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UPSC Prelims 2020: Daily Practice Test – 3

Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020: Practice Test – 3

1. With reference to the Vedic period, consider the following statements:

  1. The end of the Vedic period witnessed the rise of Mahajanapada
  2. The Vedic period preceded the Indus Valley Civilisation
  3. Early Vedic culture was tribal and pastoral

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1 and 2 Only

 b) 1 and 3 Only

 c) 2 and 3 Only

 d) All are correct

Solution: b

2.  With reference to the Painted Grey Ware culture (PGW), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a Bronze Age culture of the western Gangetic plain and the Ghaggar-Hakra valley
  2. It is associated with the rise of the great Mahajanapada states and of the Magadha Empire.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1 only

 b) 2 Only

 c) Both 1 and 2

 d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: d

3. The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) was a?

 a) Iron-age civilisation

 b) Bronze-age civilisation

 c) Copper-age civilisation

 d) None of the above

Solution: b

4.  Ganweriwala is spread over 80 hectares and comparable in size with the largest sites of the Indus Valley Civilization, such as Mohenjo-daro. It is located in

 a) India

 b) Afghanistan

 c) Pakistan

 d) Iran

Solution: c

5. Sramana movement is mainly associated with which of the following?

 a) Jainism

 b) Buddhism

 c) Ajivikas

 d) All of the above

Solution: d

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