CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set 3

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Q.1 Fill in the blanks. (1×7=7)

i) All ________ have some utility and value.

ii) In India ________ is celebrated to encourage the planting of trees.

iii) At first the history of India covering all the periods was written by ________.

iv) Dinabandhu Mitra’s play ________ highlighted the plight of the indigo cultivators.

v) ________ was hanged for calling upon sepoys at Barrackpore to revolt against the use of greased cartridges.

vi) A ________ country has no official religion.

vii) The ________ is a permanent body, as it is never dissolved.

Q.2 Identify the persons. Why are they famous ? (2×2=4)


Q.3 Give a suitable term to the sense expressed in each of the following sentences. (1×5=5)

i) The application of the latest knowledge and skill in doing or making things.

ii) The complete vertical sequence of horizons of soil.

iii) Resources like sunlight and air which are found everywhere.

iv) A building where artefacts of different periods are preserved and displayed for the public.

v) The country where the head of the state is an elected one.

Q.4 Match the following. (1×5=5)
                     A                   B
a) Lord Cornwallis              i) Holt Mackenzie
b) Tantia Tope                   ii) the martyr of Barrackpore
c) Mahalwari Settlement    iii) led the troops of Nana Saheb
d) Mangal Pandey             iv) Plassey
e) Site of a Battle in 1757  v) Permanent Settlement
Q.5 Show the following in an outline map of India. (1×5=5)
i) Jhansi           ii) Vellore         iii) Gir National Park
iv) A region where desert soil is found     v) Kaziranga National Park
Q.6 Choose the correct option. (1×5=5)

i) Granitic rocks usually produce
a) coarse soils       b) black soils
c) fine soils           d) none of these
ii) Battle of Buxar took place in
a) 1757     b) 1764       c) 1765       d) 1775
iii) Which of the following were called dikus by the Mundas?
a) tribal god
b) money lenders, officials, traders, middle men and missionaries
c) clearers of forest
d) Munda territory
iv) British completed their first census survey of India around
a) mid-fifteenth century      b) mid-eighteenth century
c) late nineteenth century   d) early nineteenth century
v) Some of our fundamental rights can be restricted during
a) elections       b) festivals
c) wars            d) none of these
Q.7 a) Arrange the following in their hierarchical order. (½×6=3)
i) Ministers of State     ii) Cabinet ministers
iii) Vice-President       iv) President 
v) Prime Minister       vi) Deputy Ministers
b) Fill the boxes
Q.8 Distinguish between: (any two)
a) Human Resource and Man-Made resource
b) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
c) Renewable and Non-renewable
Q.9 Give reasons. (any three) (2×3=6) 
a) Deciduous trees shed their leaves in the dry reason.
b) The English turned hostile towards Mir Qasim
c) Our constitution upholds the ideal of socialism.
d) Elections are important in a democracy
Q.10 Answer the following in not more than 20 words each. (2×6=12)
a) What is arable land? How much of India’s land is arable ?
b) What is the aim of CITES?
c) When and where did the modern period begin?
d) What is a buffer state? Which territory became a buffer state for Bengal
after the Battle of Buxar?
e) What is the Preamble?
f) What are the two most important functions of the Vice-President?
Q.11 Answer the following in 40 words each. (3×4=12)
a) What causes forest fires?
b) What is periodisation? Why is it useful?
c) What are the main functions of the Prime Minister?
d) What is the purpose of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005?

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