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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 15]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-15.


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.
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  • 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 15]: HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) By the dawn of the twentieth century, Militant School of Thought, a band of nationalist thinkers had emerged who advocated a more militant approach to political work. Consider the following characteristics:

  1. Hatred for foreign rule.
  2. Swaraj to be the goal of national movement.
  3. They didn’t believe in capacity of the masses to challenge the authority.
  4. Personal sacrifices required and a true nationalist to be always ready for it.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the Morley-Minto Reforms of 1909 (Government of India Act of 1909):

  1. Separate electorates for the Muslims, representation in excess of the strength of their population
  2. Powers of legislatures both at the center and in provinces were enlarged
  3. One Indian was to be appointed to the viceroy’s executive council.
  4. The legislatures could now pass resolutions, ask questions & supplementary, vote the budget as a whole.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Q.3) Which of the following newspapers and journals were associated with the revolutionary terrorism?

  1. Sandhya
  2. Yugantar
  3. Kal
  4. Young India

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) The nationalist response to British participation in the World War-I was three-fold. Consider the following statements with regard to it:

  1. The Moderates supported the empire in the War as a matter of duty.
  2. The revolutionaries supported the war efforts in the mistaken belief that Britain would repay India’s loyalty with gratitude in the form of self-government.
  3. The extremists decided to utilize the opportunity to wage a war and liberate the country.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. None

Q.5) Which of the following statements are true about the Lucknow congress session 1916?

  1. It was presided over by the Ambica Charan Majumdar
  2. Readmitted the moderates led by Tilak to the Congress fold.
  3. The Congress did not accept the Muslim League’s position on separate electorates.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. None

Q.6) Consider the following statements about Champaran Satyagraha:

  1. Champaran Satyagraha (1917)—First Civil Disobedience.
  2. Champaran Satyagraha was against tinkathia system.
  3. Gandhi was arrested during this protest.

Which of the statements is/are correct?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements about the December 1920, Nagpur session of the Indian National Congress:

  1. The programme of non-cooperation was endorsed.
  2. Attainment of self-government through constitutional means as its goal.
  3. Provincial congress committees on linguistic basis were organized.

Which of the statements is/are INCORRECT?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Delhi Durbar of 1911?

  1. It was held to commemorate the coronation of Queen Victoria.
  2. Delhi was declared as the new capital of India.
  3. The partition of Bengal was annulled and Bihar, Orrisa and Assam provinces were formed.
  4. Congress supported the Durbar.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) was a revolutionary organization of India. Which of the following statements are correct regarding HRA?

  1. It was established as an offshoot of Anushilan Samiti.
  2. It was established by Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad.
  3. The objective was to establish a Federated Republic of the United States of India.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Kakori Conspiracy?

  1. It is the name given to train robbery at Kakori by HRA
  2. The objective of the robbery was to collect money and distribute it to poor farmers dying in famine.
  3. Only British money was looted while nothing was taken from Indian passenger.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements regarding Meerut Conspiracy Case:

  1. The British Government convicted 33 leftist trade union leaders under a false lawsuit.
  2. Meerut Conspiracy case trial helped the Communist Party of India to consolidate its position among workers.
  3. Main accused Shaukat Usmani, Muzaffar Ahmad and Dange were give death sentence.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.12) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the book ‘Poverty and Un – British rule of India’?

  1. The theory of drain of wealth was discussed in this book for the first time.
  2. It was written by R C Dutt.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Which of the following were the recommendations of Nehru report of 1928?

  1. India should be made a secular state with no state religion.
  2. Separate electorate to Muslims should be given only in provinces where Muslims are in minority.
  3. Universal Adult suffrage should be given.
  4. It gave nineteen fundamental rights.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.14) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Indian Factories Act 1881?

  1. Employment of children below 7 years was prohibited.
  2. Working hours of children in the age group of 7 – 12 years were reduced to 9 hours per day.
  3. Four holidays per month and mid day meal interval was to be given.
  4. Women employment at night was prohibited and working hours were restricted to 11 hours per day.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Consider the below statements:

  1. During our freedom struggles, Swadeshi and Boycott Movement started immediately after the partition of Bengal.
  2. Second World War coincided with the formation of Indian National Army.
  3. The Civil Disobedience Movement started with demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

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

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

Q.17) In which of the following both the Gandhiites and the Revolutionaries made a joint effort to shake off British rule?

  1. Non cooperation movement
  2. Civil Disobedience movement
  3. Quit India movement
  4. None of the above

Q.18) What were the programmes Gandhiji launched for Civil Disobedience Movement?

  1. Government servants can resign from their office.
  2. Lawyers can give up their practice.
  3. Boycott of legislative councils, schools etc.
  4. Foreign liquor and cloth shops can be picketed.
  5. Paying takes can be refused wherever we have requisite strength.

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 2, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  4. All of the above

Q.19) Match List I (Article of Colonial Government of India) with List II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List-I (Acts of Colonial Government of India)

  1. Charter Act, 1813
  2. Regulating Act
  3. Act of 1858
  4. Pitt’s India Act

List-II (Provisions)

  1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India Company’s affairs in India
  2. Company’s trade monopoly in India was ended
  3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown
  4. The Company’s directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the company

Codes:

A B C D

  1. 1 3 4 2
  2. 2 3 4 1
  3. 2 4 3 1
  4. 1 4 3 2

Q.20) Consider the following:

  1. Chauri Chaura incident led Gandhi to call off the Non Cooperation Movement from Bardoli in 1922.
  2. Chauri Chaura incident led Gandhi to start his Dandi March and later talks with the Viceroy Lord Irwin.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.21) The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because the

  1. attainment of Self-Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement was launched
  3. decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken
  4. attainment of Poorna Swaraj was adopted as the goal of the Congress

Q.22) Consider the following statements about SUNREF Housing India programme

  1. It seeks to encourage the development of green residential buildings that demonstrate more efficiency in energy, water and building material use
  2. It is funded by the World Bank
  3. Through the SUNREF programme, National Housing Bank (NHB) will provide funding to the green housing sector

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Which of the following statements about GARV App is correct?

  1. It is a village-wise and habitation-wise base line data on household electrification for all States
  2. It tracks upcoming transmission projects and monitor the progress of Inter-State & Intra-State transmission systems in the country
  3. It is a platform for e-bidding and e-reverse auction for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) in transmission projects
  4. It is a common e-bidding platform with e-reverse auction facility to facilitate nation-wide power procurement through a wider network so as to bring uniformity and transparency in the process of power procurement

Q.24) Consider the following statements about ‘Kurnool Circular’

  1. It intended to paralyze all means of communications and machinery of administration during the Quit India Movement
  2. It was drafted by Kala Venkat Rao

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh (MUSK)

  1. All the funds collected from the secondary and higher education cess would be credited to the MUSK
  2. Expenditure would be financed from MUSK only after gross budgetary support (GBS) is exhausted

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) The Prime Meridian and the Equator intersect at

  1. Gulf of Guinea
  2. Mediterranean Sea
  3. Equatorial Guinea
  4. Cape Verde

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