RTET 2012- Social Science Paper [Part-I]

Rajasthan Teacher’s Eligibility Test (RTET) 2012
(Teachers for classes VI to X)
Solved paper of Social Science for Arts Group held on 9th September 2012
[PART-I : 1 – 30] ( correct answers are highighted in deep saffron color)
1.  The employees earn salary while peasants plough the kings’s land.” With refernece to which ruler
     was this statement made by the Chinese traveller?
     a) Harshavardhan
     b) Chandragupta I

     c) Chandragupta II
     d) Samundragupta
2.  Which Chola ruler captured Kanchi defating Pallavas?
     a) Parantaka I
     b)
Aditya I
     c) Vijayalaya

     d) Rajendra Chola II
       
            The last Pallava King was Aparajitha. He was defeated by Aditya I Chola towards the end of the 9th century AD.
            Parantaka  was son of Aditya  who ruled for forty two years from 907 to 949 AD. The power of the Cholas 
            declined in about the 13th century.
3.  Which South Indian dynasty divided the State into Nation (Rashtra) Kottam and Village (Gram)?
     a) Chollas
     b)
Pallavas
     c) Rashtrakutas
     d) Chalukyas
4.  During the rule of which dynasty did Kanheri University became popular?
     a)
Rashtrakutas
     b) Cholas

     c) Chalukyas
     d) Pallavas

            Buddha Vihar of Kanheri situated in Mumbai, Maharshtra was the famous centre of education during the 
            Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Kanheri became a University centre in the 10th century.The place Kanheri also called
            as  black mountain is famous for rock-cut Buddhist caves. There are 109 caves in the Kanheri cave complex,
            all cut from a 15,000 ft. ravine.

5.  In which state is Rampurva’s Ashok pillar with Bull Capital located?
     a)
Bihar
     b) Bengal
     c) Assam
     d) Uttar Pradesh
6.  The Constitution of India was adopted by 
     a)
Constituent Assembly
     b) Parliament
     c) Lok Sabha

     d) Rajya Sabha

            The Constitution of India was enacted, signed and adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November, 1949.
             It came into force on the 26th January, 1950.

7.  In which part of the Constituion of India does the term, ‘Secular’ was added later on? 
     a) Fundamental rights
     b) Directive Principle of State Policy
     c)
Preamble
     d) All of these

          BY 42nd Constitution Amendment Act, 1976 the word “secular” was added in the preamble. It implies equality
             of all religions and religious tolerance & respect. Every person in India has the right to preach, practice and 
             propagate any religion they choose.

8.  Which Article of Children’s Bill of Rights (1992) says, “I have the rights to know about my rights”?
     a)
Article 42
     b) Article 12, 13
     c) Article 23, 28, 29
    d) Article 36
9.  Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right?
     a) Right of Equality
     b) Right to Freedom

     c) Franchise
     d) Right to Constitutional remedies
10. In which Article of Part ‘IV’ of the Constitution have Fundamental Duties been incorporated?
      a)
51
      b) 42
      c) 50
      d) 52

          The 42nd Constitution Amendment Act, 1976 has incorporated ten Fundamental Duties in Article 51(A) of the
          constitution of India.

11. In which ocean is ‘Mariana Trench’ located?
      a) Indian Ocean 
      b)
Pacific Ocean
      c) Atlantic Ocean
      d) Arctic Ocean

          The deepest known point on Earth is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, located in western Pacific Ocean, to east
        of the Mariana Islands. This trench is 1,554 miles long and 44 miles wide. This point – known as the Challenger Deep
             – is where the ocean bottom lies at a depth of nearly 7 miles.

12.  According to area which is the largest and smallest continents of the world?
      a) Africa and Australia
      b) Asia and Antarctica 
      c)
Asia and Australia
      d) North America and Antarctica
13. Which one of the following is not a sphere of the Earth?
      a) Atmosphere

      b) Ozonosphere
      c) Biosphere
      d) Lithosphere
14. Marble is an example of
      a)
Metamorphic rock 
      b) Sedimentary rock
      c) Igneous rock 

      d) Plutonic rock
15. The combined action of weathering and erosion is known as
      a) Decompostion
      b) Hydration
      c) Carbonation
      d)
Denudation
16. Which landform is known as ‘roof of the world’?
      a) Great Himalayas 
      b)
Pamir Plateau 
      c) Tibetan Plateau 
      d) Deccan Plateau
17. In which state of India ‘Kal Vaishakhi’ winds are usually prevalent during summer season?
      a)
West Bengal
      b) Assam

      c) Orissa
      d) Bihar
18. In which area of India is Yak animal found?
      a) Sunderban
      b) Arunachal Pradesh 
      c) Darjeeling 

      d) Ladakh
19. Which one of the following places is having manufacturing unit of antibiotic medicine?
      a)
Hrishikesh
      b) Dehradun
      c) Shimla
      d) Chandigarh

          Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (IDPL) is the largest Central Pharma PSU in India. IDPL has manufacturing plants
          at Rishikesh, Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad and Muzaffarpur.

        Set up at Pimpri (Pune) on 10th March, 1954, PSU Hindustan Antibiotics Limited (HAL) is the first drug manufacturing
        unit in India to undertake commercial production of antibiotics like Penicillin, Streptomycin, Gentamicin, Ampicillin &
              Amoxycillin etc.

20. In which year was ‘Consumer Protection Act’ introduced in India?
      a) 1982
      b)
1986
      c) 1988
      d) 1991
              
              
The Consumer Protection Bill, 1986 was passed by both the Houses of Parliament and it  received the assent of
               the President on 24th December, 1986.
21. For heritage conservation, in which year Monument, Archaeological Site and Antiquity Act was
      implemented in Rajasthan?
      a) 1961
      b)
1971
      c) 1947
      d) 1952
22. What is ‘Balad’?
      a) The tradition of Mand singing.
      b)
A herd of bulls, on whose back commodities for sale are carried by Binjaro.
      c) A synonym of “Aulayn”.
      d) The event of taking cattle to other land areas to explore the availability of food-water in
          the wake of famine.
23. Which of the following statements regarding the Rajasthan hero Manikyalal Verma is not true?
      a) He was born at Bijolia.

      b) He was a peasant in his early life.
      c) He was connected with the Bijolia peasant movement for a long time.
      d) He became the Prime Minister of Greater Rajasthan after independence.
24. In how many volumes is “Vatan ri Phulwari” the invaluable literary heritage of Rajasthan is divided into?
      a) 8
      b) 10
      c)
12
      d) 16
25. In which district is the historical place “Mangarh” situated?
      a) Dungarpur 
      b) Pratapgarh
      d) Rajsamand 

      d) Banswara

             The history of the massacre known as Mini Jalinwala Bagh, which claimed hundreds of Bhill tribals in 1913 
             when they revolted against the then British colonial government is associated with Mangarh Dham at Banswara.

26. Which one of the following project types has been suggested by Thomas M. Risk for secondary
      school?
      a)
Social Projects
      b) Economic Projects
      c) Productive Projects

      d) Environmental Projects
27. Which one of the following is the main objective of evaluation in Social Science?
      a) Assessment of the knowledge of the students.
      b) Better classroom teaching.

      c) Educational planning.
      d) Social development.
28. Which is not a characteristic of a good evaluation?
      a) Validity
      b) Reliability

      c) Diagnosticity
      d) Negativeness
29. Field trips are useful in Social science for
      a) Evaluation
      b) Empirical evidencies
      c) Entertainment
      d)
All of these
30. Which type of teaching aids are most useful in Social Science?
      a) Models
      b) Museum
      c)
Audio-visual aids
      d) Drawing equipment
         Note: PART-II will be available by tomorrow evening.
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