Wednesday, 17 January 2018



Practice Paper II I (2017-18)
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Class – IX

Time allowed : 3 hours                                            Maximum Marks : 90
                       
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 type questions. Each question carries one mark.
(iv)     Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v)      Questions from serial number 21 to 28 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 120 words each.
(vi)     Question number 29 and 30 are map questions of 3 marks each, from History and  Geography respectively.



1
Why was a Directory appointed in France?
1

2
The confluence place of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi is know by which name?
1

3
What is the Southern most latitude of India?
1

4
Name the Himalayan river which meets with the Ganga on its right bank.
1

5
Name the great leader of Indian freedom movement who was not the member of Indian constituent assembly.
1

6
Which form of government was overthrown by Pinochet in Chile?
1

7
Whose rule is considered as democratic rule?
1

8
What is the aim of production?
1

9
What was Subsistence Crisis that occurred in France during the old regime?  Explain.
3

10
How was Nazi ideology taught to the youth in Germany? Explain.
3

11
Describe the role of propaganda films in creating hatred for Jews.
3

12
Why and how are man–made lakes created?  Give example.
3

13
Explain the major reason for the two hour time difference in local time between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
3

14
Name any three parts of the Northern Plains and describe one feature of each part.
3

15
Explain the formation of Northern plain.
3

16
What was Gandhiji’s dream for India?  Mention two evils from which Gandhiji wanted to keep away his dream for India.
3

17
How were the three democratic governments of Allende’s Chile, Walesa’s Poland and Michelle’s Chile different in their approach towards social and economic matters?  Explain.
3

18
Did the real spirit of democracy exist in Pakistan during Pervez Musharraf's rule?  Support your answer with three arguments.
3

19
"Unemployment give birth to various socio economic problems."  Give three arguments to support this statement.
3

20
Describe the condition of the farm labourers.
3

21
Describe the political conditions leading to the outbreak of revolution in France.
5

22
What changes took place in schools under Nazism? Explain in five points.
5

23
Name four east flowing peninsular rivers of India and explain any two of them.
5

24
‘India emerged as an independent country amidst heavy turmoil’. Justify the statement.
5

25
Describe the role of Lech Walesa  in oustings the rule of the Communist Party in Poland.
5

26
Rural areas have been witnessing low literacy rate in comparison to urban area which will result in low development of rural economy.  Mention the steps taken to improve literacy rates in rural areas.
5

27
State any five reasons to show that Palampur is a developed village.
5

28
Explain the negative impact of modern farming on the environment.
5

29
Three items A, B and C are shown in the given outline map of France.  Identify these items with the help of following information and write their correct names on the answer script.
(A)       A port related to Slave Trade
(B)       The capital of France
(C)       City associated with the national anthem of France.
3

30
On the given political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols and attach the map inside the answer script.
(X)       The Southernmost point of Indian mainland.
(Y)       The Great Indian Desert
(Z)       Chilka Lake

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Practice Paper- I (2017-18)
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Class – IX

Time allowed : 3 hours                                                                             Maximum Marks : 90

General Instructions :
(i)       The question paper has two sections (Section A and Section B) with 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 type questions. Each question carries one mark.
(iv)     Questions from serial number 9 to 20 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.
(v)      Questions from serial number 21 to 26 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 120 words each.
(vi)     Question number 27and 28 are map question of 3 marks each, from History and Geography respectively. After completion, attach the maps inside your answer book.
(vii)    Question number 29 and 30 are from Open Text themes and each question is of 5 marks.

SECTION – A

Name any two categories of forests as mentioned in the Forest Act of 1878.
1
What is natural vegetation?
1
State any two Fundamental Rights mentioned in the Indian Constitution.
1
At what interval does the revision of voters' list take place?
1
What is meant by Office Memorandum?
1
Who is an Urban poor?
1
Give full form of FFW.
1
In which year was the NREGA passed?

1
Why did the Dutch enact forest laws in Java? Highlight its main provisions.
3
How did British try to depict cricket as agame of high social status in west Indies?
3
How is cricket different from other sports? Explain with the help of example.
3
What is the other name of tidal forests. Name any two each of trees and animals of this region.
3
In what ways are ‘Resources’, ‘Calamities’ and ‘Disasters’ meaningful in relation to human beings?
3
Explain any three features of National Population Policy 2000.
3
"The Constitution says that no person can be deprived of his life or personal liberty". Which provisions of the Constitution support this statement?
3
What is meant by a reserved constituency? Why did politicians feel the need of it in India ?
3
Mention any three main powers of the President of India.
3
By whom and how is poverty line estimated in India?
3
Why do we need food security?
3
Describe the contribution of Green Revolution to eradicate the poverty in India.
3
How did the Acts of the colonial government pave way for the Bastar Rebellion ?  Explain
5
`Innovations in cricket technique in recent years have mainly come from the practice of sub continental teams in countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.' Explain the statement with examples.
5
Describe any five ideal conditions for democratic election.
5
"The Supreme Court is the final interpreter and guardian of the Constitution ".  Analyze this statement in five points.
5
Describe the global poverty trends.
5
How is food security affected during a calamity?
5
Two items A and B are shown in the given political outline map of India. Identify these items with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked on the map.
(A)       Name the State related to Santhal tribes.
(B)       Name the State related to Alluri Sitaram Raju.
(C)       Dehradun : where first Forest Imperial Research Institute was established.
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Two features (A) and (B) are shown in the 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.
            (A)       The state having lowest sex ratio.
            (B)       The type of natural vegetation.
            On the same political outline map of India locate and label the following feature with appropriate symbol.
            (C)       Kaziranga National Park.
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SECTION - B (OTBA)
(* Please ensure that open text of the given theme is supplied with this question paper)
Theme: Rainfall- An important factor governing Indian Economy

Explain the terms ‘Burst of monsoon’ and ‘Break in monsoon’ with reference to the Indian climatic condition.
5
“Uncertainty and unevenness of rainfall cause damage”. Analyse the statement.
5