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CBSE question Paper 2009 for Class X - Social Science

by saumil shrivastava

General Instruction for CBSE question Paper

(i) There are 29 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

(ii) Marks for each questions are indicated against the question.

(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 10 are 1 mark questions. Answer of these questions may be from one word to one sentence.

(iv) Questions from serial number 11 to 18 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.

(v) Questions from serial number 19 to 28 are 4 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.

(vi) Questions No. 29 is a map work question. Attach the map inside your answer book.

1. Give the meaning of liberalism.


Mention the main base of colonial economy of Vietnam.

2. Which are the two sources of fresh water in India ?

3. Name the two main ferrous minerals.

4. Where is the largest solar plant located in India ?

5. Mention the two major ethnic groups of Belguim.

6. How did Tommie Smith and John Carlos try to draw international attention to racial discrimination in the Untied States at the time of Olympics, held at Mexico City in 1968 ?

7. Why do some people, belonging to the same religion, often feel that they do not belong to the same Community ?

8. What is the main criterion for comparing the development of different countries ?

9. Give the meaning of average income of a country.

10. What is meant by sustainability of development ?

11. How did Romanticism seek to develop a particular form of nationalist sentiments during 18th century ? Explain.


Why did French policy makers wanted to educated the people of Vietnam ? Explain.

12. Describe any three features of Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930.

Q13. Study the given passage and answer the questions that follow:

The Independence Day Pledge, 16 January 1930

'We believe that it is the inalienable right of the Indian people, as of any other people, to have freedom and to enjoy the fruits of their toil and have the necessities of life, so that they may have full opportunities of growth. We believe also that if any government deprives a people of these rights and oppresses them, the people have a further right to alter it or to abolish it. The British Government in India has not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but has based itself on the exploitation of the masses, and has ruined India economically, politically, culturally and spiritually. We believe, therefore, that India must sever the British connection and attain Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence.'

(i) Why was it the inalienable right of the Indian people to have freedom?
(ii) How did British Govt. exploit the Indian masses? Explain.

Note: Below are given three groups â€" A, B and C for questions number 14 and 15. Select any one group for answering these two questions.

Group A

14. What is Group 77 ? Why did Group 77 countries demand a New International Economics Order ? Explain.

15. How did East India Company capture regular supply of cotton and silk goods from Indian weavers ? Explain.

Group B

14. Explain with examples that an average worker in the mid nineteenth century was not a machine operator but the traditional crafts person and labourer.

15. Mention various measures which were taken to decongest London in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Group C

14. Explain with examples the role of technology in helping to solve hardships of food availability throughout the world in late nineteenth century.

15. How did the development of cities influence the ecology and environment in late nineteenth century ? Explain by giving an example of Calcutta (Kolkata).

16. Explain any three factors that effect the location of industries in a region.

17. Explain, how did power is shared among different organs of government.

18. How did consumer movement arise in India ? Explain.

19. "Print did not only stimulate the publication of conflicting opinions among difference communities but also connected them in nineteenth century in India." Support the statement with examples.


"Prem Chand's novels are filled with all kinds of powerful characters. drawn from all levels of society." Support the statement by giving suitable examples.

20. Classify resources, on the basis of exhaustibility in two groups. Mention three characteristics of each.

21. Look all the picture carefully and answer the questions that follow :

(21.1) Name the crop shown in the picture.

(21.2) Write climate conditions required for cultivations of this crop.

(21.3) Name two major producing states of this crop.

Note : The following question is for the Blind Candidates only, in lieu of question number 21.

Explain any four characteristics of commercial farming in India.

22. Why id road transport more useful than rail transport in India ? Explain four reasons.

23. How do social division affect politics ? Explain with examples.

24. How do pressure groups influence politics ? Explain with examples

25. "Democracies lead to peaceful and harmonious life among citizen." Support this statement with examples.

26. What is an organised sector ? Describe its working conditions.

27. Why are transactions made in money ? Explain with suitable examples.

28. "Globalisation and competition among producers has been advantage to consumers." Give arguments in support of this statement.

29. Six features with serial numbers (i) to (vi) are marked in 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. 6 Marks

(i) A region of large scale industries in 1931

(ii) An important centre of overseas trade during 17th century.

(iii) A bauxite mine

(iv) A mica mine

(v) A cotton textile centre

(vi) A terminal city of East-West Corridor


Locate and label the following on the given political outline map of India : 6 Marks

(i) Madras (Chennai)

(ii) Dandi

(iii) Rihand - Dam

(iv) Kaiga - nuclear power plant

(v) Vishakhapatanam - iron and steel plant

(vi) Srinagar - software technology park

Note : The following questions are for the BLIND CANDIDATES ONLY, in lieu of question number 29.

(29.1) Name the place where Indian National Congress Session was held in 1927.

(29.2) Name the large scale industrial region located on western coast during 1931.

(29.3) In which state is Kaiga nuclear power plant located ?

(29.4) Name the state where Vishakhapatanam iron and steel plant is located.

(29.5) Name the major mica mine of Andhra Pradesh.

(29.6) Name the western terminal city of East - West Corridor.

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