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Madhya Pradesh General Knowledge Questions

Madhya Pradesh General Knowledge 2016 with Multiple Choice Objective Questions for Madhya Pradesh PSC (MPPSC) Examinations of 2016. on Madhya Pradesh History, Culture, Geography, Districts, Economy and Polity.

1.

The famous ‘Tulsi Samman’ from Madhya Pradesh Government is given in which of the following fields?
[A]Folk arts
[B]Literature
[C]Music
[D]Hindi Poetry

Folk arts
Tulsi award was founded in the year 1983-84 to honour adivasi/folk and traditional arts.It is given in the field of theatre and visual arts. In this award, the recipient gets Rs. 1,00,000 along with a citation.

2.

The famous ‘Kalidas samman’ from Madhya Pradesh Government is not given in which of the following fields?
[A]Classical Music
[B]Classical Dance
[C]Literature
[D]Theatre

Literature
‘Kalidas samman’ was established in the year 1980-81.In this award, Rs.1,00,000 and a citation is presented in the fields of classical music, classical dance, theatre and visual art.

3.

‘Tansen sangeet samaroh’ is organised at which place of Madhya Pradesh?
[A]Gwalior
[B]Bhopal
[C]Chhatarpur
[D]Ujjain

Gwalior
Tansen Samaroh is held every year at Gwalior, whereTansen award is provided,which carries sum Rs. 1,00,000.Tansen award is presented every year for Hindustani classical music.

4.

‘Kumar Gandharva samaroh’ is organised at which of the following place of Madhya Pradesh?
[A]Gwalior
[B]Indore
[C]Dewas
[D]Bhopal

Dewas
Kumar Gandharva was a Hindustani classical singer, well known for his unique vocal style and his refusal to be bound by the tradition of any gharana. Kumar Gandharva was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1977 and India’s second highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan in 1990.Kumar Gandharva award was founded in the year 1992-93 to encourage creativity among youth in the field of music. This honour is given to the young artistes of age between 25 and 45 years, in the field of classical vocal and instrumental.The award contains prize money of Rs. 51,000 and a citation.

5.

Which place in Madhya Pradesh is known for ‘Festival of Dances’?
[A]Orchha
[B]Khajuraho
[C]Bhopal
[D]Chanderi

Khajuraho
Khajuraho dance festival is organised by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, is a one-week-long festival of classical dances held annually against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. From 2010 The Khajuraho Festival of Dance is conducted every year in the first week of February from the 1st to the 7th. This cultural festival highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali,Mohiniattam,Satariya with performances of some of the best exponents in the field.

6.

‘Makhanlal chaturvedi samaroh’ is held in which city of Madhya Pradesh?
[A]Gwalior
[B]Jabalpur
[C]Bhopal
[D]Hoshangabad

Jabalpur
‘Makhanlal chaturvedi samaroh’ is held every year in Jabalpur.

7.

Who among the following poet/poetess is well known for his work ‘Brahmarakshas’?
[A]Harishankar Parsai
[B]Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
[C]Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
[D]Nida Fazli

Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh was one of the most prominent Hindi poets, essayist, literary and political critic, and fiction writers of the 20th century.He also remained assistant-editor of journals like, Naya Khun and Vasudha.He is best known for his long poems:Brahma-rakshasa, Chand ka Muh Teda hai,Andhere Mein and Bhuri Bhuri Khak Dhul.

8.

Who among the following is the author of ‘Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti hai’?
[A]Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
[B]Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
[C]Harishankar Parsai
[D]Suryakant Tripathi Nirala

Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
‘Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi’ born in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India’s national struggle for independence and his contribution to Chhayavaad, the Neo-romanticism movement of Hindi literature. He was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work ‘Him Taringini’ in 1955.He was also, awarded with the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1963 from Government of India.

9.

Who among the following received Sahitya Academy award in 1955 for his/her work ‘Him Taringini’?
[A]Harishankar Parsai
[B]Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
[C]Subhadra Kumari chauhan
[D]Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
‘Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi’ born in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, also called Panditji, was an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright and a journalist who is particularly remembered for his participation in India’s national struggle for independence and his contribution to Chhayavaad, the Neo-romanticism movement of Hindi literature. He was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work ‘Him Taringini’ in 1955.He was also, awarded with the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1963 from Government of India.

10.

Who among the following is known to compose ‘Veeron Ka Kaisa Ho Basant’?
[A]Subhadra Kumari chauhan
[B]Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi
[C]Harishankar Parsai
[D]Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh

Subhadra Kumari chauhan
‘Subhadra kumari chauhan’ was an Indian poet famous for Hindi poems composed primarily in Veer Ras, one of the nine Ras.Her most famous composition is Jhansi Ki Rani, an emotionally charged poem describing the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai. The poem is one of the most recited and sung poems in Hindi literature.

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