Important Questions

8th Standard EM

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 60

    Part - A

    40 x 1 = 40
  1. Who laid the foundation of Portuguese power in India?

    (a)

    Vasco da Gama

    (b)

    Bartholomew Diaz

    (c)

    Alfonso de Albuquerque

    (d)

    Almeida

  2. Tranqueber on the Tamilnadu coast was a trade centre of the _______.

    (a)

    The Portuguese

    (b)

    The British

    (c)

    The French

    (d)

    The Danish

  3. When did the calendar of madras records publish?

    (a)

    1916

    (b)

    1917

    (c)

    1949

    (d)

    1935

  4. Who encouraged the marriages of the potuguese with indian women?

    (a)

    Nine de cunha

    (b)

    Vasco da gama

    (c)

    Almida  

    (d)

    Albuqerque

  5. _________ was the most important and prosperous french settlement in india

    (a)

    Surat

    (b)

    Masulipatnam

    (c)

    pondicherry

    (d)

    Mahe

  6. Which among the following treaty was signed after Battle of Buxar?

    (a)

    Treaty of Allahabad

    (b)

    Treaty of Carnatic

    (c)

    Treaty of Alinagar

    (d)

    Treaty of Paris

  7. When did Hyder Ali crown on the throne of Mysore?

    (a)

    1756

    (b)

    1761

    (c)

    1763

    (d)

    1764

  8. Which system was called by different names like Jagirdari, Malguzari and Biswedari etc.?

    (a)

    Mahalwari

    (b)

    Ryotwari

    (c)

    Zamindari

    (d)

    None of these

  9. The Indigo revolt was led by whom?

    (a)

    Mahatma Gandhi

    (b)

    Keshab Chandra Roy

    (c)

    Digambar Biswas and Bishnu Biswas

    (d)

    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  10. Who had acted as the agent of the Government for the collection of revenue from the cultivators.

    (a)

    Kings

    (b)

    Princes

    (c)

    Zamindars

    (d)

    Landlords

  11. Veera Pandiya Kattabomman was hanged at the fort of

    (a)

    Panchalamkurichi

    (b)

    Sivagangai

    (c)

    Tiruppathur

    (d)

    Kayathar

  12. Velu Nachiyar was a queen of

    (a)

    Nagalapuram

    (b)

    Sivagiri

    (c)

    Sivagangai

    (d)

    Virupachi

  13. The treaty which was made in the year 1792.

    (a)

    Mysore treaty

    (b)

    Malakar treaty

    (c)

    Madras treaty

    (d)

    Carnatic treaty

  14. World soil day is observed on

    (a)

    15th August

    (b)

    12th January

    (c)

    15th October

    (d)

    5th December

  15. This soil is not suitable for agriculture

    (a)

    Alluial Soil

    (b)

    Desert Soil

    (c)

    Black Soil

    (d)

    Laterite Soil

  16. Earth's atmosphere contains about __________ percentage of nitrogen and oxygen.

    (a)

    78% and 21%

    (b)

    22% and 1%

    (c)

    21% and 0.97%

    (d)

    10% and 20%

  17. The percentage of fresh water on the earth is

    (a)

    71

    (b)

    97

    (c)

    2.8

    (d)

    0.6

  18. The evaporation of water from the leaves of plants is called

    (a)

    Transpiration

    (b)

    Condensation

    (c)

    Water vapour

    (d)

    Precipitation

  19. Out of fresh water, about _____ is available as ground water.

    (a)

    0.6%

    (b)

    0.01%

    (c)

    0.04%

    (d)

    2.2%

  20. Some of the water remains underground and is called.

    (a)

    Salt water

    (b)

    Biological water

    (c)

    Swamp water

    (d)

    None of these

  21. The State Council Minsters is headed by

    (a)

    The Governor

    (b)

    Chief Minister

    (c)

    Speaker

    (d)

    Home Minister

  22. The age of retirement of the Judges of the High Court is

    (a)

    62

    (b)

    64

    (c)

    65

    (d)

    58

  23. Laws for the state is made by

    (a)

    state governor

    (b)

    the president

    (c)

    chief minister

    (d)

    members of assembly

  24. According to _________ Amendment of our constitution, a set of fundamental duties are prescribed for all citizens.

    (a)

    55

    (b)

    46

    (c)

    44

    (d)

    42

  25. Pick out the incorrect one: Investment can be made in different vehicle.

    (a)

    Stock

    (b)

    bonds

    (c)

    Mutual fund

    (d)

    Pay tax

  26. Who is responsible for the collection and publication of monetary and financial information?

    (a)

    Finance commission

    (b)

    Finance Ministry

    (c)

    Reserve Bank of India

    (d)

    Auditor and Comptroller General of India

  27. The word 'Veda' is derived from _________.

    (a)

    Sanskrit

    (b)

    Latin

    (c)

    Prakrit

    (d)

    Pali

  28. When did the UNESCO declare Takshashila as world heritage site?

    (a)

    1970

    (b)

    1975

    (c)

    1980

    (d)

    1985

  29. 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

  30. The oldest industry in India was _________ industry.

    (a)

    Textile

    (b)

    Steel

    (c)

    Electrical

    (d)

    Fertilizers

  31. People move from _______ to _______ mainly in search of better jobs

    (a)

    Rural to Urban

    (b)

    Urban to Rural

    (c)

    Hills to plains

    (d)

    Plains to hills

  32. The main reason for the development of urbanisation in pre-historic period was _____

    (a)

    Production of food grains

    (b)

    Domestication of cattle

    (c)

    Fishing

    (d)

    hunting

  33. Tsunami in Indian Ocean took place in the year _________.

    (a)

    1990

    (b)

    2004

    (c)

    2005

    (d)

    2008

  34. The Preamble of the Constitution was amended in__________.

    (a)

    1951

    (b)

    1976

    (c)

    1974

    (d)

    1967

  35. 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

  36. After the Second World War ___________ has taken several measures to protect the human rights.

    (a)

    UNO

    (b)

    Supreme Court

    (c)

    International Court of Justice

    (d)

    none

  37. The UNO declared 1979 as the International year of _________.

    (a)

    Girl Child

    (b)

    Children

    (c)

    women

    (d)

    none

  38. Who can be appointed as the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission?

    (a)

    Retired judge of high court

    (b)

    Any retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

    (c)

    Any person appointed by the president

    (d)

    Retired Chief Judge of any court.

  39. What are the causes for the road accidents?

    (a)

    Over Speeding

    (b)

    Drunken Driving

    (c)

    Distraction to Drivers

    (d)

    All of these

  40. Overtaking when approaching a bend is

    (a)

    permissible

    (b)

    not permissible

    (c)

    permissible with care

    (d)

    our wish

  41. Part - B

    20 x 2 = 40
  42. Give a short note on Archives?

  43. Name the important factories established by the Dutch in India.

  44. What were the benefits derived by the English after the Battle of Plassey?

  45. Mention the causes for the Battle of Buxar.

  46. What were the salient features of the Ryotwari system?

  47. Mention the role of Vallabhai Patel in Bardoli Satyagraha.

  48. What was the immediate cause of the Revolt of 1857?

  49. Give any three suggestions to reduce global warming.
    1. ______________.
    2. ______________.
    3. ______________.

  50. How is the Chief Minister appointed?

  51. Name the types of citizens?

  52. Define Money.

  53. Mention the education centres flourished in Cholas period?

  54. Expand SSA and RMSA.

  55. Write about the drain theory.

  56. Define “Migration”.

  57. Write a brief note on hazardous wastes.

  58. List out the major flood prone areas of our country.

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

  60. Name the five primary categories of Human Rights.

  61. Draw traffic lights signals and indicates the meaning.

  62. Part - C

    25 x 3 = 75
  63. How did the Portuguese establish their trading centres in India?

  64. write a short note on Ananda Rangam.

  65. Give an account of the Fourth Anglo Mysore war.

  66. Mention the places which were annexed by Dalhousie by applying the Doctrine of Lapse policy.

  67. Write a paragraph about the Moplah Rebellion?

  68. What are the different name of permanent settlement?

  69. Explain the events that led to conflict between Dheeran Chinnamalai and the british.

  70. Which were the places, the revolt of 1857 spread quickly?

  71. Describe about the composition of soil.

  72. Define Petrology.

  73. Define ‘weather’.

  74. What is Specific humidity?

  75. Write a short note on surface run-off.

  76. Write a short note on condensation?

  77. Write about the formation of sleet?

  78. What is the qualification of a judge of the high court?

  79. Write about Global Citizenship.

  80. What is the Barter System?

  81. What are the different Investment vehicles?

  82. Write a paragraph about the education under the British rule?

  83. What is Urbanisation?

  84. Earthquake and tsunami.

  85. Why we need secular education?

  86. Distinguish between Human rights and Civil rights.

  87. Explain the factors contributed for road accidents.

  88. Part - D

    15 x 5 = 75
  89. How did the french establish their trading centres in india?

  90. what are the factors for the success of the british? Factors for the sccess of the british.

  91. Apart from the exploiting through taxes, how did the British further exploit the land?

  92. Write a paragraph about Velu Nachiyar.

  93. Difference between M-Sand and River Sand.

  94. Write the effects of low and high humidity over Human beings.

  95. Explain about Infiltration and Percolation.

  96. Explain the election to the assembly.

  97. Explain the five ways of acquiring citizenship.

  98. Explain the recent forms of money.

  99. How does the flagship programme of SSA achieve Universal Elementary Education?

  100. How do handicraft products differ from machine made products?

  101. What are the different types of migration? Explain.

  102. To whom does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply? Why is it important to you?

  103. Tabulate tips for avoiding driver fatigue.

  104. Maps

    2 x 10 = 20
  105. On the river map of India, mark the following trading centres of the Europeans.
    1) Calicut
    2) Cochin
    3) Madras
    4) Pondicherry
    5) Surat
    6) Chinsura
    7) Pulicat
    8) Calcutta

  106. 1. Plassy
    2. Buxar
    3. Purandhar
    4. Arcot
    5. Wandiwash

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