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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 8]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 8]

 


Q.1) “Kalileh-wa-Dimneh” is a Persian translation of which of the following Indian works

a) Mahabharata

b) Ramayana

c) Panchtantra

d) Bhagavatgeeta


Q.2) Consider the following

  1. Diesel vehicles emit more carbon monoxide then petrol cars.
  2. Diesel cars emit more nitrogen oxide air pollutants than petrol cars

Which of the following is/are the prime reason for banning of diesel cars?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.3) The conservation of Galapagos Islands was in news recently. Consider the following statements with respect to Galapagos Islands

  1. Galapagos Islands are located off coast of Peru
  2. It is a UNESCO world heritage site
  3. Galapagos Islands passes through Equator

Select the correct option

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All


Q.4) Recently a Cancer-causing chemical found was in bread samples from Delhi has alarmed the authorities. Consider the following statements

  1. Potassium bromate / Iodate are carcinogenic chemicals that are used while making confectionary items.
  2. Potassium Iodate/Bromate was found to cause tumour of the kidney and thyroid, and cancer of the abdominal lining in laboratory animals.

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.5) Consider the following

  1. Mahanadi and Godavari
  2. Krishna and Pennar
  3. Ken and Betwa
  4. Narmada and Krishna

Which of the following are the proposed inter basin water transfer links

a) 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 3, and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All


Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding India’s Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

  1. It aims at increasing India’s exports in goods and services to 900 billion by 2019-20.
  2. Previous reward schemes of goods and services for export have been merged into two schemes- Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) and Service Export from India Scheme (SEIS).
  3. It seeks to raise India’s share in World exports from 2% to 3.5%

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All


Q.7) Map of Africa

Africa

Identify the countries located in the Map

a) 1-Niger ,2-Somalia, 3-Burkino Faso ,4-Alegeria

b) 1-Somalia ,2-Niger, 3-Algeria, 4-Burkino Faso

c) 1-Algeria, 2-Niger,3-Somalia,4-Burkino Faso

d) 1-Burkino Faso,2-Somalia,3-Algeria,4-Niger


Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding Amaravathi.

  1. It was the capital of Satavahanas who ruled from 2nd century BCE to 3rd century CE
  2. It is located on the banks of river Godavari.
  3. Amaravati has been chosen as one of the sites for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of Government of India.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) All the above


Q.9) As per Ease of Doing Business Rank 2015, India ranked 142 out of 189 countries. Which of the following parameters are used in calculating ease of doing business rank?

  1. Starting a business
  2. Getting electricity
  3. Trading across borders
  4. Getting credit
  5. Protecting minority investors

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 4 and 5 only

d) All the above


10) Match list 1 with list 2 and choose the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. BrahMos- Anti tank guided missile
  2. Akash-   Stealth cruise missile
  3. Prithvi- Surface to air missile
  4. NAG- Short range ballistic missile

Code

1        2         3        4

a) B          A         C        D

b) A         B         D        C

c) B          C         D        A

d) D         B         C        A


Q.11) Consider the following statements 

  1. Lord Mayo became the first Viceroy of India
  2. He gave the policy of financial decentralization
  3. The first ever Census conducted in India was under his patronage

Select the correct code      

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) None


Q.12) Identify the personality based on given statements 

  1. He believed that self-government is the highest and noblest principles of politics.
  2. He abolished Vernacular Press Act
  3. Hunter commission was appointed under his rule

Select the correct option

a) Lord Canning

b) Lord Rippon

c) Lord Mayo

d) Lord Lytton


Q.13) Identify the personality associated with the institution of the following act/regulations. 

  1. Indian Universities Act, 1904
  2. Ancient Monuments Act, 1904
  3. Calcutta Corporation Act, 1899
  4. Police Commission in 1902

Select the correct code

a) Warren Hasting

b) Lord Wellesley

c) Lord Dalhousie

d) Lord Curzon


Q.14) Which of the following were formed before 1857 Revolt? 

  1. The British Indian Association
  2. The Bombay Association
  3. East India Association
  4. Madras Native Association
  5. Poona Sarvojanik Sabha
  6. The Madras Mahajana Sabha

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

b) 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 3, 4 and 5


Q.15) The Indian Factory Act, 1881 dealt primarily with the problem of child labour. Its significant provisions were:

  1. Increased the minimum age (from 7 to 9 years) and the maximum (from 12 to 14 years) for children,
  2. Reduced maximum working hours for children to 7 hours a day,
  3. Fixed maximum working hours for women at 11 hours per day with an one-and-a-half hour interval (working hours for men were left unregulated),
  4. Provided weekly holiday for all

Select the correct code

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

b) 2 and 3 Only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) None


Q.16) Which among the following statements were associated with Aligarh Movement?

  1. It was the foremost movement for social reforms among the Indian Muslims
  2. The aim of the movement was to organize the Muslim peasants against Hindu landlords and British indigo planters
  3. All-India Muslim League was the outcome of this movement
  4. The movement offered a serious threat to the British supremacy in India

Choose the appropriate answer

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All the above


 

Q.17) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s work Anandmath, one of the most important novels in the history of Bengali and Indian literature, was set in the background of

a) Ramosi Uprising

b) Santhal Rebellion

c) Sannyasi-Faqir Rebellion

d) Sawantwadi Revolt


Q.18) Which one of the following observations is/are true about the Polygar Rebellions? 

  1. Polygars were the offshoots of the Nayankara system prevalent in the Vijayanagar administration
  2. Polygars were traditional classes, quite similar to Rajputs of North India, often acted as sovereigns and extracted taxes from the people
  3. First Polygar war was lead by a confederacy consisting of Marudu Pandian, Gopal Nayak, Kerala Verma and Dhoondaji
  4. Kattabomma Nayak was considered as the main leader of the rebellion during Secong Polygar war, also known as South Indian Rebellion

Choose the appropriate answer

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.19) What were the causes that triggered tribal movements?

  1. Imposition of land revenue settlement
  2. Expansion of non-tribals to tribal areas
  3. Eminent Domain
  4. Work of Christian missionaries
  5. Reactions against Dikus

Choose the appropriate answer

a) 1, 2 and 5 only

b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.20) Match the following (Part I) with (Part II) from the codes given below

Part I                                                   Part II

(Revolt/Movement)                          (Leader associated with it)

a) Pagal Panthis                                         1. Karam Shah

b) Kuka Revolt                                           2. Bhagwat Jawar Mal

c) Sawantwadi                                            3. Anna Sahib

d) Ramosi                                                    4. Chittur Singh

            A-B-C-D

a) 3-2-1-4

b) 2-4-1-3

c) 2-1-3-4

d) 1-2-3-4


Q.21) Consider the following with regard to Telegraph in India: 

  1. The first director general of telegraphs in India was William Brooke O’Shaughnessy
  2. Lord Dalhousie had authorised him to construct an experimental line and in 1852 he was appointed director general of telegraphs
  3. It was “telegraph” that saved India in mutiny of 1857
  4. Telegraph communication between India and England was opened in 1865 by the Persian Gulf line

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.22) What were the causes for failure of Revolt of 1857?

  1. Lack of complete nationalism
  2. Lack of coordination between sepoys, peasants and zamindars and other classes
  3. Disunity of Indians and poor organisation especially between Hindu and Muslim
  4. Many had different motives for participating in the revolt

Choose the appropriate answer

a) 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.23) Who among the following was the founder of the organisation – Indian Home Rule Society (India House), London established in 1904?

  1. Veer Savarkar
  2. Tarak Nath Das
  3. Shyamji Krishna Verma
  4. Lala Hardayal

Q.24) Which among the following characterizes the important events/works during Viceroy Lord Curzon period? 

  1. Swadeshi movement
  2. Foundation of Muslim League
  3. Idea to build Victoria Memorial
  4. Indian Coinage and Paper Currency Act

Choose the appropriate answer

a) 2 and 4 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All the above


Q.25) Who among the following Viceroys introduced financial decentralization in India? He was also known for introduction of State Railways. 

a) Lord Lytton

b) Lord Minto

c) Lord Mayo

d) Lord Hardinge


 

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