Important Questions Part-III

9th Standard

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Social Science

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

    Part - A

    50 x 1 = 50
  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. ________ are stone artefacts of small size

    (a)

    Microliths

    (b)

    Bifaces

    (c)

    Acheulian

    (d)

    core

  3. The earliest signs to denote words through pictures

    (a)

    Logographic

    (b)

    Pictographic

    (c)

    Ideographic

    (d)

    Stratigraphic

  4. ___________ did not give much attention to the life after death.

    (a)

    The Sumerians

    (b)

    The Babylonians

    (c)

    The Egyptians

    (d)

    The Chinese

  5. The name of the script used in the Sangam Age

    (a)

    English

    (b)

    Devanagari

    (c)

    Tamil-Brahmi

    (d)

    Granta

  6. (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

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

    (a)

    epicentre

    (b)

    focus

    (c)

    seismic wave

    (d)

    magnitude

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

    (a)

    P - waves

    (b)

    S - waves

    (c)

    L - waves

    (d)

    None of the above

  11. The sixth deadliest natural disaster due to Tsunami caused in the year_____________ .

    (a)

    1996

    (b)

    1998

    (c)

    2000

    (d)

    2004

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

    (a)

    Loess

    (b)

    Barchans

    (c)

    Hamada

    (d)

    Ripples

  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. Tropical cyclones in India is known as _________

    (a)

    baguios

    (b)

    willy willy

    (c)

    hurricanes

    (d)

    Cyclones

  16. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the ________.

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    UK

    (c)

    USSR

    (d)

    India

  17. Democracy as a government of the people, by the people and for the people defined by ____________.

    (a)

    Mahatma Gandhi

    (b)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (c)

    Abraham Lincoln

    (d)

    Herbert Baker

  18. Assertion (A): A large number of pressure groups exist in India.
    Reason (R): Pressure Groups are not developed in India to the same extent as in the USA

    (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

  19. Assertion (A): Parties shape public opinion.
    Reason (R): They raise and highlight issues of importance.

    (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

  20. Sex-ratio means

    (a)

    the ratio between adult-male and adult female in a population

    (b)

    the ratio between female and male in a population

    (c)

    the relationship between male of female

    (d)

    the number of females per thousand males

  21. Assertion (A): The term 'economic development' refers to the overall growth of all sectors of the economy.
    Reason (R): By adoption of new technologies.

    (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

  22. Which one of the following is not in Primary Sector

    (a)

    Agriculture

    (b)

    Manufacturing

    (c)

    Mining

    (d)

    Fishery

  23. The founder of Han dynasty was_______

    (a)

    Wu Ti

    (b)

    Hung Chao

    (c)

    Liu Pang

    (d)

    Mangu Khan

  24. Odes was contributed by___________

    (a)

    Pliny the Elder

    (b)

    Livy

    (c)

    Horace

    (d)

    Tacitus

  25. Seljuq Turks came from_________

    (a)

    Central America

    (b)

    Central Asia

    (c)

    Central Australia

    (d)

    Central Europe

  26. Shotuku Taishi was the leader of___________family

    (a)

    Soga

    (b)

    Fujiwaras

    (c)

    Daimyos

    (d)

    Shogunate

  27. In the south, a Sultanate was established in_________

    (a)

    Tuticorin

    (b)

    Nagapattinam

    (c)

    Madurai

    (d)

    Palani

  28. Which sailor was the first to cross the Equator?

    (a)

    Henry, the Navigator

    (b)

    Lopo Gonzalves

    (c)

    Lopo Gonzalves

    (d)

    Christopher Columbus

  29. Decline of_________ helped to move towards urbanisation.

    (a)

    Trade

    (b)

    Feudalism

    (c)

    Freedom

    (d)

    Population

  30. Consider the following statements.
    1. There are four major processes involved in the water cycle.
    2. The ground water gets collected below the earth's surface
    3. The Northern hemisphere holds 81% of land
    4. The ocean floor is flat

    (a)

    1 and 2 are correct

    (b)

    2 and 3 are correct

    (c)

    2 is correct

    (d)

    2, 3 and 4 are correct

  31. The coldest biome on Earth is

    (a)

    Tundra

    (b)

    Taiga

    (c)

    Desert

    (d)

    Oceans

  32. Assertion (A): A stable biosphere has to be conserved.
    Reason (R): The loss of biodiversity affects land, water, air etc.

    (a)

    Both assertion (A) and reasonrk) are true; R explains A

    (b)

    Both assertion(A) and reasontk) are true; R does not explain A

    (c)

    A is true; R is false

    (d)

    Both A and R are false

  33. Which of the following statements are true?
    i) The state Human Rights commission was established in 1993.
    ii) It has the power of a civil count.
    iii) It's power extend beyond the state.
    iv) It can also recommend compensation to victims.

    (a)

    i and ii are true

    (b)

    i and iii are true

    (c)

    i, ii and iii are true

    (d)

    i, ii and iv are true

  34. The life of people became meaningful through_________

    (a)

    Fundamental Rights

    (b)

    Civics Rights

    (c)

    Political Rights

    (d)

    Cultural Rights

  35. In 1999 mobile banks were used in_________

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    Europe

  36. Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet was ______________.

    (a)

    Common Sense

    (b)

    Rights of Man

    (c)

    Bill of Rights

    (d)

    Abolition of Slavery

  37. Which of the following is observed to commemorate the Hay Market Massacre?

    (a)

    Independence Day

    (b)

    Farmers Day

    (c)

    Labour Day

    (d)

    Martyrs Day

  38. Flying shuttle helped

    (a)

    To remove seed from cotton

    (b)

    To spin hundreds of threads simultaneously

    (c)

    To increase the speed of weaving

    (d)

    To use water power in the place of man power

  39. Whiteman's burden was to

    (a)

    educate

    (b)

    civilise

    (c)

    Conquer

    (d)

    invent

  40. Java and Sumatra were occupied by the

    (a)

    Spanish

    (b)

    British

    (c)

    French

    (d)

    Dutch

  41. The statistical study of human population is ___________.

    (a)

    Demography

    (b)

    Morphology

    (c)

    Etymology

    (d)

    Seismography

  42. Van Mahot av week celebrated during

    (a)

    15th July to 7th July

    (b)

    15th June to 7th June

    (c)

    1st January to 7th January

    (d)

    1st December to 7th December

  43. The foundation for map making in India was laid during the period _____________

    (a)

    Aryan

    (b)

    Vedic

    (c)

    Gupta

    (d)

    Chola

  44. Which of the following statements belongs to responding to earthquake?

    (a)

    Avoid, any place where police or security forces action is in progress.

    (b)

    Know the height of your street above sea level and the distance of your street from the coast.

    (c)

    Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls and anything that could fall.

    (d)

    Before opening a door, feel it with the back of your hand.

  45. _____________ act as the inspector of Village Panchayat.

    (a)

    Commissioner

    (b)

    District Collector

    (c)

    Councillors

    (d)

    Mayor

  46. James Munroe was the Governor of _________ Presidency.

    (a)

    Calcutta

    (b)

    Bombay

    (c)

    Madras

    (d)

    None of the above

  47. The North-East monsoon period in Tamilnadu

    (a)

    August – October

    (b)

    September – November

    (c)

    October – December

    (d)

    November – January

  48. Manila (groundnut) is grown in ______________ percent if the cultivated land.

    (a)

    6

    (b)

    3

    (c)

    10

    (d)

    12

  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. Pick out the odd man

    (a)

    Australia

    (b)

    USA

    (c)

    Gulf countries

    (d)

    Uganda

  51. Part - B

    35 x 2 = 70
  52. Domestication of animals is a milestone in Human history. Explain.

  53. What was the main factor for the development of early civilisations?

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

  55. What is Egyptian civilisation known for?

  56. What do you know about the Hero stones of the Post-Sangam Age?

  57. What kind of life Mahavira and Buddha live?

  58. What are fossils?

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

  60. Mention the land features carved by a river in its upper course

  61. What do you mean by "Republic"?

  62. Write a short note on "State Parties".

  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 moved towards the Italian City states?

  66. What is Hypsometric curve?

  67. What is an ecosystem?

  68. What is considered a hotspot?

  69. Write any two points on the contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to labourers

  70. What are Extended rights?

  71. What is ancient money?

  72. Why do we say that money, a store of value?

  73. Mention the Importance of the victory of the Americans at Yorktown.

  74. Highlight any two important results of Industrial Revolution.

  75. Write about the Great Railroad strike of 1877.

  76. Distinguish between Colonialism and Imperialism.

  77. How did the permanent settlement (1793) affect the cultivators?

  78. Mention the problems of Urbanisation.

  79. Name the different methods to represent the Earth.

  80. What is a travelogue?

  81. Democracy and Cemmunlsom

  82. List out the 12 corporations in Tamil Nadu.

  83. What are the functions of Panchayat Union?

  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. Explain the "Archaeological sites".

  91. Give reasons for the decline of Buddhism.

  92. Give an account of 'Tsunami'

  93. Explain the origin of the river and its course.

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

  100. Write a note on the following
    Hampi

  101. Explain the term Renaissance.

  102. Write a note on Fresh Water

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

  104. Write a paragraph on the functions of an ecosystem.

  105. What are the functions of SURC?

  106. Explain the relationship between Money and Price

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

  108. The Industrial Revolution began in England first. Why?

  109. Explain the term 'Indentured Labour'.

  110. What is 'Migration'? and explain its types.

  111. Write a note on Grid reference.

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

  124. What do you know of Ajatasatru?

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

  126. What are ox-bow lakes?

  127. What do you mean by a hanging valley?

  128. Define: a) Moraine b) Drumlin c) Esker

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

  130. Give Abraham Lincoln’s definition for democracy.

  131. Distinguish between two-party system and the multi-party system.

  132. What are the indicators of development?

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

  134. What are the three sectors of an economy?

  135. What is Classical World?

  136. Why did the first Persian attack on Greece fail?

  137. What happened under Oligarchy in Greece?

  138. The Great Wall of China.

  139. Mention the several power centres which came up after the full of the Chola empire.

  140. Explain the terms Valankai and Idankai?

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

  142. Write a brief note on sea waves.

  143. What do you mean by the ocean salinity?

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

  145. How is Earthquake caused?

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

  147. Mention about the Unitary feature of Indian constitution.

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