European History CSS Paper II 2008

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2008
EUROPEAN HISTORY PAPER II
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.

PART —I (MCQ) (COMPULSORY)
Select the best option /answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) When war was declared late in 1914____ Pasha was Turkey’s Minister for War:
(a) Enver (b) Mustafa Kamal (c) Qasim (d) None of these

(ii) Throughout 1915 the Turks battled the Russians between Trebizoa and Lake Van in:
(a) Armenia (b) Bulgaria (c) Persia (d) None of these

(iii) The Croats, Serbians, and Slovenes had established the Kingdom of:
(a) Czechoslovakia (b) Dual Monarchy (c) Yugoslavia (d) None of these

(iv) The Treaty of Sevres was signed with Turkey in Paris in ___1920:
(a) August (b) July (c) June (d) None of these

(v) Senator Henry Cabot Lodge led the strong Republican opposition which threatened to defeat U.S. President Woodrow Wilsons proposed:
(a) League of Nations (b) Fourteen Points (c) Treaty of Versailles (d) None of these

(vi) In 1913 Stalin was exiled to ___, where he remained until his release in 1917:
(a) Austria (b) Germany (c) Siberia (d) None of these

(vii) In 1917 the Bolsheviks formed a secret police organization named the:
(a) Chaka (b) Felix (c) Okhrana (d) None of these

(viii) In Fascist Italy labour was organized according to a romantic conception of the medieval.
(a) Aristocratic system (b) Feudal system (c) Guild system (d) None of these

(ix) In May 1915, Italy declared war on:
(a) Austria (b) France (c) Germany (d) None of these

(x) Mussolini allied Italian fascism with Catholic Church in:
(a) 1928 (b) 1929 (c) 1930 (d) None of these

(xi) Hitler became Chancellor in:
(a) 1930 (b) 1931 (c) 1932 (d) None of these

(xii) In March 1931, ____. demanded immediate repayment of German short – term notes:
(a) Britain (6) France (c) U.S. (d) None of these

(xiii) Britain had abandoned the gold standard in:
(a) 1929 (b) 1930 (c) 1931 (d) None of these

(xiv) Germany’s assault on Denmark and Norway in April ____ brought swift success:
(a) 1940 (b) 1941 (c) 1942 (d) None of these

(xv) One of the earliest battle grounds of the Cold War was:
(a) Belgium (b) Bulgaria (c) The United Nations (d) None of these

(xvi) In _____ the Soviet Union sealed the borders of East Germany to all traffic:
(a) 1947 (b) 1948 (c) 1949 (d) None of these

(xvii) In _____ Cuba signed the first trade and aid agreements with the Soviets:
(a) 1958 (b) 1959 (c) 1960 (d) None of these

(xviii) _____ is consistently cited as the modem archetype of the visionary statesman:
(a) De Gaule (b) Fidel Castro (c) Woodrow Wilson (d) None of these

(xix) Tens of thousands of European Jews poured into Palestine after World War II, despite _____ immigration quota:
(a) America’s (b) Britain’s (c) Palestine’s (d) None of these

(xx) EURATOM was established on:

(a) March 23, 1957 (b) March 24, 1957 (c) March 25, 1957 (d) None of these

PART — II

Note: (i) PART – II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

Q. 2. Who was Gavrilo Princip? What was the scale of the consequences of his shooting in a side street? (20)

Q.3. Write on the work and revolutionary ideas of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. (20)

Q.4. How did national self-interest aggravate the effects of the American Depression of 1929? (20)

Q.5. Discuss the role of propaganda in World War II. (20)

Q.6. Discuss the War in the Pacific in 1941. (20)

Q.7. What is the history of Palestine’s disputed borders? (20)

Q. 8. Write on any TWO of the following: (10+10)
(a) Col. T.E.Lawrance (b) N.A.T.O. (c) Algerian Independence (d) British Common Wealth

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