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Social Science 32/4/3 2018-2019 CBSE (English Medium) Class 10 Question Paper Solution

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Social Science [32/4/3]
Marks: 80 Academic Year: 2018-2019
Date & Time: 20th March 2019, 2:30 pm
Duration: 3h
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(i) The question paper is divided into four sections. Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D.

(ii) The question paper has 26 questions in all.

(iii) All questions are compulsory.

(iv) Marks are indicated against each question.

(v) Questions from serial number 1 to 7 are very short answer type questions. Each question carries 1 mark. Answers to these should not exceed 30 words.

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

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

(viii) Question number 26 is a map question of 5 marks with two parts – 26 A from History (2 marks) and 26 B from Geography (3 marks). After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.


Section A
[1] 1
[1] 1.i

Which type of soil is most suitable for growing the crop of cashew nut?

Concept: Different Types of Soil
Chapter: [0.01] Resources and Development
OR
[1] 1.ii

Which type of soil in India is most widespread and important?

Concept: Different Types of Soil
Chapter: [0.01] Resources and Development
[1] 2
[1] 2.i

Explain the meaning of 'Currency'.

Concept: Role of Money in an Economy
Chapter: [0.03] Money and Credit
OR
[1] 2.ii

Explain the reason for the necessity of supervision by the Reserve Bank of India of formal sources of loans.

Concept: Formal Institution - Nationalized Commercial Bank
Chapter: [0.03] Money and Credit
[1] 3
[1] 3.i

Why did Frédéric Sorrieu present a utopian vision in his prints in 1848? Explain one reason.

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

Why was the ‘Tonkin Free School’ established in Vietnam in 1907? 

Concept: Nationalist Movement in Indo- China - Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in Indo-china
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
[1] 4

Name the two major ethnic communities of Sri Lanka.

Concept: Importance of Means of Communication and Transportation
Chapter: [0.07] Life Lines of National Economy
[1] 5
[1] 5.i

Why had some parents kept novels away from their children's reach during 19th century in India?

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

Why had Englishmen demanded a clampdown on the 'Vernacular Press' in the 19th century?

Concept: Print Culture and the Modern World - Growth of Press in Nineteenth Century India
Chapter: [1.03] Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
[1] 6

Analyze the contribution of foreign investment in globalization.

Concept: Foreign Trade and Interaction of Markets
Chapter: [0.04] Globalisation and the Indian Economy
[1] 7

Which logo of quality is marked on the packaged food items?

Concept: Age of Industrialization - Market for Goods
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
Section B
[3] 8
[3] 8.i

"Issues of caste discrimination began to be written about in many printed tracts and essays in India in the late nineteenth century." Support the statement with two suitable examples.

Concept: Inequalities in a Triangle
Chapter: [0.04] Gender, Religion and Caste
OR
[3] 8.ii

"Premchand's characters in different novels create a community based on democratic values." Support the statement with two suitable examples.

Concept: Novels, Society and History - Relationship Between the Novel and Changes in Modern Society
Chapter: [1.03] Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
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[3] 9
[3] 9.i

Assess any three advantages of globalization.

Concept: Concept of Globalization and Factors
Chapter: [0.04] Globalisation and the Indian Economy
[3] 9.ii

Assess any three advantages of multinational corporations.

Concept: Concept for Employment Generation
Chapter: [0.02] Sectors of the Indian Economy
[3] 10
[3] 10.i

Describe the importance of the 'Right to Information (RTI)' for consumers.

Concept: Role of Government in Consumer Protection
Chapter: [0.05] Consumer Rights
OR
[3] 10.ii

Describe the importance of the 'Right to Seek Redressal' for consumers.

Concept: Consumer is Exploitation
Chapter: [0.05] Consumer Rights
[3] 11

Highlight any three differences between primitive subsistence farming and intensive subsistence farming.

Concept: Types of Farming
Chapter: [0.04] Agriculture
[3] 12

Explain any three reasons for the banks and cooperative societies to increase their lending facilities in rural areas.

Concept: Formal and Informal Financial Institutions for Savings and Credit
Chapter: [0.03] Money and Credit
[3] 13

"Communal politics is based on the idea that religion is the principal basis of the social community." Justify the statement.

Concept: Communal Divisions Affect Democracy
Chapter: [0.03] Democracy and Diversity
[3] 14
[3] 14.i

"Multi-purpose projects and large dams have been the cause of many new social movements." Highlight the concerns related to such movements.

Concept: Concept of Popular Struggles and Movements
Chapter: [0.05] Popular Struggles and Movements
OR
[3] 14.ii

"Traditional harvesting system is a useful system to conserve and store water." Highlight the importance of this system with two examples.

Concept: Water Management (Conservation of Water) - Fresh Water Management
Chapter: [0.03] Water Resources
[3] 15
[3] 15.i

Evaluate the strengths and limitations of local self-government in a democracy.

Concept: Concept for Power Shared in Democracies
Chapter: [0.01] Power Sharing
OR
[3] 15.ii

Evaluate the power-sharing system in India.

Concept: Concept for Power Shared in Democracies
Chapter: [0.01] Power Sharing
[3] 16

"Complaints are treated as a testimony to the success of democracy." Support the statement with examples.

Concept: Democracy in India and Expectations
Chapter: [0.07] Outcomes of Democracy
[3] 17
[3] 17.i

Describe the role of Romanticism in developing nationalist feelings among Europeans during the nineteenth century.

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

Describe the Hao Hao movement as a mainstream nationalism of Vietnam.

Concept: Nationalist Movement in Indo- China - Phases of Struggle Against the French
Chapter: [1.02] Events and Processes
[3] 18

"Average income is useful for comparison but it may hide disparities." Support the statement with suitable arguments.

Concept: Concept of Growth of National Income
Chapter: [0.01] Development
Section C
[5] 19
[5] 19.i

Explain the role of Political Parties in a democracy.

Concept: Role Do Political Parties Play in Competition and Contestation
Chapter: [0.06] Political Parties
OR
[5] 19.ii

Explain the necessity of Political Parties in a democracy.

Concept: Role Do Political Parties Play in Competition and Contestation
Chapter: [0.06] Political Parties
[5] 20

Explain the reasons for the concentration of iron and steel industries in and around the Chotanagpur region.

Concept: Types of Manufacturing Industries
Chapter: [0.06] Manufacturing Industries
[5] 21
[5] 21.i

Describe the condition of indentured labour that migrated from India during the nineteenth century.

Concept: Age of Industrialization - Life of Workers
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
OR
[5] 21.ii

Describe the role of early entrepreneurs in India in the development of industries.

Concept: Age of Industrialization - Early Entrepreneurs and Workers
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
OR
[5] 21.iii

Describe the 'land reclamation' process in Bombay during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Concept: Work, Life and Leisure - Housing and Land Reclamation
Chapter: [1.01] Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
[5] 22

Explain the importance of Roadways as a means of transport.

Concept: Importance of Means of Communication and Transportation
Chapter: [0.07] Life Lines of National Economy
[5] 23

Describe any five features of 'caste in politics' in India.

Concept: Caste and Politics
Chapter: [0.04] Gender, Religion and Caste
[5] 24
[5] 24.i

Why did Mahatma Gandhi start the 'Civil Disobedience Movement'? How did this movement unite the country? Explain.

Concept: Concept of Popular Struggles and Movements
Chapter: [0.05] Popular Struggles and Movements
OR
[5] 24.ii

Why did Mahatma Gandhi launch the 'Non-Cooperation Movement'? How did this movement unite the country? Explain.

Concept: Concept of Popular Struggles and Movements
Chapter: [0.05] Popular Struggles and Movements
[5] 25

Highlight any five ways to increase employment in India.

Concept: Concept for Employment Generation
Chapter: [0.02] Sectors of the Indian Economy
Section D
[5] 26
[2] 26.i

(A) Two features ‘a’ and 'b’ are marked on the given political outline map of India(on page 11).  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 from where Gandhiji organized Satyagraha in favor of Indigo planters.

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

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

(i) Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant
(ii) Tungabhadra Dam
(iii) Mohali Software Technology Park
(iv) Kandla Major Sea Port
(v) Durgapur Iron and Steel Plant
Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
Chapter: [0.05] Minerals and Energy Resources
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