UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 16

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 16

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following chemicals are banned in firecrackers in India?
  1. Antimony
  2. Lithium
  3. Mercury
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 1 Explanation: 
All three are banned apart from arsenic and lead.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into
A
Gulf of Thailand
B
Gulf of Martaban
C
Tonkin Bay
D
None of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 

The Gulf of Martaban or the Gulf of Mottama is an arm of the Andaman Sea in the southern part of Burma. The gulf is named after the port city of Mottama (formerly known as Martaban). The Salween Sittaung and Yangon rivers empty into it.[1] A characteristic feature of the Gulf of Martaban is that it has a tide-dominated coastline. Tides ranges between 4-7 m with the highest tidal range at the Elephant Point in the western Gulf of Martaban. "

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct about the Quit India Movement?
  1. Gandhi gave the slogan to the people - 'Do or die' during the movement.
  2. There was no communal violence during the course of this movement.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 3 Explanation: 
Both are correct. Read more on the .
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
An artificial satellite orbiting around the earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of earth?
A
Does not exist at such distance.
B
Is neutralized by the attraction of the moon.
C
Constant use of fuel to overcome the gravity.
D
Satellites are locked into speeds that defeats the download pull of gravity.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Manusmrti is one of the best known legal texts of early India, written in Sanskrit and compiled between second century BCE and second century CE. Consider the following about Manusmrti:
1. It gives equal rights to women on the paternal property and resources
2. It strongly opposes the Varna system Which of the above is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 5 Explanation: 
  • According to the Manusmriti, the paternal estate was to be divided equally amongst sons after the death of the parents, with a special share for the eldest. Women could not claim a share of these
  • The Manusmriti laid down the "duties" of the chandalas. They had to live outside the
    village, use discarded utensils, and wear clothes of the dead and ornaments of iron.
  • They could not walk about in villages and cities at night. They had to dispose of the bodies of those who had no relatives and serve as executioners

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There are 5 questions to complete.

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