CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper for Term 2 (Set-4)

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. (04)


1. Classify industries on the basis of source of raw materials used.
2. The following table shows that the Indian Railway network runs on multiple gage operations extending over 68,442 km. :
Table : India : Railway Track
The Indian Railway network runs on multiple gauge operations extending over 68,442 km.

Gauge in metres Route (km) Running Track (km) Total Track (km)
Broad Gauge (1676) 63,491 89,521 1,17,560
Metre Gauge (1000) 3,200 3,462 3,775
Narrow Gauge (0.762 and 0.610) 1,751 1,752 1,901
Total 68,442 94,735 1,23,236
Source : Railway Yearbook 2017-18, Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Website :
  • According to the given data, Which type of gauge has highest length of running track?
    Name the factors which influence the distribution pattern of the Railway network.

3. What is meant by a ‘national political party’? State the conditions required to be national political party.
4. Write any three merits of democracy.
5. Explain the importance of formal sector loans in India.

Section B

6. The iron and steel industry is the basic industry. Justify.


Explain any three factors responsible for the concentration of iron and steel industries in the Chhotanagpur region.

7. “Transport routes are called the basic arteries of our economy.” Support this statement with three examples.
8. “The impact of globalization has not been uniform”: Explain this statement.

Section C

9. How did the Non-Cooperation Movement spread to the countryside and drew into its fold the struggles of peasants
and tribal communities? Elaborate.


How had the ‘First World War’ created economic problems in India? Explain with examples.

10. How is democratic government known as responsive government ? Explain with an example.


What factors sustain democracy in India ?

Section D

11. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:
Source A – Simon Commission
Against this background the new Tory government in Britain constituted a Statutory Commission under Sir John Simon. Set up in response to the nationalist movement, the commission was to look into the functioning of the constitutional system in India and suggest changes. The problem was that the commission did not have a single Indian member. They were all British.
Source B – Dominion Status
When the Simon Commission arrived in India in 1928, it was greeted with the slogan ‘Go back Simon’. All parties, including the Congress and the Muslim League, participated in the demonstrations. In an effort to win them over, the viceroy, Lord Irwin, announced in October 1929, a vague offer of ‘dominion status’ for India in an unspecified future, and a Round Table Conference to discuss a future constitution. This did not satisfy the Congress leaders.

The radicals within the Congress, led by Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose, became more assertive.
Source C – The Salt March
The most stirring of all was the demand to abolish the salt tax. Salt was something consumed by the rich and the poor alike, and it was one of the most essential items of food. The tax on salt and the government monopoly over its production, Mahatma Gandhi declared, revealed the most oppressive face of British rule.

Question :
1. Why did Tory government set up Simon Commission?
2. Why did Lord Irwin announced dominion status?
3. Why did Gandhiji find in salt is a powerful symbol of unity?

12. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:
Source A : Production across countries
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. A MNC is a company that owns or controls production in more than one nation. MNCs set up offices and factories for production in regions where they can get cheap labour and other resources.
Source B : Interlinking production across countries
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.
Source C : Information and communication technology
Even more remarkable have been the developments in information and communication technology. In recent times, technology in the areas of telecommunications, computers, Internet has been changing rapidly. Telecommunication
facilities (telegraph, telephone including mobile phones, fax) are used to contact one another around the world,
to access information instantly, and to communicate from remote areas. This has been facilitated by satellite
communication devices.
Question :
1. Why some companies called multinational corporations (MNCs)?
2. What do you understand by foreign investment?
3. What type of technology are used to contact one another around the world?

Section E

13. On the given outline Political Map of India, locate the following:
A. The place where Gandhi ji organized Satyagraha with cotton textile mill workers
B. Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Plant


C. Bokaro Iron and Steel Plant
D. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

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