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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Term 1 Question Paper 2021 with Answer Key

Gurmeet Kaur

The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE conducted the first major paper of Class 10, i.e., Social Science on 30th November, 2021. The paper began at 11:30 AM and concluded at 01:00 PM. Question papers were distributed before 11:30 so that students could read the question paper nicely within the 20 minutes reading time. The paper consisted of MCQs only and it was entirely based on the Term 1 syllabus which is 50% of the full syllabus. We have provided below the CBSE Class 10 Social Science Term 1 Paper in PDF format. Answer key of the paper is also provided here which students may refer to for knowing correct answers to all questions given in the Social Science paper.

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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Question Paper (Code: 087) Term 1 Exam 2021-22

General Instructions:

1. There are total 60 questions. These are divided into four sections.

2. Section A has 24 questions. Attempt any 20 questions.

3. Section B has 22 questions. Attempt any 18 questions.

4. Section C has 12 questions (Case based). Attempt any 10 questions.

5. Section D contains 2 Map based questions. Attempt both the questions.

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6. All questions carry equal marks.

7. There is no negative marking.

Maximum Marks: 40 Marks

Time Allowed: 90 Minutes

Given below is a screenshot of the question paper:

1. Industrialisation began in which one of the following European countries in the second half of the eighteenth century?

(a) Germany

(b) France

(c) Italy

(d) England

2. Which type of governments were mainly driven in Europe after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815?

(a) Conservative

(b) Liberal

(c) Federal

(d) Feudal

3. Which one of the following group of countries collectively defeated Napoleon in 1815?

(a) Britain, Russin, Prussia and Austria

(b) Britain, Russian, Prussia and Australia

(c) Britain, Russia, Netherlands and Germany

(d) Britain, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy

4. In which one of the following countries did the first liberalist-nationalist upheaval take place in July 1830 ?

(a) France

(b) Germany

(c) England

(d) Italy

5. Who among the following remarked "When France sneezes, the rest of Europe catches cold"? (a) Lord Byron

(b) Metternich

(c) Johann Herder

(d) Napoleon

6. Who among the following was the architect for the unification of Germany

(a) Otto von Bismarck

(b) William 1

(c) Frederick III

(d) William II

7. Who among the following had sought to put together a coherent programme for a unitary Italian Republic during the 1830s ?

(a) Victor Emmanuel I

(b) Victor Emmanuel II

(c) Giuseppe Mazzini

(d) Count Cavour

8. In which one of the following states is overgrazing the main reason for land degradation ?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Punjab

(c) Haryana

(d) Uttar Pradesh

9. Identify the soil which ranges from red to brown in colour and saline in nature:

(a) Red soil

(b) Laterite soil

(c) Arid soil

(d) Alluvial soil

10. Which one of the following forces leads to maximum soil erosion in plains ?

(a) Wind

(b) Glacier

(c) Running water

(d) Earthquake



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CBSE Class 10 Social Science Term 1 Question Paper 2021-22 (PDF)

CBSE Class 10 Social Science Answer Key of Term 1 Paper 2021-22

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