Q1. With reference to the culture of India, what is ‘Therukoothu’?
(a) an ancient martial art form popular in Kerala
(b) a popular style of painting prevalent in Karnataka
(c) the harvest festival of Andhra Pradesh
(d) a form folk drama popular in Tamil Nadu
Q2. Which of the following is the pair of chief nutrients that enrich a water body leading to eutrophication?
(a) carbonates and silicates
(b) nitrates and phosphates
(c) nitrates and carbonates
(d) silicates and phosphates
Q3. Consider the following statements:
1. National Biodiversity Authority has been constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
2. It is a statutory body headquartered in Delhi.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3
Q4. The early phase of Indian Freedom Struggle was marked by a ‘moderate’ approach. Who among the following were considered ‘moderates’?
1. Ashwini Kumar Datta
2. D E Wacha
3. S N Banarjee
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q5. The provisions contained in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of India relate to
(a) Division of power between the Union and the States
(b) Allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha
(c) Languages recognised by the Constitution
(d) Forms of oaths and affirmations for constitutional offices