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Board Paper of Class 10 2014 Social Science (SET 1) - Solutions

General Instructions :

(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks for each question are indicated against the question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 9 are Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
(iv) Questions from serial number 10 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 120 word each.
(vi) Question number 30 is a map question of 5 marks (2 marks from History and 3 marks from Geography).
(vii) Attach the filled up map inside your answer-book.

  • Question 1

    Which among the following was the main reason for the weavers to revolt against contractors in Silesia, in 1845?

    (A) Contractors reduced their payments drastically
    (B) They stopped the supply of raw materials to them
    (C) They refused to place orders for finished textiles
    (D) Condition of weavers was very pitiable


    Which among the following was the main reason to start the 'Tonkin Free School' in Vietnam?

    (A) To provide 'Western Style Education'
    (B) To provide 'Modern Education'
    (C) To provide 'Science Education'
    (D) To popularise the 'French Language'


  • Question 2
    In which one of the following places Mahatma Gandhi organised Satyagraha for the first time in India?

    (A) Dandi
    (B) Ahmedabad
    (C) Kheda
    (D) Champaran VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 3
    Which one of the following has been the major source of foreign exchange for IT industry?

    (A) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited 
    (B) Oil India Limited
    (C) Steel Authority of India Limited
    (D) Business Process Outsourcing VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 4
    Which one of the following statements is correct regarding 'sectional interest groups'?
    (A) They promote collective rather than selective good.
    (B) Their principal concern is betterment and well being of their members, not society in general.
    (C) They aim to help groups other than their own members.
    (D) They do not seek to promote the interest of a particular section or group of society. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 5
    Which one of the following facilities is offered by the 'Election Commission' to a recognised political party?

    (A) Party name
    (B) Election Funds
    (C) Election symbol
    (D) Manifesto VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 6
    Which one of the following is an example of outcomes of a democracy that produces an accountable government?
    (A) Open to public debates on major policies and legislation
    (B) Open in promoting economic development
    (C) Open in reducing economic inequalities
    (D) Open to rulers elected by the people VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 7
    Which one of the following is a formal source of credit?
    (A) Traders
    (B) Cooperative societies
    (C) Money-lenders
    (D) Friends and relatives VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 8
    Which one of the following is the appropriate meaning of collateral?
    (A) It is the sum total of money borrowed from banks
    (B) The amount borrowed from friends
    (C) It is an asset of the borrower used as guarantee to a lender
    (D) The amount invested in a business VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 9
    Which one of the following organisations lays stress on liberalisation of foreign trade and foreign investment?
    (A) International Monetary Fund
    (B) International Labour Organisation
    (C) World Health Organisation
    (D) World Trade Organisation VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 10
    How did the local people in the areas conquered by the Napoleon react to French rule? Explain.

    Why did a major protest erupt in 1926 in the Saigon Native Girls School in Vietnam? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 11
    Explain the idea of Satyagraha according to Gandhiji. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 12
    Describe any three suppressive measures taken by the British administration to clampdown on nationalists. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 13
    Why is energy required for all activities? How can energy be generated? Explain VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 14
    How do means of transport and communication play an important role in the economic development of the country? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 15
    'Environmental degradation has been seen everywhere.' Explain any three values that can help to prevent environment degradation. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 16
    Why do we need political parties? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 17
    How are popular struggles integral to the working democracy? Explain with an example of Bolivia's struggle against privatisation of water. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 18
    How is democratic government known as responsive government? Explain with an example. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 19
    How does money solve the problem of double coincidence of wants? Explain with an example. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 20
    How has information and communication technology stimulated the globalisation process? Explain with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 21
    How has a three-tier quasi-judicial machinery been set up for redressal of consumer disputes? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 22
    Explain any five social and administrative reforms introduced by Napoleon in the regions under his control.

    "The measures taken by the French to control the spread of bubonic plague in Hanoi created a serious problem." Explain the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 23
    How could non-cooperation become a movement? Explain with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 24
    Why is conservation of minerals essential? Explain any four measures to conserve minerals. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 25
    "'Agriculture' and 'industry' are complementary to each other." Explain with five examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 26
    How has the struggle of the Nepali people become a source of inspiration to democrats all over the world? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 27
    Why cannot modern democracies exist without political parties? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 28
    Explain the role of multinational corporations in the globalisation process. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 29
    How does exploitation of consumers take place in the market? Explain with any five facts. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 30
    Two features A and B are marked in the 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 the Indian National Congress Session was held in September 1920
    (B) The place where the cotton mill workers Satyagraha was organised in 1918

    On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
    (i) Bhilai - iron and steel plant
    (ii) Coimbatore - cotton textile centre
    (iii) Raja Sansi - international airport VIEW SOLUTION
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