Half Yearly Model Question Paper 2019 - 2020

8th Standard EM

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Social Science

Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 60

    Multiple Choice Question

    9 x 1 = 9
  1. Nalanda, the oldest university in India was located in

    (a)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (b)

    Maharashtra

    (c)

    Bihar

    (d)

    Punjab

  2. Which of the following activities of the people will not come under handy craft?

    (a)

    Carving statues out of stone

    (b)

    Making bangles with glass

    (c)

    Weaving silk sarees

    (d)

    Smelting of iron

  3. A person moves from his own country to another country is known as ______

    (a)

    Immigrant

    (b)

    Refugee

    (c)

    Emigrant

    (d)

    Asylum seeker

  4. _______________ percentage of nitrogen is present in the air.

    (a)

    78.09%

    (b)

    74.08%

    (c)

    80.07%

    (d)

    76.63%

  5. Event that occurs due to the failure of monsoons.

    (a)

    Condensation

    (b)

    Drought

    (c)

    Evaporation

    (d)

    Precipitation

  6. Which one of the following describes India as a secular state?

    (a)

    Fundamental Rights

    (b)

    Fundamental Duty

    (c)

    Directive Principles of State Policy

    (d)

    Preamble of the Constitution

  7. The country will be considered as a secular country, if it _______

    (a)

    gives importance to a particular religion

    (b)

    bans religious instructions in the state – aided educational institutions.

    (c)

    does not give importance to a particular religion

    (d)

    bans the propagation of any religious belief.

  8. In 1995 women from all over the world gathered at ________.

    (a)

    Beijing

    (b)

    New York

    (c)

    Delhi

    (d)

    none

  9. When the ambulance is approaching

    (a)

    allow passage if there are no vehicles from front side

    (b)

    no preference need be given

    (c)

    allow free passage by drawing to the side of the road

    (d)

    drive behind the ambulance with great speed

  10. Fill in the blanks

    7 x 1 = 7
  11. The word 'Veda' means _________.

    ()

        

  12. Industrial revolution took place in __________.

    ()

      

  13. The movement of a person based on his free will and desire to live in a better place is called _________ migration

    ()

       

  14. Terrorism is an example of _______ hazard.

    ()

       

  15. Secularism is a part of democracy which grants _________________.

    ()

       

  16. The basic aim of our constitution is to promote _______and ______.

    ()

        

  17. Higher the speed; ____________ the risk.

    ()

       

  18. True or False

    5 x 1 = 5
  19. Temples were the centers of learning and played an active role in the promotion of knowledge.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  20. Steel was first manufactured by modern methods at Jamshedpur.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  21. There is state religion in India

    (a) True
    (b) False
  22. Human rights and civil rights are the same.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  23. Flashing yellow signal indicates to slow down and proceed with caution.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  24. Match the following

    5 x 1 = 5
  25. I - Tsing

  26. (1)

    Employment opportunity

  27. Marriage

  28. (2)

    Divine faith

  29. Earthquake

  30. (3)

    Outdated drugs

  31. Holyoake

  32. (4)

    1997

  33. The Cyrus Cylinder

  34. (5)

    Saraswathi mahal

    Answer any 7 questions

    7 x 2 = 14
  35. Expand SSA and RMSA.

  36. What is de-industrialisation?

  37. Define “Migration”.

  38. What are the causes of rural to urban migration?

  39. Define ‘hazard’.

  40. Why is it important to separate religion from the state?

  41. What are the characteristic features of a secular state?

  42. State any three legislations passed to safeguard the welfare of women.

  43. what is the aim of observing Road Safety Week?

  44. Answer any 3 questions

    3 x 5 = 15
  45. What were the sources of education in ancient India?

  46. Natural hazard and human-made hazard.

  47. Discuss the problems of urbanisation.

  48. Will the Government intervene if some religious group says that their religion allows them to practice human sacrifice?

  49. Tabulate tips for avoiding driver fatigue.

  50. Mark any five places on the outline map of India

    5 x 1 = 5
  51. Mark the following places on the outline map of India
    1. Nalanda
    2. Taxila
    3. Valabhi
    4. Kanchi
    5. Vikramshila
    6. Delhi
    7. Lucknow
    8. Allahabad
    9. Cochin
    10. Calcutta
    11. Madras
    12. Chidambaram

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