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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
  • Q1

    Under which agreement the Indian 'Depressed Classes' got reserved seats in the Provincial and Central Legislative Councils in 1932?     (1) 

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  • Q2

    Name the western terminal station of 'East-West Corridor.'?    (1) 

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  • Q3

    Give any one example of consumer's 'right to choose.'  (1) 

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  • Q4

    Explain the main reason for 'Bolivia Water War.'?         (4) 

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  • Q5

    If you want to extract information about the functions of any government department, which right would you exercise?     (1) 

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  • Q6

    How do 'pressure groups' form?  (1) 

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  • Q7

    Give an example of any 'pressure group' of India which functions as a branch of 'political party.'   (1) 

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  • Q8

    Highlight the inherent problem in double coincidence of wants.   (1) 

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  • Q9

    "Banks are efficient medium of exchange." Support the statement with arguments.        (3 × 1 = 3) 

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  • Q10

    Explain any three effects of 'Non-Cooperation Movement' on the economic front.   (3) 

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  • Q11

    Analyse any three reasons for the beginning of the consumer movement in India.    (3 × 1 = 3) 

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  • Q12

    Why do the movement of goods and services from one place to another require fast and efficient means of transport. Explain with examples.   (3) 

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  • Q13

    How do the pressure groups and movements influence polities? Explain with examples.        (3 × 1 = 3) 

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  • Q14

    Evaluate the contribution of folklore, songs popolar points etc., in shaping the nationalism during freedom struggle.  (3) 

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  • Q15

    How is 'democratic government' a 'legitimate government'? Explain with examples.   (3) 

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  • Q16

    Describe any three characteristics of 'Odisha-Jharkhand belt' of iron one in India.   (3) 

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  • Q17

    Analyse any three values that make democracy better.       (3 × 1 = 3) 

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  • Q18

    Explain with examples the interdependence of agriculture and industries. 

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  • Q19

    Why do lenders ask for 'collateral' while lending? Analyse the reasons.  (3) 

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  • Q20

    Describe any three steps taken by the French revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity amongst the French people.   (3 × 1 = 3)


    OR
     
    Describe any three changes that came  in the life of Vietnamese after the colonisation of Vietnam by the French. 

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  • Q21

    Describe any five efforts made to reform political parties in India.    (5 × 1 = 5) 

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  • Q22

    Explain any two main challenges faced by the jute industry in India. Explain any three objectives of National Jute Policy.  (2 + 3 = 5) 

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  • Q23

    'Indian Railways accelerates the economic life of the country as well as the development of industry and agriculture.' Support the statement with examples.    (5) 

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  • Q24

    "Plantation workers had their own understanding of Mahatma Gandhi's ideas and the notion of 'Swaraj'." Support the statement.  (5) 

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  • Q25

    Examine the main 'challenges' before 'political parties.'   (5) 

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  • Q26

    Describe the contribution of technology in promoting the process of globalisation.     (5 × 1 = 5) 

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  • Q27

    'Consumer movement can be effective only with the consumer's active involvement.' Support the statement.  (5) 

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  • Q28

    Who hosted 'Vienna Congress' in 1815? Analyse the main changes brought by the 'Vienna Treaty?  (1 + 4 = 5)
     

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    Analyse the role of 'Hoa-Hao' movement to arouse anti-imperialist sentiments in Vietnam. 

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  • Q29

    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 on the map :  (3 × 1 = 3)

    A. The place related to the calling off the 'Non-Cooperation Movement.'

    B. The place where the 'Peasant's Satyagraha' was started.

    C. Name the place where 'Indian National Congress' session was held. 

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  • Q30

    On the given political outline map of India locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:    (3)
     

    A.  Salem -  Iron and Steel Centre
    B.  Kandla -  Major Sea Port
    C.  Hyderabad -  Software Technology Park
     

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