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Monday, 8 July 2019

IAS PCS UPSC UPPCS PRELIM MCQ FOR PRACTICE JULY 8TH 2019

Q.1 Bhimbetka caves shows the continuity of human
evolution from the Lower Palaeolithic Period to the
Mesolithic period to the chalcolithic period. Why?
1. It contains evidence of the use of tools and
implements from all these periods.
2. There are a large number of Shanka Lipi
inscriptions in the Bhimbetka cluster of rock shelters.
Which of the above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None
Q.2 The metal central to this age finds frequent
mention in the Vedas and the age itself follows after
the Chalcolithic age. It can be
(a) Palaeolithic Age
(b) Iron Age
(c) Copper-stone
(d) Later Stone Age
Q.3 Which of the following facts is NOT associated
with Indus Valley civilization?
(a) Pottery and bead-making
(b) Worship of natural forces as deities
(c) Water storage structures
(d) Domestication of animals.
Q.4 The Neolithic period is followed by Chalcolithic
period. In the chalcolithic period, the use of which of
the following started?
1. Copper and bronze
2. Technology of smelting metal ore
3. Crafting metal artifacts
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.5 Which of the following is/are NOT mature
Harappan sites?
1. Balakot
2. Rangpur
3. Ganweriwala
4. Digona
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 4 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only
Q. 6 Consider the following statements.
1. Harappans practiced metal craft and bead making.
2. No evidence of the practice of pottery can be found
in the Harappan civilization.
Which of the above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None
Q. 7 Consider the following statements.
1. In the Solar system planets, only Jupiter and
Saturn have rings around them.
2. The rings surrounding the solar system planet are
large enough to be visible from naked eyes.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
Q. 8 As meteoroids come near the earth and tend to
drop upon it, we often see a flash of light. This is
caused due to
a) Air induced friction borne by meteoroids
b) Charged particle emission by meteoroids
c) Destruction of ozone layer by meteoroids
d) Ion exchange between Ionosphere and meteoroids
Q. 9 Consider the following statements.
1) Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the
photosphere of the Sun.
2) They appear visibly as bright spots compared to
surrounding regions.
3) They may affect the climate on earth by changing the
solar output received by earth.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q. 10 The Regulating Act of 1773 is of great importance
because
1) It gave the East India Company diwani rights over
British Indian territory.
2) It was the first step taken by the British Government
to control the matters of the East India
Company in India.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
Q. 11 The Amending Act (1781) to the Regulating Act
of 1773
1) Significantly reduced the powers of the Supreme
Court at Calcutta
2) Empowered the Governor-General and Council to
call as a Court of Record to hear appeals from the
Provincial Courts on civil case
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
Q. 12 The Secretary of State for India
1) Was a British Cabinet minister
2) Political head of the India Office responsible for the
governance of the British Raj
3) Had his permanent seat in Calcutta (now Kolkata)
4) Was appointed by the British monarch
Select the Solution using the codes below
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only
Q. 13 Who was the President of the Executive Council of
the Interim Government of India?
a) Viceroy and Governor-General of India
b) Jawaharlal Nehru, Interim Prime Minister
c) Secretary of State
d) Speaker, Constituent Assembly
Q. 14 Consider the following statements
about the Constituent Assembly of India.
1) It was constituted in 1946 under the scheme
formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan.
2) Every State and princely state was to be allotted
equal number of seats irrespective of their population.
3) The representatives from the states of Indian to be
nominated by the heads of the princely states.
4) One-third of the seats from each British province
were to be reserved for members of the Scheduled
Caste and Scheduled Tribe.
Select the Solution using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 4 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only
Q. 15 The Great Depression of 1929 was
primarily triggered by a
a) Stock market crash
b) Sub-prime mortgage crisis
c) Immediate shortfall in demand of goods and large
unemployment
d) Failure of all major commercial banks
Q. 16
Who among the following is well known for
significantly contributing to the estimation of National
and Per capita Incomes during the colonial period in
India?
a) Womesh Chandra Banerjee
b) V.K.R.V. Rao
c) Ramesh Chandra Dutt
d) Lala Lajpat Rai
Q. 17 Barter exchange would work the best or most
efficiently in
a) A closed small economy
b) An open large economy
c) A closed large economy
d) An open small economy

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