Term 1 Model Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 02:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 60
    7 x 1 = 7
  1. Direct ancestor of modern man was ______________

    (a)

    Homo habilis

    (b)

    Homo erectus

    (c)

    Homo sapiens

    (d)

    Neanderthal man

  2. The Sumerian system of writing

    (a)

    Pictographic

    (b)

    Hieroglyphic

    (c)

    Sonogram

    (d)

    Cuneiform

  3. The famous Venetian traveller who described Kayal as a great and noble city

    (a)

    Vasco da gama

    (b)

    Alberuni

    (c)

    Marco Polo

    (d)

    Megasthenes

  4. Tri-ratnas are the three priniciples taught by

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Mahavira

    (c)

    Lao-tze

    (d)

    Confucius

  5. Which one of the following is not a depositional feature of a glacier?

    (a)

    cirque

    (b)

    Moraines

    (c)

    Drumlins

    (d)

    Eskers

  6. Former Soviet Union is an example for _________.

    (a)

    aristocracy

    (b)

    theocracy

    (c)

    oligarchy

    (d)

    republic

  7. Which part of the constitution of India says about the election commission?

    (a)

    Part III

    (b)

    Part XV

    (c)

    Part XX

    (d)

    Part XXII

  8. 5 x 2 = 10
  9. List out the features of Megalithic Burial types

  10. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

  11. Define atmosphere

  12. What are the different types of rainfall?

  13. How does democracy lead to a peaceful and a harmonious life among the citizens? Explain.

  14. 6 x 1 = 6
  15. Hand axes and cleavers are the important tool types of the __________ culture.

    ()

      Low Palaeolithic

  16. _______________ specifies the Laws related to various crimes in ancient Babylonia.

    ()

       Hammurabi code

  17. ___________ refers to systematically digging a site to recover material evidence for exploring societies of the past

    ()

      Archeological excavations

  18. The two types of democracy are _______ and ________

    ()

      Direct and Indirect

  19. In India _______ party system is followed.

    ()

    Multi

  20. Employment pattern changes due to ________________

    ()

      life style of the people

  21. 5 x 1 = 5
  22. Gilgamesh

  23. (1)

    The oldest written story on Earth

  24. Pastoralism

  25. (2)

    nomadic people earning livelihood by rearing cattle.

  26. Zend Avesta

  27. (3)

    sacred literature of laws and myths

  28. Mushroom rock

  29. (4)

    18

  30. Right to vote

  31. (5)

    Aeolian process

    2 x 2 = 4
  32. Core and crust

  33. Land breeze and sea breeze

  34. 2 x 5 = 10
  35. Discuss the five cardinal principles of Confucius

  36. Discuss merits and demerits of democracy.

  37. 6 x 3 = 18
  38. Agriculture was one of the main sources of subsistence in Sangam Age. Give reasons

  39. Elaborate the term “Tri-ratnas”.

  40. What are ox-bow lakes?

  41. Mention the forms of democracy

  42. Discuss the multi-party system.

  43. What is ‘Solar Power’?

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