NBSE Class 10 Social Science 2022 Question Paper (Old)

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Total marks : 80 || Time : 3 hours

General instructions:

i) Approximately 15 minutes is allotted to read the question paper and revise the answers.
ii) The question paper consists of 25 questions. All questions are compulsory.
ii) Internal & general choices have been provided in some questions.
iv) Marks allocated to every question are indicated against it

N.B: Check to ensure that all pages of the question paper are completed as indicated on the top left side.

1. Choose the correct answer from the given alternatives :

(a) The term ‘Plebiscite’ means (1)

(i) adult franchise
(ii) a direct vote by which all the people of a region accept or reject a proposal
(iii) when the rich and the aristocrats select their leaders
(iv) a vote by the people to elect their leader

(b) Which was the first Satyagraha launched by Gandhiji in India? (1)

(i) Kheda Satyagraha
(ii) Ahmedabad Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
(iii) Champaran Satyagraha
(iv) None of these

(c) The most important fibre crop in India is (1)

(i) cotton
(ii) tea
(iii) rubber
(iv) coffee

(d) Which of the following industries belongs to the category of heavy industries? (1)

(i) Watches
(ii) Shipping
(iii) Electric bulbs
(iv) Knitting needles

(e) In which of the following modes of transport does India have one of the largest networks? (1)

(i) Railways
(ii) Waterways
(iii) Airways
(iv) Roadways

(f) The ratio between the actual distance on the ground and the distance shown on the map is called a (1)

(i) distance
(ii) direction
(iii) scale
(iv) cardinal point

(g) Which factor is often found missing from a non-democratic government? (1)

(i) Transparency
(ii) Efficiency
(iii) Effectiveness
(iv) None of these

(h) Which among the following is associated with challenges facing Indian democracy? (1)

(i) Population explosion
(ii) Poverty and unemployment
(iii) Illiteracy and ignorance (iv)
(iv) All of these

(i) World Consumer Rights Day is observed on (1)

(i) March 15
(ii) April 15
(iii) May 15
(iv) June 15

(j) The highest mountain peak of Nagaland is (1)

(i) Japfü
(ii) Saramati
(iii) Zanübou
(iv) Küpamedzü

Answer the questions in one word/one sentence of not more than 15 words:

2. Who started the first freedom movement in Italy? (1)

The first movement for freedom from foreign rule was started by the “Carbonari Society.”

3. Who formed the Swaraj party? (1)

The Swaraj Party was formed in 1923 by C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru.

4. Which crops are known as beverage crops? (1)

Coffee and tea are known as beverage crops.

5. What is Manufacturing? (1)

Manufacturing is the process of producing goods in large quantities by using machines. It involves processing of raw materials to produce more valuable products in large quantities.

6. Give the full form of BRO. (1)

7. What is an atlas? (1)

8. What is transparency? (1)

9. What is a challenge? (1)

10. Who is a consumer? (1)

11. When was the first transport service in Nagaland inaugurated?(1)

Answer the questions in about 20-30 words:

12.a. What was the significance of the Lahore Session of the Congress held in December 1929? (2)
b. Write any two principles of Satyagraha.

13. When was the Simon Commission appointed? Why were the Indians against it? (1+1=2)

14.a.When are rabi crops sown? Name two rabi crops. (1+1=2)
b. Write two conditions required for the cultivation of jute. (2)

15.a. What is the meaning of a patriarchal society? (2)
b. Democracy is the better form of government. Give two reasons in support of the statement.

16. List any two duties of an active and participatory citizen. (2)

17. Name any four rivers that flow into the Brahmaputra from Nagaland. (2)

Answer the questions in about 50-70 words:

18. a. Mention any four proposals of the Congress of Vienna. 1815. (4)
b. What actions did France take to consolidate her position in Indochina?

19. a. What is soil erosion? Briefly explain the two types of soil erosion. (1+3=4)
b. ‘Bio-gas is considered as an ideal domestic fuel”. Give four reasons in support of the statement. (4)

20. a. Mention any four factors behind the decentralization of power in India. (4)
b. Mention any four features of federalism.

21. a. State four ways in which good health contributes to economic development. (4)
b. Mention four key factors of education behind human development.

22. a. Distinguishbetween organised and unorganised sectors of the Indian economy. (4)
b. Explain any four duties of a consumer while purchasing the goods.

23. On the given political map of India, four features A, B, C, D have been indicated. Identify these features with the help of the information mentioned below and write their correct names against the given letters. (4)

Oldest artificial seaport (Chennai)
Tarapur nuclear power station
Area of Alluvial soil
Major rice growing area

Note: The following questions are for visually impaired candidates only in lieu of Q 23.

i) Give one example of non-metallic minerals. (1)
ii) Where is the largest solar power plant located in India? (1)
iii) Which type of farming is also known as ‘slash and burn”? (1)
iv) Where is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport located? (1)

24. Answer any three questions in about 80-100 words: (3×6=18)

(a) Describe the events which led to the final exit of the French from Indochina. (6)
(b) Explain the causes of the Great Depression. (6)
(c) Explain any six functions of political parties in a democracy. (6)
(d) ‘Caste can take various forms in politics’. Give six reasons in support of the statement. (6)
(e) Describe the functioning of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in India. (6)
(f) ‘The tertiary sector is becoming the most important sector in India’.

Give reasons in support of the statement. (6)

25. Answer any one question in about 80-100 words: (1×6=6)

(a) Write a note on any six food crops of Nagaland.  (6)
(b) “Naga Bamboo works are popular all over the world”. Substantiate your answer with six points.  (6)
(c) Give an account of the geographical features of Nagaland.  (6)


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