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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2012

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2012

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 are included in Social Sciences?
  1. Botany, chemistry, biology, physics
  2. Philosophy, literature, engineering, biology
  3. Sociology, political science, economics, history
  4. Political science, botany, literature, history

 

  1. Which discipline deals with the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services?
  1. Political Science
  2. Economics
  3. Sociology
  4. History

 

  1. The European Union (EU) has formulated an agreement in which all European Union citizens can live, travel and work under one? Which is that agreement?
  1. European Agreement
  2. Parisian Agreement
  3. Belgium Agreement
  4. Schengen Agreement

 

  1. Which sociologist studied the problem of suicide in society?
  1. Gore
  2. Srinivas
  3. Merton
  4. Durkheim

 

  1. Which of the following covers cross – border trade in goods and services, intellectual property rights and people?
  1. SAAR
  2. WTO
  3. ASEAN
  4. NATO

 

  1. Which of the following is a challenge to democratic process in India?
  1. Socialism
  2. Secularism
  3. Communalism
  4. Communism

 

  1. The process of mobilisation of a group of people who share common attributes in terms of language, culture, religion, history etc. is called:
  1. Economic assertion
  2. Social assertion
  3. Ethnic assertion
  4. None of the above

 

  1. A major objective of ‘Green Revolution‘ was to increase production of:
  1. Milk
  2. Food grain
  3. Industrial products
  4. Computers

 

  1. Higher population growth implies increased pressure on:
  1. Food, houses, air and water
  2. Existing infrastructure such as electricity, roads and transport
  3. Forest resources in terms of fodder and raw materials
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Per capita income indicates:
  1. Fashion awareness of people in our country
  2. Standard of living of a population in a country
  3. Income generated by restaurants in our country
  4. Amount of income tax evaded in our country

 

  1. Developing countries are characterised by:
  1. High birth rate and high death rate
  2. High birth rate and low death rate
  3. Low birth rate and high death rate
  4. Low birth rate and low death rate

 

  1. The transition from hunting and gathering to agricultural stage in the history of humankind is called:
  1. Paleolithic Revolution
  2. Neolithic Revolution
  3. French Revolution
  4. Industrial Revolution

 

  1. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the representative of:
  1. Brahmins
  2. Tribals
  3. Sikhs
  4. Scheduled Castes

 

  1. In India the Council of Ministers is headed by the:
  1. President
  2. Vice – president
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Lok Sabha speaker

 

  1. When was the first five-year plan launched?
  1. 1947
  2. 1950
  3. 1951
  4. 1956

 

  1. What did James Watt invent?
  1. Steam engine
  2. Ship engine
  3. Search engine
  4. Aeroplane engine

 

  1. Supreme Command of defence forces of the union rest with:
  1. Prime Minister
  2. President
  3. Chief Minister
  4. Vice – president

 

  1. Oscar Lewis proposed the concept of:
  1. Modernization
  2. Westernization
  3. Sanskritization
  4. Culture of poverty

 

  1. The Bhagidari Project in India is an example of:
  1. International Partnership
  2. Domestic Partnership
  3. Public-Private Partnership
  4. State-Centre Partnership

 

  1. Socialization is the process of learning:
  1. Meeting people
  2. Use of Weapons
  3. The culture and way of life as part of growing up
  4. To read and write

 

  1. Land, Labour and Capital are regarded as three basic factors of:
  1. Production
  2. Distribution
  3. Re – distribution
  4. Exchange

 

  1. The Central Government enacted the Right to Information Act in the year:
  1. 2002
  2. 2003
  3. 2005
  4. 2007 

 

  1. Adoption of symbols and ways of life of ‘higher castes’ people by ‘lower castes’ is called:
  1. Westernization
  2. Sanskritization
  3. Secularization
  4. Brahmanization

 

  1. Which of the following are justifiable?
  1. Directive Principles
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Fundamental Rights
  4. Civic Principles

 

  1. C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru formed the:
  1. Giriraj Party
  2. Samraj Party
  3. Swaraj Party
  4. Prabhat Party

 

  1. ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was adopted as the National Anthem by the Constituent Assembly on:
  1. 17th January, 1950
  2. 18th January, 1950
  3. 19th January, 1950
  4. 20th January, 1950

 

  1. Who delivered the ‘Do or Die‘ speech?
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Subhas Chandra Bose
  3. Indira Gandhi
  4. K. Gandhi

 

  1. Which of the following emerged as a symbol of Industrial Revolution?
  1. Bulb
  2. Flying shuttle
  3. Steam engine
  4. Spinning jenny

 

  1. Who was the founder of Mughal Dynasty?
  1. Akbar
  2. Babar
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Bahadur Shah Zafar

 

  1. Carrying capacity implies:
  1. Maximum number of person who can travel in a bus
  2. A limited number of children that a woman can bear
  3. The physical load a person can carry
  4. A limited number of organisms that can be supported in the ecosystem

 

  1. Max Weber explained class in terms of:
  1. Survival Chances
  2. Life – chances
  3. Financial success
  4. Political success

 

  1. ‘Jati’ serves as a means of classifying people according to their:
  1. Occupation
  2. Education
  3. Region
  4. Ideology

 

  1. Which of the following bodies promote trade without discrimination?
  1. NATO
  2. WTO
  3. UNESCO
  4. UNICEF

 

  1. Who identified the ‘bourgeoisie’ and ‘proletariat’ as two classes in capitalist society?
  1. Max Weber
  2. Karl Marx
  3. Emile Durkheim
  4. Talcott Parsons

 

  1. Which of the following is free of Executive or Legislative Control?
  1. Intermediary
  2. Judicious
  3. Missionary
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The process of gradual increase in global temperature is described as:
  1. Ozone Depletion
  2. Global warming
  3. Loss of Biodiversity
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Sex – ratio‘ is defined as the number of females:
  1. Per 100 males
  2. Per 1,00,000 males
  3. Per 1,000 males
  4. None of the above

 

  1. A Federal system is one in which a country is divided into:
  1. Caste-based units
  2. Territorial units
  3. Class-based units
  4. Power-based units

 

  1. The tertiary sector is also known as:
  1. Production sector
  2. Services sector
  3. Distributive sector
  4. Consuming sector

 

  1. The discipline that studies the implementation of government policy:
  1. Psychology
  2. History
  3. Public administration
  4. Anthropology

 

  1. The cold war ended in the triumph of:
  1. USA
  2. USSR
  3. China
  4. India

 

  1. The largest source of commercial energy in India is:
  1. Hydro – Electric power
  2. Wind power
  3. LPG
  4. Coal

 

  1. An example of reproducible resource is:
  1. Coal
  2. Petroleum
  3. Forest
  4. Iron-ore

 

  1. All adults registered as voters in the electoral rolls of a village constitute:
  1. Sangh
  2. Samiti
  3. Ghana Sangha
  4. Gram Sabha

 

  1. The constitution of India is based on the ideals of:
  1. Autocracy
  2. Anarchy
  3. Democracy
  4. Military rule

 

  1. The term for a family consisting of husband, wife and unmarried children is:
  1. Joint family
  2. Extended family
  3. Nuclear family
  4. Ghetto

 

  1. Kanishka was a:
  1. Kushan ruler
  2. Kisan ruler
  3. Peshava ruler
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Unequal treatment of individuals, social and/or ethnic group (s) is called:
  1. Affirmation
  2. Selection
  3. Rejection
  4. Discrimination

 

  1. Joint ownership of village land under British rule was called:
  1. Zamindari system
  2. Ryotwari system
  3. Bhagidari system
  4. Mahalwari system

 

  1. In knowledge society, knowledge is treated as:
  1. Cultural good
  2. Public good
  3. Private good
  4. None of the above

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