UPSC Prelims 2020: Daily Practice Test – 4

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Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020: Practice Test – 4

1. With reference to Samkhya philosophy, consider the following statements:

  1. Samkhya adopts a consistent dualism of matter (Prakriti) and the eternal spirit (Purusha)
  2. Unlike many Western counterparts Samkhya is atheistic

Which of the above statements is/correct?

 a) 1 only

 b) 2 only

 c) Both 1 and 2

 d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution: c

2.  With reference to Tirumurai, consider the following statements:

  1. It is predominantly secular in nature
  2. These are compendium of songs or hymns in praise of Vishnu

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.  With reference to Sangam literature, consider the following statements:

  1. Sangam literature deals with emotional and material topics such as love, war, governance, trade and bereavement
  2. The greatest Tamil scholar, Thiruvalluvar, lived during the Sangam age

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: c

4.  With reference to Tantra, consider the following statements:

  1. Icons, puja and temple building were introduced into Hinduism by Tantra
  2. In Buddhism, the Theravada tradition is known for its extensive tantra ideas and practices

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: a

5.  With reference to the Gomateshwara Statue, consider the following statements:

  1. It is dedicated to the Jain god Bahubali
  2. It was constructed by Hoysala ruler Chavundaraya

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: a

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