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Board Paper of Class 10 2016 Social Science (SET 1) - Solutions

General Instructions :
(i) The question paper has 30 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iii) Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are very short answer questions. Each question carries 1 mark.
(iv) Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v) Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 mark questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 100 words each.
(vi) Question number 29 to 30 are map questions of 3 marks each from History and Geography both. After completion attach the map inside your answer-book.

  • Question 1
    Name the Treaty of 1832 that recognised Greece as an independent nation.

    What was the result of the peace negotiation in Geneva that followed the French defeat in Vietnam? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 2
    Why are there a wide range of colours, hardness, crystal forms, lustre and density found in minerals? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 3
    How are issue specific movements different from generic movements? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 4
    Name any one political party that has national level political organisation but not recognised as the national political party. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 5
    Which organisation led the protest against water privatisation in Bolivia? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 6
    Differentiate between investment and foreign investment. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 7
    Suppose you have to buy a packed bottle for drinking water in your journey. Which logo will you like to see to be sure about its quality? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 8
    How do the deposits with banks become their source of income? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 9
    How had the female figures become an allegory of the nation during nineteenth century in Europe? Analyse.


    How did nationalism emerge in Vietnam through the efforts of different sections of society to fight against the French? Analyse. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 10
    Who had designed the 'swaraj flag' by 1921? Explain the main features of this 'swaraj flag.' VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 11
    "The Civil Disobedience Movement was different from the Non-Cooperation Movement." Support the statement with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 12
    Classify industries on the basis of capital investment. How are they different  from one another? Explain with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 13
    "Efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for the fast development." Express  your views in favour of this statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 14
    "The textile industry is the only industry in the country which is self-reliant and complete in the value chain." Justify the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 15
    What is meant by a 'national political party'? State the conditions required to be a national political party. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 16
    What are sectional interest groups? Describe their functioning. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 17
    "Most of the established democracies are facing the challenge of expansion." Support the statement with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 18
    How can money easily exchange it for goods or services? Give example to explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 19
    'Barriers on foreign trade and foreign investment were removed to a large extent in India since 1991.' Justify the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 20
    "The credit activities of the informal sector should be discouraged." Support the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 21
    Analyse the measures and practices introduced by the French revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity amongst the French people.

    "U.S. entry into the war in Vietnam marked a new phase that proved costly to Vietnamese as well as to the Americans." Analyse the statement. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 22
    Why did Gandhiji decide to launch a nationwide satyagraha against the proposed Rowlatt Act 1919? How was it organised? Explain. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 23
    Highlight the importance of petroleum. Explain the occurrence of petroleum in India. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 24
    "The economic strength of a country is measured by the development of manufacturing industries." Support the statement with arguments. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 25
    How are the democratic governments better than the other forms of governments? Compare. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 26
    "Pressure groups and movements exert influence on politics in different ways." Support the statement with suitable examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 27
    Describe the vital and positive role of credit with examples. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 28
    What is globalisation? Describe the role of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in promoting globalisation process. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 29
    Three features A, B and C are marked on 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 :

    A. The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.
    B. The place associated with peasant's satyagraha.
    C. The city associated with the Jallianwala Bagh incident. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 30
    On the given political outline map of India locate and label the following with appropriate symbols :

    A. Ankleshwar – Oil field

    B. Durgapur – Iron and steel plant

    C. Tuticorin – Major seaport VIEW SOLUTION
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