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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 32]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 32]

 


Q.1) The script of Indus Valley civilization is considered to be the oldest script of the Indian Sub continent. Which of the following statements are correct about this script?

  1. Despite the efforts of linguists and symbologists, it is yet undeciphered.
  2. The script is written in Boustrophedon fashion.
  3. Square stamp seals are the dominant form of Indus writing media.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.2) Which of the following statements are correct about the town planning of Indus Valley Civilisation?

  1. The towns had well laid covered drains and houses had toilets.
  2. Bricks were used for the first time in the history by habitants of Indus Valley civilization.
  3. All houses were single storied and with standard size showing equal economic status of everyone.
  4. Proper granaries were built to store surplus grains.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 4

b) 1 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above 


Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding Yoga:

  1. It is amongst the six ideologies of Hinduism.
  2. We have received the knowledge of Yoga from ancient written accounts of Patanjali.
  3. Yoga is covered under AYUSH program as an indigenous therapy.

Which of the above statements are correct regarding Yoga?

a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above 


Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Early Vedic Period:

  1. Aryans referred to Indus people as Dasyus.
  2. Early Aryans made large wooden castles to protect themselves from foreign attacks.
  3. Instead of land, the tribes owned cattle as private property.
  4. Aryans used Chariots instead of riding a horse.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above 


Q.5) Out of Six ‘Astikas’ of Hindu philosophy, which of the following is the oldest?

a) Mimansa

b) Sankhya

c) Vedanta

d) Nyaya


Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Prayag Prashasti’:

  1. It contains inscriptions praising the political and military achievement of Chandra Gupta II.
  2. The inscription were written by Harisena, the court poet and minister in Gupta Court.
  3. The inscriptions are written in Pali language under Ashokan edict.
  4. The edict contains the inscriptions of Ashoka, the Guptas and Jehangir.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 and 3

b) 2 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) None of the above 


Q.7) Current the Hindu calendar that is being used  is modified ‘Shaka Samvat’- Saka calendar. Consider the following statements:

  1. Saka era was started by Kanishka in AD 78.
  2. Kanishka was the founder of Saka dynasty in India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2 


Q.8) Which of the following Tamil Sangam literary piece of art are correctly matched with their content:

  1. Thirukullar Tamil grammar treatise
  2. Tolakappiam Philosophical work
  3. Ettutukai Anthology
  4. Silappadikkaram Epic

Select the code from following:

a) All of the above

b) 1 and 2

c) 3 and 4

d) 2,3 and 4 


Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Jainism predates Buddhism, while Buddha was older than Mahavira.
  2. Right faith, Right knowledge and Right Conduct are the ‘Triratnas’ (three gems) of Jainism.
  3. To remove all sufferings Mahavira gave an eight fold path to be followed.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Mudrarakshasa’:

  1. It is a historical play written by Kalidasa that narrates the ascent of king Chandragupta Maurya to power in India.
  2. Chanakya Neeti of Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed is mentioned in Mudrarakshasa.
  3. Mudrarakshasa is written in Sanskrit.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) All of the above

d) None of the above 


Q.11) Many new creeds and faiths emerged in the 6th century BC against the contemporary Brahmanical society. One of the most staunch amongst them was the Ajivika Sect. Which of the following statements are correct about the Ajivikas?

  1. Ajivika was one of the ‘Nastika’ school of Indian philosophy.
  2. It was founded by Makkhali Gosala.
  3. Ajivikas do not believe in Karma philosophy and believe that whatever happens is preordained by the cosmic order.
  4. Bindusara was a follower of Ajivika Sect.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 4

b) 2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) All of the above 


Q.12) Milind or Menander-I was one of the most famous Indo-Bactrian King. The most important source of information about him is Milind Panho written by Nagasena.

Which of the following statements about Milind Panho are correct?

  1. It contains religious dialogues of Milind with a Buddhist monk.
  2. It is written in Sanskrit.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘PanchaSiddhanta’? 

  1. It was written by Aryabhatta.
  2. It is a detailed account of Greek and Roman Astrology.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding the society in Chola kingdom:

  1. Cholas were Shaivites and they patronized only Shiva temples.
  2. The Devadasi system emerged during this period.
  3. Practice of Sati was absent in the society.
  4. The inscriptions during Chola rule, mentions about 6 broad caste divisions.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.15) Which of the following inscription provide detailed information about the formation and functioning of village assemblies during Chola period?

a) Tanjore Inscription

b) Mammalapuram inscription

c) Uttiramerur Inscription

d) Gangaikondacholapuram inscription


Q.16) ‘Palmyra’, the ancient city was recently in news. In which of the following countries is it located?

a) Syria

b) Iraq

c) Saudi Arabia

d) Israel


Q.17) “International Intellectual Property Index” is compiled by which of the following organizations?

a) IMF

b) WTO

c) World Bank

d) US Chamber of Commerce


Q.18) Consider the following statements with respect to “Nai Manzil”

  1. The scheme is launched by Skill Development Ministry
  2. The scheme focuses on education and skill development of BPL and APL families

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.19) Shishu, Kishore, Tarun are terms associated with which of the following government of India scheme

a) Loans issued under Start Up India

b) Development stages of Smart City Mission

c) Loans issued under MUDRA Scheme

d) Age based vaccines under Mission Indradhanush 


Q.20) “Global financial literacy survey” is a report released by which of the following organization?

a) WTO

b) IMF

c) ADB

d) S&P rating services


Q.21) “Gender Development Index” is a report released by which of the following organizations?

a) UNDP

b) UNICEF

c) IMF

d) ILO


Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Bilateral Totalization Agreement (BTA)’

  1. It ensures that the tax charged for the exclusive purpose of social security in one country is excluded from taxation
  2. India has a BTA with USA but not Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
  3. USA has a BTA with only two Asian countries – Japan and South Korea

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) Only 3


Q.23) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List IList II

a) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel                                         1) Good Governance Day

b) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya                                 2) Antyodaya Diwas

c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee                                                   3) National Unity Day

d) B R Ambedkar

   A-B-C-D

a) 1-( )-3-2

b) 3-2-1-( )

c) ( )-3-2-1

d) 2-3-( )-1


Q.24) Consider the following statements with respect to Rat Hole Mining.

  1. It is mainly used for iron ore and coal mining in India
  2. It is more prevalent in the state of Jharkhand
  3. National Green Tribunal has issued a blanket ban on Rat Hole Mining

Which of the statements is/are incorrect?

a) Only 2

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.25) Which of the following statements is not true about Mural Painting?

  • Murals are large works executed on the walls of solid structure
  • Murals are mainly found in natural caves and rock-cut chambers
  • Themes of Murals – Buddhist, Jain and Hindu religions

Select the correct code

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) None of the above


Q.26) The Fourth Buddhist Council was held in Kashmir under the leadership of

a) Bindusara

b) Ashoka

c) Kunal

d) Kanishka


Q.27) Which of the following statement is/are correct about archaeological survey of India?

  1. ASI is responsible for the maintenance, restoration and discovery of ancient monument, archeological site, horticulture site and museums.
  2. Archeological and historical pursuits in India started with the effort of Charles Wilkins.
  3. ASI is also responsible for epigraphical and numismatic study.
  4. It is also responsible for archeological expedition outside India.

Select the appropriate code:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) Al of the above


Q.28) Consider the following statements with regard to Sarnath:

  1. Sarnath, an important seat of Buddhist pilgrimage is located just a few kilometers from Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganga and the Gomti rivers.
  2. World Bank to fund for Sarnath redevelopment
  3. Lord Buddha gave his 1st sermon here
  4. Shreyamshanath (11th Thirthankara) of Jainism was born here

Which of the above statement is/are not correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) None

d) All of the above


Q.29) The famous phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ belongs to which Upanishad?

a) Mundaka Upanishad

b) Maho Upanishad

c) Brihadaranyako Upanishad

d) Kena Upanishad


Q.30) Consider the following pairs:

(Foreign Travellers) (Visited during)

  1. Marco polo : Pandya Kingdom
  2. Bernier : : Shah Jahan
  3. Ralph Fisch : : Akbar

Which of the pairs given above are matched correctly?

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only


Q.31) Match the incorrect pairs:

Renowned works : : Artists

  1. Landscape : : Ram Kumar
  2. Tandava : : Swaminathan
  3. Peace : : K.K. Hebbar
  4. Monkey God : : M.F.Husain
  5. Indian traditional Girl : : I.Jayachandran

Choose the answer from the code below

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above


 

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