GK/Indian culture -I Sample Test,Sample questions

Question: A Fire temple is a place of worship for which among the following?

1.Buddhists

2.Sikhs

3.Zoroastrians

4.None


Question: Ancient Bhima Devi Temple is located in which state

1.Rajasthan

2.Himachal Pradesh

3.Haryana

4.Punjab


Question: Archeological Survey of India has been working from December 2003 for restoration of Ta Prohm Temple in which among the following countries?

1.Cambodia

2.Vietnam

3.Laos

4.Indonesia


Question: Bageshwari Qamar is women player of ?

1.Ghatam

2.Pakhawaj

3.Santoor

4.Shehnai


Question: Black Pagoda is located in which state?

1.Tamil Nadu

2.Kerala

3.Orissa

4.Andhra Pradesh


Question: central Institute of Buddhist Studies is located at?

1.Arunachal Pradesh

2.Sikkim

3.Jammu & Kashmir

4.Himachal Pradesh


Question: Central Institute of Indian Languages is located at?

1.Bangalore

2.Mysore

3.Bhopal

4.Lucknow


Question: Chapchar Kut is celebrated in

1.April

2.March

3.January

4.December


Question: Chapchar Kut is celebrated in which of the following state?

1.Madhya Pradesh

2.Maharashtra

3.Mizoram

4.West Bengal


Question: Chinnayya Ponniah Sivanandam and Vadivelu were teachers and composers related to which of the following dance in India?

1.Kathakali

2.Mohiniattam

3.Bharatnatyam

4.Kuchipudi


Question: Chishti Order is a Sufi order which arose from Chisht a small town in which among the following countries?

1.Afghanistan

2.Turkmenistan

3.Kazakhstan

4.Uzbekistan


Question: Dalai Lama is the temporal head of which among the following subschools of Tibetan Buddhism?

1.Nyingmapa

2.Kagyupa

3.Sakyapa

4.Gelugpa


Question: Dalai lamas are considered reincarnations of which of the following?

1.Buddha

2.Avalokiteshwara

3.Maitreya

4.Ksitigarbha


Question: Darbhanga Castle is located at?

1.Bihar

2.Uttar Pradesh

3.Mizoram

4.West Bengal


Question: Dhumravarna is an incarnation or avatara of Ganesh according to

1.Nepal Mythology

2.Indian Mythology

3.Both

4.None


Question: Dhumravarna is avatara of?

1.Ganesha

2.Mahesh

3.Shiva

4.Rama


Question: Donyi Polo is a religion / tradition followed by some tribals of which among the following states?

1.Meghalaya

2.Arunachal Pradesh

3.Nagaland

4.Sikkim


Question: Each Year Ramzan occurs about from the Previous year?

1.11 Days earlier

2.11 Days later

3.17 Days earlier

4.17 Days later


Question: Eklingji is located in

1.West Bengal

2.Assam

3.Andhra Pradesh

4.Rajasthan


Question: Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary award of which among the following Governments?

1.Kerala

2.Tamil nadu

3.Karnataka

4.Andhra Pradesh


Question: First Jnanpith Award winner was from which of the following states?

1.Madhya Pradesh

2.Kerala

3.Tamil Nadu

4.West Bengal


Question: Gaudavaho of Vakpati narrates the Digvijay of whom among the following?

1.Bhaskaravarman

2.Isanavarman

3.Sasanka

4.Yasovarman


Question: Gundecha brothers are well known exponents of which among the following styles of Hindustani Classical Music ?

1.Khayal

2.Tharana

3.Dhrupad

4.Thumri


Question: Halegannada is the?

1.Nepal language

2.Pakistani language

3.Indian language

4.Kannada language


Question: How many Indian languages are recognized by the Sahitya Akademi for its awards?

1.16

2.22

3.24

4.25


Question: In context with the Indian music Abhang are the devotional songs dedicated to which among the following gods?

1.Jagannatha

2.Narayana

3.Vitthala

4.Vamana


Question: In which of the following city Elephant festival is celebrated annually?

1.Jaipur

2.Jodhpur

3.Kota

4.Ajmer


Question: In which of the following states of India Rigon Thupten Mindroling monastery is located which was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 2010?

1.Himachal Pradesh

2.Arunachal Pradesh

3.Odisha

4.Sikkim


Question: In which year Dadasaheb Phalke Award was instituted?

1.1963

2.1965

3.1967

4.1969


Question: India first dubbed film, Harischandra produced in ?

1.1944

2.1980

3.1990

4.2005


Question: Indian Council for Cultural Relations organizations was established by ?

1.Nehru ji

2.Abdul kalam

3.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

4.Azad kalam


Question: Junagarh Fort is located in

1.Maharashtra

2.West Bengal

3.Haryana

4.None


Question: Kallol was the name of one of the most influential movements in which literatures?

1.Bangla

2.Gujarti

3.Marathi

4.None


Question: Karni Mata temple in

1.Rajasthan

2.Madhya Pradesh

3.Nagaland

4.Assam


Question: Kishangarh School is famous for

1.Painting

2.Dancing

3.Music

4.Sculpture


Question: Konark Sun Temple is located in

1.Assam

2.Orissa

3.West Bengal

4.Bhopal


Question: Material which used in Mathura School of Art was?

1.Red Sandstone

2.Grey sandstone

3.Granite

4.White Marble


Question: Me-Dam-Me-Phi festival is a festival of which the communities in North Eastern India?

1.Tai-Ahom

2.Deori Tribe

3.Garo

4.Khasi


Question: Moai Statues are located in which country

1.China

2.Brazil

3.Russia

4.Chile


Question: Moti Masjid of Lahore built by?

1.Shah Jahan

2.Jahangir

3.Furrukhsiyar

4.None


Question: Narwar Fort is located in

1.Rajasthan

2.Madhya Pradesh

3.Uttar Pradesh

4.Maharashtra


Question: National Kabir Samman is confers by which of the following state government?

1.Uttar Pradesh

2.Maharashtra

3.West Bengal

4.Madhya Pradesh


Question: Navalinga Temples is located in which of the following state??

1.Madhya Pradesh

2.Karnataka

3.Uttar Pradesh

4.Maharashtra


Question: Oldest recorded Indian Music dates back to 1902 when Indias first disc had been recorded one of the following singers singing a khayal in Raag Jogiya. Identify the singer

1.Abdul Wahid Khan

2.Govindrao Tembe

3.Gauhar Jan

4.Abdul Karim Khan


Question: Qila Rai Pithora built by Tomar Rajputs is located in which among the following cities?

1.Agra

2.Jaipur

3.New Delhi

4.Ajmer


Question: Rajarajesvaram temple, which was built exactly 1,000 years ago by emperor Rajaraja Chola I, the greatest monarch of the Chola dynasty in 1010 is devoted to which of the following deities?

1.Vishnu

2.Indra

3.Shiva

4.Rama


Question: Rgyud-bzi is a practice very much similar to Ayurveda and also involves some principles of

1.Chinese medicine

2.Japan medicine

3.Russia medicine

4.None


Question: Rgyud-bzi is a practice very much similar to?

1.Homeopathy

2.Ayurveda

3.Unani

4.None


Question: Ruler Which had turned the Moti Masjid of Lahore into gemstone repository?

1.Maharaja Ranjit Singh

2.Furrukhsiyar

3.Shah Jahan

4.Jahangir


Question: Rumtek Monastery is lcoated in which state?

1.Arunachal Pradesh

2.Himachal Pradesh

3.Jammu and Kashmir

4.Sikkim


Question: Sant Kabir Award has been instituted to honor which of the following?

1.Weavers

2.Hindi Writers

3.Hindi teachers

4.Mystic poets


Question: Sattriya dance, Indian dance traditions is from which among the following states?

1.Madhya Pradesh

2.Maharashtra

3.Assam

4.Mizoram


Question: Shore Temple is located in which state?

1.Haryana

2.Andhra Pradesh

3.Tamilnadu

4.Kerala


Question: Singhe-Khababs Festival is celebrated in which among the following states of India?

1.Jammu & Kashmir

2.Himachal Pradesh

3.Punjab

4.Uttarakhand


Question: Swaminarayan temple is located in?

1.India

2.Nepal

3.Pakistan

4.Indonesia


Question: Swaminarayan temple is located in?

1.Lahore

2.Karachi

3.Islamabad

4.None


Question: Tangaliya shawl , a unique weaving style has been given GI (Geographical Indications) recognition by the Central government in the later half of 2009. This is an indigenous craft of which of the following states

1.Himachal Pradesh

2.Madhya Pradesh

3.Gujarat

4.Jammu & Kashmir


Question: Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located in which of the following country?

1.Nepal

2.India

3.Indonesia

4.Thailand


Question: The best known of the compilations of the compositions of Kabir are known as?

1.Dohavali

2.Bijak

3.Shatapadi

4.Kavitavali


Question: The Bhagat Movement is related to which among the following tribes of India?

1.Birhor

2.Bhil

3.Santal

4.Kol


Question: The Black Pagoda is located in which among the following country?

1.Pakistan

2.Nepal

3.China

4.None


Question: The Elephanta caves have been mostly ascribed to which among the following dynasty?

1.Chalukyas

2.Cholas

3.Rasthrakutas

4.Pallavas


Question: The famous Hornbill festival is celebrated in which of the following States of India?

1.Nagaland

2.Mizoram

3.Assam

4.Meghalaya


Question: The Japanese art Ikebana is related to which among the following?

1.Flower Decoration

2.Wall painting

3.Chorus Dance

4.Sculptures


Question: The Kutchi New Year is celebrated as which of the following?

1.Uttrayan

2.Bishuva Sankranti

3.Bestu Varas

4.Aashadhi Beej


Question: The Muslim festival Barawafat ,where the word barat stands for the twelve days of the Prophets sickness refers to which among the following events of life of Prophet Mohammad?

1. Birth of Prophet Mohammad

2.Marriage of Prohet Mohammad

3.Prophet Mohamads travel from Mecca to Medina

4.Farewell Pilgrimage of Prophet Mohammad


Question: The name of which of the following persons of Indian Origin is associated with the Indian Hospice at Jerusalem ?

1.Sheikh Mohammed Munir Hasan Ansari

2.Saleh Wahid

3.Dr Mohiaddin Syed Karimuddin

4.Mohan Jashanmali


Question: The Sangai Festival is celebrated in

1.Assam

2.Manipur

3.Mizoram

4.Nagaland


Question: The temple city of Osian, near Jodhpur was built by

1.Solankis

2.Pratiharas

3.Chauhanas

4.None


Question: The word Chenrezig in the Tibetan Buddhism refers to which among the following Bodhisatvas ?

1.Avalokiteshwara

2.Maitreya

3.Mahasthamaprapta

4.Akasagarbha


Question: Todays Gurmukhi Dogri and Sindhi scripts have developed from which among the following scripts?

1.Brahmi Script

2.Sarada script

3.Tankari Script

4.Kushana Script


Question: Vyas Samman is given in which of the following field?

1.Literature

2.Films

3.Dance

4.Music


Question: Watsons Hotel or Esplanade Mansion which is Indias oldest surviving cast Iron Building is located in which of the following cities?

1.Mumbai

2.Kolkata

3.Surat

4.Chennai


Question: what is Halegannada?

1.Place

2.Temple

3.Language

4.None


Question: What is the earlier name of Leh Singhe-Khababs Festival

1.Ladakh Festival

2.Leh Darshan

3.Sindhu Darshan

4.Sindhu Festival


Question: What is the number of letters in Sanskrit Alphabet?

1.36

2.48

3.54

4.60


Question: What is the title of the first chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Quran?

1.Al-Fatiha

2.Al-Adiyat

3.Al-Hijr

4.None


Question: where matrimandir is located?

1.Pondicherry

2.Bhopal

3.Chennai

4.None


Question: Which among the following dances of Kerala was called by Jawahar Lal Nehru as poor mans Kathakali?

1.Kolkalli

2.Ottamthullal

3.Chavittunatakom

4.None


Question: Which among the following is NOT in Maharashtra?

1.Bhaja Caves

2.Bagh Caves

3.Bedsa Caves

4.Ellora Caves


Question: Which among the following is not located in Madhya Pradesh?

1.Karni Mata temple

2.Narwar Fort

3.Junagarh Fort

4.A and C


Question: Which among the following is the correct description of Nagara Dravida and Vesara?

1.The three main racial groups

2.Three Linguistic Divisions

3.Three main styles of Indian temple architecture

4.Musical Gharanas


Question: Which among the following Sikh Guru declared that Guru Granth Sahib will be the holy scripture of Sikkhism and will be the permanent Guru of Sikhs?

1.Guru Govind Singh

2.Guru Arjun Dev

3.Guru Teg Bahadur

4.None of them


Question: Which among the following sub-school of Vedanta is followed by ISCON?

1.Shuddhdvaita

2.Achintya Bhedabheda

3.Old Vedanta

4.Modern Vedanta


Question: Which celebration is determined by worshipping tools?

1.Parashurama Jayanti

2.Nehru jayani

3.Vishwakarma Jayanti

4.None


Question: Which chapter of Mahabharata deals with fruitless efforts to bring about peace between the Kurus and the Pandavas?

1.Virat Parva

2.Vana Parva

3.Udyog Parva

4.None


Question: Which of the following is not located in Rajasthan?

1.Karni Mata temple

2.Eklingji

3.Junagarh Fort

4.Bhojpur temple


Question: Which of the following is the oldest surviving rock-cut cave in India?

1.Barabar Caves

2.Uday Giri Caves

3.Ellora Caves

4.None


Question: Which state Government confers the Basava Sri award?

1.Gujarat

2.Maharastra

3.Andhra Pradesh

4.Karnataka


Question: Which state of India is associated with the Folk Dance Teratali?

1.Haryana

2.Rajasthan

3.Punjab

4.Gujarat


Question: Who among the following appoints the chairperson of National Monuments Authority?

1.President

2.Prime Minister

3.Ministry of Culture

4.Cabinet Committee on Appointments


Question: Who among the following is also venerated as Second Buddha?

1.Padmasambhava

2.Maitreya

3.Avalokitesvara

4.Mahasthamaprapta


Question: Who among the following is the first Indian women player of Shehnai?

1.Arti pachori

2.Neelam yadav

3.Shahin Ansari

4.Bageshwari Qamar


Question: Who among the following was instrumental in designing New Delhi in collaboration with Edwin Lutyens?

1.Thomas Warr Attwood

2.John Abel

3.Simon Basil

4.Herbert Baker


Question: Who is Prince of Bhangra?

1.Sukhbeer

2.Parminder Singh

3.Sukhvinder Singh

4.None


Question: Who sung Shiva Tandava Stotra in Indian Mythology?

1.Ravana

2.Rama

3.Shiva

4.Ganesh


Question: With which of the following dance forms the name of Lata Pada is associated with ?

1.Kuchipudi

2.Bharatnatyam

3.Odissi

4.Kathak


Question: With which of the following is most closely related Rgyud-bzi practiced in many parts of North India?

1.Agriculture

2.Medicine

3.Custom

4.None


Question: Yakshagana is a

1.Dance drama

2.Language

3.Place

4.Temple


Question: Yakshagana, a dance drama is popular in which of the following state?

1.Madhya Pradesh

2.Assam

3.Karnataka

4.West Bengal


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