First Term - One Mark Test

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 80

    Section-A

    35 x 1 = 35
  1. ______________ inscriptions datable to third century BCE refer to the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas in ancient Tamilagam.

    (a)

    Pulekesin

    (b)

    Ashoka

    (c)

    Chandragupta

    (d)

    Dhanananda

  2. 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

  3. Evidence of Neolithic village is found at ________ in Vellore district

    (a)

    Gudiam

    (b)

    Athirampakkam

    (c)

    Payyampalli

    (d)

    Salem

  4. (i)We live in the age of Information Technology
    (ii) The internet has literally put the world on our finger tips.
    (iii) The Prehistoric people were the pioneers of literacy
    (iv) Powerful Technology developed all of a sudden.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii)&(iii)are correct

    (c)

    (ii)&(iv)are correct

    (d)

    (i)&(iii) are correct

  5. _________ are tools used for scraping the surfaces

    (a)

    Lunates

    (b)

    Triangles

    (c)

    Scrapers

    (d)

    Cists

  6. The Harappans did not have the knowledge of

    (a)

    Gold and Elephant

    (b)

    Horse and Iron

    (c)

    Sheep and Silver

    (d)

    Ox and Platinum

  7. Assertion (A): Assyrians of Mesopotamian civilisation were contemporaries of Indus civilisation.
    Reason(R): The Documents of an Assyrian ruler refer to the ships from Meluha

    (a)

    A and R are correct and A explains R

    (b)

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

    (c)

    A is incorrect but R is correct

    (d)

    Both A and R are incorrect

  8. ____________ were the contemporaries of the people ofIndus and Egyptian civilisation.

    (a)

    The Egyptians

    (b)

    The Sumerians

    (c)

    The Romans

    (d)

    The Indus people

  9. Confucius was famous among the Chinese Philosophers.

    (a)

    Lao Tze

    (b)

    Confucius

    (c)

    Mencius

    (d)

    Sun Tzu

  10. The earliest written work on Tamil Grammar is_____________________  

    (a)

    Thirukural

    (b)

    Tholkappiam

    (c)

    Pathinen Melkanakku

    (d)

    Pathirien Kilkanakku

  11. (i) Barter was the primary mode of exchange.
    (ii) Spices including pepper and precious stones were exported.
    (iii) The Sangam Age saw the first urbanization in Tamilagam.
    (iv) People in the Sangam Age had no faith in religion.  

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) is correct (ii) incorrect

    (c)

    (i) is correct (iv) incorrect

    (d)

    (i), (ii), (iii) correct (iv) incorrect

  12. The Magadha king influenced by the teachings of Mahavira

    (a)

    Dhananandha

    (b)

    Chandragupta

    (c)

    Bimbisara

    (d)

    Shishunaga

  13. Chandragupta' s son was _______.

    (a)

    Bimbisara

    (b)

    Bindusara

    (c)

    Ajatasatru

    (d)

    None of the above

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

    (a)

    epicentre

    (b)

    focus

    (c)

    seismic wave

    (d)

    magnitude

  15. These waves are the fastest of all the Earthquake waves.

    (a)

    P - waves

    (b)

    S - waves

    (c)

    L - waves

    (d)

    None of the above

  16. Composite volcanoes are commonly found in the______________ocean.

    (a)

    Pacific

    (b)

    Southern

    (c)

    Indian

    (d)

    Atlantic

  17. Deposits of fine silt blown by wind is called as

    (a)

    Loess

    (b)

    Barchans

    (c)

    Hamada

    (d)

    Ripples

  18. Statement I: Running water is an important agent of gradation
    Statement II: The work of the river depends on the slop of land on which if flows

    (a)

    Statement I is false II is true

    (b)

    Statement I and II are false

    (c)

    Statement I is true II is false

    (d)

    Statement I and II are true

  19. The largest Delta in the world is___________

    (a)

    The Nile River Delta

    (b)

    The Ganga - Brahmaputra Delta

    (c)

    The Yellow river Delta

    (d)

    The Indus Delta

  20. The average global surface temperature is ______ 

    (a)

    120°C

    (b)

    130°C

    (c)

    140°C

    (d)

    150°C

  21. The vertical movement of air is called ______ 

    (a)

    Wind

    (b)

    storm

    (c)

    Air current

    (d)

    drift

  22. The upper most layer of the atmosphere is ___________

    (a)

    Statrosphere

    (b)

    Mesosphere

    (c)

    Exosphere

    (d)

    Thermosphere

  23. This is the wettest place of India.

    (a)

    Mawsynram

    (b)

    Western Ghats

    (c)

    Shillong

    (d)

    Pune

  24. Former Soviet Union is an example for _________.

    (a)

    aristocracy

    (b)

    theocracy

    (c)

    oligarchy

    (d)

    republic

  25. Kudavolai system was followed by

    (a)

    Cheras

    (b)

    Pandyas

    (c)

    Cholas

    (d)

    Kalabhras

  26. The President of India can nominate

    (a)

    12 members to Lok Sabha

    (b)

    2 members of Rajya Sabha

    (c)

    12 members to Rajya Sabha

    (d)

    14 members of Rajya Sabha

  27. Assertion (A): India has a parliamentary form of democracy.
    Reason (R): The Indian Parliament comprises the elected representatives of people.

    (a)

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

    (b)

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

    (c)

    (A) is correct and (R) is false

    (d)

    (A) is false and (R) is true

  28. The term pressure groups originated in _____.

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    UK

    (c)

    USSR

    (d)

    India

  29. India is the______________________ th country in the world to introduce NOTA.

    (a)

    10

    (b)

    12

    (c)

    14

    (d)

    16

  30. Among the following states which state have the literacy rate (2011) higher than national average

    (a)

    Andhra Pradesh

    (b)

    Uttar Pradesh

    (c)

    Tamil Nadu

    (d)

    None of these

  31. Assertion (A): Human resource is necessary for the progress of any country.
    Reason (R): Investment in education and health of people can result in a high rate of returns in the future for a country.

    (a)

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

    (b)

    Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) does not explain (A)

    (c)

    (A) is correct and (R) is false

    (d)

    (A) is false and (R) is true

  32. This is a renewable resource.

    (a)

    Metals

    (b)

    Glass

    (c)

    Wind energy

    (d)

    Diesel

  33. Which one of the following is not in the Secondary Sector?

    (a)

    Construction

    (b)

    Manufacturing

    (c)

    Small Scale Industry

    (d)

    Forestry

  34. The sectors are classified into Public and Private sectors on the basis of

    (a)

    number of workers employed

    (b)

    nature of economic activity

    (c)

    ownership of enterprises

    (d)

    employment conditions

  35. This sector do not enjoy any special benefit.

    (a)

    Organised Sector

    (b)

    Unorganised Sector

    (c)

    Public Sector

    (d)

    Private Sector

  36. Section-B

    20 x 1 = 20
  37. Hand axes and cleavers are the important tool types of the __________ culture.

    ()

      Low Palaeolithic

  38. The earliest tools made by human ancestors are found in ______in Kenya

    ()

    Lomekwi

  39. ________ people buried the dead people systematically.

    ()

    Neanderthals

  40. The early form of writing of the Egyptians is known as _______________.

    ()

      Hieroglyphic

  41. The city Of Akkad later became the city of ____________ a commercial and cultural centre of West Asia.

    ()

    Babylon

  42. The ____________ refers to the large collection ofterrcotta warrior images found in China.

    ()

    The Terracotta Army

  43. ___________ is a poetic theme which means a class or category and refers to a habitat or eco-zone with specific physiographical characteristics.

    ()

      Sangam poems

  44. _______________ collection includes ten long songs.

    ()

    pathupattu

  45. The Silappathikaram speaks about _____________ who built a temple for Kannagi.

    ()

    Cheran Senguttuvan

  46. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment has been built into the Mahabodhi temple that still exists in ______________

    ()

      Bodh Gaya

  47. The philosophy of Confucius gave the Chinese people an awareness about their ________.

    ()

    Political rights

  48. The envoy of Seleucus' s was ________ .

    ()

    Megasthenes

  49. An example for direct democracy is _________

    ()

      Switzerland

  50. The two houses of our Parliament are ________ and ________

    ()

    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

  51. In 2017, there were _________ recognised national parties

    ()

    Seven

  52. _________________treats all the parties equally.

    ()

    Election commision

  53. Human Development Report of the world prepared and released by _____________

    ()

      UNDP

  54. ________ has always featured as an important element of development policy in India

    ()

      Employment

  55. ________ of the economy is the number of people in the country, who work and also capable of working.

    ()

      Labour force

  56. ________ sector has some formal processes and procedures.

    ()

    Organized

  57. Section-C

    15 x 1 = 15
  58. Palaeo anthropology

  59. (1)

    tallest Jaina statue

  60. Red sand dunes

  61. (2)

    251 to 66 million years ago

  62. Mesozoic era

  63. (3)

    Profit motive

  64. Neolithic Period

  65. (4)

    the study of the human ancestors

  66. Gilgamesh

  67. (5)

    Domestication of animals

  68. Pastoralism

  69. (6)

    Vatican

  70. Nattrinai

  71. (7)

    The oldest written story on Earth

  72. Bahubali

  73. (8)

    USA

  74. Composite Volcano

  75. (9)

    Pacific Ocean

  76. Mushroom rock

  77. (10)

    Renewable resources

  78. Anemometer

  79. (11)

    nomadic people earning livelihood by rearing cattle.

  80. Theocracy

  81. (12)

    Teris

  82. Two-party system

  83. (13)

    Ettuuthogai

  84. Solar energy

  85. (14)

    Aeolian process

  86. Private sector

  87. (15)

    wind speed

    Section-D

    10 x 1 = 10
  88. SIAL floats over SIMA.

  89. Why did Tsunami occur on 26th December 2004?

  90. Chemical weathering is predominant in hot and humid zones

  91. The snow line is at the sea level in Polar regions

  92. In limestone regions, surface drainage is rarely found

  93. Why is Karst Topography formed?

  94. Cyclones cause huge loss of life and property.

  95. Cloudy days are warmer than cloudless days.

  96. Convectional rainfall is also called 4'0 clock rain.

  97. The sub-tropical high pressure are called "horse latitudes". Why?

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