CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set 6

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Q.1) Which one of the following is generated from organic waste or animal dung and kitchen waste? (1M)

(a) Geothermal energy (b) Wind energy (c) Natural gas  (d) Biogas

Q.2) Where did the first modern mechanized textile industry develop in the world (1M)

(a) China (b) France c)Britain d)India

Q.3) Which one of the following comes under the public sector? (1M)

(a) TISCO (b) Reliance  (c)SAIL (d) None of these

Q.4) Which state is having highest density of population in India? (1M)

(a) Kerala (b) West Bengal  (c) Karnataka (d) U.P.

Q.5) Who among the following is popularly known as ‘Frontier Gandhi’? (1M)

(a) Abdul Gaffar Khan (b) Sardar Patel (c) Mahatma Gandhi  (d) A.O.Hume

Q.6) Which of the following state joined the Indian Union after the end of Portuguese rule ? (1M)

(a) Maharashtra (b) Goa (c) Sikkim (d) Tamil Nadu

Q.7) From which country India adopted Five Year plan? (1M)

(a) USA  (b) U.K. (c) USSR (1)  (d) None of these

Q.8) Up to what age the children in India cannot be employed in dangerous works? (1M)

(a) 12 years (b) 13 years (c) 15 years  (d) 14 years

Q.9) In which year Employment of Manual Scavengers and construction of Dry Latrine Prohibition Act was passed? (1M)

(a) 2003 (b) 2001 (c) 1993  (d) 1989

Q.10) Who among the following are referred to as ‘Dalits among the Dalits’? (1M)

(a) Folk Musicians (b) Musahars (c) Bishnois (d) Agricultural Labourers

Q.11) “Agriculture is the major occupation in developing countries like India.”Expain any three points to support the above statement. (3M)

Q.12) Differentiate between extensive and intensive agriculture. (3M)

Q.13) Why are the cotton textile units in Ahmedabad falling sick? Discuss any three reasons. (3M)

Q.14) “Bangalore is called the silicon valley of India.” Justify with the help of three suitable points.


Explain with suitable examples how public sector industries are different from private sector industries. (3M)

Q.15) Describe the role of printing press in the mobilization of public opinion in India. (3M)

Q.16) Why did the British introduce railways in India? Explain any three reasons. (3M)

Q.17) Who were called as Moderates? Mention any four demands of moderates. (1+2=3M)

Q.18) Write the two major proposals made by the Cabinet Mission. What was the attitude of Muslim League towards the Cabinet Mission? (2+1=3M)


What are the major provisions of the Government of India Act of 1935?

Q.19) Explain any three financial powers of President. (3M)

Q.20) “India has single unified and integrated judicial system.”Justify the statement. (3M) What is meant by reservation policy? How does it benefit the backward classes? (1+2=3M)

Q.22) What are the provisions mentioned in the Constitution to establish equality in the Society? (3M)


Mention any six provisions of prevention of Atrocities Act 1989. (6x ½ =3M)

Q.23) What is energy crisis? Compare conventional source of energy with non conventional sources of energy. (1+4=5M)

Q.24) What is age structure? How does it reflect the working and non working population? (2+3=5M)


Define sex-ratio. Mention four reasons responsible for declining of sex-ratio in India. (1+4=5M)

Q.25) a) Describe the police organization of Cornwallis.

b)Name any four services which were looked after by NDMC during the British rule.


Q.26) Why did the British divide Bengal? What was the reaction of Indians? 




Mention any three programmes of the Non-Co-operation Movement. Why did Gandhiji decide to withdraw this movement?


Q.27) “It is the dream of all Indians that India should emerge as a vibrant and dynamic country and make progress in all fields.” Comment. (5M)


Q.28) a) What do you mean by collective responsibility?


b) Explain any three functions of the Prime Minister as the head of the government.


Q.29) a) What are the qualifications required to be a judge of the Supreme Court?


b) Why are Lok Adalats called People’s court? (3+2=5M)


Q.30) ‘The rich culture of Adivasis is an important part of India’s heritage.’ Explain with the help of lifestyle of Bishnois. (5M)




Explain the term ‘Minority’. Why should minorities be provided their rightful place? Suggest any two suitable ways to provide the rightful place to minorities. 


Q.31 (i)Two features A and B are marked on the given political map of the world. Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map.


(A) An important bauxite producing country in North America


(B) A petroleum producing country in Africa


(ii) On the same political map of the world; locate and label the following with appropriate symbols


(C) Brazil-An important iron ore producing country.


(D) Japan – An important cotton textile manufacturing country in Asia

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