‌European History CSS Paper I 2009

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2009
EUROPEAN HISTORY PAPER I

TIME ALLOWED:
(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

NOTE:
(i) First attempt Part-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 Minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

1. By the treaty of Paris (March 1856) warships were forbidden on the
(a) Danube (b) Dead Sea (c) Black Sea (d) None of these

2. The peace of Amiens was signed in
(a) 1802 (b) 1803 (c) 1804 (d) None of these

3. Truce at Villafranca was signed between France and
(a) Germany (b) Russia (c) Austria (d) None of these

4. In 1908 Bosnia and Herzegovina were annexed by
(a) Austria (b) Russia (c) Turkey (d) None of these

5. The Treaty of Campo Formio was signed in October
(a) 1789 (b) 1795 (c) 1799 (d) None of these

6. The Convention of Gastein (1865) was higly disadvantageous to
(a) Austria (b) Prussia (c) France (d) None of these

7. Von Moltke was a Prussian
(a) Statesman (b) Foreign Minister (c) General (d) None of these

8. Panslavist ambitions were checked by Congress of Berlin in
(a) 1856 (b) 1868 (c) 1876 (d) None of these

9. Walachia and Moldavia were————— principalities
(a) Syrian (b) Russian (c) Danubian (d) None of these

10. Cavour was to ———– as Bismarck was to Germany.
(a) Austria (b) France (c) Belgium (d) None of these

11. Nichlos 1 was born in 1825 and died in
(a) 1855 (b) 1885 (c) 1915 (d) None of these

12. Congress of Laibach was held in
(a) 1807 (b) 1819 (c) 1820 (d) None of these

13. The capital of ——– was
(a) Hungary (b) Bohemia (c) Hanover (d) None of these

14. Talleyrand was a diplomat from
(a) Germany (b) France (c) Austria (d) None of these

15. The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed in 1807 by spain to join in an attack on
(a) Portugal (b) Morocco (c) England (d) None of these

16. The Declaration of The Rights of Man was prefixed to the French constitution of
(a) 1791 (b) 1792 (c) 1793 (d) None of these

17. Foundations of the ———- Republic were laid in 1870
(a) First (b) Second (c) Third (d) None of these

18. Napoleon was born in
(a) Elba (b) Corsica (c) St. Helena (d) None of these

19. Social contract was written by
(a)Napoleon (b) Voltaire (c) Rousseau (d) None of these

20. Tithe was a tax related to
(a) Education (b) Land (c) Business (d) None of these

PART – 2

Q.2 “The French Revolution was precipitated by economic factors and the train which had been laid by finance”. (Guedell(a). Comment.

Q.3 “O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name”. (Madam Rolan(d). Comment in the light of “Reign of Terror”.

Q.4 The treaty of tilsit marked the zenith of power of Napoleon in Europe. Discuss.

Q.5 What part did Mazini, Cavour, Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel play in the history of Italian unification.

Q.6 The Crimean War in a sense was watershed of European History.

Q.7 Discuss the principles underlying the colonial expansion of European Powers in later half of the 19th Century.

Q.8 Write short notes on Two of the following
(1) French Revolution of 1830 (2) Bismarck (3) Metternich (4) Triple Alliance 1882

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