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Alagappa University 2006 B.A Social Science SOCIAL STUDIES latest - Question Paper

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(YEAR 2006)

Q.1. Mention any 4 measures taken by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan to modernise the Muslim Community?( 2)
Q.2. discuss the importance of the Sangam literature in the history of South India. (2)
Q.3. Name the terminal stations of ‘North-South’ and ‘East-West’ corridors. (4 x ½ = two )
Q.4. describe the term ‘Tsunami’. Write 2 causes of generation of tsunami.( one + one = 2)
Q.5. Why is Raja Rammohan Roy called the dad of modern India? provide 2 points. (2 x one = two )
Q.6. Why is conservation of natural resources necessary? provide 2 reasons. (2 x one = two )
Q.7. Why is dense railway network obtained in the great plains of India? provide 2 reasons. (2 x one = 2)
Q.8. discuss the 2 components of liberalisation. (2 x one = 2)
Q.9. discuss any 2 reasons responsible for the unfavourable sex ratio in India. (2 x one = two )
Q.10. What steps have been taken by the Government of India in the interest of ‘Other Backward Classes’ (OBC)? discuss any 2 steps. (2 x one = 2)
Q.11. Suggest any 4 measures to protect buildings from flood. (4 x ½ = two )
Q.12. Name the grand architectural structure of the ‘Mughal Period’ provided on page 99 and also write any 2 characteristics of it. (1 + one = 2)
Note: The subsequent ques. is for Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 12.
Name the building which is defined as ‘the dream in marble’. Write any 2 of its characteristics. (1 + one = 2)

Q.13. What is Child Labour? State 3 provisions made in the Constitution of India for the protection and development of children.( one + three = 4)
Q.14. Examine the role of the Revolutionaries in the Freedom Movement of India. (4)
discuss the contribution of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Indian Freedom Movement.
Q.15 Distinguish ranging from ‘dry land farming and ‘wet land farming’ by stating 4 points.
Why is subsistence agriculture still practised in certain parts of the country? provide 4 reasons.( four x one = 4)
Q.16. Why is conservation of mineral resources essential? discuss any 2 steps of conserving minerals. (2 + two = 4)
Q.17. “Non-Aligned Movement is still a definite force in the world”. Support the statement with 4 examples. (4 x one = 4)
Q.18. How is disaster managed at National and State level? discuss. ( two + two = four )
discuss any 4 natural factors responsible for landslides.( four x one = 4)
Q.19. Study the map of India provided beneath showing textile industries and ans the –questions that follow: (2 + two = 4)

(19.1) Which 2 States have the largest number of cotton textile centres?
(19.2) provide 2 reasons for the development of cotton textile industry in these States.
Q.20. “Poverty and occupation are directly linked to every other” Substantiate this statement with 4 arguments. (4 x one = 4)
Q.21. discuss with examples how the Revolt of 1857 made the Indian people politically conscious more than before. (6)
discuss the developments which led to the launching of Non-Cooperation Movement. Why did this movement fail?
Q.22. define the 6 rights of consumers. (6 x one = six )
define any 6 common ways in which consumers are exploited by manufacturers and traders.
Q.23. Why are a few river valley projects called ‘Multipurpose Projects’? discuss any 5 purposes fulfilled by multipurpose projects. (1 + five = 6)
What is rainwater harvesting? discuss 5 objectives of rainwater harvesting.
i. On the provided political outline map of India (24 a), a place is shown by no. 1, where ‘Quit India Movement’ started. Write the accurate name of the place on the line drawn on the map. (1)
ii. On the identical map shade and name the State where ‘Sun Temple’ is situated. (1)

b. On the provided political outline map of India (24 b and c) on page 104 are shown 4 geographical features by A, B, C and D. Identify these features with the help of map key and write their accurate names on the line marked against every in the map. (4x1=4)
On the identical provided political outline map of India (24 b and c) locate and tag the following:
i. Koyali Oil Refinery
ii. Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Station
iii. Bhilai Iron and Steel Plant
iv. Kolkata Sea Port
Note: The subsequent ques. is for the Blind Candidates only in lieu of Q. No. 24 (a and b).
a. When and where did the ‘Quit Indian Movement’ start? (1 + one = 2)
b. Name the State where Koyali Oil Refinery is situated. (1)
c. In which State is Kalpakkam Nuclear Power Centre located?( 1)
d. Name the State where Bhilai Iron and Steel Plant is located. (1)
e. In which State is Kolkata Sea Port located? (1)

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