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Social Science All India Set 1 2017-2018 CBSE (English Medium) Class 10 Question Paper Solution

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Social Science [All India Set 1]
Marks: 80 Academic Year: 2017-2018
Date: March 2018
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(i) The question paper has 26questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.

(iii) Questions from serial number 1  to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries 1 mark.

(iv) Questions from serial number 8 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.

(v) Questions from serial number 19 to 25 are 5 mark questions. Answers of these questions should not 100 words each.

(vi) Question number 26 is a map question. It has two parts 26(A) and 26(B)26(A) of 2 marks from History and 26(B) of 3 marks from Geography. After completion attach the map inside your answer book.

(vii) There is no overall choice. However, internal choice has been provided in some questions. You have to attempt only one of the alternatives in all such-questions.


[1] 1
[1] 1.i

Answer the following question.
Why were big European powers met in Berlin in 1885?

Concept: Nationalist Movement in Indo- China - Second World War and the Liberation Struggle.
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
OR
[1] 1.ii

Answer the following question.
Why were merchants from towns in Europe began to move the countryside in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?

Concept: Age of Industrialization - Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
OR
[1] 1.iii

Answer the following question.
Why did Charles Booth, a Liverpool shipowner conduct the first social survey of low skilled workers in the East End of London in 1887?

Concept: Work, Life and Leisure - Development of Modern Cities Due to Industrialization in London and Bombay
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
[1] 2
[1] 2.i

Answer the following question.
Why did the Roman Catholic Church impose control over publishers and booksellers?

Concept: Work, Life and Leisure - Social Changes in the Cities
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
OR
[1] 2.ii

Answer the following question.
Why do novels use vernacular?

Concept: Novels, Society and History - Early Novels in Nineteenth Century India
Chapter: [1.03] Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
[1] 3

Answer the following question.
Classify resources on the basis of origin.

Concept: Types - Natural and Human
Chapter: [2.07] Resources and Development
[1] 4

Answer the following question.
A challenge is not just any problem but an opportunity for progress.' Analyze the statement.

Concept: Work, Life and Leisure - Cities and the Challenge of the Environment
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
[1] 5

Answer the following question.
State any two goals of development other than income.

Concept: Work, Life and Leisure - Social Changes in the Cities
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
[1] 6

Answer the following question.
When we produce goods by exploiting natural resources, in which category of the economic sector such activities come?

Concept: Historical Change in Economic Sectors
Chapter: [4.02] Sectors of the Indian Economy
[1] 7

Answer the following question.
Give any two examples of the informal sector of credit.

Concept: Formal and Informal Financial Institutions for Savings and Credit
Chapter: [4.04] Money and Credit: Role of Money in an Economy
[3] 8
[3] 8.i

Answer the following question.
Describe the impact of 'Rinderpest' on people's livelihoods and the local economy in Africa in the 1890s.

Concept: Making of a Global World - Nineteenth Century Global Economy, Colonialism
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
OR
[3] 8.ii

Answer the following question.
Describe any three major problems faced by Indian cotton weavers in nineteenth

Concept: Making of a Global World - Nineteenth Century Global Economy, Colonialism
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
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OR
[3] 8.iii

Answer the following question.
Describe any three steps taken to clean up London during the nineteenth century.

Concept: Making of a Global World - Nineteenth Century Global Economy, Colonialism
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
[3] 9
[3] 9.i

Answer the following question.
"The 'Print Revolution' had transformed the lives of people changing their relationship to information and knowledge." Analyze the statement.

Concept: Print Culture and the Modern World - History of Print in Europe.
Chapter: [1.03] Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
OR
[3] 9.ii

Answer the following question.
Distinguish between the themes of 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Jane Eyre' novels written by Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte respectively.

Concept: Novels, Society and History - Study of Two Or Three Major Writers
Chapter: [1.03] Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
[3] 10

Answer the following question.
How has the ever-increasing number of industries in India made a worse position by exerting pressure on existing fresh water resources? Explain.

Concept: Concept of Water Scarcity
Chapter: [2.04] Water Resources
[3] 11

Answer the following question.
"Dense and efficient network of transport is a pre-requisite for local and national development." Analyse the statement.

Concept: Importance of Means of Communication and Transportation
Chapter: [2.06] Life Lines of National Economy
[3] 12

Answer the following question.
Describe any three provisions of amendment made in the 'Indian Constitution'  in 1992 for making the 'Three-Tier' government more effective and powerful.

Concept: Decentralisation in India
Chapter: [3.03] Federalism
[3] 13

Answer the following question.
Explain the three factors that are crucial in deciding the outcome of the politics of social divisions.

Concept: Concept for Federal Division of Power in India Helped National Unity
Chapter: [3.01] Power Sharing
[3] 14

Answer the following question.
"Secularism is not an ideology of some political parties or persons, but it is one of the foundations of our country." Examine the statement.

Concept: Religious Diversity
Chapter: [3.02] Gender, Religion and Caste
[3] 15

Answer the following question.
How is the issue of sustainability important for development? Explain with examples.

Concept: Natural Resources
Chapter: [2.07] Resources and Development
[3] 16

Answer the following question.
Distinguish the service conditions of the organized sector with that of an unorganized sector.

Concept: Division of Sectors : Organised and Unorganised
Chapter: [4.02] Sectors of the Indian Economy
[3] 17

Answer the following question.
Why is cheap and affordable credit important for the country's development? Explain any three reasons.

Concept: Formal and Informal Financial Institutions for Savings and Credit
Chapter: [4.04] Money and Credit: Role of Money in an Economy
[3] 18

Answer the following question.
How can consumer awareness be spread among consumers to avoid exploitation in the market place? Explain any three ways.

Concept: Rise of Consumer Awareness
Chapter: [4.01] Consumer Rights
[5] 19
[5] 19.i

Answer the following question.
Describe the explosive conditions that prevailed in Balkans after 1871 in Europe.

Concept: Rise of Nationalism in Europe - Growth of Nationalism in Europe After the 1830s.
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
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OR
[5] 19.ii

Answer the following question.
Describe the role of different religious groups in the development of anti-colonial feelings in Vietnam.

Concept: Nationalist Movement in Indo- China - America and the Vietnam War
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
[5] 20
[5] 20.i

Answer the following question.
How did the Non-Cooperation movement start with the participation of middle-class people in the cities? Explain its impact on the economic front.

Concept: Nationalism in India - Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
OR
[5] 20.ii

Answer the following question.
Why was Congress reluctant to allow women to hold any position of authority within the organization? How did women participate in the Civil Disobedience Movement? Explain.

Concept: Nationalism in India - Limits of Civil Disobedience
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
[5] 21
[5] 21.i

Answer the following question.
"The Government of India has introduced various institutional and technological reforms to improve agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s." Support this statement with examples.

Concept: Technological and Institutional Reforms for Agriculture
Chapter: [2.03] Agriculture
OR
[5] 21.ii

Answer the following question.
Compare 'intensive subsistence farming' with that of 'commercial farming' practiced in India.

Concept: Types of Farming
Chapter: [2.03] Agriculture
[5] 22

Answer the following question.
Why is the economic strength of a country measured by the development of manufacturing industries? Explain with examples.

Concept: Types of Manufacturing Industries
Chapter: [2.05] Manufacturing Industries
[5] 23

Answer the following question.
Describe any five major functions of political parties performed in a democracy.

Concept: Role Do Political Parties Play in Competition and Contestation
Chapter: [3.04] Political Parties
[5] 24
[5] 24.i

Answer the following question.
"Democracy stands much superior to any other form of government in promoting the dignity and freedom of the individual." Justify this statement.

Concept: Concep for Democracy Led to Development, Security and Dignity for the People
Chapter: [3.08] Outcomes of Democracy
OR
[5] 24.ii

Answer the following question.
"Democracies lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens." Justify this statement.

Concept: Concept for Role Ordinary Citizen Play in Deepening Democracy
Chapter: [3.07] Challenges to Democracy
[5] 25
[5] 25.i

Answer the following question.
How has foreign trade been integrating markets of different countries? Explain with examples.

Concept: Foreign Trade and Interaction of Markets
Chapter: [4.05] Globalisation and the Indian Economy
OR
[5] 25.ii

Answer the following question.
How do we feel the impact of globalization on our daily life? Explain with examples.

Concept: Concept of Globalization and Factors
Chapter: [4.05] Globalisation and the Indian Economy
[5] 26

(A) Two features a and b 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 near them:
 (a) The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.
 (b) The place where Gandhiji organized 'Satyagraha' in favour of cotton mill workers.


(B) Locate and label the following with appropriate symbols on the same given outline political map of India.

 (i) Raja Sansi – International Airport
 (ii) Bhadravati – Iron and Steel Plant
 (iii) Software Technology Park of West Bengal
Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
Chapter: [3.04] Political Parties
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