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

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. (02)


1. Where would it be economically viable to set up the cement manufacturing units ?
2. Explain any three major problems faced by road transport in India.
3. Give one difference between United Progressive Alliance and National Democratic Alliance.
4. Study the table given below and answer the questions that follow:

Inequality of Income in Selected Countries
Name of the Countries % Share of National Income
Top 20% Bottom 20%
South Africa 64.8 2.9
Brazil 63.0 2.6
Russia 53.7 4.4
USA 50.0 4.0
United Kingdom 45.0 6.0
Denmark 34.5 9.6
Hungary 34.5 10.0
  • “Within democracies there can be very high degree of inequalities.” Justify the statement with an example.
  • Which democratic countries are much better than south Africa and brazil in respect of inequality of income
    between rich and poor section of the country?

5. Why do banks or lenders demand collateral against loans?

Section B

6. Why is iron ans steel industry concentrated around Chhota Nagpur plateau region ?


How has the great importance of the cotton textile industry for the Indian economy ? Explain with examples.

7. “Dense and efficient network of transport is a prerequisite for local and national development.” Analyse the statement.

8. Analyse any three impacts of globalization in India.

Section C

9. How did Non-Cooperation movement start with participation of middle class people in the cities? Explain its impact on the economic front.


Why was Congress reluctant to allow women to hold any position of authority within the organization ? How did women participate in Civil Disobedience Movement? Explain.

10. How are complaints treated as testimony to the success of democracy ? Explain.


Discuss three merits of dictatorship or Authoritarianism.

Section D

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

‘It is said of “passive resistance” that it is the weapon of the weak, but the power which is the subject of this article can be used only by the strong. This power is not passive resistance; indeed it calls for intense activity. The movement in South Africa was not passive but active… ‘Satyagraha is not physical force. A satyagrahi does not inflict pain on the adversary; he does not seek his destruction… In the use of satyagraha, there is no whatever.

Satyagraha is pure soul-force. Truth is the very substance of the soul. That is why this force is called satyagraha. The soul is informed with knowledge. In it burns the flame of love. …Non-violence is the supreme dharma… ‘It is certain that India cannot rival Britain or Europe in force of arms. The British worship the war-god and they can all of them become, as they are becoming, bearers of arms. The hundreds of millions in India can never carry arms.

They have made the religion of non-violence their own…’

  • What do you mean by passive resistance?
  • To what extent do you feel that Truth should be called the force of Satyagraha?
  • What was the difference between the gandhian and British way of dealing the Satyagraha in India?

12. Read the extract and answer the questions that follow:
In general, MNCs set up production where it is close to the markets, where there is skilled and unskilled labour available at low costs and where the availability of other factors of production is assured. In addition, MNCs might look for government policies that look after their interests. Having assured themselves of these conditions, MNCs set up factories and offices for production. The money that is spent to buy assets such as land, building, machines and other equipment is called investment. Investment made by MNCs is called foreign investment. Any investment is made with the hope that these assets will earn profits.

At times, MNCs set up production jointly with some of the local companies of these countries. The benefit to the local company of such joint production is two-fold. First, MNCs can provide money for additional investments, like buying new machines for faster production. Second, MNCs might bring with them the latest technology for production.

But the most common route for MNC investments is to buy up local companies and then to expand production. MNCs with huge wealth can quite easily do so. To take an example, Cargill Foods, a very large American MNC, has bought over smaller Indian companies such as Parakh Foods. Parakh Foods had built a large marketing network in various parts of India, where its brand was well-reputed. Also, Parakh Foods had four oil refineries, whose control has now shifted to Cargill. Cargill is now the largest producer of edible oil in India, with a capacity to make 5 million pouches daily. In fact, many of the top MNCs have wealth exceeding the entire budgets of the developing country governments. With such enormous wealth, imagine the power and influence of these MNCs.

1. Write any two conveniences for which MNCs set production.
2. What is the difference between investment and foreign investment?
3. What is the common route for MNC investments? Give an example.

Section E

13. On the given outline Political Map of India, locate the following:
A. The place where the Satyagraha Movement of farmers took place
B. Narora Nuclear Power Plant


C. Durgapur Iron and Steel Plant
D. Kandla Port

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