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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 16]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-16.


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 16]: HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Colonial rule was based on two myths – one, that such a rule was in the interest of Indians and two, that it was invincible. Consider the following statements.

  1. The first myth had been exploded by the economic critique by Moderate nationalists.
  2. The second myth had been challenged by satyagraha through mass struggle.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the Congress Session in Madras (December 1927).

  1. The president of this session was M. A. Ansari.
  2. The session decided to boycott the Simon commission at every stage and in every form.
  3. Unionists in Punjab and the Justice Party in the south, decided not to boycott the commission.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Gandhi-Irwin pact.

  1. Immediate release of all political prisoners not convicted of violence.
  2. Right to peaceful and non-aggressive picketing.
  3. Commutation of Bhagat Singh and his comrades’ death sentence to life sentence.

Which of the following is/are agreed by Irwin on behalf of government?

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

Q.4) Which of the following can be inferred from the Karachi (Congress Session) resolution of 1931?

  1. Right to equality
  2. Secular form of government.
  3. Socialist pattern of economy.
  4. This was the first time the Congress spelt out what swaraj would mean for the masses.

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.5) Consider the following statements about Communal Award.

  1. The Communal Award declared the depressed classes also to be minorities and entitled them to `separate electorates’.
  2. The Congress along with Gandhi rejected it.
  3. The Poona Pact abandoned separate electorates for the depressed classes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following strategies/policies during the Indian freedom struggle.

Strategy/policy Led by
      1. Struggle-Truce-Struggle Gandhiji
      2. Carrot and Stick Britishers
      3. Struggle-Victory Motilal Nehru

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) To get Indian cooperation in the war effort, the viceroy announced the August Offer. Consider the following statements with respect to August Offer:

  1. It offered dominion status as the objective for India.
  2. Setting up of constituent assembly after the war.
  3. The Congress accepted the August Offer.
  4. The Muslim League rejected the August offer.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Saddler Commission was appointed in 1917 to enquire into the conditions and prospects of University of Calcutta. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Saddler Commission?

  1. It is known as the Magna Carta of English education in India.
  2. Education was made a provincial subject.
  3. It recommended for 12 years of schooling before three years of University.
  4. It established University Grants Commission (UGC).

Select the code from below:

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

Q.9) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Baba Ramchandar?

  1. He worked as an indentured labourer in Fiji.
  2. He roamed around with a copy of Ramayan in his hand and blending readings of it with denunciations of British Raj and Zamindars.
  3. He formed Awadh Kisan Sabha in 1920.

Select the code from following:

  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 Karachi session of Congress in 1931?

  1. It was presided by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru.
  2. It endorsed the Gandhi – Irwin Pact.
  3. It is famous for its resolution on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Policy.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) Who of the following revolutionaries are associated with Chittagong Armoury Raid led by Surya Sen?

  1. Kalpana Dutta
  2. Pritilata Waddedar
  3. Lakshmi Sahgal
  4. Usha Mehta

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following are correctly matched?

  1. First operational telegraph line – 1855
  2. First railway line – 1853
  3. First Postal Stamp in India – 1852

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) Which of the following are correctly matched?

  1. Madras Mahajan Sabha – M. Veeraraghavachariar, G. Subramania Iyer and P. Anandacharlu
  2. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha – Mahadev Govind Ranade
  3. Bombay Presidency association – Badruddin Tyabji, Pherozshah Mehta and K.T. Telang
  4. Indian Association – Surendranath Bannerji and Anand Mohan Bose

Select the code from following:

  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 is/are correct regarding Mahagujarat movement?

  1. The Movement was lead by Samaldas Gandhi
  2. The aim of the movement was to get a separate state for Gujrati speaking people in 1935.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Which of the following statements are correct about the Home Rule league movement?

  1. It was launched by Annie Besant first and then by Tilak.
  2. Tilak launched it in Poona while Besant launched it in Madras
  3. The aim of this movement was self – government.
  4. It was inspired by Irish home rule league movement.

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.16) Who among the following was the founder of the organisation – Indian Home Rule Society (India House), London established in 1904?

  1. Veer Savarkar
  2. Tarak Nath Das
  3. Shyamji Krishna Verma
  4. Lala Hardayal

Q.17) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                                                     List II

  1. Ghadr Party                                    A. Madan Mohan Malviya
  2. Swatantra Party                              B. Sohan Singh Bhakna
  3. Hindu Mahasabha                          C. Annie Besant
  4. Theosophical Society of India        D. C Rajagopalachari

Code:

1 – 2 – 3 – 4

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

Q.18) The only session of Indian National Congress which was presided by Mahatma Gandhi was held at –

  1. Belgaum
  2. Faizpur
  3. Allahabad
  4. Karachi

Q.19) Arrange the following events according to chronological order:

  1. Home Rule Movement
  2. August Declaration
  3. Khilafat Movement

Choose the appropriate code:

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

Q.20) Which of the following are the revolutionary leaders, who were tried in the Alipore Conspiracy case?

  1. Prafulla Chaki
  2. Khudiram Bose
  3. Barindra Kumar Ghose

Select the correct answer from the following:

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

Q.21) Under the guidance of whom of the following the Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha March was organized?

  1. C. Rajagopalachari
  2. N. S. Varathachariyar
  3. A Vaidyanatha Iyer
  4. Swaminatha Chetty

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘Hague Abduction Convention’

  1. It is an international treaty to ensure the prompt return of a child who has been “abducted” from the country of their “habitual residence”.
  2. Under the Convention, contracting countries must establish a central authority to trace unlawfully removed children and secure their return to the country of habitual residence, irrespective of the country’s own laws on the issue.
  3. The Convention only applies to children under the age 16.
  4. India is yet to ratify the convention

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Treaty on Open Skies’

  1. It is related to civil-aviation open skies agreements
  2. India has signed the treaty, but is yet to ratify it.
  3. Open Skies Consultative Commission (OSCC) is the implementing body for the Open Skies Treaty

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Which of the following statements about ‘Comoros’

  1. It is an overseas French territory
  2. It lies in the Mozambique Channel
  3. Both (a) and (b)
  4. Neither (a) nor (b)

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘WiDHWAN’

  1. It caters to the recurring call drop issues in no-signal and low-signal network scenarios
  2. It is developed by Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about VENµS Satellite

  1. It is an Earth Observation micro-satellite
  2. It is jointly developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Israel Space Agency (ISA)

Select the correct statements

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

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