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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 49]

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  • May 8, 2018
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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-49.

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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[Day 49]: HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) With regard to administration of Delhi Sultanate consider the following pairs.

Official Function/role
    1. Wazir Head of the finance department.
    2. Ariz-i-Mumalik He was the chief of military staff.
    3. Sadr-us-Sudur He was the head of the ecclesiastical department.
    4. Qazi-ul-Quzal He was the head of judicial department.

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about taxation system of Delhi Sultanate.

  1. Jizya was levied on non-Muslims in return for the protection of life and property and exemption from military services.
  2. Women, children, indigent and the Brahmanas were exempted from Jizya

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) With regard to Administration of Bahmani Kingdom consider the following statements.

  1. The kingdom was divided into many provinces called Tarafs.
  2. The governor who controlled the Taraf was called as Nizam.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Alvars and Nayanars.

  1. Andal and Karaikkal Ammaiyar, both are Alvars.
  2. Nalayira Divyaprabandham was frequently described as the Tamil Veda.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Who among the following was not disciple of Ramanand?

  1. Kabir
  2. Sadhana
  3. Surdas
  4. Narahari

Q.6) Consider the following pairs about literature works during Vijayanagar Empire.

Scholar Book
   1. Krishnadeva Raya Jambavati Kalyanam
   2. Allasani Peddana Manucharitam
   3. Narahari Torve Ramayan

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) With regard to Tuti-nama consider the following statements.

  1. It is an illustrated compilation of stories in miniature paintings.
  2. The work was commissioned by Akbar.
  3. The themes and stories are derived from the 12th century Sanskrit anthology titled Śukasaptati.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Army reforms of Aluauddin Khilji?

  1. He was the first king to maintain a standing army of 3.5 lakh.
  2. He paid salaries in cash.
  3. He organized his armies in decimal pattern.
  4. He introduced the concept of ‘Dagh’ (Brandishing of horse) and ‘Chehra’ (identification features of army personnel).

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following Sufi Saints has famously said ‘Hanooz dilli Doorast’?

  1. Kwaja Salim Chisti
  2. Nizam uddin Auliya
  3. Chiragh Dilli
  4. Qutub uddin Bakhtiyar kaki

Q.10) Ibn Batuttah was a traveler who visited the court of Mohammad bin Tughlaq. Which of the following statements regarding Ibn Batuttah are correct?

  1. He came to India from Saudi Arabia.
  2. He was made Qazi (judge) of Delhi.
  3. He was sent to China as an ambassador of Muhammad bin Tughlaq.
  4. He wrote his travelogue under the name ‘Kitab ul Rehla’.

Select the code from following:

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. All the best

Q.11) Who took the Peacock throne from Delhi to Persia?

  1. Timur
  2. Ahmad Shah Abdali
  3. Muhammad Ghori
  4. Nadir Shah

Q.12) Which of the following statements is NOT correct regarding Mughal buildings?

  1. Shah Jehan’s tomb, like Akbar’s, does not have a central dome.
  2. Humanyun’s tomb is the first Mughal structure to have a Marble double dome.
  3. Tomb of Itimad ud Daulah is the first complete structure made of marble.
  4. Tomb of Aurangzeb is based on the design of Taj Mahal.

Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Ratha Temples of Mahabalipuram.

  1. They are rock cut temples made by Pallava rulers.
  2. There are five rathas, one each for five pandavas.
  3. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Chachnama was written by Ali Kufi. It deals with history of

  1. Delhi Sultanate
  2. Sind
  3. Kashmir
  4. Bahmani Kingdom

Q.15) Consider the following about the Mughals. Which of the following is correct?

  1. Mughals were descendents of Mongols.
  2. Mughals were descendents of Turks.
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

Q.16) With reference to Scripts of ancient India, which of the following is/or written from right to left?

  1. Brahmi
  2. Sharada
  3. Kharoshti
  4. Devnagari

Q.17) Match the List I (Wars) with List II (Treaties) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

        List I (Wars)

  1. Second Carnatic War
  2. Second Anglo-Mysore War
  3. Third Anglo-Mysore War
  4. First Anglo-Maratha War

List II (Treaties)

  1. Salbai
  2. Bassein
  3. Pondicherry
  4. Srirangapatnam
  5. Mangalore

Codes:

         1 – 2 – 3 – 4

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements related to the land administrative system during Mughals:

  1. Milkiyat lands were cultivated for the private use of ‘muqaddam or mandal’, often with the help of mixed-caste villages.
  2. Diwan-i-tan was responsible for supervising the fiscal system and to collect revenue from the land.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.19) Consider the following about Sulh-i-kul. Which of the following is correct?

  1. It is an idea of universal peace in Akbar’s governance.
  2. It is unique system of painting in Jehangir’s court.
  3. It was a form of architecture imported from Persia.
  4. None of the above.

Q.20) Amir Kusrau has been regarded as the greatest Persian poet of the period of Delhi Sultanate. Which among the following about him?

  1. He introduced the Ghazal.
  2. He is the father of Qawwali.
  3. He introduced Khayal and Tarana styles of music.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.21) With reference to Satavahanas, consider the following:

  1. Nasik inscription mentions about Gautamiputra Satakarani.
  2. They patronized Buddhism and Brahmanism.
  3. They patronized Prakrit literature.
  4. They built the Amravati Stupa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Global Forest Fund has been established by

  1. Foundation for Environmental Education
  2. World Bank
  3. United Nations Forum on Forests
  4. Global Forest Coalition

Q.23) Aapravasi Ghat is an Immigration Depot set up by the British in 1849 to receive indentured labourers from India. It is located in

  1. Comoros
  2. Mauritius
  3. Maldives
  4. Seychelles

Q.24) Which of the following are benefits of ‘Coated Fertilizers’?

  1. Prolonged supply of nutrients
  2. Uniform plant nutrition
  3. Decreased leaching

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

  1. They are aimed at addressing the mismatch of renewable energy resources in the States and their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) requirements
  2. They are traded on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and the Power Exchange of India Ltd (PXIL)

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 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)

  1. It offers a renewable one year accidental death cum disability cover to all subscribing bank account holders in the age group of 18 to 70 years
  2. A premium of Rs.12/- per annum per subscriber is to be auto debited from subscriber’s bank account

Select the correct statements

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

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