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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 43]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 43]

 


Q.1) Which of the following cities of Harappan Civilisation are in modern day India.

  1. Dolavira
  2. Soktagandor
  3. Ropar
  4. Rakhigarhi
  5. Ganeriwala

Choose the correct option from below:

a) All of the above

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1,4 and 5

d) 2,3 and 4


Q.2) Choose the correct statement(s) from the following.

  1. Sthulabhadra migrated to Sravanbelgola with twelve thousand disciples and Chandra Gupta Maurya .
  2. Sthulbhadra migrated due to a sudden invader attack on Magadha.
  3. The followers of Sthulbhadra are called Swetambars while the followers of Bhadrabahu are called Digambars.

Select the code from the following:

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 3 only

d) All of the above


Q.3) In Ashokan Edicts, Ashoka has been referred as Devanampiya and Piyadassi. What does Devanampiya means:

a) He who regards everyone with affection.

b) The beloved of the gods.

c) The one without sorrow or pain.

d) The one without enemies.


Q.4) Which of the following muslim rulers had minted the image of Goddess Lakshmi on one side and his name in Nagari script on the other?

a) Muhammad Ghori

b) Qutub ud din Aibak

c) Iltutmish

d) Alauddin khilji


Q.5) Consider the following statements:

  1. They introduced horse riding, which made their maneuverability much better in battle field than the contemporary chariots.
  2. They brought new fashion in India, introducing pantaloons, hat, boots and over coat.

Which of the statements are correct about Kushanas?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.6 ) Consider the following statements:

  1. Radio-carbon dating is done to estimate the age of prehistoric artifacts.
  2. Dendro-chronology is used to measure the age of wood.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding Rig Vedic Society:

  1. Rig vedic Aryans were pastoral people and their main occupation was cattle rearing.
  2. Iron plough was used for agriculture.
  3. They made large temples to worship natural forces like Prithvi, Agni, Varun etc.
  4. Elaborate rituals were followed during worship.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) None of the above


Q.8) Gandhara art was developed in and around Peshawar in North western India. Which of the following statements holds true for Gandhara school of Art?

  1. It is a blend of Indian and Greco-Roman style.
  2. It was promoted by Hinayana sect of Buddhism.
  3. Gandhara school also carved out images of Shiva and Vishnu.
  4. Human body is moulded in a realistic manner with minute details like muscles, moustache and hair curls

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1,2 and 4

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.9) Consider the following statements about the society in Chola kingdom:

  1. Both Shaivism and Vaishnavism continued to flourish during Chola period.
  2. The inscriptions of later Chola period mentions about two major divisions of caste.
  3. Practice of ‘Sati’ was absent in royal families.
  4. Temples remained important centers of economic activity.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above


Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. Rock cut temples in India were introduced by the Pallavas.
  2. Panchpandava Ratha temples are monolithic temples representing five different styles.

Which of the above statements are correct:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.11 Consider the following :

  1. Manimekalai                                   Illango Idigal
  2. Mudrarakshas                                Vishakhadatta
  3. Daridra Charudatt                         Shudrak
  4. Mrichchakatika                              Bhasa

Which one of the above is/are incorrectly matched?

a) 2 only

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) None of the above


Q.12) Which of the following reasons are attributed to the rise and growth of new religious sects in post vedic society?

  1. Rigid cast based system where Brahmans claimed the highest status in society.
  2. Kshatriyas reacted strongly against the ritualistic domination of the brahmanas.
  3. Vedic religion became very sacrificial hampering the newly emerged agricultural economy.
  4. Economic condition of Vaishyas and Shudras improved drastically. Hence they violently tried to improve their social status.
  5. Women was also given an equal status in all other new sects, which led to their populatrity.

Select the option from the following:                                                                                            

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 4 and 5

c) only 5

d) 3,4 and 5


Q.13)  Consider the following statements regarding Indo-Islamic architecture

  1. Mughals introduced Islamic architecture in India
  2. Muslim architecture forbids replication of any living forms on any surface
  3. Qutub Minar has been constructed by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Iltutmish and Firozshah Tughlaq

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.14) consider the following statements with respect to Buddhist architecture:

  1. Chaitya, Stupa, Vihara, bronze images are a part of Buddhist architecture.
  2. Lion Capital of Asoka was found at Sanchi.
  3. Originally the stupa was made of bricks surrounded by a wooden railing.
  4. The torans at Stupa were carved with lotus, elephant, bull, lion and horse and some of the Jataka stories of the previous births of Buddha

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) All of the above

b) 2 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) 2 only


Q.15) Consider the following statements

  1. Post Mauryan period saw rise of brahmanical sects like Vaishnavas and Shaivas
  2. Buddha got human form in Mathura and Gandhara art

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.16) Mughal paintings are considered to be landmark in history of fine arts in India. Which of  the following statements regarding Mughal paintings are correct?

  1. Mughal School of painting originated with Humayun who was keenly interested in art of painting and architecture.
  2. Mughal style is synthesis of Indian style of painting and Safavid school of Persian painting.
  3. Mughal artists were adept in making miniature paintings.
  4. Reign of Aurangzeb saw Mughal style of painting at its height of glory.

Select the code from below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1,2 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.17) Consider the following statements with respect to Kabir:

  1. Kabir was a bhakti poet
  2. The poems served twin purpose of social reform and spirituality during bhakti movement
  3. Kabir was in favour of detaching oneself from attachments of the world

Choose the correct option

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.18) ‘Urs’ denote—

a) A style of Indo-Sarasenic architecture

b) A type of blue pottery

c) Death anniversary of a Sufi saint in South Asia

d) A form of narrative sculpture


Q.19) This dance form has characters named Satvika, Rajasika and Tamasika. Identify the dance form:

a) Bharatnatyam

b) Kathakali

c) Lai Haraoba

d) Chhau


Q.20) Consider the following statements:

  1. The dependence on formal credit increases with the reduction in the landholding size.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana will replace the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme and the Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.
  3. Government’s liability on premium subsidy would be shared between Centre and States, on a 75:25 basis
  4. In the post-harvest losses, coverage will be available up to a maximum period of 14 days from harvesting for those crops which are kept in “cut & spread” condition to dry in the field

Choose the incorrect statement/s from the following options:

a) Both1 and 4

b) Only 3

c) Both 1 and 3

d) None of the above


Q.21) Consider the following states of India:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Manipur
  4. Jammu & Kashmir

Choose the State/s from the following option which does not follow the IPC—

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Only 2

c) Only 4

d) None of the above


Q.22) Consider the following instances:

  1. When the punishment or sentence is by a court Martial
  2. When there is a violation of a Fundamental Right

Choose from the following option that allows Supreme Court to exercise its pardoning power—

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.23) Who of the following was the first Arab invader to have a successful campaign in India?

a) Mohammad Ghori

b) Mohammad bin Qasim

c) Mahmod Ghazni

d) Genghis Khan


Q.24) Consider the following statement:

  1. Mamluks were warrior slaves of mainly Turkish origin, who had converted to Islam.
  2. They had a very low status in society.

Which of the above statements are incorrect:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.25) Sufism as a thought originated in Persia and spread to India by 11th century. Which of the following statements are correct about Sufism?

  1. They believed service to humanity equals service to God.
  2. They introduced a new form of singing called ‘Qawwali’ where rhythm is given with claps of hand.
  3. They preached meditation to connect to inner soul and God.
  4. They observed strict celibacy.

Select the correct code from the following:

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All of the above

 


 

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