Half Yearly Model Question Paper 1

6th Standard

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Social Science

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Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 80

    Part A

    Choose the correct answer.

    20 x 1 = 20
  1. What was the step taken by the early man to collect his food?

    (a)

    Trade

    (b)

    Hunting

    (c)

    Painting

    (d)

    Rearing of animals

  2. Who was the first ruler to give up war after victory

    (a)

    Bimbisar

    (b)

    Raja Raja Chola

    (c)

    Akbar

    (d)

    Ashoka

  3. These people had a big toe to hold tightly and less protruding face

    (a)

    Homo erectus

    (b)

    Homo habilis

    (c)

    Neanderthal

    (d)

    Homo sapiens

  4. Indus Civilisation belonged to

    (a)

    old Stone age

    (b)

    Medieval stone age

    (c)

    New stone age

    (d)

    Metal age

  5. Which city is not related to the Bay of Bengal?

    (a)

    Poompuhar

    (b)

    Madurai

    (c)

    Korkai

    (d)

    Kancheepuram

  6. Statement: Goods were imported and exported from the city Poompuhar.
    Reason: Bay of Bengal was suitable for trading with neighbouring countries.
    i) Statement is correct, but reason is wrong.
    ii) Statement and its reason are correct.
    iii) Statement is wrong, but reason is correct.
    iv) Both are wrong.

    (a)

    Statement is correct, but reason is wrong.

    (b)

    Statement and its reason are correct.

    (c)

    Statement is wrong, but reason is correct.

    (d)

    Both are wrong.

  7. In Poompuhar the foreign traders began to interact with the local people because.

    (a)

    Loading and unloading of ships took some-months.

    (b)

    Foreigners liked the local people

    (c)

    Foreigners wanted to learn Tamil.

    (d)

    Foreigners wanted to stay in Poompuhar

  8. The Tropic of Capricorn faces the Sun directly on

    (a)

    March 21

    (b)

    June 21

    (c)

    September 23

    (d)

    December 22

  9. Statement I: Earth is called a watery planet.
    Statement II: The rotation of the Earth causes seasons.
    Which of the statement(s) is/are true?
    i) I is true; II is wrong
    ii) I is wrong; II is true
    iii) Both the statements are true
    iv) Statements I and II are wrong

    (a)

    I is true; II is wrong

    (b)

    I is wrong; II is true

    (c)

    Both the statements are true

    (d)

    Statements I and II are wrong.

  10. Galaxy means the huge cluster of_____________

    (a)

    Planets

    (b)

    Asteroids

    (c)

    Stars

    (d)

    Meteors

  11. Triton is the satellite of___________

    (a)

    Earth

    (b)

    Jupiter

    (c)

    Neptune

    (d)

    Uranus

  12. Consider the following statements
    (1) Biosphere consists of Ecosystems.
    (2) Atmosphere consists of water bodies.
    (3) Lithosphere is the solid outer layer of the Earth

    (a)

    1 and 2

    (b)

    1 and 3

    (c)

    1,2 and 3

    (d)

    2 only

  13. The Malacca Strait connects

    (a)

    The Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

    (b)

    The Pacific and Southern Oceans

    (c)

    The Pacific and Indian Oceans

    (d)

    The Pacific and Arctic Oceans

  14. Andes mountain is located in

    (a)

    North America

    (b)

    South America

    (c)

    Asia

    (d)

    Europe

  15. Mawsynram, the land of highest rainfall is located in

    (a)

    Manipur

    (b)

    Sikkim

    (c)

    Nagaland

    (d)

    Meghalaya

  16. Mohiniyattam is a classical dance of

    (a)

    Kerala

    (b)

    Tamil Nadu

    (c)

    Manipur

    (d)

    Karnataka

  17. Punjab is well known for_________________ dance.

    (a)

    Bihu

    (b)

    Dandia

    (c)

    Bhangra

    (d)

    Dumhal

  18. Discrimination done on the basis of gender is referred to as

    (a)

    gender discrimination

    (b)

    caste discrimination

    (c)

    religious discrimination

    (d)

    inequality

  19. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was conferred Bharat Ratna in the year

    (a)

    1997

    (b)

    1996

    (c)

    1995

    (d)

    1994

  20. Apartheiod, the racist policy was brought to an end by

    (a)

    Martin Luther

    (b)

    Nelson Mandela

    (c)

    Mother Theresa

    (d)

    Tagore

  21. Part B

    Fill in the Blanks.

    20 x 1 = 20
  22. The Old Stone Age man lived mostly in _____________ .

    ()

    Caves

  23. Millions of years ago, our ancestors led a ________ life.

    ()

    Nomadic

  24. There were many dangers involved in ___________ .

    ()

    Hunting

  25. Archaeological Survey of India was founded by ____________ .

    ()

    Alexander cunningham

  26. The earliest form of writing was developed by the__________

    ()

    Sumerians

  27. ______________ is known as the city of temples.

    ()

    Kanchi

  28. The word planet means ___________ .

    ()

    Wanderer

  29. ISRO has now become the____________ space agency to reach Mars

    ()

    Fourth

  30. The largest ocean is ___________ .

    ()

    The Pacific Ocean

  31. Bihu festival is celebrated in__________

    ()

      Assam

  32. India is known for _________

    ()

    unity in diversity

  33. __________ was the independent India’s first Law Minister

    ()

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkbar

  34. The Indian National carrom championship in 2008 was won by__________

    ()

    lIavazhagi

  35. Adhichanallur is in ___________________district.

    ()

    Thoothukudi

  36. Thiruparthikundram, a village in Kanchipuram was once called_________.

    ()

     Jina Kanchi.

  37. The founder of the Maurya Empire was ____________________.

    ()

    Chandra gupta.

  38. ______________ resources are being used in the present.

    ()

    Actual

  39. Our National tree is the _________________.

    ()

    Banayan

  40. ____________ protects our fundamental rights.

    ()

    Constitution

  41. According to Gandhiji, the villages are __________ of the nation.

    ()

    back bone

  42. Part C

    Say True or False.

    10 x 1 = 10
  43. Stone tools belonging to Old Stone Age have been excavated at Athtirampakkam near Chennai.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  44. Homo erectus (Java man) had the knowledge of fire.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  45. Rock paintings are not informative.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  46. The earliest form of writings was developed by Chinese.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  47. Mesopotamia was modem day Iraq, Kuwait and parts of Syria.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  48. Many rock cut temples were made during the Pallava period.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  49. Chozha Nadu had plenty of elephants.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  50. The Black and Red ware pottery became the characteristic of the Megalithic period.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  51. Gautama Swami compiled the teachings of Mahavira.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  52. The lions on the currency notes is taken from the Rampurwa bull capital.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  53. Part D 

    Answer all the questions.

    10 x 2 = 20
  54. Name any two artefacts?

  55. Importance of invention of wheel from the ancient period to the modern period.

  56. Which is known as city of lakes? Why?

  57. Why is Uranus called as the somersaulting planet?

  58. Distinguish between a Mountain and a Plateau

  59. Why is India called the land of unity in diversity?

  60. Various discrimination in India. Discuss.

  61. Though human beings are natural resources, why are they classified separately?

  62. What are called secondary occupation?

  63. Many pottery and its pieces have been discovered from Indus sites. What do you know from that?

  64. Part E 

    Answer all the questions.

    4 x 5 = 30
  65. Poompuhar was located on which river bank? Name the ancient city which had Tamil Sangam Name a Sangam literary work
    Which Greek historian gave accounts about the Pandya kingdom? To which Tamil kingdom did the southern districts of Tamil Nadu belong to during the Sangam Age? Name the Chinese traveler who stayed and studied in Nalanda University.
    Thirunavukarasar mentioned Kanchi as What is the name of evening market during the Sangam Age? Name the temple built by Pallava king Rajasimha at Kanchi.
    Which district is known as the district of lakes? What is trade? Name a port located on the shore of Bay of Bengal.
  66. Write a note on plateaus.

  67. What are the five important rules of conduct in Jainism?

  68. Define abiotic resources.

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