IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [23rd Aug]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

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IASbaba’s TLP 2016, 23rd Aug

UPSC Mains ‘High Order Thinking [HOT]’ GS Questions


Today instead of 3, we are providing 5 questions from World History. It is to ensure that you cover as much ground as possible in the TLP itself. Questions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 will be reviewed by us. Questions 4 and 5 are for your practice and peer review only.

1. Colonialism was a specific structure which was neither capitalist nor pre capitalist. Rather it was a combination of semi feudal and semi colonial elements. Do you agree? Substantiate.

2. How did the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire lead to the First World War? What were the immediate political fallouts of the war? Discuss.

3. Rise of Nazism in Germany and that of Fascism is Italy during the inter war period were two different yet similar developments that laid the foundation of the Second World War. Elucidate.

4. New political ethos emerged in the aftermath of the First World War. Which were those political ethos? Elaborate. (Hint: Nationalism, socialism, self-determination etc.)

5. Which major ideological conflicts were at play at the outset of the Second World War? How did they culminate into the war? Discuss.

6. India’s success in the Tokyo Olympics will come only through more investments and developing a sporting culture in the country. Discuss.

7. Atrocities against Dalits are on a rise and so is the assertion of Dalit identity and rights. Are we witnessing a Dalit uprising in the country? Give your opinion on the issue.


P.S: The review from IASbaba will happen from the time the question is posted till 10 pm everyday. We would also encourage peer reviews.. so friends get actively involved and start reviewing each others answers. This will keep the entire community motivated.

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