Revision Test - 1

9th Standard

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Social Science

I. Answer all the questions.

II.Use Blue pen only.

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

    Section-A

    18 x 1 = 18
  1. Assertion (A): The Ashokan inscriptions datable to third century BCE refer to the Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas and Satyaputras outside his empire in Tamilagam.
    Reason (R): Ancient kings of Tamilagam commenced their political rule in the Iron Age.

    (a)

    A and R are correct and R explains A

    (b)

    A and R are correct but R doesn’t explain A

    (c)

    A is correct but R is incorrect

    (d)

    A and R both are incorrect

  2. The ______was a formative period and the foundation for the Sangam Age

    (a)

    Iron Age

    (b)

    Bronze Age

    (c)

    Stone Age

    (d)

    Age of Information Technology

  3. The Bronze image suggestive of the use of lost-wax process known to the Indus people.

    (a)

    Jar

    (b)

    Priest king

    (c)

    Dancing girl

    (d)

    Bird

  4. ___________ did not give much attention to the life after death.

    (a)

    The Sumerians

    (b)

    The Babylonians

    (c)

    The Egyptians

    (d)

    The Chinese

  5. The notable Chola king credited with bringing forest lands under the plough and developing irrigational facilities

    (a)

    Karikalan

    (b)

    Rajarajan I

    (c)

    Kulothungan

    (d)

    Rajendran I

  6. This is an Epic_______________

    (a)

    Silappathikaaram

    (b)

    Pattinapallai

    (c)

    Mullai pathu

    (d)

    Madurai Kanchi

  7. Tri-ratnas are the three priniciples taught by

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Mahavira

    (c)

    Lao-tze

    (d)

    Confucius

  8. Buddhism was preached in people's language ________.

    (a)

    Pali

    (b)

    Sanskrit

    (c)

    Hindi

    (d)

    Chinese

  9. Diastrophism is connected to

    (a)

    volcanism

    (b)

    earthquakes

    (c)

    14°ctectonics

    (d)

    fold/fault

  10. The point of origin of an Earthquake is called the _____ 

    (a)

    epicentre

    (b)

    focus

    (c)

    seismic wave

    (d)

    magnitude

  11. The word 'Igneous' is derived from the_____________word.

    (a)

    Arabic

    (b)

    Roman

    (c)

    Latin

    (d)

    Sanskrit

  12. Karst topography is formed due to the action of _______ 

    (a)

    Glacier

    (b)

    Wind

    (c)

    Sea waves

    (d)

    Ground water.

  13. Temperature ______ from the equator to pole

    (a)

    Increases

    (b)

    no change

    (c)

    decreases

    (d)

    stable

  14. All types of clouds are found in the _______ 

    (a)

    Troposphere

    (b)

    Ionosphere

    (c)

    Mesosphere

    (d)

    Exosphere

  15. A system of government by one person with absolute power

    (a)

    Aristocracy

    (b)

    Theocracy

    (c)

    Democracy

    (d)

    Autocracy

  16. In democracy the final authority rests with

    (a)

    The Parliament

    (b)

    The People

    (c)

    The council of Ministers

    (d)

    The President

  17. India has adapted the electoral system followed in the

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    United Kingdom

    (c)

    Canada

    (d)

    Russia

  18. For comparing development between countries, their ________ is considered to be one of the most important attributes.

    (a)

    growth

    (b)

    income

    (c)

    expenditure

    (d)

    savings

  19. Section-B

    5 x 1 = 5
  20. The ____________ is perhaps the oldest written epic on earth.

    ()

    The Epic of Gilgamesh

  21. ___________ the classic work on economy and statecraft authored by Kautilya during the Mauryan period.

    ()

      Arthasastra

  22. Mahavira and Buddha lived a life of purity and exemplified _________ and ________ .

    ()

    Simplicity, Self-denial

  23. India has a _______form of democracy

    ()

      Parliamentary

  24. Every human being has a ________ of his (or) her own to achieve progress in life.

    ()

    Ambition

  25. Section-C

    2 x 1 = 2
  26. Polar Easterlies are cold and dry. Why it is so?

  27. Thermosphere is also referred as "Heterosphere" 

  28. 2 x 1 = 2
  29. a) The concept ‘survival of the fittest’ contributed to the scientific understanding of human origins.
    b) The book on the Origin of Species was published by Herbert Spencer.
    c) Darwin’s theory of biological evolution connects with the process of natural selection.
    d) Geology is the study of lithic technology.

  30. (i) Pathitrupathu speaks about the Pandya kings and their territory.
    (ii) The Akanaanuru describes the trading activities at Kaveripoompattinum.
    (iii) The Chola Emblem was the tiger and they issued square copper coins with images of a tiger.
    (iv) Neythal is a sandy desert region.

  31. Section-D

    5 x 2 = 10
  32. Hammurabi Code is an important legal document. Explain.

  33. What does the development of Script mark?

  34. Underground water is more common in limestone areas than surface run off. Why?

  35. How is the atmospheric Pressure measured?

  36. Mention the salient features of Democracy.

  37. Section-E

    3 x 2 = 6
  38. Weather and climate

  39. Land breeze and sea breeze

  40. Isobar and Isotherm.

  41. Section-F

    4 x 3 = 12
  42. How does a cave differ from a sea arch?

  43. Distinguish between direct and indirect democracy.

  44. Expand the following: 1. NNP 2. PCI

  45. Write in detail what kind of environmental problems you face in your locality.

  46. 1 x 4 = 4
  47. Indus civilisation.
    (i) What is the other name of Indus civilisation?
    (ii) What did the Harappans use for construction?
    (iii) What kind of potterys were used by the Harappans?
    (iv) What was their belief for the dead?

  48. 2 x 5 = 10
  49. How are volcanoes classified based on the periodicity of their eruptions

  50. 1 x 10 = 10
  51. On the given outline map of the world, mark the following.
    1. Any two deltas
    2. A Karst region
    3. Any two hot and cold deserts
    4. An area of continental glaciers

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