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Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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Okay its a good initiative,but can you clear what is the Modus operandi like just post the question or question with answer or discussion also.

Okay its a good initiative,but can you clear what is the Modus operandi like just post the question or question with answer or discussion also.

Just the questions.

Then we discuss those with some explanations. Avoid just writing a,b,c,d

#2 consider following statements 

1)Government of India Act 1909 provided for dyrachy at both center and provincial level.

2)Indian council act of 1861,provided for the portfolio system in india.

3)Charter act of 1833,ended East India company's monopoly in trading activities in india except tea trade with china.

4)The father of communal electorate was lord Morley.

Choose incorrect statements 

a)1,2,3

b)1,2,4

c)1,3,4

d)2,3,4

#3 In case of delegation of function by Centre to the State, the Centre has to pay a fixed sum of money to the State as agreed upon by both to execute that function. However, if the expense incurred by the State is more than the amount agreed upon earlier, then Centre has to pay the enhanced sum on the recommendation of an arbitrator appointed by

a) Chief Justice of India

b) President of India

c) Governor of the respective State

d) None of the Above 

C is correct 

Statement 1) government of India act 1919 provided diarchy in province whére as government of India act 1935 diarchy in center 

Statement 2) is correct 

Statement 3) charter act 1833abolished the monopoly of east india company in tea and tread with China.

Statement 4)father of communal electorate is Minto ..

Hence option  C is correct 


#4) with reference to medieval Indian history,What does Dochala and Chauchala mean?

a) These were a form of taxation followed in the eastern part of Mughal empire.

b)These were a style of temple architecture in Bengal

c) These are literatures on war written by scholars in Rajasthan. 

d) These were a style of pottery makking practiced in North India.

mujhe said

C is correct 

Statement 1) government of India act 1919 provided diarchy in province whére as government of India act 1935 diarchy in center 

Statement 2) is correct 

Statement 3) charter act 1833abolished the monopoly of east india company in tea and tread with China.

Statement 4)father of communal electorate is Minto ..

Hence option  C is correct 


Yes C is the crct answer.

All ur explanations are crct.

For statement 2 value add,1813 ended monopoly of EIC trade in India except tea trade with china.

1833 also known as st.helena act,ended EICs complete Trading and commercial activities in India including tea trade,made purely as administrative body.

mujhe said

C is correct 

Statement 1) government of India act 1919 provided diarchy in province whére as government of India act 1935 diarchy in center 

Statement 2) is correct 

Statement 3) charter act 1833abolished the monopoly of east india company in tea and tread with China.

Statement 4)father of communal electorate is Minto ..

Hence option  C is correct 


Yes C is the crct answer.

All ur explanations are crct.

For statement 2 value add,1813 ended monopoly of EIC trade in India except tea trade with china.

1833 also known as st.helena act,ended EICs complete Trading and commercial activities in India including tea trade,made purely as administrative body.

@Thinker answer is C for #2 ques,see above explanation 

Thinker said

#3 In case of delegation of function by Centre to the State, the Centre has to pay a fixed sum of money to the State as agreed upon by both to execute that function. However, if the expense incurred by the State is more than the amount agreed upon earlier, then Centre has to pay the enhanced sum on the recommendation of an arbitrator appointed by

a) Chief Justice of India

b) President of India

c) Governor of the respective State

d) None of the Above 

I have no clue but guessing it might be finance ministry. Can you please expain,the answer

The first statement is asking about Governement of India Act 1909..there is no such act..it should be Indian Councils Act 1909. Anyways dyarchy was not mentioned in that act. So 1st statement incorrect.

The Portfolio system was introduced into India by Lord Canning in 1859. The Act of 1861 gave a legal sanctity to Portfolio sysytem. Hence second statement is Incorrect.

The third statement. My fault indeed. Got confused between act of 1813 and 1833. So the statement is incorrect.

The forth statement is obviously incorrect.

So the overall question needs to et cancenled as all of the statements are incorrect as question is asking to identify incorrect statement and all of them are incorrect.


@Patrick_jane It's Chief Justice of India. Article 258 clearly mentions it.



Answer can be B for #4. form of temple architecture as I know Chala means roof. Am I right? 


@Patrick_jane  Plz rectify the question or provide an explanation for #2.


Thinker said

@Patrick_jane  Plz rectify the question or provide an explanation for #2.


I read from here,sonali bansal modern history,

Yeah i have some confusion after u raised the issue,lets change the wording.

Thinker said


Answer can be B for #4. form of temple architecture as I know Chala means roof. Am I right? 


Yes B is the crct answer for #4.

DOCHALA also known as ek bangla and CHAUCHALA( 4 caves) are temple architecture style from Bengla which have Curved roof.

Diff b/w both is

Dochala= curved roof with 2 sloping sides.

Chauchala=Curved roof with 4 triangular segments.



@Patrick_jane Yeah the wording is wrong in the book itself. The Act provided (not introduced) for the decentralization of business. It gave legal permission to the Portfolio system introduced into India by Canning in 1859. But anyways remember that the Act never introduced the Portfolio system.

#5)With reference to Markandeshwar temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. It is also known as the “Khajuraho of 

Vidarbha”.

2. It is situated on the banks of River 

Wainganga.

3. The temples belong to the Dravida 

group of temples of South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are 

correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

@Patrick_jane Difficult one. I guess the answer shall be A. Am I right? Please provide an explanation.


#5)With reference to Markandeshwar temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. It is also known as the “Khajuraho of 

Vidarbha”.

2. It is situated on the banks of River 

Wainganga.

3. The temples belong to the Dravida 

group of temples of South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are 

correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

@Thinker yes, A is the crct answer

Explanation:

Statement 1 and 2 are correct:

Context:
Presently, the restoration work of Markandeshwar temple in Maharashtra(ASI) is going on. It is known as the “Khajuraho of Vidarbha” or ‘mini Khajuraho’  situated on the bank of River Wainganga in gadchiroli (dist).

Statement 3 is not correct: 

It belongs to the Nagara group of temples of North India.

Belongs to 9 to 12th centuries CE.

3 faiths = vaishnava + saiva + sakta.


#6) With reference to religious history of India, the terms “Yogachara” and “Madhyamaka” are associated with which of the following?

(a) Tantricism

(b) Shaktism

(c) Jainism

(d) Buddhism

#7) With reference to “Dhrupad genre” of Hindustani Classical Music, consider the following statements:

1. The genre has its roots in the devotional music traditionally performed in the Vaishnava temples of Northern India.

2. Its use was quite widespread during the reign of Akbar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#8) Pizol, that is often seen in the news, refers to which of the following?

(a) A new antibiotic for superbugs

(b) An alpine glacier in Alps

(c) A new species found in Atlantic

(d) An ice lake formed in the Antarctica

#6) With reference to religious history of India, the terms “Yogachara” and “Madhyamaka” are associated with which of the following?

(a) Tantricism

(b) Shaktism

(c) Jainism

(d) Buddhism

d. Buddhism


#7) With reference to “Dhrupad genre” of Hindustani Classical Music, consider the following statements:

1. The genre has its roots in the devotional music traditionally performed in the Vaishnava temples of Northern India.

2. Its use was quite widespread during the reign of Akbar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

C.Both ?

#8) Pizol, that is often seen in the news, refers to which of the following?

(a) A new antibiotic for superbugs

(b) An alpine glacier in Alps

(c) A new species found in Atlantic

(d) An ice lake formed in the Antarctica

B. 

9.The first indian state to have its Human Development report prepared by Amartya kumar Sen in Delhi is ?

A.West Bengal

B.Kerala

C.Madhya pradesh

D.Andhra pradesh

#6) With reference to religious history of India, the terms “Yogachara” and “Madhyamaka” are associated with which of the following?

(a) Tantricism

(b) Shaktism

(c) Jainism

(d) Buddhism

d. Buddhism


Yes D is the crct answer.

Yogachara (idealistic school) and madhyamaka(provisional practical realism school) belongs to Mahayana Buddhism.

#7) With reference to “Dhrupad genre” of Hindustani Classical Music, consider the following statements:

1. The genre has its roots in the devotional music traditionally performed in the Vaishnava temples of Northern India.

2. Its use was quite widespread during the reign of Akbar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

C.Both ?

Yes C is the crct answer.

Dhrupad genre oldest vocal styles which is associated with both hindustani and carnatic music. it is mentioned in Natyashastra.

Dhrupad has its roots in devotional traditional music performed in vaishnava temples of northern India. But later it is migrated to secular environment.

The Golden Age of Dhrupad commenced when Emperor Akbar invited the legendary Miya Tansen to the imperial Court.During this time it reached zenith and spread far and wide from Delhi.

Ain-i-Akbari of abu fazl mentions Dhrupad.

#8) Pizol, that is often seen in the news, refers to which of the following?

(a) A new antibiotic for superbugs

(b) An alpine glacier in Alps

(c) A new species found in Atlantic

(d) An ice lake formed in the Antarctica

B. 

Yes b is crct answer.

Pizol is Swizz alpine glacier in Glarus Alps mountain, which is lost to Global warming.

People participated in its Funeral march to mark its disappearance.



9.The first indian state to have its Human Development report prepared by Amartya kumar Sen in Delhi is ?

A.West Bengal

B.Kerala

C.Madhya pradesh

D.Andhra pradesh

C)madhya pradesh?

The problem here is that , when you open it u have to scroll down each time.

Moreover people don't just answer by give some imp info regarding why the other options are wrong or some basic stuff related to these type of question which many might miss in reading their sources. 

Sorry for this interruption as this is not a blog but thought it's important to mention it

@piyushraipure2007210 yes agree but lets start doing it,we eventually modify it.
If u have any thoughts pls share.


#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

#11)With reference to the Bhitargaon Temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. The temple at Bhitargaon was among several Mauryan period temples.

2. The temple has a tall pyramidical spire above the inner sanctum.

3. The walls of the temple are decorated with terracotta sculptures of God and Goddesses like Shiva, Parvati etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#12)Consider the following pairs:

Mauryan Pillars Capital figures

1. Lauriya — Horse Nandangarh Pillar

2. Sarnath Pillar — Lion

3. Rampurva Pillar — Bull

4. Sankisa Pillar — Elephant

Which of the given pair are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 2, 3 and 4 only

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#14)Johannesburg Declaration,2002 is concerned with which of the following?

(a) Disaster management cooperation among UN nations. 

(b) Climate change directives for the developed world. 

(c) Sustainable development agenda by the UN. 

(d) Cooperation on energy efficient grids among African nations.

#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

TwoFace said

#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

Nextias test series 6th question 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AfzAy5p_iYuOiJbQTM3Js-dMXF4-Mfg1/view?usp=drivesdk 

TwoFace said

#10)With which of the following temples, the unique feature of “SaReGaMa Pillars” or "Musical pillars” is associated?

(a) Temples of Mahabalipuram

(b) Vijaya Vittala Temple

(c) Hoysaleswara Temple

(d) Hazara Rama Temple

answer is b, saregama pillars of hampi. also known as musical pillars.


@patrik jane, where did you get the question from? Source?

Nextias test series 6th question 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AfzAy5p_iYuOiJbQTM3Js-dMXF4-Mfg1/view?usp=drivesdk 

Yes crct B is crct answer.

Explanation:

Vijaya Vittala Temple of hampi was built in the 15th century during the rule of Devaraya II, who was one amongst the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire.One of the notable features of the Vittala Temple is the musical pillars. These pillars are also known as SaReGaMa pillars, which are attributed to the musical notes emerging out of them. Every main pillar is wrapped by 7 minor pillars and these minor pillars emit different musical notes. When hit with sandal-wood sticks, they produced rhythmic sounds close to the SaReGaMa.

#15)In India, Right to Vote can be denied to which of the following person(s)?

1. Under-Trial Prisoners

2. Prisoners

3. Detainees under Preventive Detention

4. Persons out of jail on bail

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only 

(c) 1, 2, 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

#16)Which of the following provision does not necessarily make elections democratic? 

(a) Elections to be held at regular intervals

(b) Political Equality and Universal Adult Franchise

(c) Free to contest elections

(d) Provide real choice between candidates

#11)With reference to the Bhitargaon Temple, 

consider the following statements:

1. The temple at Bhitargaon was among several Mauryan period temples.

2. The temple has a tall pyramidical spire above the inner sanctum.

3. The walls of the temple are decorated with terracotta sculptures of God and Goddesses like Shiva, Parvati etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ? Bhitargoan was from Gupta period I guess

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ,I never heard any oxygen increase

#14)Johannesburg Declaration,2002 is concerned with which of the following?

(a) Disaster management cooperation among UN nations. 

(b) Climate change directives for the developed world. 

(c) Sustainable development agenda by the UN. 

(d) Cooperation on energy efficient grids among African nations.

C,sustainable development ?

#15)In India, Right to Vote can be denied to which of the following person(s)?

1. Under-Trial Prisoners

2. Prisoners

3. Detainees under Preventive Detention

4. Persons out of jail on bail

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 1 and 2 only 

(c) 1, 2, 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4

B , 

The Representation of the People Act, 1951, Section 62(5) states that "No person shall vote at any election if he is confined in a prison, whether under a sentence of imprisonment or transportation or otherwise, or is in the lawful custody of the police: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to a person subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force".

Chapter 43 of the Reference Handbook on the General Elections, released by the Election Commission in 2014, further excluded under-trial prisoners from voting even if their names are on electoral rolls.

However, as per Section 62(5) if the Representation Act, those being held under preventive detention can participate in elections and cast their vote via postal ballots. In 2014, the Election Commission also confirmed that detainees had the right to vote, but not under-trials and convicts. However, no vote has as yet been cast from inside a prison or by a prisoner.

As per Section 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations, which accords universal suffrage to all adults, with no bar for age, gender or status of incarceration.

#13)Which of the following statements depict the effect of modern agriculture on environment?

1. Micro-nutrients imbalance due to the usage of chemical fertilizers.

2. Species which are not targeted are also killed or injured.

3. Fertilized fields increase the level of Oxygen in atmosphere due to photosynthesis.

Select the correct answer using the code given 

below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

B ,I never heard any oxygen increase

Answer according to key is D.

Explanation:

Modern agriculture improves the affordability of food, increases the food supply, ensured the food safety, increases the sustainability and oxygen content near the field due to increased photosynthesis and also produces more biofuels. But with the same time, it also leads to environmental problems because it is based on high input–high output technique using hybrid seeds of high-yielding variety and abundant irrigation water, fertilizers and pesticides.

Environmental Impacts are:

Soil erosion, Contamination of Groundwater, water logging & salinity, Eutrophication,Loss of Non target species, Micro nutrient imbalances 

& also

Increased photosynthetic rate: 

Fertilization of feilds stimulate the enhancements of net COassimilation rate . This COfertilization affects and promotes the mechanism of crop response by favoring greater photosynthesis and thus increasing the level of oxygen in turn.

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