Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 48

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1. For the first time, Indian Music genres were divided into Marga Sangeet (Classical Music) and Desi Sangeet (Folk Music) by __?
[A] Natyashashtra
[B] Brihaddeshi
[C] Sangeet Ratnakara
[D] Sangeet Martand
2. Which of the following are the features of Islamic Architecture in India?

  1. Tall minarets
  2. Double dome structure
  3. Cenotaphs

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
3. Consider the following differences between Tandava and Lasya dance:

  1. While Lasya is associated with sweet and graceful dance of goddess Parvati, Tandava represents fearful energy of Shiva
  2. Both Manipuri and Bharatanatyam, incorporates the Tandava and Lasya movements

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4. In “Kumarasambhava” , the famous work of Kalidasa, who among the following has been referred as Kumara, whose birth has been depicted in this epic poem?
[A] Chadragupta II
[B] Bimbisara
[C] Kumaragupta
[D] Kartikeya
5. With respect to the measurements of the acceleration g due to the gravity of the Earth, different values of g are found at different:
1. depths
2. altitudes
3. longitudes
4. latitudes
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1& 2
[B] 1, 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
6. Which among the following tools can be used to establish paternity of a child?
1. ABO blood group typing
2. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
3. DNA Fingerprinting
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] 1 & 3
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1 & 2
[D] 1, 2 & 3
7. Which of the following places is considered best for dumping of radioactive nuclear waste?
[A] Salt mines
[B] Coal mines
[C] Under fresh snow
[D] Sand deserts
8.     Consider the following statements:

  1. Infrared radiation has a longer wavelength than visible red-light
  2. Blue light has shorter wavelength than orange light

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
9. Consider the following statements with respect to the Evergreening of Patents:
1. It generally pertains to prolonging the life of patent by making minor incremental changes in original patented product
2. There are no provisions in Indian Patents Act to prevent Evergreening
3. Evergreening of patents is generally used by Pharmaceutical companies
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
10. What benefits are available to farmers under the National Food Security Mission?
1. Financial assistance for purchase of seeds
2. Financial assistance for machines and farm equipments
3. Financial assistance for micronutrients in rice crops
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
Time Remaining: 720 Seconds

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