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Design of Question Paper
Social Science (087),
Summative Assessment-II
Class X – (2012-13)

S.

Form of questions

1

MCQ

2
3
4

Short Answer (SA)
Long Answer (LA)
Map Question
Total

Marks of each Number of
question
questions
1
9
3
5
5
-

Total Marks

12
8
1
30

36
40
05
90

The question paper will include value based question(s)
to the extent of 3-5 marks.

S. No. Unit No.
1
History

Marks
23

2.

Geography

23

3

Political Science

22

4.

Economics
Total

127

09

1. 22
2. 90

Sample Questions
Social Science (087),
Summative Assessment-II
Class X – (2012-13)
History
Multiple Choice Questions
1 Mark each

Q1. In Prussia, large landowners were known as
A. Junkers
B. Jacobins
C. Habsburg
D. Conservatives
Ans. (A) Junkers

1M

Q. 2 Who formed a secret society called young Italy?
A. Givseppe Mazzini
B. Otto von Bismarck
C. Victor Emmannel II
D. Count Camillo de Cavour
Ans. (A) Givseppe Mazzini

1M

128

Q. 3. When did the creation of Indo-China Union, including Cochinchina, Annam, Tonkin and Cambodia (and later Laos) took place?

1M

A. 1887
B. ’1888
C. 1889
D. 1890
Ans. 1887
Q4. Which film of John F. Coppola reflected the moral confusion that the U.S – Vietnamese war had created in the U.S.A.

1M

A. Apocalypse Now
B. Green Berets
C. No Mans’ Land
D. Saving Private Ryan
Ans. Apocalypse Now
Q5. What was Vietminh?

1M

A. League for the Independence of Vietnam
B. League for the Independence of China
C. League for the Independence of Japan
D. League for the Independence of Korea
Ans. League for the Independence of Vietnam

129

Q. 6. Who wrote ‘Hind Swaraj’?

1M

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Subhash Chandra Bose
D. Sarojini Naidu
Q 7. In which Congress session the demand for ‘Purna Swaraj’ adopted?

1M

A. Lahore session
B. Calcutta Session
C. Nagpur Session
D. Belgaum Session
Q.8. Who threw the bomb in the Legislative Assembly in April 1929?

1M

A. Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt
B. Jatin Das and Ajay Ghosh
C. Chandra Shekhar Azad and Sukhdev
D. Rajguru and Rash Behari Ghosh
3 Marks Questions
Q.1. What was the Civil Code of 1804 ?

3M

Ans. The civil Code of 1804 – usually known as the Napoleonic code – abolished all the privileges based on birth, created quality before the law and secured the right to property. Moreover, this code was also exported to the regions under French control.

130

Q.2. Briefly describe Zollverein?

3M

Ans. In 1834, Zollverein or customs union was established at the initiative of Prussia and joined by most of the German states. The union did away with tariff barriers and decreased the number of currencies from over thirty to only two. Q 3. Which was the Balkans region?

3M

Ans. The Balkans was a region of geographical and ethnic diversity consisting modern day Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia – Harzegoina, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro whose inhabitants were broadly called as Slavs. Q.4. Who was Confucius

3M

Ans. Confucius (551-479) BCE was a Chinese thinker and philosopher who developed a philosophical system based on practical wisdom, good behaviour and proper social relationships. The people were taught to respect their parents and obey their elders. The relationship between the ruler and the people was described as between the parents and children.

Q5 Why did the French thought that colonies were necessary?

3M

Ans. The Colonies were considered necessary to supply natural resources and other important goods and commodities. They were also guided by the idea of ‘civilizing mission’. In other words, they claimed that it was their duty to introduce modern ideas to civilize backward people.

Q6 What were the obstacles in economic growth of Vietnam?
Ans.

3M

There were a number of barriers in economic growth of Vietnam: high

population levels, low...
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