Board Paper of Class 10 2012 Social Science (SET 1) - Solutions
(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
D. Johann Gottfried Herder
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.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 2
Which one of the following types of government was functioning in France before the revolution of 1789?
C. Body of French Citizen
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 VietnamVIEW SOLUTION
- 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:
D. 1919VIEW SOLUTION
- 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) SessionVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 5
Kodarma Gaya-Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand is the leading producer of which one of the following minerals?
D. MicaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 6
Which of the following fuels is considered environment friendly?
C. Natural gas
D. FirewoodVIEW SOLUTION
- 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
C. Least production cost
D. TransportVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 8
Which one of the following is an inland riverine port?
D. TuticorinVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 9
Which one of the following is the ‘Third Wave’ country that had won democracy in 1990?
D. NepalVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 10
Which among the following led the struggle against ‘privatisation of water’ in Bolivia?
A. Political parties
C. Factory workers
D. FEDECORVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 11
Which of the following is considered the best form of government?
D. Military RuleVIEW SOLUTION
- 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 individualVIEW SOLUTION
- 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 tradeVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 14
‘Cargill Foods’ is the largest producer of which of the following in India?
B. Asian Paints
C. Edible oil
D. GarmentsVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 15
Which one of the following logos is used for standardization of agricultural products?
D. I.S.O.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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 courtVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 17
Describe the process of unification of Germany.
Describe infrastructural projects which were developed by the French colonizers in Vietnam.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 18
Why did Non-Cooperation Movement gradually slowdown in cities? Explain any three reasons.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 19
Mention any three major iron-ore belts of India. Write any three characteristics of the southern most iron-ore belt.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 20
How do industries pollute air? Explain ill effects of pollution.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 22
Describe the movement for democracy in Nepal, April 2006.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 23
Why can’t modern democracies exist without political parties? Explain any three reasons.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 24
Explain the three steps taken by the different authorities to reform political parties and their leaders in India.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 26
What is money? Why is modern money currency accepted as a medium of exchange?VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 27
Why is cheap and affordable credit important for the country’s development? Explain three reasons.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 28
How are M.N.Cs. spreading their production across countries? Explain with an example.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 29
What would happen if Government of India puts heavy tax on import of Chinese toys? Explain any three points.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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.
“The division of Vietnam set in motion a series of events that turned the country into a battlefield.” Support the statement.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 31
How did people and the colonial government react to the Civil Disobedience Movement? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 32
“Dense and efficient network of transport and communication is a prerequisite for national and international trade.” Support the statement with four arguments.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 33
How are some countries of the world facing the ‘challenge of expansion of democracy’? Explain with examples.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 34
Explain any four ways in which consumers are exploited in the market.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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.
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.VIEW SOLUTION
- 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
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.VIEW SOLUTION