MCQ OCTOBER 31

1.  The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the
      a) three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent
      b) three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified
      c) three main styles of Indian temple architecture
      d) three main musical Gharanas prevalent in India
2.    Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because
       a) Round Table Conference failed to satisfy Indian political aspirations
       b) Congress and Muslim League had differences of opinion
       c) Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award
       d) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct in this context
3. Consider the following factors:

      1. Rotation of the Earth 
      2. Air pressure and wind
      3. Density of ocean water
      4. Revolution of the Earth

      Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

      a) 1 and 2 only
      b) 1, 2 and 3
      c) 1 and 4
      d) 2, 3 and 4

4. Heavy water is 

     a)  Sea water (H2O + Salt) 
     b)  D2O 
     c)  H2O2
     d)  H2O along with Ca & Mg carbonates 

ANSWERS
1. C
2. C
3. B
4. B
2. While Gandhi was in Yeravda jail the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald announced the provisional scheme of minority representation, known as the Communal Award. The depressed classes (now known as Scheduled Castes) were recognised as a minority community and given separate electorates.Gandhi was shocked. It was an attempt to divide and destroy the Hindu Society and the Nation and in turn to perpetuate India’s slavery. It was not good for the depressed also. Gandhi announced his decision to fast unto death from the 20th September 1932.

3. The horizontal and vertical circulation of ocean waters are called currents. Deep ocean currents are  driven by density and temperature gradients.

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