CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2012 Set A

Read and download PDF of CBSE Class 10 Social Science Sample Paper 2012 Set A designed as per the latest curriculum and examination pattern for Class 10 issued by CBSE, NCERT and KVS. The latest Class 10 Social Science Sample Papers have been provided with solutions so that the students can solve these practice papers and then compare their answers. This will help them to identify mistakes and improvement areas in Social Science Standard 10 which they need to study more to get better marks in Grade 10 exams. After solving these guess papers also refer to solved Class 10 Social Science Question Papers available on our website to build strong understanding of the subject

Q1. In Prussia, large landowners were known as

      A. Junkers

      B. Jacobins

      C. Habsburg

      D. Conservatives

Ans. (A) Junkers

Q. 2 Who formed a secret society called young Italy?

      A. Givseppe Mazzini

      B. Otto von Bismarck

      C. Victor Emmannel II

      D. Count Camillo de Cavour

Ans. (A) Givseppe Mazzini

Q. 3. When did the creation of Indo-China Union, including Cochinchina, Annam, Tonkin and Cambodia (and later Laos) took place? 

       A. 1887

       B. 1888

       C. 1889

       D. 1890

Ans. 1887

Q4. Which film of John F. Coppola reflected the moral confusion that the U.S – Vietnamese war had created in the U.S.A. 

       A. Apocalypse Now

       B. Green Berets

       C. No Mans’ Land

       D. Saving Private Ryan

Ans. Apocalypse Now

Q5. What was Vietminh? 

      A. League for the Independence of Vietnam

      B. League for the Independence of China

      C. League for the Independence of Japan

      D. League for the Independence of Korea

Ans. League for the Independence of Vietnam

Q. 6. Who wrote ‘Hind Swaraj’?

      A. Mahatma Gandhi

      B. Jawaharlal Nehru

      C. Subhash Chandra Bose

      D. Sarojini Naidu

Q 7. In which Congress session the demand for ‘Purna Swaraj’ adopted? 

       A. Lahore session

       B. Calcutta Session

       C. Nagpur Session

       D. Belgaum Session

Q.8. Who threw the bomb in the Legislative Assembly in April 1929? 

       A. Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt

       B. Jatin Das and Ajay Ghosh

       C. Chandra Shekhar Azad and Sukhdev

       D. Rajguru and Rash Behari Ghosh

Q.1. What was the Civil Code of 1804 ?

Ans. The civil Code of 1804 – usually known as the Napoleonic code – abolished all the privileges based on birth, created quality before the law and secured the right to property. Moreover, this code was also exported to the regions under French control.

Q.2. Briefly describe Zollverein? 

Ans. In 1834, Zollverein or customs union was established at the initiative of Prussia and joined by most of the German states. The union did away with tariff barriers and decreased the number of currencies from over thirty to only two.

Q 3. Which was the Balkans region? 

Ans. The Balkans was a region of geographical and ethnic diversity consisting modern day Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia – Harzegoina, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro whose inhabitants were broadly called as Slavs.

Q.4. Who was Confucius?

Ans. Confucius (551-479) BCE was a Chinese thinker and philosopher who developed a philosophical system based on practical wisdom, good behaviour and proper social relationships. The people were taught to respect their parents and obey their elders. The relationship between the ruler and the people was described as between the parents and children.

Q5 Why did the French thought that colonies were necessary? 

Ans. The Colonies were considered necessary to supply natural resources and other important goods and commodities. They were also guided by the idea of ‘civilizing mission’. In other words, they claimed that it was their duty to introduce modern ideas to civilize backward people.

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