Thursday, October 4, 2012


                    CROPS CHART  for Class 10th Lesson 4 Geography

Temperature Rainfall Soil required
Miscellaneous Features
25°C , 100CM, High humidity, Alluvial
West Bengal, UP, Bihar, Punjab
Kharif Crop, main staple food crop, India 2nd largest producer
20-35 Cool at sowing time , bright at harvesting time, 50-75CM, Alluvial and Loamy soils
Punjab Haryana UP
Rabi Crop, 2nd major staple (cereal) crop
21°-27°C , 75-100CM, variety of soils but best Alluvial, Manual labor
UP, Punjab, Bihar
Annual plantation  crop, Indian 2nd largest producer after Brazil
Tropical as well as sub tropical frost free climates, deep well drained undulating plains, semi hilly areas
Assam , Arunachal Pradesh, HP
Plantation Beverage crop, needs manual labor, India No 1 producer
high temperature20°-25°C, light rainfall 50Cm, 210 frost free days Black soil
Gujarat, Punjab,
India 3rd largest producer, fiber crop, labor oriented,
25°C , 200 cm, moist and humid , costal soils rich in  humus
Kerala, Tamilnadu Karnataka, Andaman  &Nicabar ,Garo hills of Meghalaya
Equatorial crop, produces latex which gives rubber
Well drained alluvial soil renewed every year, 20°-25°C, 100Cm
West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Assam,  Meghalaya
Golden fiber, facing many problems

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Class 10th Important Questions (3 & 5 marks)

                Class 10th Important Questions (3 & 5 marks) for (SA I Sept 2012)
  1. Give any three characteristics of Hindi novel of 20th century.
  2. Write any three objectives of Agenda 21. When and where was it adopted?
  3. Explain with three examples the different forms of social differences.
  4. What is NREGA? What role is being played by this in providing employment?
  5. What is GDP? Which agency in India measures this?
  6. Why is Tertiary sector growing so well and rapidly in India over the past decade?
  7. Explain any five changes in the family life of Londoners in the 18th century which promoted Individualism in the city life.
  8. “A poor rural girl and a rich urban girl will have different development goals” Explain with examples and preferences of their goals.
  9. How can you say that caste inequalities are still continuing in India?
  10. “Democracy is the best way to accommodate diversities” Justify with examples.
  11. Describe in brief the language policy of India. How has it been helpful in practising of federalism since independence?
  12. “Novels of Charles Dickens reflect different aspects of the Industrial Age” How
  13. Why is power sharing desirable in democracy? Give any five points.
  14. “Development of cities in 19th and 20th century influenced the environment and ecology badly” How far you agree to this statement? Give five points.
  15. How can you say that caste inequalities and caste conscience is declining in India?
  16. How was the horizontal expansion in Bombay carried out? Throw light on the process and trace its process by giving some examples.
  17. How did novels in India inspire the freedom fighters? Give three examples.
  18. What was the Temperance movement? When, by whom and where was this started?
  19. Differentiate between Net Sown area and Gross Sown area giving diagrammatic example.
  20. Distinguish between the climatic and other conditions required for growing Rice and Cotton.
  21. What is JFM? How is it carried out and for what purpose?
  22. When and where was the first Earth Summit held? What were its recommendations?
  23. How the experiment of Federalism has been made possible in India since independence? Give provisions supporting this.
  24. Describe what two type of agricultural reforms were done by government of India after independence? Give two examples of each.
  25. How the planning of resources is done and why is it necessary? Give three and two points each in this context.

Note: Dear Students, go through the text books to find the categorical answers to these questions and, if any difficulty, feel free to discuss that here, drop your queries, doubts, if any, in the comment box. I will try to give you some hints.
Sukhdev Singh
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Class 10Th- Some MCQs

                           Class 10th MCQs for SAI September 2012

1. Which one of the following countries fall in the category of 'coming together federation'?

(a) India (b) US(c) Spain (d) Belgium

2. Which one of the following does not come under the purview of 'family laws'?

(a) Matters related to marriage (b) Matters related to divorce

(c) Matters related to adoption (d) Matters related to robber

3. Among the following criteria which one is the basis to measure the

development of a country according to the World Bank?

a) Per Capita income (b) Literacy Rate(c) Gross Enrolment ratio

(d) Life expectancy

4. Which one among the following is a development goal common to all?

(a) Freedom (b) Equal opportunities(c) Security and respect

(d) High levels of income and better quality of life

5. Which one of the following occupation is not associated with primary sector

(a) Basket weaver (b) Gardener(c) Potter (d) Priest

6. Which one among the following is the most appropriate meaning of Underemployment? (a) Workers are not paid for their work (b) Workers are working less than what they are capable of doing(c) Workers are working in a lazy manner (d) Workers do not want to work

7. Which one of the following is correct about the Annual London Season?

(a) It was meant for wealthy British people only (b) Organised for an elite group of 300-400 families (c) Several cultural events were organised (d) All the above

8. After reclamation how many islands were joined together to develop the city of Bombay (Mumbai)?

(a) Seven (b) Five (c) Three (d) Ten

9. Who among the following is the author of the novel 'Hard Times'?

(a) Leo Tolstoy (b) Thomas Hardy

(c) Charles Dickens (d) Samuel Richardson

10. Who among the following is the author of the novel 'Pariksha Guru'?

(a) Prem Chand (b) Srinivas Das (c) Devki Nandan Khatri (d) Chandu Menon

11. Which one of the following soil types is the widest spread and important soil in India?

(a) Laterite soils (b) Black soils(c) Alluvial soils (d) Red and yellow soils

12. In which one of the following states, Corbett National Park is located?

(a) Assam (b) Madhya Pradesh(c) Rajasthan (d) Uttarakhand

13. On which one of the following rivers Sardar Sarovar Dam is built?

(a) River Kaveri (b) River Krishna(c) River Narmada (d) River Sutlej

14. In which one of the following crops, India is the leading producer and exporter in the world?

(a) Jute (b) Tea(c) Coffee(d) Rubber

15. Which of the following minority communities is relatively rich and powerful in Belgium?

(a) French (b) Dutch(c) German (d) English

16. What is the %age of Sinhala speaking in Sri Lanka? Choose the correct option from the following

(a) 58 (b) 74(c) 65 (d) 82

17. Which of the following is a Bengali term

A) Kissa-goi B) Kabir-larai C) Dastaan D) None of these

18. Which of the following novels features the middle class women from rural society of Jane Austen? A) Germinal B) Jane Eyre C) Charlotte Bronte D) Pride and Prejudice

19. In which novel, a native African is made a slave by an English man and called as “Friday”

A) Daniel Defoe B) Treasure Island C) Seven Days in Week D) Robinson Crusoe

20. Which of the following novels was written in Hindi?

A) Yamuna Paryatan B) Indulekha C) Muktamala D) None of these

21. Surdas , a visually impaired beggar, is the central character of which novel

A) Godan B )Rangbhoomi C) Sewasadan D) Anguriya Binimoy

22. The year 1836 was a remarkable year in the history of novel because in this year

A) Charles Dickens was born B) First English novel was published C) Pickwick papers was serialized D) Printing press was invented.

23. Which of the following novels describes the story of Coke Town?

A) Hard Downtown B) Tough Times C) Hard Times D) Hard Town?

24. Pamela was which type of novel

A) Epistolary B) Historic C) Serialised D) Colonial

25. Sewasadan is a novel of Munshi Prem Chand dealing mainly with

A) Patriotism B) Child Marriage of Girls C) Gandhian ideas D) Polygamy

26. Pariksha Guru, a novel written by Srinivas Das could not win many readers because it was

A) Very costly B) too much moralizing C) very immoral D) having tough language

27. Find which of the following novels is about a Hindu militia fighting against Muslims to establish a Hindu kingdom

A) Godan B) Padmarg C) Rangbhoomi D) Anandamath

28. Potheri Kunjambu, a ‘lower-caste’ writer from north Kerala, wrote a novel called Saraswativijayam in 1892, mounting a strong attack on

A) women empowerment B) male dominance of society C) caste oppression D) Love marriage

29. The criminals who were not considered “Deserving Poor” in London used to steal

a) Cows from farms b) coal lumps c) food from shops d) clothes from hedges

30. Gross cropped area is equal to --- a) Net sown area. b) Total forests plus crops c) Net sown area plus area sown d) none of these
31. Which one of the following is a negative aspect of the Land Use pattern of India? a) Area under forest b) Net sown area c) Gross sown area d) all of the above.

For Answers feel free to comment and react...... (SS)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Social Sciences CLASS 8th Important Questions for SA I SEPTEMBER 2012

Social Sciences CLASS 8th Important Questions for SA I 
1. When and where was Project Tiger launched? What was its aim?
2. Why are forests important for us? State any three ways to conserve them?
3. What are the other names of softwood forests?  Where are they found? Give any two examples.
4. Describe major features of Mediterranean forests. Where are they found?
5. Distinguish between the tropical evergreen and tropical deciduous forests giving areas where they are found and examples of trees and animals found.
6. Describe any four positive and any four negative results of making of dams. Name any two such projects in India?
7. Why is it very essential to conserve water? How can we do it?
8. “The quality of water in some rivers is highly poor” Find reasons.
9. What do you mean by soil erosion? What are its causes? How can we check it?
10. Define soil and Humus? How humus is complementary to soil?
11. What is land use pattern? What factors affect this?
12. Differentiate between potential resources and actual resources giving examples.
13. What is sustainable development? Why is it necessary ?
14. Distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources giving examples?
15. What changes were brought about by the British in India after the revolt of 1857?
16. Name any five persons associated with 1857 revolt and the places where they revolted.
17. Why did the Indian kings and queens take part in 1857 revolt?
18.  What were the problems of the Indian ‘sepoys’ who took part in the 1857 revolt?
19. What was the difference of views of Indian and British historians about the nature of 1857 Revolt?
20. Describe any five events of the revolt of 1857.
21. How did the British policies destroy the Indian Industries? How it affected the Indians?
22. What were the grievances of the tribal societies against the British policies?
23. How did the British ruin the Indian Peasantry? Give any five points.
24. What were the various revenue systems started by the British? Give two features of each.
25. Give two features each of First and Second Anglo Sikh war. When were they fought respectively?
26. What was Subsidiary Alliance? How it helped the British to expand their territories?
27. Name the five regional powers setting up their own kingdoms after the disintegration of Mughal rule in India? How it helped the English East India Company to overpower India gradually?
28. How did a trading company become an Imperial power? Answer this with reference to the success of English East India Company?
29. When and between whom were the following battles fought and what were their results: A) Battle of Plassey B) Battle of Buxar C) Fourth Anglo-Mysore War D) Third Anglo Maratha War
30. Write a detailed note on various aspects of Dual government.
31. What do you mean by Rule of Law? Write its any three aspects?
32. What is a constitution? Why is it important?
33. Name any five members of the Constituent Assembly of India?
34. Name one feature each which we borrowed from the following countries to make our constitution:
A) USA B) Canada C) USSR D) British E) Ireland
35. Give any five salient features of the Indian Constitution.
36. What are the various majority requirements/methods of amendment in our constitution?
37. Write down the six fundamental rights given in our constitution along with their sub provisions.
38. What provisions are given under articles 25-28 of Indian constitution regarding religious freedom?
39. Make a compositional diagram regarding Union Government and Union Legislature separately.
40. Give three features each of Lok sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Class 9th Extra Questions

Class 9th Extra Questions (3 & 5 Marks Type) for SA I September 2012
1. What is the longitudinal and latitudinal extent of India? What are its implications on India respectively?
2.  “Democracy allows people to correct their own mistakes” Justify with your arguments
3. Discuss any five steps taken by French Revolutionary regime to improve the life of women?
4. How were the Northern Plains formed? State any three of their features.
5. What was the Apartheid policy? Which government started this? How it came to an end?
6. What are HYV seeds? Write one merit and one limitation of these seeds?
7. Who was Kwame Nkrumah? Write any of his achievement? How and where he violated the democracy?
8. Describe major features of Peninsular Plateau? It consists of which smaller plateaus?
9. What was Nazism? How it affected German politics and German Youth?
10. Which major steps were taken by Hitler to establish dictatorship there?
11. Is Indian constitution both rigid and flexible? How?
12. Why should government promote investment in human resources? Any three reasons?
13. How is Indian desert different from Deccan Plateau? Is there any similarity between them?
14.  “Democracy enhances the dignity of the citizens” How?
15. How can we increase the area under cultivation in Palampur?
16. What was the Estates General? When and under what circumstances did it split?
 17. Describe the main provisions of Treaty of Versailles? How it proved to be a cause for Second World War?
18. When and how did Gen Parvez Musharaff come to power in Pakistan ? What steps he undertook to legitimate his presidentship ?
19. Distinguish between disguised unemployment and open unemployment? Which one is more dangerous and why?
20. How has the long coastline been beneficial to India in various ways?