General knowledge(GK)/Indian Culture General Studies MCQs Part 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
Akbarnama was written originally in which among the following languages?

1.Chagtai Turkic

2.Persian

3.Arabic

4.Urdu


Question:
Akshardham temple which is situated in Delhi is revered for which Hindu deity? 

1.Swaminarayan

2.Shiva

3.Krishna

4.Ganesh


Question:
Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram the largest is ___? 

1.Arjuna

2.Bhima

3.Dharmaraja

4.Draupadi


Question:
Apart from the monastic nudity which among the other beliefs of Digambara Jains make them different from the Shvetambaras?
No man can reach moksha without being born as woman at least once in any birth
The Tirthanakaras when rendered as images must be rendered nude
A perfect saint (Kevalin) can live without food
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
 27.

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Artists of which of the following paintings are also known as Patua painters?
Brahmana
 

1.Brahmana

2.Madhubani

3.Kalighat

4.Batik


Question:
As per Indian Mythology Dhumravarna is an incarnation or avatara of _______? 

1.Vishnu

2.Shiva

3.Ganesha

4.Hanuman


Question:
Chapchar Kut Mim Kut and Pawl Kut are festivals celebrated in which state?
Mizoram
 

1.Mizoram

2.Kerala

3.Goa

4.Himachal Pradesh


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

1.Kathakali

2.Bharatnatyam

3.Mohiniattam

4.Kuchipudi


Question:
Consider the following animals based festivals with states where they are predominantly celebrated:
Myoko � Arunachal Pradesh
Ooru Habba � Karnataka
Kambala � Jammu & Kashmir
 Which of the above is/are correct?
 

1.1 & 2 Only

2.2 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following art forms of India:
1. Ramman
2. Mudiyettu
3. Kalbelia
Which among the above are included in the UNESCO�s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?

1.1 & 2

2.2 & 3

3. Only 2

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following comparisons of the Hindustani Classical Music and Carnatic Music:
In contrast to Hindustani Classical music Carnatic Music is relatively unaffected by Arabic and Iranian Influences
In contrast to Hindustani Classical music Carnatic music is more thoroughly oriented to the voice
There is a wide difference between the basic principles of raga and tala in Carnatic and Hindustani Music
Which among the above comparisons is / are correct?
Only 2 & 3 are correct 

1.Only 1 & 2 are correct

2.Only 2 & 3 are correct

3.Only 1 is correct

4.1 2 & 3 are correct


Question:
Consider the following festivals with states in which they are celebrated:
Yaoshang � Manipur
Hornbill � Nagaland
Saga Dawa � Sikkim
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?
 

1.3 Only

2.1 & 2 Only

3.1 2 & 3

4.None


Question:
Consider the following folk music with their associated states:
Goalpariya Lokgeet � Maharashtra
Naatupura Paatu � Kerala
Madiga Dappu � Andhra Pradesh
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

1.3 Only

2.1 & 2 Only

3.1 & 2 Only

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following instruments:
Shehnai
Mridangam
Sarod
Which of the above is/are chordophone(s)?
 

1.Only 3

2.2 & 3 Only

3.1 2 & 3

4.Non


Question:
Consider the following pairs of folk music with states where they are practised in India:
Kamrupi Lokgeet �  Assam
Naatupura Paatu �  Tamil Nadu
Goalpariya Lokgeet �  Maharashtra
Which of the above is/are correct?
 46.

1.1 & 2 Only

2.3 Only

3.2 & 3 Only

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Consider the following statements:
1. Mysore Paintings and Tanjore Paintings are offshoots of Vijayanagar School of Painting
2. Deccani Paintings are offshoots of Mughal School of Painting
Which among the above is / are correct statements? 37.

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
Consider the following statements:
1. Panchamveda is Natyashastra
2. Natyashastra deals with various types of theatres Abhinay and Rasa
Which among the above statements is / are correct ? 

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
dentify the dance form of India with the help of given information:
The dance is accompanied by musical compositions called borgeets
The instruments that accompany this traditional dance performance are khols cymbals and the flute
This dance form was directed by the Vaishnava saint and social reformer Sankaradeva and by his principal disciple Madhavadeva
The  dance form was once the domain of celibate male monks but now is performed by male as well as female dancers
Select the correct answer from options given below:Chhau
 29.

1.Chhau

2.Gaudiya Nritya

3.Sattriya

4.Mohiniyattam


Question:
Famous Mukheshawar Temple & Ananta Basudeva temple is located in which state? 

1.Kerala

2.Andhra Pradesh

3.Haryana

4.Odisha


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:
Hornbill Festival is celebrated in which state of India?
Manipur
 

1.Manipur

2.Nagaland

3.Meghalaya

4.Mizoram


Question:
How the Mural paintings are different from Fresco paintings?
While mural painting is executed upon freshly laid wet lime plaster Frescoes are done on already dried walls of solid structures
While mural paintings don�t include paintings on ceilings Frescoes primarily involve paintings on ceilings of solid structures
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
Only 2 

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
In context with Karnataka what is Halegannada? 

1.A tourism place

2.A ritual

3.A dance form

4.A language


Question:
In which among the following states the people following Baul tradition are found? 

1.West Bengal

2.Gujarath

3.Rajasthan

4.Bihar


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

1.Jaipur

2.Jodhpur

3.Kota

4.Ajmer


Question:
In which year Dadasaheb Phalke Award was instituted? 

1.1963

2.1965

3.1967

4.1969


Question:
Indias Rural Olympics formally known as the Kila Raipur Sports Festival is held annually in which state of India?
Jammu & Kashmir
 

1.Jammu & Kashmir

2.Punjab

3.Chhattisgarh

4.Maharashtra


Question:
Mohiniattam:
1. is based on the legend of the Hindu mythological seductress Mohini who tempted Shiva.
2. is patterned on bharatanatyam with elements of kathakali
3. uses Malayalam songs with Carnatak music
Select the correct statements from the codes given below: 

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 & 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Rajarajesvaram temple which was built exactly 1000 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.Indra

2.Vishnu

3.Shiva

4.Rama


Question:
Ramman is a religious festival and ritual theatre of ____? 

1.Uttarkhand

2.Uttar Pradesh

3.West Bengal

4.Madhya Pradesh


Question:
Shaphee Lanphee a traditional textile fabric is a GI product from which of the following states? 

1.Assam

2.Manipur

3.Jammu & Kashmir

4.Andhra Pradesh


Question:
The Amaravati School of Art:
1. was patronized by Satavahanas and Ikshavakus
2. generally used white marble
3. represents Buddha symbolically
Which among the above is / are correct?

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Oy 1 & 3+A38

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
The Badami-Chalukyan temples are example of _?
  

1.Nagara architecture

2.Vesara architecture

3.Dravidian architecture

4.Panchayatana architecture


Question:
The terms Karna and Angahgara are associated to _? 

1.Sanskrit theatre

2.Indian Classical Dance

3.Relics of Buddha

4.Indian Classical Music


Question:
Veda which is partly in prose and partly in verses is ___ ?

1.Rigveda

2.Samaveda

3.Yajurveda

4.Atharvaveda


Question:
What is the title of the first chapter of the Muslim holy book the Qur�an?Al-Adiyat 

1.Al-Adiyat

2.Al-Fatiha

3.Al-Hijr

4.Al-Fath


Question:
Which among the following is the main feature of Dravida Style of Temple architecture? 

1.Gopuram

2.Garbha Griha

3.Vimana & Shikhara

4.Manastambha


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

1.Bagh Caves

2.Ellora Caves

3.Uday Giri Caves

4.Barabar Caves


Question:
Which among the following kings constructed the Osian temples of Rajasthan? 

1.Solankis

2.Pratihara

3.Chuahanas

4.Guhilots


Question:
Which among the following was prevalent in the Indian Society before the Muslim conquest? 

1.Purdah System

2.Child Marriage

3.Sati System

4.Slavery


Question:
Which of the following are included in the UNESCOs list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?
Yoga
Kalbelia
Ramman
Mudiyettu
Select the correct option from codes given below:

1.1 2 & 3 Only

2.2 3 & 4 Only

3.2 3 & 4 Only

4.1 2 3 & 4


Question:
Which of the following is / are correct statements with respect to the Vesara style of architecture?
has its roots in the Buddhist chaityas
is a midway between the Nagara towers and the Dravida tiers
was used prominently in western India and Deccan
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
 35.

1.Only 1 & 2

2.Only 2 & 3

3.Only 1 & 3

4.1 2 & 3


Question:
Which of the following is not a vedanga? 

1.Vyakarana

2.Niruktas

3.Jyotisa

4.Brahmana


Question:
Which of the following ladies wrote an historical account during the Mughal period?

1.Hanuman Chalisa

2.Noorjahan Begum

3.Jahanara Begum

4. Zebun-nissah Begum


Question:
Which of the following schools of philosophy was originally known as Lokayata and Brahaspatya? 

1.Charvaka

2.Ajivika

3.Samkhya

4.Vaisheshika


Question:
Which one is the longest epic of the world?

1.Ramayana

2.Ramcharitmanas

3.Mahabharata

4.Hanuman Chalisa


Question:
With reference to India�s culture and tradition what is Sandesh Rasak?
Sanskrit Theatre
 

1.Form of Hindustani Classical Music

2.Apabhramsa work by a Muslim

3.Sanskrit Theatre

4.Ancient martial art


Question:
With reference to Kumbha Mela consider the following statements:
While there are four venues of Purna Kumbha Mela in India there are only two venues of Ardha Kumbha mela
While Purna Kumbha Mela is held at same venue with an interval of 12 years Ardha Kumbha mela is held at same venue with an interval of 6 years
Which among the above is / are correct?
 

1.Only 1

2.Only 2

3.Both 1 & 2

4.Neither 1 nor 2


Question:
World�s largest religion (population wise) is ____: 

1.Hindu

2.Muslim

3.Christian

4.Buddhists


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