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General Knowledge on Indian Culture

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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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
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15. 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
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16. Gandhi coined the term Harijan for the people of the lower castes, influenced by the philosophy of
17. Which one of the following represents the fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism?
18. Which of the following explains the change in the traditional six-fold duty of the Brahmins during this period?
  • A. Agriculture could be practised by a Brahmin in distress in addition to his six-fold duty
  • B. Agriculture was viewed more or less as a regular vication of the Brahmin, and not as an occupation to be adopted only in distre
  • C. Agriculture which involved injury to beings and was dependent on others, could not be practised by a Brahmin
  • D. The status of the Brahmin was known by his profession
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19. Frequent allusion to the Romaka Siddanta and Paulisa Siddhanta, by the great Indian astronomer Varahmihira, indicate
  • A. Roman influence on Indian astronomy
  • B. knowledge of roman geography
  • C. adoption of Western astronomical terms by the Indian astronomers
  • D. close interaction between Romans and Indian astronomers
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20. The Jainas believe the 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?
  • A. He was the first Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism
  • B. He was the twenty third Tirthankara, the first twenty two Tirthankaras being considerd legendary
  • C. He was the last and twenty fourth Tirthankara, who was not considered as the founder of the new faith but a reformer of the exi
  • D. He was not one of the twenty four Tirthankaras
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