CBSE Class 8 Social Science Sample Paper Set Z

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Section A

(Multiple choice questions i to xv carry 1 mark each)

1. Write the correct answer from the given choices.

i. After the Industrial Revolution ____________ came to be known as the workshop of the World.

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

ii. Persons with a scholarly knowledge of the language and culture of Asia

(a) Linguist (b) Munshi (c) Orientalists (d) Gurus

iii. Who authored the book Gulamgiri?

(a) Jyotirao Phule (b) Shri Narayan Guru (c) Periyar (d) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

iv. Mural paintings mean

(a) Oil painting (b) Miniature painting (c) Wall paintings (d) Portraiture

v. The slogan “Freedom is my birth right and I shall have it” was raised by _______.

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai (b) Sarojini Naidu (c) Bipin Chandra Pal (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

vi. The leading producer of coffee is

(a) Brazil (b) India (c) Russia (d) Columbia

vii. Horticulture means

(a) Breeding of fish (b) growing of wheat (c) Rearing of silkworms (d) growing of flowers, fruits and vegetables

viii. Which industry is known as Sunrise industry?

(a) Iron and steel (b) Cotton textile (c) Information Technology (d) both (a) and (b)

ix. Which are the main factors that cause population change?
(a) Births, deaths and marriage (b) Births, deaths and migrations
(c) Births, deaths and life expectancy (d) both (a) and (c)
x. The most precious asset of a nation is
(a) Gold (b) Diamond (c) Currency (d) Humans
xi. Who cannot be called to the police station for questioning
(a) A boy under 15 years (b) Woman
(c) Government employees (d) both (a) and (b)
xii. Tribals are also referred to as _______________
(a) Dalits (b) Untouchables (c) Adivasis (d) Muslims
xiii. This term states that one can express himself and his views strongly
(a) Confront (b) Assertive (c) Dispossessed (d) Ostracise
xiv. A malnourished person is one who____________________
(a) Overeats to gain weight (b) gets sufficient food to eat
(c) Doesn’t get adequate nutrition or food (d) is always dieting
xv. Which of these is not a public facility?
(a) Water (b) Education (c) Cinema Hall (d) Health
Section B
(Answer Questions 2 to 12 briefly and each carries 2 marks)
2. Why did William Jones feel the need to study Indian history, philosophy and law? Give any two reasons.
3. What were the different reasons people had for not sending girls to school? Give any two reasons.
4. Why can we think of Raja Ravi Verma’s paintings as national?
5. Give one reason why English continued to be used in India after independence?
6. Distinguish between – Primary and Tertiary activities.
7. What is an industry?
8. What are population pyramids?
9. What is commercial farming?
10. What is a fair trial?
11. Why do you think there are so few cases of private water supply in the world?
12. What unfair practices are followed by private companies to earn higher profits?
Section C
(Answer Questions 13 to 23 and each carries 3 marks)
13. How were the views of Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi on the Western education different?
14. How was the politics of the Radicals within the Congress different from that of the Moderates?

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