General Instructions : (i) (ii) The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. Questions from serial number 1 to 10 are Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries 1 mark. (iii) Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each. (iv) Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 120 words each. (v) Question number 31 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only.
After completion, attach the map inside your answer book. Page 2 of 9 1A. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Which of the following is not an economic exchange ? (a) Flow of trade (b) Flow of capital (c) Flow of knowledge (d) Flow of labour /OR 1B. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Who among the following setup the first jute mill in Kolkata ? (a) J. N. Tata (b) Seth Hukum Chand (c) Dwaraknath Tagore (d) Dinshaw petit /OR 1C. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Who wrote ‘The Bitter Cry of Outcast London’ ? (a) Andrew Mearns (b) Charles Dickens (c) Sameul Richardson (d) Henry Mayhew 2A. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1.
Which of the following newspapers was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak ? (a) Kesari (b) Jansattu (c) Statesman (d) Amirta Bazaar Patrika /OR 2B. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Which of the following novels of Premchand deals mainly with the poor condition of women in society ? (a) Sewasadan (b) Godan (c) Rangbhoomi (d) None of the above 3. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Which one of the following is NOT on the verge of extinction ? (a) Asiatic Cheetah (b) Deer (c) Pink headed duck (d) Mountain Quill Page 3 of 9 4. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Which one of the following crops is grown during the said season ?
(a) groundnut (b) muskmelon (c) soyabean (d) mustard 5. (a) (c) (b) (d) 1 Apart from the central and the state Governments, which is the third type of government practised in Belgium ? (a) Local government (b) Municipal government (c) Community government (d) Ethnic government 6. (a) 30% (b) 27% (c) 50% (d) 33% What is the percentage of seats Reserved for women in the Local bodies ? (a) 30% (b) 27% (c) 50% (d) 33% 7. (a) (b) (c) (d) Which one of the following countries has the lowest participation of women in public life ?
(a) USA (b) Bangladesh (c) Saudi Arab (d) India 8. (a) (c) What is the full form of HDI ? (a) Human Derived Industries (b) Human Development Index (c) Highly Developed Industries (d) Human Development Income 9. (a) (b) (c) (d) What can be the developmental goal of landless rural labourer ? (a) Freedom to decide what he is able to (b) More days of work and better wages (c) Less days of work (d) Good climatic conditions Page 4 of 9 1 (HDI) (b) (d) 1 1 1 10. (a) (b) (c) (d) Which of the following is true about the private sector ?
(a) Governments owns most of the assets (b) Individuals or companies own most of the assets (c) Services are provided by the government (d) The main purpose is not to earn profit but public service. 11A. How were the silk routes a good example of vibrant pre – modern trade and cultural links ? Explain /OR 11B. 18 How did a series of inventions in the 18th century increase the efficiency of each step of production process in the cotton textile industry ? /OR 11C. When was the Rent Act passed in Bombay ? What was its aim ? What was the impact ? 12A.
Give any three reasons favouring shift from hand printing to mechanical printing in China. /OR 12B. Explain any three main contributions of novel to modern society. 13. How can we solve the problem of land degradation ? Suggest any three measures. 14. How have communities conserved and protected forests and wildlife in India ? Explain. 15. Explain any three reasons for the multipurpose projects and large dams coming under great scrutiny and opposition. 1 3 3 1+1+1=3 3×1=3 3×1=3 3×1=3 3 3×1=3 Page 5 of 9 16. Describe the working of the Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting being parctised in India.
17. What is the principle that is being followed by the government in Sri Lanka ? Describe. 18. Mention any three factors that determine the outcome of politics of social divisions. 19. Distinguish between overlapping and cross cutting of social differences. 20. Explain the main criterion used by World Bank in classifying different countries? 21. Why is the tertiary sector gaining importance in India ? Explain any three reasons. 22. What is meant by disguised unemployment ? Give one example from rural and other from urban areas . 23A. Define the term trade surplus.
How was the income received from trade surplus with India used by Britain ? /OR 3 3 3×1=3 3 3 3 1+2=3 1+4=5 23B. ‘The First World War created dramatically a new situation for Indian Industries’. Analyse how this change took place. /OR 23C. Why did the population of London city expand over the 19th century ? Explain. 5 5 Page 6 of 9 24A. How did the Indians manage before the age of print ? When and how did the printing technique begin in India ? /OR 24B. 2+3=5 5 ‘With Prem Chand’s writings, Hindi novel achieved excellence. ’ Do you agree with this statement ?
Give reasons to support your answer. 25A. What was the impact of printed books on women in India in the 19th century ? Explain. /OR 5×1=5 25B. 5 How did the colonial administrators find vernacular novels as a valuable source of information to native life and customs ? Explain with examples. 26. Name the two most important staple food crops of India. Name the states where they are produced. Write the geographical conditions required for their growth. 27. Describe the three – fold distribution of legislative powers between the Union Government and state Governments of India.
28. Describe the Constitutional Provisions which make India a secular state . 29. Give examples to prove that there are other important developmental goals than income. 30. Suggest any five ways to provide more employment opportunities in rural areas. 31. (i) A B 2+2=4 5×1=5 5×1=5 5 5 1+2+2=5 (A) (B) Page 7 of 9 (ii) (C) (D) (i) Two features A and B are shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked on the map.
(A) A soil type (B) A type of forests On the same political outline map of India, locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols : (C) Tungabhadra Dam (D) A major Bajra producing state 31 (31. 1) (31. 2) (31. 3) (31. 4) Note : in (31. 1) (31. 2) (31. 3) (31. 4) The following questions are for the visually impaired candidates only lieu of Q. No. 31. Name the state where black soil is found. Which type of forest are found in Jammu and Kashmir ? Name the river on which Tungabhadra Dam is built. Name the leading state producer of sugar cane. 4×1=1 (ii)