CBSE Class 10 Social Studies – Geography, Economics, History and Civics Model Paper 2

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Time Allowed: 3Hours Maximum, Marks: 90

General Instructions

1. There are 29 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

2. Marks for each question are indicated against the question.

3. Questions from serial number 1 to 8 are multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each.

4. Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.

5. Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answers of these questions should not exceed 120 words each.

6. Question number 29 (a) is a map question of 3 marks from History and the Question number 29 (b) is a map question from Geography.

7. Attach the filled up maps inside your answer-book.

1. French colonization of Vietnam was based on which two ideas? 1


What is an Allegory? State any one example to clarify the same.

2. Why is copper mainly used in electrical cables and electronic industries? 1

3. Classify industries on the basis of source of raw materials. 1

4. What is a new arrival on the transportation map of India? 1

5. Recognize the situation when both the parties in a barter economy have to agree to sell and buy each other՚s commodities? What is it called? 1

6. Amit is using his money to buy assets like house, commercial land and machines. Write what is he actually doing? 1

7. What is COPRA? When was introduced? 1

8. A country holds election to elect peoples՚ representatives to form the government but the elections are not fair. Identify the kind of challenge faced by the people in such a country. 1

9. What was the condition of colonial economy in Vietnam? Explain. 3


The 1830s were years of great economic hardship in Europe. Explain how?

10. Discuss various stages of the Non Cooperation Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi. 3

11. There is an urgent need to develop a sustainable path of energy development. Give two broad measures for it. As concerned citizens, how can you help to conserve energy? 3

12. What is pipeline transportation? Write two merits and demerits of the same. 3

13. “Industrialization and urbanisation go hand in hand.” Validate the statement. 3

14. Give a short account of the major iron ore belts in India. 3

15. Elucidate the significance of Ho Chi Minh՚s trail in the Vietnamese war.


“The development of nationalism did not come about only through wars and territorial expansion. Culture played an important role in creating the idea of the nation.” Elaborate upon the statement. 3

16. The first challenge faced by political parties is lack of internal democracy within parties. What do you understand by the statement? Explain. 3

17. Suggest some broad guidelines that can be kept in mind while devising ways and means for political reforms in India. 3

18. Dhananjay is a government employee and belongs to a rich household whereas Raju is a construction worker and comes from a poor rural household. Both are in need and wish to take loan. Create a list of arguments explaining who between the two would successfully be able to arrange money from a formal source. Why? 3

19. Imagine yourself as a member of a rural Self Help Group. Develop a plan according to which your organization will be helping the poor financially. 3

20. Chinese toys have taken over the Indian toy market due to globalization and promotion of international trade leading to huge losses to Indian toy manufacturers. Do you think the mantra of “Boycott and Swadeshi” would be of any help today? Why or why not? 3

21. Elaborate upon the role of women during war and peace in Vietnam.


In Britain the formation of the nation-state was not the result of a sudden upheaval or revolution. Validate the statement with relevant arguments. 5

22. How did people belonging to different communities, regions or language groups develop a sense of collective belonging? 5

23. Compare and contrast the merits and demerits of Roadways with those of Railways. 5

24. What can we conclude about democracy with reference to popular struggles and movements like Bolivian water war? Explain in detail. 5

25. Elucidate some of the recent efforts taken in our country to reform political parties and its leaders. 5

26. Evidence shows that in practice many democracies did not fulfil the expectation of producing economic development in the country. Validate the statement with the help of relevant example. 5

27. ″ The impact of globalization has not been uniform. ″ Demonstrate with the help of illustrations ″ 5

28. COPRA has enabled the consumers to have the right to represent in the consumer courts. Explain with the help of an example how it benefits the consumers 5

29. a Locate and label the following places on the given political map of India. 3

I. Where Indian National Congress held its session in December 1920

II. Mahatma Gandhi broke the salt law here

III. Mahatma Gandhi organized Satyagraha for cotton mill workers here 1 × 3

29. b Locate and label the following features on the outline map of

India political: 3

a) Nellore Mica Mines

b) Naraura Nuclear Power Plant

II) Identify the features marked as A and B on the same given map of India political:

A) Iron ore Mine

B) Woollen Textile Industry

Political Map of India

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