CBSE Class 7 Social Science Sample Paper Set I

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1 Give one example of metamorphic rocks. 

1. eg of metamorphic rocks eg marble, slate, quartzite (any 1)

2 How is the magnitude of an earthquake measured? 

2. Richter Scale

3 Name the instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. 

3. Barometer

4 In which year was Muhammad Ghori defeated by Prithviraj Chauhan?

4. 1191

5 Under whose reign Begumpuri mosque was built?

5. Muhammad bin Tugluq

6 Which Mughal Emperor imprisoned his father at the Agra fort?

6. Aurangzeb

7 Which Mughal emperor carried out many reforms in the land revenue system?

7. Akbar

8 What is the full form of OPD?

8. Out Patient Department

9 Who appoints the Chief Minister?

9. Governor

10 What are minerals? How are minerals used for various purposes?

10. Minerals are naturally occurring substances which have certain physical properties and definite chemical composition. 1

Uses of minerals (any two) 1x2=2

a. used as fuels eg coal, petroleum

b. used in industries eg iron, gold

c. also used in medicines and fertilisers

11 Name different types of earthquake waves and explain each one of them. 

11. Three types of earthquake waves 1x3=3

a. Primary waves- are the first waves to arrive , they are the fastest. These waves relatively cause less displacement.

b. Secondary waves they reach after the primary waves. These waves produce a 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.

12 Name and explain the important types of winds.

12. Permanent winds-These blow constantly throughout the year in a particular direction. eg trade winds, westerlies and easterlies.

b. Seasonal winds- These winds change their direction in different monsoons in India

c. Local winds- These blow only during a particular period of the day or year eg lool

13 List down any three features of the administration of the Cholas.

13.Features of Chola Administration are as follows: (Any3) 1x3=3 a.

The kingdom was divided into provinces called mandalams ,looked after by governors

b. Each mandalam was further divided into numerous valanadus.

c. Each valanadu consisted of a number of villages

d. The village (called nadu or kurram) was the lowest unit.

e.There were many towns or nagarams such as Tanjore,Kanchi

f. Each village had two assemblies-ur and the sabha

14 The Delhi Sultans took a number of steps to consolidate their internal frontiers. List them. 

14 Delhi Sultans took a number of steps to consolidate their internal frontier 1x3=3

a. forests were cleared in the ganga-yamuna doab , hunter gatherers were sent away from this region.

b. ganga-yamuna doab region was given to peasants for agriculture

c. new fortresses and towns were established to protect and promote trade.

15 Discuss the military struggle of first Mughal Emperor from 1526 to 1528.

15. Military struggle of Babur 1x3=3

a. In 1526 he defeated Ibrahim Lodi and his Afghan supporters at Panipat

b. he defeated Rana Sanga, Rajput rulers and allies at Khanua in 1527

c. In 1528 he defeated the Rajputs at Chanderi

16 Who was Rosa Parks? How did she contribute towards the cause of equality?

16.Rosa Parks was an Afro American woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on 1st Dec 1955 1

a. Her refusal started a huge agitation against the unequal ways in which African American were treated and which came to be known as the Civil Rights movement. 1x2=2

b. Due to this movement Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion or national origin.

17 Define democracy. Enumerate two ways in which the democratic government of India has tried to implement equality.

17. Democracy is a form of government in which people govern themselves either directly or through representatives they elect for the purpose. 1

Government of India has tried to implement equality 1x2=2

a. through laws guaranteed in the constitution

b. through government schemes or programmes to help the disadvantaged communities

18 Which appropriate facilities are necessary for treating patients? Give three points.

18 Appropriate facilities needed for treating patients are 1x3=3

a. need approprate health care facilities eg blood banks, ambulance services.

b. in order to run such facilities we need nurses, qualified doctors etc who can advice, diagnose and treat illness

c. we also need medicines and equipments for treating patients.

19 Enlist three responsibilities of the Chief Minister. 

19.) Functions of chief minister (any three) 1x3=3

a) To advice the Governor on the selection of the council of Ministers and its size.

b) To preside over cabinet meetings

c) to distribute portfolios among ministers

d) to appoint a deputy chief minister if needed

e) to retain charge of some portfolios if needed.

20 Discuss the relevance of debates in the Legislative Assembly. 

20. Relevance of debates in Legislative Assembly (Any 3) 1x3=3

a. it is a place where opinions are expressed

b. ministers have to answer questions that are asked in Legislative Assembly and convince people that proper steps are being taken

c. Newspapers and media widely discuss the issue and the government has to respond for eg by holding the press conferences

d.government can also decide to make new laws for the stat

21 Define ruling party and opposition party. What happens when no single party secures majority in the parliament?

21. If any party wins more than half the seats in the legislature, it can form the government without sharing power with any other party. The party that forms the government is called the ruling party.

The other parties form the opposition party. 1

Coalition government

22 What is rock cycle? Analyse the concept of rock cycle by giving suitable points.

22.a. When the molten magma cools, it solidifies to become igneous rock. 1x5=5

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

e. This molten magma again cools down and solidify into igneous rocks.

23 Explain the work of a river in Upper course and Middle Course.

23. Work of a river 1x5=5

Upper course

a. When the river tumbles at steep angle over very hard rocks or down a steep valley side it forms a waterfall Middle Course

b. As the river enters the plain it twists and turns forming large bends known as meanders.

c. In due course of time the meander loops cuts off from the river and forms a cut off lake also called an ox bow lake

d. As it floods when river overflows it s banks it deposits layers of fine soil and other material called sediments to form a fertile plain called floodplain

e. After repeated floods deposits pile up along the banks of the river forming raised embankments called natural leeves.

24 Name the uppermost layer of the atmosphere. Mention four features of this layer. 1+4=5

24.Exosphere is the outer most layer. 1

a. Extends from 400km and merges into the outer space 1x4=4

b. Very light gas like hydrogen and helium is found

c. temperature increases with altitude

d. Exosphere has very thin air.

25 Discuss the economic and military reforms introduced by Ala ud din Khalji in his administration.

25.Reforms in Ala-ud-din’s army(any 3) 1x3=3

  He made more money available to the army

  He paid his soldiers in cash

  He branded the horses to prevent the substitution of good horses by inferior ones.

  A full description of each soldier was also kept.

  Spies were kept to keep the Sultan informed about all the departments.

Reforms in economy(any two) 1x2=2

  He ordered for measurement of land under cultivation

  Land tax was fixed according to the fertility of the land

  He also raised the land tax in the doab region

  In order to reduce corruption , he introduced the system of auditing accounts.

  He introduced the market control policy

      He did not allow nobles to collect any additional taxes.

  He appointed special officials to keep a check on the shop owner

26 Describe the Mansabdari system by giving five points. 5

26.This was a system by which Mughals administered their Army. (any 5) 1x5=5

  Mansab means rank.

  Mansabdars were divided into – ZAT and SAWAR.

  ZAT determined number of soldiers under him

  SAWAR determined the number of horses he was expected to maintain.

  The salaries of fixed in cash however it was paid by assigning him a Jagir taxes from which would be equal to his salary.

  Mansabdars were promoted,demoted or transferred according to the wish of the emperor.

  The ranks were not hereditary. If a Mansabdar died his Jagir was taken away and given to someone else.

27 Why are Public Health services so called? What kind of public health facilities are available at village level, district level and in cities?

27. Public health services are so called 1x2=2

a. government has established hospitals and health centres for all

b. resources needed to run these services are obtained from the money that we the public pay to government as taxes.

At village level there is a nurse and a village health worker and work under the supervision of doctors at Primary Health centre. 1x3=3

At district level is the district hospital that supervises all the health centres.

Large cities have many government hospitals

28 What is a mid day meal program? List any four relevance of this program. 1+4=5

28. Mid meal program was introduced in 2001 to provide cooked lunch to school children 1

Benefits of the program 1x4=5

a. attendance of children has improved

b.has removed caste prejudice as children eat meal together.

c. has removed the hunger of students

d. women no longer have to leave their work to feed their children

29 Classify and explain five categories of land mentioned in the Chola inscriptions. 5

29. Five categories of land 1x5=5

a. Vellanvagai- land of non brahmana peasant proprietors

b. brahmadeya- land gifted to brahmanas

c. shalabhoga- land for maintenance of a school

d. devadana, tirunamattukkani- land gifted to temples

e. pallichchhandam- land donated to jaina institutions

30 On a physical map of India locate important cities under Muhammad bin Tughluq’s Empire

a. Kanauj          b. Ujjain

30 and 31 are map questions

31 On a physical map of world locate the following rivers

a. The Missippi River b. The Congo River c. The Danube River

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