CSS History of USA 2013

PART-I ((MCQs) (COMPULSORY)

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20x1=20)

  1. In his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus first landed in:

(a) Cuba

(b) Trinidad

(c) Bahamas

(d) None of these

  1. Pinckney’s Treaty was signed by the U.S. with:

(a) Britain

(b) France

(c) Spain

(d) None of these

  1. Burr Conspiracy took place in the time of:

(a) Washington

(b) Jefferson

(c) Jackson

(d) None of these

  1. Nullification crisis was about:

(a) Tariffs

(b) Slavery

(c) New states

(d) None of these

  1. Gadsden Pinchase took place in:

(a) 1852

(b) 1843

(c) 1875

(d) None of these

  1. Louisiana Pinchase lost the U.S.:

(a) $16 million

(b) $18 million

(c) $15 million

(d) None of these

  1. Monticello is located in:

(a) Virginia

(b) Washington

(c) Maryland

(d) None of these

  1. Lewis and Clark were sent on an expedition by:

(a) Washington

(b) Jefferson

 (c) Adams

(d) None of these

  1. Harriet Becher Stowe got renown by writing about:

(a) Revolution

(b) Social evils

(c) Slavery

(d) None of these

  1. Which of the following presidents served in U.S. army as General?

(a) William Harrison

(b) Zachary Taylor

(c) Wlysses Grant

(d) All of these

(e) None of these

  1. Charles Lindbergh was a famous:

(a) Senator

(b) Author

(c) Pilot

(d) All of these

(e) None of these

  1. “Model T” was introduced by:

(a) Ford

(b) Carnegie

(c) Gompers

(d) None of these

  1. Which of the following Presidents were also Vice-President?

(a) Andrew Johnson

(b) Richard Nixon

(c) Lyndon Johnson

(d) All of these

(e) None of these

  1. D-Day was:

(a) June 9, 1944

(b) March 6, 1945

(c) June 6, 1944

(d) None of these

  1. An important Anglo-American Conference took place in January 1943 at:

(a) Cairo

(b) Casablanca

(c) Normandy

(d) None of these

  1. George Marshall delivered his Marshall Plan speech at:

(a) LINO

(b) Congress

(c) Harvard University

(d) None of these

  1. President Kennedy was assassinated in:

(a) Houston

(b) New Orleans

(c) Memphis

(d) None of these

  1. Man landed on the moon on:

(a) 21 July 1969

(b) 19 September 1969

(c) 21 October 1968

(d) None of these

  1. 60s in America were known for:

(a) New left

(b) Counter culture

(c) Vietnam war

(d) All of these

(e) None of these

  1. U.S. supported Contra rebels against the government of:

(a) Honduras

(b) Cuba

(c) Nicaragua

(d) None of these

PART-II

Q.2. Discuss Thomas Jefferson as President, politician and political theorist. (20)

Q.3. Discuss the impact of Jackson presidency on American politics of the time. (20)

Q.4. Examine the events and developments that pushed the American Nation towards the Civil war. (20)

Q.5. Discuss the internal and external factors that let the U.S. on an imperialist path at the end of the 19th century. (20)

Q.6. Discuss the American efforts to build a New World Order after the end of the Cold war. Comment on its success or failure. (20)

Q.7. Critically examine U.S. role as a peace maker in the post-Cold war era, with particular reference to the Balkans and South Asia. (20)

Q.8. Write concise notes on any TWO of the following: (2 x 10=20)

(a) Benjamin Franklin

(b) Marbury vs Madison

(c) Korean war (d) Watergate scandal