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Q1. Which one among the following is not true with regard to Rig Veda Samhita? 
(a) There are about 300 non-Indo-European words in Rig Veda
(b) There is a reference to dasarajna (battle of ten kings) in the Rig Veda
(c) It is mentioned in the Rig Veda that the Bharata chief Sudas fought against a confederacy of ten tribes
(d) Purus sided with Bharata in the battle of ten kings

Q2. Which of the following statements relating to the Government of India Act of 1935 are correct?  
1. It introduced provincial autonomy.
2. It proposed a federation of India.
3. It proposed for the establishment of a Federal Court.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

Q3. The themes of the murals of the Ajanta Caves are 
1. Decorative designs which include a variety of animals, trees and flowers.
2. Portraits of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
3. 3. Narrative scenes portraying Jataka stories.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only

Q4. The terra-cotta plough of the Harappan civilization was found at 
(a) Mohenjo-Daro
(b) Banawali
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Lothal

Q5. Sandstone is a 
(a) Extrusive igneous rock
(b) Intrusive Igneous rock
(c) Metamorphic rock
(d) Sedimentary rock

Q6. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of passes when one travels along the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim?  
(a) Zozila-Nathula-Shipkila
(b) Nathula-Shipkila-Zozila
(c) Nathula-Zozila-Shipkila
(d) Zozila-Shipkila-Nathula

Q7. Who among the following was the advisor of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
(a) B. Shiva Rao
(b) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(c) Sachidananda Sinha
(d) B.N. Rao

Q8. On which of the following grounds can a Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court be impeached?  
1. Violation of the Constitution
2. Proved misbehavior
3. Incapacity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3

Q9. During the discussion on the Demands for Grants, motions can be moved to reduce the amount of a demand. Such a motion is called a ‘cut-motion’. Which of the following categories are classified as ‘cut-motion’?  
1. Disapproval of policy cut
2. Economy cut
3. Token cut
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3 only

Q10. Consider the following characteristics of industries: 
1. They can be located in a wide variety of places.
2. They are not dependent on any specific raw material.
3. They are generally not polluting industries.
4. The most important factor in their location is accessibility.
Which one of the following types of industries has the above characteristics?
(a) Market oriented
(b) Foot loose
(c) Sunset
(d) Sunrise

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Rigveda Samhita is an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is among the world oldest religions texts. The question of non-Indo-European world being included in the original text does not arise.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. The Act was actually very long and had to be split into 2 parts. The section relating to Burma were separated. The provinces did become autonomous, but the governors and the British authorities had the power to suspend the provincial government.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Ajanta caves are 29 rock cut cave monuments which date from 2nd century B.C. They have Buddhist religions art and depict Jataka tales. In 1819, John Smith a British army officer rediscovered the cave while on a hunting expedition. Paintings cover every surface except the floor.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. “Cotton was woven and dyed for clothing; wheat, rice, and a variety of vegetables and fruits were cultivated; and a number of animals, including the humped bull, were domesticated,” as well as “fowl for fighting”.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediments that have been pressed together. Sandstone, shale, limestone, coal etc. are some example of sedimentary rocks.

S6. Ans.(d)

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. The adviser of the drafting committee of the constituent assembly was Sir B. N. Rao.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. The Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court can be impeached based on proved misbehavior and incapacity.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Disapproval of policy cut, economy cut, token cut.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. The given characteristics belong to the footloose industries.


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