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Economics

Class X

Development

 

MM 39                                                                                                            Time   1 Hour

General Instructions: - 1. Questions carrying 1 mark are Multiple Choice Questions.

 2. Answer to questions carrying 3 marks should not exceed 80 words.

 3. Answer to questions carrying 5 marks should not exceed 120 words.

 4.  Attempt all parts of the question together.

A. Multiple Choice Questions

 (1) In World Development Report 2006, the criterion used for measuring the development of the country is …….

(a) Total income

(b) Per capita income

(c) Literacy level

 (d) Health standard

 

(2) Human Development Report is published by …………..

(a) UNDP

 (b) UNHAR

(c) UNICEF

(d) UNESCO

 

(3) Life expectancy of birth represents

(a) Standard of life

(b) Necesseties of life

(d) Expected outcome of life

 (d) Average expected length of life

 

(4) A person will be considered as undernourished if his/her BMI is less than

(a) 20.5

(b) 18.5

(c) 19.5

(d) 21.5

 

(5) Apart from income, things desired for development by people are

(a) Freedom

 (b) Equal treatment

(c) Security

(d) All the above

 

(6) According to World Development Report 2004, rich countries are those which have per annum per capita income as

(a) Rs 4, 53,000 or more

 (b) Rs 4, 20,000 or more

(c) Rs 4, 50,000 or more

 (d) Rs 4, 80,000 or more

 

(7) Which of the following countries has better performance in terms of per capita income than India?

(a) Pakistan

 (b) Sri Lanka

(c) Nepal

 (d) Bangladesh

 

(8) What was the infant mortality rate of Kerala in the year 2003?

(a) 9

 (b) 15

(c) 20

(d) 11

 

 

(9) What is the HDI rank of India in the world?

(a)126

(b) 93

(c) 130

 (d) 137

 

(10) Which particular agency of UNO publishes human development report?

(a)WHO

 (b) UNDP

(c) UNESCO

 (d) UNICEF

 

(11) Which criteria was used by World Development Report 2006 for comparing countries

(a)Education status

 (b) Health status

(c) Total income

 (d) Average income

 

(12) What is the HDI rank of Sri Lanka in the world?

(a)126

 (b) 93

(c) 130

 (d) 137

B. Short Answer and Long Answer Type Questions

 1. What do you mean by national development? [3]

 2. What is the average income? [3]

 3. Why has Kerala low Infant Mortality Rate? Give three reasons. [3]

 4. Explain HDI, Life expectancy at birth, Gross Enrolment Ratio and Per Capita Income. [3]

 5. Describe the goals that are desired generally by all types of people. [5]

 6. Write a short note on natural resources. [5]

 7. Does availability of good health and educational facilities depend only on amount of money spent by the government on these facilities? What other factors could be relevant? [5]

 

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Economics

Class X

Sectors of Indian Economy

 

MM 42                                                                                                Time 1.30 Hours

General Instructions: - 1. Answer to questions carrying 1 mark are Multiple Choice Questions.

 2. Answer to questions carrying 3 marks should not exceed 80 words.

 3. Answer to questions carrying 4 marks should not exceed 120 words.

 4. Maps should be securely tied in the middle of the answer scripts.

 5. Attempt all parts of the question together.

 

A.   Multiple Choice Questions

(1) During the period between 1973 to2003, the production has increased most in the

(a) Primary sector

 (b) Secondary sector

(c) Tertiary sector

 (d) All the three sectors

 

(2) NREGA 2005 guarantees work for how many days in a year

(a) 100

 (b) 120

(c) 150

(d) 90

 

(3) Underemployment occurs when people

(a) Do not want to work

(b) Are working in a lazy manner

(c) Are working less than what they

 (d) None of these

 

(4) While calculating National Income one should always take precautions to include only

(a) Intermediate goods

(b) Durable goods

(c) Non- durable goods

 (d) Final goods and services

 

(5) Which of the following Act protect the workers in the organized sector?

(a) Factories Act

 (b) Minimum Wage Act

(c) Payment of Gratuity Act

 (d) all of these

 

(6) The classification of economy into public and private sector is done on the basis of

(a) Ownership

 (b) Who contributes more in

(c) Which one gives maximum

 (d) None of these

 

(7) Which one of the following is a public sector enterprise?

(a) TISCO

(b) RIL

(c) Indian Railway

 (d) WIPRO

 

(8) Maximum share of employment in the year 2000 was in

(a) Primary sector

 (b) Secondary sector

(c) Tertiary sector

(d) Forestry

 

(9) Production of a commodity, mostly through the natural process, is an activity in

………………. Sector.

(a) Primary

(b) Secondary

(c) Tertiary

(d) Information technology

 

(10) The GDP of India in 2003 was :

(a) Rs 21,0000 crores

 (b) 19,0000 crores

(c) 17,0000 crores

(d)15,0000 crores

 

(11) The sector which has grown most over last 30 years is

(a) Primary sector

 (b) Secondary sector

(c) Tertiary sector

(d)Public sector

 

(12) The infant mortality rate in India is highest in the state of

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Orissa

(c) Bihar

 (d)U.P.

 

(13) In how many districts Right to Work under NREGA -2005 have been implemented?

(a) 150

(b) 200

(c) 250

 (d)100

 

(14) Which was the largest producing sector in 1973?

(a) Primary sector

(b) Secondary sector

(c) Tertiary sector

(d)Public sector

 

(15) Which is the largest producing sector in 2003 ?

(a) Primary sector

 (b) Secondary sector

(c) Tertiary sector

 (d)Public sector

B.   Short Answer and Long Answer Questions

1. What is the importance of economic survey? [3]

 2. State an example each of activity in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.[3]

 3. Why should we be worried about underemployment? Give three reasons. [3]

 4. Who undertakes the task of measuring GDP in India? How this task is done? [3]

 5. Compare the rate of growth of tertiary sectors with other sectors in terms of GDP and employment. [5]

 6. Classify the economic activities on the basis of different criteria [5]

 7. What steps should be taken to protect workers in the unorganised sector? [5]

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Class X

Geography

RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

MM 27                                                                                                             Time:50 min

                                                                                      

General Instructions: -

I. Answer to questions carrying 1 mark should not exceed 20 words.

II. Answer to questions carrying 3 marks should not exceed 60-80 words.

III. Answer to questions carrying 5marks should not exceed 80-100 words.

IV. Maps should be securely tied in the middle of the answer scripts.

V. Attempt all parts of the question together.

 

  1.  What are abiotic resources composed of?         1
    1. Non living things such as rocks and metals
    2. Living things
    3. Both  a and b
    4. None of these
  2. How are renewable resources classified?          1
    1. Non-continuous
    2. Exhausted
    3.  Continuous or flow
    4. All of these
  3. Name the type of resource, which do not have appropriate technology to access. 1
    1. Potential
    2. Reserve
    3. Stock
    4. Natural
  4. Name the type of resource, which can be put into use with the help of existing technologies, which are subset of stock.  1
    1. Potential
    2. Reserve
    3. Stock
    4. Natural
  5.  How are land resources used?  3 
  6.  Describe the type of resources classified on the basis of Ownership.      3
  7. Describe the features of Red and Yellow soil and Laterite soils. 3
  8. Mention the places where they are found in India.  5 
  9. Describe the features of Arid soils and Forest soils. Mention the places where they are found in India.  5 
  10.  On the outline map of India, mark and locate the following places?  4

(a) Arid soil of Rajasthan

(b) Black soil of Gujarat

(c) State having highest percentage of net sown area

(d) Red soils of Tamilnadu

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Geography Class X

Chapter-2

Water Resources

MM 23                                                                                                            Time 50 min

General Instructions: -

1. Answer to questions carrying 1 mark should not exceed 20 words.

2. Answer to questions carrying 3 marks should not exceed 60-80 words.

3. Answer to questions carrying 4 marks should not exceed 80-100 words.

4. Maps should be securely tied in the middle of the answer scripts.

5. Attempt all parts of the question together.

1.  Where is Buxar tiger reserve situated?  

    a)    Punjab

   b)    Bihar

    c)    West Bengal

    d)    Gujarat

   2. Which of the following is protected by Bishnois?          1

   a)    Elephant

  b)    Blackbuck

  c)    Wild ass

 d)    Camel

3. State the most important cause for environmental degradation in the world?    1

a)    Pollution

b)    Industries

c)    Over population

d)    All of these

 4. What is BhairodevDakav ‘Sonchuri’?      1

a)    Unclassed forests in Alwar district of Rajasthan

b)    Ptoected forests in Alwar district of Rajasthan

c)    Ptoected forests in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan

d)    Unclassed forests in Jaipur district of Rajasthan

5. What do you know about IUCN?  3

6. What are the factors responsible for depletion of flora and fauna?  

7. What are the impacts of depletion of forest and wildlife on man?     

8. Discuss how communities have conserved and protected forests and wildlife in India?  5

9.What do you understand by sacred groves?      5

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Class X

Chapter-3

Water Resources

  1. Give some facts and figures about water in the world. [3]
  2. What are dams and how do they help us in conserving and managing water? [3]
  3. How does the rain water harvesting system operate in the towns and villages of Thar and Meghalaya? [3]
  4. Describe the various objections that arose against the various multi-purpose river projects in India. [4]
  5. On the outline map of India, mark and locate the following places? [4]

(a) Bhakra Nangal (Locating and Labelling: Dams)

(b) Gandhi Sagar (Locating and Labelling: Dams)

(c) Hirakud (Locating and Labelling: Dams)

(d) Koyna (Locating and Labelling: Dams)

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Social Science

Sample question paper

Summative Assessment I

Class X

Time: 3hours                                                                        M.M.: 90

Instructions :

1. The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

2. Marks are indicated against each question.

3. The question paper contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from serial Number    1 to 10 of 1 mark each.

4. Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each

5. Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each

6. Question number 31 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

 

1. In which one of the following years Great Depression occurred in the world?

(a) 1929-30                                                                (b) 1935-36

(c) 1939-40                                                                (d) 1941-42

OR

Who, among the following, improved the steam engine produced by New common?

(a) Mathew Boulton                                                 (b) James Walt

(c) Henry Ford                                                          (d) Grahm Bell

OR

Which one of the following is correct about the Annual London Season?

(a) It was meant for wealthy Britishers only.

(b) Organised for an elite group of 300-400 families.

(c) Several cultural events were organised.

(d) All the above

 

2. Which one of the following groups of the countries was known as the 'Central powers' in Europe?

(a) Germany, Russia & France

(b) Russia, Germany & Britain

(c) Germany, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman-Turkey

(d) None of the above

OR

Which of the following group of industries was the dynamic industry of England during its earliest phase of industrialization?

(a) Cotton and metals

(b) Cotton and silk

(c) Silk and footwears

(d) Footwear and glass

OR

After reclamation how many islands were joined together to develop the city of Bombay (Mumbai)?

(a) Seven                                                       (b) Five

(c) Three                                                        (d) Ten

 

3. Who among the following developed the first known printing press in the 1430s?

(a) Johann Gutenburg                                                        (b) James Watt

(c) New Common                                                                 (d) Marconi

OR

Who among the following is the author of the novel 'Hard Times'?

(a) Leo Tolstoy                                                                      (b) Thomas Hardy

(c) Charles Dickens                                                             (d) Samuel Richardson

 

4. The first printing press came to India with which one of the following?

(a) Portuguese Missionaries (b) Catholic Priests

(c) Dutch protestants (d) East India Company

OR

Who among the following is the author of the novel 'Pariksha Guru'?

(a) Prem Chand

(b) Srinivas Das

(c) Devki Nandan Khatri

(d) Chandu Menon

 

5. Which one of the following soil types is the most widely spread and important soil in India.

(a) Laterite soils                                                        (b) Black soils

(c) Alluvial soils                                                        (d) Red and yellow soils

 

6. In which one of the following crops, India is the leading producer and exporter in the world?

(a) Jute                                                                       (b) Tea

(c) Coffee                                                                  (d) Rubber

 

7. Which of the following minority communities is relatively rich and powerful in Belgium?

(a) French                                                                 (b) Dutch

(c) German                                                                (d) English  

 

8. Which one of the following countries fall in the category of 'coming together federation'?

(a) India                                                                     (b) US

(c) Spain                                                                    (d) Belgium

 

9. Among the following criteria which one is the basis to measure the development of a country according to the World Bank?

(a) Per Capita income

(b) Literacy Rate

(c) Gross Enrolment ratio

(d) Life expectancy

 

10. Which one of the following occupation is not associated with primary sector?

(a) Basket weaver

(b) Gardener

(c) Potter

(d) Priest

 

11. Explain the impact of Great depression of 1929 on the Indian economy giving three points. 3x1=3

OR

Explain any three problems faced by the cotton weavers in India during mid 19th century. 3x1=3

OR

Explain any three reasons for the expansion of Bombay's (Mumbai's) population in mid 18th century. 3x1=3

 

12. "Access to books created a new culture of reading." Support the statement giving three examples". 3x1=3

OR

Explain the contribution of women writers on the writing of novels in India.3x1=3

13. Explain how Martin Luther spoke in praise of print. 3x1=3

OR

Explain the contribution of Prem Chand in the field of novel writing. 3x1=3

 

14. Explain giving three points how did the print culture develop in India? 3x1=3

OR

Explain the contribution of Rokeya Hossein in the field of education and literature. 3x1=3

 

15. What is resource planning? Why is the planning of resource essential? Explain any two reasons. 1+2=3

 

16. Why do we need to conserve our forests and wildlife resources? Explain any three reasons. 3x1=3

 

17. Why is the scarcity of water increasing day by day in India? Explain any three reasons. 3x1=3

 

18. Mention any three provisions of the Act which was passed in Sri Lanka in 1950 to establish Sinhala supermacy 3x1=3

 

19. Explain overlapping and cross cutting social differences. 1½+1½=3

 

20. Explain any three factors that determine the outcome of politics of social division. 3

 

21. State any three facts to show that the women face disadvantage and discrimination in our patriarch society. 3

 

22. Explain any three different bases of comparison of economic development of different nations/ states. 3x1=3

 

23. Describe any five public facilities needed for development. 5x1=5

 

24. What do you mean by unemployment? Explain any three types of unemployment found in India? 2+3=5

 

25. "Workers are exploited in unorganized sectors in India". Support the statement with suitable examples. 5x1=5

 

26. Explain the effects of coming of rinderpest to Africa during the close of 19th century. 5x1=5

OR

Explain giving four reasons why did the industrialists of Europe prefer hand labour over machines during the 19th century. 5x1=5

Or

Why did well off Londoners support the need for building houses for the poor in 19th century? Explain in five points. 5x1=5

 

27. Explain how print culture assisted the growth of nationalism in India. 5x1=5

                                                            Or

 In what ways was the novel in colonial India useful for both the colonisers as well as the nationalists? 5x1=5

 

 

28. What is the main contribution of agriculture to the national economy? Explain any three steps taken by the Government of India to modernize agriculture. 1+4=5

 

29. What is federalism? Explain any four features of federalism. 1+4=5

 

30. How can more employment be created in rural areas? Explain with the help of four suitable examples. 5x1=5

 

31.1. Three features with serial number 1 to 2 are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of the following information and their correct names on the lines marked in the Map. 2x1=2

1. Soil type

2 The leading coffee producing state

 

31.2 Locate and label the following items with appropriate symbols on the same Map. 1+1=2

1. Hirakud Dam

2. The largest producing state of Bajra

 

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