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Practice Paper class 10th Social science

(Chapters covered: Nationalism in India, Power sharing,Development)

Class: X TIME- 2 hrs Subject : Social Science MM-50

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General Instructions:

i. This Question paper is divided into four sections-Section A, B, C and D

ii. Section-A: Question no. 1 to 10 are very short answer type questions of 1 marks each.

iii. Section-B: Question no. 11 to 14 are short answer type questions, carrying 2 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 40 words.

v. Section-C: Question no. 15 and 17 are case based questions with their sub questions and are of 4 marks each.

vi. Section-D: Question no. 18 and 21 are long answer type questions, carrying 5 marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 120 words.


SECTION-A 1X10 =10

1. In Belgium, there were tensions between the Dutch-speaking and ______-speaking communities during the 1950s and 1960s.

a) German b) French

c) English d) Russian

2. Sri Lanka emerged as an independent country in _______.

a) 1948 b) 1947 c) 1949 d) 1958

3. What will be the top priority in the developmental goal of a landless labourer?

a) Expansion of rural banking

b) More days of work and better wages

c) Metal roads for transportation

d) Establishment of a high school

4. Assertion (A): In Belgium, the leaders realized that the unity of the country is possible by respecting the feelings and interest of different countries.

Reason(R): Belgium favoured Dutch speaking community.

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 true but R is false.

d) A is false but R is true.

5. More income means …………..

a) Average out of needs of people

b) more of all things that human beings need.

c) No effect on the common man

d) More business

6. Which category does India come under?

a) High-income countries

b) Low middle-income countries

c) Low-income countries

d) High middle-income countries

7. Assertion (A): The Congress under Mahatma Gandhi tried to connect different groups together into one movement. Reason (R): Unity didn’t come without conflicts.

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 true but R is false.

d) A is false and R is true

8. Why was Satyagraha organised in Champaran in 1916?

a) To oppose the British laws

b) To oppose the plantation system

c) To oppose high land revenue

d) To protest against the oppression of the mill workers

9. Who were the ‘Sanatanis’?

a) Saints b) Dalits

c) Labours d) High-caste Hindus

10. The resolution of Purna Swaraj was adopted at which session?

(a) Karachi Congress

(b) Haripur Congress

(c) Lahore Congress

(d) Lucknow Congress

SECTION-B 2X4 =8

11.What are the criteria used by the UNDP for classifying countries?

12. What is the ethnic composition of Sri Lanka?

13.Why public facilities are important for country's development?

14.How reinterpretation of history helped in nationalism?

SECTION-C 4X3 =12

. 15. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:

The Sri Lankan Tamils launched parties and struggles for the recognition of Tamil as an official language, for regional autonomy and equality of opportunity in securing education and jobs. But their demand for more autonomy to provinces populated by the Tamils was repeatedly denied. By 1980s several political organisations were formed demanding an independent Tamil Eelam (state) in northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.

15.1 Why was there dissatisfaction among Sri Lankan Tamils? (1)

15.2 What were the steps taken by the government of Sri Lanka to alienate Tamils?(1)

15.3 Which areas of Sri Lanka had the majority of Sinhalas? (2)


16. Read the following case study and answers the following questions.

Similarly, for development, people look at a mix of goals. It is true that if women are engaged in paid work, their dignity in the household and society increases. However, it is also the case that if there is respect for women there would be more sharing of housework and a greater acceptance of women working outside. A safe and secure environment may allow more women to take up a variety of jobs or run a business. Hence, the developmental goals that people have are not only about better income but also about other important things in life.

16.1 What do you mean by Developmental goals? (1)

16.2 What do you understand the term mix of goals? (1)

16.3 Why do more women should engage in paid work? (2)

17. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:

In the countryside, rich peasant communities – like the Patidars of Gujarat and the Jats of Uttar Pradesh – were active in the movement. Being producers of commercial crops, they were very hard hit by the trade depression and falling prices. As their cash income disappeared, they found it impossible to pay the government’s revenue demand. And the refusal of the government to reduce the revenue demand led to widespread resentment. These rich peasants became enthusiastic supporters of the Civil Disobedience Movement, organising their communities, and at times forcing reluctant members, to participate in the boycott programmes

17.1 Patidars and Jats are rich Peasants of which State? (1)

17.2 What was the main demand of poor peasants? (1)

17.3 Which groups actively participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement? (2)

SECTION-D 5X4 =20

18. What is meant by sustainable development? Give its main features?

19. How did nationalism developed through culture in India? Explain.

20. Explain the circumstances under which Gandhiji decided to call off the

non-cooperation Movement.

21. Distinguish between horizontal and vertical power sharing.


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