Social Studies Questions

  • Consider the following pairs:

    Tradition - State

    1. Chapchar Kut festival - Mizoram 
    2. Khongjom Parba ballad - Manipur 
    3. Thang-Ta dance - Sikkim

    Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only
    2. 1 and 2 
    3. 3 only 
    4. 2 and 3
  • Consider the following pairs:

    Craft - Heritage of

    1. Puthukkuli shawls - Tamil Nadu 
    2. Sujni embroidery - Maharashtra 
    3. Uppada Jamdani saris - Karnataka

    Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only 
    2. 1 and 2
    3. 3 only
    4. 2 and 3
  • Regarding Wood's Dispatch, which of the following statements are true?

    1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced. 
    2. Establishment of universities was recommended. 
    3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended. 

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 2 and 3 only 
    3. 1 and 3 only 
    4. 1, 2 and 3
  • With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs:

    Institution - Founder 

    1. Sanskrit College at Benaras - William Jones
    2. Calcutta Madarsa - Warren Hastings
    3. Fort William College - Arthur Wellesley

    Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2
    2. 2 only 
    3. 1 and 3
    4. 3 only
  • With reference to agricultural soils, consider the following statements:

    1. A high content of organic matter in soil drastically reduces its water holding capacity.
    2. Soil does not play any role in the sulphur cycle.
    3. Irrigation over a period of time can contribute to the salinization of some agricultural lands.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 3 only 
    3. 1 and 3 only 
    4. 1, 2 and 3
  • In 1920, which of the following changed its name to "Swarajya Sabha"?

    1. All India Home Rule League
    2. Hindu Mahasabha
    3. South Indian Liberal Federation
    4. The Servants of India Society
  • Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India?

    1. Charter Act of 1813
    2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
    3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy

    Select the correct answer using the code given below

    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 2 only
    3. 1 and 3 only
    4. 1, 2 and 3
  • If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then

    1. the Assembly of the State is automatically dissolved. 
    2. the powers of the Legislature of that State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament. 
    3. Article 19 is suspended in that State. 
    4. the President can make laws relating to that State.
  • Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the

    1. increase in the export of Indian handicrafts 
    2. growth in the number of Indian owned factories 
    3. commercialization of Indian agriculture 
    4. rapid increase in the urban population
  • After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government?

    1. The territories called `Santhal Paraganas' were created.
    2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non-Santhal.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 only 
    2. 2 only 
    3. Both 1 and 2 
    4. Neither 1 nor 2
  • Increase in absolute and per capita real GNP do not connote a higher level of economic development, if

    1. industrial output fails to keep pace with agricultural output.
    2. agricultural output fails to keep pace with industrial output.
    3. poverty and unemployment increase.
    4. imports grow faster than exports.
  • If a commodity is provided free to the public by the Government, then

    1. the opportunity cost is zero.
    2. the opportunity cost is ignored.
    3. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the tax-paying public.
    4. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the Government.
  • Which one of the following statements correctly describes the meaning of legal tender money?

    1. The money which is tendered in courts of law to defray the fee of legal cases.
    2. The money which a creditor is under compulsion to accept in settlement of his claims.
    3. The bank money in the form of cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, etc.
    4. The metallic money in circulation in a country.
  • Which one of the following links all the ATMs in India?

    1. Indian banks' Association 
    2. National Securities Depository Limited 
    3. National Payments Corporation of India 
    4. Reserve Bank of India
  • He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji and Shrikrishna; stayed in America for some time; and was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was

    1. Aurobindo Ghosh
    2. Bipin Chandra Pal
    3. Lala Lajpat Rai
    4. Motilal Nehru
  • How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)?

    1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by an executive order of the Government.
    2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.

    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
  • Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

    1. To maintain a large standing army at other's expense 
    2. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger 
    3. To secure a fixed income for the Company 
    4. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States
  • Which one of the following foreign travellers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India?

    1. Francois Bernier
    2. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
    3. Jean de Thevenot
    4. Abbe Barthelemy Carre
  • With reference to the religious practices in India, the "Sthanakvasi" sect belongs to

    1. Buddhism 
    2. Jainism 
    3. Vaishnavism 
    4. Shaivism
  • Who among the following were the founders of the "Hind Mazdoor Sabha" established in 1948?

    1. B. Krishna Pillai, E.M.S. Namboodiripad and K.C. George 
    2. Jayaprakash Narayan, Deen Day al Upadhyay and M.N. Roy 
    3. C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, K. Kamaraj and Veeresalingam Pantulu 
    4. Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam and G.G. Mehta
  • Which one of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha?

    1. Active all-India participation of lawyers, students and women in the National Movement
    2. Active involvement of Dalit and Tribal communities of India in the National Movement
    3. Joining of peasant unrest to India's National Movement
    4. Drastic decrease in the cultivation of plantation crops and commercial crops
  • The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were

    1. Raw cotton, oil-seeds and opium
    2. Sugar, salt, zinc and lead
    3. Copper, silver, gold, spices and tea
    4. Cotton, silk, saltpetre and opium
  • With reference to solar power production in India, consider the following statements:

    1. India is the third largest in the world in the manufacture of silicon wafers used in photovoltaic units. 
    2. The solar power tariffs are determined by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.

    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
  • The lowering of Bank Rate by the Reserve Bank of India leads to

    1. More liquidity in the market
    2. Less liquidity in the market
    3. No change in the liquidity in the market
    4. Mobilization of more deposits by commercial banks
  • Economic growth is usually coupled with

    1. Deflation
    2. Inflation
    3. Stagflation
    4. Hyperinflation
  • Salinization occurs when the irrigation water accumulated in the soil evaporates, leaving behind salts and minerals. What are the effects of salinization on the irrigated land?

    1. It greatly increases the crop production
    2. It makes some soils impermeable
    3. It raises the water table
    4. It fills the air spaces in the soil with water
  • The Jain philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by

    1. Universal Law
    2. Universal Truth
    3. Universal Faith
    4. Universal Soul
  • Certain bills cannot be introduced or proceeded with unless the recommendation of the President is received. However, no recommendation is required in some other cases. In which one of the following cases such recommendation is not required?

    1. For introduction of bills and for moving amendments related to financial matters
    2. For introduction of a bill or moving of an amendment affecting taxation in which states are interested
    3. For introduction of a bill relating to formation of new states or of alteration of areas of existing states
    4. For moving of an amendment making provision for the reduction or abolition of any tax
  • The Jainas believe that Jainism is the outcome of the teachings of twenty four Tirthankaras. In the light of this statement which one among the following is correct of Vardhamana Mahavira?

    1. He was the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism
    2. He was the twenty third Tirthankara, the first twenty two Trithankaras being considered legendary
    3. He was the last and twenty fourth Tirthankara, who was not considered as the founder of the new faith but as a reformer of the existing religious sect
    4. He was no one of the twenty four Tirthankaras
  • With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, consider the following statements:

    1. It is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
    2. It, among other things, will also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy.
    3. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skill Qualification Framework.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 3 only
    2. 2 only
    3. 2 and 3 only
    4. 1, 2 and 3
  • Which one of the following is an artificial lake?

    1. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
    2. Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
    3. Nainital (Uttarakhand)
    4. Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)
  • The Kashmir region receives additional amount of precipitation during the winter brought by

    1. South-west Monsoon
    2. Western Disturbances
    3. Retreating Monsoon
    4. Temperate Cyclone
  • Which part of India has the Kalakot tertiary coal field?

    1. Brahmaputra river basin of Assam
    2. Damodar river basin of Jharkhand and West Bengal
    3. Himalayan mountain region
    4. Cardamom hills in Kerala
  • Who among the following can attend the meetings of both Houses of Parliament while not being a member of either House?

    1. The Solicitor General of India
    2. The Vice-President of India
    3. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
    4. The Attorney General of India
  • Who among the following was the founder of the Avadh Kingdom in the 18th century?

    1. Murshid Quli Khan
    2. Saadat Khan
    3. Alivardi Khan
    4. Sarfaraz Khan
  • Who among the following was the founder of the Young Bengal Movement?

    1. Henry Vivian Derozio
    2. David Hare
    3. Dwarkanath Tagore
    4. Prasanna Kumar Tagore
  • Koradi Thermal Power Station is located in

    1. Nagpur
    2. Raipur
    3. Mumbai
    4. Secunderabad
  • The shortest day length that occurs in the Northern hemisphere is on

    1. 21st March
    2. 23rd September
    3. 22nd November
    4. 22nd December
  • In India, maximum amount of rainfall is received from

    1. Western Disturbances
    2. North-east Monsoon
    3. South-west Monsoon
    4. Retreating Monsoon
  • Which set of the following biosphere reserves in India is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves?

    1. Gulf of Mannar, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Simlipal
    2. Gulf of Mannar, Kanchanjunga, Nokrek and Seshachalam
    3. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Panna
    4. Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Seshachalam
  • Consider the following movements:

    1. Moplah Rebellion
    2. Bardoli Satyagraha
    3. Champaran Satyagraha
    4. Salt Satyagraha

    Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above in ascending order?

    1. 1-3-4-2
    2. 3-1-2-4
    3. 2-3-1-4
    4. 4-2-1-3
  • Ashoka's connection with Buddhism is evident from which one of the following edicts?

    1. Major Rock Edict 13
    2. Rock Edict 6
    3. Minor Rock Edict 1
    4. Pillar Edict 4
  • The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged a

    1. Federation
    2. Confederation
    3. Unitary form of Government
    4. Union of States
  • The creation of the institution of Lokpal was first recommended by

    1. Law Commission
    2. Santhanam Committee
    3. Shah Commission
    4. Administrative Reforms Commission
  • Sunrise in eastern Arunachal Pradesh would be about how many hours before the sunrise in western Gujarat?\

    1. One hour
    2. Two hours
    3. Three hours
    4. Four hours
  • Which one of the following States in India has the longest coastline?

    1. Odisha
    2. Tamil Nadu
    3. Karnataka
    4. West Bengal
  • Which one of the following States in India has the largest area under forest cover?

    1. Maharashtra
    2. Chhattisgarh
    3. Madhya Pradesh
    4. Andhra Pradesh
  • Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

    1. Gabbro
    2. Granite
    3. Dolomite
    4. Basalt
  • The Coriolis effect is the result of

    1. Pressure gradient
    2. Earth’s axis of inclination
    3. Earth’s rotation
    4. Earth’s revolution
  • Where is Mekong Delta located?

    1. Thailand
    2. Cambodia
    3. Myanmar
    4. Vietnam

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