Half Yearly Model Question Paper 2019

9th Standard

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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. Assertion (A): Many of the Mesolithic sites are found nearby rivers and tanks.
    Reason (R): Irrigation management developed during Mesolithic period

    (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 earliest written work on Tamil Grammar is_____________________  

    (a)

    Thirukural

    (b)

    Tholkappiam

    (c)

    Pathinen Melkanakku

    (d)

    Pathirien Kilkanakku

  3. The discovery of __________ marked the beginning of the second phase in the history of civilisations.

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Gold

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Bronze

  4. The upper most layer of the atmosphere is ___________

    (a)

    Statrosphere

    (b)

    Mesosphere

    (c)

    Exosphere

    (d)

    Thermosphere

  5. Who accords recognition to various political parties as national or regional parties?

    (a)

    The President

    (b)

    The Election Commission

    (c)

    The Parliament

    (d)

    The President in consultation with the Election Commission

  6. Inter-generational equality is ensured under the process of

    (a)

    Industrial progress

    (b)

    Economic development

    (c)

    Sustainable development

    (d)

    Economic growth

  7. __________ continues to be the largest employer in Tamil Nadu

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Manufacturing

    (c)

    Banking

    (d)

    Small Scale Industry

  8. In  Greece the land was controlled by__________

    (a)

    Slaves

    (b)

    Writers

    (c)

    Phi losophers

    (d)

    Ruling class

  9. __________means great name/lord

    (a)

    Daimyo

    (b)

    Shogun

    (c)

    Fujiwara

    (d)

    Tokugawa

  10. Krishnadeva Raya was a contemporary of_________

    (a)

    Babur

    (b)

    Humayun

    (c)

    Akbar

    (d)

    Shershah

  11. A mathematical model of revolution of the earth was presented by

    (a)

    Galileo

    (b)

    Copernicus

    (c)

    Ptolemy

    (d)

    Euclid

  12. Assertion (A) : The gravitational pull of the sun and moon on earth cause tides on sea water.
    Reason (R) : Neap tides are caused when the first and last quarter moon appears.

    (a)

    Both A and B are wrong

    (b)

    A is correct, R gives the correct explanation of A

    (c)

    A is false R is correct

    (d)

    A is correct R does not give correct explanation of A

  13. Why is the usage of rainforest biomes for large scale agriculture unsustainable?

    (a)

    because it is too wet

    (b)

    because the temperature is too warm.

    (c)

    because the soil is too thin

    (d)

    because the soil is poor

  14. Consider the following statements
    Assertion (A): Child marriages should be avoided.
    Reason (R): When girls get married early, they lose many privileges thereby affecting the society as a whole.

    (a)

    Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) explains (A)

    (b)

    Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A)

    (c)

    (A) is correct and (R) is false

    (d)

    (A) is false and (R) is correct.

  15. Part II

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

    7 x 2 = 14
  16. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

  17. What is an Urban centre?

  18. Snowline of Alps is 2700 metre where as the snowline of Greenland is just 600 mts. Find out the reason.

  19. What are wave cut Platforms?

  20. What do you know about Voters Verified Paper Audit Trail?

  21. What leads to development?

  22. What is the nature of employment in India?

  23. Fall of Constantinople
    What was promoted by them?

  24. What role is played by NIO (National Institute of Oceanography)

  25. Narrate the given food web of Arctic Tundra in your own words.

  26. Why do children need special attention?

  27. Why were coins of low value printed in large quantities?

  28. Mention any three ways to conserve Water.

  29. Who monitors the quantity and quality of ground water?

  30. Part III

    Answer all the questions.

    2 x 8 = 16
    1. How is currency printed in India?

    2. Explain the term Virtual water.

    1. Write a note on weathering classify and explain.

    2. How was Ottoman supremacy established?

  31. Part IV

    Answer any 10 questions. Question no. 44 is compulsory.

    10 x 5 = 50
  32. Highlight the steps taken by Ashoka to spread Buddhism.

  33. Pacific Ring of Fire - Most seismically and volcanically active. Why?

  34. Cuddalore and Nagapattinam are always affected by cyclones. Why?

  35. Give Abraham Lincoln’s definition for democracy.

  36. Give the meaning of a political party

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

  38. Why are children and old age (above 60 years) are not considered for computation of workforce?

  39. Who were Patricians and Plebeians?

  40. Impact of Crusades

  41. Who founded the Vijayanagar Kingdom? Mention the dynasties that ruled over the kingdom.

  42. Write a note on a) Lopo Gonzalves b) Bartholomew Diaz

  43. What does this picture depict ? Write a note on the processes involved in it.

  44. Study your area and write down about its settlement pattern.

  45. Mention about the Unitary feature of Indian constitution.

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