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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 44]

  • IAS baba
  • July 31, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 44]

 

Topic – Ancient History & Culture; Eco-Survey and Current Affairs

 

1. Consider the following statements regarding Neolithic culture of Kashmir valley.

  1. Pit dwelling with well made floors smeared with red ochre as well as dwelling in open.
  2. Burial of dog along with some of the human burials.
  3. Pit dwelling and dog burials displays affinity with north Chinese Neolithic culture.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

2. Among the remains discovered in Harappan settlements, pottery forms an important category. Which of the following is/are correct regarding Harappan pottery?

  1. Harappan pottery represents blending of ceramic tradition of Baluchistan and the cultures of east of Indus system.
  2. Painted decoration on pottery consists of horizontal lines of varied thickness, palm, birds, animals, papal tree etc.

Select the correct code from below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither nor 2

 

 

3. Consider the following statements regarding later Vedic economy.

  1. Pastoralism was the main subsistence activity.
  2. People of later Vedic period grew both barley and rice.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither nor 2

 

 

4. Which of the following is/are correct regarding the teachings of Buddhism?

  1. According to Buddhism present is determined by past action.
  2. Buddha rejected the existence of god.

Select the correct code from below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

 

 

5. Which of the following was not a cause for the decline of Mauryas?

  1. Deforestation in Ganges valley led to incidence of flood.
  2. Ban on animal sacrifices led to popular uprising.
  3. Certain powerful officials’ could not be controlled by the later Mauryas.
  4. Increased expenditure of various sorts was a strain on the imperial treasury.

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding Kushanas.

  1. Kushanas were nomadic people originally from the steppes of north central Asia.
  2. Kushana rulers were the first to issue gold coins on a significant scale.
  3. They also introduced new elements in cavalry and techniques of war.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All the above

 

7. The Sangam literature portrays thesocialand economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Sangam literature?

  1. The Sangam literature belongs to a uniform period.
  2. Sangam literature consists of poems based on themes Akam and Puram.
  3. Tolkappiyam is a treatise on Tamil grammar.

Select the correct code from below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding ancient Indian philosophies.

  1. According to Sankhya philosophy the presence of divine agency is not essential to the creation of world.
  2. According to Nyaya school of philosophy salvation can be attained through the acquisition of knowledge.

Which of the above statement is/are not correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

 

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding the general characteristics of idol of Buddha under Mathura school of Art.

  1. They were made of white spotted red stones.
  2. Curly hairs.
  3. No marks on forehead.
  4. Dress is always tight on the body.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

 

 

10. Consider the following statements regarding religious beliefs of Harappan civilization.

  1. Harappan looked upon earth as a fertility goddess.
  2. Harappans had some kind of belief in life after death.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

 

11. Consider the following statements regarding Seismic gaps

  1. A seismic gap is a section of a fault that has produced earthquakes in the past but is now quiet.
  2. An earthquake of high magnitude occurs around the region of seismic gap
  3. They are sections of plate boundaries that have ruptured in recent past

Select the Wrong statement/s

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 3
  4. None

 

12. Which of the following statement(s) with regard to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is/are correct? 

  1. The Act is applicable to the States of Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland and J&K
  2. Any person arrested and taken into custody under this Act shall be made over to the officer in charge of the nearest police station with the least possible delay, together with a report of the circumstances occasioning the arrest.
  3. No prosecution, suit or other legal proceeding shall be instituted, except with the previous sanction of the State Government.

Select the correct answer by using the code given below 

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

 

13. Which of the following are taken into account for ‘Real Economic Growth Rate’?

  1. Rate of change of GDP from one year to another.
  2. It is not distorted by the effects of extreme inflation or deflation.
  3. The real economic growth rate adjusts for how much borrowing power has been affected and therefore provides a more accurate view.
  4. It can include GDP as well as GNP
  5. It is inflation adjusted

Select the correct code

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

 

14. Consider the following regarding ‘Tax Buoyancy’.

  1. Taxes are said to be buoyant if the tax revenues increase more than proportionately in response to a rise in GDP
  2. It finds relevance with Laffer Curve

Select the correct code/s

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

 

15. Identify the place based on given statements

  1. It is on the bank of river Thames
  2. It is notable for its association with the recent sealing of Magna Carta by King John

Select the correct option

  1. Longmede
  2. Abingdon
  3. Windsor
  4. Runnymede

 

16. Consider the statements

  1. Its people include Nagas, Kuki and Meeties
  2. It is bounded by Myanmar to its East
  3. Its Kingdom was one of the Princely States of British India
  4. Famous for Swamp Deer

Select the correct option

  1. Nagaland
  2. Mizorum
  3. Manipur
  4. Meghalaya

 

17. Consider the following

  1. Nathu La
  2. Bum La
  3. Sipki La
  4. Pensi La
  5. Chunsul La
  6. Lipulekh Pass

Which of the above are Border Personnel Meeting Points of India-China?

  1. 1, 2, 3, 4
  2. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  3. 1, 2, 5 and 6
  4. 1, 3, 4 and 5

 

18. Identify the place based on given information

  1. It is an Oasis
  2. The architecture is a mix of Roman-Graeco Techniques with influence of Persian
  3. It is UNESCO designated World Heritage Site
  4. Recently destroyed by ISIS

Select the correct option

  1. Damascus
  2. Syria
  3. Palmyra
  4. Samarra

 

19. Consider the following statements

  1. It is famous for Terracotta Warriors
  2. It is located at northern foot of Lishan Mountain
  3. It is a World Heritage Site

Select the correct option

  1. Xian
  2. Xianyang
  3. Shaanxi Province
  4. Both 1 and 3

 

20. Consider the following statements

  1. It has Turkey in its East
  2. Mediterranean Sea is at the South
  3. Bulgaria is the North

Select the correct option

  1. Italy
  2. Serbia
  3. Greece
  4. Montenegro

 

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