Day 12: Daily Prelims Test Series | UPSC CSE 2020

DAY 12: Daily Test Series UPSC Prelims 2020

Today is the second day of Art & Culture based UPSC Prelims Test Series. This daily test series will cover the entire UPSC Prelims Syllabus in 60 days.

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the origin of the Indian music is/are correct?

  1. Musical instruments have been recovered from the sites of Indus Valley Civilization.
  2. Gandharva Veda, the science of music, is an upveda of the Sama Veda.
  3. Sangeet Ratnakara, the classical text on music, was written by Bharata Muni.
  4. The influx of Islamic and Persian elements changed the face of North Indian music by introducing Dhrupad and Khayal.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 4 only

(d) 2, 2, and 4 only

Q2. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Tyagaraja, one of the of the Musical Trinity of Carnatic Music, is known as “Carnatic Sangeeta Pitamaha”.
  2. The Musical Trinity were contemporaries of Beethoven and Mozart.

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

Q3. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Sushira Vadya: Wind instrument
  2. Kamaicha: Oldest instrument of India
  3. Tata Vadya: Stringed instrument

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding a classical dance of India:

  1. This dance style was kept alive by the devadasis but it was revived by E. Krishna Iyer when the Devadasi system was declined.
  2. In this form, the first dance item is alarippu and the last one is tillana.
  3. It is also characterised by the ‘Ekaharya’ style in which one dancer plays many different roles.

Which of the following dance forms is being described above?

(a) Kathakali

(b) Mohiniyattam

(c) Kuchipudi

(d) Bharatanatyam

Q5. As per the Sangeet Natak Akademi, which of the following are the Classical Dance of India?

  1. Sattriya
  2. Mohiniyattam
  3. Krishnattam
  4. Manipuri
  5. Bihu

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 4 only

(d) 1, 3, 4, and 5 only

Q6. Which of the following pairs regarding the folk music of India are correctly matched?

  1. Chhakri: Punjab
  2. Pankhida: Rajasthan
  3. Powada: Maharashtra
  4. Burrakatha: Andhra Pradesh

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, 3, and 4

(d) 2, 3, and 4 only

Q7. Consider the following pairs regarding the traditional theatre forms of India:

  1. Bhaona: Assam
  2. Bhavai: Gujarat
  3. Maach: Odisha
  4. Bhand Pather: West Bengal

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 4 only

Q8. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. The earliest reference to the art of puppetry is found in Natyashastra.
  2. Kundhei is a string puppetry of Odisha.
  3. Yampuri, a rod puppet of Bihar, have no joints.
  4. Pavakoothu is a rod puppetry of Tamil Nadu.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q9. Consider the following list:

  1. Bommalattam
  2. Gombeyatta
  3. Togalu Gombeyatta
  4. Tholu Bommalata

Which of the above are shadow puppetry of India?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3, and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q10. Regarding the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of India, consider the following statements:

  1. Kumbh Mela is the latest addition in the list.
  2. Chhau is a blend of both dance and martial practices.
  3. Kalbelia is the snake dance of Rajasthan.
  4. Sankirtana is a ritual singing, drumming and dancing art form of Assam.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q11. Consider the following statements regarding Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL):

  1. It is a   joint venture company to be set up with the participation of three Central Public Sector Enterprises namely, National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) and Mineral Exploration Company Ltd. (MECL).
  2. Objective of constituting KABIL is to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market.
  3. The equity participation between NALCO, HCL and MECL is in the ratio of 50: 25:25.

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

Q12. World investment report is published by__

(a) World Bank.

(b) International monetary fund.

(c) UN conference on trade and development.

(d) Organization for economic cooperation and development.

Q13. Consider the following statements:  

  1. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty required the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate and permanently forswear only their nuclear ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.
  2. Under ABM (anti-ballistic missile) treaty both USA and Soviet Union was limited to two ABM complexes, each of which was to be limited to 100 anti-ballistic missiles.
  3. New START treaty between USA and Russia calls for halving the number of strategic nuclear missile launchers.
  4. Open skies treaty allows for reciprocal use of air spaces by signatory countries for civil aviation purposes.

Which of the above statement are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 3 and 4 only

Q14. Abkhazia and South Ossetia are related to__

(a) Georgia

(b) Armenia

(c) Tukey

(d) Azerbaijan

Q15. 51 Pegasi b is in news recently is a 

  1. Virus strain
  2. Malware
  3. Exoplanet
  4. None of the above

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