CBSE Sample Paper Class 8 Social Science SA-1


Subject- Social Science

Time Allowed: 3 hour

Maximum Marks: 80

All questions are compulsory.

1- Choose the correct option from the given options.(6)

i) _______ is a food crop.

a) Cotton

b) Indigo

c) Jute

d) wheat

ii) _______ is famous for cotton textiles.

a) Surat

b) Banaras

c) Ahmedabad

d) Madras

iii) A _______ Is a man made resource.

a) Waterface

b) river

c) delta

d) dam

iii) The Ganga plan is covered with _______ soil.

a) black

b) laterite

c) red

d) alluvial

iv) The constituent Assembly had _______ members.

a) 200

b) 600

c) 250

d) 300

v) The Right to information Act was passed in ______.

a) 2005

b) 2002

c) 2006

d) 2010

2- Fill in the blanks with appropriate word- (6)

i) The highest court in the state is _______.

ii) The national voter’s day is celebrated on _______

iii) The yak is found in the _______

iv) _______is the main source of fresh water.

v) _______was known as the father of modern India.

vi) _______ language was used in Hindu scriptures.

3- Find and mention True or false against the given statements. (6)

i) Shantinikatan means the adobe of peace.

ii) The Revolt of 1857 was initiated by Mangal Panday.

iii) Drip irrigation is useful in dry regions.

iv) Iron is a metallic mineral.

v) Money bills can only be introduced in the Lok sabha.

vi) The Rowlatt Act came into force in 1920.

4- Answer the following question in short.(24)

i) Which governor general of India helped Raja Ram mohan Roy abolish sati.

ii) Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidya-sagar and how did he contribute to education?

iii) What was the significance of the revolt of 1857?

iv) What do you understand by natural vegetation?

v) What are mineral?

vi) What are money bills?

5- Briefly explain the following questions. (20)

i) Why is Raja Ram mohan Roy called the father of modern India?

ii) An account of the various methods of soil conservation.

iii) India chose to be a secular country why?

iv) Name two prominent Indian lawyers of the British period. What was their contributing to the struggle?

v) Discuss Ijardari system and permanent settlements.

6- Make a neat and clean diagram of soil profile or water cycle. (5)

7- Distinguish between : (8)

i) Distinguish between subsistence agriculture and commercial agriculture.

ii) Fundamental rights and fundamental duties.

8- Mention the following states at India map.(5)

i) Rajisthan

ii) Jammu & Kashmir

iii) Gujrat

iv) Assam

v) West Bengal

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