Class X CBSE (Cce) Social Science Guess Paper Term 2 (SA II) | NCERT Practice Paper - 5


Class 10 Term 2 Summative Assessment 2 (SA II)
(NCERT Guess Paper / Practice Paper)
(latest CBSE syllabus CCE pattern)
Social Science
Time: 3hours           
M.M.: 80
1. There are 36 questions all of which are compulsory.
2. Questions from 1 – 16 are MCQ carrying 1 mark each.
3. Questions from 17 – 29 are short answer questions of 3 marks each. Answer of these questions may be given in 60 – 80 words.
4. Questions from 30 – 34 are long answer questions of 4 marks each. Answer of these questions may be given in 80 – 100 words.
5. Questions no. 35 and 36 are related to map of 2 + 3 marks. Attach the map inside your answer sheet.
6. Marks of each question are indicated against the question.
7. 15 minutes additional time allotted to read this question paper.
Choose the most appropriate answer from the given alternatives:    [16]
1. Which of the following countries did not attend the Congress of Vienna ?
(a) Britain (b) Russia (c) Prussia (d) Switzerland
 Who was the founder of Hoa – Hoa Movement ?
 (a) Huynh – Phu – So (b) Ngyuyen – Dinh – Chieu
 (c) Phan Boi Chau  (d) Oichao Liang   
2. Who said “when France sneezes the rest of Europe catches cold” ?
(a) Garibaldi (b) Mazzini (c) Metternich (d) Bismark
 Which of the following countries is not a part of Indo – China ?
 (a) Cambodia (b) Laos (c0 Vietnam (d) China
3. The resolution of Poorna Swaraj was adopted at which session ?
(a) Karachi Congress (b) Haripur Congress (c) Lahore Congress (d) Lucknow Congress
4. Why was satyagraha organized in Champaran in 1916 ?
(a) to oppose the British laws (b) to oppose the plantation system
(c) to oppose the high land revenue (d) to protect against the oppression of mill workers..
5. The Ruhr of India is:
(a) Godavari valley (b) Damodar valley (c) Ganga valley (d) None of these.
6. The ocean beds are rich in:
(a) Mica (b) Manganese (c) Gold (d) Copper
7. Which city is known as electronic capital of India ?
(a) Hyderabad (b) Mumbai (c) Delhi (d) Bangalore
8. Which one of the following is contributing to maximum amount of foreign exchange ?
(a) export of gold jewellary (b) export of petroleum product
(c) export of engineering goods (d) export of information technology
9. In which year Nepal witnessed an extra ordinary popular movement ?
(a) 1990 (b) 1998 (c) 2001 (d) 2006
10. The city of Cochabamba is related to which issue ?
(a) Nepal’s popular struggle (b) Bolivia’s water war
(c) environmental movement (d) Narmada Bachao Andolan
11. Name the oldest political party in India.   
(a) Bhartiya Jan Sangh (b) Indian National Congress
(c) The Communist party (d) BJP
12. Democracy does not stand for :
(a) Democratic right (b) Elections (c) Violence (d) Accommodation of diversity
13. Modern form of money includes:
(a) gold (b) paper note (c) coins (d) silver
14. Terms of credit do not include:
(a) interest rate (b) collateral (c) cheque (d) mode of repayment
15. Company that owns or controls production in more than one nation:
(a) foreign companies (b) Government companies
(c) multinational companies (d) private companies
16. National Consumer’s Day in India is observed on:
(a) 24 Dec (b) 14 Dec (c) 15 March (d) 15 Feb
17. Explain any three features of Napoleonic Code.
Explain any three steps taken by the French to solve the problem of Plague in Vietnam.    [3]
18. Describe the main features of the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930.     [3]
19. Why is solar energy called the energy of the future ? Explain with three examples.    [3]
20. Distinguish between agro-based and mineral based industries by stating three points from each.   [3]
21. Bring out the importance of information technology and electronic industry in India.   [3]
22. What are the differences between a Pressure Group and a Political Party ?    [3]
23. List out the merits and demerits of democracy.     [3]
24. “Democracy is better form of government than any other forms of governments”. Justify.    [3]
25. What are the major challenges to democracy in India ?   [3]
26. Mention at least three benefits of globalization.   [3]
27. What are characteristics of MNCs ?    [3]
28. Write a short note on COPRA.    [3]
29. Who is consumer ? Briefly describe five duties of consumers.   [3]
30. Examine the role of women in the nationalist struggles of Europe.    [4]
      Describe four main features of ‘Tonkin’ Free school.
31. Describe briefly the ‘Salt March’ undertaken by Mahatma Gandhi.   [4]
32. Study the Table given below and answer the questions:    [3]
National highway
Length (km)
Terminal stations
Delhi - Kolkata
Varanasi - Kanyakumari
Chennai – Jharpokhra (Orissa)
Pathankot - Samakhiali
  (a) Which is the longest highway ?
  (b) What is the general direction of the longest NH ?
  (c) Name the terminal stations of NH-5.
  (d) How far is Kolkata from Delhi by road route ?
33. How are regional parties different from the national parties ?  [4]
34. Study the circle diagram and answer the questions that follow:    [3]
Fig. – Sources of Credit in Rural India
 (a) Which are the two major sources of credit for rural households in India ?
 (b) Which of them is the most dominant source of credit for rural households ?
 (c) Why is it the most dominant source of credit ? Give two reasons.
35. On the given outline of map of India name and locate the following:   [2]
 (a) The place where Gandhiji started his Ashram.
 (b) The place where Congress Session was held in 1920.
36. On the outline map of India identify, locate and label the following:    [3]
(i) A nuclear power plant in Karnataka
(ii) The deepest landlocked and well protected port.
(iii) Crossing point city of east-west and north-south corridor.

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