UPSC Essentials : Daily Subject-wise quiz | History, Culture, and Social Issues (Week 46) | UPSC Current Affairs News – DollarJob

UPSC Essentials : Daily Subject-wise quiz | History, Culture, and Social Issues (Week 46) | UPSC Current Affairs News

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UPSC Essentials brings to you its initiative of daily subject-wise quizzes. These quizzes are designed to help you revise some of the most important topics from the static part of the syllabus. Each day, we cover one new subject. Attempt today’s subject quiz on History, Culture, and Social Issues to check your progress. Come back tomorrow to solve the Environment, Geography, Science and Technology MCQs. Don’t miss checking the answers and explanations at the end of the quiz.

1. It has shrines dedicated to Shiva.

2. The presiding deity of the temple is Veerabhadra.

3. The temple is located in Telangana.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

QUESTION 2

With reference to the Ramban Anardana, consider the following statements:

1. It is locally referred to as Dhruni.

2. It is a fruit tree growing wild in hilly tracts and forests of western ghats.

3. It is a GI tag product of Karnataka.

4. It is an evergreen shrub.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) Only three

(d) All four

QUESTION 3

With reference to the Punganur breed, consider the following statements:

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1. It is an indigenous breed native to the Andhra Pradesh.

2. They are a unique dwarf breed.

3. They have small, crescent-shaped horns of 10-15 cm length.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

QUESTION 4

With reference to the Warli painting, consider the following statements:

1. It is a unique art in the form of painting made by the Warli tribe of Karnataka.

2. Its uniqueness lies in its resemblance with cave paintings of the prehistoric period.

3. These paintings are traditionally painted with whole rice paste on the house walls made up of Karvi stick.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

QUESTION 5

He was an economist, social reformer, and the first Law Minister of Independent India. He strove to improve the Dalit community and released the book Annihilation of Caste in 1936, which was critical of the caste system and Hindu orthodox religious leaders. He also founded the Independent Labour Party and ran for the Bombay Central Legislative Assembly in 1937.

The above-mentioned lines refer to which of the following personalities?

(a) B R Ambedkar

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Dhono Keshav Karve

(d) Jyotiba Phule

ANSWERS TO THE MCQs

1. (b)

FYI:

— The temple town of Lepakshi is seeped in mythological grandeur.

— It has shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Rama and other deities. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

— The presiding deity of the temple is Veerabhadra, a fearsome form of Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Daksha insulted his daughter Sati and her husband Shiva at a grand sacrifice he had organised. Unable to bear the humiliation, Sati immolated herself. To avenge her form of the wrathful Veerabhadra. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

— The temple is located in Andhra Pradesh. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

(Other Source: aptourism.gov.in)

2. (b)

FYI:

— Ramban Anardana, locally referred to as Dhruni. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

— It is an important fruit tree growing wild in hilly tracts and forests of Jammu and Kashmir State between 1000-2500 mean sea level. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

— Ramban Anardana, a large evergreen shrub, it flowers during is collected from the hills Ramban, Doda, Rajauri, Udhampur, Reasi districts hilly area in Jammu region every year, and producers sold at various places the month of May and June. Hence, statement 4 is correct.

— Ramban Anardana is a GI tag product of Jammu and Kashmir. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

(Source: search.ipindia.gov.in)

3. (c)

FYI:

— Prime Minister Narendra Modi fed cows at his residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, on the occasion of Pongal/ Makar Sankranti.

— The Punganur is an indigenous breed native to the Punganoor, Vayalapadu, Madanapalli, and Palamaneer talukas of Chittoor district in the Rayalaseema region of southern Andhra Pradesh. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

— They are a unique dwarf breed, considered the shortest humped cattle in the world. Their small size makes it easy to keep them at home. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

— Punganur cows can be white, grey, or various colours of light or dark brown. They have short, crescent-shaped horns of 10-15 cm in length that frequently bend backward and forward in male cattle and lateral and forward in female cattle of the breed. Males have stumpier horns, but females have slightly longer ones. Hence, statement 3 is correct.

Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.

4. (b)

FYI:

Warli painting is a unique art in the form of painting made by the Warli tribe of Maharashtra. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.

— Its uniqueness lies in its resemblance with cave paintings of the prehistoric period. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

— These paintings are traditionally painted with whole rice paste on the house walls made up of Karvi sticks on which clay and cow-dung are smeared. Hence, statement 3 is correct.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

(Other Source: indiaculture.gov.in)

5. (a)

FYI:

Bhirao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee and a champion of the Dalit and minority rights movement in India.

— He was an economist and social reformer and also served as the first Law Minister of Independent India.

— In his political career and public life, Ambedkar worked for the upliftment of the Dalit (untouchable) community.

— He published the book Annihilation of Caste in 1936 which spoke against the caste system and Hindu orthodox religious leaders. He also formed the Independent Labour Party and contested the Bombay election to Central Legislative Assembly in 1937.

— He opposed the special status being granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and supported Uniform Civil Code.

— In 1956, he converted to Buddhism along with 500,000 Dalit followers. He was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour in 1990.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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