CBSE Syllabus (Latest CCE pattern)
IXth Social Science
(Sample Paper / Guess Paper / Practice Paper)
Summative Assessment - II (SA 2 - Term 2)
1. The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. The question paper consists of two parts i.e. Part-I and Part-II. Part-I of the question paper contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Serial No 1 to 16 of 1 mark each. This part has to be completed in the first 30 minutes only.
3. In Part-II of the question paper there are 20 questions from 17 to 36 which are to be attempted in 2 hours and 30 minutes after completing Part-I.
Part - I
1. Cricket was called a batsman’s game because its rules were made to favour
(a) Professionals (b) Gentlemen (c) Players (d) Bowlers
Changes in woman’s clothing came as a result of the
(a) Two world wars (b) Industrial Revolution (c) The French Revolution (d) English Revolution
2. The system of racial discrimination unique to South Africa was
(a) Treason (b) Apartheid (c) Colonialism (d) Imperialism
3. Public Distribution System is the most significant step taken by the government of India towards ensuring
(a) Poverty alleviation (b) Food security (c) Food processing (d) Wage employment
4. Which one of the following is not true?
(a) The name of the ICC was changed from Imperial Cricket Conference to the International Cricket Conference.
(b) Mahatma Gandhi supported the Pentangular Tournament.
(c) The ICC headquarters shifted from London to Dubai.
(d) The origins of Indian Cricket are to be found in Bombay.
During the Industrial Revolution in 19th Century Britain began the mass manufacturing of
(a) Wood (b) Linen (c) Cotton (d) Flax
5. By-elections are held in one constituency to
(a) Fill the seats of Vidhan Sabha. (b) To select a capable candidate.
(c) To the vacancy caused by death or resignation of a member. (d) To elect two leaders in the constituency.
6. Which one of the following drainage pattern develops on a strongly jointed rocky terrain?
(a) Radial (b) Centrifugal (c) Trellis (d) Rectangular
7. Which one of the following decisions can one take if he/she is elected as President of India?
(a) Ask for reconsideration of a bill passed by both the houses.
(b) Nominate the leader of His / Her choice to the council of Ministers.
(c) Select the person one likes as Prime Minister.
(d) Dismiss a Prime Minister who has a majority in the Lok Sabha.
8. Relatively high temperature almost throughout the year and predominantly dry winters are characteristic features of
(a) Temperate climate (b) Moderate climate (c) Equable climate (d) Tropical climate
9. Which one of the following factors does not directly control the climate of a place?
(a) Latitude (b) Distance from sea (c) Ocean currents (d) Vegetation
10. Which of the following is not a non-structural mitigation measure for earthquakes?
(a) Enforcing building codes (b) Public awareness (c) Fitting life line buildings with safety guidelines
(d) Putting together of Architectural and Engineering inputs for building design.
11. Secondary activities include
(a) Agriculture (b) Transport (c) Building construction work (d) Mining
12. Which one of the following states has a serious poverty problem?
(a) Punjab (b) Orissa (c) Haryana (d) Madhya Pradesh
13. Not finding jobs during some months of the year is an example of
(a) Seasonal unemployment (b) Perennial Unemployment
(c) Temporary Unemployment (d) Disguised Unemployment
14. An assembly of people’s representatives with the power to enact laws for a country
(a) Executive (b) Legislative (c) State (d) Assembly
15. Which one of the following does not mean the Right to Religion?
(a) A person is free to change religion on his/her will
(b) A person can sacrifice animals or human beings as offerings to supernatural forces o Gods.
(c) A person has the right to propagate his religion. (d) Every religious sect is free to manage its religious affairs
16. Which one is referred to as “Poor Man’s Nuclear Bomb”?
(a) Chemical weapons (b) Nuclear weapons (c) Biological weapons (d) Radiological weapons
Part – II
17. Discuss the political and economic causes of the French Revolution? OR, Explain the change that came in Russian politics after the October Revolution. OR, What were the drawbacks of the Weimar Republic? Why were they called November Criminals?
18. What is the ITCZ? What is its significance?
19. How are nuclear weapons more powerful than the largest conventional explosives?
20. How does a calamity affect the food security?
21. Give any three reasons as to why the Northern Plains and Kerala in the South have a very high population density?
22. What is shifting cultivation? Why was it considered harmful for the forest by the European foresters? OR, Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the use of Mechanical Harvesting Machine.
23. Discuss any three measures to protect ourselves from Biological WMD (weapons of mass destruction).
24. What features of the Indian Judiciary make it most powerful in the world?
25. Who was Robespierre? Mention some of the measures taken by him to make his government effective? OR, What is Nazism? How did it become popular in Germany? OR, Enumerate the economic conditions of Russia before 1905.
26. How is constitution a significant document?
27. Enumerate any three challenges to free and fair elections.
29. How does health facilitate Human Capital formation?
30. What were the main causes of deforestation during colonial rule? OR, Give reasons to explain why the grazing lands shrank of the Maasai Herders in Africa.
31. What were the reasons for the expansion of wheat production in U.S.A?
32. “Unemployment has a detrimental impact on the overall growth of an economy”. Comment.
33. ‘The 1970’s was decade in which the cricket was transformed’. Comment. OR, Mary Somerville, one of the first mathematicians describes her childhood, “Although perfectly straight and well made, I was encased in stiff stays, with steel busk in front, while above my frock, bands drew my shoulders back until the shoulder blades not met. In this constrained state, I and most of the younger girls had to prepare our lessons”.
(a) What does this tell about clothing in Victorian Society?
(b) How were women seen to be?
34. Why do we need a parliament? Explain.
35. Describe the strategy of the current government to alleviate poverty.
36. On an outline political map of India, locate and label the following:
(a) Simlipal National Park
(b) An area receiving rainfall less than 20 cms.
(c) Sariska (d) The state having the highest sex ratio.