Day 2: Daily Test Series | UPSC Prelims 2020

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DAY 2: Daily Test Series Prelims 2020

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding coinage of ancient India:

  1. Karshapana were the earliest Indian coins bearing symbols on them.
  2. These were issued only by merchant guilds and not by states.
  3. Silver coins were generally called purana or dharana in ancient India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Q2. Consider the following pairs:

Ancient ports: Empires 

  1. Muziris: Cheras
  2. Madurai: Pandyas
  3. Tamralipti: Cholas

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q3.  Which of the following pairs regarding the exchange system in the ancient South India are correctly matched?

  1. Ulku: Toll on moving animals
  2. Karukara: Tax paid by artisans
  3. Kurietirppai: A type of loan in the barter system

which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only 

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only 

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q4. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Inscriptions: Dynasties

  1. Nasik Inscriptions: Western Kshatrap
  2. Nanaghat Inscriptions: Satvahanas
  3. Besnagar Inscriptions: Shunga

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q5. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Akshapataladhyaksha: Accountant-General
  2. Pautavadhyaksa: Superintendent of ports
  3. Akaradhyaksha: Superintendent of weights and measures

Which of the above pairs is/are incorrectly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of the above

Q6. Which the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Aihole Inscription: Ravikirti
  2. Mandasor Pillar Inscription: Rudradaman
  3. Girnar Rock inscription: Yashodharman

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q7. Which of the following statements regarding the Harshvardhan are correct?

  1. Aihole inscriptions mentions that he defeated Pulakasin II, the Chalukya ruler of Badami.
  2. Nagananda and Priyadarsika are the Sanskrit plays written by him.
  3. His administration had become more feudal and decentralized than that of Guptas.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. They were the first rulers In India to issue Dynastic Coins.
  2. Milinda Panho is the debate between Nagasena and a ruler of this empire.
  3. They were the first to issue gold coins in India.

Which of the following empires is being described above?

(a) Kushans

(b) Indo-Scythians

(c) Parthians

(d) Indo-Bactrian

Q9. Which the following statements regarding Satavahana dynasty are correct?

  1. They overthrew the Shunga dynasty of Magadha.
  2. They started the practice of granting tax-free villages to brahmanas which reached at the zenith during Gupta period.
  3. Despite being on the march of triumphant Brahmanism, they promoted Buddhism also.
  4. The official language of the Satavahanas was Prakrit with Brahmi Script.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 3, and 4 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q10. Which of the following were the causes for the fall of the Gupta empire?

  1. Independence of feudatories
  2. Decline of foreign trade
  3. Rise of Satvahanas
  4. Invasions led by the White Huns

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, and 4 only

Q11.  ‘Alliance for Multilateralism’ is an initiative of which of the following countries?

(a) USA and Canada.

(b) France and Germany.

(c) U.K and Italy.

(d) Russia and China

Q12. Year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of coming into effect of nuclear non–proliferation treaty (NPT). Regarding this, consider the following statements:

  1. India along with Israel and Pakistan are the 3 countries which never signed the NPT.
  2. India is a signatory of comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT).
  3. 48-member nuclear supplier group is formed in response to Indian nuclear test of 1974.
  4. India is a non-signatory of outer space treaty.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 and 4 only

Q13. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

(a) Sabang: Singapore

(b) Duqm: Yemen

(c) Kyaukpyu: Thailand

(d) Agalega : Marititus

Q14. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

(a) Tiger Triumph is the first tri- services military exercise between India and Russia.

(b) Yudh – abhyas is a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies.

(c) Vajra – Prahar is a joint India – USA special forces exercise in area of counter- terrorism.

(d) Malabar is Indo-US naval exercise joined by Japan as permanent member in 2015.

Q15. Consider the following statements:

(a) UMMID is an MOHFW initiative design on concept of prevention is better than cure.

(b) In India’s urban areas, congenital malformations and genetic disorders are the third most common cause of mortality in newborns.

(c) NIDAN Kendra are to be started under UMMID initiative for counseling and pre-natal testing.

(d) Hemophilia and Sickle cell anemia are genetic disorder.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

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