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

Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (B.P.P.) (For Non 10+2)
Term-End Examination
June, 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) AU questions are compulsory, each of which carries one mark.
(ii) 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 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
2. A great political thinker of Ancient Greece was
(1) Kautilya
(2) Comte
(3) Aristotle
(4) None of the above
3. Which of these is a primary source of data ?
(1) Personal interview
(2) Census record
(3) Diaries and memoirs
(4) All of the above
4. A 'knowledge society' lays emphasis on
(1) guru-shishya parampara
(2) religious teachings
(3) ICT and computer education
(4) All of the above
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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) U.S.A. and Russia
9. The Inca and Aztec were highly developed civilizations of
(1) Mesopotamia
(2) Greece
(3) Latin America
(4) Indus Valley
10. 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
11. The 'Cold War' lasted from
(1) 1914 —1918
(2) 1939 —1945
(3) 1945 —1990
(4) 1990 to the present time
12. The single 'superpower' in today's unipolar world is
(1) India
(2) U.S.A.
(3) China
(4) None of the above
13. 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
14. The great ruler of the Kushanas was
(1) Kautilya
(2) Kanishka
(3) Chandragupta
(4) Rudradaman
15. Who amongst these was not a Mughal ruler ?
(1) Akbar
(2) Babur
(3) Humayun
(4) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
16. Which nationalist leader criticized 'drain of wealth' in British India ?
(1) Tilak
(2) Dadabhai Naoroji
(3) Gandhi
(4) Nehru
17. 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
18. Rabindranth Tagore gave up his knighthood to protest against
(1) Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
(2) Sepoy Mutiny
(3) Partition of Bengal
(4) Partition of India
19. The Bolshevik Revolution took place in
(1) India
(2) U.S.A.
(3) Russia
(4) South Africa
20. 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
21. 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
22. A 'Federal' system refers to
(1) Presidential form of Government
(2) Powers to the States
(3) Military Rule
(4) None of the above
23. Minimum age for contesting Lok Sabha election is
(1) 18 years
(2) 50 years
(3) 25 years
(4) 16 years
24. Ryotwari, Mahalwari, Zamindari are examples of
(1) ruling dynasties
(2) peasant uprisings
(3) public distribution systems
(4) land tenure systems
25. Name the scholar who made a study of caste in Bisipara village of Orissa.1
(1) F.G. Bailey
(2) M.N. Srinivas
(3) G.S. Ghurye
(4) None of the above
26. 'Brahmin', 'Kshatriya', Taishya' refer to
(1) Gotras
(2) Jatis
(3) Varnas
(4) Lineages
27. Article 17 of the Indian Constitution abolishes
(1) Zamindari System
(2) British Rule
(3) Untouchability
(4) Gender Discrimination
28. 'Matrilineal' system is found in the following community :
(1) Nayars of Kerala
(2) Nagas of Nagaland
(3) Rajputs of Rajasthan
(4) Sikhs of Punjab
29. Drug addiction, crime and violence are all examples of
(1) Social institutions
(2) Social structures
(3) Social problems
(4) Socialism
30. Which of these are not characteristics of good governance ?
(1) Accountability
(2) Secrecy
(3) Rule of Law
(4) People's participation
31. Bhagidari' project is an example of
(1) Local self-government
(2) N. G.0 .
(3) Public-private partnership
(4) All of the above
32. 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
33. Industrial Policy of 1956 emphasised on a strong
(1) Public Distribution System
(2) Power generation
(3) Private Sector
(4) Public Sector
34. Which of the following is a challenge to democracy in India ?
(1) Socialism
(2) Communalism
(3) Communism
(4) Marxism
35. What was the objective of the First Five Year Plan ?
(1) Heavy industrialization
(2) Privatization
(3) Economic consolidation
(4) All of the above
36. Green Revolution benefitted the production of the following crop :
(1) Jute
(2) Jowar
(3) Wheat
(4) Tea
37. The study of the interaction of living organisms with one another and their surroundings is called
(1) Chemistry
(2) Ecology
(3) Physiology
(4) Pharmacology
38. Air pollution is a result of the following activities :
(1) Mining
(2) Burning fuel wood
(3) Driving vehicles
(4) All of the above
39. An important aspect of climate change is
(1) Global cooling
(2) Global warming
(3) Global hunger
(4) Globalization
40. Population growth in a poor country results in
(1) Prosperity
(2) Economic growth
(3) Improved technology
(4) None of the above
41. 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
42. 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
43. 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
44. Which of the following Indian States has the lowest density of population ?
(1) Uttar Pradesh
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) Maharashtra
(4) Arunachal Pradesh
45. 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
46. When was the Soviet Union dissolved ?
(1) 1991
(2) 1987
(3) 1917
(4) 1947
47. Which of the following countries is in West Asia ?
(1) India
(2) Afghanistan
(3) Pakistan
(4) Kuwait
48. The Schengen Agreement is associated with
(1) Chinese Union
(2) European Union
(3) Soviet Union
(4) United Nations
49. 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
50. 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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