UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements regarding the Bhakti Movement,
    1. The saints of Bhakti Movement preached in all the languages like Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi, Gujarati etc. As a result, people from all the spheres of society joined and followed the principles advocated by Bhakti saints.
    2. The Bhakti Movement protested against the superiority of priests.
    3. The Bhakti Movement was an Egalitarian Movement, which opposed the differences of caste and creed.
    4. The two main aims of Bhakti Movement were, firstly Hinduism should be reformed and second, was to stop the interference of Islamic preachers.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  2 and 4            

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Bhakti saints preached in simple languages, like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati etc. and not in Sanskrit. The two main aims of Bhakti Movement were to reform Hinduism and second was to propagate the Hindu-Muslim unity and friendship. The Bhakti Movement was against the superiority of priests.

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