CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper for Term 2 (Set-5)

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. (05)


1. Why did large sections of Muslims could not respond to the call for a united struggle through Civil Disobedience Movement ?
2. How did the revival of Indian folklore help to develop the ideas of nationalism ?
3. Describe the importance of formal sources of credit in the economic development.
4. Suggest any three ways to improve public facilities in India.
5. The following table shows the details of Megha’s housing loan:

Megha’s Housing Loan
Loan Amount (in Rs.) 5 lakhs
Duration of loan 10 years
Documents required Employment record, Salary slip
Interest rate 12% per annum
Mode of repayment Monthly instalment in cash/by cheque
Collateral New house papers
  • Calculate the total number of instalments which will be paid by Megha in repayment of loan.
  • “The bank retained as collateral the papers of the new house.” What do you mean by the word ‘collateral’?

Section B

6. “Efficient means of transport are pre-requisites for fast development”. Support the statement with suitable examples.


Why are the means of transportation and communication called the lifelines of national economy ? Give any four reasons to support your answer.

7. What is a multi-party system? Why has India adopted a multi-party system? Explain.
8. How is social diversity accommodated in democracy? Explain with examples.

Section C

9. “The Civil Disobedience Movement was different from the Non-co-operation Movement.” Support the statement with examples.


How had Non-Cooperation Movement spread in cities ? Explain.

10. ‘The challenge of sustainable development requires control over industrial pollution.’ Substantiate the statement with examples.


Explain with examples any five factors that are responsible for industrial location.

Section D

11. Read the sources given below and answer the questions that follows:
Source A– Dignity and Freedom of the Citizens
Every individual wants to receive respect from fellow beings. Often conflicts arise among individuals because some feel that they are not treated with due respect. The passion for respect and freedom are the basis of democracy.

Democracies throughout the world have recognized this, at least in principle. This has been achieved in various degrees in various democracies.
Source B– Non-democratic Regimes
Democracy stands much superior to any other form of government in promoting dignity and freedom of the individual. Every individual wants to receive respect from fellow beings. Non-democratic regimes often turn a blind eye to or suppress internal social differences. Ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflicts is thus a definite plus point of democratic regimes. It is necessary to understand that democracy is not simply rule by majority opinion.
Source C– Strength of Democracy
Whenever possible and necessary, citizens should be able to participate in decision making that affects them all. Democracy in India has strengthened the claims of the disadvantaged and discriminated castes for equal status and equal opportunity. There are instances still of caste-based inequalities and atrocities, but these lack the moral and legal foundations. Perhaps it is the recognition that makes ordinary citizens value their democratic rights.
Question :
1. What are the basis of democracy?
2. Why democracy is considered as the superior form of government?
3. How does the Indian democracy strengthened the claims of the disadvantaged and discriminated castes?

12. Read the extract and answer the questions that follows:

Tax on imports is an example of trade barrier. It is called a barrier because some restriction has been set up.
Governments can use trade barriers to increase or decrease (regulate) foreign trade and to decide what kinds of goods and how much of each, should come into the country. The Indian government, after Independence, had put barriers to foreign trade and foreign investment. This was considered necessary to protect the producers within the country from foreign competition. Industries were just coming up in the 1950s and 1960s, and competition from imports at that stage would not have allowed these industries to come up. Thus, India allowed imports of only essential items such as machinery, fertilisers, petroleum etc. Note that all developed countries, during the early stages of development, have given protection to domestic producers through a variety of means. Starting around 1991, some far reaching changes in policy were made in India. The government decided that the time had come for Indian producers to compete with producers around the globe. It felt that competition would improve the performance of producers within the country since they would have to improve their quality. This decision was supported by powerful international organisations.

Thus, barriers on foreign trade and foreign investment were removed to a large extent. This meant that goods could be imported and exported easily and also foreign companies could set up factories and offices here. Removing barriers or restrictions set by the government is what is known as liberalisation.

Question :
1. What is trade barrier? Give one example.
2. What do you mean by the term liberalization?
3. How does government regulate foreign trade?

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 December, 1920
B. Singrauli Thermal Power Plant


C. Gandhinagar Software Technology Park
D. Kochi Port

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