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CBSE Marking Scheme for Summative Assessment of Social Science for Class IX

SOCIAL – SCIENCE Sample Question Paper Marking Scheme

Class – IX


TIME : 30 Minutes:                                                                                                                MM : 16

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(a)           The French society was divided into sections called ‘estates’ namely 1st estate consisting of the clergy, 2nd estate comprising the nobility and the 3rd estate comprising all commoners including big businessmen, traders, merchants, court officials, lawyers of peasants and artisans, labourers and small peasants. The members of the 3rd estate enjoyed all the privileges and were exempted from taxation.

(b)           The entire burden of taxation fell on the 3rd estate. All economic functions were performed by them. Peasants and farmers grew food, merchants and businessmen managed trade, workers produced goods, but they could not improve their position.

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(a)           On 22nd February following a lock out in a factory, workers from 50 factories called a strike. Women played an important role in this strike.

(b)           Curfew was imposed to drive away the demonstrators, but they came back with renewed energy on 24th and 25th.

(c)           On Sunday 25th Feb the government suspended the Deema. On 27th police headquarters were attacked. The people thronged the street raising slogans about bread and better wages. By evening striking workers had gathered to form a soviet council known as Petrograd Soviet.

(d)           On 2nd March soviet leaders and Deema leaders formed the provisional
government to run the country. They took some important decisions for future.
This is referred as the February Revolution which brought down the monarchy in
Feb 1917. The Tsar abdicated without protest. (Any 3 points)                                  2+1 =


(i)            In the First world war Germany was defeated. By the Treaty of Versailles the entire war guilt was placed on Germany and treaty that followed penalised Germany in every way.

(ii)           Germany lost its overseas colonies and also much of its territories in Europe.

(iii)          Lost 75% of its iron and 26% of its coal to France and other countries.

(iv)          Allied powers demilitarised Germany to weaken its power.

(v)           Since Germany was made responsible for the war, a huge amount was demanded as compensation.


  1. He pulled out of the League of Nations in 1933, reoccupied Rhineland in 1936, Austria Hungary in 1938 under the slogan one people, one empire, one leader. He conquered Sudetanland a German speaking area of Czecho slovakia and later grabbed up the whole country.
  2. He saw the dream of world empire, ignored the Treaty of Versailles and started a
    policy of militarization of Germany. In 1939 he invaded Poland. In 1940, he signed
    Rome, Berlin, Tokyo, Axis or Tripartite Pact to form alliance with Italy and Japan
    to fight against allied powers in 2nd world war and strengthened Hitler’s claim to
    international power. (Any 3 points)                                                                       3 x 1 =

In forest areas the people use all parts of a tree for some purpose or other. Roots, leaves, fruits and tubers are used for many things. Fruits and tubers are used in food as nutrient Herbs are used in medicines. Hard wood is used to make agricultural. Implements such as plough, yokes etc.

Bamboos make excellent for fences and also for making baskets and umbrella. A dried scooped out gourd can be used for making portable water bottle Leaves like salleaves are stiched together for making disposable plates and cups. Some creepers are used to make ropes from the fruit of the mahua tree. Oil can be extracted by pressing its fruits


(a)         Gujjars were the pastorials who lived in Kangra, Garhwal and Kumaon region.

(b)      1.    Usually the Gujjars are herders. They come down to the dry forests of bhabar in

winter and moved up to high meadows – the bugyals in summer.

  1. Gujjar’s are exclusively pastoral tribe.
  2. They hardly take to any cultivation.
  3. Gujjars wealth consists of buffaloes.
  4. They also keep flock of sheep and goat.
    1. They live in the skirts of the forest and earn by selling milk, ghee and other produce of their herd. The women go to the market everyday with pots of milk and other products in baskets. (Any 4 points) 1+2=


of the NGO’s for setting up grain banks. V      Any other relevant points.

(a)           (1) Japan                                                                                                            3 x 1 =

(2) Indonesia

(b)          (1) Engineered structures withstand ground shaking.

(2)   Architectural and Engineering inputs improve building designs and con struction practices.

(3)   Any other relevant point

(1)          Not to look at the fire blast                                                                                  1 + 2 =

(2)          All doors and windows to be closed

(3)          To stay indoors

(4)          To cover all food and water

(5)          Not to consume food, water obtained from nuclear blast. (Any 3 points)

3 x 1=

(a)     Till today cricket’s most important tools are all made of natural preindustrial

material. The bats, stumps and bails are made of wood. The ball is made with leather, twine and cork and balls are hand made, not industrially manufactured. Industrial made materials such as plastic, fibre, glass, metal are not used in making these tools.

(b)   With changing time, some changes have been made. Material used in bat has changed slightly over time. Earlier it was made out of a single piece of wood, now it consists of two pieces – the blade is made out of willow tree and the handle is made out of cane.

In matter of protective equipment however cricket has been influenced by techno logical changes. Rubber pads were introduced in 1848 followed by protective gloves and helmets made out of light weight synthetic material and metal respectively.


(a)   In Victorian England, women were expected to be obedient, dutiful, fragile and graceful. In this passage the author also mentioned submission and softness as the real charm of women. It also says that this kind of women appeal to men is for sympathy and protection.









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For blind students only in lieu of Q. No. 36

(i)       River Kaveri:

(ii)      Nanda Devi:

(iii)     Mumbai / Nagpur:

(iv)     Arunachal Pradesh: