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Board Paper of Class 10 2012 Social Science Delhi(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

    Who, among the following formed a secret society, called ‘Young Italy’?

    A. Otto Van Bismark

    B. Giuseppe Mazzini

    C. Metternich

    D. Johann Gottfried Herder

    OR

    Who, among the following took power in the Southern part of Vietnam after the division of the country?

    A. Ngo Dinh Diem

    B. Ho Chi Minh

    C. Bao Dai

    D. N.L.F.

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  • Question 2

    Which one of the following types of government was functioning in France before the revolution of 1789?

    A. Dictatorship

    B. Military

    C. Body of French Citizen

    D. Monarchy

    OR

    Who, among the following were known as ‘colons’?

    A. French citizens living in Vietnam

    B. French citizens living in France

    C. Educated people of Vietnam

    D. Elites of Vietnam

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  • Question 3

    In which of the following years Mahatma Gandhi inspired the peasants of Champaran district of Bihar to struggle against the oppressive plantation system:

    A. 1916

    B. 1917

    C. 1918

    D. 1919

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  • Question 4

    In which one of the following Indian National Congress Sessions, the idea of ‘Non- Cooperation Movement’ was accepted?

    A. Lahore Session

    B. Nagpur Session

    C. Calcutta (Kolkata) Session

    D. Madras (Chennai) Session

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  • Question 5

    Kodarma Gaya-Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand is the leading producer of which one of the following minerals?

    A. Copper

    B. Bauxite

    C. Iron-ore

    D. Mica

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  • Question 6

    Which of the following fuels is considered environment friendly?

    A. Coal

    B. Petroleum

    C. Natural gas

    D. Firewood

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  • Question 7

    Which of the following factors plays the most important role in the location of an industry in a particular region?

    A. Raw material

    B. Market

    C. Least production cost

    D. Transport

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  • Question 8

    Which one of the following is an inland riverine port?

    A. Kandla

    B. Kolkata

    C. Mumbai

    D. Tuticorin

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  • Question 9

    Which one of the following is the ‘Third Wave’ country that had won democracy in 1990?

    A. Bolivia

    B. Belgium

    C. Bangladesh

    D. Nepal

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  • Question 10

    Which among the following led the struggle against ‘privatisation of water’ in Bolivia?

    A. Political parties

    B. Farmers

    C. Factory workers

    D. FEDECOR

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  • Question 11

    Which of the following is considered the best form of government?

    A. Democracy

    B. Dictatorship

    C. Monarchy

    D. Military Rule

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  • Question 12

    Which one of the following is not the quality of democracy?

    A. It promotes e quality among citizens

    B. It takes quick decisions

    C. It improves the quality of decision making

    D. It enhances the dignity of the individual

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  • Question 13

    Which one of the following statements is most appropriate regarding transactions made in money?

    A. It is the easiest way

    B. It is the safest way

    C. It is the cheapest way

    D. It promotes trade

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  • Question 14

    ‘Cargill Foods’ is the largest producer of which of the following in India?

    A. Medicines

    B. Asian Paints

    C. Edible oil

    D. Garments

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  • Question 15

    Which one of the following logos is used for standardization of agricultural products?

    A. I.S.I.

    B. Hallmark

    C. Agmark

    D. I.S.O.

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  • Question 16

    In which one of the following courts a consumer should file a case if he/she is exploited in the market?

    A. Local court

    B. State court

    C. Supreme court

    D. Consumer court

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  • Question 17

    Describe the process of unification of Germany.

    OR

    Describe infrastructural projects which were developed by the French colonizers in Vietnam.

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  • Question 18

    Why did Non-Cooperation Movement gradually slowdown in cities? Explain any three reasons.

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  • Question 19

    Mention any three major iron-ore belts of India. Write any three characteristics of the southern most iron-ore belt.

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  • Question 20

    How do industries pollute air? Explain ill effects of pollution.

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  • Question 21

    Why was cotton textile industry concentrated in the cotton growing belt of Maharashtra and Gujarat in the early years? Explain any three reasons.

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  • Question 22

    Describe the movement for democracy in Nepal, April 2006.

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  • Question 23

    Why can’t modern democracies exist without political parties? Explain any three reasons.

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  • Question 24

    Explain the three steps taken by the different authorities to reform political parties and their leaders in India.

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  • Question 25

    “Democracy is seen to be good in principle but felt to be not so good in practice.” Support the statement with an argument.

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  • Question 26

    What is money? Why is modern money currency accepted as a medium of exchange?

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  • Question 27

    Why is cheap and affordable credit important for the country’s development? Explain three reasons.

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  • Question 28

    How are M.N.Cs. spreading their production across countries? Explain with an example.

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  • Question 29

    What would happen if Government of India puts heavy tax on import of Chinese toys? Explain any three points.

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  • Question 30

    “Napoleon had, no doubt, destroyed democracy in France, but in the administrative field he had incorporated revolutionary principles in order to make the whole system more rational and efficient.” Support the statement.

    OR

    “The division of Vietnam set in motion a series of events that turned the country into a battlefield.” Support the statement.

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  • Question 31

    How did people and the colonial government react to the Civil Disobedience Movement? Explain.

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  • Question 32

    “Dense and efficient network of transport and communication is a prerequisite for national and international trade.” Support the statement with four arguments.

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  • Question 33

    How are some countries of the world facing the ‘challenge of expansion of democracy’? Explain with examples.

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  • Question 34

    Explain any four ways in which consumers are exploited in the market.

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  • Question 35

    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 correct names on the lines marked in the map:

    (A) The place where Indian National Congress Session was held in September 1920.

    (B) The place where the Peasant Satyagraha was held in Gujarat.

    OR

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

    (i) Chauri-Chaura − The place of calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement (N.C.M.).

    (ii) Amritsar − The place where Jallian Wala Bagh Incident took place.

    Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of map Question Nos. 35:

    (35.1) At which place Indian National Congress Session was held in December 1920?

    (35.2) Name the place where the Peasant’s Satyagraha was held in Gujarat.

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  • Question 36

    Three features − A, B and C are marked in the given political outline 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) Iron-ore mine

    (B) Oil field

    (C) Terminal Station of N.H.7

    OR

    Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols and write their correct names on the same map:

    (i) Durgapur − Iron and Steel Plant

    (ii) Kaiga − Nuclear Power Plant

    (iii) Vishakhapatnam − Sea Port

    Note: The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES only, in lieu of map Question Nos. 36:

    (36.1) Name the northern terminal station of N.H. 7.

    (36.2) In which State Kaiga nuclear power plant is located?

    (36.3) Name the State in which Durgapur iron and steel plant is located.

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