(Download) CTET: Social Studies: (Paper - II) - 2011
A Letter For You
‘‘‘Civics is boring.’ You may have heard this from your
students. You may have felt that they had a point. Syllabi of Civics in our
country tends to focus on formal political institutions of government.The
textbooks are full of constitutional, legal and procedural details presented in
a dry and abstract manner. No wonder children experience a disconnect between
the theory they read in the textbook and what they see in real life around them.
This is perhaps what makes Civics ‘boring’ for young adults in a country
otherwise full of passion for politics.’’ Source : Democratic Politics-I IX
1. What is the context in which the word ‘disconnect’ is
used in the passage ?
(1) Civics teaching is dull in schools
(2) Children find themselves unable to relate what happens in the real world
with what they read in the textbooks
(3) It is related to how Civics textbooks are written and transacted Downloaded
(4) It is related to the attitude of students towards schooling in general and
Civics in particular
2. Around 3900 years ago, the earliest cities, Harappa and
Mohanjodaro, began to come to an end because of various reasons. Which one of
the following is not one of those reasons ?
(1) There was internal rivalry and warfare between cities
(2) Deforestation and floods brought in destruction
(3) Grazing of green cover by herds of cattle destroyed the soil cover
(4) Rivers dried up leading to the end of the cities
3. Most of the ‘Mahajanapadas’ were fortified because
(1) of availability of wood, brick and stones, in the area
(2) they reflected their wealth and power
(3) the rulers were scared of attack and wanted to ensure they were protected
(4) they were symbols of their ‘rich’ warrior tradition
4. When it is 10:00 a.m. in London in June, the Indian
Standard Time will be
(1) 2:30 p.m.
(2) 3:00 p.m.
(3) 3:30 p.m.
(4) 2:00 p.m.
5. A map uses a scale in which 1 cm on the map covers 20
meters on the ground. If two places are 5 cm apart on the map, the actual
distance between them is
(1) 20 meters
(2) 150 meters
(3) 200 meters
(4) 100 meters
6. For creating an effective administration practice in
India, which one of the following was adopted by the British Government ?
(1) Military expedition
(2) Practice of surveying
(3) Practice of land revenue collection
(4) Practice of exploiting native population
7. The two main systems of Indigo cultivation were
(1) Nij and Kij
(2) Nij and Ryoti
(3) Kharif and Rabi
(4) Nij and terrace farming
8. What problems did shifting cultivators face under the
British rule ?
(2) Decline in their agricultural production
(3) Their movement was restricted
9. What was the main reason behind the destruction of
Somnath temple by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni ?
(1) He wanted to build a palace there
(2) He did not like the architecture of the temple
(3) He tried to win credit as a great hero of Islam
(4) He wanted to use the temple for some other purpose
10. During the medieval period in India, temples were
regarded as a hub of
(2) cultural activities
(3) extensive foreign trade
(4) Sufi movement
11. In Bengal, temples and other religious structures were
often built by individuals or groups who were becoming powerful in order to
(1) ensure that they did good ‘karma’
(2) demonstrate a marvel of architecture to the society
(3) add value to the surroundings
(4) demonstrate their power, proclaim their piety and gain followers
12. A system of structure and practice in which men
dominate, oppress and exploit women is called
13. Which of the following statements is not an objective
of social advertising ?
(1) To change attitudes and mindset, as people influence people
(2) To target social networks and social groups
(3) To advertise products on social networking sites for personal commercial
(4) To motivate members of the public to engage in voluntary social activity
14. Which of the following statements about ‘prasastis’ is
an incorrect statement ?
(1) The achievements of rulers or kings are described in ‘prasastis’.
(2) They were written by scholars/poets/ learned people for the purpose of
praising the kings and earning their patronage.
(3) Usually the kings themselves wrote them.
(4) They are valuable sources of history of the period to which they belong.
15. What does PHC stand for ?
(1) Private Health Centre
(2) Public Health Court
(3) Public Health Centre
(4) Public Health Corporation
16. Which of the following is not a primary economic
17. Industrialists set up industries when
(1) they can develop their own native places
(2) they find favourable government policies
(3) towns can be developed
(4) incentives provided by the government reduce their profit
18. Which one of the following explains the term ‘market’
(1) A local area which has conducive conditions for setting up an industry
(2) A shop to sell the goods manufactured by the industrialist
(3) The potential trade in a particular type of good being produced by an
(4) A mall which sells products
19. Which of the following pedagogical approaches
exhibited by four different teachers for teaching ‘Industrialisation’ is most
(1) The teacher believes that she must cover the entire process of
industrialisation in detail and brings in copious material to the class
(2) The teacher asks the class to read the entire lesson silently and asks
questions if they have not understood
(3) The teacher is a believer in the timeless glory of the textbook and teaches
by explaining every word and asking comprehension questions to students
(4) The teacher is aware of multiple approaches to pedagogy and plans a trip to
an industry in the nearby area to demonstrate the concepts, discuss and debate
in groups the issues and then in a plenary, sum up the conclusions
20. Which of the following statements about ‘ancient
manuscripts’ is not correct ?
(1) Some manuscripts were engraved on stone or metal
(2) They were usually written on palm leaves
(3) They are the primary sources of the period they reflect
(4) They were handwritten and then printed
21. In the middle of the 19th century, British historians
divided history of India into three periods — Hindu India, Muslim India and
British India. What is the basis of this division ?
(1) It was convenient and easy to remember
(2) It was based on the idea that religion of the rulers was an important
(3) History of England is also written in a similar way
(4) Britishers felt they were more knowledgeable at that point of time in
history and so used this division
22. Match the following and pick the correct option :
a. Agriculture I. Cultivation ofgrapes
b. Horticulture II. Growingcrops and farming
c. Pisiculture III. Growing flowers, fruitsand vegetables
d. Viticulture IV. Breeding of fish
(1) a-I, b-IV, c-II, d-III
(2) a-II, b-III, c-IV, d-I
(3) a-III, b-II, c-I, d-IV
(4) a-II, b-IV, c-III, d-I
23. Which development facilitated the debates and
discussions about social customs and practices on a wider scale during the 19th
24. Social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy used the
following strategy to campaign about the prevailing social injustices (e.g.
sati) against women.
(1) They took the help of the popular social milieu
(2) They used the influence of the government
(3) They used a verse or sentence which is in the ancient sacred texts to prove
(4) They took the help of popular nationalist leaders
Directions : Based on your reading of the passage given
below, answer the next two questions (Q. No. 25 & 26), by selecting the most
‘‘By the end of the nineteenth century, women themselves were
actively working for reform. They wrote books, edited magazines, founded schools
and training centres and set up women’s associations. From the early twentieth
century, they formed political pressure groups to push through laws for female
suffrage (the right to vote) and better health care and education for women.
Women from all communities joined various kinds of nationalist and socialist
movements from the 1920s.
In the twentieth century, leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra
Bose lent their support to demands for greater equality and freedom for women.
Nationalist leaders promised that there would be full suffrage for all men and
women after Independence. However, till then they asked women to concentrate on
the anti-British struggles.’’ Source : ‘Our Pasts’-III, Part-II
25. Which of the following statements best describes the
inference that can be drawn from the above extract with respect to the strategy
used by leaders of India’s national movement ?
(1) Participation of women would make the struggle for Independence much more
(2) Women and men were encouraged to follow a policy of ‘give and take’
(3) Indian women through their speeches could draw many more people into the
(4) Nationalist leaders enlisted the support of the women to their cause by
promising them the right to vote after Independence
26. Which one of the following statements regarding
women’s rights is untrue based on the passage ?
(1) Women were now becoming vocal in their demands for rights, including
(2) Many women from all communities came forward to join the struggle for
(3) Women got the support of nationalist leaders
(4) Women’s writings were not appreciated