Candidate has to do questions number 31 to 90 either from Part-II ( Mathematics and Science ) of from Part-III ( Social Studies/ Social Science).
Section – III: Social Studies/Social Science
Directions: Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option.
Q31. A type of farming in which higher doses of modern inputs are used to obtain higher productivity is known as
(a) Subsistence Farming
(b) Commercial Farming
(c) Extensive Agriculture
(d) Shifting Agriculture
Q32. The Standard Meridian of India is
(a) 83° 30′ E longitude
(b) 82° 30′ E longitude
(c) 82° 50′ E longitude
(d) 82° E longitude
Q33. Resources which are found in a region, but have not been utilized are known as
(a) Valuable resources
(b) Potential resources
(c) Actual resources
(d) Waste resources
Q34. The Mughal Architecture is a blending of
(a) Turkish and Persian styles
(b) Arab and Indian styles
(c) Persian and Indian styles
(d) Turkish and Afghan styles
Q35. When State does not interfere in religious affairs it is called
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Q36. Which of the following forests do not have a distinct period of shedding leaves, and therefore do not ever look bare?
(a) Temperate deciduous
(b) Tropical deciduous
(c) Tropical evergreen
(d) Temperate evergreen
Q37. The highest lawmaking body in India is the
(c) Prime Minister and his Council
Q38. When a number of industries locate close to each other and share the benefits of their closeness, it is referred to as
(a) Assembly line production
(b) Industrial system
(c) Industrial region
(d) Market economy
Q39. When rock fragments get compressed and hardened to form layers of rocks they are known as
(a) Primary rocks
(b) Igneous rocks
(c) Metamorphic rocks
(d) Sedimentary rocks
Q40. The system of tax became most prominent in the period of
(b) Harappa Civilization
(c) Vedic Age
Q41. Which of the Following literary heritage of India means approaching and sitting near “?
Q42. The movement of the Earth around the Sun is known as
(a) Circle of illumination
(d) Orbital plane
Q43. In India, the Munda Tribe lived in the region of
Q44. When one particular image is fixed with an individual or group, it is known as
Q45. Who among the following was the founder of ‘Khalsa’?
(a) Guru Teg Bahadur
(b) Guru Govind Singh
(c) Guru Angad Dev
(d) Guru Nanak Dev
Q46. Who among the following Mughal rulers led the idea of Universal Peace’ ?
Q47. Article-21 of the Indian Constitution entitles
(a) Right to Constitutional Remedies
(b) Right to Freedom of Religion
(c) Right to Equality
(d) Right to Life
Q48. Who led the Anti-British movement in Kittoor ?
(a) Nana Phadnis
(b) Ahilyabai Holkar
(c) Rani Laxmibai
(d) Rani Channamma
Q49. The place, people, things and nature that surround any living organism are called
(a) Biotic resources
Q50. Bodies that do not have their own heat and light, but are lit by the light of the stars are known as
(a) Celestial bodies
Q51. Out of the following, which is the most ideal layer of the atmosphere for flying aeroplanes?
Q52. More than 80 percent of the population of the world lives in
(a) Asia and Europe
(b) Asia and Africa
(c) Asia and South America
(d) North America and Asia
Q53. Which one of the following is an erosion land feature ?
(a) Mushroom rocks
Q54. In the Indian freedom struggle. ‘Dandy March’ marked the beginning of
(a) Home Rule Movement
(b) Quit India Movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Swadeshi Movement
Q55. Which one of the following is true about classical dances ?
(a) Kathak was recognized as a classical dance form only after Independence
(b) They are always superior to folk dances
(c) There are eight recognized classical forms of dances
(d) Kathakali is the classical form of Kathak
Q56. In India the Governor of the State is appointed by the
(a) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
(b) President of India
(d) Prime Minister
Q57. East coast of North America and the sea around Japan have rich fishing grounds because of
(a) meeting of warm and cold currents
(b) a cold current lowing along the coast
(c) indented coastal area
(d) a warm current along the coast
Q58. A particular area from which all the voters living there choose their representative is called a
Q59. When the subjugation of one country by another leads to political, economic, social and cultural changes we refer to this process as
Q60. Which of the following is a conventional source of energy?
(a) Tidal energy
(b) Fossil fuel
(d) Solar energy
Q61. Where, among the following, is the mid-day Sun exactly overhead at least once a year on all latitudes?
(a) Between Arctic Circle and Antarctic Circle
(b) Between Tropic of Cancer and Equator only
(c) Between Tropic of Capricorn and Equator only
(d) Between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
- Which one of the following should be the most noticeable for a Social Sciences teacher about a discussion held recently ?
(a) Students refused to listen to their co-students completely
(b) Students started questioning their co-students directly
(c) Students interrupted their co-students frequently
(d) No student seemed to be agreeing fully with other students
Q63. The median score of a class of 51 students is 36 in a summative assessment in Social Sciences. It suggests that
(a) 36 percent of the content is learned by them
(b) the majority of students scored below 36
(c) 25 students scored marks equal to or above 36
(d) the majority of students scored in the range of 36-46
Q64. While assessing the attitudes and values, a Social Science teacher may assign weightage to which of the following descriptors?
(a) Does not wish the teacher everyday
(b) Passively accepting ideas of others
(c) Feels free to ask questions
(d) Does not share credit with other children
Q65. The year 2012 can also be written as
Q66. A narrow strip of land, which connects two landmasses is known as
Q67. Which of the following complements diversity ?
(a)Travelling on a train
(b) Speaking in own mother tongue
(c) Celebrating own festivals
(d) Visiting native village
Q68. Most suitable statement about Biosphere is
(a) Various domains of environment
(b) Man’s immediate surroundings
(c) Plant and Animal kingdom
(d) Land, water, air, plants and animals
Q69. Which of the following is an advantage of a spiral curriculum in Social Sciences ?
(a) Make the concepts more purposeful and relevant
(b) Retention of the concepts for a longer period of time and with a deeper understanding
(c) Ability to apply the concepts across disciplines
(d) Increased opportunities to develop theme-based learning
Q70. Which one of the following is a Paleolithic site’?
Q71. Which one is right in reference to Social Science at an elementary level ?
(a)History- Geography- Economics-Sociology
(b) History- Geography – Political Science -Economics
(c) History-Geography-Political Science -Sociology
(d) History- Geography – Civics – Sociology
Q72. Which one of the following is not recommended by CBSE for Formative Assessment ?
(a) Using authentic sources of primary texts
(b) Source-based analysis
(c) Models and charts
(d) Too-frequent testing
Q73. The following factors form a basis for teaching Social Science except
(a) to develop a critical understanding of society
(b) to promote analytical skills
(c) to promote social skills for adjusting in the global world
(d) to transmit information on texts
Q74. A universal language of the map can be understood by way of
(a) Thematic maps
(b) Conventional symbols
Q75. The famous conquest of Kalinga by the Mauryan ruler Ashoka was fought in the present day
(a) Andhra Pradesh
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Q76. The tomb of a Sufi saint is known as
Q77. Read some points about the Atlantic Ocean:
A. It is ‘S’ shaped.
B. Its coastline is smooth and straight.
C. It is the busiest ocean from a commercial viewpoint.
Which of the above statements are true ?
(a) A, B and C all
(b) Only A and B
(c) Only B and C
(d) Only A and C
Q78. lf a teacher wants to teach ‘evolution of life’ he/she must visit
(a) Animal sanctuary
(b) Natural history museum
(c) Archaeological museum
(d) Zoological park
Q79. The collection of weather information by using weather instruments is an example of collecting
(a) Generic data
(b) Primary data
(c) Secondary data
(d) Tertiary data
Q80. Which one of the following is a characteristic of reciprocal learning?
(a) Teacher is completing her education while working in a school
(b) Responsibility for learning is shared between the students and the teacher
(c) Learning proceeds by addressing the causes of forgetting
(d) Teacher reciprocates by actively leading the teaching learning process
Q81. Normative dimension of Social Sciences includes which of the following dimensions?
Q82. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation mainly focuses on
(a) promoting weaker ineligible students to higher grade
(b) continuous testing to improve the child
(c) continuous observation of the behavior of the child
(d) education of Head, Heart and Hand
Q83. A Social Science teacher often takes an objective type formative assessment but she has a doubt about the reliability of the test developed by her. What should be done to increase the reliability of these assessments ?
(a) Increase the number of questions
(b) Use standardized test
(c) Use questions given in the booklet of exemplars published by NCERT
(d) Try to find out what other teachers do
Q84. Social Science should equip children with
(a) the ability to defend social practices
(b) the ability to follow social rules about gender
(c) the ability to withstand social pressure
(d) the ability to think independently
Q85. Best way to teach the topic “Functions of Parliament’ is through
(a) Project work
(b) Lecture method
(c) Story telling
(d) Conducting debates for arriving at consensus over issues
Q86. Parents of a first generation learner express their inability to help their child in dealing with his/her educational problems during a PTA. As a teacher you should
(a) ask them to provide an environment rich in different types of learning materials at home
(b) ask them to join centers established for adult education
(c) ask them to carefully monitor the time their child devotes to his studies at home
(d) comfort them by telling that their knowledge about their child is of utmost importance in helping to deal with their child
Q87. While teaching democratic polity, a Social Sciences teacher invites an expert of Political Science from a local college to speak to her class. Before the expert could speak to her class, the teacher must share with him which of the following ?
(a) Instructional objectives for the topic
(b) Text-book prescribed for the class
(c) Kind of assessments that will be based on this topic
(d) There are some students belonging to reserved categories in the class
Q88. Which of the following is the most important feature of a book on Social Sciences at the national level?
(a) It should not follow any particular school of thought specially in writing history
(b) It should not include lengthy texts as it is difficult for children to remember lengthy texts
(c) It should provide information in a crisp and systematic way to facilitate memorization
(d) It should be such so as to enable all social groups to relate to it
Q89. Which one of the following is the most suitable teaching aid to show proportionate size and shape of continents?
(a) Political map of the World
(b) Physical map of the World
(c) Poster of the Earth
Q90. A class includes some tribal children and as a result there is an environment of cultural diversity in that class. Which of following would be the most suitable method for the teacher to use this effectively ?
(a) Displaying tribal artifacts and costumes
(b) Asking students to tell about their tribes and relate the information to topics being taught
(c) Highlighting the role of freedom fighters such as Birsa Munda during the freedom movement
(d) Asking students to carry out action research on topics related to their culture and valued by them the most