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Model Question Paper Part - II

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. Where did the Ethiopian army defeat the Italian army?

    (a)

    Delville

    (b)

    Orange State

    (c)

    Adowa

    (d)

    Algiers

  2. _________ became the first Caribbean country to throw off slavery and French colonial control

    (a)

    Cuba

    (b)

    Jamaica

    (c)

    Guyana

    (d)

    Haiti

  3. Who were mainly persecuted by Hitler?

    (a)

    Russians

    (b)

    Arabs

    (c)

    Turks

    (d)

    Jews

  4. Wold Zionist organisation was founded in the year __________

    (a)

    1893

    (b)

    1895

    (c)

    1897

    (d)

    1898

  5. Who was the founder of Widow Remarriage Association?

    (a)

    M.G. Ranade

    (b)

    Devendranath Tagore

    (c)

    Jyotiba Phule

    (d)

    Ayyankali

  6. Deccan Plateau covers an area of about __________ sq.km.

    (a)

    8 lakh

    (b)

    6 lakh

    (c)

    5 lakh

    (d)

    7 lakh

  7. _________ helps in quick ripening of mangoes along the coast of Kerala and Karnataka.

    (a)

    Loo

    (b)

    Norwester

    (c)

    Mango showers

    (d)

    Jet stream

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

    (a)

    Punjab

    (b)

    Maharashtra

    (c)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (d)

    West Bengal

  9. Golden Quadrilateral is a__________ km long road and the project was launched in_______

    (a)

    5846, 1999

    (b)

    5845, 1998

    (c)

    5844, 1997

    (d)

    5843, 1996

  10. GNP equals

    (a)

    NNP adjusted for inflation

    (b)

    GDP adjusted for inflation

    (c)

    GDP plus net property income from abroad

    (d)

    NNP plus net property income or abroad

  11. Which one of the following was launched by Haji Shariatullah in 1818 in East Bengal?

    (a)

    Wahhabi Rebellion

    (b)

    Farazi Movement

    (c)

    Tribal uprising

    (d)

    Kol Revolt

  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 of the following country is not the founder member of NAM?

    (a)

    Yugoslavia

    (b)

    Indonesia

    (c)

    Egypt

    (d)

    Pakistan

  14. ___________ are an essential aspect of a nation’s development.

    (a)

    agriculture

    (b)

    industry

    (c)

    railway

    (d)

    none of these

  15. Part II

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

    10 x 2 = 20
  16. Name the nine states that opposed the central powers

  17. Point out the essence of the Berlin Colonial Conference, 1884-85.

  18. Who were the three prominent dictators of the post World War I?

  19. Write a note on Mao’s Long March.

  20. Brief Ramalinga Adigal's views on hunger and poverty.

  21. How can Indian Natural vegetation be classified?

  22. Who is a Citizen?

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

  24. What is Court of Record?

  25. What is Economic Growth?

  26. What is globalization?

  27. Why was Heron dismissed from service?

  28. Why was anti-Hindi agitation popular?

  29. Explain the cropping seasons 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. Assess the structure and the activities of the UN.

  34. Given an account of the communist Victory over China.

  35. Compare and contrast the contributions of Revivalist Movements with that of Reform Movements.

  36. Describe peninsular plateau.

  37. Describe the forests of India.

  38. Write briefly on the Right to Constitutional Remedies.

  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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