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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2018

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper December 2018

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.   The discipline of Economics broadly deals with

  1. Production
  2. Consumption
  3. Distribution
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 2.   In social sciences, among many disciplines, social scientists study

  1. Algebra
  2. Political science
  3. Anatomy
  4. Physics
Answer

(2) Political science

 3.   Manuscript is a form of

  1. Primary data
  2. Secondary data
  3. Tertiary data
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Secondary data

 4.   A meaningful study of social events requires a clear understanding of

  1. Its history
  2. Political consequences
  3. Economic implication
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 

5.   Heritage management is a branch of

  1. Economics
  2. Ayurveda
  3. History
  4. Cultural studies
Answer

(4) Cultural studies

6.   This tribe belongs to the state of Odisha

  1. Munda
  2. Kondh
  3. Naga
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) Munda

 

7.   Earlier, public administration was a part of 

  1. Political science
  2. Sociology
  3. Anthropology
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) Political science

 

8.   Social scientists provide guidelines of ethics to

  1. Advertisers
  2. T.V. Channels
  3. Print media
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 

9.   Human life on Earth is roughly

  1. 100 million years old
  2. 1 million years old
  3. 10 million years old
  4. Ten thousand years old
Answer

(2) 1 million years old

 

10.  The biggest change that occurred in the Stone Age was man’s capacity of

  1. Tool using
  2. Tool making
  3. Cultivating
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Tool making

 

11.  James Watt is associated with the invention of

  1. Weaving
  2. Factory
  3. Railway
  4. Steam Engine
Answer

(4) Steam Engine

 

12.  Modern world includes

  1. Organisation
  2. Industrialisation
  3. Class
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 

13.  Christopher Columbus discovered America in

  1. 1492
  2. 1493
  3. 1494
  4. 1491
Answer

(1) 1492

 

14.  The Russian Revolution is also known as the

  1. Soviet Revolution
  2. Bolshevik Revolution
  3. Revolution against the Tzars
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Bolshevik Revolution

 

15.  The first empire in Indian history according to historians is that of the

  1. Kushans
  2. Kanvas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Guptas
Answer

(3) Mauryas

 

16.  Who were known as the Lords of the Kaveri Delta ?

  1. Cholas
  2. Cheras
  3. Pandyas
  4. Pallavas
Answer

(1) Cholas

 

17.  The Delhi Sultanate was established in

  1. 1208
  2. 1209
  3. 1206
  4. 1205
Answer

(3) 1206

 

18.  1857 is famous for the

  1. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
  2. Sepoy Mutiny
  3. Swadeshi Movement
  4. Quit India Movement
Answer

(2) Sepoy Mutiny

 

19.  The Indian National Congress was a body of

  1. Lawyers
  2. Merchants
  3. Landowners
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 

20.  Swaraj was declared by the Congress in the Lahore session of

  1. 1929
  2. 1930
  3. 1920
  4. 1921
Answer

(1) 1929

 

21.  The Constitution of India came into effect on

  1. 25th January, 1950
  2. 26th January, 1950
  3. 27th January, 1950
  4. 28th January, 1950
Answer

(2) 26th January, 1950

 

22.  The Constitution of India lays emphasis on the eradication of untouchability in

  1. Article 14
  2. Article 15
  3. Article 16
  4. Article 17
Answer

(4) Article 17

 

23.  The Supreme Court of India consists of

  1. 26 Judges
  2. 24 Judges
  3. 25 Judges
  4. 29 Judges
Answer

(1) 26 Judges

 

24.  The Ryotwari system of land revenue was introduced by the

  1. British
  2. French
  3. Dutch
  4. Portuguese
Answer

(1) British

 

25.  Dogri is an Indian

  1. Dialect
  2. Language
  3. Parlance
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Language

 

26.  A Nuclear family consists of

  1. Husband, wife, married and unmarried children
  2. Husband, wife and unmarried children
  3. Husband, wife, unmarried children and children’s paternal grandparents
  4. All of the above
Answer

(2) Husband, wife and unmarried children

 

27.  A municipal corporation is

  1. An urban body
  2. A rural body
  3. A block body
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) An urban body

 

28.  The Panchayati Raj institutions looks after

  1. Rural governance
  2. Urban governance
  3. District governance
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) Rural governance

 

29.  The Right to Information Act was introduced in the year

  1. 2004
  2. 2005
  3. 2006
  4. 2008
Answer

(2) 2005

 

30.  The overall head of the Civil Services at the union level is the

  1. Chief Secretary
  2. Prime Minister
  3. Cabinet Secretary
  4. None of the above
Answer

(3) Cabinet Secretary

 

31.  The term “manpower” was first used to include those persons who are

  1. Socially active
  2. Politically active
  3. Economically active
  4. All of the above
Answer

(3) Economically active

 

32.  Return received by an individual in exchange of his/her labour is

  1. Output
  2. Input
  3. Income
  4. None of the above
Answer

(3) Income

 

33.  India’s major export earner is

  1. Leather
  2. Handicraft
  3. Gems
  4. All of the above
Answer

(4) All of the above

 

34.  India first started its five-year economic planning in

  1. 1950
  2. 1952
  3. 1954
  4. 1951
Answer

(4) 1951

 

35.  The Indo-Pak War took place in

  1. 1965
  2. 1966
  3. 1967
  4. 1968
Answer

(1) 1965

 

36.  Which Indian Prime Minister died in the year 1966 ?

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Lal Bahadur Shastri
  3. Indira Gandhi
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Lal Bahadur Shastri

 

37.  Food grain production in 1950 – 51 was

  1. 61 million tones
  2. 58 million tonnes
  3. 51 million tones
  4. 41 million tones
Answer

(3) 51 million tones

 

38.  When the presence of unwanted chemicals in the year affects health, it is called

  1. Land pollution
  2. Air pollution
  3. Water pollution
  4. Sound pollution
Answer

(2) Air pollution

 

39.  Soil erosion is escalated by

  1. Deforestation
  2. Irrigation
  3. Rainwater harvesting
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) Deforestation

 

40.  Consumption of consumer durable increases with

  1. Decrease in income
  2. Unchanging income
  3. Demand for products
  4. Increase in income
Answer

(3) Demand for products

 

41.  The concept ‘Culture of Poverty’ was postulated by

  1. Oscar Wilde
  2. Oscar Fernandes
  3. Oscar Lewis
  4. Oscar Dickson
Answer

(3) Oscar Lewis

 

42.  The ‘Blacks’ of USA are also known as

  1. African Americans
  2. American Indians
  3. Latin Americans
  4. All of the above
Answer

(1) African Americans

 

43.  The minimum needs programme (MNP) was launched in

  1. 1976 – 77
  2. 1977 – 78
  3. 1975 – 76
  4. 1980 – 81
Answer

(3) 1975 – 76

 

44.  In developing countries, the mortality rate among children is

  1. Low
  2. Very low
  3. Very high
  4. High
Answer

(2) Very low

 

45.  The population density of India shows

  1. An increase in the number of people
  2. A decrease in the number of people
  3. Not concerned with change
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) An increase in the number of people

 

46.  Regionalism is

  1. A political problem
  2. An economic problem
  3. A cultural problem
  4. A multidimensional problem
Answer

(4) A multidimensional problem

 

47.  India is the world’s largest

  1. Democracy
  2. Autocracy
  3. Monarchy
  4. None of the above
Answer

(1) Democracy

 

48.  In 1962 the war took place

  1. Indo-Pak
  2. Indo-China
  3. China-Pak
  4. None of the above
Answer

(2) Indo-China

 

49.  Hindi is India’s

  1. Mother Tongue
  2. Regional Language
  3. Official Language
  4. All of the above
Answer

(3) Official Language

 

50.  Vasco da Gama discovered

  1. Australia
  2. America
  3. West Indies
  4. India
Answer

(4) India

 

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