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Board Paper of Class 10 2016 Social Science (SET 2) - Solutions

General Instructions :
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi) Question number 29 to 30 are map questions of 3 marks each from History and Geography both. After completion attach the map inside your answer-book.

  • Question 1
    Name the event that mobilised nationalist feelings among the educated elite across Europe in 1830-1848?

    Name the writer who wrote a play based on the lives of Trung sisters. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 2
    How do minerals occur in igneous and metamorphic rocks? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 3
    Differentiate between investment and foreign investment. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 4
    Suppose you have to buy a packed bottle for drinking water in your journey. Which logo will you like to see to be sure about its quality? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 5
    How are issue specific movements different from generic movements? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 6
    Name any one political party that has national level political organisation but not recognised as the national political party. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 7
    Which organisation led the protest against water privatisation in Bolivia? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 8
    Why one cannot refuse a payment made in rupees in India? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 9
    "The credit activities of the informal sector should be discouraged." Support the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 10
    What are sectional interest groups? Describe their functioning. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 11
    What is meant by a 'national political party'? State the conditions required to be a national political party. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 12
    "The textile industry is the only industry in the country which is self-reliant and complete in the value chain." Justify the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 13
    "Efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for the fast development." Express  your views in favour of this statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 14
    Classify industries on the basis of capital investment. How are they different  from one another? Explain with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 15
    "The Civil Disobedience Movement was different from the Non-Cooperation Movement." Support the statement with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 16
    Who had designed the 'swaraj flag' by 1921? Explain the main features of this 'swaraj flag.' VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 17
    "Democratic government is legitimate government? Support the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 18
    "A wide ranging choice of goods are available in the Indian markets." Support the statement with examples in context of globalisation. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 19
    "Cheap and affordable credit is crucial for the country's development." Assess the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 20
    How had the female figures become an allegory of the nation during nineteenth century in Europe? Analyse.


    How did nationalism emerge in Vietnam through the efforts of different sections of society to fight against the French? Analyse. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 21
    What is globalisation? Describe the role of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in promoting globalisation process. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 22
    Why did Mahatma Gandhi find in 'salt' a powerful symbol that could unite the nation? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 23
    Why are sugar mills concentrated in sugarcane producing areas? Explain any three problems faced by sugar industry in India. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 24
    Describe the vital and positive role of credit with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 25
    "All over the world, people express their dissatisfaction with the failure of political parties to perform their functions well." Analyse the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 26
    Analyse the measures and practices introduced by the French revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity amongst the French people.

    "U.S. entry into the war in Vietnam marked a new phase that proved costly to Vietnamese as well as to the Americans." Analyse the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 27
    "The economic strength of a country is measured by the development of manufacturing industries." Support the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 28
    "Pressure groups and movements exert influence on politics in different ways." Support the statement with suitable examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 29
    Three features A, B and C are marked on 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 the Indian National Congress Session was held.
    B. The place associated with peasant's satyagraha.
    C. The city associated with the Jallianwala Bagh incident. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 30
    On the given political outline map of India locate and label the following with appropriate symbols :

    A. Ankleshwar – Oil field

    B. Durgapur – Iron and steel plant

    C. Tuticorin – Major seaport VIEW SOLUTION
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