UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 75

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 75

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct with respect to the Government of India Act 1919?
  1. The Indian Legislative Council was replaced by a bicameral legislature.
  2. The provincial legislatures were empowered to enact their own budgets.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
He was the Indian born son of a Turkish immigrant. He began his career as a courtier and poet during the reign of Sultan Balban. He became a disciple of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya. His poetry was essentially Indian in sentiment though he followed persian models in technique. Thus he created a new style of Persian which came to be known as 'Sabaq-i Hindi' or the Indian style. He lived through the reigns of around six sultans of Delhi and was connected with their courts. He is
A
Abu'l-Fazl
B
Abul Hasan
C
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
D
Shaikh Najmuddin Hasan
Question 2 Explanation: 

Abul Hasan was also known as Amir Khusrau.

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Source: Extract from an IGNOU booklet;

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Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Many places in India are famous for particular minerals. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ?
1. Zawar : Uranium
2. Khetri : Copper
3. Balaghat : Manganese
4. Jaduguda : Zinc
Select the correct answer 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
Question 3 Explanation: 
2 and 3 only. Zawar - zinc; Jaduguda - uranium
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Avalokiteshvara, consider the following statements:
  1. Avalokiteshvara is a divine and compassionate depiction of Jina in certain parts of coastal Karnataka
  2. Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of the self-born eternal Amitabha (another name for Bahubali)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 4 Explanation: 

Source: AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN ART NCERT

Avalokiteshvara, (Sanskrit: avalokita, "looking on"; ishivara, "lord")Chinese (Pinyin) Guanyin or (Wade-Giles romanization) Kuan-yin, Japanese Kannon, in Buddhism, and primarily in Mahayana ("Greater Vehicle") Buddhism, the bodhisattva ("buddha-to-be") of infinite compassion and mercy, possibly the most popular of all figures in Buddhist legend. Avalokiteshvara is beloved throughout the Buddhist world-not only in Mahayana Buddhism but also in Theravada ("Way of the Elders"), the branch of Buddhism that largely does not recognize bodhisattvas, and in Vajrayana ("Diamond Vehicle"), the Tantric (or Esoteric) branch of Buddhism.

Avalokiteshvara, Padmapani, Vajrapani,. Amitabha, and Maitreya Buddha are all Boddhisattvas.

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Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following main rivers of North America originate from the Rocky Mountains?
1. Mississippi
2. Missouri
3. Colorado
4. Rio Grande
5. Columbia
A
2, 3 and 4 only
B
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
C
2, 3 and 5 only
Question 5 Explanation: 
2, 3 and 5
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