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IGNOU BPP - OSS Solved Question Papers (Dec' 2014)

Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (B.P.P.) (For Non 10+2)
Term-End Examination
December, 2014
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. Which of the following disciplines are included in Social Sciences ?
(1) Chemistry, Biology, Physics
(2) Political Science, History, Literature
(3) History, Sociology, Biology
(4) Political Science, History, Sociology
2. The study of Political Science involves the study of
(1) Government
(2) Politics
(3) Elections
(4) All of the above
3. Who among the following was an ancient Greek thinker ?
(1) Kautilya
(2) Plato
(3) Caesar
(4) Comte
4. Which of the following data sources yields secondary data ?
(1) National Census
(2) Intensive field-work
(3) Public opinion surveys
(4) All of the above
5. 'Knowledge Societies' place great emphasis on
(1) I.C.T. and Management education
(2) Religion and Spirituality
(3) Astrology and Palmistry
(4) Weaving and Handicrafts
6. What is the term that denotes worldwide process of trade, commerce and communication cutting across national borders ?
(1) Development
(2) Globalisation
(3) Industrialisation
(4) Knowledge Society
7. The transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture in human history is given the following name :
(1) Industrial Revolution
(2) Neolithic Revolution
(3) Green Revolution
(4) French Revolution
8. Which of the following were used in the Stone Age ?
(1) Plough
(2) Scrappers and hand-axes
(3) Spinning jenny
(4) Steam engine
9. The Industrial Revolution began in the following sector
(1) Cement
(2) Locomotives
(3) Pharmaceuticals
(4) Textiles
10. Who invented the Steam Engine ?
(1) Richard Arkwright
(2) John Kay
(3) James Hargreaves
(4) None of the above (Thomas savery)
11. Which English novelist wrote about the brutal conditions of life in Industrial society ?
(1) Karl Marx
(2) Charles Dickens
(3) Charles Darwin
(4) Emile Durkheim
12. Which European countries were the 'super-powers' of the 16th century ?
(1) France and England
(2) Germany and Belgium
(3) Spain and Portugal
(4) France and Germany
13. The year 1492 is important in World History because
(1) India got freedom
(2) Industrial Revolution began in Europe
(3) French Revolution took place
(4) Columbus discovered America
14. The Socialist Revolution in Russia took place in the following year :
(1) 1947
(2) 1917
(3) 1857
(4) 1789
15. The 'Fascist' or 'Axis' powers in the Second World War were
(1) France, U.K. and Belgium
(2) Germany, Italy and Japan
(3) Spain, Portugal and U.S.A.
(4) U.K., U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.
16. Which of the following established the first empire in India ?
(1) Mauryas
(2) Guptas
(3) Kushans
(4) Rajputs
17. `Sangam' literature is associated with which language ?
(1) Sanskrit
(2) Bactrian
(3) Tamil
(4) English
18. Who was the leader of the Kushans ?
(1) Chandragupta I
(2) Asoka
(3) Kanishka
(4) Harshavardhan
19. The decline of the Mughal supremacy started with the death of
(1) Babur
(2) Akbar
(3) Shah Jahan
(4) Aurangzeb
20. Who was posted at Barrackpore in Bengal and had to sacrifice his life just before the Revolt of 1857 ?
(1) Bhagat Singh (2) Sukhdev
(3) Rajguru (4) Mangal Pandey
21. Who founded the Indian Association in 1876 ?
(1) A.O. Hume
(2) Surendranath Banerjee
(3) Maulana Azad
(4) M.K. Gandhi
22. Partition of Bengal in 1905 led to the rise of
(1) Quit India Movement
(2) Swadeshi Movement
(3) Dalit Movement
(4) Women's Movement
23. Gandhiji withdrew the Non-Cooperation Movement' in 1922 after
(1) Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
(2) Revolt of Sepoys
(3) Divide and Rule Policy
(4) Chauri Chaura Incident
24. Gandhiji's 'Do or Die' speech is associated with
(1) Dandi March
(2) Quit India Movement
(3) Partition of India
(4) Round Table Conference
25. The Constitution of India was implemented on
(1) 15th August 1947
(2) 26th January 1950
(3) 26th November 1949
(4) 16th May 1946
26. Which important aspect did the 42nd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1976 introduce ?
(1) Fundamental Rights
(2) Fundamental Duties
(3) Directive Principles
(4) Federal System
27. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha ?
(1) The President of India
(2) The Prime Minister of India
(3) The Chief Justice of India
(4) The Vice-President of India
28. The power to declare a National Emergency is vested with
(1) The Prime Minister
(2) The President
(3) The Defence Minister
(4) The Home Minister
29. The adoption of the ways of life of the upper castes by the lower castes in order to improve their social position has been termed as
(1) Conversion
(2) Westernisation
(3) Sanskritisation
(4) Globalisation
30. 'Brahmin, Vaishya, Shudra and Kshatriya' refer to
(1) Jati
(2) Varna
(3) Ethnic groups
(4) Religious communities
31. Which Article of the Constitution abolishes Untouchability ?
(1) Article 17
(2) Article 15
(3) Article 24
(4) Article 46
32. Who was the Viceroy of India when the country finally achieved independence ?
(1) Lord Wavell
(2) Lord Curzon
(3) Lord Mountbatten
(4) Winston Churchill
33. The Minute of Macaulay pertains to
(1) Self-governance
(2) Health
(3) Women's empowerment
(4) Education
34. Which of the following is an example of matrilineal communities in India ?
(1) The Nayars
(2) The Iyers
(3) The Shastris
(4) The Telis
35. Which of these is not a system of revenue collection ?
(1) Zamindari
(2) Ryotwari
(3) Mahalwari
(4) Naxalbari
36. The 73rd Constitutional Ammendment Act, 1992 is concerned with
(1) Panchayati Raj
(2) Right to Education
(3) Reservation of Seats for Women
(4) Right to Vote
37. Which of these are included in the 'Tertiary sector' of the economy ?
(1) Roads and Rail
(2) Hotels and Restaurants
(3) Banking and Insurance
(4) All of the above
38. Which of the following is the largest source of commercial energy in India ?
(1) Hydro-electric power
(2) Coal
(3) Nuclear power
(4) Solar power
39. What is guaranteed by NREGA of 2005 ?
(1) Primary education
(2) Primary health care
(3) Employment for 100 days in a year
(4) The Right to participate in political activities
40. Which of the following was emphasised in the Second Five Year Plan ?
(1) Heavy industries
(2) Removal of poverty
(3) Irrigation
(4) Exports
41. The New Economic Policy declared in 1991 ushered in an era of
(1) Industrialisation
(2) Liberalisation
(3) Westernisation
(4) Modernisation
42. Which of the following cause(s) air pollution ?
(1) Mining
(2) Vehicles
(3) Factories
(4) All of the above
43. Which of the following materials is bio-degradable ?
(1) Plastic
(2) Rubber
(3) Glass
(4) Cloth
44. 'Greenhouse effect' is associated with
(1) Global hunger
(2) Global war
(3) Global cooling
(4) Global warming
45. The term 'Culture of Poverty' is associated with the work of
(1) Max Weber
(2) Karl Marx
(3) Oscar Lewis
(4) M.N. Srinivas
46. Over the past century, sex ratio in India has
(1) improved
(2) worsened
(3) remained static
(4) None of the above
47. 'Perestroika' and 'Glasnost' are associated with
(1) Lenin
(2) Gorbachev
(3) Yeltsin
(4) Putin
48. The Maastricht Treaty (1992) is associated with
(1) Soviet Union
(2) European Union
(3) United Nations
(4) American Union
49. International trade amongst nations is governed by
(1) UNICEF
(2) UNO
(3) UNESCO
(4) WTO
50. Which of the following is a serious challenge to Indian democracy ?
(1) Communism
(2) Socialism
(3) Globalism
(4) Communalism

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