CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set R

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Section - A

1. Which of the following is associated with Brihadeshvara temple?

(a) Pala Kings (b) Chola Kings (c) Rashtrakutta Kings (d) Pratihara Kings

2. How many kinds of taxes were allowed under Holy Islamic Law?

(a) Four (b) Five (c) Six (d) Three

3. Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by

(a) Lord Wellesly (b) Lord Dalhousie (c) Lord Canning (d) LordCorn Wallis

4. Tipu Sultan encouraged local artists who painted

(a) Murals (b) portraits (c) miniatures (d) oil paintings

5. The First World War start in

(a) 1914 (b) 1915 (c) 1916 (d) 1917

6. Which is not a fossil fuel?

(a) Coal (b) Petroleum (c) natural gas (d) Biogas

7. Minerals are extracted in different ways like

(a) Mining (b) Drilling (c) Quarrying (d) All of these

8. Which of the following is a non conventional source of energy

(a) Hydel energy (b) thermal energy (c) Geothermal energy (d) Firewood

9. The first country to develop hydroelectricity was

(a) Holland (b) Belgium (c) Norway (d) Sweden

10. The country which is the leading producer of rice

(a) India (b) Japan (c) China (d) Indonesia

11. Name the country which does not have a written Constitution

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

12. The Fundamental Duties were included in the Constitution in

(a) 1950 (b) 1960 (c) 1976 (d) 1980

13. Prime Minister is the

(a) Head of the State (b) Head of the Government (c) Head of the Lok Sabha (d) Head of Rajya Sabha

14. A member of the Rajya Sabha serves for a period of

(a) 5 years (b) 6 Years (c) 7 Years (d) 8 years

15. A body of electors chosen for the purpose of election is called

(a) Voters (b) Electors (c) Electorate (d) Electoral College

Section - B

16. What were the changes in the policies of British after 1858?

17. What is Jamdani?

18. How did the First World War give boost to textile, and iron and steel industry

19. Write the recommendations made by the Wood’s Despatch 1854

20. Explain the fundamental aspects of basic Scheme of Education

21. Why the Earth is called a blue planet?

22. State the main difference between Universe and galaxy.

23. What is agriculture development?

24. What is mixed farming?

25. Give the main reasons of diversity. 

Section C(Each Question Carries 3 Marks)
26. Is diversity a curse or a boon?
27. What is an Ordinance?
28. Write the procedure for passing the ordinary bill.
29. Write the procedure for passing the money bill
30. Write the procedure for elections.
31. How did Indian Constitution try to remove these caste differences?
32. Raja Ram Mohan Roy is considered as the father of Modern India. Explain.
33. Define democracy and its features.
34. What is subsistence farming? Section D(Each Question Carries 4 Marks)
35. How has India achieved food security?
36. What is manufacturing?
37. What are the legislative powers of the President?
38. Explain Accountable and Collective responsibility
39. Show the state with highest and lowest density of population on an outline map of India
40. Explain the difference between the policies of Moderates and Radicals.
41. What is the importance of media?
SST / 1 Hr./ MAX. MARKS – 20
1. The study of coin is called 1
(a) Epigraphy (b) Archaeology (c) Paleography (d) Numismatics
2. The earliest cities developed on the bank of which river? 1
(a) 3000 years ago (b) 2500 years ago (c) 8000 years ago (d) 3500 years ago
3. Solar system refers to 1
(a) Family of sun (b) Family of moon (c) Family of planet (d) family of stars
4. Which one of the following is the giant planet in the solar system? 1
(a) Mars (b) Jupiter (c) Venus (d) Earth
5. Onam is the most popular festival of 1
(a) West Bengal (b) Punjab (c) Kerala (d) Tamilnadu
6. How do we know about our past? 2
7. Why the Earth is called a blue planet? 2
8. Give the main reasons of diversity 2
9. Is diversity a curse or a boon? 2
10. Which are the main sources of reconstructing the ancient Indian History? 
11. State the main difference between Universe and galaxy.

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