UPSC Level 1 Pre Quiz #72




#1 Consider the following statements about ‘Project Mausam’ : 1. The Project was launched in June 2014 by the Ministry of External Affairs. 2. At the macro level, the project aims to reconnect and re-establish communications between countries of the Indian Ocean world, which would lead to in enhanced understanding of cultural values and concerns; while at the micro level, the focus is on understanding national cultures in their regional maritime milieu. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#2 Which one among the following is not a source of tax revenue for the Central Government in India?

#3 Statement I : The twelfth century witnessed the emergence of a new movement in Karnataka led by a Brahmana named Basavanna. Statement II : The Lingayats worshipped Shiva in his manifestation as a Linga. Examine the following statements

#4 Statement I : Ram Mohan Roy in his famous work Gift to Monotheism put forward weighty arguments against belief in many Gods and for the worship of a single God. Statement II : Ram Mohan Roy in his Precepts of Jesus tried to separate the moral and philosophic message of the New Testament. Examine the following statements.

#5 Statement I : The annexation of Awadh by Lord Dalhousie in 1856 adversely affected the financial conditions of the sepoys. Statement II : The sepoys had to pay higher taxes on the land where their family members stayed in Awadh. Examine the following statements.

#6 Statement I : A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of water of an Ocean. Statement II : A tsunami can be generated when thrust faults associated with convergent or destructive plate boundaries move abruptly. Examine the following statements.

#7 Statement I : The Atacama is the driest among the deserts of the World. Statement II : The aridity of the Atacama is explained by its location between two mountain chains of sufficient height to prevent moisture advection from either the Pacific or the Atlantic Ocean.Examine the following statements.

#8 Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Early Buddhist literature is generally composed of the canonical text. 2. The Buddhist schools classify their canonical literature as only the Pitakas. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#9 Under the forceful thrust of British rule, a rapid transformation of the Indian economy took place. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Indian economy was transformed into a colonial economy in the 19th century whose structure was deter-mined by Britain’s fast developing industrial economy. 2. The influx of cheap Indian products into England gave a great blow to English textile industries. 3. The 19th century saw the collapse of the traditional Indian village economy and fresh economic alignment along commercial lines. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#10 Which of the four linguistic regions in South India remained unaffected by the Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22)?


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