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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT I

Holiday HW
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Class - X
Time allowed: 3 hours

Maximum Marks: 90

General Instructions:
The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory. Marks
are indicated against each question.
Questions from serial number 1-9 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each
question carries one mark.
Questions from serial number 10 to 21 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 80 words each.
Questions from serial number 22 to 29 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 100 words each.
Question number 31 is a map question of 5 marks from Geography only. After
completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

1. Name any two countries where Peoples livelihoods and local economy were badly affected
by the disease named Rinderpest?
OR
1. What was the person who got people from village, ensured them jobs, helped them settle in
cities and provided them money in times of need called?
OR
1. Who developed the principle of Garden city?

2. Who discovered the continent of America?


OR
2. When was the first cotton mill established in Bombay?
OR

2. Which of the following European power was the first to establish its control over Bombay?
3. What are Resources which have been surveyed and their quantity and quality have been
determined known as?
4. Name one tree which is considered sacred in India?
5 State two causes of water scarcity in India?
6. State the two criteria on the basis of which people are discriminated in India
7. What are feminist movements?
8. Which is the most important attribute for comparing the development of countries?
9. On what basis are sectors classified into private and public sectors?
10. What was Rinderpest ? How did Rinderpest change the economy of the African society ?
OR
10. Mention any three restrictions imposed by the British government upon the Indian
merchants in the 19th Century
OR
10. Write about the pollution problems of Calcutta (Kolkata) in the 19th century.
11. How did print introduce debate and discussion? Explain any three points.
OR
11. With the help of an example show how the early novels in Europe contributed to
colonialism?
OR
11. How did print introduce debate and discussion? Explain any three points
12. Explain the importance of conservation of resources.
13, Explain with three examples, how communities have carried out conservation of flora and
fauna in India ?
14.Why are different water harvesting systems considered a viable alternative both socio economically and environmentally in a country like India ?
15. Why is power sharing necessary in democracy? Explain.

16. For development, people look at a mix of goals. Support the statement with three suitable
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examples.
17. Differentiate between the public sector and private sector by giving examples.
18. Suggest any three ways to create more employment avenues in Urban sector
19. Taking the example of Carlos Smith and Norman explain how social differences divide similar
people from one another but also unite very different people.
20. How do social divisions affect politics? Give two examples.
21. How are religious differences expressed in politics?
22. What is meant by the term globalisation ? Describe the three types of movements or flows
within international economic exchange.
5 marks
OR
22. Describe any four impacts of Manchester imports on the cotton weavers of India.
OR
22. How did city development occur at the cost of ecology and environment?

23. Explain rubber cultivation in India under the following heads

[5marks]

a) Temperature
b) Rainfall
c) Agricultural season
d) Major producing areas
e) Soil type
f)
24. Describe any five features of federalism.
25. What is the significance of secondary sector in Indian economy? How does it help in the
economic development of the country?
26. Differentiate between Intensive primitive and Intensive subsistence farming
27. Why is the tertiary sector becoming the largest contributor to the Indian GDP?
28. What is communalism? What forms does it take in politics?
29. Mention any three characteristics of development Differentiate between the public sector and

private sector by giving examples. Suggest any three ways to create more employment avenues in
Urban sector

30. On a political map of India Mark the following:

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

Highest coffee producing state


Highest wheat producing state
Highest sugarcane producing state
Highest rice producing state
Highest jute producing state

[5marks]