Important Questions Part-IV

9th Standard

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Social Science

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

    Part - A

    50 x 1 = 50
  1. Sir Robert Bruce Foote, a geologist from England first discovered the ____________ tools at Pallavaram near Chennai.

    (a)

    Stone Age

    (b)

    Palaeolithic

    (c)

    Mesolithic

    (d)

    Neolithic

  2. The DNA of a Chimpanzee is_______ identical to that of a human being

    (a)

    95%

    (b)

    96%

    (c)

    97%

    (d)

    98%

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

    (a)

    The Egyptians

    (b)

    The Sumerians

    (c)

    The Romans

    (d)

    The Indus people

  5. Inscription that mentions the Cheras

    (a)

    Pugalur

    (b)

    Girnar

    (c)

    Pulimankombai

    (d)

    Madurai

  6. This is an Epic_______________

    (a)

    Silappathikaaram

    (b)

    Pattinapallai

    (c)

    Mullai pathu

    (d)

    Madurai Kanchi

  7. The Magadha king influenced by the teachings of Mahavira

    (a)

    Dhananandha

    (b)

    Chandragupta

    (c)

    Bimbisara

    (d)

    Shishunaga

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

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Gold

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Bronze

  9. Magma is found in the ______ 

    (a)

    crust

    (b)

    mantle

    (c)

    core

    (d)

    None of the above

  10. The presence of large quantities of ________________in the core is responsible for the Earth's Gravitational force.

    (a)

    Aluminium

    (b)

    Magnesium

    (c)

    Iron

    (d)

    Silica

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

    (a)

    Arabic

    (b)

    Roman

    (c)

    Latin

    (d)

    Sanskrit

  12. Stacks are formed by _______ 

    (a)

    Wave erosion

    (b)

    River erosion

    (c)

    Glacial erosion

    (d)

    Wind deposion

  13. (i) Small streams that join the main river is tributary.
    (ii) River Gangas is a tributary.
    Which of the above statement is/are the right statement

    (a)

    (a) The statement is right reason is wrong

    (b)

    (b) The statement is wrong reason is right

    (c)

    (c) The statement & reason are wrong

    (d)

    (d) The statement & reason are right

  14. _____  is called the eye of the storm.

    (a)

    Pressure

    (b)

    wind

    (c)

    cyclones

    (d)

    snow.

  15. This gas helps in protecting the earth from radiation.

    (a)

    Hydrogen

    (b)

    Nitrogen

    (c)

    Ozone

    (d)

    CO2

  16. Which one of the country has Presidential form of government

    (a)

    India

    (b)

    Britain

    (c)

    Canada

    (d)

    USA

  17. This is the dominant form of government in the contemporary world.

    (a)

    Oligarchy

    (b)

    Monarchy

    (c)

    Theocracy

    (d)

    Democracy

  18. India has adapted the electoral system followed in the

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    United Kingdom

    (c)

    Canada

    (d)

    Russia

  19. India is the_______________________ democracy in the world.

    (a)

    largest

    (b)

    smallest

    (c)

    strongest

    (d)

    None of the above

  20. Thermal plant emits large quantity of _______, which pollutes the environment

    (a)

    Oxygen

    (b)

    Nitrogen

    (c)

    Carbon

    (d)

    Carbon dioxide

  21. This is not a G8 country.

    (a)

    Russia

    (b)

    Canada

    (c)

    France

    (d)

    Nepal

  22. Tertiary Sector include/s

    (a)

    Transport

    (b)

    Insurance

    (c)

    Banking

    (d)

    All of these

  23. The Peloponnesian War was fought between ______and______

    (a)

    Greeks and Persians

    (b)

    Plebeians and Patricians

    (c)

    Spartans and Athenians

    (d)

    Greeks and Romans

  24. The basic theorems of Geometry was formulated by___________

    (a)

    Hipparchus

    (b)

    Ptolemy

    (c)

    Euclid

    (d)

    Eratosthenes

  25. The central or high Middle Ages witnessed__________

    (a)

    rapid development

    (b)

    territorial expansion

    (c)

    urban growth

    (d)

    all of the above

  26. In ceramics___________excelled.

    (a)

    Japan

    (b)

    Arabia

    (c)

    Spain

    (d)

    China

  27. Assertion (A): Specialized production by skilled craftsmen was required for an external market.
    Reason (R): Craftsmen worked in larger manufacturing units called Karkhanas.

    (a)

    A is correct; R explains about A

    (b)

    A is wrong; R is correct

    (c)

    A and R are wrong

    (d)

    A is correct; R does not explain about A

  28. Who wrote the book Institutes of Christian Religion

    (a)

    Martin Luther

    (b)

    Zwingli

    (c)

    John Calvin

    (d)

    Cervantes

  29. Decline of_________ helped to move towards urbanisation.

    (a)

    Trade

    (b)

    Feudalism

    (c)

    Freedom

    (d)

    Population

  30. A very long narrow depression on the ocean floor is called

    (a)

    Guyot

    (b)

    Ridge

    (c)

    Trench

    (d)

    atoll

  31. This is the smallest unit of biosphere

    (a)

    Ecosystems

    (b)

    Biome

    (c)

    Environment

    (d)

    None of the above

  32. A healthy ecosystem provides

    (a)

    clean water

    (b)

    enriched soil

    (c)

    raw materials

    (d)

    All of the above

  33. What is the time limit to get the information from RTI Act 2005?

    (a)

    20 days

    (b)

    25 days

    (c)

    30 days

    (d)

    35 days

  34. Fundamental duties were incorporated in the Indian Constitution in the year_____________

    (a)

    1980

    (b)

    1975

    (c)

    1976

    (d)

    1950

  35. NFC was introduced in Britain in the year__________

    (a)

    2016

    (b)

    2008

  36. Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet was ______________.

    (a)

    Common Sense

    (b)

    Rights of Man

    (c)

    Bill of Rights

    (d)

    Abolition of Slavery

  37. Who produced the first batch of automobiles in France?

    (a)

    Louis Renault

    (b)

    Armand Peugeot

    (c)

    Thomas Alva Edison

    (d)

    McAdam

  38. John Loudon Mc Adam became famous for ___________

    (a)

    Railways

    (b)

    Roads

    (c)

    Machines

    (d)

    Steam Boat

  39. Albuquerque belonged to

    (a)

    Spain

    (b)

    Portugal

    (c)

    Italy

    (d)

    England

  40. Java and Sumatra were occupied by the

    (a)

    Spanish

    (b)

    British

    (c)

    French

    (d)

    Dutch

  41. The 'World Population Day' is observed on _____________ every year.

    (a)

    August 11th

    (b)

    September 11th

    (c)

    July 11th

    (d)

    January 11th

  42. In India the first census was carried out in the year ___________

    (a)

    1800

    (b)

    1821

    (c)

    1872

    (d)

    1880

  43. Gps technology has tremedous applications in _________

    (a)

    Moblie phones

    (b)

    Watches

    (c)

    ATMs

    (d)

    All the these

  44. When you happen to see a fire break out, you will make a call to

    (a)

    114

    (b)

    112

    (c)

    115

    (d)

    118

  45. The Uthiramerur stone inscription show evidences of prevelant local self government during the ____________ period in Tamil Nadu.

    (a)

    Chola

    (b)

    Chera

    (c)

    Pandiya

    (d)

    Pallava

  46. The Communlty Development Programme was introduced in the year_________.

    (a)

    1950

    (b)

    1952

    (c)

    1953

    (d)

    1954

  47. Out of the following, which is not a food crop

    (a)

    Bajra

    (b)

    Ragi

    (c)

    Maize

    (d)

    Coconut

  48. The third largest river in India

    (a)

    Cauvery

    (b)

    Godavari

    (c)

    Krishna

    (d)

    Mahanadhi

  49. During 2015, ___________ of illiterates were migrants from Tamil Nadu.

    (a)

    7%

    (b)

    175%

    (c)

    23%

    (d)

    9%

  50. Of the international migrants ___________ percent are women.

    (a)

    85

    (b)

    25

    (c)

    15

    (d)

    20

  51. Part - B

    35 x 2 = 70
  52. Discuss how the age of speculation made humans become conscious and knowledgeable

  53. Why were the Levalloisian tools called so?

  54. Hammurabi Code is an important legal document. Explain.

  55. What is Egyptian civilisation known for?

  56. What is an Urban centre?

  57. Menton the Educational centres of Mauryan Administration.

  58. What do the internal processes generate?

  59. The river channels in the lower course are wider than the upper course

  60. What are Transverse Dunes?

  61. What is Democracy?

  62. Mention the merits and demerits of Indirect elections.

  63. What leads to development?

  64. Who are called employees?

  65. Fall of Constantinople
    What was the result?

  66. Mention the four spheres of the earth.

  67. Mention the various terrestrial biomes.

  68. What is considered a hotspot?

  69. 'All are equal before law'. But we have enacted a separate law for women - Justify

  70. What is SHRC?

  71. What is meant by foreign exchange?

  72. How is the major portion of the savings in banks used?

  73. What was the need for slaves in the Southern states?

  74. What do you know of Louis Renault?

  75. When was a the labour day celebrated in Chennai?

  76. Write a note on Zulu tribe.

  77. What were the changes brought by the British and the Germans in East Africa?

  78. What is population change?

  79. What is a map?

  80. Remote sensing can be either passive or active - Explain

  81. What are the Characteristics of good governance?

  82. Name the taxes levied by the Village Panchayat.

  83. What are the functions of Panchayat Union?

  84. On what factors does crop cultivation depend? List out the factors on which crop cultivation depend.

  85. Write a note on Krishi Karman award to TamiINadu

  86. Mention the percentage of migrants in India as well as in Tamil Nadu.

  87. Part - C

    30 x 5 = 150
  88. Discuss the Neolithic culture in Tamilnadu

  89. Write about the hidden treasure of Indus civilization.

  90. Give an account of "Emergence of towns and ports".

  91. Give reasons for the decline of Buddhism.

  92. Give an account of 'Tsunami'

  93. Describe the Erosional landforms of Sea

  94. Though democracy in India has been appreciated worldwide for its working there is still a lot of scope for improvement - Discuss.

  95. Give an account of Mobilisation and Democratic Participation.

  96. Describe sustainability of Development.

  97. Explain the employment structure of India.

  98. Highlight the contribution of Greece to World Civilization

  99. During the later Middle Ages what developments did Christianity undergo?

  100. Write a note on the following
    Hampi

  101. Explain the term Renaissance.

  102. Explain the terms a) Continental Rise b) Oceanic ridge

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

  104. Explain about the aquatic biomes on Earth.

  105. What are the functions of SURC?

  106. How is currency printed in India?

  107. How did the American war of Independence end in the declaration of independence?

  108. The Coal production in England increased from 4.7 million tonnes in 1750 to 250 million tonnes in 1900. Give reasons.

  109. Explain the term 'Indentured Labour'.

  110. Explain the classification of Environment.
    (a) Natural Environment
    (b) Human Environment
    (c) Man made Environment

  111. Explain the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

  112. Write note the Parliamentary form of Government.

  113. Mention the Role of Ripon and Munroe in Madras Presidency.

  114. How different factors contribute to road accidents?

  115. Mention the rules to ensure Road Safety for children.

  116. What are Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)?

  117. Write a short note on "Red Tea".

  118. Maps

    3 x 10 = 30
  119. On the given outline map of the world, mark the following:
    a. Pacific Ring of fire
    b. Earthquake prone zones (any two)
    c. Locate any two active volcanoes of the world.
    d. Himalayas and Alps ranges
    e. Rift valley of East Africa.

  120. Indus and Ganga Brahmaputra  Delta

  121. Locate the following on the world outline map.
    1. Priairies
    2. Downs
    3. Tundra Biomes
    4. Equatorial Biomes

  122. Part - D

    25 x 3 = 75
  123. Agriculture was one of the main sources of subsistence in Sangam Age. Give reasons

  124. Elaborate the term “Tri-ratnas”.

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

  126. What do you mean by biological weathering?

  127. List out any four karst topographical areas found in India.

  128. Mention the various features formed by wind erosion

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

  130. Mention the forms of democracy

  131. Give the meaning of a political party

  132. What do you mean by development?

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

  134. Tertiary sector is in top position in the world now. Justify

  135. What is Classical World?

  136. Who were Patricians and Plebeians?

  137. What led to the collapse of Chin dynasty?

  138. Impact of Crusades

  139. Write a note on Alauddin Khalji.

  140. What led to a significant expansion of textile production in India?

  141. Explain the term Inquisition

  142. What do you mean by the term Hydrosphere?

  143. What do you mean by the ocean salinity?

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

  145. What is to be done after a Tsunami?

  146. List out the types of constitution.

  147. Write about the demerits of unitary form of government.

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