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1 “He who identifies with the battered and the beaten , mark him as a saint For god is with him”. Identify the Marathi saint who composed this hymn.
2 1. I am considered as the Oscars of the Indian ad awards to honour creative excellence in the field of advertisement. Who am I?
2. Ans: Abby awards
3. Can you recall the name of the first position holder amongst top apparel brands in India for the year 2014?
4. Ans: Rohit Bal and Ritu Wears(both shared the 1st position)
4 Recall the name of the product from this tagline,”let‟s make things better”.
5 In order to provide protection to women at work place a law was passed in 2014. Name it?
Ans: sexual harassment of women at work place law 2014
6 Complete the theme for international women day celebration for the year 2014, “A promise is a promise:……………………”
Ans: Time for action to end violence against women”.
7 Identify the railway line connecting Vladivostk and St Petersberg.
Ans: Trasns Siberian Railway
8 The harbours of London do not freeze in winters. Give reason
Ans: Due to North Atlantic Drift
9 Identify and name the bird as seen in the picture and name the sub tropical region where it is found.
Ans:Toucan and Amazon basin
10 The European companies established „black towns‟ in the eighteenth century.
Ans: a) Name these black towns.
Ans: Bombay/ Calcutta/ Madras(any two)
b) Why were they called so?
Ans: The native traders and craftsmen confined to these towns and v were referred as blacks.
Also the Europeans draw racial discrimination why declaring them as whites and superior to local people and occupied superior residencies.
11 Outline any three teachings of Sufism.
Ans: Teachings of Sufism(any three)
Rejection to outward religiosity
Emphasized love and devotion to God
Rejected idol worship.
Preached for being compassionate towards all fellow human beings
12 Detect any three common features that existed between Awadh, Bengal and Hyderabad during the eighteenth century
Ans: The three common features that existed were:
Though many of the larger sates were established by erstwhile Mughal nobles they were suspicious about the some administrative system that they had inherited in particular the jagirdar system.
Their method of tax collection differed. Instead of relying upon officers of state they contracted with revenue farmers for collection of revenue.
They emerged good relations with the rich bankers and merchants. The people lent money to revenue farmers, received land as security and collected taxes from these
lands through their own agents.
13 a) Can you identify this great warrior?
Ans: a) Guru gobind singh
b) Summarize his contribution in organizing his community as apolitical organization during the 18th century.
b) He inspired Khalsa with the belief that their destiny was to rule.
He fought several battles against Rajputs and Mughals.
14 Who was Rashsundari Devi? How did she break the stereotype?
Ans:Rashsundari Devi (1800–1890) was born in West Bengal, some 200 years ago.
At the age of 60, she wrote her autobiography in Bangla. Her book titled Amar Jiban is the first known autobiography written by an Indian woman. Rashsundari Devi was a housewife from a rich landlord‟s family. At that time, it was believed that if a woman learnt to read and write, she would bring bad luck to her husband and become a widow! Despite this, she taught herself how to read and write in secret, well after her marriage.
15 Explain the term branding. List two reasons why building brands is central to advertising.
Ans: Branding means stamping a product with a particular name or sign. This is done to differentiate it from other products in the market
It is central to advertising as it tries to convince us to buy the product that is advertised . Secondly, it also help the consumer in building an opinion about the product and its usability.
16 Advertising links to issues of equality in a democratic society. Explain
Ans: Producing and showing advertisement in the media is very expensive. They are shown again and again so that it retains in the minds of the consumer. This means that only large companies can be successful as it involves lot of expenditure.
If someone owns a small business cannot survive in the market as he don‟t have money to show product again and again.
This also make us believe that things that are sold in packaged and have brand name are far better than the ones which do not come in packets/.this lead to inequality issues in the society as the producers forget that all people are equal and each should be able to lead a dignified life
17 Giving an example explain what is known a weekly market .How do weekly market score over shopping malls?
Ans:Any roadside weekly market where one may be able to purchase goods at rock bottom throw away prices., for instance, budh bazaar in Palam area of Delhi.
The weekly markets scores over the malls in the following ways:
Goods are very cheap, availability of basic day to day things and bargaining is also possible.
18 Describe a shop in your own neighbor hood and how these shops give the facility of credit?
Ans: ** students can describe in reference to their own locality. Points covered should be:- size of the shop, things available, branded or non branded, how the things were displayed, etc. mentioning of credit facility is mandatory and how it take place, where in the amount of total purchase is noted down by the shopkeeper , things are given and the payment is done later.
19 Draw a neat label diagram of spring tide and also explain about its occurrence.
Ans: During the full moon and new moon days, the sun, the moon and the earth are in the same line and the tides are highest. These tides are called spring tides.
20 Give three points of difference between rural and urban settlement
It can be compact or scattered They are usually compact
Made up of muad, thatches, woodetc Made up of bricks
Mostly found in hilly tracts, thick Mostly found in the plain areas
forestand regions of extreme climate which are fertile.
Mostly engaged in primary activities Mostly engaged in secondary and tertiary activities
21 Highlight three features of the climatic conditions in Amazon basin.
Ans: the Amazon Basin stretches directly on the equator and is characterized by hot and wet climate throughout the year. Both day and nights are almost equally hot and humid.
The skin feels sticky. It rains almost every day, that too without much warning. The day temperatures are high with very high humidity. At night the temperature goes down but the humidity remains high.
22 Read the passage given below and answer the following questions:
“In the fifteenth century European sailors undertook unprecedented explorations of sea routes. They were driven by the desire to find ways of reaching the Indian subcontinent and obtaining spices. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese sailor, was one of those who sailed across the Atlantic to the African coast, went around it, crossing over to the Indian Ocean. His first journey took more than a year; he reached Calicut in 1498, and returned to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, the following year. He lost two of his four ships, and of the 170 men at the start of the journey, only 54survived. In spite of the obvious hazards, the routes that were opened up proved to be extremely profitable – and he was followed by English, Dutch and French sailors.”
a. In the fifteenth century, why did the European sailors undertake unprecedented explorations of sea routes?
Ans: They had the desire to reach Indian subcontinent and obtain
b. What were the causalities faced by the Portuguese sailor in this journey?
Ans: He lost two of his four ships and of the 170 men at the start of the journey only 54 men survived.
c. Can you infer the reason for the other European nations to have trade with India.
Ans: India being the hub of resources especially textile and spices were in great demand in European countries. This made these nations to have trade relations with India.
23 Complete rejection of religious traditions
Ridiculed all forms of external worship of both brahminical Hinduism and Islam
He believed in a formless Supreme God
24 a. Enlist any three causes for the downfall of Mughal empire.
Weak successors:- Aurangzeb‟s successors were weak. Under the efficiency and effectiveness of the imperial administration it almost broke down
Depleted resources: the military and financial resources had considerably depleted by fighting a long war in Deccan. Aurangzeb also died here.
Powerful mansabdars: mansabdari system that prevailed since Akbar‟s time had grown outdated, Mansabdars became very powerful.
** other causes are also accepted.
b. What steps did Murshid Quli Khan take to reduce Mughal influence
Ans: Murshid Quli Khan transferred all Mughals jagirdars to Orissa and ordered a major resentment of the revenues of Bengal.revenue was collected in cash. Those unable to pay tax were forced to sel their lands.
25 a. A. What is the percent male illiteracy
b. Ans: 39%
c. B. what can you conclude from the above given picture
d. Ans: male illiteracy is almost half of the female literacy rate
C. give at least three probable reasons for this gap
Ans: Most drop out of school to help with housework, or to get a job and earn a living.
Many parents prefer to invest in the education of their sons due to strong social norms.
As in many parts of the developing world, marriage often takes place at an early age for Indian girls, and education is replaced by the responsibilities of motherhood.
26 “Buying and selling can take place without going to a market place” Analyse the statement by giving an example.
Ans: This statement is true at present scenario of new trend of marketing Anyone can place an order for variety of things through the following ways:
Teleshopping: they advertise the products through electronic media
Internet shopping: service is available on online credit cards.
Outsourcing services: foreign tourist can get in touch with leading hotels, hospitals, masdsage parlours etc through internet services.
27 a. i. Labrador cold current
ii Californian cold current
iii Kuroshio warm current
iv Gulf Stream
b. factors:- speed of the wind,/ temperature, density and salinity of water,/gravitational attraction of Sun and moon,/rotation of the earth
28 a. Waterways are the cheapest for carrying heavy and bulky goods over long distances.
b. They are mainly of two types – inland waterways and sea routes. Navigable rivers and lakes are used as inland waterways. Some of the important inland waterways are the Ganga-Brahmaputra river system, the Great Lakes in North America and the river Nile in Africa.
Sea routes and oceanic routes are mostly used for transporting merchandise and goods from one country to another. These routes are connected with the ports. Some of the important ports of the world are Singapore and Mumbai in Asia, New York, Los
Angeles in North America etc.
b. The cities of Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi,Lucknow, Patna and Kolkata all with the population of more than ten lakhs are located along the River Ganga .The wastewater from these towns and industries is discharged into the rivers. This leads to the pollution of the rivers.
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