CBSE Class 8 Social Science Worksheet Set B

Section A
1. Breeding of fishes in ponds,tanks etc for sale in market is called as ………………. . 
2. Define Horticulture. 
3. Tea is a small evergreen shrub of : 
a. Tropical Region b. Temperate Region c. Equatorial Region 
4. The first textile mill in India was established at ………………. Near Kolkata.
5. The Adivasi language which has the largest number of speakers is……………….. 
a. Khasi      b. Manipuri     c. Santhali      d. Gondi
6. Which article of the Constitution states that untouchability has been abolished? 
a. Article 15     b. Article 17      c. Article 21    d. Article 27
7. What does Right to Water mean ? 
8. A madrasa was set up in Calcutta in 1781 to promote the study of………….. 
a. Urdu b. Arabic c. Ancient history of India d. Muslim religion
9. William Adam toured the districts of ……………………. . 
10. What was the Ilbert Bill? 

Section B
11. What is shifting cultivation? Why is this type of agriculture discouraged? 
 12. Mention any three suitable points of difference between Farm system in India and USA. 
13. Outline the conditions for the growth of rice. 
14. How does a public sector undertaking differ from a private sector firm? 
15. Why is Ahmedabad called the „ Manchester of India‟? What are the main factors behind shift of the  Textile industry from Mumbai to Ahmedabad ?
16. Why did many Company officicals argue that the British ought to promote Indian rather than Western Learning? 
17. How was the politics of the Radicals within the Congress different from that of the Moderates? 

Section C
18. Describe the main features of Permanent settlement. 
19. How was the economic development of India visualised in the early decades after independence? 
20. Why did the Safai Karamchari Andolan file a PIL in 2003? What did they complain about in their  Petition?
21. Read the extract and answer the following questions:
The dissatisfaction with British rule intensified in the 1870s and 1880s. The Arms Act was passed in 1878, disallowing Indians from possessing arms. In the same year the Vernacular Press Act was also enacted in an effort to silence those who were critical of the government. The Act allowed the government to confiscate the assets of newspapers including their printing presses if the newspapers published anything that was found “objectionable”. In 1883, there was a furore over the attempt by the government to introduce the Ilbert Bill. The bill provided for the trial of British or European persons by Indians, and sought equality between British and Indian judges in the country. But when white opposition forced the government to withdraw the bill, Indians were enraged. The event highlighted the racial attitudes of the British in India. Sovereign – The capacity to act independently without outside interference
The need for an all-India organisation of educated Indians had been felt since 1880, but the Ilbert Bill controversy deepened this desire. The Indian National Congress was established when 72 delegates from all over the country met at Bombay in December 1885. The early leadership – Dadabhai Naoroji, Pherozeshah Mehta, Badruddin Tyabji, W.C. Bonnerji, Surendranath Banerji, Romesh Chandra Dutt, S. Subramania Iyer.
i. What was the Arms Act ? 
ii. Mention the factors that highlighted the racial attitudes of the British in India. 
iii. When was INCformed and mention its early leaders . 
22. On a Political map of India locate the following places: 
a. Dandi      b. Bhilai       c. Champaran


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