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1. Define the term ‘Brahmadeya’
2. The Delhi Sultans used to communicate in which official language?
3. ‘Akbarnama’ was written by whom?
4. Name the rocks that contain fossil fuels.
5. Mention any two common changes in your environment that helps to predict about an earthquake.
6. Name the instrument that measures air pressure.
7. Which institution directed the expansion of Mid Day Meal Scheme?
8. Define the term medical tourists.
9. Name the Union Minister who is in charge of ‘women and child development’ in India.
10 Briefly discuss how people participated in the Sabha.
11. ‘Chola temples were the hub of economic, social and cultural life’. Support this statement by giving three suitable points.
12. Elaborate on the significance of ‘tripartite struggle’.
13. Assess the factors that led to the dethroning of the first lady ruler of India
14. Examine the Rajput policy of Akbar.
15. Give three points of difference between intrusive igneous rocks and extrusive igneous rocks.
16. State the after effects of a massive earthquake which hit Bhuj town on 26th Jan 2001.
16. a. Building collapsed.
b. There was a lot of destruction of phone lines, water pipelines etc
c. Fire started as charcoal, cookers overturned.
d. The earthquake caused shortage of food and water.
e. Many people lost their lives in the earthquake. (any three) 1x3=3 marks
17. Which gas is called the greenhouse gas? Discuss any two importance of this gas.
17. Carbondioxide is called the greenhouse gas. 1 mark Two importance of this gas
a. It is needed by plants during the process of photosynthesis.
b. It traps the heat radiated from the earth thus it helps in keeping the earth warm.1x2=2 marks
18. Name the lady and analyze how she changed the course of American history with one defiant act.
18. Rosa Parks was an African-American woman. She changed the course of American history with one defiant act. 1 mark
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 against the unequal ways in which the African- Americans were treated and this came to be known as Civil Rights Movement. 1x2=2 marks
19. Describe the policy of Kerela government in 1996 towards social sector development The Kerela govt gave fourty percent of the entire budget to panchayats.
19. a. This made possible for village to make sure that proper planning was done for water, food, women development and education.
b. Water supply schemes were checked, the working of schools and angadwadis was ensured and specific problems of the village were taken up.
c. Health centres were also improved. 1x3=3 marks
20. Why is health service called ‘Public’?
20. The health service is called public as
a. It is meant for all citizens
b. The resources needed to run these services are obtained from the money that we the public pay to the govt as taxes.
c. It is meant to provide quality health care services either free or at low cost, so that even the poor can seek the treatment. 1x3=3 marks
21. Discuss the functions of Legislative assembly.
21. Functions of legislative Assembly are as follows:
a. In the legislative assembly, the MLAs belonging to all the parties meet and discuss various issues concerning the state. During the discussions, MLAs can express their opinion, ask questions related to issue or give suggestions.
b. Whatever decisions are to be taken by the government have to be approved by the member of the legislative assembly.
c. In a democracy, these members can ask questions, debate on important issues, decide where money should be spent etc. They have the main authority.
The minister of the concerned department replies to the questions and inform the assemblies about the steps taken.1x3=3 marks
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?
a.A mosque is called masjid in Arabic. 1 mark
b)These demonstrated their claims to be protectors of Islam and Muslims
ii) It is a place where a Muslim prostrates in reverence to Allah 1x2=2 marks
c) Moth ki Masjid built in the reign of Sikandar Lodi by his minister 1 mark
d) It was necessary to reinforce this idea of a community because Muslims came from a variety of backgrounds. 1 mark
23. Describe Akbar’s administration with reference to Mansabdari system.
23. a. The term mansab means rank or position. The mansabdar was a person who held a particular rank.
b. His rank determined his salary and his military responsibilities.
c. A mansabdar rank was divided into zat and sawar.
d. Zat determined the number of soldiers under him.
e. Sawar- determined the number of horses he was expected to maintain. 1x5=5 marks
24. Explain the process of rock cycle with the help of a diagram.
24. : a. When the molten magma cools, it solidifies to become igneous rock.
b. These igneous rocks are broken into small particles that are transported and deposited to form sedimentary rocks.
c. When igneous and sedimentary rocks are subjected to heat and pressure they change into metamorphic rocks.
d. The metamorphic rocks which are still under great heat and pressure melt down to form the molten magma This molten magma again cools down and solidify into igneous rocks.
25. Give an account of the erosional and depositional landform features carved by sea waves.
25. The erosional features formed by sea waves in the coastal areas are as follows:
(a) Sea Caves: Sea waves continuously strike at the rocks. Cracks develop. Over time they become larger and wider. Thus, hollow like caves are formed on the rocks.
(b) Sea Arches- As these cavities become bigger and bigger only the roof of the caves remain thus forming sea arches.
c. Stacks- Further erosion breaks the roof and only walls are left. These wall like features are called stack.
d. Sea Cliff- The steep rocky coast rising almost vertically above sea water is called sea cliff. 1x4=4 marks
e. Beaches- The sea waves deposit sediments along the shores forming beaches. 1 mark
26. Name the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere. Mention its distinctive features.
26. The lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere is Troposphere. 1 mark
Its distinctive features are
a. Its average height is 13 km.
b. The air we breathe exists here.
c. Almost all the weather phenomenon like rainfall, fog and hailstorm occur in this layer.
d. Water vapour and dust particles are found in this layer.
e. Temperature decreases with an increase in height .(any four) 1x4=4 marks
27. Discuss the impact of Mid day Meal Scheme all over India.
27. The impact of Mid day Meal Scheme all over India
a. Poor children have begun enrolling and regularly attending school.
b. Mothers who earlier had to interrupt their work to feed their children at home during the day now no longer need to do so
c. Both upper and lower caste children in the school eat this meal together
d. Dalit women have been employed to cook the meal at few places
e.It has also helped reduce the hunger of poor students who often come to school and cannot concentrate because their stomachs are empty. 1x5=5 marks
28. ‘ Every illness is a cause of great anxiety and distress for the poor people.’ Justify the statement.
28. a. In India, we face a situation where private services are increasing but public services are not. What is then available to people are mainly private services. These are concentrated in urban areas.
b. As these services are run for profit, the cost of these services is rather high. Medicines are expensive. Many people cannot afford them.
c. Women, for example, are not taken to a doctor in a prompt manner. Women’s health concerns are considered to be less important than the health of men in the family.
d. Many tribal areas have few health centres and they do not run properly. Even private health services are not available.
e. Sometimes people have to borrow money when there is an illness in the family.
29. How is an MLA elected? How do some MLA’s become ministers?
29.a. Each State is divided into different areas or constituencies.
b. From each constituency the people elect one representative who then become a Member of the Legislative Assembly.These MLA’s belong to different political parties.
c. After the elections. the MLA’s belonging to the ruling party will elect their leader who will then become the C.M
d. The C.M then selects other people as ministers.
e. After the election it is the Governor of the State who appoints the C.M and other ministers. 1x5=5 marks
30. On the physical map of India locate the important cities under Muhammad bin Tughluq’s Empire.
a) Daulatabad b) Ujjain
31. On the physical map of world locate the following rivers
a) The Amazon River b) The Nile River c) The Ganga River
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