CBSE Class 8 Social Science Modern India Worksheet

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SUBJECT- Social Science

History Chapter-1: Modern India, Geography Chapter-1: Resources


Q.1 Define the terms:

i) Calligraphist viii) Natural resources

ii) Chronology ix) Resources

iii) Colonization x) Potential resources

iv) Census xi) Recycling

v) Modern period xii) Stock of resources

vi) Bio gas xiii) Technology

vii) Human resources xiv) Utility

Q.2 Choose the correct option:

i) Which one of the following is a human made resources

a. medicine to treat cancer b. spring water c. tropical forest

ii) Biotic resources are

a. derived from living things b. made by human beings

c. derived from non living things

iii) Which one of the following is a natural resource

a. forests b. airport c. flyover d. tractor

iv) Which one of the following is not an abiotic resource?

a. soils b. rocks c. plants d. minerals

v) Which one of the following is a non renewable resources

a. coal b. solar energy c. water d. forest

vi) Which one of the following has no economic value

a. iron ore b. petroleum c. natural beauty

vii) Which one of the following is an inexhaustible resources

a. forests b. wildlife c. sunlight d. fossil fuels

viii) Technology is

a. natural resource b. a human resource

c. a man made resource d. none of these

ix) Which one of the following resources is nonrenewable but can be recycled?

a. coal b. water c. wood d. iron

x) Sustainable development seeks to prevent

a. wastage of resources b. pollution

c. loss of biodiversity d. all of these

xi) A history of British India was written by

a. Lord Mount Batten b. James Mill

c. Warren Hastings d. Lord Dalhousie

xii) The British thought surveys were important for

a. country’s economy b. effective administration

c. writing history d. country’s defence

xiii) The British preserved official documents

a .to study the progress made by the country in the past

b. to study the notes and reports prepared in the past

c. to make their copies and use them in modern times

d. all of the above

xiv) Census operations were held after every

a. 5 years b. 10 years c. 15 years d. 20 years

xv) The wars and administrative actions of rulers are of greatest interest to scholars of

a. ancient history b. modern history

c. political history d. social history

xvi) The British began to colonise India around the

a. fifteenth century b. mid eighteenth century

c. late eighteenth century d. mid nineteenth century

xvii) The British completed their first census survey of India in

a. 1850 b. 1871 c. 1947 d. 1950

xviii) The division of history into different time periods is called:

a. Periodisation b. Mercantilism c. Colonization

Q.3 Answer the following questions:

i) Mention any three distinctive features of modern period.

ii) Give two examples each of primary and secondary source material.

iii) What is periodisation? Why is it useful?

iv) Why did Britishers conducted revenue surveys In India?

v) Why did the British build record rooms in their administrative offices?

vi) What are the four types of values associated with resources?

vii) What do you mean by ubiquitous resources?

viii) Why are resources distributed unequally over the earth?

ix) Differentiate between human resources and manmade resources. Give suitable


x) Differentiate between potential and actual resources.

xi) Differentiate between renewable and non renewable resources. Give example.

xii) How can we classify natural resources on the basis of their origin?

xiii) What steps need to be taken to conserve resources?

Q. 4 Answer the following questions in 100 words:

i) Describe James Mill’s periodisation of Indian history. Why was it unacceptable to the

historians of independent India? On what basis have they periodised Indian history?

ii) What is sustainable development? Why is it required? Mention any three ways in

which resources can be sustained.

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