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IGNOU: OSS-101 Solved Question Papers (June' 2016)


Bachelor's Preparatory Programme (B.P.P.)
(For Non 10+2)
Term-End Examination
June, 2016
PC0-01 : PREPARATORY COURSE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
Time : 2 hours
Maximum Marks : 50
General Instructions :

Preparatory Course in Social Sciences (0SS-101) Questions 1— 50
1)         This is an objective type question paper. Options for the correct answer must be marked only in OMR sheet.
2)         All questions are compulsory.
3)         The question paper consists of 50 questions each of which carries one mark.
4)         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.
5)         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. Science is based on
1)      Observation
2)      Measurement
3)      Experimentation
4)      All of the above
2. The chief concern of a social scientist is with:
1)         The complex web of human relationships
2)         Relationships of animals
3)         The universe and its constellations
4)         None of the above
3. History is the systematic study of past events
1)         After the advent of writing skills
2)         Before the advent of writing skills
3)         Both before and after the advent of writing skills
4)         None of the above
4. Which is a source of secondary data?
1)         Records
2)         Gazette
3)         Newspapers
4)         All of the above
5. The coming of large parts of Latin America, Africa and Asia under the political domination of European countries is known as
1)         Europeanism
2)         Imperialism
3)         Communism
4)         Secularism
6. One of Emile Durkheim's important works was on
1)         Marriage
2)         Suicide
3)         Folk Songs
4)         Exchange
7. Public Administration branched out as an independent discipline from
1)         Economics
2)         Sociology
3)         Political Science
4)         None of the above
8. Globalisation refers to the world-wide process of
1)         Commerce
2)         Communication
3)         Trade
4)         All of the above
9. The Cold War ended in the triumph of
1)         USA
2)         UK
3)         Soviet Russia
4)         China
10. A fundamental change that occurred in the Stone Age was
1)         Humans started cultivating crops
2)         Humans started gathering food from forests
3)         Humans started making tools
4)         None of the above
11. Big change(s) that occurred in the 18th century was/were
1)         James Watt's steam engine
2)         Revolution in weaving and spinning
3)         Development of factory system
4)         All of the above
12. The East India Company set up the first school in 1784 at
1)         Coimbatore
2)         Madurai
3)         Kerala
4)         Tanjore
13. The New World was discovered by Christopher Columbus in
1)         1493
2)         1498
3)         1492
4)         1491
14. The First Round Table Conference was held in
1)         Germany
2)         Italy
3)         London
4)         India
15. Who runs the administration of the State under the President's rule?
1)         Governor in the name of the President
2)         Chief Minister in the name of the President
3)         Prime Minister in the name of the President
4)         President himself
16. The practice of a woman marrying more than one man is called
1)         Polyandry
2)         Polygamy
3)         Polarity
4)         None of the above
17. The march in protest of Salt law in India was from
1)         Dandi to Sabarmati Ashram
2)         Delhi to Sabarmati Ashram
3)         Dandi to Delhi
4)         Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi
18. The Sepoy Mutiny or India's first battle for independence happened in the year
1)         1858
2)         1856
3)         1857
4)         1855
19. The practice of higher caste people following the customs and ways of life of western societies is known as
1)         Westernism
2)         Westernization
3)         Sanskritization
4)         Universalization
20. The massacre in Jallianwala Bagh happened on
1)         14th April, 1919
2)         15th April, 1919
3)         13th April, 1919
4)         14th May, 1919
21. Judiciary in India is kept independent of
1)         Executive
2)         Legislature
3)         Both the Executive and the Legislature
4)         None of the above
22. The Eleventh Five Year Plan focused on
1)         Inclusive Growth
2)         Exclusive Growth
3)         Balanced Growth
4)         Sustainable Growth
23. Who was the founder of the Mughal Dynasty in India ?
1)         Bahadur Shah Zafar
2)         Amir Timur
3)         Akbar
4)         Babur
24. Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali formed the
1)         Chauri-Chaura Committee
2)         Khilafat Committee
3)         Mubarak Committee
4)         Hartal Committee
25. Max Weber explained the concept of 'class' in terms of
1)         Economic chances
2)         Market chances
3)         Social chances
4)         Life chances
26. National Income divided by Total Population is
1)         Per Capita Income
2)         Per Individual Income
3)         Regional Income
4)         Gross Domestic Income
27. The term 'State' may mean the following :
1)         Is a political institution
2)         Has sovereign jurisdiction within defined territorial borders
3)         It exercises authority through a group or set of permanent institutions
4)         All of the above
28. 'Primary sector' includes all activities that are
1)         Land or Animal-centred
2)         Industry-centred
3)         Mining-centred
4)         Communication-centred
29. After the 73rd Amendment, the Constitution of India provides for
1)         A two-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
2)         A three-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
3)         A four-tier Panchayati Raj Structure
4)         None of the above
30. 'Worker' is defined to include
1)         People in the age-group of 15 — 59 years
2)         Economically active people
3)         Economically active people who are in the age-group of 15 — 59 years
4)         None of the above
31. In earlier times, the term 'educated manpower' was used to reflect
1)         Anybody who has passed the 8th standard
2)         Anybody who is a matriculate
3)         Anybody who is a graduate
4)         None of the above
32. The recently enacted MNREGA aims to provide guaranteed employment for at least
1)         300 days in a year
2)         100 days in a year
3)         200 days in a year
4)         60 days in a year
33. Mixed economy refers to coexistence of
1)         Urban and Rural Sectors
2)         Public and Private Sectors
3)         Backward and Modern Regions
4)         Agricultural and Industrial Sectors
34. The Indian Government initiated economic reforms in the year
1)         1956
2)         1955
3)         1954
4)         1991
35. What did James Watt invent?
1)         Ship Engine
2)         Steam Engine
3)         Search Engine
4)         Aeroplane Engine
36. Environment may mean
1)         Land
2)         Water
3)         Living Organisms
4)         All of the above
37. Which one of the following is not an element of State?
1)         Population
2)         Government
3)         Terrorism
4)         Sovereignty
38. Pollution in the environment causes
1)         Health hazards
2)         Global warming
3)         Loss of productivity
4)         All of the above
39. Stratification means
1)         Identification of people as one
2)         Division of people into different categories
3)         Mass movement of people
4)         None of the above
40. Discrimination refers to
1)         Unequal treatment of individuals
2)         Unequal treatment to women
3)         Unequal treatment to ethnic groups
4)         All of the above
41. The Kshatriyas were ordained to
1)         Learn, teach and preach the scriptures
2)         Perform acts of valour
3)         Do trade
4)         None of the above
42. The State which has the lowest density of population is
1)         Assam
2)         Arunachal Pradesh
3)         Andhra Pradesh
4)         Himachal Pradesh
43. The basic philosophy of the Indian Constitution is enshrined in
1)         The Preamble
2)         The Fundamental Rights
3)         The Directive Principles
4)         The First Schedule
44. Which of the following is a European currency?
1)         Yen
2)         Dollar
3)         Baht
4)         Euro
45. The most prevalent form of discrimination in America was
1)         Caste based
2)         Regional
3)         Religion based
4)         Racial
46. The starting point for the growth of regionalism can be
1)         Language
2)         Culture
3)         Ethnicity
4)         All of the above
47. Cultural Pluralism means
1)         Existence of a single culture
2)         A culture which is superior to others
3)         The coexistence of two or more cultures
4)         None of the above
48. The process of integration of the European Union started in the
1)         1970s
2)         1950s
3)         1960s
4)         1980s
49. Which of the following is not a member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ?
1)         India
2)         Indonesia
3)         Philippines
4)         Thailand
50. The World Trade Organisation's headquarters are located at
1)         Brussels
2)         Zurich
3)         Geneva
|4)         Paris

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