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IGNOU BPP - OSS Solved Question Papers (June' 2015)

Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (B.P.P.) (For Non 10+2)
Term-End Examination
June, 2015
OSS-101 Preparatory Course in Social Sciences
Time : 2 hours Maximum Marks : 50
General Instructions :
Preparatory Course in Social Sciences (OSS-101) Questions 1— 50
(i) This is an objective type question paper. Options for the correct answer must be marked only in OMR sheet.
(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii) The question paper consists of 50 questions each of which carries one mark.
(iv) Each question has four alternatives, one of which is correct. Write the Sl. No. of your correct alternative/answer below the corresponding question number in the OMR 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.
(v) 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. Who was the inventor of the steam engine ?
(1) Matthew Boulton
(2) James Watt
(3) Richard Arkwright
(4) None of the above
2. Fascism is associated with
(1) Richard Nixon
(2) Columbus
(3) Mussolini
(4) Hargreaves
3. The State as an institution emerged in the following stages of human history :
(1) Hunting-gathering
(2) Agrarian
(3) Industrial
(4) Post-Industrial
4. Which of these is a principal factor in the factory system ?
(1) Land
(2) Labour
(3) Capital
(4) All of the above
5. Who was the inventor of the 'flying shuttle' ?
(1) John Kay
(2) James Hargreaves
(3) James Watt
(4) Richard Arkwright
6. Which of these is a characteristic feature of 'post-industrial' society ?
(1) New techniques of agriculture
(2) Return to hunting-gathering
(3) Factory system
(4) New communication technology and knowledge
7. Who 'discovered' America in 1492 ?
(1) Vasco da Gama
(2) Christopher Columbus
(3) The Aztecs
(4) The Incas
8. Name the philosopher who wrote extensively about the exploitation of the labour class in the industrial society.
(1) Charles Dickens
(2) M.N. Srinivas
(3) Karl Marx
(4) None of the above
9. The Cold War ended in the triumph of
(1) U.S.S.R.
(2) U.K.
(3) China
(4) U.S.A.
10. What kind of society was early Vedic society ?
(1) Tribal
(2) Pastoral
(3) Nomadic
(4) Industrial
11. Who was the author of Arthashastra' ?
(1) Chandragupta
(2) Kanishka
(3) Arjuna
(4) Kautilya
12. Who was the last Mughal ruler ?
(1) Babur
(2) Qutbuddin Aibak
(3) Tughlaq
(4) Bahadur Shah Zafar
13. Where was the headquarters of the French Company located in colonial India ?
(1) Lucknow
(2) Delhi
(3) Pondicherry
(4) Madras
14. After which historical event did India pass into the hands of the British Crown ?
(1) Battle of Plassey, 1757
(2) Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre, 1919
(3) Revolt of 1857
(4) Quit India Movement, 1942
15. Which of these was not a princely state in British India ?
(1) Hyderabad
(2) Mysore
(3) Chennai
(4) Baroda
16. Congress declared 'Purna Swaraj' at its
(1) Amritsar Session
(2) Chandigarh Session
(3) Poona Session
(4) Lahore Session
17. The philosophy of Satyagraha is based upon
(1) armed struggle
(2) class war
(3) revolution of the working class
(4) truth and non-violence
18. Which of these nationalist leaders emerged as the leader of the Scheduled Castes ?
(1) M.K. Gandhi
(2) B.R. Ambedkar
(3) Lala Lajpat Rai
(4) Jawaharlal Nehru
19. Shah Nawaz Khan, Gurdial Singh Dhillon and Prem Kumar Sehgal were members of the following armed nationalist organization :
(1) INC
(2) CPI
(3) CPI (M)
(4) INA
20. Which of the following is justiciable ?
(1) Directive Principles
(2) Civic Principles
(3) Fundamental Rights
(4) Fundamental Duties
21. Which of these is not a Fundamental Right in the Constitution of India ?
(1) Right to Information
(2) Right to Equality
(3) Right to Freedom
(4) Right Against Exploitation
22. Who is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces ?
(1) General
(2) Brigadier
(3) President of India
(4) Defence Minister of India
23. The Council of Ministers comprises
(1) Cabinet Ministers
(2) Ministers of State
(3) Deputy Ministers
(4) All of the above
24. During the colonial period, agricultural production saw a shift from
(1) cash crops to food crops
(2) food crops to cash crops
(3) neither food crops nor cash crops
(4) None of the above
25. Teli, dhobi, lohar are all examples of
(1) Varnas
(2) Tribes
(3) Ethnic groups
(4) Jatis
26. What does the State emblem of India represent ?
(1) Sarnath Lion
(2) Ashoka Chakra
(3) Tricolour
(4) Peacock
27. The system whereby people of one `jati' would draw services of another caste and in turn would render service to other castes was known as
(1) Varna system
(2) Zamindari system
(3) Ryotwari system
(4) Jajmani system
28. Policy of reservation of seats in education and employment for weaker sections of society is known as
(1) Social discrimination
(2) Social protection
(3) Protective discrimination
(4) Social unification
29. Which of these is a characteristic of patriarchal societies ?
(1) Husband goes to live with the wife's relatives
(2) Both take joint decisions
(3) Descent is in the male line
(4) All of the above
30. What is the 3-tier structure of local self-government in rural India called ?
(1) Khap Panchayat
(2) Jati Panchayat
(3) Panchayati Raj
(4) Swaraj
31. Which of these would you find in metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Kolkata ?
(1) Gram Panchayat
(2) Municipal Council
(3) Zilla Parishad
(4) Municipal Corporation
32. Which of these would be included in the 'Secondary Sector' of the economy ?
(1) Fishing and Forestry
(2) Banking and Insurance
(3) Electricity and Hydro-electric Power
(4) Hotels and Tourism
33. The labour force does not include the following category :
(1) Unemployed persons
(2) Illiterate persons
(3) Children below the age of 14 years
(4) Farmers
34. Which of the following was emphasized during the Fourth Five Year Plan ?
(1) Heavy industries
(2) Removal of poverty
(3) Irrigation
(4) Exports
35. The New Economic Policy declared in 1991 resulted in the
(1) State control of the economy
(2) Restrictions on foreign trade
(3) Stricter Licensing policy
(4) Economic Liberalization
36. During the past 20 years the gap in per capita income between rich and poor states has
(1) increased
(2) decreased
(3) remained unchanged
(4) None of the above
37. The capacity to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' is the definition of
(1) Economic development
(2) Personality development
(3) International development
(4) Sustainable development
38. Which thinker identified the two classes 'bourgeoisie' and 'proletariat' in capitalist society ?
(1) Max Weber
(2) Karl Marx
(3) Oscar Lewis
(4) Charles Dickens
39. The Schengen Agreement is associated with the
(1) United Nations
(2) World Trade Organisation
(3) Asian Union
(4) European Union
40. The Green Revolution led to an increase in the production of
(1) forest wealth
(2) greenhouse gases
(3) food grains
(4) tea and coffee
41. NREGA was enacted in
(1) 2005
(2) 2002
(3) 2001
(4) 1995
42. Sex pre-selection, female infanticide are examples of
(1) Caste discrimination
(2) Ethnic discrimination
(3) Gender discrimination
(4) Racial discrimination
43. The expected number of years a child is likely to survive is termed as
(1) Life expectancy
(2) Infant mortality
(3) Birth rate
(4) Death rate
44. Higher GDP growth rate leads to
(1) population growth
(2) higher infant mortality rate
(3) higher per capita income
(4) None of the above
45. Which of these States has the lowest literacy rate ?
(1) Kerala
(2) Goa
(3) Bihar
(4) Mizoram
46. The 'Divide and Rule' policy of the British is believed to be the cause of
(1) Independence
(2) Industrialization
(3) Communalism
(4) Poverty
47. Average income per person in the country is referred to as
(1) GDP
(2) National income
(3) GNP
(4) Per capita income
48. Which conflict broke out in 1990?
(1) World War II
(2) Gulf War
(3) Civil War
(4) World War I
49. The power to amend the Constitution of India is held by the
(1) President
(2) Prime Minister
(3) Parliament
(4) Chief Justice of India
50. Who delivered the 'Do or Die' speech ?
(1) Ambedkar (2) Nehru
(3) Gandhi (4) Bhagat Singh

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