Social Science Sample Papers for Class 10 CBSE

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Central Board of Secondary Education was established with the objective of serving the standards of  quality education to their students. The board conducts Exam every year in the month of march for Class 10 and 12. To give a good performance in these exams is the dream of every student. Social Science is considered as the most difficult subject to prepare as it includes various dates in histoty and political rules in civics. Thus for this purpose, we have tried to made available the Social Science Sample Papers for Class 10 CBSE help students to perform well in their exams. You can save your time by a quick revision of formula from Chemistry Formulas and Maths Formulas.

CBSE 10th Social Science Sample Paper

Subject: SST                           Time allowed: 3 hrs                        Total marks : 80

General Instructions:

Social Science Sample Papers for Class 10

Social Science Sample Papers

1) The paper has two Section. Section A, B.
2) Both Section are of 40 marks Each.
3) All questions are compulsory.
4) Each question carry 2.5 mark.
5) Remaining 20 marks are for internal evaluation.

Section-A [40 marks]

Question-1) Why growth of nationalism in the colonies is linked to an anti-colonial movement?

Answer: When people starts understanding the feel of oppression under colonial rule then they only tried to rediscover their past. Thus, their is the start of anti – colonial movement, which turns into the nationalist movement later. Everybody had his/her own interpretation of anti-colonialism but their ultimate aim was to get rid of it.

Question-2)  Explain features of the class of landed aristocracy of Europe.

Answer: The features are as follows:

1. In the mid of 18th century, a landed aristocracy was the most dominant class in the city of Europe for both political and social parties.
2. They owned almost all huge properties, big estates and many more in the rural and urban areas.

Question-3) Write a newspaper report on: The Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Answer: Jalianwala: 13th April, 1919, It was the celebration for Baisakhi, festival of Punjab. Various village folks had gathered at the local garden of punjab and were enjoying the fair with their families. General Dyer, the British ruler entered into the scene as a villein by taking the benefit of prohibitory orders he ordered firing to the innocent people. There was all around panic.  General Dyer blocked all the exit points of the garden and make the matters more worse. Hundreds of people lost their life in this accident. IT was the most darken day in the history of India.

Question-4) What were the dissimilarities between the process of unification of Italy and Germany?

Answer:  The major dissimilarity between the process of unification of Italy and Germany is Piedmont was the main state which was in the unification of Italy but it was a weak state. But Prussia which was leading the German unification was a powerful state.

Question-5) Why did political leaders differ sharply over the question of separate electorates?

Answer: Gandhiji did not want separate the electorates just only on the basis of religion and caste as he has the view that it would sure divided the country and most of the Hindu leaders were against of this at that time.

Question-6)Explain the concept of liberal nationalism which developed in Europe in early 18th century.

Answer: As per political sphere, liberalism is understood as follows:

i. Equality before any applied law.
ii. A Men without property and their families were excluded from all political rights.

Question-7) Mention the name of all different social groups which joined the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1921. 

Answer: Different social groups which joined the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1921 are as follows:

1) Farmers: Farmer joined this movement as this is the only way to save themselves from paying high taxes.
2) Businessmen: British wanted to promote their business interests in India. This will lead to emergence of law in against of Indian businessman. Thus this make them to join Non-Cooperation Movement.
3) Workers: For workers the freedom movement was having a hope of getting freedom from unfavourable working conditions.

Question-8) Compare the images of Bharat Mata with the image of Germania?

Answer: For the cases, female figure are the depiction of nation. This will lead to the visualization of nation as mother or motherland. Both show heroism, power and in turn the level of authority. In the case of Germania, the crown of oak leaves are the symbol of heroism and the sword reveal power and authority. In the case of Bharat Mata the lion and elephant are the symbol of heroism and the flag reveal the power for hope of better future.

Question-9) Explain: Why Gandhiji decided to withdraw the Non-Cooperation Movement?

Answer: After the Jalianwala Bagh incident has occurred there was widespread protest by people all around and on the other side the British rulers reacted brutally. This was results into a large scale violence. Gandhiji wanted to stop this violence at all cost. So he decided to withdraw the Non – cooperation movement.

Question-10) Write a newspaper report on: The Simon Commission.

Answer: Simon Commission: Tackling India without Indian. The world is suffering from the economic depression but the depression seems to be taking its toll on British rulers minds as well. No matter how tough it will be they would love to rule India sitting miles away in London.

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Section-B[40 Marks]

 Question-11) Discuss the Salt March to make clear why it was an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism.

Answer: Salt is the only thing that is used to make the difference between the rich and the poor people alike. That time High taxes on salt were made which is unaffordable for the poor one and they could not afford it. For business classes salt struggle would have ended British monopoly from salt business. So, salt was the main issue which could make for appeal for almost all people of India. That the only reason for which Gandhiji chose salt as an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism.

Question-12) What role did language play in developing nationalist sentiment?

Answer: Language played a remarkable role in developing nationalist sentiments which is as follows:

i. After Russian occupation occurred, the Polish language was forced out of all Russian schools and the thus Russian language was imposed everywhere.
ii. The use of Polish language was considered as the symbol of struggle against Russian dominance.

Question-13) What is meant by the idea of satyagraha?

Answer: Satyagraha was emphasised to elaborate the power of truth with the need to search for the truth. It suggested that if the cause was true, then the struggle need to be in against of injustice, then the physical force which was introduced was not necessary to fight the oppressor. Without seeking vengeance or being aggressive, a satyagrahi could win the battle through nonviolence. This could be done by appealing to the conscience of the oppressor.

Question-14)  Why did nationalist tension emerge in the Balkans?

Answer: The states between the Black and Adriatic are known as the Balkans states. The reasons are as follows:

i. People nationality states weather they were Christians or not.
ii. At the beginning of the 19th century, Turkish Empire became weak. Thus they encouraged the Balkan people who were Christians.
iii. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars inspired by the feelings of nationalism.

Question-15) Explain: How the First World War helped in the growth of the National Movement in India?

Answer: The First World War created the new economical and political situation. This war will lead to the increment in the defence expenditure which was to be financed by war loans and thus as a result increasing taxes: customs duties were increased and concept of income tax has introduced. These all factors will lead to the growth of national movement in India.

Question-16) Which factors led to rise of nationalism in Europe after 1830’s?

Answer: Factors responsible for the rise of nationalism are:
i. Feudalism was the major obstacle in the path of nationalism. Because many Feudal lords were died in the mutual wars and crusades which lead to their fall.
ii. Various wars have been arose sentiments for the evaluation of nationalism among the people.

Question-17) What is meant by ‘Imperialism’? 

Answer: The term “Imperialism” means the practice extending the power, control or rule by a country over the political and economic life of area outside its own borders.

Question-18) Explain: Why Indians were outraged by the Rowlatt Act?

Answer: The Rowlatt Act was passed through Imperial Legislative Council inspire of  united opposition of the Indian members. It reveal government with the enormous powers in order to repress political activities, and thus allow the detention of all political parties without any trial for complete two years.

Question-19) Explain features of the class of landed aristocracy of Europe.

Answer: The features of the class of landed aristocracy in Europe are as follow:
1. During the mid 18th century, a landed aristocracy was the dominant class in Europe both politically and socially.
2. They owned huge properties, big estates both in the rural and urban areas.
3. Their families were tied together by matrimonial relation and they wielded much power in their respective countries.

Question-20) What steps did the French revolutionaries take to create a sense of collective identity among the French people?

Answer: Following steps were taken by the French Revolutionaries to create a sense of collective identity among the french people.
i. First, ideas for the Fatherland and the Citizen which laid emphasis on to the notion of a united community in order to enjoy provided equal rights under the constitution.
ii. A French flag, the tricolour, was chosen to replace the former French monarch.
iii. An elected body of active citizens known as the National Assembly, was formed to manage the state affairs.

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