CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set 4

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Multiple Choice Questions

Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given below. (1x16 = 16)

1. __________ refers to a brightly coloured and printed scarf for the head or neck.

a) Jamdani b) Agaria c) Bandana d) Chintz

2. Someone who knows and studies several languages is known as _________.

a) orientalists b) linguist c) munshi d) priest

3. The founder of the Brahmo Samaj was _________.

a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy b) Dayanand Saraswati, c) M.G.Ranade d) Swami Vivekananda

4. ______________ mastered the western art of oil painting and realistic life from Indian mythology.

a) R.K.Lakshman b) Dara Shukoh, c) William Daniel d) Raja Ravi Varma

5. Gandhiji started the Non- Cooperation Movement in the year ________.

a) 1920 b) 1925 c) 1931 d) 1942

6. ----------------- was set up in 1950 for the economic development of India.

a) Planning Commission b) Civil Disobedience movement c) Non-cooperation Movement d) State Reorganization Commission

7. ------------- is the major food crop of the world.

a) Wheat b) Rice c) Barley d) Oats

8. Which of the following material is used as raw material in an agro- based industry?
a) cotton b) iron-ore c) wood pulp d) uranium
9. Which of the following is a natural fibre?
a) acrylic b) jute c) nylon d) polyester
10. ------------ has gained in population by in-migration.
a) India b) Pakistan c) USA d) France
11. In 1999, the world population reached at_________ billions.
a) one b) six c) three d) four
12. The Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities) act was framed in the year _______
a) 1990 b) 1989 c) 2000 d) 2010
13. How many Adivasi groups are found in India?
a) 700 b) 300 c) 400 d) 500
14. One major reason why foreign companies come to India is ________.
a) cheap electricity b) water c) market d) cheap labour
15. Who ensures that the public facilities are made available to everyone?
a) Parliament b) Government c) Governor d) State Legislature
16. The world’s worst industrial tragedy took place at---------- in 1984.
a) Chennai b) Bhopal c) Mumbai d) Hyderabad
17. How did the development of cotton industries in Britain affect the textile producers in India? 3
18. How were the pathshalas different from that of today’s school system? 3
19. What was the condition of Indian society in the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries? 3
Why do you think some artists wanted to develop a national style of art?
20. Name some early movements of Mahatma Gandhi before the Non-Cooperation Movement. 3
Why did Mahatma Gandhi withdraw the Non-Cooperation movement?
21. What measures were introduced by the English East Indiacompany to improve the system of vernacular education in India? 4
Why were the Christian missionaries attacked by many people in the country? Do you think that some people supported the Christian missionaries?
22. Write a short note on ‘Dandi March’. 4
Do you think that the Republic of India has been a success? Why and why not?
23. What is nomadic herding? 3
24. Why was Sakchi chosen to set up a steel plant by the TATAs? 3
25. Why do we need to understand population composition? 3
26. What is shifting cultivation? 3
What is agricultural development? How can we achieve agricultural development?
27. What are the favourable climatic conditions required for the cultivation of rice?
Which countries of the world are the leading producers of rice? 4
What are the factors affecting the distribution of population?
28. Differentiate between a farm in India and in the USA. 4
How can industries be classified on the basis of raw materials? Explain them.
29. Why do you think the constitution’s safeguards to protect minority communities are very important? 3
30. Which are the various schemes implemented by the government for the welfare of the SCs and the STs. 3
31. What is the standard set by the Urban Water Commission for water usage? Do you think there is some inequality in water use? 3
32. What were the reasons for the Bhopal gas tragedy? 3
What is the role of people in ensuring social justice?
33. What does Article 15 and Article 17 of the constitution state? 4
Do you think the distribution of public facilities in our country is adequate and
fair? Give one example of your own to explain.
34. Why are the adivasis becoming increasingly marginalised? 4
What are public facilities? What is the most important function of the government with regards to the public facilities?
35. A. On the outline map of India mark the following. ( 1x 4 = 4)
a) Jamshedpur b) Pune c) Chauri Chaura d) Calcutta
B. On the outline map of India mark the following:
a) Lahore
b) Dandi
c) An IT City in Karnataka
d) The city where the first modern textile industry was set up.

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