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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 HISTORY, CULTURE & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 56]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 56]

 


Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Chau Dance’ of India:

  1. It is one of the classical dances of India.
  2. It is performed in Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
  3. It is a martial dance.
  4. While dancing, performers wear masks and elaborate costumes and depict mythological stories.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding Dara Shikoh:

  1. He was the youngest son of Shah Jahan and Shah Jahan declared him his heir to the throne.
  2. He translated 50 Upnishads from Sanskrit to Persian. This collection is called Sirr-e-Akbar.
  3. He banned dance and music in the Mughal court.
  4. In a battle he was captured by the army of Aurangzeb and publically executed.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.3) Consider the following:

Folk Theatre                                             Place

  1. Bhand Pahter                                      Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Swang                                                   Maharashtra
  3. Jatra                                                     West Bengal
  4. Bhaona                                                 Assam

Which of the above are correctly matched?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.4) Which of the following statements are correct differences between Nagara style temple and Dravidan Temples?

  1. The Shikhar of Nagara Temples are pyramidal while Vimana of Dravidan Temples have a curving shape.
  2. Dravidan temples have elaborate gates called Gopurams while Nagara Temples do not have them.
  3. Nagara temples have a Garbha griha while Dravidan temples do not.
  4. Both Nagara and Dravidan temples have mandaps.

Select the code from the following:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Pandvani’:

  1. It is a folk painting of Chattisgarh depicting scenes from Mahabharat.
  2. Artists use natural colours and grains to make these large murals on the external walls of their houses.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Shadow puppets are cut out of leather and treated to make them translucent.
  2. Shadow puppets are pressed on a screen with a strong source of light behind them.
  3. Ravanachayya is a shadow puppet style of Odisha where puppets are made of single piece and have no joints.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.7) Who among the following was appointed as the supreme authority in justice during the era of Mughal Emperors ?

  1. Qazi-ul-Quzat
  2. Qazi-ul-Hazat
  3. Qazi-Faiz-ul-Islam
  4. Wazir

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. Tripartite struggle is the name given to a century long tussle between Gurjar Pratiharas, Palas and Pallavas to control the north.
  2. The struggle was to gain control over the city of Kannauj and Ganga-Yamuna Doab region.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.9) From the times of which among the following Chola rulers, the Gangaikondacholapuram became the capital of the Chola empire?

  1. Parantaka Chola I
  2. Rajendra Chola I
  3. Raja Raja Chola I
  4. Vikrama Chola

Q.10) Double Dome was one of the most magnificent features of the indo Islamic architecture. The main reason of making the double dome was:

  1. It maintained the height and grandeur of the building from outside and still keep the ceiling aesthetic from inside.
  2. Double dome served as an eco-sounding system amplifying the sound.
  3. It helped in keeping the room cool.
  4. It used less construction material than a single dome.

Q.11) Which sector will adopt the Shinkansen Technology as part of the assistance offered to India by Japan?

  1. Railways
  2. Roadways
  3. Insurance
  4. Yamuna Action Plan (YAP)

Q.12) Which country is the largest producer of sesame?

  1. India
  2. Japan
  3. China
  4. Pakistan

Q.13)Which organization has released the ‘Energy and Air Pollution, World Energy Outlook Special Report’?

  1. IMF
  2. World Bank
  3. UNEP
  4. International Energy Agency 

Q.14) Identify the wetland based on the following statements:

  1. The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is the flagship species here.
  2. It was the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
  3. Nalbana Island is the core area of this wetland.

Select the wetland that is best suited to the above description—

  1. East Calcutta Wetlands
  2. Deepor Beel
  3. Chilika Lake
  4. Bhoj Wetland

Q.15) Identify the country based on the following statements:

  1. It was named in honour of King Philip II of Spain.
  2. It is the seventh-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world.
  3. It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank

Select the country that is best suited to the above description—

  1. Brunei
  2. Taiwan
  3. Malaysia
  4. Philippines

Q.16) Consider the following statements:

  1. Buddhism condemned the varna system, whereas Jainism did not condemn the varna system.
  2. Buddhism does not recognize the existence of god and soul, whereas Jainism recognized the existence of the gods.

Which above given statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None

Q.17) Which among the following statements is not true in regard to Paitkar Paintings – an endangered art form which is in decline and may soon become extinct?

  1. Paitkar paintings are scroll paintings practiced by the tribal people of West Bengal state.
  2. The cultural heritage of this old form of painting has associations with one of the most well-known goddess in the Bengali household, Ma Manasa.
  3. The Paitkar paintings have links with the socio-religious custom of holding yajnas and giving alms.
  4. The paintings have a common subject – what happens to human life post death.

Q.18) Chikankari is

  1. An intricate and fine shadow-work type of embroidery traditionally done with white yarn on colourless muslins called tanzeb.
  2. A carpet, akin to Persian carpets of Iranian origin, which is completely hand-made, hand-knotted and are primarily made in pure wool, pure silk and occasionally wool and silk blends.
  3. Literally a ‘pen craft’ – is an art that involves hand block printing apart from painting on a saree.
  4. A delicious food item of Ambur, Tamil Nadu, which recently got GI tag under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection Act 1999) Act.

Q.19) Conisder the following statements in regard to Thangka art:

  1. Thangka is one of the Manipur’s most ancient martial arts.
  2. Thangka involves using a sword or sphere against one or more opponents.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None

Q.20) Which among the following is correct in regard to Geographical Indications of Goods or GI tags?

  1. Any established organisation or authority can apply for GI Tag after paying a certain fee.
  2. Registration of GI is valid for a period of 10 years (can be renewed from time 2 time).
  3. Registered GI is a Public Property, which belongs to the producer of goods can’t be licensed or mortgaged.
  4. A number of treaties administered by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) provide for the protection of GI.

Choose the appropriate code:

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

 

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