SBI PO 2000


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 81

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

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Question 82

From the content of the passage it appears that the author is

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Question 83

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.

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Question 84

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

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Question 85

How did nationalism originate in the third world countries?

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Question 86

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

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Question 87

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

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Question 88

How did colonial power react to topple the anti-colonial structure?

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Question 89

Which of the following was the advantage of struggle against colonialism?

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Choose the the word which is most OPPOSITE in the meaning of word givein in bold below

Question 90


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