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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2014

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2014

Time : 2 hours

Maximum Marks : 50

General instructions :

Preparatory course in Social Sciences (OSS – 101)

Questions 1 – 50. 

 (i) All questions are compulsory, each of which carries one mark.

(ii)  Each question has four alternatives, one of which is correct. Write the serial number of your correct alternatives/answers below the corresponding question number in the answer Sheet and then mark the rectangle for the same number in that column. If you find that none of the given alternatives is correct then write 0 and mark in column 0.

(iii) Do not waste time in reading the whole question paper. Go on solving questions one by one. You may come back to the left out questions, if you have time at the end.

 

  1. Which of the following disciplines are included in Social Sciences?
  1. Chemistry, Biology, Physics
  2. Political Science, History, Literature
  3. History, Sociology, Biology
  4. Political Science, History, Sociology

 

  1. The study of Political Science involves the study of
  1. Government
  2. Politics
  3. Elections
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Who among the following was an ancient Greek thinker ?
  1. Kautilya
  2. Pluto
  3. Caesar
  4. Comte

 

  1. Which of the following data sources yields secondary data ?
  1. National Census
  2. Intensive field-work
  3. Public opinion surveys
  4. All of the above

 

  1. ‘Knowledge Societies’ place great emphasis on
  1. C.T. and Management education
  2. Religion and Spirituality
  3. Astrology and Palmistry
  4. Weaving and Handicrafts

 

  1. What is the term that denotes worldwide process of trade, commerce and communication cutting across national borders?
  1. Development
  2. Globalisation
  3. Industrialisation
  4. Knowledge Society

 

  1. The transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture in human history is given the following name:
  1. Industrial Revolution
  2. Neolithic Revolution
  3. Green Revolution
  4. French Revolution

 

  1. Which of the following were used in the Stone Age?
  1. Plough
  2. Scrappers and hand-axes
  3. Spinning jenny
  4. Steam engine

 

  1. The Industrial Revolution began in the following sector
  1. Cement
  2. Locomotives
  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. Textiles

 

  1. Who invented the Steam Engine?
  1. Richard Arkwright
  2. John Kay
  3. James Hargreaves
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which English novelist wrote about the brutal conditions of life in 19th century Industrial society?
  1. Karl Marx
  2. Charles Dickens
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Emile Durkheim

 

  1. Which European countries were the ‘super-powers’ of the 16th century?
  1. France and England
  2. Germany and Belgium
  3. Spain and Portugal
  4. France and Germany

 

  1. The year 1492 is important in World History because
  1. India got freedom
  2. Industrial Revolution began in Europe
  3. French Revolution took place
  4. Columbus discovered America

 

  1. The Socialist Revolution in Russia took place in the following year :
  1. 1947
  2. 1917
  3. 1857
  4. 1789

 

  1. The ‘Fascist’ or ‘Axis’ powers in the Second World War were
  1. France, U.K. and Belgium
  2. Germany, Italy and Japan
  3. Spain, Portugal and U.S.A.
  4. K., U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.

 

  1. Which of the following established the first empire in India?
  1. Mauryas
  2. Guptas
  3. Kushans
  4. Rajputs

 

  1. `Sangam’ literature is associated with which language?
  1. Sanskrit
  2. Bactrian
  3. Tamil
  4. English

 

  1. Who was the leader of the Kushans ?
  1. Chandragupta I
  2. Asoka
  3. Kanishka
  4. Harshavardhan

 

  1. The decline of the Mughal supremacy started with the death of
  1. Babur
  2. Akbar
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Aurangzeb

 

  1. Who was posted at Barrackpore in Bengal and had to sacrifice his life just before the Revolt of 1857?
  1. Bhagat Singh
  2. Sukhdev
  3. Rajguru
  4. Mangal Pandey

 

  1. Who founded the Indian Association in 1876?
  1. O. Hume
  2. Surendranath Banerjee
  3. Maulana Azad
  4. K. Gandhi

 

  1. Partition of Bengal in 1905 led to the rise of
  1. Quit India Movement
  2. Swadeshi Movement
  3. Dalit Movement
  4. Women’s Movement

 

  1. Gandhiji withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement’ in 1922 after
  1. Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
  2. Revolt of Sepoys
  3. Divide and Rule Policy
  4. Chauri Chaura Incident

 

  1. Gandhiji’s ‘Do or Die’ speech is associated with
  1. Dandi March
  2. Quit India Movement
  3. Partition of India
  4. Round Table Conference

 

  1. The Constitution of India was implemented on
  1. 15th August 1947
  2. 26th January 1950
  3. 26th November 1949
  4. 16th May 1946

 

  1. Which important aspect did the 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1976 introduce?
  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles
  4. Federal System

 

  1. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
  1. The President of India
  2. The Prime Minister of India
  3. The Chief Justice of India
  4. The Vice-President of India

 

  1. The power to declare a National Emergency is vested with
  1. The Prime Minister
  2. The President
  3. The Defence Minister
  4. The Home Minister

 

  1. The adoption of the ways of life of the upper castes by the lower castes in order to improve their social position has been termed as
  1. Conversion
  2. Westernisation
  3. Sanskritisation
  4. Globalisation

 

  1. ‘Brahmin, Vaishya, Shudra and Kshatriya’ refer to
  1. Jati
  2. Varna
  3. Ethnic groups
  4. Religious communities

 

  1. Which Article of the Constitution abolishes Untouchability ?
  2. Article 17
  3. Article 15
  4. Article 24
  5. Article 46

 

  1. Who was the Viceroy of India when the country finally achieved independence?
  1. Lord Wavell
  2. Lord Curzon
  3. Lord Mountbatten
  4. Winston Churchill

 

  1. The Minute of Macaulay pertains to
  1. Self-governance
  2. Health
  3. Women’s empowerment
  4. Education

 

  1. Which of the following is an example of matrilineal communities in India?
  1. The Nayars
  2. The Iyers
  3. The Shastris
  4. The Telis

 

  1. Which of these is not a system of revenue collection?
  1. Zamindari
  2. Ryotwari
  3. Mahalwari
  4. Naxalbari

 

  1. The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 is concerned with
  1. Panchayati Raj
  2. Right to Education
  3. Reservation of Seats for Women
  4. Right to Vote

 

  1. Which of these are included in the ‘Tertiary sector’ of the economy?
  1. Roads and Rail
  2. Hotels and Restaurants
  3. Banking and Insurance
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which of the following is the largest source of commercial energy in India?
  1. Hydro-electric power
  2. Coal
  3. Nuclear power
  4. Solar power

 

  1. What is guaranteed by NREGA of 2005?
  1. Primary education
  2. Primary health care
  3. Employment for 100 days in a year
  4. The Right to participate in political activities

 

  1. Which of the following was emphasised in the Second Five Year Plan?
  1. Heavy industries
  2. Removal of poverty
  3. Irrigation
  4. Exports

 

  1. The New Economic Policy declared in 1991 ushered in an era of
  1. Industrialisation
  2. Liberalisation
  3. Westernisation
  4. Modernisation

 

  1. Which of the following cause(s) air pollution?
  1. Mining
  2. Vehicles
  3. Factories
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which of the following materials is bio-degradable?
  1. Plastic
  2. Rubber
  3. Glass
  4. Cloth

 

  1. ‘Greenhouse effect’ is associated with
  1. Global hunger
  2. Global war
  3. Global cooling
  4. Global warming

 

  1. The term ‘Culture of Poverty’ is associated with the work of
  1. Max Weber
  2. Karl Marx
  3. Oscar Lewis
  4. N. Srinivas

 

  1. Over the past century, sex ratio in India has
  1. Improved
  2. Worsened
  3. Remained static
  4. None of the above

 

  1. ‘Perestroika’ and ‘Glasnost’ are associated with
  1. Lenin
  2. Gorbachev
  3. Yeltsin
  4. Putin

 

  1. The Maastricht Treaty (1992) is associated with
  1. Soviet Union
  2. European Union
  3. United Nations
  4. American Union

 

  1. International trade amongst nations is governed by
  1. UNICEF
  2. UNO
  3. UNESCO
  4. WTO

 

  1. Which of the following is a serious challenge to Indian democracy?
  1. Communism
  2. Socialism
  3. Globalism
  4. Communalism

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