CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set 1

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1. Which is the leading producer of bauxite ?

(a) Jamaica (b) Nepal (c) Sweden (d) None

2. Who started tea plantation in India ?

(a) British (b) French (c) Spanish (d) None

3. Which one of the following comes under the joint sector ?

(a) TISCO (b) SAIL (c) Maruti Udyog (d) None

4. Which programme looks after the education of people in India ?

(a) Human Resource Development ( b) NREGA (c) WHO (d) None

5. Who initiated the Wardha Scheme of Education in 1937 ?

(a) Pt. J.L. Nehru (b) A.O. Hume (c) Mahatma Gandhi (d) None

6. Who took up the cause of peasent of Bardoli in Gujarat ?

(a) Pt. J.L. Nehru (b) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (c) SukhDev (d) None

7. Who was the last viceroy of India ?

(a) Atlee (b) Lord Cornwallies (c) Lord Mount Batten (d) None

8. Which process is used to remove the president of India ?

(a) Electoral College (b) Impeachment (c) Observative (d) None

9. Which Article of Indian constitution safeguard the interest of Minorities ?
 
(a) Article 334 (b) Article 19 (c) Article 51 A (d) None
 
10 Who among the following are referred as a primitive tribe of Great Nicobar ?
 
(a) Shompens (b) Santhals (c) Gonds (d) None
 
11. What do you mean by biotechnology ? Mention its two advantages. 3x1=3
 
12. Mention any three important features of plantation agriculture . 3x1=3
 
13. What are the factors affecting the agriculture development in an area? 
 
14. Mention the significance of manufacturing industries for the nation. 3x1=3
OR
Why are cotton textiles industries largely concentrated in Maharashtra and Gujarat ?
 
15. How did the emergence of printing press influence the views of Indians? Give any three points in support of your answer . 
 
16. Briefly explain the Revolutionary movements for Indian Independence. 
 
17. Quit India movement was the final blow to the British rule in India . Suggest three argument in support of your answer. 
 
18. Who were the Radicals ? How they plan to fight against the British Rule?
 
19. Discuss the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian political scene during British Rule ? 
OR
Mention the main features of The Indian Independence Act (1947 ).
 
20. Explain any three main powers of prime minister . 3x1=3
 
21. What are Lok Adalats ? State two benefits of Lok Adalat. 1+2=3
 
22. What efforts has the Government of India made to safeguard the dignity of all sections of society ? 3x1=3
OR
Define “Untouchability” Mention any salient features of Right to Equality. 
 
23. Distinguish between Renewable and Non-Renewable resource of 5x1=5
OR
What is energy crisis ? Suggest four measures to conserve energy 1+4=5
 
24. Define sex-ratio. Why sex-ratio is declining in India day by day ? Give four reasons to support your answer. 
OR
What do you mean by population ? Explain any four factors affecting the distribution of population. 1=4=5
 
25. Why did the British introduce railways in India ? Mention five points to 5x1=5
Support your answer.
 
26. Who is the founder of Arya samaj ? Discuss the main contribution of
Swami Dayanand Saraswati. 1+4=5
OR
List the major landmarks in the field of education in the eighteenth & Nineteenth century. 5x1=5
 
27. Who was Smt. Indira Gandhi ? Discuss her contribution in the field of
social reformation. 1+4=5
 
28. Explain any five legislative powers of the president of India. 5x1=5
 
29. What are the advisory functions of Supreme court? How far it is correct to say that the Supreme Court is the guardian of Indian constitution ? 2+3=5
 
30. What do you mean by political safe guard? Who are the beneficiaries Of this policy in the parliament and other legislative bodies. 2+3=5
OR
What is Reservation policy ? Explain the provisions and objectives of the Reservation policy.
 
31.A Two features A and B are marked on the given political map of world. .Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map.
(i) An important industrial region of South America.
(ii) Important cotton textiles centre of Africa.
 
31.B On the same political map of world , locate and label the following with Appropriate symbols.
(i) An important coal reserves of South America.
(ii) An important iron producing country in India.

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