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- Question 1 of 26
The concept of political sovereignty was advocated by:
The concept of political sovereignty was advocated by Rousseau. Rousseau uses the term ‘sovereign’ as a label for the person holding the supreme power in a state. This confirms the fundamental notion of sovereignty that a sovereign has absolute and inalienable power overs its subjects.
- Question 2 of 26
The war criminals of the 2nd World War were put to trial in:
The Nuremberg Trial and the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (1945–1948) Following World War II, the victorious Allied governments established the first international criminal tribunals to prosecute high-level political officials and military authorities for war crimes and other wartime atrocities.
- Question 3 of 26
During the 18th century who among the following philosophers said these famous words “Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”?
“Man is born free but everywhere is in chains.” This quote made the Geneva-born political philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, world-famous.
- Question 4 of 26
Arrange the following events in chronological order:
- Sir Winston Churchill dies
- Alaska becomes the 49th State of the USA
- China and Pakistan sign frontier treaty
- First earth satellite (Sputnik 1) launched by the USSR
- Sir Winston Churchill died on 24 January 1965.
- Alaska became the 49th State of the USA on 3 January 1959.
- China and Pakistan had signed a frontier treaty on 2 March 1963.
- The first earth satellite (Sputnik 1) was launched by the USSR on 4 October 1957.
- Question 5 of 26
Which two countries were involved in a Hundred Years War?
The Hundred Years’ War was a war involving a series of conflicts between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France, that took place during the Late Middle Ages, and lasted for a total of 116 years.
- Question 6 of 26
Who were the three prominent politicians who started the Non-Aligned Movement?
The Non-Aligned Movement was formally established in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, through an initiative of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah and Indonesian President Sukarno.
- Question 7 of 26
Who is Muhajir?
The word “Muhajir” simply means an immigrant or refugee in Urdu. Muhajir is the Urdu-speaking segment of Pakistan’s population, whose elders migrated from India during Partition in 1947 and they are primarily concentrated in urban Sindh.
- Question 8 of 26
The American Civil War saw the end of:
American Civil War, a four-year war (1861–65) fought between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded to form the Confederate States of America. Civil War was fought over the moral issue of slavery.
- Question 9 of 26
Who was the German General nicknamed ‘Desert Fox’ during the Second World War?
Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as serving in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, and the army of Imperial Germany.
- Question 10 of 26
‘Anti Semitism’ to Adolf Hitler meant:
Anti-Semitism, hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious or racial group.
- Question 11 of 26
Which of the following gifted Statue of Liberty, established near the port of New York, to the United States of America on the occasion of its first centenary celebrations?
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution.
- Question 12 of 26
The ideology of fascism developed in:
In 1919, Mussolini founded the Italian Fasces of Combat in Milan, which became the National Fascist Party two years later.
- Question 13 of 26
The tutor of Alexander, the Great was:
In 343 BC, King Philip called on the great philosopher Aristotle to tutor his son. Aristotle sparked and fostered Alexander’s interest in literature, science, medicine and philosophy.
- Question 14 of 26
Who were the Axis powers in World War-II?
The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan. These three countries recognized German domination over most of continental Europe; Italian domination over the Mediterranean Sea; and Japanese domination over East Asia and the Pacific.
- Question 15 of 26
The Independence movement of Vietnam was headed by:
In the late 1950s, Ho Chi Minh organized a communist guerrilla movement in the South, called the Viet Cong. North Vietnam and the Viet Cong successfully opposed a series of ineffectual U.S.-backed South Vietnam regimes and beginning in 1964 withstood a decade-long military intervention by the United States.
- Question 16 of 26
Which of the following group of thinkers influenced Fascism?
Plato, Machiavelli and Herbert Spencer are thinkers who influenced Fascism. The Greek philosopher Plato supported many similar political positions to fascism. Niccolò Machiavelli is known to have influenced Italian Fascism, particularly through his promotion of the absolute authority of the state.
- Question 17 of 26
Match the following:
A. Hobbes 1. French Revolution B. Rousseau 2. Glorious Revolution C. Locke 3. Execution of Charles I D. Hitler 4. Second World War
The correct match is as follows:
Names Events A. Hobbes (In 1640, Hobbes wrote a piece defending King Charles I’s wide interpretation of his own rights in these matters) 3. Execution of Charles I B. Rousseau (Rousseau’s theories of sovereignty and law had a direct influence on French revolutionaries) 1. French Revolution C. Locke (The philosopher John Locke praised the Glorious Revolution) 2. Glorious Revolution D. Hitler (During his dictatorship from 1933 to 1945, he initiated World War II in Europe by invading Poland on 1 September 1939.) 4. Second World War
- Question 18 of 26
‘Boston Tea Party’ is associated with which one of the following?
The Boston Tea Party was an American political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773.
- Question 19 of 26
Rousseau’s study greatly contributed to which one of the following?
Rousseau’s theories of sovereignty and law had a direct influence on French revolutionaries.
- Question 20 of 26
What is the reason for July 4, 1776, to be significant in American history?
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.
- Question 21 of 26
With the fall of which among the following, the French Revolution began?
On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
- Question 22 of 26
The “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” came into force in:
The Treaty was opened for signature on 01 July 1968, and signed on that date by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and 59 other countries. The Treaty entered into force with the deposit of US ratification on 05 March 1970.
- Question 23 of 26
The island of Corsica is associated with:
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15 August 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He was the second of eight surviving children born to Carlo Buonaparte (1746-1785), a lawyer, and Letizia Romalino Buonaparte (1750-1836).
- Question 24 of 26
Marx belonged to:
Karl Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist.
- Question 25 of 26
The Industrial Revolution in England represented the climax of the transition from:
The increase in trade, mode of production urbanization during industrialization led to the fall of feudalism and the rise of capitalism in England.
- Question 26 of 26
Which of the following territories does not have a border with Arunachal Pradesh?
Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south. It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and China in the north at the McMahon Line.