ForumIAS UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series for UPSC CSM-2017 : Test 2

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Welcome to the 2nd Mains Marathon General Studies Test.

Topic for Today: (11th August, 2017)

First World War ( Causes, Events, Peace Treaties, Consequences ), World from 1919 – Second World War ( Fascism, Nazism, Rise of USA & Soviet, Consequences ), The World After Second World War (Consequences, Cold War, Decolonisation)

Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words

Kindly review each others answers. 

Q1. The failure of the League of Nations can essentially be attributed to its structure. Critically examine.

Q2. World War I was, in fact, a tragedy of miscalculations. Elucidate. 

Q3. Compare and contrast Nazism and Fascism. Also provide a brief background on the genesis of these ideologies.

Q4. What were the various events and agreements that took place in the decade preceding World War II? Enumerate them with a special emphasis on the policy of appeasement.

Q5. What was the Battle of Midway Island? Elaborate with a note on the role of air force in Allied victory in World War II.

Q6. Write a note on the Cuban missile crisis and its consequences.

Q7. How was Israel formed? Elaborate on the landmark events in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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(24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests)

Next Test: (14th August, 2017)

Post Independence History (Integration of States, Uniform Civil Code,Official Language, Linguistic States, Integration of Tribals, Land Reforms, Emergency and all other important topics), Modern Indian History (From Arrival of Europeans to Freedom, significant events, personalities, Freedom Struggle its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country), Indian Culture (salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times, Foreign Travelers, etc. )

We request all the aspirants to participate actively in this Initiative.

The tests are designed in such a way that students would be able to complete the GS Mains syllabus on time and have ample answer writing practice before CSM-2017.

Note from our side:

  • Try to cover the syllabus as we move ahead as per the plan. Topic listing of the tests is there in the plan.
  • You have to supplement the Mains Marathon Free GS Test Series with Daily Mains Marathon Answer Writing Practice.
More about the Mains Marathon Test Series:
  • We will be posting the Mains Marathon Tests around 5 PM.
  • There would be 24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests.
  • Each Sectional Test will have 7 Questions.
  • You are expected to spend not more than 10 minutes on each question.
  • In essence, the exercise, even when done at a slow pace, should help you do a meaningful Answer Writing Practice.
  • We will try to keep all questions meaningful and relevant to the examination.
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  • You should review at least 3-5 Answers for every question that you write.
  • Ask others to review your answers.

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