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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

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 these is not a Social Science?
  1. Sociology
  2. Geology
  3. Political Science
  4. History

 

  1. Mandal Commission Report was an important data source on
  1. Sex ratio
  2. Labour force participation
  3. Population data
  4. Castes

 

  1. Karl Marx identified two classes in a capitalist society as
  1. The blacks and whites
  2. Varnas and jatis
  3. Men and women
  4. Proletariat and bourgeoisie

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. The term “culture of poverty” was developed by
  1. Max Weber
  2. Oscar Lewis
  3. Karl Marx
  4. Yogendra Singh

 

  1. Why is there adverse sex ratio in India?
  1. High birth rate
  2. Low death rate
  3. Son preference
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which of these countries is not a member of ASEAN?
  1. Philippines
  2. Indonesia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Myanmar

 

  1. Increasing interconnectedness in cultural, economic, political, social and technological terms can be described as
  1. Industrialisation
  2. Globalisation
  3. Capitalism
  4. Knowledge Economy

 

  1. The transition from hunting-gathering to agrarian stage in human history is known as
  1. Industrial Revolution
  2. French Revolution
  3. Green Revolution
  4. Neolithic Revolution

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Which of these names is associated with Industrial Revolution?
  1. Lord Mountbatten
  2. James Watt
  3. Christopher Columbus
  4. Vasco da Gama

 

  1. Which of these empires existed in the pre-modern era?
  1. British Empire
  2. German Empire
  3. Holy Roman Empire
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Aztec and Inca civilizations flourished in
  1. Central Europe
  2. South-East Asia
  3. Latin America
  4. West Africa

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. The rivalry between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. from 1945 to 1990 is known as
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. World War III
  4. Cold War

 

  1. Which of these is believed to be the first empire in Indian history?
  1. Mauryan
  2. Mughal
  3. Kushana
  4. Shaka

 

  1. `Sangam’ literature is associated with the following language:
  1. Sanskrit
  2. Prakrit
  3. Tamil
  4. Greek

 

  1. Which of these colonial European powers confined their activities to the Coromandel coast in India?
  1. British
  2. French
  3. Dutch
  4. Portuguese

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Who was declared the first Sovereign of British India in 1858?
  1. King George I
  2. Queen Elizabeth I
  3. Queen Elizabeth II
  4. Queen Victoria

 

  1. Partition of Bengal in 1905 was carried out by
  1. Lord Chelmsford
  2. Lord Curzon
  3. Lord Mountbatten
  4. Lord Irwin

 

  1. Why was the Non-Cooperation Movement called off in 1922?
  1. Jallianwalla Bagh massacre
  2. Chauri-Chaura incident
  3. Arrest of Gandhiji
  4. Outbreak of World War

 

  1. Gandhiji’s famous “Do or Die” speech is associated with
  1. Salt Satyagraha
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement
  3. Quit India Movement
  4. Partition of India

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Which of these terms is not in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution?
  1. Soviet
  2. Socialist
  3. Secular
  4. Democratic

 

  1. Which of these is not a Fundamental Right assured by the Constitution of India?
  1. Right to Privacy
  2. Right to Equality
  3. Right against Exploitation
  4. Right to Constitutional Remedies

 

  1. Article 356 of the Constitution pertains to
  1. Declaration of Emergency
  2. President’s Rule
  3. Curfew orders
  4. Death penalty

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Lord Macaulay is associated with
  1. Abolition of Sati
  2. Introduction of Zamindari system
  3. English education in India
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The term `Sanskritization’ introduced by M.N. Srinivas refers to
  1. Teaching Sanskrit at primary level
  2. Opting for English language
  3. Copying the ways of higher castes
  4. Rejection of caste hierarchy

 

  1. Which of these communities is associated with Matrilineal system?
  1. Nagas
  2. Bhils
  3. Khonds
  4. Khasis

 

  1. Who is the overall head of the civil services and administration at the Union level in India ?
  1. Prime Minister
  2. Home Minister
  3. Chief Minister of Delhi
  4. Cabinet Secretary

 

  1. Which of these initiatives can foster a more citizen-friendly government?
  1. Citizens Charters
  2. Right to Information
  3. Use of I.C.T.
  4. All of the above

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. The term ‘manpower’ has been replaced by the following term:
  1. Woman power
  2. Human resource
  3. People’s power
  4. Labour power

 

  1. Which of these is not a factor of production?
  1. Land
  2. Government
  3. Labour
  4. Capital

 

  1. What does the NREGA (2005) guarantee to the poorest of the poor?
  1. Housing
  2. Medical insurance
  3. Employment
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which of the Five-Year Plans was associated with rapid industrialization and development of heavy and basic industries?
  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Fifth
  4. Eleventh

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. 1991 is significant in India’s economic history because it marked the advent of
  1. C.T. Revolution
  2. Socialist pattern of development
  3. Liberalization of economic policy
  4. Green Revolution

 

  1. Emission of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases in the atmosphere leads to
  1. Loss of soil cover
  2. Ozone depletion
  3. Loss of biodiversity
  4. Excessive Floods

 

  1. Which of these natural resources are exhaustible?
  1. Soil
  2. Water
  3. Petroleum
  4. Wildlife

 

  1. `Lohars’ and `Nais’ are examples of
  1. Varnas
  2. Jatis
  3. Adivasis
  4. None of the above

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Sex pre-selection is an example of which form of discrimination?
  1. Class
  2. Caste
  3. Religion
  4. Gender

 

  1. Which term best describes a country like India consisting of many languages, cultures, religions, etc.?
  1. Communal
  2. Regional
  3. Plural
  4. Colonial

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Which leader of the Soviet Union is associated with the terms ‘glasnost’ and `perestroika’?
  1. Stalin
  2. Gorbachev
  3. Lenin
  4. Yeltsin

 

  1. Which of these organisations is mainly associated with economic globalisation and trade?
  1. UNO
  2. WTO
  3. UNESCO
  4. ILO

 

  1. What is the common currency of the European Union?
  1. Dollar
  2. Euro
  3. Pound Sterling
  4. Deutsche Mark

 

  1. Which of these Indian States does not have a very adverse sex ratio?
  1. Haryana
  2. Punjab
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Kerala

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. The largest source of commercial energy in India is
  1. Natural gas
  2. Solar power
  3. Petroleum
  4. Coal

 

  1. Which of these are not minor forest products?
  1. Medicinal plants
  2. Resins
  3. Industrial timber
  4. Essential oils

 

  1. Which of these activities can be included in the ‘tertiary sector’ of the economy?
  1. Generation of electricity
  2. Food processing industry
  3. Handicrafts
  4. Hospitality and hotel industry

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Civil society refers to the following:
  1. Civil services officers housing society
  2. Political parties contesting elections
  3. Non-military administration
  4. Self-organisation of citizens

 

  1. Which of these powers are vested in the Indian Parliament?
  1. Making laws
  2. Impeachment of the President
  3. Passing the Budget
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Abiding by the Constitution and respecting the National Flag and Anthem is a
  1. Fundamental Right
  2. Fundamental Duty
  3. Both (1) and (2)
  4. None of the above

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. Which of these sectors first underwent ‘industrialization’ in the 18 th century?
  1. Coal mining
  2. Railways
  3. Textiles
  4. Construction

 

  1. Plato and Aristotle were great political philosophers of
  1. Ancient Greece
  2. Ancient India
  3. Medieval Europe
  4. Contemporary Britain

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2017

  1. For a Social Science researcher, letters, diaries and memoirs are examples of
  1. Primary sources
  2. Records
  3. Documents
  4. All of the above

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