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Model Question Paper Part - I

10th Standard EM

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Social Science

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

    Part I

    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. The___________ powers were gravely weakened by the war, financially and politically.

    (a)

    Asian

    (b)

    European

    (c)

    African

    (d)

    Australian

  3. Who initiated the formation of League of Nations?

    (a)

    Roosevelt

    (b)

    Chamberlain

    (c)

    Woodrow Wilson

    (d)

    Baldwin

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

    (a)

    Helmut Kohl

    (b)

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    (c)

    Brezhnev

    (d)

    Nikita Khrushehev

  5. Who was the author of the book Satyarthaprakash?

    (a)

    Dayananda Saraswathi

    (b)

    Vaikunda Swamy

    (c)

    Annie Besant

    (d)

    Swami Shradanatha

  6. A landmass bounded by sea on three sides is referred to as _________.

    (a)

    Coast

    (b)

    Island

    (c)

    Peninsula

    (d)

    Strait

  7. _________ is a part of the world network biosphere reserves of UNESCO

    (a)

    Nilgiri

    (b)

    Agasthiyamalai

    (c)

    Great Nicobar

    (d)

    Kachch

  8. The leading producer of rice in India is ________.

    (a)

    Punjab

    (b)

    Maharashtra

    (c)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (d)

    West Bengal

  9. East-west and north south corridors intersect at_________

    (a)

    Jhansi

    (b)

    Indore

    (c)

    Bhopal

    (d)

    Nagpur

  10. Primary sector consist of

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Automobiles

    (c)

    Trade

    (d)

    Banking

  11. When did the Partition of Bengal come into effect?

    (a)

    19 June 1905

    (b)

    18 July 1906

    (c)

    19 August 1907

    (d)

    16 October 1905

  12. Literacy rate of Tamil Nadu as per 2011 census is

    (a)

    80.32%

    (b)

    62.33%

    (c)

    73.45%

    (d)

    80.33%

  13. Which article of Indian constitution directs to adopt foreign policy?

    (a)

    Article 50

    (b)

    Article 51

    (c)

    Article 52

    (d)

    Article 53

  14. IT means

    (a)

    Indian Technology

    (b)

    Information Technology

    (c)

    Institute of Technology

    (d)

    Initiative Technology

  15. Part II

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

    10 x 2 = 20
  16. Write a note on
    (a) Battle of Tannenberg
    (b) Battle of Marne

  17. How did Great Depression impact on the Indian agriculture?

  18. What do you know of Beveridge Report?.

  19. Write a note on Third World Countries.

  20. Name a few revivalist movement of India in the nineteenth century.

  21. Write a note on Riverine forest.

  22. What are the ways of losing citizenship under the citizenship Act of 1955?

  23. Write a short note on Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

  24. Write a short note on the High Court of' Madras.

  25. What are the four major components of GDP?

  26. Write the positive impact of Globalization.

  27. What were the duties of the Palayakkarars?

  28. What is the contribution of Annie Besant to India's freedom struggle?

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

  30. Part III

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

    10 x 5 = 50
  31. Give an account of popular uprisings in Russia.

  32. Describe the rise and growth of nationalist politics in South Africa.

  33. Analyse the effects of the World War II.

  34. Explain in detail about the Vietnam War.

  35. Discuss the circumstances that led to the Reform movements of 19th century.

  36. Write the importance of Himalayas.

  37. Write about South West Monsoon.

  38. Mention the differences between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy.

  39. Write the classification of different sectors contribution in GDP.

  40. How did the people of Bengal respond to the Partition of Bengal (1905)?

  41. Examine the origin and growth of Non-Brahmin Movement in Tamil Nadu.

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

  43. Trace the reason for the formation of BRICS and write its objectives.

  44. Mention OPEC missions and how does it help other countries?

  45. Part IV

    Answer all the questions.

    2 x 8 = 16
    1. Outbreak of World War II.
      (a) When did Britain and France Declare war on Germany.
      (b) Name the' countries in the Axis powers in 1940.
      (c) How were the first years of the war.
      (d) Name the tactic followed by German army to storm other countries.

    2. Fall of Berlin Wall and End of Cold War Era.
      (a) How did West Germany's economy become prosperous?
      (b) Why did people in East Berlin try to move to West Berlin?
      (c) Why did East Germany begin to construct a wall in 1961?
      (d) What was the significance of the Berlin Wall?

    3. 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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