Day 13: Daily Prelims Test Series | UPSC CSE 2020

DAY 13: Daily Test Series UPSC Prelims 2020

Day 13 of Daily Prelims Test Series has 10 questions from Art and Culture syllabus of the UPSC Prelims 2020 as per the 60 Days Prelims Revision Plan.

Attempt before 11 pm.
Resist the temptation to Google.

Q1. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Kiratarjuniyam: Bharavi
  2. Sishupalavadha: Vyasa
  3. Swapnavasavadatta: Bhasa

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q2. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Gathasaptashati, written by Hala, is an erotic literature in Prakrit.
  2. Ritusamhara, a poetic epic, was written by Kalidasa.
  3. Sutta Pitaka was written by Upali whereas, both Vinaya Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka was compiled by Ananda.

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

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

  1. Kavirajamarga is a book on rhetoric, poetics and grammar in the Telugu language.
  2. It was written by Krishnadevaraya.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Kannada scholar ‘Pampa’:

  1. He was one of the ‘ratnatraya’ of Kannada language.
  2. Adipurana and Vïkramarjuna Vijaya were written by him.

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. Didactic text is usually used for story writing and novels.
  2. Narrative text is used for writing on political or moral issues.
  3. The ancient Indian literature includes both these types of text.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q6. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. Vedas are the earliest available literature of humanity.
  2. The Veda contains both the Apara vidya and the Para vidya.

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

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Fables are short stories that in prose or verse, illustrating a ‘moral’.
  2. Both Panchatantra and Hitopadesha are didactic fables.
  3. Both are written by Vishnu Sharma.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q8. Consider the following pairs:

Books: Subjects

  1. Madhava Nidana: Pathology
  2. Uttaratantra: Medicine
  3. Lilavati: Arithmetic
  4. Buddhivilasini: Philosophy

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, 3, and 4

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding the Dravidian literature:

  1. Aham and Puram are the two schools of the early classical Tamil literature
  2. Silappadhikaram and Manimekalai, the twin epics in Tamil language, are translations of Ramayana and Mahabharata respectively.
  3. Nannaya was the first Telugu poet.

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

Q10. Which of the following statements are correctly matched?

  1. Risalo: Mulla Daud
  2. Nuh Sipihr: Amir Khusrau
  3. Heer Ranjha: Warris Shah
  4. Chandayan: Shah Abdul Latif

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 and 4 only

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