SOCIAL SCIENCE (Class IX) Summative Assessment – I
Sample Question Paper (October-2013)
Time: 3hours M.M.: 90
1. The question paper has 31 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.
2. Marks are indicated against each question.
3. Questions from 1-10 Multiple Choice Questions. Each question carries one mark.
4. Questions from serial number 11 to 22 are 3 mark questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 80 words each
5. Questions from serial number 23 to 30 are 5 mark questions. Answer of these questions
should not exceed 120 words each.
6. Question number 31 is a map question of 4 mark from Geography only. After completion, attach the map inside your answer book.
1. On what charges was Louis XVI Guillotined?
(a) Misgovernance (b) Cruelty
(c) Treason (d) Absolute rule 1
2. By whom was 'social contract' written?
(a) Voltaire (b) Rousseau
(c) Adam Smith (d) Gorky 1
3. In which one of the following groups of Hemispheres India is located?
(a) Eastern and Western Hemisphere
(b) Northern and Southern Hemisphere
(c) Eastern and Northern Hemisphere
(d) Land and Water Hemisphere 1
4. Which one of the following features is related to the lower course of the river?
(a) Delta (b) Meander
(c) Ox-bow Lake (d) Gorge 1
5. Which one of the following is the best way to establish democracy in a country?
(a) Foreign aggression by a democratic country.
(b) People’s struggle within their own country.
(c) Resolution by the U.N. General Assembly.
(d) Voluntary support by the majority of the people. 1
6. Which one of the following international organizations is responsible for maintaining peace
and security among countries of the world?
(a) U.N. General Assembly
(b) U.N. Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) International Monetary Fund 1
7. Who one of the following was the chairman of the Drafting Committee for making the
Constitution of India?
(a) Rajendra Prasad (b) Baldev Singh
(c) H.C. Mookerjee (d) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 1
8. Which among the following is not an item of fixed capital?
(a) Tools (b) Raw Materials
(c) Machines (d) Building
9. Which one of the following activities is associated with the primary sector?
(a) Pottery (b) Basket weaving
(c) Education (d) Mining 1
10. Which one of the following is an activity of tertiary sector?
(a) Agriculture (b) Forestery
(c) Banking (d) Manufacturing 1
11. Explain Lenin's 'April Theses'. 3
Why did Weimar Republic set up in Germany after the first world war become unpopular?
Give three reasons. 3x1=3
12. Explain any three main features of Stalin's collectivization programme. 3x1=3
Explain any three effects of Nazism on the school system? 3x1=3
13. What is the latitudinal extent of India? How does it influence our lives? Explain giving two
14. Name the three parallel ranges of the Himalayas. Write three features of northern most range
of the Himalaya. 1½+1½=3
15. Name the three types of plate boundaries. Explain one characteristic of each. 1½+1½=3
16. How are the peninsular rivers of India different from those of the Himalayas? Give any three
points of distinction. 3x1=3
17. Explain any three difficulties faced by the people in a non-democratic country. 3x1=3
18. State any three arguments against democracy. 3x1=3
19. Why do we call India a secular democratic republic? Explain. 3
20. Why is human capital the most important factor of production? Give three reasons. 3x1=3
21. How have countries like Japan become rich and developed? Explain three reasons. 3x1=3
22. What are the various activities which are classified with three main sectors? Name each
sector with suitable examples. 3x1=3
23. Despite various reforms introduced by Robespeire, why was his reign termed as reign of
terror? Explain. 5
24. Explain the circumstances that helped the middle class in bringing social and economic
changes in France in the 18th Century. 5
25. Explain any five changes introduced by Bolsheviks in Russia after October Revolution of
Explain any five features of political policy adopted by Hitler after coming to power in 1933.
26. Which are the two physical divisions of the Peninsular plateau? Write four characteristics of
each division. 1+2+2=5
27. What is democracy? Explain any four features of a democratic set up? 1+4=5
28. Why do we need a constitution? Describe any three main functions of the constitution.2+3=5
29. Explain the four requirements of the production of goods and services. What are the items
that come under physical capital? 4+1=5
30. What are the two types unemployment found in rural areas? How does unemployment affect
the overall growth of an economy? Explain by giving four points. 1+4=5
31.1. Two features (1-2) are marked on the given political outline map of India. Identify these features with the help of following information and write their correct names on the lines marked in the map.
( Outline map of India is not attached)
1. A mountain range
2. An important river of South India.
31.2. Locate and label the following on the same political outline map of India.
a. Mount K2
b. Tropic of Cancer 2+2=4