Current affairs/Indian Culture General Studies MCQs Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
According to the beliefs of the Pasupata sect, Siva is the lord of Pasu. Pasu here refers to ?

1.Lion

2.Bull

3.Parvati

4.Jiva


Question:
As per the ancient Indian legends, which among the following significant female figures of Vedic Period suffered from an incurable disfiguring disease, perhaps leprosy, which was treated by Ashwins?

1.Ghosha

2.Lopamudra

3.Gargi

4.Maitreyi


Question:
Beshara refers to which of the following?

1.Who are not bound by the Sharait law

2.Surrender to achieve salvation

3.Non-acceptance of what was not given freely

4.None of the above


Question:
Bishnupur which is famous for terracotta temples is located in which state of India?

1.Orissa

2.West Bengal

3.Chhattisgarh

4.Bihar


Question:
Dr M Balmuralikrishna was a renowned artist of ?

1.Hindustani Vocal

2.Carnatic Vocal

3.Dhrupad Style

4.Carnatic Instrumental


Question:
Flamenco India, a dance cultural festival, was celebrated recently to mark diplomatic relationship between India and _?

1.Spain

2.Japan

3.Japan

4.Greece


Question:
Hornbill festival is celebrated in which state

1.Manipur

2.Nagaland

3.Mizoram

4.Arunachal Pradesh


Question:
Kishangarh School of Rajasthan is famous for which of the following ?

1.Painting

2.Dances

3.Sculpture

4.Architecture


Question:
Mirza Ghalib was a contemporary of which among the following Mughal Emperors?

1.Alamgir II

2.Muhammad Shah

3.Bahadur Shah Zafar

4.Farrukhsiyar


Question:
n Sufi philosophy, the term Wali refers to which of the following?

1.Teacher

2.Beloved

3.Friend

4.Servant


Question:
Partha was the name of which of the following character in Mahabharta?

1.Arjuna

2.Bhima

3.Krishna

4.Yudhisthara


Question:
Parvathi temple is located at which of the following places?

1.Tiruchirapalli

2.Chidambaram

3.Vellore

4.Madurai


Question:
Parvathi temple is located at which of the following places?

1.Tiruchirapalli

2.Chidambaram

3.Vellore

4.Madurai


Question:
Raut Nacha is folk dance performed mainly by the tribal communities of which state?

1.Rajasthan

2.Jammu & Kashmir

3.Jammu & Kashmir

4.Chhattisgarh


Question:
Recently, Narendra Modi Government installed plaque with the name and quote of which of the following personalities at cellular jail?

1.Veer Savarkar

2.Mahatma Gandhi

3.Subhas Chandra Bose

4.Bhikaiji Rustom Cama


Question:
Rekha Deula, Pidha Deula and Khakhara Deula are three distinct types of temples associated to ?

1.Pallava architecture

2.Kalinga architecture

3.Chola architecture

4.Chalukyan architecture


Question:
Sayana, an important commentator on Vedas was associated with which among the following empires?

1.Chola Empire

2.Vijayanagar Empire

3.Hoyasala Empire

4.Bahmani Empire


Question:
Shaikh Farid was succeeded by which of the following saints?

1.Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

2.Shaikh Nizamuddin

3.Nizamuddin Auliya

4.Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki


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

1.Uttrayan

2.Bestu Varas

3.Bishuva Sankranti

4.Aashadhi Beej


Question:
The University of Nalanda was set up by which Gupta ruler?

1.Kumargupta I

2.Chandragupta II

3.Samudragupta

4.Kumargupta II


Question:
The Badami Chalukyan temples are example of ?

1.Nagara architecture

2.Vesara architecture

3.Dravidian architecture

4.Panchayatana architecture


Question:
The Langas and Manganiars communities are known for

1.martial arts in North-East India

2.classical vocal music in South India

3.pietra dura tradition in Central India

4.musical tradition in North-West India


Question:
To which of the following parvas of Mahabharata, Bhagvatgita Belongs?

1.Vana parva

2.Bhishma parva

3.Drone Parva

4.Shanti parva


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

1.Al Adiyat

2.Al Fatiha

3.Al Hijr

4.Al Fath


Question:
What is the Upveda of  Samaveda called?

1.Ayurveda

2.Shilpaveda

3.Gandhraveda

4.Dhanuraveda


Question:
When did Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki came to Delhi?

1.1212 CE

2.1221 CE

3.1121 CE

4.1261 CE


Question:
Which among the following building built by Shah Jahan at Agra is similar in pattern of the Saint Basils Cathedral in Moscow?

1.Taj Mahal

2.Agra fort

3.Pearl Mosque

4.Shah Jahani Mahal


Question:
Which among the following Indian classical dance form was developed by Siddhendra Yogi from Bhamakalapam dance drama ?

1.Kuchipudi

2.Odissi

3.Yakshagana

4.Kathkali


Question:
Which among the following is NOT among the Panchabhutas as per ancient Indian philosophy?

1.Earth

2.Fire

3.Water

4.Space


Question:
Which among the following temples does not belong to the Chola Empire?

1.Brihadishwara

2.Koranganatha

3.Kailashanatha

4.Airavateshwar


Question:
Which among the following work was originally called as Jaya Kavya?

1.Ramayan

2.Mahabharata

3.Aitreya Brahaman

4.Manu Smriti


Question:
Which mandal of the Rig Veda contains compilation of soma hymns?

1.Mandal VII

2.Mandal VIII

3.Mandal IX

4.Mandal X


Question:
Which of the following authors wrote Alarnkarasarasamgraha?

1.Anandavardhana

2.Udbhat

3.Ahinavagupta

4.Rudrata


Question:
Which of the following authors wrote Navasahasankacharita,?

1.Padmagupta

2.Jinasena

3.Sanmitracharita

4.Abhinanda


Question:
Which of the following is not a classical dance of India?

1.Kathak

2.Sattriya

3.Manipuri

4.Bhangra


Question:
Which of the following is regarded by Percy Brown as the richest and the most beautiful structure of its kind ?

1.Parvathi temple

2.Jalagariteswara temple

3.Ekambarantha temple

4.Vittalaswami temple


Question:
Which of the following is the author of play Chudamani?

1.Bhavabhuti

2.Saktibhadra

3.Murari

4.Hastimalla


Question:
Which of the following is the writer of a sanskrit kavya in the 6th century, Kiratarjuniya?

1.Amarshima

2.Bharavi

3.Kalidasa

4.Bhasa


Question:
Which of the following period saw the emergence of rock cut architecture?

1.Gupta period

2.Maurya period

3.Vedic period

4.Post vedic period


Question:
Which of the following received political favour, lucrative appointments and material comforts?

1.Chisti Order

2.Firdausia Sufis

3.Suhrawardi Sufis

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following saint received the title of Shaikh I Kabir?

1.Sayyid Yadullah

2.Muhibbullah Allahabadi

3.Abdul Quddus Gangohi

4.Miranji Shams al Ushshaq


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 of the following sects of Vaishnavism in hinduism is oldest among the given four options?

1.Nimbarka Sampradaya

2.Sri Sampradaya

3.Brahma Sampradaya

4.Rudra Sampradaya


Question:
Which of the following temples from the Gupta period is entirely made up of Bricks?

1.Dasavatar Temple

2.Bhitargaon temple

3.Shiva Temple of Bhumara

4.Shiva Temple of Koh


Question:
Which of the following Vedanga is related to metrics?

1.Kalpa

2.Nirkuta

3.Chhanda

4.Shiksha


Question:
Which of the following was the spiritual successor of Gesu Daraz?

1.Sayyid Yadullah

2.Shaikh Piyara

3.Kamaluddin Biyabani

4.Sulaiman Mandavi


Question:
Which of the following wrote Rasaratnakara?

1.Madhavakar

2.Nagarjuna

3.Sridhara

4.None of the above


Question:
Which one of the following painting styles of India originated in the 19th century?

1.Pahari

2.Kangra

3.Rajput

4.Kalighat


Question:
Who among the following is the author of Kitab ur Rehla?

1.Maulana Sharafuddin Ali Yazid

2.Amir Timur

3.Ibn I Batuta

4.Khwaja Abdullah Malik Isami


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