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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 13]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-13.


Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self-track yourself after updating the score. In the end, you can cross check your performance through Disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time-bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How can you make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So, make effort to know the answers to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

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  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 13]: HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following pairs about Mughal administration:

Officer Function
     1. Wazir Looked after revenue and finance.
     2. Mir Bakshi  Record and requirement of the state karkhanas, stores, order, interactions and internal relations.
    3. Khan-i-Saman Military pay and accounts and related duties. 
    4. Sadr  The head of religious donations and contributions. 

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Ryotwari System.

  1. This system of land revenue was instituted by Lord William Bentinck, Governor of Madras in 1820.
  2. This was practiced in the Madras and Bombay areas, as well as Assam and Coorg provinces.
  3. The taxes were directly collected by the government from the peasants.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Which the following took place under the governor-generalship of Dalhousie?

  1. Doctrine of Lapse
  2. Charles Wood Dispatch
  3. Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852)
  4. Treaty of Lahore

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Raja Rammohan Roy:

  1. He established a Vedanta College where only Western social and physical science courses were offered.
  2. Samvad Kaumudi was the most important journal brought out by him.
  3. He took a keen interest in international events and always supported the cause of liberty and nationalism.
  4. He argued that ancient Hindu texts, the Vedas and the Upanishads upheld the doctrine of polytheism.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.5) Which of the following was the reason for the Kol Uprising of 1831?

  1. It was an uprising against the British for grabbing of Tribal lands.
  2. It was an uprising against the Marwari money lenders
  3. It was an uprising against the transfer of tribal lands to outsiders.
  4. None of the above

Q.6) Consider the following pairs.

Movement Area
     1. Brahmo Samaj Eastern India
     2. Paramhansa Mandalis Western India
     3. Self-respect Movement Southern India
     4. Ramkrishna Movement Pan India

Which of the following pairs is/ are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) Which of the following are limitations of Social Reform Movement?

  1. Narrow Social Base
  2. Movement did not reach rural India
  3. Casteism remained strong
  4. Social Harmony

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) Paika Revolt is believed to be the first war of Independence by many historians. Which of the following statements regarding the Paika Revolt are correct?

  1. It was led by Bakshi Jagbandhu projecting Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Unity.
  2. Paikas were the poor peasants of Odisha.
  3. It was an armed rebellion targeted against the money lenders and Zamindars instead of East India Company.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a large scale sepoy mutiny against the British East India Company. Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct regarding the Mutiny?

  1. It was instigated by the sons of Tipu Sultan.
  2. The immediate cause of the mutiny was forced conversion of sepoys to Christianity.
  3. It occurred in the year 1706.

Select the code from below:

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

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

  1. It was formed by Debendranath Tagore in Bengal.
  2. It was formed to counter the reform movements led by reformers like Raja Rammohun Roy and Derozio.
  3. It was morphed into a society to defend the Hindu way of life or culture.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.11) To protect the interest of British administration the British followed the policy of Ring Fence. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding this policy?

  1. British army used to mark its territories with a barbed fence which made it difficult for an external army to attack.
  2. British army defended the neighbour’s frontier to protect its own by making a buffer zone.
  3. Policy of Subsidiary Alliance was developed as an extension of the policy of Ring Fence.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following were annexed by the British by the policy of ‘Doctrine of Lapse’?

  1. Nagpur
  2. Jhansi
  3. Udaipur
  4. Awadh

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Consider the following statements:

  1. India’s first major newspaper was ‘The Bombay Gazette’.
  2. The first newspaper in India was started by James Augustus Hickey.
  3. It was started in English and vernacular.

Which of the following statements are correct?

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

Q.14) Which of the following statements regarding the Battle of Buxar are correct?

  1. British defeated the combined armies of Mughal emperor Shah Alam II, Nawab of Bengal Siraj ud Daulah and Nawab of Awadh Shuja ud Daulah.
  2. British annexed the Awadh state and executed the Nawab.
  3. British got the Diwani rights of Bengal after this battle.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements with regard to Young Bengal group of students:

  1. They posed an intellectual challenge to the religious and social orthodoxy of Hinduism.
  2. They had complete faith in everything British and Western learning which alienated them from the masses.
  3. They were influenced by Henry Vivian Derozio and were responsible for the establishment of the Society for Translating European Sciences.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Which among the following were the characteristics of early nineteenth century socio-religious reformers?

  1. These reformers gained from western education but were not West-sponsored.
  2. The reforms promoted by these reformers were not meant to structurally reorganize the whole society.
  3. Issues dealt by these reformers were applicable and common to the higher classes of the Hindu society and had no meaning for the lower classes.

Choose appropriate answer:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All of 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

  1. Ramosi Uprising
  2. Sannyasi-Faqir Rebellion
  3. Santhal Rebellion
  4. Sawantwadi Revolt

Q.18) Match the following (Part I) with (Part II) from the codes given below:

Part I Part II

(Revolt/Movement) (Leader associated with it)

  1. Pagal Panthis A. Bhagwat Jawar Mal
  2. Kuka Revolt B. Karam Shah
  3. Sawantwadi C. Anna Sahib
  4. Ramosi D. Chittur Singh

Code:

  1-2-3-4

  1. C-B-A-D
  2. B-D-A-C
  3. B-A-C-D
  4. A-B-C-D

Q.19) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

  1. Subsidiary system : : Lord Wellesley
  2. Mahalvari settlement in Northern India : : Holt Mackenzie
  3. Local Self Government : : Lord Cornwallis
  4. Ryotwari settlement : : Thomas Munro

Q.20) Consider the below statements with regard to Narayan Malhar Jhoshi:

  1. He founded Servants of India Society.
  2. He was a follower of Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
  3. He started taking interest in labour problems and started a number of welfare centres, night schools, medical centres and industrial classes in labour areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.21) Consider the following statements regarding the “Self-Respect Movement”:

  1. It was founded by E.V. Ramaswamy against Brahmanism in Kerala.
  2. It aimed to achieve a society where backward classes have equal rights.
  3. The movement promoted inter-caste marriages which were not officiated by a Brahmin Priest.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about Global Breastfeeding Collective (GBC)

  1. It is a partnership of non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, and donors
  2. It is led by UNICEF and WHO
  3. It releases ‘Global Breastfeeding Scorecard’ which analyses indicators on how countries protect, promote and support breastfeeding through funding or policies

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) is composed of

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Minister of Home Affairs
  3. Minister in-charge of the concerned Ministry

Select the correct code:

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY)

  1. It is aimed at promoting industry-specific need-based research so as to keep up the competitiveness of the Indian industry in the global market
  2. The scheme would be applicable to projects proposed by the IITs, NITs and IISc
  3. Department of Higher Education is the sole administrator of the scheme

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)

  1. It is registered as a Non-Banking Financial Institution
  2. ‘Equity Grant Scheme’ is being operated by SFAC
  3. It is one of the Central Procurement Agencies under Price Stabilization Fund

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about ‘Medium-term Expenditure Framework Statement’

  1. It is a statement presented to the Parliament under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, 2003
  2. It is presented separately in the session next to the session in which Union Budget is presented
  3. The first Medium Term Expenditure Framework was laid in the Monsoon Session of Parliament in August 2017

Select the correct statements

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

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