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General Knowledge on Indian Culture

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1. Which one among the following is a Fundamental Duty of citizens under the Constitution of India?
  • A. To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
  • B. To know more and more about the history of India
  • C. To provide friendly cooperation to the people of the neighbouring Countries
  • D. To protect Monuments of National Importance
  • Check Answer | Discussion
2. Which one of the following represents the fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism?
3. The main reason for the permanent indebtedness of the peasantry was
  • A. high rate of interest loans
  • B. making the debtor sign for larger amounts than he had borrowed
  • C. forged signatures
  • D. false accounting
  • Check Answer | Discussion
4. Which of the following is not a special feature of Tughlaq architecture?
  • A. Combining the principles of the arch and the lintel and beam
  • B. Curviliner cornices
  • C. Use of the cheaper grey stone instead of the costly red sandstone
  • D. Sloping walls 'batter'
  • Check Answer | Discussion
5. The modern Indian middle class owed its birth to
  • A. industrialisation
  • B. European enterprise in India resulting in the growth of a new working class and urban revolution
  • C. the political upheavals in the country on account of the disintegration of the Mughal empire
  • D. the struggle between the ruling class and the proletariat
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6. Which of the following was not one of the fundamental points of the religious teachings of the Theosophical society?
  • A. Prayer and Piety
  • B. Universal Brotherhood
  • C. The Spiritual hierarchy of beings
  • D. The Unity of God and three fold emanation of God
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7. The declining-population approach
  • A. emphasises the environmental factors that caused apopulation's decline
  • B. emphasizes smallness itself as an ultimate cause of a population's extinction
  • C. emphasisses the impact of the loss of genetic diversity in a population
  • D. was used to help increase the population size of prairie chickens in Illinois
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8. In the later half of the eighteenth century, the East India Company encouraged the manufacture of raw silk in Bengal, but discouraged manufacture of silk fabrics because
  • A. raw silk was needed for the home industries
  • B. export of raw silk was more profitable
  • C. it wanted to compete with China
  • D. Indian silk fabrics had lost the market in Europe
  • Check Answer | Discussion
9. After the assumption of Diwani, the British East India company started realizing 'Tribute' from India to England in the form of
  • A. cotton textiles, silk and tea
  • B. silver,cotton textiles and tea
  • C. raw silk, cotton textiles and indigo
  • D. cotton textiles, silver and indigo
  • Check Answer | Discussion
10. Gandhi coined the term Harijan for the people of the lower castes, influenced by the philosophy of

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