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1. Define the term ‘Devadana’.
Land gifted to temples during the Chola Period.
2. What is a fortified settlement with soldiers called?
3. Name the founder of Mughal dynasty.
4. Mention any one importance of minerals.
Some minerals are used as fuels eg coal, petroleum.
They are also used in industries.eg aluminium, gold,uranium. (any one)
5. Give an example of endogenic force.
Earthquake/volcanic eruptions/landslides. (any one)
6. Which instrument tells us about wind direction?
7. Where was the Mid Day Meal Scheme first introduced in India?
8. What are communicable diseases?
These are diseases that are spread from one person to another in many ways such as through water, food, air etc.
9. Name the Union Finance Minister of India.
10. Highlight three features of the administration of the Cholas.
Ans: 1. Settlements of peasants, known as ur, became prosperous with the spread of irrigation.
2. Groups of such villages formed larger units called nadu.
3. The village council and the nadu had several administrative functions including dispensing justice and collecting taxes.
4. Rich peasants of the Vellala caste exercised considerable control over the affairs of the nadu under the supervision of the central Chola government.
5. Associations of traders known as nagarams also occasionally performed administrative functions in towns.(any three) 1x3=3 marks
11. Briefly discuss the military campaigns and achievements of Mahmud of Ghazni.
Ans: Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni was the ruler of Afghanistan.
1. He ruled from 997 to 1030, and extended control over parts of Central Asia, Iran and the North western part of the subcontinent.
2. He raided the subcontinent almost every year – his targets were wealthy temples, including that of Somnath, Gujarat.
3. Much of the wealth Mahmud carried away was used to create a splendid capital city at Ghazni.
4. He entrusted a scholar named al- Biruni to write an account of the subcontinent called, Kitab al Hind. (any three) 1x3=3 marks
12. Assess the extent of agricultural development under the Cholas.
Cholas made following developments in agriculture
a. more area was brought under cultivation.
b. irrigation facilities were extended to new areas.
c. kings and rich temples built embankments to prevent flooding and canals to carry water to the fields.
13. ‘Muhammad bin Tughluq became unpopular because of his schemes.’ Justify the statement.
Muhammad bin Tughluq ‘s idea were great but they were not successful because :-
i. he raised taxes in the doab region during the famine period which made many peasants abandon their land.
ii. He decided to shift his capital from Delhi to daulatabad with the population of Delhi . People
though never wanted to shift but then they have to follow king’s order. Soon he realized that it was impossible to keep a watch on the northern frontier from Daulatabad so he ordered a reshift.
iii. Introduced token currency- under this tere was shortage of silver so he decided to mint coins made of brass and copper which were easily available. These coins could be exchanged for silver coins from the royal treasury. This emptied treasure. Illegal minting of coin was done , trade suffered largely.
iv. His campaigns into Kashmir were a disaster.
v. He gave up his plans to invade Transoxiana and disbanded his large army which created complications.(any three) 1x3= 3 marks
14. Describe the measures adopted by Akbar that reflect his secular spirit.
a. Akbar built the Ibadat Khana
b. He abolished the pilgrim tax called jaziya
c. He abolished the practice of forcibly converting prisoners of war to Islam.
d. He encouraged Hindus to build temples
e. He got the holy book of Hindus translated into Persian
f. He suggested a religious path called Din I Ilahi
g.He participated in Hindu festivals (any three) 1x3=3 marks
15. Give three points of difference between Oceanic crust and Continental crust.
16. Name the important earthquake waves and mention one feature of each of them.
a. Primary waves- are the first to arrive, they are the fastest. These waves relatively cause less displacement.
b. Secondary waves reach after the primary waves. These waves produce strong shaking action. They do not pass through liquids.
c. Surface waves-last to reach the surface. These are very powerful and cause maximum damage.
17. Which is the second most plentiful gas found in the atmosphere? Discuss any two importance of this gas.
Oxygen is the second most plentiful gas in the atmosphere. 1 mark
Two importance of oxygen 1x2=2 marks
a. needed in respiration of organisms
b. needed in burning of fuels
18. Which incident marked the beginning of American Civil Rights Movement? What was the outcome of this movement?
Tired from a long day at work Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on 1 Dec 1955. Her refusal that day led to a huge agitation called the Civil Rights Movement. 1 mark
a. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion or national origin.
b. It also stated that all schools would be open to African- American children and they would no longer have to attend separate schools specially set up for them.
19. State the lessons learnt from the example of Costa Rica.
a. The Costa Rican govt utilized the money to fulfill the basic needs of the people.
b. Emphasis given on health of people by the govt, as it is important for the development of the country.
c. The Costa Rican govt provides basic services and amenities to all Costa Ricans such as drinking water, sanitation, nutrition and housing. 1x3
20. Evaluate private health care in urban India. 3
a. Urban areas have a large number of doctors, many of them providing specialized services.
b. There are hospitals and nursing homes that are privately owned.
c. There are laboratories that do tests and offer special facilities such as X ray, ultrasound etc.
d. There are also shops from where we buy medicines. (any three)
21. Describe the political environment when no single party wins the election. 3
When no single party secures majority to form the govt. In such situation parties may come together and form a govt called the coalition govt.
a. It can reflect public opinion better as it represents different parties often having different ideologies.
b. It strive to accommodate the diverse views of people.
c. It may be prone to disagreements and conflicts as different parties have different views.
d. It may sometimes delay the implementation of people friendly policies of the govt.(any three
22. This is a picture of a mosque and minaret built during the last decade of the twelfth century. Answer the following questions related to the picture.
a) What is a Mosque called in Arabic?
b) Why did the Delhi Sultans built the mosques in cities all over the continent?
c) In whose reign was the Moth ki Masjid built?
d) Why was it necessary to reinforce the idea of community among the Muslims?
23. Evaluate the strategy of expansion and consolidation adopted by Akbar. 5
24. Illustrate the process of rock cycle with the help of a diagram. 4+1=5
25. Explain any five landforms produced by the river in its upper and middle course. 5
26. Name the layer of atmosphere that lies above the troposphere. Discuss any four distinctive features of this layer.
27. Define the term ‘Constitution’. Examine the ways in which our Constitution protects us from discrimination.
28. ‘India has the largest number of medical colleges in the world.’ Justify the statement discussing the status of healthcare facilities in India.
29. How is Chief Minister appointed? Discuss the role of Chief Minister in State Administration.
30. On the physical map of India locate the important cities under Muhammad bin Tughluq’s Empire.
31. On the physical map of the world locate the following rivers
a) The Congo River b) The Missippi River c) The Danube River
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