Day 3: Daily Test Series | UPSC Prelims 2020

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DAY 3: Daily Test Series Prelims 2020

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding a King of Medieval India:

  1. He belonged to one of the empires that were involved in the tripartite struggle for Kannauj.
  2. He is credited with the writing of the first Kannada book on poetics.
  3. He is said to have built his capital city Manyakheta, to match that of Lord Indra.

Which of the following kings has been described above?

(a) Amoghavarsha I

(b) Indra III

(c) Nagabhatta

(d) Dantidurga

Q2. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The Sultanate of Delhi charged only those taxes that are sanctioned by the Quran.
  2. Both Kharaj and Jaziya were levied on non-Muslims.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3.  Which of the following statements regarding the Iqta system is/are correct?

  1. Each ‘Iqta’ was under the charge of a general who was the member of the royal family only.
  2. It was a hereditary system.
  3. In India, it was introduced by Iltutmish.

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 statements is/are correct?

  1. The third battle of Tarain was fought between Iltutmish and the Sultan of Ghazni.
  2. In the Battle of Rakshasa-Tangadi, the Vijayanagar empire defeated the combined armies of Bijapur, Ahmednagar and Golconda.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. He was the greatest ruler of the Sangama dynasty.
  2. He was also known as Andhra Bhoja.
  3. He was the author of many Telugu works including Manu Charitam.

Which of the above statements regarding Krishna Deva Raya is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q6. Which the following statements regarding Virasaiva movement is/are correct?

  1. The Philosophy of this movement is known as Saktivisistadvaita.
  2. They do not believe in the theory of karma.
  3. The path of meditation or the Lingangyoga is the confluence of all the Indian yogas including Kundalini yoga.

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 Pashupata sect is/are correct?

  1. It is the earliest Hindu sect to worship the god Shiva as the supreme deity.
  2. The Kapalika and Kalamukha are the extreme sub sects of this tradition.
  3. They were also called Atimargika.

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. The amara-nayaka system was a political innovation of the Chola Empire.
  2. The amara-nayakas were military commanders who were given territories to govern.
  3. They collected taxes and other dues from peasants, crafts persons and traders.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q9. Which the following pairs regarding Chola administration is/are correctly matched?

  1. Ur: General assembly of Brahmana villages
  2. Nattar: Head of Nadu
  3. Nattuppadai: Only for local defence

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q10. Which of the following pairs regarding the officers of the Delhi Sultanate are correctly matched?

  1. Ariz-i-mumalik: Head of military affairs
  2. Diwan-i-Risalat: Highest religious officer
  3. Sadr-us-Sudur: Head of foreign affairs
  4. Barid-i-mumalik: Head of intelligence

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q11.   Consider following statement regarding SUMAN scheme: 

  1. It aims at providing quality health care to every rural woman and new born.
  2. Beneficiaries are entitled to several free services at public and private facilities.
  3. Government will also provide free transport to pregnant women from home to health facility.

Which of the above statement are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q12. India first e- waste clinic will be established in which of the following cities?

(a) Delhi

(b) Lucknow

(c) Bhopal

(d) Pune

Q13. Consider the following statements:

  1. Jaguar and Cheetah are the big cat species which are not found in their natural habitat in India.
  2. Kuno – Palpur wildlife sanctuary is a potential site for Cheetah reintroduction. 
  3. Asiatic Cheetah is classified as endangered species by ICUN in its red list.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q14. Consider the following statements:

  1. Spike are anti-tank American missile system.
  2. Avangrade are Chinese hypersonic glide vechile capable of carrying ICBM.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None of the above

Q15. Consider the following statements?

  1. MO – SARKAR is a citizen friendly governance initiative launched by West Bengal govt.
  2. Odisha slum land title initiative, JAGA mission, recently won the world habitat award.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None of the above

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