Class 10 Social Science Question Paper Solution - CBSE | 2020

1. Choose the correctly matched pair from the following:

(a)Otto Von BismarckGermany
(c)Giuseppe GaribaldiFrance
(d)Bourbon KingsItaly

2. Identify the appropriate reason from the following options. For non-participation of industrial workers in the Civil Disobedience Movement.

(A) Industrialists were close to the Congress.
(B) British offered them good salaries.
(C) They were reluctant towards the boycott of foreign goods.
(D) Growth of Socialism.

3.A. Name the book published by Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

3.B. Name the author of ‘Amar Jiban’.

4. Examine the significance of the Statue of Liberty in Frederic Sorrieu's paintings, "The Dream of Worldwide Democratic and Social Republic'.
5. Name the two main leaders of ‘Khilafat Committee’ formed in the year 1919.

6. Why did the Simon Commission come to India? Identify the correct reason from the following options.
(A) To control the campaign against the British
in cities
(B) To look into the functioning of the British
(C) To initiate salt law in India.
(D) To suggest changes in the functioning of
the constitutional system in India.

7.A. Who invented the Printing Press?

7.B. Who brought the knowledge of woodblock printing technique to Italy during the 13th century?

8. Which one of the following is a private sector industry?


9.A. Give one example of the main commercial crop cultivable in laterite soil.

9.B. Give one example of the Community Owned Resources.

10. Complete the following table with correct information for A and B:

Annual Rainfall requiredClimateTemperature required for its growth (in-degress)
Sugarcane CropA - ?Hot and HumidB - ?


11. Suggest any one way to enhance pilgrimage tourism through Indian Railways.
12. Suggest anyone measure to promote handspun Khadi in India.
13. Correct the following statement and rewrite it:

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was formed under the leadership of Mayawati.

14. Give anyone example of economic development in dictatorial regimes.

15.A. Fill in the blank:

Castes and Caste system in modern India have undergone a great change because ________.


15.B. Fill in the blank:

The Indian Constitution provides to all individuals and communities freedom to profess, practice and propagate any religion because _________.

16.A. What percentage of reservation is given to women in local administration in India?

16.B. Which institution has been created in each State of India to conduct Panchayat and Municipal elections?

17. Fill in the blank:
Human Development Index (HDI) level in India can be improved through __________.

18.  Choose the correct statement about factors regarding globalization in India:

I. Improvement in transportation technology.
II. Liberalization of foreign trade and foreign
III. Favourable rules of WTO towards India in comparison to developed countries.

Choose the correct option from the codes given

(A) Only I and II
(B) Only I and III
(C) Only II and III
(D) Only III


19. Given below are two statements marked as Assertion (A) and Reason (R).

Read the statements and choose the correct option.

Assertion (A): 
The Government of India buys wheat and rice from farmers at fair price. 
Reason (R): 
Public sector contributes to the economic development.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the
correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the
correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

20.  Krishna is working in a neighbouring field with very less wages. Expenses on sudden illnesses or functions in the family are also met through loans. The landowner charges an interest rate of 5 per cent per month. At present, she owes the landowner ` 5,000.
Analyse the credit arrangements given above.


21. How were the Ideas of national unity in early nineteenth century Europe were closely allied to the ideology of Liberalism? Explain.

22. Read the extract given below and answer the question that follow:

From the early 19th century, there were intense debates around the religious issues. Different groups confronted the changes happening within colonial society in different ways and offered a variety of new interpretations of the beliefs of different religions. Some criticised existing practices and campaigned for reforms, while others countered the argument of reformers. These debates were carried out in public and print. Printed tracts and newspaper not only spread new ideas, but they shaped the nature of the debate. A wider public could now participate in public discussions and express their views. New ideas emerged through theses clashes of opinions. This was a time of intense controversies between social and religious reformers and Hindu orthodoxy over a matter like a widow immolation, monotheism, Brahmanical priesthood, and idolatry. In Bengal, the debate developed tracts and newspapers proliferated circulating a variety of arguments. To reach a wider audience, the ideas were printed in the everyday spoken language of ordinary people.

(22.1)- Analyses any one issue of intense debate around religious issues.

(22.2) - Examine the role of print media in these debates.

23.A.  "Minerals are an indispensable part of our life support the statement with example.

23.B.  Minerals occur in various forms support this statement with example.

24. Describe any three institutional reforms taken by the Indian government in the field of agriculture.
25. Describe the nature of the panchayat raj system in India.


26.A. Describe the elements of Belgian model for accommodating diversities.

26.B. Describe the horizontal power-sharing arrangements.

27.A. How do demand deposits have the essential features of money? Explain.

27.B. Why do lenders ask for collateral while lending? Explain.

28. Suggest any three measures through which underemployment in the agriculture sector can be minimized.

29.A. Explain the role of Bretton Woods institutions in post-Second World War settlement.

29.B. Explain the ways through which British manufacturers attempted to take over the Indian market.

30.A. Describe the physical and economic factors that influenced the distribution patterns of the Indian Railways network.

30.B. Describe the growing importance of road transport.

31. Define the term ‘Political Party’. Explain with examples, the need of political parties in India.

32.A. “Democracy promotes dignity and freedom of the people”. Examine the statement.

32.B. “Democracy is best suited to produce better results”. Examine the statement.

33. “Money cannot buy all the goods and services that you may need to live well.” Explain the statement.

34.A. Read the sources given below and answer the questions related to them:

Source A – Globalisation and the Indian economy

As consumers in today's world, some of us have a wide choice of goods and services before us. The latest models of digital cameras, mobile phones and televisions made by the leading manufactures of the world are written our reach. Every season, new models of automobiles can be seen on Indian roads.

Q- How is the impact of globalization visible on consumers?

34.B. Read the sources given below and answer the questions related to them:

Source B – Foreign trade and integration of

Foreign trad3e creates an opportunity for the producers to reach beyond the domestic markets, i.e., markets of their own countries.
Producers can sell their produce not only in markets located within the country but can also compete in markets located in other countries of the world. Similarly, for the buyers, import of goods produced in another country is one way of expanding the choice of goods beyond what is domestically produces.

Q- How does foreign trade integrate the markets? Explain.

34.C. Read the sources given below and answer the questions related to them:

Sources C – The struggle for fair globalization In the past few years, massive campaigns and representation by people’s organisations have influenced important decisions relating to trade and investments at the WTO. This has demonstrated that people also can play an important role in the struggle for fair globalisation.

Q- How do people play an important role in the struggle for fair globalization? Explain.

35. (a) Two places 'A' and 'B' are marked on the given political outline map of India (on page 19). Identify these places with the
help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked near them:

(A) The place where the Indian National Congress Movement session was held in 1927.

(B) The place where the Non-Cooperation Movement ended abruptly due to violence.

35. (b) Locate and label any four of the following with appropriate symbols on the same

given political outline map of India: 

(i) Haldia _____________ Sea-port

(ii) Pune ______ Software Technology Park

(iii) Bhilai _________Iron and Steel Plant

(iv) Kakrapara _______Nuclear Power Plant

(v) Hirakund ______Dam

(vi) Indira Gandhi Airport ___ International Airport

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