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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2015

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2015

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2015

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. Social Sciences deal with:
  1. Human society
  2. Interpersonal relationships
  3. Social issues
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Locally elected representative body looking after the management of local affairs is/are:
  1. Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)
  2. Public sector banking institutions
  3. Educational institutions
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Who studied the problem of suicide in society?
  1. Emile Durkheim
  2. Oscar Lewis
  3. Edmund Leach
  4. Karl Marx

 

  1. Which is a source of primary data?
  1. Records
  2. Gazette
  3. Fieldwork
  4. Articles

 

  1. For a knowledge based society, excessive emphasis has been laid on:
  1. Management education
  2. ICT
  3. Computer education
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Ayurveda is the study of:
  1. Ancient plants
  2. Ancient medicine
  3. Hymns
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Rise of new information and communication technologies leading to greater global integration in a feature of
  1. Agrarian society
  2. Rural society
  3. Industrial society
  4. Post-industrial society

 

  1. Economics is the study of
  1. Demand supply analysis
  2. Labour relations
  3. Agrarian relations
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The Indian Sepoy posted at Barrackpore who had to sacrifice his life for raising his voice against discrimination by the British was
  1. Mangal Singh
  2. Mangal Kishore
  3. Mangal Pandey
  4. Mangal Roy

 

  1. Humankind is said to have passed through these stages:
  1. Hunting gathering; Agrarian and Industrial
  2. Industrial; Agrarian and Hunting gathering
  3. Agrarian; Hunting gathering and Industrial
  4. Hunting gathering; Industrial and Agrarian

 

  1. Principal inputs in a factory are:
  1. Land
  2. Labour
  3. Capital
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The All India Muslim League was formed in:
  1. 1903
  2. 1906
  3. 1908
  4. 1912

 

  1. Who discovered the route to India in 1498?
  1. Christopher Columbus
  2. Ibn Battuta
  3. Captain James Cook
  4. Vasco da Gama

 

  1. Indicator of affluence in the modern world is:
  1. Greater availability of food
  2. Increase in the size of the “middle class”
  3. Increase in literacy
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Early Vedic society was largely:
  1. Pastoral
  2. Agricultural
  3. Trade based
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Kautilya authored the famous treatise named:
  1. Saravali
  2. Arthashastra
  3. Atharva Veda
  4. Mahabharata

 

  1. Which of the following is listed as a Fundamental Duty in the Indian Constitution?
  1. To defend the country
  2. To defend the national animal
  3. To defend national currency
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The system under which the whole village would own the land is referred to as:
  1. Ryotwari system
  2. Mahalwari system
  3. Gram-Bhumi system
  4. Swa-bhumi system

 

  1. The Civil Disobedience Movement was held in the year:
  1. 1944
  2. 1942
  3. 1943
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Indian National Army was led by the support of:
  1. Shaheed Bhagat Singh
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose
  4. Jagdish Chandra Bose

 

  1. Fundamental Rights consist of:
  1. Right to freedom of speech
  2. Right to freedom of religion
  3. Right to equality
  4. All of the above

 

  1. India’s form of government is:
  1. Autocracy
  2. Republic
  3. Autonomy
  4. Monarchy

 

  1. The Rajya Sabha consists of:
  1. 250 members
  2. 500 members
  3. 200 members
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Due to the colonial rule, there were changes in:
  1. Agriculture
  2. Trade and Commerce
  3. Railways and Industry
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Greenhouse effect results in:
  1. Increase in oxygen
  2. Environmental cooling
  3. Global warming
  4. Rise in population

 

  1. What are the commonly found forms of family in India?
  1. Nuclear family
  2. Joint family
  3. Both nuclear and joint family
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to:
  1. Rajya Sabha
  2. President
  3. Lok Sabha
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Basic characteristics of a government include:
  1. Accountability
  2. People’s participation
  3. Transparency
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The headquarters of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are located in:
  1. Geneva
  2. India
  3. China
  4. Pakistan

 

  1. The economy is constituted of:
  1. Primary sector
  2. Tertiary sector
  3. Secondary sector
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Bourgeoisie refers to the class of people that:
  1. Owns and controls the means of production
  2. Owns the means of production
  3. Controls the means of production
  4. Neither owns nor controls the means of production

 

  1. The term of the Vice-President is:
  1. 5 years
  2. 4 years
  3. 3 years
  4. 2 years

 

  1. The First Five Year Plan in India emphasized on:
  1. Development of Industries
  2. Development of Agriculture
  3. Betterment of Health
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The Second Five Year Plan in India started in:
  1. 1956
  2. 1955
  3. 1954
  4. 1951

 

  1. Descent traced through the female line is referred to as:
  1. Patrilineal Descent
  2. Matrilineal Descent
  3. Neolocal Descent
  4. Avunculocal Descent

 

  1. In India, who can proclaim emergency in the country?
  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Chief Justice
  4. Governor

 

  1. Jati refers to division of people according to:
  1. Skin colour
  2. Gender
  3. Height
  4. Occupation

 

  1. In order to conserve the environment:
  1. We should use fuel wood for cooking
  2. We should recycle paper, plastic and metals
  3. We should dispose biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials together
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Social discrimination is on the basis of:
  1. Class
  2. Race
  3. Caste
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Gender implies:
  1. Economic definition of men and women
  2. Social definition of men and women
  3. Biological definition of men and women
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Jajmani system signifies:
  1. Inter-dependence of castes
  2. Independence of castes
  3. Inter-dependence of classes
  4. Independence of classes

 

  1. The Crude Death Rate (CDR) is defined as:
  1. The number of deaths taking place in a year per hundred populations
  2. The number of deaths taking place in a year per thousand populations
  3. The number of deaths taking place in a year per ten thousand populations
  4. The number of deaths taking place in a year per lakh population

 

  1. Mahatma Gandhi propagated the concept of
  1. Trusteeship
  2. Competition
  3. Class-struggle
  4. Untouchability

 

  1. Regionalism is present because of
  1. Cultural factors
  2. Economic factors
  3. Political factors
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which countries constitute the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)?
  1. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  2. Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, China, India
  3. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Britain, Germany
  4. Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Germany

 

  1. Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in:
  1. 1986
  2. 1988
  3. 1985
  4. 1995

  

  1. The domination and exploitation of economies of some countries by others is called:
  1. Colonialism
  2. Affluence
  3. Integration
  4. Differentiation

 

  1. Labour force includes
  1. Unemployed people
  2. Employed people
  3. Both Employed and Unemployed people
  4. Under-employed people

 

  1. Which famous German sociologist explained the concept of class in terms of “life chances”?
  1. Karl Marx
  2. Max Adler
  3. Max Weber
  4. Marianne Weber

 

  1. What is a violent form of gender-based discrimination?
  1. Female infanticide
  2. Lower wages for women at work
  3. Specific religious restrictions in the form of customs for women
  4. None of the above

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