 20

    How does textile industry occupy a unique position in Indian economy? Explain giving any three points.

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  • Question 21

    “The sugar mills are shifting towards southern and western states of India.” Support the statement giving three reasons.

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  • Question 22

    Explain three ways under which pressure groups exert influence on politics.

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  • Question 23

    How do democratic governments ensure transparency? Explain any three points.

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  • Question 24

    Explain any three characteristics of democracy.

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  • Question 25

    Explain with examples why some laws that seek to ban something are not very successful in politics. 

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  • Question 26

    Explain the three conditions that determine MNC’s setting up production in other countries.

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  • Question 27

    Explain the role of government to make globalisation fair.

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  • Question 28

    What is standardization of products? Mention any two organizations responsible for the standardization of products in India.

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  • Question 29

    Consumers have the right to be informed about goods and services they purchase. 

    Explain its three advantages.

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  • Question 30

    Explain any four economic hardships that Europe faced in the 1830s. 

    OR

    Explain the views of Paul Bernard regarding the economy of Vietnam. 

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  • Question 31

    How did cultural processes help in creating a sense of collective belongingness in India? 

    Explain.

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  • Question 32

    Explain the importance of air transport in India giving four points.

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  • Question 33

    Explain any four suggestions to reform political parties in India.

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  • Question 34

    Describe any four advantages of ‘Self Help Groups’ for the poor.

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  • Question 35

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

    A. The place where Indian National Congress session of December 1920 was held 

    B. The place where the cotton mill workers satyagraha was held. 

    OR

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

    (i) Amritsar − The place where Jallianwala Bagh incident took place. 

    (ii) Champaran − The place of indigo planters’s movement. 

    Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of Question No. 35. 

    (35.1) Name the place where the Indian National Congress session was held in December, 1920. 

    (35.2) Name the place where the cotton mill workers satyagraha took place. 

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  • Question 36

    Three features − A, B and C are marked in the given outline political map of India. 

    Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map. 

    A. Coal mine 

    B. Woolen industry 

    C. International airport 

    OR

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

    (i) Mohali − Software Technology Park 

    (ii) Bokaro − Iron and Steel Industry 

    (iii) Paradip − Sea Port 

    Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of Question No. 36. 

    (36.1) Name the southern terminal station of the North South Corridor. 

    (36.2) In which state is the Rawat Bhata Nuclear power plant located? 

    (36.3) In which State is the Kandla port located? CBSE SST X Board Paper − SET 1 (Delhi) 

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