Prelims Daily MCQs - Art and Culture + Ancient + Medieval History (6 May)

1. Consider the following statement(s) regarding the Financial Action Task Force.

  1. It combats against money laundering and terrorist financing through financial methods.
  2. Pakistan is on its grey list.
  3. Myanmar is on its blacklist.

Choose the correct statement(s).

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: b

Exp: North Korea, Iran and Myanmar are on its blacklist. Pakistan was removed from its grey list in October 2022. Sri Lanka is not in the list.

2. Consider the following statements regarding International Intellectual Property Index 2023.

  1. It is released by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  2. India is ranked 40th in the list.

Choose the correct statements.

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: d

Exp: It is released annually by the US Chamber of Commerce. The United States is ranked first, followed by the UK and France. India is ranked 42nd in the index out of 55 countries. The World Intellectual Property Organization releases the Global Innovation Index.

3.  Match the following.

  1. Farkhor    A. Indonesia
  2. Sabang     B. Oman
  3. Duqm      C. Tajikistan

a) 1-C, 2-A, 3-B

b) 1-B, 2-C, 3-A

c) 1-A, 2-B, 3-C

d) 1-B, 2-A, 3-C

Ans: a

Exp: These are bases in foreign nations which are actively utilized by Indian forces for strategic purposes.

4. Which of the following schedule is concerned with the allowances and emoluments given to various office holders like the President, Governors, Speaker etc.

a) Second Schedule.

b) Third Schedule.

c) Fourth Schedule.

d) Eighth Schedule.

Ans: a

Exp: The second schedule contains provisions about allowances, privileges and emoluments of the President, Governors of States, Speaker etc.

5. Consider the following statements about the Legislative Council of states.

  1. No Union Territory has a Legislative Council.
  2. Karnataka, Bihar and West Bengal have Legislative Councils among other states.
  3. Members of Legislative Councils cannot become ministers.

Choose the correct statement(s).

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 2 and 3 only

Ans: a

Exp: Only 6 out of 28 states have a Legislative Council. These are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. No union territory has a legislative council. Same as Rajya Sabha, members of Legislative Councils can become ministers.

6. Passage 1

In India, it's customary for authorities to maximize the storage of water in reservoirs during the monsoon season, which is later utilized for irrigation and electricity generation during the summer. However, before the onset of the monsoon, it is a widely accepted practice to maintain the water level of a reservoir below a specific level. This allows for sufficient storage space for excess rainwater and controlled release. Unfortunately, Indian authorities often fill the reservoirs to the brim even before the end of the monsoon, primarily to prioritize electricity production and irrigation. This approach, while serving immediate interests, can lead to mismanagement of water resources and negatively impact the long-term sustainability of the system.

With reference to the above passage, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

a) Floods are mainly caused by overfilling of reservoirs during monsoon season.

b) India authorities should maintain the water level below a specific level in reservoirs before the monsoon season.

c) Irrigation and electricity generation are highly dependent on reservoir water.

d) Regular checks over Water level are lacking.

Ans: b

Exp: India authorities should maintain the water level below a specific level in reservoirs before the monsoon season.

7. Passage 2

The Roman civilization was one of the greatest and most influential civilizations in human history. It spanned over a thousand years and covered much of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Roman society was highly structured, with a complex legal system and a powerful army that maintained order and ensured the protection of its vast empire. The Romans made significant advancements in architecture, engineering, and the arts, and their legacy can still be seen today in the countless monuments, buildings, and infrastructure they left behind. They also made lasting contributions to the fields of law, government, and military tactics. Despite its many achievements, the Roman civilization ultimately fell to invading armies and internal decay, but its legacy continues to shape our world in countless ways.

What is the assumption made in the passage regarding Roman Civilization?

a) Roman civilization was first to have a structured legal system.

b) Romans made significant advancements in architecture, engineering, and the arts.

c) Roman civilisation prioritized intellectual learning over defense and led to fall.

d) Influence of Roman civilization was short-lived.

Ans: b

Exp: Romans made significant advancements in architecture, engineering, and the arts.

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