Half Yearly Model Question Paper 2019

10th Standard EM

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Social Science

Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 100

    Part A

    Answer all the questions.

    Choose the most suitable answer from the given four alternatives and write the option code with the corresponding answer.

    14 x 1 = 14
  1. What were the three major empires shattered by the end of First World War?

    (a)

    Germany, Austria Hungary, and the Ottomans

    (b)

    Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia

    (c)

    Spain, Portugal and Italy

    (d)

    Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

  2. In 1985, _____________ took over as head of the USSR.

    (a)

    Helmut Kohl

    (b)

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    (c)

    Brezhnev

    (d)

    Nikita Khrushehev

  3. ____________ was greatly influenced by Christianity believing in its spirit but not in the person of its founder.

    (a)

    Rajaram Mohan Roy

    (b)

    Vivekananda

    (c)

    Keshab Chandra Sen

    (d)

    M.G. Ranade

  4. _________ is a line joining the places of equal rainfall.

    (a)

    Isohyets

    (b)

    Isobar

    (c)

    Isotherm

    (d)

    Latitudes

  5. Manganese is used in______.

    (a)

    Storage batteries

    (b)

    Steel Making

    (c)

    Copper smelting

    (d)

    Petroleum Refining

  6. The_________ express is the fastest operational train in India.

    (a)

    Shatabdi

    (b)

    Rajdhani

    (c)

    Gatiman

    (d)

    Charminar

  7. The Governor of a state shall be appointed by the_________

    (a)

    Prime Minister

    (b)

    cheif Minister

    (c)

    High cCourt Judge

    (d)

    President

  8. GATT’s first round held in

    (a)

    Tokyo

    (b)

    Uruguay

    (c)

    Torquay

    (d)

    Geneva

  9. When did the Vellore Revolt breakout?

    (a)

    24 May 1805

    (b)

    10 July 1805

    (c)

    10 July 1806

    (d)

    10 September 1806

  10. Who declared that “Land belongs to God” and collecting rent or tax on it was against divine law?

    (a)

    Titu Mir

    (b)

    Sidhu

    (c)

    Dudu Mian

    (d)

    Shariatullah

  11. Second staple food of the people of Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Pulses

    (b)

    Millets

    (c)

    Oilseeds

    (d)

    Rice

  12. Mc Mahon Line is a border between

    (a)

    Burma and India

    (b)

    India and Nepal

    (c)

    India and China

    (d)

    India and Bhutan

  13. Which is correct?.
    i) HYV–High Yielding Varieties
    ii) MSP–Minimum Support Price
    iii) PDS–Public Distribution System
    iv) FCI–Food Corporation of India

    (a)

    i and ii are correct

    (b)

    iii and iv are correct

    (c)

    ii and iii are correct

    (d)

    all are correct

  14. A successful industrial cluster entirely created by the Tamil Nadu is

    (a)

    Hosur

    (b)

    Dindigul

    (c)

    Kovilpatti

    (d)

    Tirunelveli

  15. Part B

    Answer any 10 questions. Question no. 28 is compulsory.

    10 x 2 = 20
  16. What are the objectives of IMF?

  17. Name the major countries which were members of NATO?

  18. Assess the role of Ayyankali in fighting for the cause of “untouchables.”

  19. What are the factors controlling the climate of India?

  20. State the major Inland waterways of India

  21. How is the Prime Minister elected?

  22. Write a note on Service sector.

  23. Write about European traders in South India

  24. List out the districts of Tamil Nadu which are partly/fully located on Eastern and Western Ghats separately.

  25. Why is Coimbatore called the Manchester of Tamil Nadu?

  26. Highlight the contribution by Nehru to India’s foreign policy.

  27. Write a short note on Strategic partnetship Agreement (SPA).

  28. What is tax evasion?

  29. What is Meant by Entrepreneur?

  30. Part C

    Answer any 10 questions. Question no. 42 is compulsory.

    10 x 5 = 50
  31. What was the outcome of the Russian Revolution?

  32. Write a note on the condition of Fascists under Mussolini?

  33. What were the causes for the failure of the League of Nations.

  34. Estimate the role of Mao Tse tung in making China a communist country.

  35. Write an essay on the role played by the 19th-century reformers towards the cause of Women.

  36. Give a detailed account on the basin of the Ganga.

  37. Explain the importance of mass communications systems in India.

  38. Give a detailed account of the classification of the Council of Ministers based on ranks.

  39. Write the negative impact of Globalization

  40. Identify the Palayams based on the division of east and west.

  41. Why was Simon Commission boycotted?

  42. Explain the different modes of transport available in Tamil Nadu.

  43. Highlight India and International organisation with special reference to any three India’s global groupings.

  44. Explain the role of Entreprenuer?

  45. Part D

    Answer all the questions.

    2 x 8 = 16
    1. Korean War
      a) Who was the President of North Korea during the Korean War?
      b) Name the southern rival to the President of North Korea.
      c) How long did the Korean War last?
      d) What was the human cost of the War?

    2. Attempt a narrative account of how Tilak and Annie Besant by launching Home Rule Movement sustained the Indian freedom struggle after 1916?

    1. Stock market crash in the US.
      (a) When did the American stock market crash?
      (b) How did it impact the investors and customers?
      (c) What was the effect of stoppage of loans to Germany by America?
      (d) What did England decide to do after the crash?

    2. Iyothee Thassar
      (a) What languages was Iyothee Thassar fluent in?
      (b) What were the movement and magazine started by Iyothee Thassar and John Rathinam called?
      (c) What according to him would liberate the people?
      (d) How did he consider the 'Untouchables'?

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