British History CSS Paper I 2001

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2001

BRITISH HISTORY, PAPER – I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt five questions in all, including question no. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1. “The Revolution of 1688 – 89 was spoken by our ancestors as the Glorious Revolution.” Give your views on this statement and enumerate the results of this Revolution.

2. Briefly discuss the main events of the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1850.

3. “The Settlement of Berlin did not solve the Eastern Question. There were so many conflicting interests in the Balkans that it was out of question to find a satisfactory solution to all of them.” Discuss.

4. Critically review the Parliamentary Union between England and Ireland. How would you compare it with Scottish Union?

5. Describe the political and constitutional significance of the Hanoverian succession on the course of British history.

6. “The people of England got so much frightened by the developments in France that there prevailed a sort of panic in the country.” Give your views on the effects of French Revolution on England.

7. “Canning different from Castlereagh, not in his object, but in methods. Their objective was the same, although their methods different.” Explain the foreign policy of Canning in comparison to castlereagh.

COMPULSORY QUESTION
8. Write only correct answer in the Answer book. Don’t reproduce the questions

(1) George Canning was Foreign Secretary of England from _______ to _______.
(2) The defeat of Stuart Kings doomed the case of _______.
(3) The throne of England was offered jointly to _______ and _______.
(4) William III died to _______.
(5) The Union Jack came into existence as a result of the Act of _______.
(6) The Hanoverian succession put on end to the principles of hereditary succession and the _______ of kings.
(7) The Riot Act was passed in _______.
(8) George III made his mind to destroy the _______ System and establish personal rule in the country.
(9) The Quebec Act gave religious freedom to the Canadian _______
(10) The Third Coalition was formed by _______.
(11) George III was known as the _______ king.
(12) Irish Rebellion failed as the expected help from _______ did not come in time.
(13) Methodism encouraged a violent hatred of _______.
(14) George IV came to the throne in _______.
(15) Castlereagh is known as the best European _______ Minister in Britain’s history.
(16) The object of the treaty of London with Russia and France was to secure the independence of _______.
(17) The famous Emancipation Act was passed in _______.
(18) Queen Victoria was the daughter of _______.
(19) The Navigation Laws were partly responsible for the war of _______ independence.
(20) The Union of Ireland with England was first discussed in the Irish parliament in January.

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