IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 Practice Test 16

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Practice Test 16

Q.1) The following statement is related to which of the following great personalities of India.

“The Montford Reforms ….were only a method of further draining India of her wealth and of prolonging her servitude”.

  1. M. K. Gandhi
  2. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Madan Mohan Malyiya

Q.2) British government organized three conferences between 1930 and 1932 as per 1930 report of Simon Commission, in order to –

  1. Chart out a long-term economic plan for India
  2. Review major trade and investment policies of the British in India
  3. Educational and Social Reforms
  4. Discuss constitutional reforms in India

Q.3) Arrange the below according to its correct chronological order

  1. Kakori Robbery
  2. Chittagong Armoury Raid
  3. Delhi-Lahore Conspiracy Case

Select correct code from the following:

  1. 1 – 3 – 2
  2. 2 – 1 – 3
  3. 3 – 1 – 2
  4. 2 – 1 – 3

Q.4) Harcourt Butler Committee or Butler Commission appointed on December 16, 1927 dealt with –

  1. secondary and intermediate education
  2. judicial reforms
  3. relations between the native states and the paramount power
  4. None of the above

Q.5) The objective of Muddiman committee of 1924 was to

  1. examine the working of diarchy established during Montague-Chelmsford reforms
  2. impose censorship on the regional newspapers
  3. investigate the progress of the governance scheme and suggest new steps for reform
  4. propose state interference in food trade in the event of famine

Q.6) In which of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi use ‘Hunger Strike’ as a tool for the first time to get his demands met?

  1. Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. Rowlatt Satyagraha
  3. Non – Cooperation movement
  4. Ahmadabad mills strike

Q.7) Indian leadership across India opposed the Indian ‘Statutory Commission’ sent to India to review the working of Indian Council’s Act 1919. The Indians opposed it because:

  1. It was sent much earlier than it was scheduled.
  2. It abolished separate electorates
  3. There was not even a single Indian member in the commission.
  4. It was set up by the British Crown

Q.8) India was offered ‘August Offer’ from the British government to get Congress support. ‘August Offer’ guaranteed

  1. A representative Constitution making body.
  2. Number of Indians in Viceroy’s executive council will increase.
  3. A war advisory council would set up
  4. Partition of India

Select the code from below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. All of the above

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Karachi session of 1931 is famous for its resolution on Fundamental Rights and National Economic Program.
  2. It was presided by Sardar Patel.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Quit India Movement’?

  1. It was a peaceful non violent movement.
  2. Muslim league and Communists supported the movement.
  3. Nehru formed a parallel government and declared India independent.
  4. Mahatma Gandhi extended his support to Subash Chandra Bose’s INA and urged youth to join the army

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. None of the above

Q.11) Which of the following personalities founded the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha in 1929?

  1. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
  2. Jai Prakash Narayan
  3. Ram Manohar Lohiya
  4. Baba Ramchander

Q.12) Which of the following literary pieces are correctly matched with their authors?

  1. The untouchables – B R Ambedkar
  2. Kudi Arasu – E V Ramaswami Naicker
  3. Ghulan Girl – Jyotiba Phule

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.13) Consider the following statements about Tripuri session of Congress:

  1. Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the President of Congress for the first time.
  2. Subhash Chandra Bose defeated Maulana Azad who was nominated by Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from Congress soon after the Tripuri session.

Which of the above statements are NOT correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding Gandhi’s ideas on government as elucidated in his book ‘Hind Swaraj’

  1. An ideal state did not need a representative government, a constitution, an army
  2. He was sure that representative democracy could not provide people with justice
  3. He believed in the decentralisation of political as well as economic power

Choose the correct statement/s using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All of the above

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding the initial response of nationalists to the 2nd World War

  1. Gandhi advocated an unconditional support to the Allied powers
  2. Bose and other Socialists wanted to take advantage of the situation and snatch freedom from Britain
  3. Nehru advocated that India should not participation until India itself was free

Choose the correct statement/s using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

Q.16) The official Congress position to conditionally support the British war effort in 2nd World War was adopted at

  1. Bombay
  2. Nagpur
  3. Wardha
  4. Satara

Q.17) Which among the following events happened earliest?

  1. August Offer by the British
  2. Individual Satyagraha
  3. The arrival of Stafford Cripps to India
  4. Quit India movement

Q.18) ‘C. Rajagopalachari formula’ was related to

  1. Seeking release of Gandhi from imprisonment
  2. Seeking Japanese support to overthrow British rule
  3. Seeking solution to Muslim league’s Pakistan demand
  4. Seeking accession of princely states into Union of India

Q.19) After the provincial elections of 1937, Congress ministries in provinces took steps in defending and extending civil liberties. Which one among the following was not such a step?

  1. All the restrictions on the press were removed.
  2. Ban on the communist party revoked.
  3. Confiscated arms were returned and forfeited arms licenses were restored.
  4. Police powers were curbed.

Q.20) Consider the following statements regarding “Swaraj Party”

  1. R. Das and Motilal Nehru were the leaders of Swaraj Party.
  2. Swarajist wanted the constructive programme to be coupled with a political programme of council entry.
  3. Special Congress session in 1923 held at Delhi allowed Swarajists to contest the elections.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All the above

Q.21) With reference to Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission (ASIIM), consider the following statements:

  1. It aims at promoting entrepreneurship among women with special preference to scheduled caste women.
  2. Under the mission, 100000 initiatives would be identified and funded up to Rs. 30 lakhs in three year as equity to translate their start-up ideas into commercial ventures.
  3. It is launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.

Which of the statements given above is/are INCORRECT?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.22) The ISA-CARES Initiative of International Solar Alliance (ISA) aims at which of the following?

  1. Attract investment in developing solar technology
  2. Promote research in storage technologies like battery
  3. Deployment of solar energy in healthcare sector
  4. Establish chain of solar parks across its member countries

Q.23) Consider the following pairs:

1.     OromiaEthiopia
2.     MindanaoIndonesia
3.     OaxacaMexico

Which of the pairs given above are incorrectly matched?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.24) Which of the following statements regarding Fishing Cat is/are correct?

  1. It is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red data book.
  2. It is a symbolic species of floodplains, deltas and coastal wetlands restricted to South Asia.
  3. It is the state animal of Andhra Pradesh.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.25) Consider the following statements:

  1. The MACS 6478 is new high yielding wheat variety helping farmers to double their yield.
  2. It is developed by Indian agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.26) The Ghar Tak Fibre Scheme aims to connect villages with high-speed optical fibre internet in which of the following state?

  1. Assam
  2. Bihar
  3. Odisha
  4. Jharkhand

Q.27) Arrange the following Northern African countries from East to West:

  1. Algeria
  2. Egypt
  3. Morocco
  4. Libya

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 3 – 1 – 4 – 2
  2. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
  3. 2 – 1 – 4 – 3
  4. 2 – 4 – 1 – 3

Q.28) With reference to RUDRAM missile of India, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile.
  2. It is an air-to-air missile with operational range of more than 100 km.
  3. Along with Sukhoi-30 MKI, it can be adapted for launch from other fighter jets also.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.29) With reference to World Food Programme (WFP), consider the following statements:

  1. WFP is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations.
  2. It was founded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  3. It is a member of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.30) Which of the region are most affected by the Asian Dust or yellow dust storms?

  1. Arabian peninsula
  2. Central Asia
  3. Korean Peninsula
  4. Siberia

Q.31) A certain number of people were supposed to complete a work in 24 days. The work, however, took 32 days, since 9 people were absent throughout. How many people were supposed to be working originally?

  1. 32
  2. 27
  3. 36
  4. 30

Q.32) Q is twice efficient as P and P can do a piece of work in 15 days. P started the work and after a few days, Q joined him. They completed the work in 11 days, from the starting. For how many days did they work together?

  1. 1 day
  2. 2 days
  3. 6 days
  4. 5 days

Q.34) “There is much potential for India to emerge as a leader in small and public EVs, given high latent demand.” What can be logically deducted from the given sentence?

  1. Electric vehicles are less in developed countries as compared to India.
  2. India has not yet adopted electric vehicles fully.
  3. Indians are already demanding a huge number of electric vehicles.

Choose the correct option

  1. Only statement 3 is correct
  2. Only statement 2 is correct
  3. Only statements 1 and 3 are correct
  4. All the statements 1, 2 and 3 are correct

Q.35) From the given information, the tone of the passage can be deduced as

  1. Sarcastic
  2. Caustic
  3. Cynical
  4. Laudatory

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