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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2016

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2016

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. Science is based on
  1. Observation
  2. Measurement
  3. Experimentation
  4. All of these

 

  1. NSSO provides data on
  1. Agriculture, Consumption and Expenditure, Industry and Labour
  2. National Accounts Statistics
  3. Report on Currency and Finance
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Dates in history are expressed in two terms
  1. BC and AD
  2. AD and AC
  3. BC and BD
  4. DC and AD

 

  1. The history of humankind has sequentially passed through three stages
  1. Hunting-gathering, Industrial and Agrarian
  2. Agrarian, Industrial and Hunting-gathering
  3. Hunting-gathering, Agrarian and Industrial
  4. None of the above

 

  1. What are the indicators of affluence in the modern world?
  1. A much greater availability of food
  2. Decline of death rate
  3. Increase in the formal literacy and the size of the middle class
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The First World War was fought during
  1. 1915 – 1918
  2. 1912 – 1915
  3. 1914 – 1918
  4. 1945 – 1948

 

  1. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty?
  1. Chandragupta I
  2. Chandragupta Maurya
  3. Chandragupta II
  4. None of the above

 

  1. State and society in the Early Medieval period (7th – 12th centuries) were views historians as
  1. Democratic
  2. Socialist
  3. Feudal
  4. Communist

 

  1. Who were often mentioned as the Lords of the Kaveri Delta?
  1. Cheras
  2. Cholas
  3. Pandyas
  4. All of the above

 

  1. ‘Brahmadeya’ means
  1. Land grants made to Kshatriyas
  2. Land grants made to Brahmins
  3. Land grants made to Shudra
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Bhakti ideology gained ground during
  1. 3rd – 6th century
  2. 6th – 8th century
  3. 8th – 13th century
  4. None of the above

 

  1. ‘Ur’ is the assembly of elders in
  1. Brahmin villages
  2. Non-Brahmin villages
  3. Both (1) and (2)
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The philosophy of ‘Satyagraha’ is based on the principle of
  1. Truth and Non-violence
  2. Truth and Violence
  3. Non-violence
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Jallianwala Bagh incident took place on
  1. April 13, 1919
  2. April 13, 1917
  3. April 14, 1918
  4. None of the above

 

  1. An economy in which there is free trade of goods and services is referred to as
  1. Market economy
  2. Subsistence economy
  3. Transitional economy
  4. Agrarian economy

 

  1. Which of the following is a feature of the industrial society?
  1. Invention of new machines
  2. Factory system
  3. Developments in transportation and communication
  4. All of the above

 

  1. In which session did the congress declare ‘Purna Swaraj’?
  1. Gaya session
  2. Pune session
  3. Lahore session
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Who was the first President of the All India Kisan Sabha?
  1. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
  2. Jay Prakash Narayan
  3. Acharya Narendra Dev
  4. Ram Mohan Lohia

 

  1. Which article deals with the Right to Equality?
  1. Article 14
  2. Article 16
  3. Article 46
  4. Both (1) and (2)

 

  1. Which chapters of the Indian Constitution deal with the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles?
  1. Chapters II and III
  2. Chapters II and IV
  3. Chapters I and IV
  4. Chapters III and IV

 

  1. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Lok Sabha Speaker
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The term of Lok Sabha is
  1. six years
  2. three years
  3. five years
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Who was the first Governor General of India?
  1. Lord Warren Hastings
  2. Lord Macaulay
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Who gave the concept of ‘Sanskritsation’?
  1. G. Bailey
  2. Yogendra Singh
  3. N. Srinivas
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Polygyny refers to
  1. a women marrying more than one man
  2. a man marrying more than one woman
  3. one man marrying one woman
  4. None of the above

 

  1. ‘Patrilocal Residence’ refers to
  2. a newly married woman goes to stay in her husband’s house
  3. a newly married man goes to stay in her wife’s house
  4. Both (1) and (2)
  5. None of the above

 

  1. The 73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India provides
  1. three-tier Panchayati Raj structure
  2. two-tier Panchayati Raj structure
  3. single-tier Panchayati Raj structure
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Commodification made the peasants
  1. Rich
  2. Assertive
  3. Poor
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Primary sector refers to
  1. all activities that are land or animal centred
  2. all activities that factory – based
  3. Service sector
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Capita income refers to
  1. The total national income of the country divided by its total population
  2. The total population of the country divided by its total national income
  3. Both (1) and (2)
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The first five year plan emphasised on
  1. Industry
  2. Agriculture
  3. Service sector
  4. All of the above

 

  1. When did five year plans begin in India?
  1. 1947
  2. 1950
  3. 1951
  4. 1956

 

  1. Which of the following was emphasised during the fourth five year plan?
  1. Heavy industries
  2. Removal of poverty
  3. Irrigation
  4. Export

 

  1. Water pollution is a result of which of the following?
  1. Effluents from factories, Refineries and households
  2. Contaminants contained in the soil
  3. Contaminants contained in the air
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Ozone depletion is a result of
  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  3. Oxygen
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Green house refers to
  1. A glass chamber where is warm climate is maintained by trapping solar radiation and heat
  2. A wooden chamber where a warm climate is maintained by trapping solar radiation and heat
  3. A metal chamber where a warm climate is maintained by trapping solar radiation and heat
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The new economic policy of 1991 emphasised on
  1. Economic liberalisation
  2. Economic control
  3. Restriction of foreign trade
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Ecosystem is a
  1. Combination of all living and non-living elements in area
  2. Living elements
  3. Non-living
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Who has given the concept “culture of poverty”?
  1. Karl Marx
  2. Oscar Lewis
  3. Emile Durkheim
  4. Max Weber

 

  1. Max Weber explains the concept of class in terms of
  1. Economics
  2. Wealth
  3. Life chances
  4. Political affiliation

 

  1. Karl Marx identified two classes in capitalist society namely
  1. Bourgeoise and proletariat
  2. Upper class and lower class
  3. Middle class and new middle class
  4. Rich and non-rich

 

  1. Policies that favour the disadvantaged are
  1. Preferential policies
  2. Discriminatory policies
  3. Referential policies
  4. Rational policies

 

  1. ASEAN stands for
  1. Association of South Asian Nations
  2. Association of South-East Asian Nations
  3. Association of East African Nations
  4. Association of South-East American Nations

 

  1. Which of the following groups of countries is a part of the European Union?
  1. Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg Netherlands
  2. Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey
  3. Turkey, Netherlands,Poland, Belgium
  4. Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Italy, Norway

 

  1. The headquarters of WTO is located at
  1. Geneva
  2. France
  3. New York
  4. Australia

 

  1. Vande Mataram was composed by
  1. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
  2. Rabindranath Tagore
  3. MK Gandhi
  4. Dr BR Ambedkar

 

  1. Which of the following is matrilineal?
  1. Naga
  2. Mizo
  3. Khasi
  4. Warli

 

  1. The contribution of Lord Macaulay was in the area of
  1. Politics
  2. Religion
  3. Economy
  4. Education

 

  1. The major challenge to democracy in India is
  1. Communalism
  2. Secularism
  3. Consumption pattern
  4. Educational services

 

  1. Political science studies
  1. Different political institutions
  2. Ideologies and Systems
  3. Democracy and human rights
  4. All of the above

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