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Mains, Questions

OAS Mains 2018 General Studies Practice Test: History of Modern India and Indian Culture including Odisha

Surendranath Banerjee

Q1. Answer any there the following:                                    

  1. Explain the real significance of revolt 1857 in highlighting the impact of colonialism.
  2. What do you understand by satyagraha? List some of satyagrahas by Mahatma Gandhi during his initial years in Indian Freedom struggle.
  3. Illustrate peasants and tribals response towards Gandhiji’s call for Swaraj during 1920s.
  4. Give and account of the nature of social reform movements of second half of 19th century and also explain their role in national movement.
  5. Critically analyze the Government of India Act of 1935.

Q2. Write notes on any four of the following:                     

  1. Role of lakshman Naik in Quit India movement
  2. Jaya Prakash Narayan’s role in the National Movement
  3. Sarojini Naidu as freedom fighter
  4. Pandit Nilakantha Das as makers of modern Odisha.
  5. Prathana samaj
  6. Proposals of Indian Universities Act, 1904

Q3. Answer any two of the following:                                 

  1. “Architecture is the key for understanding the cultural diversities of different part of India.” Explain
  2. “Sanskrit is the mother of many Indian Languages.” Examine.
  3. Highlight different schools of miniature paintings of India.

Q4. Answer any two of the following:                                 

  1. Pidha Deula
  2. Raja Festival
  3. Pala

Note: In this Series we will Cover All Section of General Studies Paper-I and Paper-II. Keep watch regularly.

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