History of USA CSS Paper 2008

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2008
HISTORY OF U.S.A.
(PART-I) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:20 TIME ALLOWED: (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)
Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)
i)The colony of Virginia was founded in 1607 by :
a.Captain Robert b.Christopher Columbus c.Johan Smith d.Scott Barlow
ii)The colony of New Netherland, founded by the Dutch in 1621, came under English rule in 1664 and was renamed:
a.New Hampshire b.New Found Land c.New York d.New Mexico
iii)The first ten amendments to the American Constitution are known as :
a.Bill of rights b.Citizen demands c.Governments regulations d.None of these
iv)A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, is the :
a.First amendment b.Second amendment c.Tenth amendment d.None of these
v)The confusion at the time of Jefferson’s election was corrected by the adoption in 1804 of the :
a.First amendment b.Eleventh amendment c.Twelveth amendment d.Thirteenth amendment
vi) The Navigation Act was passed in :
a.1660 b.1760 c.1860 d.none of these
vii) The PENDLIETON Act, an act to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States, was enacted on:
a.May 11, 1871 b.June 19, 1872 c.September 20, 1881 d.January 16, 1883
viii) President Roosevelt proclaimed an unlimited emergency on:
a.May 27, 1941 b.May 27, 1942 c.May 27, 1945 d.None of these
ix) The Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941 was a statement of common war aims formulated between :
a.Roosevelt and Hitler b.Roosevelt and Degaulle c.Hiter and Degaulle d.Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
x) The United States of America formally declared war on Germany on :
a.December 8, 1941 b.December 12, 1941 c.January 20, 1942 d.None of these


xi) The BAY of PIGs invasion of Cuba happened during the Presidency of :
a.Dwight D Eisenhower b.John F Kenedy c.Richard Nixon d.None of these
xii) Herbert Hoover became President of the USA in:
a.1928 b.1929 c.1930 d.None of these
xiii) The National security of the USA is a document prepared by the:
a.Senate b.House of representative c.Executive Branch d.None of these
xiv) The first President of USA from 1787-1797 was:
a.George Washington b.John Adams c.James Maclison d.None of these
xv) William Harrison was the president of US in the period
a.1817-1825 b.1829-1837 c.1841-1850 d.1850-1853
xvi) The 40th President of the USA was:
a.George Bush b.Gerald Rudolph Ford c.Jimmy Carter d.Ronald Wilson Reagon
xvii) Dwight D Eisenhower served two terms in office from 1953-1961. Who was his vice-President?
a.Christian A. Herter b.Gerald R. Ford c.John Foster Dulles d.Richard Nixon
xviii) Which President of the USA resigned from the office in his second term?
a.Abraham Lincoln b.Jimmy Carter c.Richard Nixon d.Zsachang Taylor
xix) United States of America joined with Western European nations to form North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in :
a.1949 b.1951 c.1954 d.none of these
xx) The 25th amendment providing for Presidential succession was ratified by states in :
a.1965 b.1966 c.1967 d.1976


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.
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 Describe in detail the colonial period in the history of United States of America. (20)

Q.3 Describe the reasons that lead to the war of Independence. What part did the dislike of mercantilism play in this war ? (20)

Q.4 What developments lead to the war of 1812? How did the war increase American prestige? (20)

Q.5 Jackson has been called the first modern President because he was the first to see the power which a President might exercise – Discuss. (20)

Q.6 Give the salient features of the Constitution of the USA. (20)

Q.7 How has the American foreign policy strategy been altered by America’s war on terror? How has this influenced American relations with Pakistan?

Q.8 Write short notes on any TWO of the following:
a.FDR and the new deal
b.Andrew Jackson
c.The Bush doctrine
d.TRUMAN’s statement on fundamentals of American Foreign Polocy in 1945.


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