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Study-Plan UPSC History Mini-mock 3

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Question 1

Consider the following:
1) Lower and middle Palaeolithic Periods have shown a lot of artistic activities.
2) Images of hunting, dancing, music, elephant and horse riders etc. were central in Paintings in the Vindhya ranges at Madhya Pradesh extending into Uttar Pradesh
3) Bhimbetka Caves and Jogimara Caves two major sites of prehistoric rock/cave paintings in India.
Which of the above is/are correct?

Question 2

Consider the following regarding the arts of Indus Valley:
1) Terracotta images were also created but they were less refined as compared to the stone statues
2) The iron statues found in Harappa were made by the technique called Lost Wax technique
3) Thousands of seals have been discovered with their purpose being chiefly commercial
Select the correct statement(s):

Question 3

Choose the statement(s) which is/are not true?
1) In Mauryan Art, the capital figures are carved standing on a square or circular abacus.
2) Yaksha worship had lost its importance during Mauryan period.
3) Ashoka patronised the Lomas Rishi caves for the Ajivika sect.

Question 4

Consider the following statements on Indo-Saracenic architecture:
1) The Muslims were forbidden by their religion to replicate living forms on any surface.
2) In the wall panels, surface decoration was done by the techniques of tessellation and pietra dura
3) Sarais were basically public spaces and a hub of cross-cultural interaction.
Which of the above is/are correct?

Question 5

Cire-Perdue / Lost wax process is related to which of the following?

Question 6

Match the following:

Question 7

Consider the following:
1) Jain temples are found all over India except on the hills.
2) Oldest Jain pilgrimage sites are in Bihar.
3) In Dilwara temples the interiors are simple but the exteriors are finely carved and exquisitely decorated
Select the correct code:

Question 8

Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Pallava’s architecture?
1) Although they were mostly Shaivite, some Vaishnava monuments are also seen. 
2) Their architecture was also influenced by the Buddhist heritage of the Deccan.
3) Their early buildings were rock-cut, whereas the later were structural.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Question 9

Consider the following statements:
1) Main deity is Lord Shiva.
2) There is also a Nandi shrine. 
3) It was built during the Rashtrakuta phase. 
4) It is completely made in Dravida style
5) It is carved out of a portion of a hill.

The statements given above are referring to which one of the following temples?

Question 10

Consider the following statements:
1) Badami paintings are the example of later mural tradition.
2) Paintings at Tiruparakunram, near Trichy, represent the early phase of the Vijayanagara style.
3) Pithoro in the parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat are some of the traditional forms of murals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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