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BOARD PREPARATORY EXAM

SUBJECT– SOCIAL SCIENCE


SESSION 2019-20
Maximum Marks : 80 Class –X Time : 3 Hours
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) The question paper consists of 35 questions divided into four sections A, B, C and D.
(iii) Section A contains 20 questions of 1 mark each.
Section B contains 8 questions of 3 marks each.
Section C contains 6 questions of 5 marks each.
Section D contains 1 question of 6 marks (Map work).

SECTION –A
1. Match the following items given in Column A with those in Column B. Choose the correct answer from
the options given below:
Column-A Column-B
A. Rowlatt Act 1. 1922
B. Chauri – Chaura incident 2. 1921
C. Non–Cooperation–Khilafat Movement 3. 1932
D. Poona Pact 4. 1919
(A) A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 (B) A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
(C) A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1 (D) A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4

2. Deposits in the bank accounts can be withdrawn on demand, therefore, these deposits are called:
(A) Returnable deposits (B) Acceptable deposits
(C) Demand deposits (D) None of the above

3. What was the name of the secret society of Italy?

4. Which one of the following groups of cities is connected by National Highway no.2?
(A) Delhi–Amritsar (B) Delhi–Mumbai
(C) Delhi–Kolkata (D) Varanasi–Kanniyakumari

5. Complete the following table with correct information with regard to the cultivation of rice:
Annual rainfall required Temperature
Rice
100 cm Above–?

6. Which term is used for grouping of small landholdings with bigger ones?

7. Democracy is based on the idea of deliberation and__________.

8. Which major social groups of Sri Lanka constituted the largest share in population?

9. Which is the most common route for investment by MNC’s in countries around the world?

10. A recognised political party is one that


(A) is registered with the Election Commission of India.
(B) is given a unique Election symbol.
(C) gets some other facilities recognised by the Election Commission.
(D) All of these
11. 96.5% of the total volume of world’s water is estimated to exist as __________.

12. 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 with draw money.

13. Another name for tertiary sector is ___________.

14. Which one of the following statements is not related to the Gandhi–Irwin Pact?
(A) Gandhiji agreed not to launch any further mass agitations against the British.
(B) Gandhiji agreed to participate in the Round Table Conference.
(C) Gandhiji decided to call off the Civil Disobedience Movement.
(D) The British agreed to release the political prisoners.

15. Arrange the following in the correct sequence:


(i) Both parties have to agree to sell and buy each other commodities.
(ii) He would have to look for a wheat growing farmer who not only wants to sell wheat but also wants to
buy the shoes in exchange.
(iii) This is known as double coincidence of wants.
(iv) The shoe manufacturer had to directly exchange shoes for wheat without the use of money.
(A) (i), (ii), (iv), (iii) (B) (iv), (iii), (ii), (i) (C) (iv), (i), (ii), (iii) (D) (i), (iii), (iv), (ii)

16. In the question given below, there are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Read
the statements and choose the correct option:
Assertion (A): There are more people in agriculture than is necessary.
Reason (R): Workers in the agricultural sector are underemployed.
(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(B) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(C) A is correct but R is wrong.
(D) A is wrong but R is correct.

17.
State Per Capita Income for 2002–03 (in `)
Punjab 26,000
Kerala 22,800
Bihar 5,700
What does the table indicates?
(A) The per capita income is equally divided.
(B) The average income is not equally distributed among the three states.
(C) (A) and (B) both
(D) None of the above

18. What was carried by the petty pedlars of England?

19. Why is the total income of countries not used to make comparisons between them?

20. Minerals need to be conserved because


(i) They are renewable.
(ii) They are depleting rapidly.
(iii) They are needed for country’s industrial development.
(iv) Their formation is very fast.
(A) (i) and (ii) (B) (ii) and (iii) (C) (iii) and (iv) (D) All of the above

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SECTION –B
21. Why did the East India Company appoint ‘Gomasthas’?
OR
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Why could not manuscripts satisfy the increasing demand of books in Europe during 14 century?

22. Describe any three factors that are responsible for breaking down of caste system in India.

23. Under which types of federation does India come? Mention any two features of such federation.

24. “The credit activities of the informal sector should be discouraged”. Justify the statement.
OR
“Agriculture gives boost to the industrial sector”. Support the statement with arguments.

25. ‘The 1830s were the years of great economic hardships in Europe’. Give reasons.
OR
Explain the 1848 revolution of the liberals in Europe. What were the political, social and economic ideas
supported by the liberals?

26. State any two advantages of the multiparty system. In what ways is an alliance different from a coalition
Government?

27. How do ideas, ideals, and values play a role in politics?

28. ‘The rupee is widely accepted as a medium of exchange. ‘Explain.


OR
The ‘RBI plays a crucial role in controlling the formal sector loans.’ Explain.

SECTION –C
29. “Manufacturing sector is considered as the backbone of economic development of a country”. Support
the statement with examples.

30. How is a federal government better than a unitary government? Explain with examples of Belgium and
Sri Lanka.
OR
Explain five changes towards decentralisation brought in the Constitution after the amendments made in
1992.

31. What are the advantages of working in the organised sectors? Explain.

32. Describe the process of unification of Germany.


OR
What steps did the French revolutionaries take to create a sense of collective identity among the French
people?

33. Why are the means of transportation and communication called the lifeline of a nation and its economy?

34. Explain the importance of the ‘Salt March’ of Gandhiji as a symbol to unite the nation.
OR
Why did Muslims feel alienated from Congress during the Civil Disobedience Movement?

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SECTION –D

35. (a) On the outline map of India locate the following with suitable symbols.
(i) Place where congress Session of December 1920 took place.
(ii) Place where cotton mill workers took to Satyagraha.
(b) On the same outline map of India locate the label any four of the following with suitable symbols.
(i) Neyveli coal mine
(ii) Kalpakkam – Nuclear Power Plant
(iii) Kaiga – Nuclear Power Plant
(iv) Katni – Bauxite mine
(v) Gaya – Mica Production
(vi) Kudremukh – Iron ore mine