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Indian Art and Culture Notes Question Answers

1. The Sangai Festival is celebrated in __:

[A] Assam

[B] Manipur

[C] Mizoram

[D] Nagaland

Ans .  B


2. The temples constructed at Khajuraho are:

1. Jain temples

2. Vaishnavite Temples

3. Saivite Temples

Choose the correct option from the codes given below

[A] Only 1 & 3

[B] Only 2 & 3

[C] 1, 2 & 3

[D] Only 1 & 2

Ans .  C


3. The famous ‘Hornbill festival’ is celebrated in which of the following States of India?

[A] Nagaland

[B] Mizoram

[C] Assam

[D] Meghalaya

Ans .  A


4. Which of the following statements about the Gandhara School of Art is NOT correct?

[A] It displays Greek artistic influence and the concept of the “man-god” was essentially inspired by Greek mythological culture.

[B] Gandhara School of art enjoyed the liberal patronage of Indo-Greek rulers.

[C] Artistically, the Gandhara school of sculpture is said to have contributed wavy hair, drapery covering both shoulders, shoes and sandals etc.

[D] The Gandhara art primarily depicted the Buddhist themes.

Ans .  B


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

[A] Khayal

[B] Tharana

[C] Dhrupad

[D] Thumri

Ans .  C


6. In which of the following city Elephant festival is celebrated annually?

[A] Jaipur

[B] Jodhpur

[C] Kota

[D] Ajmer

Ans .  A


7. ‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ festival is a festival of which the communities in North Eastern India?

[A] Tai-Ahom

[B] Deori Tribe

[C] Garo

[D] Khasi

Ans .  A


8. Today’s Gurmukhi, Dogri and Sindhi scripts have developed from which among the following scripts?

[A] Brahmi Script

[B] Śāradā script

[C] Tankari Script

[D] Kushana Script

Ans .  B


9. Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary award of which among the following Governments? [A] Kerala

[B] Tamil nadu

[C] Karnataka

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Ans .  A


10. Which state Government confers the Basavashree award?

[A] Gujarat

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Andhra Pradesh

[D] Karnataka

Ans .  D


11. A Fire temple is a place of worship for _____?

[A] Sikhs

[B] Zoroastrians

[C] Buddhists

[D] Shinto’s

Ans .  B

12. Bageshwari Qamar is India’s first and only (possibly) woman player of which of the following music instruments?

[A] Ghatam

[B] Shehnai

[C] Pakhawaj

[D] Santoor

Ans .  B


13. Which among the following material was used in Mathura School of Art?

[A] Granite

[B] White marble

[C] Slate

[D] Red Sandstone

Ans .  D


14. As per Indian Mythology, Dhumravarna is an incarnation or avatara of _______?

[A] Vishnu

[B] Shiva

[C] Ganesha

[D] Hanuman

Ans .  C

15. Which among the following is the oldest surviving rock-cut cave in India ?

[A] Bagh Caves

[B] Ellora Caves

[C] Uday Giri Caves

[D] Barabar Caves

Ans .  D


16. Which of the following cultural organizations was established by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.?

[A] Indian Council for Cultural Relations

[B] Centre for Cultural Resources and Training

[C] Lalit Kala Akademi

[D] Sahitya Academy

Ans .  A


17. In which of the following states of India, Yakshagana, a dance drama is popular

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Karnataka

[C] Kerala

[D] Madhya Pradesh

Ans .  B


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

[A] Vana Parva

[B] Virat Parva

[C] Udyog Parva

[D] Drona Parva

Ans .  C


19. What is the title of the first chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an?Al-Adiyat

[A] Al-Adiyat

[B] Al-Fatiha

[C] Al-Hijr

[D] Al-Fath

Ans .  B


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

[A] Medicine

[B] Custom

[C] Agriculture

[D] Sports

Ans .  A


21. What is the earlier name of  “Leh Singhe-Khababs Festival”?

[A] Ladakh Festival

[B] Leh Darshan

[C] Sindhu Darshan

[D] Sindhu Festival

Ans .  C


22. 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?

[A] Himachal Pradesh

[B] Madhya Pradesh

[C] Gujarat

[D] Jammu & Kashmir

Ans .  C

23. “Matrimandir” is located in:

[A] Pondicherry

[B] Chennai

[C] Panaji

[D] Hyderabad

Ans .  A


24. Which among the following sub-school of Vedanta is followed by ISCON?

[A] Shuddhādvaita

[B] Achintya Bhedābheda

[C] Purnādvaita or Integral Advaita

[D] Modern Vedānta

Ans .  B


25. The temple city of Osian, near Jodhpur was built by _______?

[A] Pratiharas

[B] Solankis

[C] Chauhanas

[D] Parmaras

Ans .  A

26. “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” is located in which country?

[A] Cambodia

[B] China

[C] Nepal

[D] Thailand

Ans .  D


27. Consider the following:  Mahavir Jayanti  Buddha Purnima  Guru Nank Jayanti  Which among the following may fall in the same months of the Gregorian calendar?

[A] 1 & 2

[B] 2 & 3

[C] 1 & 3

[D] all 1, 2, 3


28. Kallol was the name of one of the most influential movements in which among the following literatures?

[A] Gujarati

[B] Bangla

[C] Punjabi

[D] Haryanvi

Ans .  B


29. Who among the following singer is often called as “Prince of Bhangra”?

[A] Daler Mehndi

[B] Mika Singh

[C] Sukhbir

[D] Sukhvinder Singh

Ans .  C


30. Which of the following celebration is observed by worshipping tools?

[A] Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jayanti

[B] Vishwakarma Jayanti

[C] Parashurama Jayanti

[D] Prajapati Jayanti

Ans .  B

31. Sattriya dance, which is one of the eight principal classical Indian dance traditions is from which of the following states?

[A] West Bengal

[B] Manipur

[C] Mizoram

[D] Assam

Ans .  D
32. Which of the following temple in India was called as “The Black Pagoda” by the Europeans?

[A] Tirumala Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh

[B] Kamakhya Temple -Assam

[C] Konark Sun Temple, Orissa

[D] Jagannath Temple, Orissa

Ans .  C


33. Monolithic human figures carved from rock called Moai Statues , which are also counted under seven forgotten wonders of the mediaeval world are located in which country?

[A] Peru

[B] Brazil

[C] Argentina

[D] Chile

Ans .  D


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