CBSE 2013 – 2014 Class 09 SA1 Question Paper – Social Science

Central Board of Secondary Education Question Paper

Year: 2013 – 2014
Examination: Summative Assessment I (SA1)
Class: IX
Subject: Social Science


Class IX

Social Science

Time: 3hrs

Max Marks: 90



 Questions below are very short answer types (Question 1-8)
Q. If you intend to visit Kavratti during your vacation, which Union territory of India will you be going to?
Q. Will external intervention lead to establishment of democracy in a country
Q. Is drinking tea from a tea stall in the market a non-marketing activity? Justify your answer.
Q. Identify which out of land, seeds, machinery and building is the category of working capital and why?
Q. What was the role of Ms Sarojini Naidu in the making of the Indian Constitution?
Q. Which international organization is responsible for maintaining peace and security among countries of the world.
Q. Eighteenth century France saw the emergence of a new social gorup. Which was it?
Q. What was the main objective or the French Consitution of 1791?
 Answers to questions below should not exceed 80 words (Question 9-20)
Q. Why is the central location of India at head of Indian Ocean considered a great significance? 3
Q. Give any three features of the Indian Desert. 3
Q. Differentiate between the Himalayan rivers and Peninsular rivers (any 3). 3
Q. “The peace treaty at Versilles with the Allies was harsh and humilating for Germany.” Give reasons. OR Why did the Kererensky Government become unpopular in Russia? 3
Q. Why did the Weimar Republic set up in Germany after the first World War become unpopular? OR Explain Lein’s April Theses. 3
Q. Which Part of India is called ‘Purvanchl’? Give any two of its features. 1+2
Q. What arguments can you give against democracy? (any 3) 3
Q. Who was Salvador Allende? Enlist the reforms introduced by him. 3
Q. Explain the following terms mentioned in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution

  1. Sovereign
  2. Secular
  3. Republic
Q. Define economic activity. Explain the different types of economic activities. 3
Q. How would you distinguish disguised unemployment from seasonal unemployment ? 3
Q. How did the spread of electricity help fanners in Palampur ? 3
Q. Discuss the role of the educated middle class in bringing about the French Revolution. State any two values you have learnt as citizen of India. 3+2=5
Q. Which arc the two physical divisions of the Peninsular plateau ? Write four characteristic of each Division. 1+2+2=5
Answers to questions below should not exceed 120 words (Question 21-28)
Q. Why were the French women disappointed by the Constitution of 1791 ? Enlist the reforms introduced by the Revolutionary Government for the women of France. 2+3=5
Q. Describe the work of a farmer with onc hectare of land. 5
Q. What is the mid-day meal scheme? Explain its purpose. 5
Q. List the economic benefits of rivers and ekes. 5
Q. Explain in detail the manner in which the Constituent Assembly worked to give sanctity to the constitution of India. 5
Q. ‘Popular governments can be undemocratic and popular leaders can be autocratic.’—Explain with the help of an example. 5
Questions 29 and 30 are map questions. Attach the filled up map inside your answer book. (Question 29-30)
Q. On the map, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols.

  1. A salt water lake in Rajasthan.
  2. The highest peak in the western ghats.
  3. The latitude which divides India into me halves
Q. Identify the three features shown on outline map of India and write their names on thc map.

  1. A mountain range between the Narmada and Tapi rivers.
  2. A river rising in highlands of Chhatisgarh
  3. The coastal strip stretching from Mumbai to Goa.

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