Section II: Social Studies/ Social Science
Q31. According to Arthashastra, during Mauryan period North- West was important for
(b) Gold and precious stones
(c) Silver and copper
Q32. Amphorae was a
(a) coin of Italy
(b) red glazed pottery
(c) tall double handled jar
(d) perforated pot
Q33. Pepper was as valued in Roman Empire that as it was called
(a) Black magic
(b) Black charm
(c) Black stone
(d) Black gold
Q34. Persian wheel, spinning wheel and firearms were invented during
(a) Pre-historic period
(b) Ancient period
(c) Medieval period
(d) Modern period
Q35. A Sanskrit Prashasti has been found in praise of which of the following Delhi Sultans?
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Firoz Tughlaq
Q36. Hiranya-garbha ritual was performed
(a) when a king won a territory
(b) To declare the king as Kshatriya even if he was not one by birth.
(c) before hunting a deer.
(d) for the birth of male child.
Q37. During the Chola period associations of traders were known as
Q38. Nath literature is associated with
Q39. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan started a powerful non-violent movement in North- West Frontier Province, known as
(a) Ram-Rahim Movement
(b) Khilafat Movement
(c) Khudai-Khidmatgar Movement
(d) Pakhtun Movement
Q40. After the Congress Resolution (1929) to fight for Purna Swaraj, ‘Independence Day’ was observed on
(a) 15 August 1930
(b) 26 January 1930
(c) 1 January 1930
(d) 2October 1930
Q41. Big Bear is an example of
(a) Milky way
Q42. Only one side of the moon is visible from the earth because
(a) other side of the moon is towards the earth only during the day time
(b) other side of the moon is towards the earth only on the New Moon (Amavashya).
(c) time taken by the moon to move around the earth and to complete one spin is same.
(d) it takes the moon one light year to complete one spin.
Q43. The earth moves on its axis
(a) from West to East
(b) from North to South
(c) from East to West
(d) from South to North
Q44. As we move from Eastern Hemisphere to Western Hemisphere the size of longitudes
(c) remains same
(d) first increases then decreases
Q45. The Earth Day is
(a) The time during which the sun shines on a specific place on the earth.
(b) The measure of standard time at Greenwich.
(c) Period of rotation of the earth around its axis.
(d) Period of revolution of the earth around the sun.
Q46. On equinox, direct rays of the sun fall on
(a) Tropic of Cancer
(c) Tropic of Capricorn
(d) Arctic Circle
Q47. There are many harbors and ports in Atlantic Ocean because
(a) There is large volume of sea trade between the U.S.A. and Europe.
(b) Fishery industry is flourishing in the Atlantic Ocean.
(c) The coastline of the Atlantic Ocean is highly indented.
(d) The coastline of the Atlantic Ocean is very shallow.
Q48. Which is the world’s longest mountain range?
(a) The Himalayas
(b) The Rocky
(c) The Andes
(d) The Alps
Q49. In India Tropical Rain Forests are found in
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Q50. During the retreating monsoon period, the moisture laden winds blow from
(a) Valley to plains
(b) Land to sea
(c) Sea to land
(d) Plateau to plains
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Q51. Which of the following is called “lungs’ of the earth ?
(a) Tropical evergreen forest of Brazil.
(b) Tropical deciduous forest of Central America.
(c) Temperate evergreen forest of China.
(d) Temperate deciduous forest of Chile.
Q52. Which is the largest river basin in the world?
(a) Ganga river basin
(b) Nile river basin
(c) Mississippi river basin
(d) Amazon river basin
Q53. What is ‘Maloca”?
(a) A tribe
(b) A house type
(c) A wild animal
(d) A resident of Malacca
Q54. Using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed is called
(a) Resource conservation
(b) Sustainable development
(c) Resource management
(d) Development management
Q55. Shelter belt is a method of
(a) water conservation
(b) soil formation
(d) soil conservation
Q56. Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh is a
(a) Paleolithic site
(b) Neolithic site
(c ) Megalithic site
(d) Mesolithic site
Q57. Which of the three Gods were especially important in the Rigvedic period?
(a) Rudra, Vishnu and Indra
(b) Agni, Indra and Soma
(c) Indra, Varun and Rudra
(d) Agni, Indra and Vishnu
Q58. Sanskrit is considered to be a part of the family of languages known as
Q59. At which place it was general practice to lay the dead with head towards North ?
Q60. The Buddha described the thirst of desires and cravings as
(d) Teevra Ichcha (Strong desire)
Q61. Branding of product
(a) makes it more saleable.
(b) differentiates it from other products in the market.
(c) makes it more attractive for customer.
(d) gives customer rebate on MRP.
Q62. Which part of the Indian Constitution is often referred to as the ‘Conscience’ of the Constitution ?
(a) The part dealing with the Directive Principles.
(b) The part dealing with the Fundamental Rights.
(c) The part dealing with the reservation policy for SCs, STs and OBCs.
(d) The Preamble of the Constitution.
Q63. How many members can be nominated to the Lok Sabha?
Q64. A judge gives decision on a case
(a) on the basis of argument
(b) on the basis of fee paid
(c) on the basis of evidence
(d) on the basis of police inquiry
Q65. Which of the following cult bas distinctive tribal influence?
(a) Cult of Venkateshwara
(b) Cult of Jagannath
(c) Cult of Vishwanath
(d) Cult of Amamath
Q66. Diseases like diarrhea, dysentery, cholera can be prevented through
(a) education of health and hygiene
(b) better health care facilities
(c) providing safe drinking water
(d) providing cheap medicines
Q67. More often discussions on government and its functioning lead to extreme views, therefore teacher should
(a) avoid any debate or discussion on it.
(b) criticize the way government functions.
(c) argue for judicial activism
(d) organize more objective interactions as compared to did active views.
Q68. The views of social scientists vary the most on which of the following agents regarding their impact on the behavior and attitudes of children and adolescents?
Q69. Which of the following is the most appropriate way to increase the time spent on academic activities by the students in a Social Science class?
(a) Assigning homework three times a week.
(b) Assigning individual projects on new topics before discussing the topic in class.
(c) Incorporating lots of new material in a lecture to be delivered to sustain interest.
(d) Proper lesson planning and abiding by the time schedule for every activity.
Q70. A student was interested in studying problems faced by Indian soldiers during the Kargil War. She interviews several soldiers who took part in the Kargil War. These soldiers can be considered
(a) Secondary sources
(b) Primary sources
(c) Actual narrators
(d) Internal sources
Q71. A teacher wants to give a case study to students of class-VII. Which of the following topics would be most appropriate?
(b) Major crops of India
(c) Minerals found in India
(d) Structure of the earth
Q72. Valuing observable facts over individual preferences in deriving deduction is called
(b) Free association
(d) Social brainstorming
Q73. To show land use in different countries of the world, which of the following would be a suitable teaching aid?
(b) Comparative chart
(c) Timeline chart
(d) Venn diagram
Q74. A teacher writes an instructional objectives for his/her lesson plan as ‘Students will be able to give reasons for the downfall of Mauryan Dynasty'”. This objective will come under
Q75. All of the following are characteristics of creative thinking except:
(a) Ability to always produce right answers to problems posed
(b) Synthesize from a variety of sources
(c) A flexible and imaginative way to approach a problem
(d) Purposeful, reflective judgment
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Q76. During Social Science class, students begin to discuss whether a mobile tower should be allowed to install in the proximity of their school or not. A student says that the radiation from the tower would make students sick. Another student says I heard this on the news that mobile towers do not make people sick. As a teacher, you would
(a) Encourage students to organize a dharna (protest) outside the office of local administration.
(b) Motivate students to collect evidence that will help them assess the situation objectively.
(c) Organize a structured debate on this topic in the class.
(d) Organize an election to know the support in favor of and against.
Q77. At the upper primary stage, according to NCF-2005, the content of Social Studies will draw its content from which of the following subjects?
(a) History, Civics and Geography
(b) History, Geography, Political Science and Economics
(c) Environmental Science, History, Civics and Geography
(d) Disaster Management, History, Political Science and Values Education
Q78. For which of the following a time-line would be best suited or
(a) To give a summary of a dynasty
(b) To explain the achievements of a ruler
(c) To compare two dynasties.
(d) To teach ancient history
Q79. Locating a place on the map is associated with
Q80. Children have little exposure to laws, therefore, while discussing laws, it is important that teacher should
(a) explain all the aspects of laws very clearly.
(b) give as many examples from familiar context.
(c) discuss about juvenile laws only.
(d) create fear regarding laws.
Q81. A Social Science teacher must employ which of the following methods for being effective ?
(a) Increase engagement of students by thought provoking and interesting activities.
(b) Increase the knowledge of students by taking tests on every Monday.
(c) Award grades in a lax manner to boost the confidence of slow learners.
(d) Assign projects to be done at home so as to involve parents in the studies of their ward.
Q82. In a discussion on Constitution, it is important that it is discussed in historical context so that students become aware that
(a) democracy has its roots in India.
(b) republics flourished in ancient India.
(c) anti-colonial struggle had its major influence.
(d) Indian Constitution is the oldest in the world.
Q83. Outcome oriented student learning model in Social Science will focus primarily on which of the following?
(a) Group activities, excursions and summative assessments
(b) Complete coverage of course, information centered teaching and summative assessments
(c) Learning objectives, learning activities, formative and summative assessments
(d) Aims of education, new teaching method, board exam
Q84. The content of Social Science should aim at
(a) making students familiar with happenings in the world around.
(b) raising students awareness through critically exploring and questioning of familiar social reality.
(c) inculcating nationalism in students.
(d) imparting knowledge about developed countries.
Q85. In a pluralistic society like ours, it is important that textbooks should be such that
(a) they reflect government views to make children a good citizen.
(b) controversial issues are avoided.
(c) all regions and social groups be able to relate to them.
(d) different textbooks are available for different regions.
Q86. According to NCF 2005, the aim of education in Social Science should be enable student to
(a) Criticize political decisions
(b) Analyze socio-political reality
(c) Retention of information on socio-political situation in the country
(d) Present knowledge about socio political principles in a lucid and concise way so that students remember them easily
Q87. The Civil Rights Movement was started in the U.S.A. to
(a) demand for fundamental rights for African-Americans
(b) demand for equal rights and the end to racial discrimination.
(c) demand for voting rights for women.
(d) demand for social security for old.
Q88. How a Chief Minister is chosen ?
(a) By the President of the party which has got majority in the election.
(b) By the MLA’s of the party which has got majority in the election.
(c) By the President of India on the advice of the Prime Minister.
(d) By the President of India on the recommendation of the Governor.
Q89. Which of the following shows gender stereotyping?
(a) Girls are more talented than boys.
(b) Girls can do only household works.
(c) Girls can do all type of works which a boy can do.
(d) Girls should get equal opportunity as boys
Q90. Ina democracy the media plays a very important role in
(a) providing news and discussing events taking place in the country and the world.
(b) advertising goods so that people can buy goods of their choice
(c) telecasting cricket events so that people can watch sitting at home.
(d) providing many types of entertainment materials.