Board Paper of Class 10 2012 Social Science (SET 2) - Solutions
(i) The question paper has 36 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks for each indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1- 16 are multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. Write the correct alternatives in your answer book.
(iv) Questions from serial number 17 to 29 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 30 to 34 are 4 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi) Question number 35 is a map question of 2 marks from History and Question number 36 is a map question of 3 marks from Geography.
(vi) Attach the filled-up maps inside the answer-book.
- Question 1
‘Hallmark’ is used as a logo for which one of the following?
A. Agricultural products
C. Electrical goods
D. Electronic goodsVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 2
Which one of the following is not a characteristic of ‘Special Economic Zone’?
A. They do not have to pay taxes for a long period.
B. Government has allowed flexibility in labour laws.
C. They have world class facilities.
D. They do not have to pay taxes for an initial period of five years.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 3
Which one of the following combination of colours was there in the ‘Swaraj flag’ designed by Gandhiji in 1921?
A. Red, Green and White
B. Red, Green and Yellow
C. Orange, White and Green
D. Yellow, White and GreenVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 4
In which one of the following regions was Dalit participation limited in the Civil Disobedience Movement?
A. Maharashtra and Nagpur
B. Awadh and Maharashtra
C. Bengal and Punjab
D. Kerala and KarnatakaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 5
Who, among the following, hosted the Congress at Vienna in 1815?
A. King of Netherlands
B. Giuseppe Mazzini
C. Duke Metternich
D. Otto Von Bismarck
Why was the Tonkin Free School started in 1907 in Vietnam?
A. To provide modern education
B. To provide western-style education
C. To provide education to Vietnamese only
D. To provide education to French childrenVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 6
In which one of the following countries is democracy not preferred over dictatorship?
C. Sri Lanka
D. IndiaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 7
Which one of the following is true about the ‘Treaty of Constantinople’ of 1832?
A. It recognised Turkey as an independent nation.
B. It recognised Greece as an independent nation.
C. It recognised Germany as an independent nation.
D. It recognised France as an independent nation.
Who, among the following, was the founder of ‘Hoa Hao Movement’ in Vietnam?
A. Phan Chu Trinh
B. Liang Qichao
C. Phan Boi Chau
D. Huynh Phu SoVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 8
Which one of the following is a non-metallic mineral?
D. LimestoneVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 9
In which one of the following states does ‘Biju Janata Dal’ exist as a regional political party?
B. Andhra Pradesh
D. OrissaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 10
Which one of the following cities has emerged as the ‘electronic capital’ of India?
D. HyderabadVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 11
On what basis is the industrial sector classified into public and private sectors?
A. Employment conditions
B. The nature of economic activity
C. Ownership of enterprises
D. Number of workers employed in the enterpriseVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 12
Which among the following countries does not have a federal government?
B. South Africa
D. EthiopiaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 13
Which one of the following states has the highest road density?
D. GujaratVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 14
Which one of the following facilities is offered by the Election Commission to a recognized political party?
A. Party Name
C. Election Symbol
D. Election FundsVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 15
Banks provide a higher rate of interest on which one of the following accounts?
A. Saving account
B. Current account
C. Fixed deposits for long period
D. Fixed deposits for very short periodVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 16
Which one of the following is the main source of credit for rich urban households in India?
A. Formal sector
B. Informal sector
D. TradersVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 17
Explain the circumstances under which markets do not work in a fair manner.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 18
How has foreign trade been integrating markets of different countries in the world? Explain with examples.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 19
Why is iron and steel industry called a heavy industry? Give three reasons.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 20
Explain any three reasons for dense railway network in the North Indian Plains.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 21
How are some countries in the world facing foundational challenge of democracy? Explain with examples.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 22
How do state or regional political parties contribute in strengthening federalism and democracy of India? Explain with examples.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 23
Describe the process of ‘Unification of Italy’.
Describe any three steps taken by the French to develop agriculture in Vietnam.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 24
Explain the circumstances under which Gandhiji decided to call off the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1931.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 25
Mention any four merits and any two demerits of air transport.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 26
Describe the ‘second popular movement for democracy’ of Nepal.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 27
How has globalisation been advantageous to both the producers as well as the consumers in India? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 28
“There is a great need for acquiring the knowledge and skill to become a well informed consumer.” Support this statement.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 29
How do pressure groups and movements exert pressure on politics? Explain with an example.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 30
Which government body supervises the functioning of formal sources of loans in India? Explain its functioning.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 31
Explain the reactions of Indian people against the Rowlatt Act passed through the Imperial Legislative Council in 1919.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 32
Describe any four measures which were introduced by the French Revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity amongst the French people.
Which were the two major problems before the French in the field of colonial education in Vietnam? How did they try to solve these problems? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 33
Why do we feel that democracy is a better form of government than any other form of government? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 34
Why is conservation of mineral resources essential? Explain any three methods of conserving mineral resources.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 35
Two features − A and B, are marked in the given political outline map of India. (on page 17) Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map:
(A) The place, where the Indian National Congress Session was held in 1927.
(B) The place, where the Civil Disobedience Movement was started.
Locate and label the following features with appropriate symbols on the same political outline map of India (on page 17):
(i) Champaran − The place where the movement of Indigo Planters took place.
(ii) Kheda − The place where the Peasant Satyagraha was held.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 36
Three features A, B and C are marked in the given political outline map of India. (on page 19). Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map:
(A) Mica mines
(B) Software Technology Park
(C) Terminal Station of N.H.7
Locate and label the following features with appropriate symbols on the same political outline map of India (on page 19) with appropriate symbols:
(i) Bhilai − Iron and Steel Plant
(ii) Narora − Nuclear Power Plant
(iii) Kandla − Sea PortVIEW SOLUTION