CBSE Class 5 Social Science Sample Paper Set A

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I. Choose the correct option: 

1. The Kirghiz tribe live in

a. Prairies    b. Steppes     c. Veld

1. Steppes (b)

2. Who amongst these challenged the British for the first time in 1857?

a. Rani Lakshmibai    b. Tantia Tope    c. Both of them

2. Both of them (c)

3. Which of these is not an official language of the UN?

a. French     b. Russian     c. German

3. German (c)

4. Who gave the slogan Jai Hind?

a. Subhash Chandra Bose     b. Bal Gangadhar Tilak     c. Tantia Tope

4. Subhash Chandra Bose (a)

5. The type of grass found in the steppes are

a. Tall     b. Short      c. Very Tall

5. Short (b)

6. How many permanent members does the UN Security Council have ?

a. 10      b. 5      c. 15

6. 5 (b)

II. Fill in the blanks : 

1. Hot winds called ______________ blow in the prairies .

2. __________________ was born on 23 July 1856 in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

3. In the northern hemisphere the grasslands have a _______________ climate .

4. The UN was established to prevent ___________ .

Ans. II. Fill in the blanks : (½ ×4 = 2)

1. chinook

2. Lokmanya Tilak

3. continental

4. wars

III. Unscramble the words to form correct words: 

1. Another name for enormous farms in South America : (STEACINAS)

2. Headquarters of WHO : (EGENAV)



IV. Define the following : 

1. Combine Harvesters 2. Missionary

1.Combine Harvesters - A large farm machine which cuts a crop and separate the grains from the rest of the plant

2. Missionary - A person who is sent to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity.

V. Answer the following briefly :

1. Who died in Kalpi in 1858 ?

2. Give any two objectives of the UN ?

3. Full form of : a. UNICEF b. INA

Ans . 1 Rani Lakshmibai

Ans. 2 Mark accordingly

Ans. 3 a. UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

b. INA - Indian National Army

VI. Answer the following questions :

1. Explain the climate of the temperate grasslands?

Ans.1 In the northern hemisphere, the grasslands are found in the interior of the continents. These areas are very hot in summer and cold in winter .This is known as the continental type of climate. In the southern hemisphere, the temperate grasslands is located near the coasts. The climate is moderate, which is it is neither very hot nor very cold. . In the winter months the sea has a moderating influence on the climate.

2. What was Doctrine of Lapse?

Ans.2 Under this policy, after an Indian ruler died, an adopted son would not be allowed to inherit the throne. Only a natural male heir could become the ruler. In case there were no natural heirs, the state would pass into the hands of the British .

3. What is the role of the Economic and Social Council?

Ans. 3 The Economic and Social Council helps the General Assembly promote economic growth and social progress across the world.

VII. What do these dates stand for: 

1. 23 January 1897

2. 24 October 1945

3. 1939 4. 13 February 1879

Ans.1. 23 January 1897 : Birthday of Subhash Chandra Bose / Netaji

2. 24 October 1945 : United Nations Organization was formed

3. 1939 : Second World War broke out / started

4. 13 February 1879 : Birthday of Sarojini Naidu




1. L – 7

The Temperate Zone

2. L - 17

We Are Proud of Them

3. L- 20

United Nations

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