AP SSC 10th class Social Studies 2 Model paper 2015-16 English Medium Set  6


1. Prepare a few slogans on the prevention of wars and promotion of peace.
The Great Depression of the 1930s had a profound impact on Vietnam. The prices of rubber and rice fell, leading to rising rural debts, unemployment and rural uprising. The French put these uprisings down with great severity, even using planes to bomb demonstrators.
Q. Why did the fall in price of rice lead to the rise of rural indebtedness ?
3. The soldiers of INA were imprisoned and the British decided to punish them. A trial of INA soldiers was begun- to court martial them for being traitors to the army and hanging them to death in punishment.
1. Expand INA.
2. Why did the British decide to punish them ?
4. Observe the following map and answer the given questions.
1) Name two countries that did not fall under the German Empire.
2) Which country belonged to allied block ?

5. What are the examples and explanations you can identify with basic features of Indian Constitution ?
6. How do you think illiteracy effects elections, especially when it comes to exercising the choice of voting ? How do you think this problem can be solved ?
7. During the colonial rule Me Mahon line was drawn as the border between the countries. Nehru accepted it. Tibet which lay between China and India was to be an independent buffer zone. But China annexed Tibet in 1950 on the plea that it was dependent state of the old Chinese Empire. This removed the buffer between the two countries. There was a revolt in Tibet which was crushed by the Chinese. Thousands of Tibetans escaped along with Dalai Lama and took refuge in India. India gave asylum to Dalai Lama, this caused a conflict, and Chinese started considering India as an adversary. Prior to this, a border dispute had surfaced between India and China. China laid claim to Aksai-chin area in Ladakh region and much of Arunachal Pradesh. Despite many efforts and long discussions, the conflicts have not been resolved till today.
Comment on the relationship status of India and China.
8. Manipur today is composed of two distinctive geographical terrains: the valley and the hills. Before independence, the valley was under princely rule and the hill areas were relatively autonomous, mainly inhabited by the tribal population. In 1891 the British established their control over the region though the king continued to rule the kingdom. The kingdom of Manipur signed a merger agreement with India in 1949 and Manipur was made a part of India. This agreement was disputed by many tribes which argued that they had been autonomous and did not agree to be a part of India.
Answer the following questions.
a) When did the British establish their control over the – Manipur ?
b) Name the two distinctive geographical terrains of Manipur.


9. Do you think the Second World War could have been avoided if the victorious powers had been more considerate towards Germany in 1919 ?
10. Do you agree with the view that women should confine themselves to pain and suffering of bringing up the children ?
11. How was it possible for a small country like Vietnam to stand up the might of theUSA?
12. “Some people think that Social Welfare Schemes do not reach eligible persons”.
Express your suggestions.                                                               .
13. Explain the ‘Veto Power’.
14. How was the country divided during the British rule ?


15. What are the different impacts of wars during the first half of 20th century ?
16. Do you think it is justified to execute thousands of people for the sake of such experiments ?
17. Unlike Vietnam or India, Nigeria did not have to struggle so hard for freedom. Can you find explanations for this ?
18. Appreciate the role of Subhash Chandra Bose.

19. What were the various strategies used by social movement ?
20. What steps do you think both India and Pakistan should take to build lasting peace between the two countries ?
21. What was the role of anti-Sikh riots of Delhi in 1984 in fuelling Sikh separatism and extremism ?
22. Language became a central rallying point in Indian politics on many occasions, either as unifying force or as divisive element. Identify these instances and describe them.


23. Mark the following places on the given outline map of World.
1) Bulgaria 2) Rumenia 3) Philippines 4) Australia 5) Newzealand
1) Petersberg 2) Moscow 3) Khirgistan 4) Ukraine 5) Uzbekistan

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