Day 7: Daily Test Series | UPSC Prelims 2020

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DAY 7: Daily Test Series Prelims 2020

Q1. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Events: Governor Generals

  1. First Anglo-Afghan war: Lytton
  2. Ilbert Bill controversy: Ripon
  3. The Revolt of 1857: Dalhousie
  4. Establishment of Congress: Dufferin

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the Doctrine of lapse:

  1. It was applicable to only those states which had signed the Subsidiary alliance.
  2. Oudh was the last state that to be annexed by the use of the doctrine of Lapse.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Consider the following pairs related to the Revolt of 1857:

  1. Birjis Qadir: Bareilly
  2. Khan Bahadur: Lucknow
  3. Maulvi Ahmadullah: Faizabad 
  4. Rao Sahib: Gwalior

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q4. British Indian Association sent a petition to the British Parliament demanding inclusion of some of the suggestions in the renewed Charter of the Company. Which of the following were the suggestions?

  1. Separation of executive from judicial functions of the company officers.
  2. Establishment of a separate legislature of a popular character
  3. Abolition of salt duty

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Downward filtration theory was proposed by Charles Wood.
  2. He laid down that the education imparted in government institutions should be secular.
  3. The focus of the Hunter Commission mostly confined to primary and secondary education.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(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?

Newspaper: Editor/founder

  1. Indian mirror: Dinbandhu Mitra
  2. Sudharak: Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  3. Voice of India: Dada Bhai Nauroji
  4. Advocate: Surendranath Banerjee

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, 3 and 4 only

Q7. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. Treaty of Yandabo ended the First Anglo-Burma war.
  2. Treaty of Gandamak was signed between British and Afghans.
  3. Sikkim was taken away from Nepal by the Treaty of Sugauli.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding the Land revenue policy of East India Company in India:

  1. The feature of absent landlordism was absent in the Ryotwari Settlement.
  2. The right of ownership in the Permanent Settlement was hereditary and transferable.
  3. Unlike in the Permanent Settlement, the land revenue in the Mahalwari system was periodically revised.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q9. Consider the following pairs: 

  1. Atmiya Sabha: Debendranath Tagore
  2. Dharma Sabha: Radhakant Deb
  3. Adi Brahmo Samaj: Keshub Chandra Sen
  4. Social Service League: Narayan Malhar Joshi

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3, and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q10. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar cited Vedic texts to prove that the Hindu religion sanctioned widow remarriage.
  2. He founded the Widow Remarriage Association in 1856.
  3. Satya Prakash, a Gujarati weekly which advocated for widow remarriage, was started by Dayananda Saraswati.
  4. Derozians were unsuccessful in creating a movement because they did not take up the peasants’ cause.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 2, and 3 only

(c) 1, 3, and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q11. Gandhipedia, an online repository of books, letters and speeches written by Mahatma Gandhi, is an initiative of which of the following institutes?

  1. National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)
  2. IIT Kharagpur
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
  4. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

Which of the above options are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) None of the above

Q12. Which of the following statement is incorrect?

(a) Democracy Index was released by The Economist Intelligence Unit — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group. 

(b) India is the largest arms importer according to SIPRI report of 2019.

(c) International criminal court is first permanent, treaty based criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

(d) Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 is awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. 

Q13. In 2019 which of the following cities are part of UNESCO creative cities network?

(a) Srinagar and Shimla.

(b) Jaisalmer and Agra.

(c) Puri and Mahabalipuram.

(d) Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Q14. Which of the following statement is incorrect?

(a) GSAT-11 is the heaviest ever built by ISRO.

(b) GSAT-7A will enable superior real-time aircraft-to-aircraft communication and between aircraft and base station.

(c) GSAT-29, weighing 3,423kg, is the heaviest satellite to be put into orbit by ISRO’s launch vehicle.

(d)  European space agency PARKER probe seeks to gather information about the Sun’s atmosphere.

Q15. Climate Change Performance Index is released by__

(a) Germanwatch

(b) IUCN

(c) Bird life international

(d) Conservation international

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