CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set W

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.1.What was a particular type of cloth with small flowery pattern called in British India?

a) Calico b) Bandanna c) Chintz d) none of these

2. At which of the following places was the revolt started by MangalPandey against the British?

a) Meerut b) Delhi c) Barrackpore d) Kanpur

3.What is referred to as the supreme law of the land?

a) Secularism b) Supreme Court c) High Court d) Constitution

4. When did the East India Company appoint Residents in India?

a) after the Battle of Plassey b) after the Battle of Buxar

c) after the first Anglo- Maratha war d) after the Revolt of 1857

5. How many members are there in the LokSabha?

a) 545 b) 233 c) 245 d) none of these
6. Who has the power to modify laws?
a) Parliament b) Police c) Prime Minister d) Finance Minister
7. Which one of the following is a Biotic Resource :-
a Mineral c. Sand
b. Plants d. Rocks
8.Which one of the following mineral is known as Black Gold:-
a Coal c Petroleum
b Granite d Diamond
9.Which one of the following is Non-renewable resource
a. Water c Natural gas.
b. Wind d. Solar energy
10. In which one of the following soil conservation method different crops are grown in alternative rows and sown at different times to protect soil from rain wash:-
a. Shelter Belts c. Mulching
b. Intercropping d. Rock Dam
Q.2 SHORT ANSWERS (2*7=14 marks)
a) What do you know about the silk growers among the tribals in 18th century India? (2)
b) Discuss the importance of traders and moneylenders in tribal societies. (2)
c) What was the result of the second and third Anglo- Maratha Wars? (2)
d) Discuss the consequences of the Battle of Plassey. (2)
e) What role was played by Tantia Tope and Nana Sahib in the Revolt of 1857? 
f) Define jamdani. (2)
g)How was conversion to Christianity made easier during British rule in India? 
Q.3 LONG ANSWERS (3*2= marks)
h) Discuss the way the different European trading companies traded with India. 
i) Which country was called the workshop of the world in 19th century and why? (3)
Q.4 DESCRIPTIVE ANSWER (5*1=5 marks)
j) Discuss any 5 provisions of the Act of 1858 introduced by the British after the Revolt of 1857. (5)
Why did the Indian iron smelting industry could not flourish in its later years? (5 points)
On an outline map of India, mark the following centers of the Revolt of 1857: 
a) Delhi
b) Meerut
Q.1 SHORT ANSWERS (2*8=16 marks)
a) How do you define tyranny of majority? (2)
b) What is the main difference between a democratic and monarchical form of government? (2)
c) List any two Fundamental Rights. (any 2) (2)
d) What functions are performed by the legislature and judiciary? (any 2) (2)
e) ‘Justice delayed is justice denied.’ Explain (2)
f) Why does a country require a judicial system? (2 points) (2)
g) Discuss the election of RajyaSabha members. (2)
h) Discuss any 2 arguments against representative democracy. (2)
Q.2 LONG ANSWERS (3*2=6 marks)
i) What was the reason for introducing law against domestic violence? (3)
k)Discuss the way were laws made in the ancient period. (3)
Q.3 DESCRIPTIVE ANSWER (5*1= 5marks)
k) Define the following terms:
i)Controversial laws
ii) Rule of Law
iii)Civil Law
iv) Secularism
v) Separation of powers
What role can citizens play in formulation of new laws? ( 5 points)
Q.1 SHORT ANSWERS (2x6=12 marks)
a) What is an Ore? Where are the ores of Metallic minerals generally found.
b) Write any two steps government as taken to conserve plants and animals?
c) Differentiate between Non-Conventional and Conventional sources of energy.
d) Define Sustainable development. Why it is important? (1+1=2)
e) State the difference Actual and Potential resources.( 2 points) ( 1+1=2)
f) Elaborate any two ways by which water can be conserved. (1+1=2)
Q.2 LONG ANSWERS (3x2=6marks)
a) Mention three ways by which minerals can be conserved?
b) Differentiate between Evergreen and Deciduous forests? (3 points) 
a) Draw a neat label diagram showing soil profile. (½ x4=2)
b) Explain any three factors which lead to the formation of soil on earth surface?
a) List any five uses of Minerals. (1x5=5)
On the political map of the world, mark the following regions:-
a) Bauxite in Australia
b) Iron-ore deposits in India
c) Copper in Africa
a) In which region of the world a massive ice sheet has melted this mouth unusually over larger area?
b) Which country is working on the project involving gene manipulation that will enable soldiers to live without food and sleep?
c) What is the percentage of sequenced genome of parasite that constitutes malaria cases in India?
d) Which video makes NASA missions hit online?

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