Daily Quiz: January 13, 2020
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Question 1 of 5
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Who among the following was the viceroy of India when Indian National Congress (INC) was established?Correct
Explanation: Lord Dufferin was Viceroy of India from 1884-1888. His predecessor as Viceroy, Lord Ripon, while popular with the Indians, was very unpopular with the Anglo-Indians, who objected to the rapid pace of his extensive reforms. To rule with any success, Dufferin would need to gain the support of both communities. By all accounts he was highly successful in this regard, and gained substantial support from all communities in India. He advanced the cause of the Indian Nationalists greatly during his term, without antagonising the conservative whites. Among other things, the Indian National Congress was founded during his term in 1885, and he laid the foundations for the modern Indian Army by establishing the Imperial Service Corps, officered by Indians.Incorrect
Question 2 of 5
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Copper Age is also known as:Correct
Explanation: Chalco and lithic have been derived from greek words which mean Copper and stone respectively. People in this phase used copper tools along with stone tools; hence it is given such name. Chalcolithic Age is considered to be a transition between Stone Age and Bronze Age.Incorrect
Question 3 of 5
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Kosa silk is famous textile silk in which of the following states?Correct
Explanation: Kosa silk is obtained from an Indian silkworm Antheraeamylitta and is a variety of Tussar silk. It is drawn out of cocoons which are especially grown on specific trees known as Arjun, Saja and Sal. Known for its sturdiness, Kosa is a preferred choice of silk in the state of Chhattisgarh.Incorrect
Question 4 of 5
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Consider the following statements:
1. Zardozi is form of embroidery that came to India from South East Asia.
2. In Lucknow, the raw material to make original Zardozi threads is an alloy of gold and silver.
3. Lucknow Zardozi has been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.
Which of the above given statement is/are correct?Correct
Explanation: Zardozi is form of embroidery that came to India from Persia. Its literal translation, “zar” meaning gold and “dozi” meaning embroidery, refers to the process of using metallic-bound threads to sew embellishment on to various fabrics. This heavy and intricate style of design is said to have been brought to India with the Mughal conquerors.
Zardozi is a style of embroidery that has its earliest mentions in Vedic literatures, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. The original process, known as “Kalabatun”, used silk threads wrapped in real gold and silver wires to decorate satin and velvet fabrics. Along with the threads, other opulent embellishments such as sequins, beads, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls were also sewn on. At its peak, it was used in the Mughal Era by the royalty to adorn tent walls in the form of tapestries and wall hangings, as well as on accessories for elephants and horses.Incorrect
Question 5 of 5
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who among the following started Permanent Revenue system?Correct
Explanation: The Permanent Settlement of Bengal was brought into effect by the East India Company headed by the Governor-General Lord Cornwallis in 1793. This was basically an agreement between the company and the Zamindars to fix the land revenue. First enacted in Bengal, Bihar and Odisha, this was later followed in northern Madras Presidency and the district of Varanasi. Cornwallis thought of this system inspired by the prevailing system of land revenue in England where the landlords were the permanent masters of their holdings and they collected revenue from the peasants and looked after their interests. He envisaged the creation of a hereditary class of landlords in India. This system was also called the Zamindari System.Incorrect