CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper for Term 2 (Set-1)

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper for Term 2

Class – X Term 2 Examination 2021-22

Social Science (087)

Time Allowed: 120 minutes

(Maximum Marks: 40)

General Instructions:

1. The question paper consists of 14 questions divided into 3 sections A, B, C.
2. All questions are compulsory.
3. Section A comprises of 6 questions of 2 marks each. Internal choice has been provided in two questions.
4. Section B comprises of 4 questions of 3 marks each. Internal choice has been provided in one question.
5. Section C comprises of 4 questions of 4 marks each. An internal choice has been provided in one question. It contains two case study based questions. (01)


1. Explain with examples, how do industries give boost to the agriculture sector.
2. Write two significance of the border roads ?
3. Suggest any one way to promote the public participation in the Political Parties for enhancing the quality of democracy.
4. Study the table given below and answer the questions that follow :

Rates of Economic Growth for Different Countries, 1950-2000

Type of Regimes and Countries Growth Rate
All democratic regimes 3.95
All dictatorial regimes 4.42
Poor countries under dictatorship 4.34
Poor countries under democracy 4.28
Source : A Przeworski, M E Alvarez, J A Cheibub and F Limongi, Democracy and Development: Political
Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • If we consider all democracies and all dictatorships for the fifty years between 1950 and 2000, what does the
    data given in the table show ?
  • Which type of regime would people prefer if economic growth is the sole aim ?

5. How do the Demand Deposits offer facilities ?

Section B

6. “The economic strength of a country is measured by the development of manufacturing industries.” Support the statement with arguments.


How do industries pollute environment ? Explain with six examples.

7. Efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for fast development of the country.” Support the statement with examples.

8. “Globalisation and greater competition among producers has been advantageous to consumers.” Support the statement with examples.

Section C

9. Highlight the reasons for the growth of nationalist tensions in the Balkan region before the First World War.


The middle classes played an important role in the Non-Cooperation Movement in the cities. Explain. Why do you think that the movement slowed down in the cities?

10. Describe any five outcomes of democracy.


“Democracy stands much superior to any other form of government in promoting dignity and freedom of the
individual.” Justify this statement.

Section D

11. Read the extract and answer the questions that follow :

On 6 January 1921, the police in United Provinces fired at peasants near Rae Bareli. Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to go to the place of firing, but was stopped by the police. Agitated and angry, Nehru addressed the peasants who gathered around him. This is how he later described the meeting: ‘They behaved as brave men, calm and unruffled in the face of danger. I do not know how they felt but I know what my feelings were. For a moment my blood was up, non-violence was almost forgotten but for a moment only. The thought of the great leader, who by God’s goodness has been sent to lead us to victory, came to me and I saw the kisans seated and standing near me, less excited, more peaceful than I was and the moment of weakness passed, I spoke to them in all humility on nonviolence. I needed the lesson more than they and they heeded me and peacefully dispersed.’

  • How did the peasants who gathered around Nehru near Rae Bareli behave when he addressed then ?
  • To what extent do you feel that the demands of the peasants of Rae Bareli were correct ?
  • Explain what did Nehru mean when he said. I needed the lesson more than they.

12. Read the source given below and answer the questions that follow :

Extract : I

A news magazine published for London readers is to be designed and printed in Delhi. The text of the magazine is sent through Internet to the Delhi office. The designers in the Delhi office get orders on how to design the magazine from the office in London using telecommunication facilities. The designing is done on a computer. After printing, the magazines are sent by air to London. Even the payment of money for designing and. printing from a bank in London to a bank in Delhi is done instantly through the Internet (e-banking)!

Extract : II

The agriculture sector provides the bulk of employment and a significant portion of the GDP in India. Compare this to a developed country such as the US with the share of agriculture in GDP at 1% and, its share in total employment a tiny 0.5%. And, yet this very small percentage of people who are engaged in agriculture in the US receive massive sums of money from the US government for production and for exports to other countries. Due to this massive money that they receive, US farmers can sell the farm products at abnormally low prices. The surplus farm products are sold in other country markets at low prices, adversely affecting farmers in these countries.

Developing countries are, therefore, asking the developed country governments, “We have reduced trade barriers as per WTO rules. But you have ignored the rules of WTO and have continued to pay your farmers vast sums of money. You have asked our governments to stop supporting our farmers, but you are doing so yourselves. Is this free and fair trade?”

  • Analyze the role of Information Technology in globalization by giving three reasons.
  • Name an institution which has an aim to liberalize the international trade.
  • How far has the institution responsible for free and fair trade succeeded in its aim? Explain by giving two reasons.

Section E

13. On the given outline Political Map of India, locate the following:
A. The place where Indian National Congress session was held in 1927
B. Ramagundam Thermal Power Plant


C. Hyderabad Software Technology Park
D. Indira Gandhi International Airport

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