UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 217

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 217

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Question 1
Match and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
Act Feature
A. The Indian Councils Act, 1861 1. Introduction of provincial autonomy
B. The Indian councils Act, 1909 2. Introduction of the portfolio system
C. The Government of India Act, 1919 3. Introduction of diarchy in provinces
D. The Government of India Act, 1935 4. Introduction of separate electorate for the Muslims
Codes:
A
2; B - 4; C - 3; D - 1
B
1; B - 3; C - 4; D - 2
C
2; B - 3; C - 4; D - 1
D
1; B - 4; C - 3; D - 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
In Government of India Act 1919 the spheres of the central and provincial governments were demarcated by a division of subjects into "central" and "provincial". Generally speaking, the central subjects included all subjects directly administered by the Government of India or in which extra-provincial interests were dominant. The provincial subjects included subjects in which the interests of the provinces essentially predominated.
Question 2
Consider the following statements with respect to Theosophical Society Movement:
1. Movement led by Madame H.P. Blavatsky and Colonel M.S. Olcott
2. The society believed that a special Relationship between a person soul and god
Which of the following below given codes are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
A group of westerners led by Madame H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) and Colonel M.S. Olcott, who were inspired by Indian thought and culture, founded the Theosophical Society in New York City, United States in 1875. In 1882, they shifted their headquarters to Adyar, on the outskirts of Madras (at that time) in India. The society believed that a special relationship could be established between a person's soul and God by contemplation, prayer, revelation, etc. It accepted the Hindu beliefs in reincarnation and karma, and drew inspiration from the philosophy of the Upanishads and samkhya, yoga and Vedanta schools of thought. It aimed to work for universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
Question 3
Hawah Beach is found in which state?
A
Kerala
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Goa
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Question 3 Explanation: 
The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and Monazite
Kovalam Beaches:
  • Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
  • Lighthouse Beach: The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a 35 meter high on top of the Kurumkal hillock.
  • Hawah Beach: Eve's Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
  • Samudra Beach: A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Question 4
Which of the following is/are correct with respect to parliamentary devices?
  1. A starred question requires an oral answer.
  2. An unstarred question requires a written answer.
  3. A short notice question is one that is asked by giving a notice of less than 20 days.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Only 1 and 2 are correct. In a short notice question, the notice is for less than 10 days.
Question 5
Kerch Strait, recently in news, connects Black sea to
A
Aegean Sea
B
Sea of Marmara
C
Adriatic Sea
D
Sea of Azov
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Question 5 Explanation: 

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