IBPS Clerk English Test 3


Read the fallowing passge and answer the below questiosn

The development of nationalism in the third world countries, as is well known, followed a very different trajectory from that in the advanced capitalist countries. In the latter it was a part of the process of the emergence of the bourgeois order in opposition of feudalism, while in the former it was a part of the anti-colonial struggle. The impact of colonialism, though it differed across countries, had on the whole been in the direction of transcending local ism and unifying supra-local economic structures through the introduction of market relations. The struggle against colonialism, consequently, took the form of a national struggle in each instance in which people belonging to different tribes or linguistic communities participated. And the colonial power in each instance attempted to break this emerging national unity by splitting people. The modus operandi of this splitting was not just through political manipulation as happened for instance in Angola, South Africa and a host of other countries; an important part of this modus operandi was through the nurturing of a historiography that just denied the existence of any overarching national consciousness. The national struggle, the national movement were given a tribal or religious character, they were portrayed as being no more than the movement of the dominant tribe or the dominant religious group for the achievement of narrow sectional ends. But the important point in this colonialism, while, on the one hand, it objectively created the condition for the coming into being of a national consciousness at a supra-tribal, supra-local and supra-religious level, on the other hand it sought deliberately to subvert this very consciousness by using the same forces which it has objectively undermined.

Question 1

The colonial powers tried to camouflage national movement and to show it as only

Question 2

The author has given the example of Angola, South Africa, etc in order to

Question 3

What was the role of introduction of market relations in the process of economic integration?

Question 4

Which of the following statements is definitely true in the context of the passage?
Colonialism internally helped awakening nationalism among people of different tribes, religions, etc.
Advanced capitalist countries had nurtured nationalism as an opposition to feudalism.
The national struggle was not successful because the colonial powers succeeded in dividing the people.

Question 5

What was the motive of colonial powers in writing a distorted history?

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