10000 Questions for Prelims 2020 | Prelims 2020 Marathon

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Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

TwoFace said

#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

Nextias test series 6th question 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AfzAy5p_iYuOiJbQTM3Js-dMXF4-Mfg1/view?usp=drivesdk 

TwoFace said

#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

Nextias test series 6th question 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AfzAy5p_iYuOiJbQTM3Js-dMXF4-Mfg1/view?usp=drivesdk 

Yes crct B is crct answer.

Explanation:

Vijaya Vittala Temple of hampi was built in the 15th century during the rule of Devaraya II, who was one amongst the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire.One of the notable features of the Vittala Temple is the musical pillars. These pillars are also known as SaReGaMa pillars, which are attributed to the musical notes emerging out of them. Every main pillar is wrapped by 7 minor pillars and these minor pillars emit different musical notes. When hit with sandal-wood sticks, they produced rhythmic sounds close to the SaReGaMa.

#15)In India, Right to Vote can be denied to which of the following person(s)?

1. Under-Trial Prisoners

2. Prisoners

3. Detainees under Preventive Detention

4. Persons out of jail on bail

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only 

(c) 1, 2, 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

#16)Which of the following provision does not necessarily make elections democratic? 

(a) Elections to be held at regular intervals

(b) Political Equality and Universal Adult Franchise

(c) Free to contest elections

(d) Provide real choice between candidates

#11)With reference to the Bhitargaon Temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. The temple at Bhitargaon was among several Mauryan period temples.

2. The temple has a tall pyramidical spire above the inner sanctum.

3. The walls of the temple are decorated with terracotta sculptures of God and Goddesses like Shiva, Parvati etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ? Bhitargoan was from Gupta period I guess

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ,I never heard any oxygen increase

#14)Johannesburg Declaration,2002 is concerned with which of the following?

(a) Disaster management cooperation among UN nations. 

(b) Climate change directives for the developed world. 

(c) Sustainable development agenda by the UN. 

(d) Cooperation on energy efficient grids among African nations.

C,sustainable development ?

#15)In India, Right to Vote can be denied to which of the following person(s)?

1. Under-Trial Prisoners

2. Prisoners

3. Detainees under Preventive Detention

4. Persons out of jail on bail

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only 

(c) 1, 2, 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

B , 

The Representation of the People Act, 1951, Section 62(5) states that "No person shall vote at any election if he is confined in a prison, whether under a sentence of imprisonment or transportation or otherwise, or is in the lawful custody of the police: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to a person subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force".

Chapter 43 of the Reference Handbook on the General Elections, released by the Election Commission in 2014, further excluded under-trial prisoners from voting even if their names are on electoral rolls.

However, as per Section 62(5) if the Representation Act, those being held under preventive detention can participate in elections and cast their vote via postal ballots. In 2014, the Election Commission also confirmed that detainees had the right to vote, but not under-trials and convicts. However, no vote has as yet been cast from inside a prison or by a prisoner.

As per Section 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations, which accords universal suffrage to all adults, with no bar for age, gender or status of incarceration.

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ,I never heard any oxygen increase

Answer according to key is D.

Explanation:

Modern agriculture improves the affordability of food, increases the food supply, ensured the food safety, increases the sustainability and oxygen content near the field due to increased photosynthesis and also produces more biofuels. But with the same time, it also leads to environmental problems because it is based on high input–high output technique using hybrid seeds of high-yielding variety and abundant irrigation water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Environmental Impacts are:

Soil erosion, Contamination of Groundwater, water logging & salinity, Eutrophication,Loss of Non target species, Micro nutrient imbalances 

& also

Increased photosynthetic rate: 

Fertilization of feilds stimulate the enhancements of net COassimilation rate . This COfertilization affects and promotes the mechanism of crop response by favoring greater photosynthesis and thus increasing the level of oxygen in turn.

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ,I never heard any oxygen increase

Answer according to key is D.

Explanation:

Modern agriculture improves the affordability of food, increases the food supply, ensured the food safety, increases the sustainability and oxygen content near the field due to increased photosynthesis and also produces more biofuels. But with the same time, it also leads to environmental problems because it is based on high input–high output technique using hybrid seeds of high-yielding variety and abundant irrigation water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Environmental Impacts are:

Soil erosion, Contamination of Groundwater, water logging & salinity, Eutrophication,Loss of Non target species, Micro nutrient imbalances 

& also

Increased photosynthetic rate: 

Fertilization of feilds stimulate the enhancements of net COassimilation rate . This COfertilization affects and promotes the mechanism of crop response by favoring greater photosynthesis and thus increasing the level of oxygen in turn.

Still i have some doubt regarding the answer.

Source: Gs score test 14 q38.

#11)With reference to the Bhitargaon Temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. The temple at Bhitargaon was among several Mauryan period temples.

2. The temple has a tall pyramidical spire above the inner sanctum.

3. The walls of the temple are decorated with terracotta sculptures of God and Goddesses like Shiva, Parvati etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

@Sowmyaias  yes crct answer is B.

Explanation:

Statement 1 is not correct:

Bhitargaon temple is one of the oldest terracotta temples in India built in the late Gupta period. Bhitargaon is the earliest instance of a significant temple structure made entirely of brick.

Statement 2 is correct:

The temple at Bhitargaon is one of the first to have a tall trapezoidal structure (shikhara) above the inner sanctum (garbha-griha). This became a standard feature of later temples in the Nagara style.

Statement 3 is correct:

The walls of the temple are decorated with terracotta sculptures of God and Goddesses like Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Vishnu etc.

#14)Johannesburg Declaration,2002 is concerned with which of the following?

(a) Disaster management cooperation among UN nations. 

(b) Climate change directives for the developed world. 

(c) Sustainable development agenda by the UN. 

(d) Cooperation on energy efficient grids among African nations.

C,sustainable development ?

Yes C is crct answer. 

Explanation:

The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) (2002) to set the agenda for the coming decade on improving people’s lives, conserving our natural resources and safeguarding our common future.

 The World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) was also known as Earth Summit II or Rio+10 which was organized after 10 years of the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992) to develop consensus on the sustainable development by the United Nations.


#15)In India, Right to Vote can be denied to which of the following person(s)?

1. Under-Trial Prisoners

2. Prisoners

3. Detainees under Preventive Detention

4. Persons out of jail on bail

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only 

(c) 1, 2, 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

B , 

The Representation of the People Act, 1951, Section 62(5) states that "No person shall vote at any election if he is confined in a prison, whether under a sentence of imprisonment or transportation or otherwise, or is in the lawful custody of the police: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to a person subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force".

Chapter 43 of the Reference Handbook on the General Elections, released by the Election Commission in 2014, further excluded under-trial prisoners from voting even if their names are on electoral rolls.

However, as per Section 62(5) if the Representation Act, those being held under preventive detention can participate in elections and cast their vote via postal ballots. In 2014, the Election Commission also confirmed that detainees had the right to vote, but not under-trials and convicts. However, no vote has as yet been cast from inside a prison or by a prisoner.

As per Section 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations, which accords universal suffrage to all adults, with no bar for age, gender or status of incarceration.

Yes B is crct answer. 

#17)With reference to various boxes related to agricultural subsidies under the WTO, 

consider the following statements:

1. Green box subsidies do not distort trade,or at most cause minimal distortion.

2. Blue box subsidies are subject to de-minimus limits.

3. Amber box contains any support that would cause trade and production distortions and the support that requires farmers to limit production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

#18)With reference to Judicial Reforms in India under colonial rule, consider the following statements:

1. The Cornwallis Code provided for separation of revenue and justice administration in India.

2. The Charter Act of 1813 led to the establishment of Supreme Court at Calcutta.

3. The first Law Commission was established under the Charter Act of 1833.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#19) Consider the following pairs:

List 1                           List 2

1. Indian Association — Anand Mohan Bose 

2. Bombay Presidency Association— K. T.Telang

3. Indian National Conference  Surendranath Banerjee

4. Madras Mahajan Sabha  C Rajagopalachari 

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

# 20) Consider the following statements:

1) Ashokan inscription used Brahmi Language and Prakrit Script.

2)The Court Language of Guptas was Prakrit.

3) Rudradaman 1's Junagarh Inscription was the first major inscription written in Sanskrit.

Which among the above is/are correct?

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1 and 2 only

#21) Consider the following: 

1) Chinese Traveler Fa-Hein Visited India during the reign of Chandragupta 1.

2) Chine Traveler Huan-Tsang visited India during the reign of Pulakesin 2.

3) The purpose of the visit of Fa-Hein was to visit places associated with Gautam Budhha.

4) The purpose of the visit of Huan-Tsang was to study at Nalanda University.


Which among the above is/are Correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 2, 3, and 4 only

d) All of the above

#19) Consider the following pairs:

Associations  Founders

1. Indian Association — Anand Mohan Bose 

2. Bombay Presidency Association— K. T.Telang

3. Indian National Conference  Surendranath Banerjee

4. Madras Mahajan Sabha  C Rajagopalachari 

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Indian National Conference was not an association. It was a kind of meeting of major political parties and leaders across India as convened by S N Bannerjee. Thus the answer should be 1 and 2 only. 

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