Day 6: Daily Test Series | UPSC Prelims 2020

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DAY 6: Daily Test Series Prelims 2020

Q1. Arrange the following battles into chronological order:

  1. Battle of Karnal
  2. Battle of Bedara
  3. Third battle of Panipat
  4. Battle of Wandiwash

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) A-B-C-D

(b) B-A-D-C

(c) A-B-D-C

(d) A-D-C-B

Q2. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. First Carnatic War: Diplomatic efforts of Dupleix
  2. Second Carnatic War: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
  3. Third Carnatic War:   Seven Years war in Europe

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q3. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Burhan-ul-Mulk founded the autonomous Bengal state in 1724.
  2. Murshid Quli Khan was also known as Nizam-ul-Mulk.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Arrange the following treaties into chronological order:

  1. Treaty of Mangalore
  2. Treaty of Madras
  3. Treaty of Sringapattinam

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3

(b) 2-1-3

(c) 3-1-2

(d) 2-3-1

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. The First Anglo-Maratha War began with the Treaty of Surat and ended with the Treaty of Salbai.
  2. The Treaty of Salbai was signed between Raghunath Rao and the British.
  3. The Treaty of Purandhar was signed between British and Nana Fadnavis.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q6. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

  1. Holkar: Nagpur
  2. Scindia: Gwalior
  3. Bhosale: Satara
  4. Gaikwad: Baroda

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 4 only

Q7. Portugal was incapable of maintaining for long its trade monopoly or its dominion in India. Which of the following were the reasons?

  1. It followed a polity of religious intolerance.
  2. Its population was less than a million.
  3. It became a Spanish dependency in 1580.
  4. In 1662 it gave the Island of Bombay to British.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q8. Black Hole Tragedy is related to___

(a) Second Carnatic War

(b) First Anglo-Maratha War

(c) Battle of Plassey

(d) None of the above

Q9. At which of the following places British established their first factory in India?

(a) Surat

(b) Masulipatnam

(c) Fort William

(d) Fort Saint George

Q10. Arrange the following European powers into chronological order of their establishment of facctories in India:

  1. Dutch
  2. English
  3. Danes
  4. French

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) A-B-C-D

(b) B-A-D-C

(c) A-C-B-D

(d) C-A-D-B

Q11. Consider the following statement regarding national policy on bio-fuels:

  1. It sets an indicative target of 1.0% blending of ethanol in petrol and 5% blending of bio-diesel in diesel by 2030.
  2. It allows production of ethanol from damaged food grains like wheat, broken rice etc. which are unfit for human consumption.
  3. The policy prohibits conversion of surplus quantities of food grains to ethanol. 

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q12. Consider the following statements:

  1. UNICEF along with ministry of women and child development conducted India first comprehensive national nutrition survey (CNNS).
  2. CNNS records malnutrition along with non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
  3. United nations declared 2020-30 as UN decade of action on nutrition.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q13. Consider the following statements:

  1. HS Stands for Harmonized System and it is a 10-digit identification code.
  2. It was developed by the WTO (World Trade Organization).
  3. It is also known as universal economic language for goods since custom officers’ use HS Code to clear every commodity that enters or crosses any international border.
  4. Recently ministry of commerce has allotted a separate HS code for Khadi.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

Q14. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Pochampally Ikat: Tamil nadu
  2. Wangkhei Phee: Nagaland
  3. Chakhao: Manipur
  4. Channapatna toys: Karnataka

Which of the above are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

Q15. Consider the following statements:

  1. Tiger census is a biennal exercise conducted by NTCA.
  2. In the latest census Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at closely followed by Karnataka and Maharashtra.
  3. The count of tigers in India has risen to 2967, in 2018, according to this census.
  4. Chhatisgarh and Mizoram saw a decline in their tiger numbers.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2.

(b) 2 and 3.

(c) 3 and 4.

(d) All of the above

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