CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set M

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CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set M. It’s always recommended to practice as many sample papers as possible before the examinations. Students can download the sample papers and also question papers of previous years to practice and score better marks in examinations. Refer to other links too for more sample papers.

Q.1 i) Mineral fuels are found in _____ rocks. (1)

a) Igneous b) Sedimentary c) Metamorphic d) None of these

ii) The cultivation of fruits, flowers and vegetables is called - (1)

a) Horticulture b) Sericulture c) Apiculture d) None of these

iii) Banking is a type of __________ industry. (1)

a) Primary b) Secondary c) Tertiary d) None of these

iv) Governor – General who formally introduced English education in India was - (1)

a) James Mill b) William Bentinck c) Cornwallis d) None of these

v) Lord Curzon played a major role in the - (1)

a) Formation of the Indian National Congress

b) The Lucknow Pact

c) Partition of Bengal d) None of these

vi) Rabindranath Tagore renounced his knighthood after the - (1)

a) Chauri-Chaura incident b) Jallianwala Bagh incident

c) Passing of the Rowlatt Act d) None of these

vii) ______ is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission. (1)

a) Prime Minister b) President c) Vice President d) None of these

viii) A declaration of emergency has to be recommended by the (1)

a) President b) Vice-President c) Council of Ministers d) None of these

ix) Village level courts that hear petty cases are _______. (1)

a) Gram Panchayat b) Nyaya Panchayat c) Gram Sabha d) None of these

Q.2 How is mica useful? (1)

Q.3 What is mixed farming? (1)

Q.4 Give one example of a large scale industry and cottage industry. (1)

Q.5 What is bail? (1)

Q.6 Who were called Anglicists? (1)

Q.7 How did the Morley Minto Reforms try to destroy Hindu-Muslim Unity? (1)

Q.8 State the purpose of the khilafat movement. (1)

Q.9 What is Universal Adult Franchise? (1)

Q.10 When is a coalition government formed? (1)

Q.11 What work does the Judiciary do? (1)

Q.12 Name any two mineral fuels. Mention any two advantages of biogas. (1+2)

Q.13 What is organic farming, ranching and information technology? (3)

Q.14 Give three reasons why Bangalore has emerged as the main centre of India’s IT industry. (3)

Q.15 Why did the British partition Bengal? (3)

Q.16 Why was the Rowlatt Act branded as the Black Act? (3)

Q.17 Mention three major tasks that the Indian government had just after independence. (3)

Q.18 Why did some Indian reformers want western education in India? Mention one way in which western education helped the Indians.(2+1)

Q.19 When and by whom was the Muslim League established? What was its objective? (3)

Q.20 Write a note on the Jallianwala Bagh incident. (3)

Q.21 Name the first President of India. How is India’s President elected? (1+2)

Q.22 Give three points of difference between Civil and Criminal cases. (3)

Q.23 Give the full form of FIR, PIL and SAARC

Q.24 Discuss the role of a public prosecutor in a trial. (3)

Q.25 Name any two beverage crops, commercial crops and food crops. (1+1+1)

Q.26 Distinguish between subsistence agriculture and commercial agriculture. (any three points). (3)

Q.27 Write briefly about swadeshi and boycott. (5)

Q.28 Briefly describe the Quit India Movement. (5)

Q.29 Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Indian democracy.


Who is the real head of the union executive? Mention it’s four functions. (5)

Q.30 Mention some steps that can be taken to reduce the damages caused by industrial accidents. (5)

Q.31 Write a note on the conservation of mineral and power resources. (5)

Q.32 In April 2001, the Rajasthan branch of an organization called People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) filed a PIL in the Supreme Court  or enforcement of the right to food as part of the Fundamental Right to life mentioned in Article 21 of India’s Constitution. The petition pointed out to the court that starvation deaths were being reported from various states at a time when the country’s food stocks were overflowing. While hearing the case, the Supreme Court gave various orders to the state governments to increase the people’s access to food.

i) What value do the ‘People’s Union for Civil Liberties’ teach us. (1)

ii) What is Article 21 in India’s Constitution? (1)

iii) In which court can the PIL be filed? (1)

iv) Why should we not waste food? (2)

Q.33 In the outline map of India, features have been marked 1, 2, and 3. Identify them with the help of the following informations:

1) An Iron and Steel Plant (SAIL) located in Chhattisgarh. (1)

2) The Nuclear Power Plant. (1)

3) An oil field off the shore of Mumbai. (1)

In the political map of India, locate and label the following:

4) Place where Jallianwala Bagh incident occurred. (1)

5) Kheda

6) A SAARC Nation located to the South-East of India.

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