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Important Questions Part-VI

9th Standard

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Social Science

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

    Part - A

    50 x 1 = 50
  1. _____________ refers to the area covering Egypt, Israel-Palestine and Iraq.

    (a)

    Great Rift Valley

    (b)

    Fertile Crescent

    (c)

    Solo river

    (d)

    Neander Valley

  2. (i) The chimpanzee is genetically the closest to humans
    (ii) Hominins & their origin have been traced to Asia
    (iii) The Hominins emerged around 6 to 5 million years ago
    (iv) The Great Rift valley in Africa has many sites for the Prehistroic period

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) & (iii) are correct

    (c)

    (i) & (iv) are correct

    (d)

    (iii) is correct

  3. 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

  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. During the Sangam Age _______________ landscape followed the pastoral way of life.

    (a)

    Marutham

    (b)

    Neithal

    (c)

    Mullai

    (d)

    Palai

  6. (i) Coins as a medium of exchange were introduced for the first time in the Sangam Age.
    (ii) Prakrit was the language used by the common people in Northern India during the Mauryan period.
    (iii) Vienna Papyrus, a Roman document, mentions trade related to Muziri.
    (iv) The concept of Thinai is presented in the Tamil grammar work of Pathupaattu.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (iv) incorrect

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

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Gold

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Bronze

  8. (i) Under the Magadha king the mahainatriyas functioned as secretaries to the ministers.
    (ii) Accounts of Megasthanes titled Indica is a useful record about Mauryan polity and society.
    (iii) Nanda's attempt to build an imperial structure was cut short by Ashoka who founded the Mauryan kingdom.
    (iv) According to tradition, towards the end of his life Chandragupta 'became an ardent follower of Buddhism.

    (a)

     (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (i) and (ii) is correct

    (d)

     (iii) and (iv) is correct

  9. Statement: Magma gushes out when it finds vents.
    Reason: Interior of the Earth contains compressed hot magma Which of the statement(s) is are true

    (a)

    Statements & reason are true

    (b)

    Statements is true, reason is false

    (c)

    Statement is false reason is true

    (d)

    Statement & reason are false

  10. This is the store house of rocks.

    (a)

    crust

    (b)

    core

    (c)

    mantle

    (d)

    None of the above

  11. Composite volcanoes are commonly found in the______________ocean.

    (a)

    Pacific

    (b)

    Southern

    (c)

    Indian

    (d)

    Atlantic

  12. Statement: Limestone regions have less underground water.
    Reason: Water does not percolate through limestone

    (a)

    The statement is right reason is wrong

    (b)

    The statement is wrong Reason is right.

    (c)

    The statement and reason are wrong

    (d)

    The statement and reason are right

  13. The redness of the red clay soil is due to the presence of_______________

    (a)

    iron oxide

    (b)

    carbon

    (c)

    copper

    (d)

    magnesium

  14. _____  clouds are called 'Sheep clouds'

    (a)

    Alto-cumulus

    (b)

    Alto-Stratus

    (c)

    Nimbo - stratus

    (d)

    Cirro-stratus

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

    (a)

    Hydrogen

    (b)

    Nitrogen

    (c)

    Ozone

    (d)

    CO2

  16. The First general elections after independence in India were held in

    (a)

    1948

    (b)

    1952

    (c)

    1957

    (d)

    1947

  17. Indian citizen above _________ years of age can exercise the right to vote in India.

    (a)

    16

    (b)

    17

    (c)

    18

    (d)

    19

  18. India has adapted the electoral system followed in the

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    United Kingdom

    (c)

    Canada

    (d)

    Russia

  19. The________________ is elected by members of the Lok Sabha.

    (a)

    Prime Minister

    (b)

    President

    (c)

    Governor

    (d)

    Cabinet Minister

  20. The ________ income is also called per capita income

    (a)

    average

    (b)

    total

    (c)

    people

    (d)

    monthly

  21. This is also known as National Income.

    (a)

    NNP

    (b)

    GDP

    (c)

    PCI

    (d)

    PPP

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

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Manufacturing

    (c)

    Banking

    (d)

    Small Scale Industry

  23. _________is the Greek city-state which resisted the Persians to the end.

    (a)

    Acropolis

    (b)

    Sparta

    (c)

    Athens

    (d)

    Rome

  24. In Athens, democracy survived for about ____________year?

    (a)

    50

    (b)

    100

    (c)

    200

    (d)

    150

  25. Seljuq Turks came from_________

    (a)

    Central America

    (b)

    Central Asia

    (c)

    Central Australia

    (d)

    Central Europe

  26. Trade and industry flourished during the reign of________dynasty.

    (a)

    Shogun

    (b)

    Yuan

    (c)

    Sung

    (d)

    Tang

  27. 'Nayakas' were __________officers.

    (a)

    Administritive

    (b)

    Special

    (c)

    Military

    (d)

    Police

  28. Which among the following plants were introduced from America to Europe?

    (a)

    Sugarcane

    (b)

    Sweet Potato

    (c)

    Rice

    (d)

    Wheat

  29. The name Cape of Good Hope was given by___________

    (a)

    Bartholomew Diaz

    (b)

    King John II

    (c)

    Henry the Navigator

    (d)

    Vasco da gama

  30. Hawaii islands are located on the_____________ocean.

    (a)

    Pacific

    (b)

    Indian

    (c)

    Atlantic

    (d)

    Arctic

  31. Nutrients are recycled in the atmosphere with the help of certain micro organisms, referred to as

    (a)

    Producers

    (b)

    Decomposers

    (c)

    Consumers

    (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. A 10 year old boy is working in a shop. Which right can you use to recover him?

    (a)

    Right to equality

    (b)

    Right to freedom

    (c)

    Right against exploitation

    (d)

    Right to freedom of Religion

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

    (a)

    1980

    (b)

    1975

    (c)

    1976

    (d)

    1950

  35. One rupee and two rupee notes were first printed in India in the year_______

    (a)

    1917

    (b)

    1927

  36. Candide was written by ________________

    (a)

    Voltaire

    (b)

    Rousseau

    (c)

    Montesquieu

    (d)

    Danton

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

    (a)

    Louis Renault

    (b)

    Armand Peugeot

    (c)

    Thomas Alva Edison

    (d)

    McAdam

  38. Samuel Slater was a citizen of ________

    (a)

    U.S.A

    (b)

    England

    (c)

    Sweden

    (d)

    Germany

  39. Albuquerque belonged to

    (a)

    Spain

    (b)

    Portugal

    (c)

    Italy

    (d)

    England

  40. Djakarta was called

    (a)

    Batavia

    (b)

    Malacca

    (c)

    Bantam

    (d)

    Manila

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

    (a)

    August 11th

    (b)

    September 11th

    (c)

    July 11th

    (d)

    January 11th

  42. Automobile manufacturing come under thi economic activity _____________

    (a)

    Primary

    (b)

    Tertiary

    (c)

    Secondary

    (d)

    Quaternary

  43. Aerial photographs were taken by Felix Nadar in __________

    (a)

    1858

    (b)

    1852

    (c)

    1858

    (d)

    1860

  44. One among the following is not the first responder in case of a disaster.

    (a)

    police officers

    (b)

    firefighters

    (c)

    insurance agents

    (d)

    emergency medical technicians

  45. The 73rd and 74th constitutional Amendment Acts, was enacted during the year in __________.

    (a)

    1992

    (b)

    1995

    (c)

    1997

    (d)

    1990

  46. The Village Councils functioned very well under the __________.

    (a)

    Mauriyan

    (b)

    Pallavas

    (c)

    Cheras

    (d)

    Cholas

  47. The North-East monsoon period in Tamilnadu

    (a)

    August – October

    (b)

    September – November

    (c)

    October – December

    (d)

    November – January

  48. Cholam cultivation takes place in TamilNadu is.

    (a)

    7% land area

    (b)

    1% land area

    (c)

    12% land area

    (d)

    9% land area

  49. According to the 2011 census, the total population of India was ___________

    (a)

    120 crore

    (b)

    221 crore

    (c)

    102 crore

    (d)

    100 crore

  50. The driving force among men to migration is

    (a)

    work

    (b)

    employment

    (c)

    tourism

    (d)

    both a and b

  51. Part - B

    35 x 2 = 70
  52. List out the features of Megalithic Burial types

  53. Write a short note on "Prehistoric cultures"

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

  55. The term civilization is used to distinguish the Urban society from early forms of societies. Why?

  56. Discuss about the Tamil Traders and Sailors.

  57. What kind of life Mahavira and Buddha live?

  58. What do you know about the Active Volcano?

  59. Is weathering a pre-requisite in the formation of soil

  60. What are wave cut Platforms?

  61. What do you mean by "Republic"?

  62. Mention the merits and demerits of Indirect elections.

  63. For comparing the development of various countries, total income is not an useful measure. How?

  64. Who are called employees?

  65. Fall of Constantinople
    Who captured Constantinople?

  66. Mention the four spheres of the earth.

  67. Mention the various terrestrial biomes.

  68. Mention about the human settlement in the Tropical Forest Biomes.

  69. What are the Child Rights define by the UNO?

  70. What is NHRC?

  71. What is spice route? Why was it called so?

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

  73. Mention the names of the prominent members of the second continental congress

  74. What do you know of Louis Renault?

  75. When was the new ideology socialism born in Europe?

  76. State the three phases in the colonialisation of Indian economy.

  77. Write a note on Robert Clive.

  78. What are man made pollutants?

  79. What are the components of remote sensing?

  80. Write about the hardware and software functions of a GIS.

  81. Historic Transition in Bhutan.

  82. List out the 12 corporations in Tamil Nadu.

  83. Why are meetings conducted in Gram Sabha?

  84. Tabulate the productivity of paddy from 1965 to 2015.

  85. Write a note on Krishi Karman award to TamiINadu

  86. What do the extent and nature of the migrant streams depend?

  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. Explain the teachings of Lao- Tse (Taoism).

  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. Compare the employment conditions prevailing in the organised and unorganised sectors.

  98. Highlight the contribution of Greece to World Civilization

  99. What is mentioned by Nehru about Baghdad in his "Glimpses of World History"?

  100. Write a note on the following:
    Persian wheel

  101. Explain the term Renaissance.

  102. Write a note on Fresh Water

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

  104. Explain about the aquatic biomes on Earth.

  105. Democracy- Development - Fundamental Rights - establish a positive link among these three factors.

  106. Explain the relationship between Money and Price

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

  108. Mention the main attributes of the Industrial Revolution.

  109. Write a note on the famines which occurred in British India.

  110. What are Urban Settlements? and explain its types.

  111. Explain the types of map.

  112. Write note the Parliamentary form of Government.

  113. Write about the Gandhi's Concept of Gram Swaraj.

  114. How different factors contribute to road accidents?

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

  116. Explain the term Virtual water.

  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. The Tamil rulers were independent of Mauryan authority. What explanation would you offer.

  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. What are ox-bow lakes?

  128. Mention the various features formed by wind erosion

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

  130. Distinguish between direct and indirect democracy.

  131. "Elections are considered essential for any representative democracy". Why?

  132. Why NNP is not considered as an useful measure to compare a country’s development with other countries?

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

  134. What are the three sectors of an economy?

  135. Why did Oligarchy start in Greece?

  136. What happened under Oligarchy in Greece?

  137. Write about the reign of Alexander, the Great

  138. Contribution of Arabs to Science and Technology

  139. How did Akbar consolidated the Mughal empire?

  140. What were Karkhanas?

  141. What about the origin of the word Renaissance?

  142. Mention the various relief features of ocean floor.

  143. What are the factors that generate the ocean currents?

  144. Migration towards cities are the main cause for the birth of slums. Justify.

  145. What is meant by Disaster Response?

  146. Write down the differences between unitary form of government and federal form of government.

  147. What are the Federal features of Indian Constitution?

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