CBSE Class 9 Social Science Sample Paper SA2

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Summative Assessment- II

March - 2012

Instructions :

1. The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.

2. Marks are indicated against each question.

3. Questions from serial number 1-10 are multiple choice questions (MCQ) of 1 mark each. Every MCQ is provided with four alternatives. Write the correct alternative in your answer book.

4. Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 80 words each.

5. Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 marks questions. Answer of these questions should not exceed 120 words each.

6. Question number 31 is a map question of 4 marks from Geography only. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.

1. Till the eighteenth century the shape of the cricket bat was in the shape of hockey stick. Choose the correct reason :

a) The ground was uneven.

b) The ball was bowled underarm along the ground.

c) There was no limit on the shape and the size of the bat.

d) It was easy to play in open ground.


Which combination was suggested by the Rabindra Nath Tagore for India's national dress?

a) Elements of Hindu and Muslim Dress.

b) Elements of Hindu and Parsi Dress.

c) Elements of Muslim and European Dress.

d) Elements of European and Hindu Dress.

2. Why is cricket match different from other sports? Choose the correct answer.

a) The match can go on for five days and still end in a draw.

b) The playing time is an hour and half.

c) The dimension of the playing area is specified.

d) The game gets completed in nine innings.


The red cap introduced by Jacobin Club symbolized :

a) Liberty

b) Equality

c) Broken Chain

d) Fraternity

3. Which one of the following types of forests is found in the Ganga-Bramputra Delta?

a) Thorny forest

b) Montane forest

c) Mangrove forest

d) Tropical Rain forest

4. Which one of the following provides an ideal habitat for the animal 'Yak'?

a) Sunderbans

b) Swampy and marshy lands of Assam

c) Rann of Kutch

d) Freezing high altitudes of Ladakh

5. Which of the following statements is against the democratic process of elections?

a) Parties and candidates should be free to contest elections.

b) Elections must be held regularly immediately after the term is over.

c) The right to vote should be given to the selected people only.

d) Elections should be conducted in a free and fair manner.

6. Which one of the following is a violation of the right to life or personal liberty?

a) The arrested person was informed about the reason of his arrest.

b) He was produced before the court within 24 hours of his arrest.

c) He was not allowed to consult his lawyer.

d) He was shown the warrant before arrest.

7. Which one of the following rights is available to the citizens of India and not to the citizens of Saudi Arabia?

a) The country is ruled by a hereditary king.

b) Citizens cannot form political parties.

c) Women are subjected to many public restrictions.

d) Citizens enjoy the freedom of religion.

8. Which one of the following is not considered as a social indicator of poverty?

a) Illiteracy level.

b) Lack of access of health care.

c) Inadequate safe drinking water.

d) Ample job opportunities.

9. Which one of the following does not ensure food security to the people?

a) Enough food is available for all the persons.

b) All persons have the capacity to buy food.

c) Extremely inadequate purchasing power.

d) There is no barrier on access to food.

10. Which Institution was set up by the Maharashtra Academy of Development Science (ADS) to facilitate a network of NGOs in different regions?

a) Gramin Bank

b) Grain Bank

c) Commercial Bank

d) Food Corporation of India

11. What is shifting cultivation? Why did the European foresters discourage the practice of shifting cultivation? 1+2=3


How did the Pastoralists cope with the changes in the modern world? 3x1=3


Explain the impact of introduction of machines in agriculture on poor farmers. 3x1=3

12. State any three important changes introduced in the game of cricket during the 19th century? 3x1=3


What was the main objective of Sumptuary laws? Mention any two restrictions imposed under these laws.

13. How is the climate of India governed by the atmospheric conditions? Explain with three suitable examples. 3x1=3

14. Describe any three features of advancing monsoon season. 3x1=3

15. In which region are the tropical thorny forests and shrubs found in India? Mention any four characterstics of such type of vegetation. 1+2=3

16. Explain three main processes of change of population in India. 3x1=3

17. How does the Election Commission of India regulate campaigns of political parties and candidates to ensure fair and equal chances to compete? 3x1=3

18. What are 'Reserved Constituencies'? Why was the system of reserved constituencies introduced in India? 1+2=3

19. Explain any three powers of the Prime Minister of India as Head of the State. 3x1=3

20. Explain with examples how the poverty line is estimated in India? 1½+1½=3

21. Explain any three causes for the widespread poverty in India.

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