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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT –I (2011)
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Class – X /
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Time allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 80
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General Instructions:
(i)
The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii)
Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii)
Questions from serial number 1-16 are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each
question carries one mark.
(iv)
Questions from serial number 17 to 31 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v)
Questions from serial number 32 to 35 are 4 marks questions. Answer of these
questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi)
Question number 36 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography only. After
completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1.
Why did the wheat price in India fall down by 50 per cent between 1928 and 1934 ?
(a)
Due to less production.
(b)
Due to floods.
(c)
Due to Great Depression.
(d)
Due to droughts.
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1928
1934
50%
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
OR
When did the earliest factories come up in England ?
(a)
in 1720s
(b)
in 1730s
.
(c)
in 1740s
(d)
in 1750s
(a)
1720
(b)
1730
(c)
1740
(d)
1750
OR
The very first section of the underground railway in the world opened on 10th January 1863
between which two stations?
(a)
Farrington street to Bakers Station
(b)
Paddington Street to Farrington Street
(c)
Paddington Street to Bakers Station
(d)
None of the above
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
2.
Which one of the following is the first that conquered America ?
(a)
The French
(b)
The English
(c)
The Spanish
(d)
The Germans
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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OR
Industrial revolution refers to :
(a)
Mass Production by factories
(b)
Collection of raw material
(c)
Process of Raw material
(d)
None of these
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(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
OR
A variety of steps were taken to clean up which one of the following cities.
(a)
Chicago
(b)
Berlin
(c)
New York
(d)
London
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
3.
“Printing is the ultimate gift of God and the greatest one”-who spoke these words ?
(a)
Johann Gutenberg
(b)
New Comen
(c)
Mahatma Gandhi
(d)
Martin Luther
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
OR
Who among the following is the author of the novel „Mayor of Casterbridge‟?
(a)
R. L. Stevenson
(b)
Thomas Hardy
(c)
Charles Dickens
(d)
Leo Tolstoy
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
4.
Which one of the following statements is ture in the light of Vernacular Press Act 1878 ?
(a)
It gave freedom to press
(b)
It gave financial assistance to press
(c)
It provided rights to government to censor reports and editorials in the Vernacular press.
(d)
None of the above
1878
(a)
(b)
(c)
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(d)
OR
Who among the following did write about the dark side of colonialism?
(a)
Daniel Defoe
(b)
Joseph Conrad
(c)
Rudyard Kipling
(d)
None of above
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
5.
Land degradation in Punjab is mainly due to :
(a)
Excessive cultivation
(b)
Overgrazing
(c)
Over-irrigation
(d)
Deforestation
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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6.
Which one of the following is the example of endemic species ?
(a)
Asiatic elephant
(b)
Gangetic dolphin
(c)
Mithun
(d)
Asiatic cheetah
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
7.
On which of the following rivers is Koyena dam built?
(a)
Krishna
(b)
Kaveri
(c)
Ganga
( d) Mahanadi
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
8.
Which of the following is a leguminous crop?
(a)
Pulses
(b)
Cotton
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(c)
Jowar
(d)
Maize
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
9.
Division of powers between higher and lower levels of government is called :
(a)
horizontal distribution
(b)
parallel distribution
(c)
verticle division
(d)
diagonal division
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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10.
Power sharing is desirable because it helps :
(a)
To increase pressure on Govt.
(b) To reduce possibilities of conflicts
(c)
To generate awareness among people
(d) To increase percentage of voters
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
11.
Choose the correct statement regarding language policy of the Indian Government :
(a)
English is our national language.
(b)
Citizens are free to choose any language as national language.
(c)
Hindi is our national language.
(d)
Constitution of India did not declare any language as national language.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
12.
A person who does not discriminate others on the basis of religious beliefs is called :
(a)
Communalist
(b)
Secular
(c)
Casteist
(d)
Feminist
(a)
(b)
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(c)
(d)
13.
Development of a country can generally be determined by :
(a)
per capita income
(b)
average literacy level rate
(c)
Health status of its people
(d)
None of the above
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
14.
Which of the following states of India has low literacy rate ?
(a)
Punjab
(b)
Bihar
.
(c)
Kerala
(d)
Tamil Nadu
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
15.
Which one of the following was the largest producing sector in 1973 ?
(a)
Secondary
(b)
Tertiary
(c)
Primary
(d)
All the above
1973
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
1
16.
When was NREGA implemented ?
(a)
2003
(b)
2004
(c)
2005
(d)
2006
(NREGA)
(a)
2003
(b)
2004
(c)
2005
(d)
2006
1
17.
Why did the European employers find it difficult to recruit labour in Africa ? Explain two
methods they used to recruit and retain labour.
3
OR
Why did women workers in Britain attack the spinning Jenny ? Give any three reasons.
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OR
Explain any three reasons “The population of London city expanded during the nineteeth
century.”
“19
18.
Give examples to show that printing promoted social reform.
3
OR
Explain the reasons for the popularity of novels in India and outside world ?
19.
What new innovations did printers and publishers develop to sell their product?
3
OR
Trace the changes in technology and society which led to an increase in the readers of the novels
in 18th century Europe.
18
20.
How did the conservatives Hindus and Muslims react to the idea of literacy among girls ?
3
OR
Describe any three popular themes on which women writers in England wrote in the 19th
century.
19
21.
Distinguish between Khadar and bangar soils.
3
22.
Explain three reasons why we need to save the biodiversity of our planet ?
3
23.
Why is groundwater a highly overused resource ?
3
24.
Why Sri Lankan Tamils felt alienated
3
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25.
Describe three factors that determine the outcome of politics of social divisions.
3
26.
Explain briefly the Civil Rights Movement which took place in the U.S.A. between 1954 and 1968.
1954
1968
3
27.
Explain any three forms of communal politics with example.
3
28.
What is per capita income ? How is it calculated ?
3
29.
Distinguish between economic development and human development.
3
30.
Highlight any three differences between intermediate goods and final goods ?
3
31.
Why has the government taken up the responsibility of public sector activities in a country like
India? Explain any three reasons.
3
32.
Explain how did the abolition of corn laws in Britain lead to the emergence of a global
agricultural economy ?
4
OR
„Industrialization in India was a mixed blessing‟ Justify the statement.
OR
Compare London and Bombay as modern cities.
33.
Write the geographical conditions required for the cultivation of rice and tea.
4
34.
What features make India a Federation?
4
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35.
Mention any four advantages of working in an organised sectors.
4
36.
Three features with serial Number 1 to 3 are marked on the given political outline map of India.
Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on
the lines marked in the map.
(1)
Soil type
(2)
A forest type
(3)
The leading tea producing state.
1 3
(1)
(2)
(3)
3
OR
Locate and label the following on the given outline political map of India.
(a)
A rice producing state of Western coastal state.
(b)
Manas Tiger Reserve
(c)
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
(a)
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(b)
(c)
36B. The following question is for the visually impaired candidates only in lieu of
Map Q. No. 36
(I)
Write the names of two states where black soil is found.
(II)
In which state is manas Tiger Reserve located ?
(III) In which state is Nagarjuna Sagar Dam situated ?
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(I)
(II)
(III)
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