UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 12

UPSC PRELIMS 2020 SUCCESS PLAN

UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 12

TOPICS TO BE COMPLETED TODAY

HEADING

 

prelims 2020

UPSC PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN  (Click Here For Full Timetable)

 

VALUE ADDED NOTES  (SAMPLE)

TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE3 Types Of Temples ROCK CUT ARCHITECTURE PHASE

Note: Register to IAS junior Mentorship Program for complete notes and unlimited quizzes (Click Here)

 

MOCK PRELIMS QUIZ ON TODAY’S TOPIC

Complete the Quiz to get the Solutions and Explanations

Art and Culture Day 12 Quiz (Click Here)

 

QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. The Arya Samaj undertook the task of reforming Hindu religion in north India. It was founded by Swami Dayanand Sarasvati. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the teachings of Arya Samaj ?

  1. It believed in the infallibility of Vedas.
  2. It was opposed to idolatry, ritual and priesthood, and particularly to the prevalent caste practices.
  3. It opposed western Education and believed that it is corrupting the mind of Indians.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 3
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. All of the above

 

2. Mughal Architecture is known for its decoration and delicacy.Consider the following statement:

  1. Humayun tomb is the earliest example of double dome structure in India.
  2. It is built in Indo-Persian Style.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. Only 1
  • b. Only 2
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None of the above

 

3. Consider the following statement regarding Mughal Painting:

  1. Jaswant and Dasawan were two of the famous painters of Akbar’s court.
  2. Mansur, the famous painter during the period of Jahangir was given the title of Nadir-us Zaman.
  3. Mir Hassan was the famous painter during the time of Shah Jahan.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. Only 1 and 2
  • b. Only 2 and 3
  • c. Only 1 and 3
  • d. All the above

 

4. Another branch of cultural life in which Mughal developed was in Music.Consider the following statement regarding it:

  1. Tansen was expert in drupad style.
  2. Aurangzeb’s period saw the production of large number of books on music.
  3. Jagannath and Lal khan were famous musician during Shah Jahan period.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1, 2 and 3
  • d. None

 

5. With reference to Mughal painting, consider the following statements

  1. Akbar laid down the foundation of Mughal Painting.
  2. Painting during Akbar reign was mostly on the daily event of court and portrait of leading personalities. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 1 only
  • d. None

 

6. Natya sastra and shilpa sastra explain 108 types of dancing forms of Lord Siva known as-
  • a. Karanas
  • b. Abhasmara
  • c. Mudras
  • d. Tiruvasi

 

7. Consider the following:Community Area to which they belonged

  1. 1. Kolis Gujarat
  2. Tamars Chota Nagpur
  3. Poligars Tamil Nadu

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

  • a. 3 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. All of the above

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding” Brahmo Samaj”

  1. In the Brahmo conception of God, there is high place for doctrines such as incarnation and meditation
  2. Brahmo Samaj believed that God is the cause and source of all that exists
  3. In the Brahmo Samaj no sacrifice was permitted

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 and 3 only.
  • b. 1 and 2 only.
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1,2, and 3.

 

9. Which of the following statements about Brahmo Samaj are correct?

  1. It laid emphasis on human dignity.
  2. It opposed monotheism.
  3. It believed in idol worship.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 1 only
  • c. 2 and 3
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

10. Consider the following statements about Arya Samaj

  1. It was founded by Dayanand Saraswati.
  2. It considered the Vedas and Puranas infallible.
  3. It tried to prevent the conversion of Hindus to other religion.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 and 3
  • b. 1 and 2
  • c. 1 and 3
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

11. Which of the following is not true about the socio-economic condition of the eighteenth century in India?

  1. Caste system was prevalent.
  2. Dowry system prevailed in upper and lower classes of the society.
  3. Polygamy was prevalent mainly among the aristocratic class.

Select the correct code:

  • a. 2 and 3
  • b. Only 2
  • c. Only 3
  • d. None

 

12. The practice of Sati was abolished during the administration of
  • a. Warren Hastings
  • b. Lord Cornwallis
  • c. Lord Wellesley
  • d. Lord William Bentinck

 

13. Consider the following statements about the Prarthana Samaj:

  1. It was established in Bombay by Dr. Atma Ram Pandurang.
  2. Its central idea was one positive belief in the unity of God.
  3. It insisted upon a rigid exclusion of idol worship and a definite break from the caste system.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 3 only
  • d. None of the above

 

14. Raja Ravi Varma is known for his amazing paintings, which revolve mainly around the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Which of the following is a list of the prominent works of Ravi Varma?

  1. Romancing Couple
  2. Shakuntala
  3. A Lady Playing Swarbat
  4. Jatayu

Select the correct option

  • a. 1 and 2
  • b. 2 and 4
  • c. 2, 3 and 4
  • d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

15. Consider the following statements regarding the famous Ananda Temple

  1. This is a Buddhist temple built in the early 12th century.
  2. Ananda temple is located in Bagan region of Myanmar

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

16. What were the reason(s) for Lingayats not practising funerary rites?

  1. They believed that the body was too sacred to be purified by any rites or rituals.
  2. They observed that such rites pollute the environment.
  3. They held the belief that after death a devotee will not return to this world.
  4. They believed funeral rites were not sanctioned by the Vedas.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1, 2 and 3 only
  • b. 2 and 4 only
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 4 only

 

17. Kabir used the word “alakh” to describe
  • a. Bhakti movements in India
  • b. Religious reforms in favour of lower castes
  • c. The unseen reality
  • d. Artistic inspiration from nature

 

18. In Sanskrit sources, the usage of the words “Yona”, “Yauna”, “Yonaka”, “Yavana” or “Javana” appears repeatedly, and particularly in relation to the
  • a. The southern tip of India that in present day borders the Mannar coast near Sri Lanka
  • b. Vedic Ritual sacrifices that were supposed to be performed only by the Emperor
  • c. The art of building esoteric mandalas in places of spiritual importance
  • d. Greek kingdoms which neighboured and sometimes occupied the Punjab region

 

19. Consider the following about Losar.

  1. It is a harvest festival celebrated taking inspiration from Buddhist culture.
  2. Losar predates the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

20. As per Ibn Battuta’s account of India

  1. Indian rhinoceros lived on the banks of the Indus.
  2. Hindu Kush mountains were used for slave trading in India.
  3. Female slaves were employed by the Sultan to keep a watch on his nobles.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 2 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

21. One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during
  • a. The Islamic Golden Age ranging from 8th to 13th century
  • b. 13th to 16th century CE by scholars from Western Indian subcontinent
  • c. First Century CE by translators from Mesopotamia
  • d. None of the above

 

22. Famous in India by the name of “City of Weavers” and “Textile City”, it is also known as the “cast-off capital” due to being “the global centre for recycling textiles”. The place has witnessed three important historical battles in Medieval India. The best guess for this place, from among the following, would be?
  • a. Hyderabad
  • b. Surat
  • c. Tarain
  • d. Panipat

 

23. Sufi silsilas were
  • a. An unbroken spiritual genealogy to the Prophet
  • b. Chanting practices taught by the master
  • c. Rest houses meant for Sufi travellers
  • d. Holy locations signifying the final demise of Sufi masters

 

24. An unbroken spiritual genealogy to the Prophet
  • a. Chanting practices taught by the master
  • b. Rest houses meant for Sufi travelers
  • c. Holy locations signifying the final demise of Sufi masters
  • d. none

 

25. “The Beloved of the Gods, the king Piyadassi, when he had been consecrated twenty years, came in person and reverenced the place where Buddha Shakyamuni was born. He caused a stone enclosure to be made and a stone pillar to be erected. As the Lord was born here in the village of Lumbini, he has exempted it from tax, and fixed its contribution at oneeight.”   The above inscription on the Ashokan pillar was found at
  • a. Maski
  • b. Gandhara
  • c. Kalinga
  • d. Rumminderi

 

For Solutions and Explanations. Click Here

Note: You should complete the quiz to view solutions and explanations