Panchayat Samiti Quiz

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True or false: The panchayat samiti is also known as the 'panchayat of panchayats' in India.

True

True or false: The 73rd Amendment defines the levels of panchayati raj institution as base level, intermediate level, and top level.

False

True or false: Panchayat samiti is a rural local government body at the district level in India.

False

True or false: The panchayat samiti serves as the link between the gram panchayat and the zila parishad in India.

True

True or false: In Kerala, the panchayat samiti is known as the 'Block Panchayat.'

True

What is the etymological origin of the word 'geography'?

From the Greek words 'Geo' (The Earth) and 'Graphien' (to describe)

What is the primary focus of geography as a field of science?

Studying the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth

What is the significance of geography as a discipline?

It seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities

Who was the Greek scholar credited with the first recorded use of the word 'geography'?

Eratosthenes (276–194 BC)

What is the role of geography in the field of planetary science?

Many concepts of geography can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies

What is the etymological meaning of the term 'geography'?

The Earth description

What is the primary focus of geography as a field of science?

Understanding how Earth's features have changed and come to be

Who is credited with the first recorded use of the word 'geography'?

Eratosthenes

What does geography serve as, according to the text?

A bridge between natural science and social science disciplines

When do the concepts of geography date back to?

The 9th century

Test your knowledge of rural local governance in India with this quiz on Panchayat Samiti or block panchayat. Explore the roles, functions, and significance of this intermediate-level panchayati raj institution in the country's development.

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