CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper for Term 2 (Set-3)

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. (03)


1. Why is it important for us to improve our weaving sector instead of exporting yarn in large quantities
2. Write the necessity of the means of transport ?
3. How can we ensure an adequate participation of women in political parties ? Give one suggestion.
4. Study the table given below and answer the questions that follow :

Bangladesh India Nepal Pakistan Shri lanka
Democracy is preferable 69 70 62 37 71
Sometimes dictatorship is better 06 09 10 14 11
Doesn’t matter to me 25 21 28 49 18
Source : SDSA Team, State of Democracy in South Asia, Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • According to the given data, which country does not prefer democracy over dictatorship ?
  • “The people prefer democratic form of government.” Give any one reason to support this statement.

5. Explain the importance of ‘collateral’.

Section B

6. Mention any two challenges faced by the jute industry in India. State any one step taken by the government to stimulate its demand.


Sugar industry is ideally suited to the cooperative sector. Explain.
7. How are means of transport and communication complementary to each other ? Explain with three examples.

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

Section C

9. Why did Gandhi decide to launch a nationwide ‘Satyagraha’ against the proposed Rowlatt Act (1919) ? How was it opposed? Explain.


Why was the ‘Salt March’ considered an effective symbol of resistance against colonialism ? Explain.

10. Discuss any three demerits or disadvantages of dictatorship.


Democracy is seem to be good in principle but fell to be not so good in practice. Justify the statement.

Section D

11. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:

Source A – The Idea of Satyagraha

Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in January 1915. As you know, he had come from South Africa where he had successfully fought the racist-regime with a novel method of mass agitation, which he called satyagaha.

It suggested that if the cause was true, if the struggle was against injustice, then physical force was not necessary to fight the oppressor. Without seeking vengeance or being aggressive, a satyagrahi could win the battle through non-violence.

Source B – The Jallianwala Bagh incident

On l3 April a large crowd gathered in the enclosed ground of Jallianwalla Bagh. Some came to protest against the government’s new repressive measures. Other had come to attend the annual Baisakhi fair. Being from outside the city, many villagers were unaware of the martial law that had been imposed. Dyer entered the area, blocked the exit points, and opened fire on the crowd killing hundreds.

Source C – The Movement in the Towns

The movement started with middle-class participation in the cities. Thousands of students left government controlled schools and colleges, headmasters and teachers resigned and lawyers gave up their legal practices. The council elections were boycotted in most provinces except Madras.
Questions :
1. What do you mean by the idea of Satyagraha?
2. By which episode most of the people gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh?
3. Which movement was talking about in the paragraph? What does it mean to the people?

12. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follow:
Source A : Production across countries
Until the middle of the twentieth century, production was largely organized within countries. What crossed the boundaries of these countries were raw material, food stuff and finished products. Colonies such as India exported raw materials and food stuff and imported finished goods. Trade was the main channel connecting distant countries.

This was before large companies called Multinational Corporations (MNCs) emerged on the scene.
Source B : Foreign trade and integration of markets
Foreign trade 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 produced.
Source C : Impact of globalisation in India
Globalisation and greater competition among producers–both local and foreign producers–has been of advantage to consumers, particularly the well-off sections in the urban areas. There is greater choice before these consumers who now enjoy improved quality and lower prices for several products. As a result, these people today, enjoy much higher standards of living than was possible earlier.

Question :
1. How are MNCs a major force in connecting the countries of the world ?
2. How does foreign trade become a main channel in connecting countries ?
3. How is globalisation beneficial for consumers ?

Section E

13. On the given outline Political Map of India, locate the following:
A. The place where Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place
B. Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant


C. Pune Software Technology Park
D. Vishakhapatnam Port

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