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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2014

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2014

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 is the subject-matter of Social Sciences?
  1. Atoms, molecules
  2. Biological structures and functions
  3. Oceans and weather systems
  4. Human societies and cultures

 

  1. A great political thinker of Ancient Greece was
  1. Kautilya
  2. Comte
  3. Aristotle
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which of these is a primary source of data?
  1. Personal interview
  2. Census record
  3. Diaries and memoirs
  4. All of the above

 

  1. A ‘knowledge society‘ lays emphasis on
  1. Guru-Shishya Parampara
  2. Religious teachings
  3. ICT and computer education
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The Neolithic Revolution was characterized by
  1. Beginning of agriculture
  2. Discovery of fire
  3. Use of simple stone tools
  4. Growth of towns and cities

 

  1. The ‘Flying shuttle’ and ‘Spinning jenny’ are examples of
  1. Toys
  2. New inventions of the Industrial Age
  3. New software programmes
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which of these was a famous novelist who described life in 19th century England?
  1. Karl Marx
  2. Max Weber
  3. Charles Dickens
  4. James Watt

 

  1. The first ‘superpowers’ of the Modern World who dominated trade and conquest in the 16th century were
  1. England and France
  2. Spain and Portugal
  3. Greece and Italy
  4. S.A. and Russia

 

  1. The Inca and Aztec were highly developed civilizations of
  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Greece
  3. Latin America
  4. Indus Valley

 

  1. The Axis forces comprised the following during World War II:
  1. France, U.K., U.S.A.
  2. Spain, Portugal, Italy
  3. China, Japan, India
  4. Germany, Italy, Japan

 

  1. The ‘Cold War’ lasted from
  1. 1914 —1918
  2. 1939 —1945
  3. 1945 —1990
  4. 1990 to the present time

 

  1. The single ‘superpower’ in today’s unipolar world is
  1. India
  2. S.A.
  3. China
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Ashvamedha’ yajya is believed to have been performed in
  1. Pre-Vedic period
  2. Early Vedic period
  3. Late Vedic period
  4. Post-Vedic period

 

  1. The great ruler of the Kushanas was
  1. Kautilya
  2. Kanishka
  3. Chandragupta
  4. Rudradaman

 

  1. Who amongst these was not a Mughal ruler?
  2. Akbar
  3. Babur
  4. Humayun
  5. Qutub-ud-din Aibak

 

  1. Which nationalist leader criticized ‘drain of wealth’ in British India?
  1. Tilak
  2. Dadabhai Naoroji
  3. Gandhi
  4. Nehru

 

  1. Whose name is associated with the sparking off of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857?
  1. Surendranath Banerjee
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai
  3. Mangal Pandey
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Rabindranath Tagore gave up his knighthood to protest against
  1. Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
  2. Sepoy Mutiny
  3. Partition of Bengal
  4. Partition of India

 

  1. The Bolshevik Revolution took place in
  1. India
  2. S.A.
  3. Russia
  4. South Africa

 

  1. The Indian Constitution refers to ‘Secularism’ in terms of
  1. Freedom of worship
  2. Anti-religious attitude
  3. Favouring one religion
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Indian Constitution permits ‘protective discrimination’ for the following:
  1. Women and girls
  2. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
  3. Religious minorities
  4. All of the above

 

  1. A ‘Federal’ system refers to
  1. Presidential form of Government
  2. Powers to the States
  3. Military Rule
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Minimum age for contesting Lok Sabha election is
  1. 18 years
  2. 50 years
  3. 25 years
  4. 16 years

 

  1. Ryotwari, Mahalwari, Zamindari are examples of
  1. Ruling dynasties
  2. Peasant uprisings
  3. Public distribution systems
  4. Land tenure systems

 

  1. Name the scholar who made a study of caste in Bisipara village of Orissa.
  1. G. Bailey
  2. N. Srinivas
  3. S. Ghurye
  4. None of the above

 

  1. ‘Brahmin’, ‘Kshatriya’, Taishya’ refer to
  1. Gotras
  2. Jatis
  3. Varnas
  4. Lineages

 

  1. Article 17 of the Indian Constitution abolishes
  1. Zamindari System
  2. British Rule
  3. Untouchability
  4. Gender Discrimination

 

  1. ‘Matrilineal’ system is found in the following community:
  1. Nayars of Kerala
  2. Nagas of Nagaland
  3. Rajputs of Rajasthan
  4. Sikhs of Punjab

 

  1. Drug addiction, crime and violence are all examples of
  1. Social institutions
  2. Social structures
  3. Social problems
  4. Socialism

 

  1. Which of these are not characteristics of good governance?
  1. Accountability
  2. Secrecy
  3. Rule of Law
  4. People’s participation

 

  1. Thagidari’ project is an example of
  1. Local Self-government
  2. N.G.O.
  3. Public-private partnership
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which of these is included in the secondary sector of the economy?
  1. Banks and Insurance
  2. Restaurants and Hotels
  3. Transport and Storage
  4. Manufacturing Industries

 

  1. Industrial Policy of 1956 emphasised on a strong
  1. Public Distribution System
  2. Power generation
  3. Private Sector
  4. Public Sector

 

  1. Which of the following is a challenge to democracy in India?
  1. Socialism
  2. Communalism
  3. Communism
  4. Marxism

 

  1. What was the objective of the First Five Year Plan?
  1. Heavy industrialization
  2. Privatization
  3. Economic consolidation
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Green Revolution benefitted the production of the following crop:
  1. Jute
  2. Jowar
  3. Wheat
  4. Tea

 

  1. The study of the interaction of living organisms with one another and their surroundings is called
  1. Chemistry
  2. Ecology
  3. Physiology
  4. Pharmacology

 

  1. Air pollution is a result of the following activities:
  1. Mining
  2. Burning fuel wood
  3. Driving vehicles
  4. All of the above

 

  1. An important aspect of climate change is
  1. Global cooling
  2. Global warming
  3. Global hunger
  4. Globalization

 

  1. Population growth in a poor country results in
  1. Prosperity
  2. Economic growth
  3. Improved technology
  4. None of the above

 

  1. B.R. Ambedkar is chiefly remembered for the following:
  1. Combating child marriages
  2. Fighting caste discrimination
  3. Abolition of Sati
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Gender-based discrimination can be observed in the following:
  1. Educating the girl child
  2. Right to divorce
  3. Equal pay for equal work
  4. Sex pre-selection

 

  1. What is the characteristic feature of populations of developed countries?
  1. High birth rate and high death rate
  2. High birth rate and low death rate
  3. Low birth rate and low death rate
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which of the following Indian States has the lowest density of population?
  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

 

  1. Diseases like tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria have been controlled by
  1. Family Planning Programme
  2. Immunisation Programme
  3. Minimum Needs Programme
  4. Mid-day Meal Programme

 

  1. When was the Soviet Union dissolved?
  1. 1991
  2. 1987
  3. 1917
  4. 1947

 

  1. Which of the following countries is in West Asia?
  1. India
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Pakistan
  4. Kuwait

 

  1. The Schengen Agreement is associated with
  1. Chinese Union
  2. European Union
  3. Soviet Union
  4. United Nations

 

  1. Cross-border trade in goods and services, international property rights and people comes under the purview of
  1. UNO
  2. WTO
  3. IMF
  4. UNICEF

 

  1. Which of the following states has the most adverse sex ratio?
  1. Kerala
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Haryana

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