(2020-21)CBSE Sample Paper Class 8 Social Science

CBSE Sample Paper Class 8 Social Science

Annual Examination

Class-VIII

Sub- Social Studies

Time: 2:30 hour

M.M.-80

All questions are compulsory.

Very short questions. (8)

1- Why are human resources relevant for the country?

 

2- What is the main occupation of majority of Indians?

 

3- When and where was the demand of Poorna Swaraj raised?

 

4- Who partition Bengal in 1905?

 

5- Who was the founder Indian National Congress?

 

6- Who wrote our National song and who wrote National Anthem?

 

7- Name some prominent radical.

 

8- Give the classification of industries on the basis of ownership.

 

Write the answers in brief. (10)

9- Distinguish between birth rate and death rate?

 

10- What is sex ratio? Why is it unfavorable in India?

 

11- What is the significance of Niagara Waterfalls for the Detroit industrial centre?

 

12- Why industries need good means of transportations?

 

13- What is a multipurpose project? Mention any two major projects?

 

14- What does economic planning mean?

 

15- What were the main aims of SAARC?

 

16- Why was Simon Commission constituted? Why was it opposed by the Indians?

 

17- Who were Swarajist? What was their purpose?

 

18- Write a note on the development of portrait painting in India?

 

19- How did the introduction of railways?

 

20-Why is it necessary to build social infrastructure?

 

Answer in detail : (24)

21- Describe some of the measures adopted by the government to improve literacy?

 

22- What are the advantages associated with Ahmadabad as a site for a cotton mill?

 

23- Give a brief account of the distribution of population in India?

 

24- Give three reasons why plains in India are densely populated?

 

25- Mention four factors that determine the location of Industries?

 

26- What is meant by Non -alignment? What were its main objectives?

 

27- What were the terms of Gandhi Irwin Pact?

 

28- Discuss the main aims of moderates and the methods employed by them?

 

29- Distinguish between:  (4)

i) Cottage and small scale industries.

ii) Public and private sector.

 

30- Fill in the blanks. (10)

i) Highest sex ratio is in……………………….in India.

ii) The city of ……………………….is known as the Silicon Valley of India.

iii) India adopted the five year plan from ……………………….

iv) Indian constitution came into effect on ………………………..

v) Subhash Chandra Bose took charge of ………………………. Fauz.

 

vi) The British followed a policy of ………………………. to disunite Indians.

vii) The first full length story film in India was ………………………..

viii) Rabinindra Nath Tagore is regarded as founder of ………………………. school of Art.

ix) The viceroy’s palace in New Delhi is now……………………….

x) National Highways are the responsibility of ………………………. government.

 

31- True and false. (7)

i) Mahatma Gandhi founded the Harijan Sewak Samaj .

ii) The civil lines contained offices and residences of British officers.

iii) Swaraj party was founded by Motilal Nehru.

iv) Paper industry is a mineral based industry.

v) Roads are called the life line of the country.

vi) Private sector is owned by the government.

vii) Migration affects population change.

 

32- Multiple Choice Questions.(6)

i) Which industry is the largest employer or workforce in India?

a) Textile

b) Iron and steel

c) Jute

 

ii) It has earned the reputation of being the Silicon Valley of India.

a) Chennai

b) Kolkata

c) Bangalore

 

iii) The state with Hughes literacy rate in our country is

a) Punjab

b) Rajasthan

c) Kerala

 

iv) The total population added every year in India is equal to the population of-

a) Russia

b) China

c) Australia

 

v) Agricultural production was emphasised in

a) First five year plan

b) Second five  year plan

c) Third five year plan

 

vi) TELCO is situated  at

a) Varanasi

b) Lucknow

c) Jamshedpur

 

vii) The number of languages accepted as national languages of India are-

a) 20

b) 22

c) 18

 

viii) Mohandas Karan chand Gandhi was born in the year

a) 1859

b) 1869

c) 1879

 

ix) Where did Gandhiji break the Salt law.

a) Dandi

b) Sabaramati Ashram

c) Bardoli

 

x) Rowlett Act was passed in the year.
a) 1921

b) 1920

c) 1919

 

xi) Who is considered as the ‘Father of Cinema’s?

a)Raj Kapoot

b) Dada Saheb Phalke

c) Bimal Roy

 

xii) The area where defence forces and their families resided was called.

a) Cantonment

b)Mall

c) House

 

34- Matching: (5)

Column ‘A’                                    Column ‘B’

i) Vishakapatnam                Ras Behari  Bose

ii) Azad Hind Fauz                cotton textile industry

iii) Ahemdabad                     IT industry

iv) Bangalore                        ship building

v) Rowl att Act                     Automobile industry

vi) Quit India Resolution   steel industry

vii) Gurgaon                           Ruler of Kashmir

viii) Rourkela                          1919

ix) Rajendra Prasad               1942

x) Vallabhbhai Patel             chairmen constituent assembly

 

35- Plot the following sessions on Indian political map. (6)

i) Bombay

ii) Bangalore

iii) Lucknow

iv) Lahore

v) Surat

vi) Calcutta

 

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