Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

1. Vidhushaka, a common character in Sanskrit drama is ___?

[A] Brahmana
[B] Kshatriya
[C] Vaishya
[D] Shudra

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2. Which of the following is the oldest Smriti?

[A] Manu Smriti
[B] Yajnvalkya Smriti
[C] Narad Smriti
[D] Brihaspati Smriti

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3. Mundaka Upanishad, the Mandukya Upanishad and the Prashna Upanishad are associated with which of the following Vedas?

[A] Atharva-Veda
[B] Rig-Veda
[C] Sama-Veda
[D] Yajur-Veda

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4. Which of the following ladies wrote an historical account during the Mughal period?

[A] Gulbadan Begum
[B] Noorjahan Begum
[C] Jahanara Begum
[D] Zebun-nissah Begum

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5. Which of the following is not a classical dance of India?

[A] Kathak
[B] Sattriya
[C] Manipuri
[D] Bhangra

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6. Where is the Tagore Centre for the Study of Culture and Civilization ?

[A] Shimla
[B] Kolkata
[C] Chennai
[D] Dehrdun

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7. In which among the following states, the people following Baul tradition are found?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Gujarath
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Bihar

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8. Who among the following authors is known for his satires exposing the evils of contemporary society ?

[A] Ksemendra
[B] Pravarsena
[C] Sriharsa
[D] Visakhadutta

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9. Veda which is partly in prose and partly in verses is ___ ?

[A] Rigveda
[B] Samaveda
[C] Yajurveda
[D] Atharvaveda

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10. Which among the following is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple?

[A] Dashavatara temple at Deogarh
[B] Temple at Pathari
[C] Shatrughneshwara temple at Bhubaneshwar
[D] Lakshmana temple at Sirpur

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