Important Questions Part-II

9th Standard

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Social Science

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

    Part - A

    50 x 1 = 50
  1. (i) The period before the introduction of writing is called pre-history.
    (ii) The pre-historic people developed language, made beautiful paintings and artefacts.
    (iii) The pre-historic societies are treated as literate.
    (iv) The pre-historic period is called ancient.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) and (ii) are correct

    (c)

    (i) and (iv) are correct

    (d)

    (ii) and (iii) are correct

  2. ________ are stone artefacts of small size

    (a)

    Microliths

    (b)

    Bifaces

    (c)

    Acheulian

    (d)

    core

  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. The yellow river is known as the sorrow of __________ .

    (a)

    Egypt

    (b)

    Rome

    (c)

    China

    (d)

    Iraq

  5. The Sri Lankan chronicle composed in the Pali language mentioning about merchants and horse traders from Tamil Nadu

    (a)

    Deepa vamsa

    (b)

    Arthasastra

    (c)

    Mahavamsa

    (d)

    Indica

  6. _________________is an ornament made in precious stone where images are carved on the surface.  

    (a)

    Cameo

    (b)

    Intagliol

    (c)

    Chronicle

    (d)

    Papyrus

  7. Tri-ratnas are the three priniciples taught by

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Mahavira

    (c)

    Lao-tze

    (d)

    Confucius

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

    (a)

    1996

    (b)

    1998

    (c)

    2000

    (d)

    2004

  12. The disintegration or decomposition of rocks is generally called as _________ 

    (a)

    weathering

    (b)

    erosion

    (c)

    transportation

    (d)

    deposition

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

    (a)

    iron oxide

    (b)

    carbon

    (c)

    copper

    (d)

    magnesium

  14. The ______ pressure belt extends from 5°N and 5°S latitudes.

    (a)

    Equatorial low

    (b)

    Subtropical high

    (c)

    sub-polar low

    (d)

    polar high

  15. This is one of the most feared weather phenomenon.

    (a)

    Snow

    (b)

    Hailstones

    (c)

    Sleet

    (d)

    Hails

  16. The meaning of Franchise is

    (a)

    Right to elect

    (b)

    Right to vote for the poor

    (c)

    Right to vote

    (d)

    Right to vote for the rich

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

    (a)

    Oligarchy

    (b)

    Monarchy

    (c)

    Theocracy

    (d)

    Democracy

  18. The Election Commission of India is a / an

    (a)

    Independent body

    (b)

    Statutory body

    (c)

    Private body

    (d)

    Public corporation

  19. India is the_______________________ democracy in the world.

    (a)

    largest

    (b)

    smallest

    (c)

    strongest

    (d)

    None of the above

  20. Inter-generational equality is ensured under the process of

    (a)

    Industrial progress

    (b)

    Economic development

    (c)

    Sustainable development

    (d)

    Economic growth

  21. The enrolment for higher education in the highest in _______ in India.

    (a)

    Kerala

    (b)

    Tamil Nadu

    (c)

    West Bengal

    (d)

    Maharashtra

  22. Which one of the following sectors is the largest employer in India

    (a)

    Primary Sector

    (b)

    Secondary Sector

    (c)

    Tertiary Sector

    (d)

    Public sector

  23. ____________was the Roman Governor responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus.

    (a)

    Innocent I

    (b)

    Hildebrand

    (c)

    Leo I

    (d)

    Pontius Pilate

  24. The Roman Republic was governed by the________

    (a)

    Plebeians

    (b)

    Patricians

    (c)

    Lawyers

    (d)

    Philosophers

  25. After conquering Egypt, the Ottomans assumed the title of___________

    (a)

    King

    (b)

    Caliph

    (c)

    Emperor

    (d)

    Raja

  26. The theory of sacraments increased the power of the___________

    (a)

    Commoners

    (b)

    Emperor

    (c)

    Nobler

    (d)

    Clergy

  27. The Kakatiyas ruled from___________

    (a)

    Devagiri

    (b)

    Belur

    (c)

    Warangal

    (d)

    Bijapur

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

    (a)

    Sugarcane

    (b)

    Sweet Potato

    (c)

    Rice

    (d)

    Wheat

  29. A mathematical model of revolution of the earth was presented by

    (a)

    Galileo

    (b)

    Copernicus

    (c)

    Ptolemy

    (d)

    Euclid

  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. 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. Abiotic components include

    (a)

    Non-living things

    (b)

    Living things

    (c)

    only plants

    (d)

    only animals

  33. Consider the following statements.
    Assertions (A): Rights and duties are the two sides of the same coin.
    Reason (R): We have a right to freedom of religions. We have to promote harmon and the spirit of the people of other religions.

    (a)

    both A and R are correct and R explains A

    (b)

    both A and R are correct but R does not explain A

    (c)

    A is correct but R is false

    (d)

    A is false but R is correct

  34. Consider the following statements
    Assertion (A): Child marriages should be avoided.
    Reason (R): When girls get married early, they lose many privileges thereby affecting the society as a whole.

    (a)

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

    (b)

    Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) does not explain (A)

    (c)

    (A) is correct and (R) is false

    (d)

    (A) is false and (R) is correct.

  35. Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India  Ltd., was started in_________

    (a)

    Mumbai 

    (b)

    Dewas

  36. The pioneer of French Revolution who fought on the side of Washington against the British was ________

    (a)

    Mirabeau

    (b)

    Lafayette

    (c)

    Napoleon

    (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. Zollverein Customs Union allowed for trade among _________

    (a)

    Countries

    (b)

    Colonies

    (c)

    provinces

    (d)

    people

  39. Rudyard kipling was a

    (a)

    Ruler

    (b)

    Colonist

    (c)

    Writer

    (d)

    Soldier

  40. In 1898, Philippines became the colony of

    (a)

    England

    (b)

    America

    (c)

    Portugal

    (d)

    France

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

    (a)

    August 11th

    (b)

    September 11th

    (c)

    July 11th

    (d)

    January 11th

  42. The percentage of people in a given population who can read and write a language refer to _____________

    (a)

    Infant mortality

    (b)

    Literacy rate

    (c)

    Sex ratio

    (d)

    Population density

  43. A synoptic chart means ________

    (a)

    Weather map

    (b)

    Travelogue

    (c)

    Thematic map

    (d)

    General maps

  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. According to GVK Rao Committee post of to___________ be created acting as the Chieft Executive Officer of the Zilla Parishad,

    (a)

    District Development Commissioner

    (b)

    Chairman ofPanchayat Raj

    (c)

    Grama Munisif

    (d)

    Councillors

  46. Panchayats are constituted wherever the population of the village is

    (a)

    2000

    (b)

    200

    (c)

    500

    (d)

    1000

  47. The North-East monsoon period in Tamilnadu

    (a)

    August – October

    (b)

    September – November

    (c)

    October – December

    (d)

    November – January

  48. In 2011, nearly __________ of the women were involved in agriculture

    (a)

    35%

    (b)

    55%

    (c)

    25%

    (d)

    45%

  49. The poorer sections of the population migrate _____________

    (a)

    as a survival strategy

    (b)

    to improve their living standards

    (c)

    as a service

    (d)

    to get experience

  50. In Tamil Nadu, migrants account for ___________ percent in rural areas.

    (a)

    38

    (b)

    41

    (c)

    28

    (d)

    50

  51. Part - B

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

  53. The Great Rift valley in Africa has evidence for the Prehistoric period. Discuss

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

  55. Mention the contributions of the Mesopotamian civilisation.

  56. What does the third section of-the Tholkappiyam describe?

  57. What do you know about Nanda dynasty?

  58. What is Hydrosphere?

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

  60. What are "Pot Holes"?

  61. What do you mean by "Republic"?

  62. Classify pressure groups in India.

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

  64. What does structure of employment denote?

  65. Fall of Constantinople
    What was the result?

  66. Explain the term a) Water Table b) Aquifers

  67. Mention the various terrestrial biomes.

  68. What is considered a hotspot?

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

  70. What is SHRC?

  71. What is natural money?

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

  73. What is meant by the term 'Reign of Terror'?

  74. What was the condition of labourers’ houses during Industrial Revolution

  75. Write about the Great Railroad strike of 1877.

  76. Write a note on Zulu tribe.

  77. Explain the term commercialisation of crops.

  78. Mention any three ways to conserve Water.

  79. What are the components of remote sensing?

  80. Who is a cartographer?

  81. Dictatorship and Monarality

  82. Name the taxes levied by the Village Panchayat.

  83. What does the Article 40 of Indian Constitution

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

  85. Write a note on Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in TamilNadu.

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

  87. Part - C

    30 x 5 = 150
  88. Domestication of Animals and plants. A milestone in Human History. Explain

  89. How did the Egyptians excel in att and architecture? Explain.

  90. Explain the "Archaeological sites".

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

  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. Distinguish between the Public sector and the Private sector.

  98. Highlight the contribution of Greece to World Civilization

  99. Iron and Steel industries became highly organised in China - Prove.

  100. Write a note on the following:
    Darasuram Temple

  101. Explain the term Renaissance.

  102. Pacific ocean and Atlantic ocean

  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. State the results of the American war of Independence

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

  109. Explain the term 'Indentured Labour'.

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

  111. What are the colour codes used with map symbols.

  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. Explain the concept of migration.

  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. Overseas interactions brought glory to ancient Tamilagam. Give examples in support.

  124. Elaborate the term “Tri-ratnas”.

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

  126. What do you mean by a hanging valley?

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

  128. What are wave cut platforms?

  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 do you mean by development?

  133. Expand the following:
    1. PPP
    2. HDI

  134. What is labour force of the economy?

  135. Write a note on Socrates

  136. Write about the reign of Alexander, the Great

  137. Who were Patricians and Plebeians?

  138. Impact of Crusades

  139. How did Akbar consolidated the Mughal empire?

  140. Why was the Great Magna Carta signed by King John?

  141. Bring out the main features of India at the dawn of Modern Age in Europe

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

  143. Write a brief note on sea waves.

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

  145. What is meant by Disaster Response?

  146. What are the merits of a federal government?

  147. What are the de-merits of federal form government?

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