CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set H

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1. Which city is called the “Manchester of India”?

2 Give one term used for- growing of flowers for commercial purpose.

3 Which group of population is termed as working population? 

4 Which organization filed the PIL in the Supreme Court against government for the food shortage in the year 2001?

5 What does the term“dalit” mean? 

6 When was the Minimum Wages Bill passed in India? 

7 Who made the statement - “a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia”?

8 What is the literal meaning of the word “Sati”? 

9 Which group dominated the Congress after its split in 1907? 

10 “Population of the world is unevenly distributed”, do you agree with the statement? Justify by a giving few points.

11 Enumerate the important climatic factors favourable for Tea cultivation? 

12 How is migration responsible for changes in the size of population? 

13 Highlight the reasons for the recent introduction of new railways by PM- Narendra Modi in North East India

14 PIL has become a significant step in ensuring justice for all. Discuss. 

15 What does Article 17 of the Indian Constitution imply? 

16 India stands to benefit when foreign companies set up production units in India? Do you agree with the above statement? Justify.

17 The Varna system was based on the occupation practiced by a group ? Explain.


CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set H

1. Identify the social reformer in the given picture.
2. Name the reform association found by him.
3. He played an important role in abolishing of which social practice?
19 When was English Education Act introduced and what were its features? 
20 Who was Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and what were his Childhood experiences of the caste discriminations in Indian Hindu society?
21 The Indians were not happy with the Rowlatt Act. What were the provisions mentioned under this Act that angered the Indians ?
22 The East India Company took various steps to improve the system of Vernacular Education? List them.
23 What factors are responsible for the development of Pittsburg as a steel city? 
24 What is agricultural development? How can it be achieved? 2+3=5
25 “In an age-sex pyramid, if the base is broad and the top is narrow, then what does it depict” Explain the concept with the help of a diagram.
26 The writings of Kabir are great blows on concept of Castism and untouchability. Analyse? 
27 Supreme Court came into being on 28 January, 1950. Due to the separation of powers it
acts as an independent body. Why do you think that its independence was & is a must?
28 Do you think the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy got justice? Discuss. 5
29 Read the source below and answer the questions:
Tarabai Shinde wrote:
Isn’t a woman’s life as dear to her as yours is to you? It’s as if women are meant to be made of something different from men altogether, made from dust from earth or rock or rusted iron whereas you and your lives are made from the purest gold.
You’re asking me what I mean. I mean once a woman’s husband has died, what’s in store for her? The barber comes to shave all the curls and hair off her head, just to cool your eyes. She is shut out from going to weddings, receptions and other auspicious occasions that married women go to. And why all these restrictions? Because her husband has died.
She is unlucky: ill fate is written on her forehead. Her face is not to be seen, it’s a bad omen.
1. This source is taken from which literary evidence?
2. Why were restrictions imposed on widows?
3. How did a widow suffer after her husband’s death?
30 On a political map of India locate the following important centres of Freedom Movement:
1. Dandi 
31 On a the same map locate the following Iron and Steel plants:
1. Vishakhapatnam 2. Bokaro 3. Bhilai

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