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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test [Day 8]

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  • June 25, 2015
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IASbaba Daily Prelims Test [Day 8]

 
 

Topic- Modern History and Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following

             Revolt                                                           Location

  1. Kol Mutiny                                                Southern India
  2. Santhal Uprising                                     Western India
  3. Bhil Uprising                                            Eastern India

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. All
  4. None

 

2. “Cornwallis Code was a body of legislation enacted in 1793 by the East India Company to improve the governance”. Consider the following statements wrt Cornwallis Code-

  1. To give impetus to Permanent Settlement, Zamindars were given the role of Local Administration.
  2. The Policing and Judicial powers of Zamindar were further enhanced to strengthen the Permanent Settlement System.

Select the correct code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

3. The translation of ‘Gentoo Code’ was funded and encouraged by Warren Hastings as a method of increasing colonial hold over the Indies. Consider the statements regarding the Gentoo Code-

  1. It is also known as Ordinations of the Pundits.
  2. It was first translated from Persian to English and then from Persian to Sanskrit

Select the correct option

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding the teachings of Brahmo-Samaj

  1. It emphasized on the worship and adoration of the Eternal, Unsearchable, Immutable being who is the author and Preserver of the Universe.
  2. It opposed Idol worship and denied the teachings of Vedas and Upanishads.
  3. Though it discarded the faith in Divine Avataras, it took no definite stand on the doctrine of Karma and transmigration of soul.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. Only 3

 

5. Consider the following statements w.r.t the teachings of Ramakrishna Mission and Arya Samaj-

  1. Both opposed Image Worship
  2. Both believed in Oneness of GOD
  3. They supported proselytization as evident from Shuddhi Movement to reconvert to the Hindu Fold

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 3
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 1
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

6. Consider the following statements w.r.t the famous Indigo Revolt that took place in Bengal-

  1. The revolt was not supported by Bengali Middle class who sided with British Administration and Planters to suppress the Peasants.
  2. The Peasants got support from Indian Press in Calcutta as well as the aid of some Calcutta-trained lawyers.

Select the wrong statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

7. The famous revolt of 1857 brought various changes in British Administration of India and the immediate change was the enactment of ‘Act of Parliament 1858’. Consider the following statements w.r.t ‘Act of Parliament 1858’-

  1. The Secretary of State for India was given the powers that were previously wielded by the directors of Company and Board of Directors.
  2. Thus the ultimate power over Indian Administration remained with Secretary of State.

Select the correct statement/s

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

8. The slogan ‘No taxation without representation’ was the after effect of-

  1. Indian Councils Act- 1861
  2. American Revolution
  3. Russian Revolution
  4. Indian Councils Act-1892

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 4
  4. All

 

9. ‘One Religion, one caste and one God for Mankind’ was preached by

  1. Swami Dayananda
  2. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  3. Sri Narayan Guru
  4. Dr B.R.Ambedkar

 

10. Among the following uprisings that took place outside Bengal are

  1. Pabna Uprising
  2. Ahom Uprising
  3. Indigo Revolt
  4. Farazi Revolt
  5. Rampa Revolt

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 5
  4. 2, 4 and 5

 

Current Affairs

 

11. Consider the following statements with respect to Solar Wind and Earth Wind-

  1. The solar wind is very strong compared to the wind on Earth
  2. The solar wind is very weak compared to the wind on Earth, though it is much, much faster than Earth wind.

Select the correct code-

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both
  4. None

 

12. Recently Solar Storms were in news. Consider the statements with respect to Solar Storms

  1. They are very harmful for Humans and other living organisms on Earth.
  2. They can affect communication technologies like GPS and radio communications.
  3. They can also affect Power Grids and Electrical units.

Select the wrong statement/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. Only 3

 

13. Amongst the following that can be put in the category of ‘Social insects’?

  1. Honeybee
  2. Wasp
  3. Termites
  4. Bumblebees

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 4

 

14. Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Tornados and Hurricane’

  1. Tornados are more destructive than Hurricanes under the same circumstance
  2. Both rotate clockwise in Southern Hemisphere and counter-clock wise in northern Hemisphere.
  3. While Hurricanes occurs mostly in warm areas Tornados occurs at places where cold and warm fronts converges.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. Only 3

 

15. Which of the following can be the easiest way to predict the upcoming Earthquake?

  1. Huge release of Methane gas
  2. Release of Radon gas
  3. Release of carbon dioxide
  4. None

 

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