CBSE Sample Papers for Mid Term Exam Class 9 Social Science – Paper 1

Periodic Assessment 2

Suggested Syllabus

Unit 1 : India and the Contemporary World – I (20 Marks)

Three themes in the first sub-unit and one from the second sub-unit could be studied.
Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes : (All the three themes are compulsory)In this unit the focus is on three events and processes that have in major ways shaped the identity of the modern world. Each represents a different form of politics, and a specific combination of forces. One event is linked to the growth of liberalism and democracy, one with socialism, and one with a negation of both democracy and socialism.

  1. The French Revolution :
    (a) The Ancient Regime and its crises.
    (b) The social forces that led to the revolution.
    (c) The different revolutionary groups and ideas of the time.
    (d) The legacy. (Chapter 1)
  1. Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution :
    (a) The crises of Tzarism
    (b) The nature of social movements between 1905 and 1917.
    (c) The First World War and foundation of Soviet state.
    (d) The legacy. (Chapter 2)
  1. Nazism and the Rise of Hitler :
    (a) The growth of social democracy
    (b) The crises in Germany
    (c) The basis of Hitler’s rise to power. ,
    (d) The impact of Nazism (Chapter 3)

Map Work
Based on Theme 1/2/3

A. History
Chapter 1 : The French Revolution
Outline map of France (For locating and labelling/identification)

  • Bordeaux
  • Nantes
  • Paris
  • Marseilles

Chapter 2 : Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution
Outline map of World (For locating and labelling/ldentification)

  • Major countries of First World War
    (Central Power and Allied Powers)
    Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
    Allied Powers – France, England, (Russia), America

Chapter 3 : Nazism and the Rise of Hitler
Outline map of World (For locating and labelling/identification)

  • Major countries of Second World War
    Axis Power – Germany, Italy, Japan
    Allied Powers – UK, France, Former USSR, USA
  • Territories under German expansion (Nazi power)
    Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia (only Slovakia shown in the map), Denmark,
    Lithuania, France, Belgiu

Unit 2 :  Contemporary India – I (20 Marks)

3. Drainage : Major rivers and tributaries, lakes and seas, role of rivers in the economy, pollution of rivers, measures to control river pollution. (Chapter 3)
4. Climate : Factors influencing the climate; monsoon – its characteristics, rainfall and temperature distribution; seasons; climate and human life. (Chapter 4)

Map Work
B. Geography
Chapter 3: Drainage –Rivers : (Identification only)
(a) The Himalayan River Systems – The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj
(b) The Peninsular rivers – The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The ‘ Godavari, The Mahanadi
Lakes : Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika, Vembanad, Kolleru

Chapter 4: Climate

  1. Cities to locate : Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Jodhpur, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Leh, Shillong, Delhi, Nagpur, (Location and Labelling)
  2. Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (Identification only)

Unit 3 : Democratic Politics- I (20 Marks)
3. Constitutional Design :
How and why did India become a democracy?
How was the Indian constitution framed? What are the salient features of the Constitution? How is democracy being constantly designed and redesigned in India? (Chapter 3)
4. Electoral Politics :
Why and how do we elect representatives? Why do we have a system of competition among political parties? How has the citizens’ participation in electoral politics changed? What are the ways to ensure free and fair elections? (Chapter 4)

Unit 4 : Economics   (20 Marks)
3. Poverty as a Challenge : Who is poor (through two case studies : one rural, one urban); indicators; absolute poverty (not as concept but through a few simple examples) – why people are poor; unequal distribution of resources; comparison between countries; steps taken by government for poverty alleviation. (Chapter 3)

Sample Paper 1

Strictly based on the Latest Scheme Of Assessement, the latest Syllabus and Design of the Question paper released by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi effective from academic year 2017-18.

1. Who was the infamous advisor of Tsarina Alexandra? [1]

2. What was the name given to gas chambers by Nazis? [1]

3. Which is the largest river basin in India?   [1]

4. Which is the largest river of the peninsular India?   [1]

5. Mango showers occur in which two states of India? [1]

6. Who was the president of India’s Constituent Assembly? [1]

7. For how many days MGNREGA provides employment? [1]

8. What effect did the war have on the industry of Russia? [3]

9. Discuss the factors contributing to the meteoric rise of Hitler. [3]

10. What is a lake? How are the lakes formed? [3]

11. How does a river affect the economy of a country? [3]

12. Why do Western Ghats receive more rainfall than the Eastern Ghats? Explain briefly. [3]

13. Why do we need a Constitution? Give any three points. [3]

14. Describe any three features of the Indian Constitution. [3]

15. Discuss any three techniques of an election campaign. [3]

16. Explain how poverty begets more poverty. [3]

17. Explain any three main causes of poverty in India. [3]

18. Mention any three features of MGNREGA, 2005. [3]

19 Discuss the causes that led to the Revolution of 1917. [5]

20. Why was Nazism considered to be a negation of both democracy and socialism? [5]

21. Explain briefly the mechanism of the monsoons.[5]

22. ‘The Indian Constitution is both rigid and flexible.’Explain. [5]

23. Describe the merits and demerits of electoral competition. [5]

24. Social exclusion can be both a cause as well as consequences of poverty. Explain.     [5]

25. Suggest any five points for reduction of poverty in India.   [5]

26. Two features A and B are marked on the given outline map of France. Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the map.                 [ ½ + ½ = 1]
(A) A port city famous for slave trade
(B) Another port city famous for slave trade.    

27. Locate and label the following on the given outline map of the world.       [ ½ + ½ = 1]
(i) Italy — a major Axis Power during the Second World War.
(ii) Former USSR — a major Allied Power during the Second World War.

28. Locate and label the following on the given outline political map of India.
(i) Jodhpur
(ii) Leh
(iii) Shillong

Note : The following questions are for the blind candidates only in lieu of question numbers 26, 27 and 28.   [5]

(28.1) Name a major Axis Power during Second World War.

(28.2) Name a port city which prospered as a centre of slave trade in France.

(28.3) Where is Pulicat lake situated?

(28.4) Name a west flowing river of India.

(28.5) Name the capital of Meghalaya.

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