Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

1. King Ashvapati of the Upanishadic Age was the ruler of which among the following Kingdoms?

[A] Kekaya
[B] Matsya
[C] Panchala
[D] Sursena

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2. Shaphee Lanphee, a traditional textile fabric, is a GI product from which of the following states?

[A] Assam
[B] Manipur
[C] Jammu & Kashmir
[D] Andhra Pradesh

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3. Bobbili veena, also known as Saraswathi Veena or the Ekanda Veena, is a large plucked string instrument used in Carnatic classical music. It is made from which of the following trees?

[A] Sandalwood
[B] Jackwood
[C] Bamboo
[D] Rosewood

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4. Kambala Sport is held in which state?

[A] Karnataka
[B] Gujarath
[C] Tamilnadu
[D] Kerala

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5. Chakan Gaan-Ngai, a post-harvest festival is celebrated in __:

[A] Manipur
[B] Sikkim
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

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6. Akshardham temple, which is situated in Delhi, is revered for which Hindu deity?

[A] Swaminarayan
[B] Shiva
[C] Krishna
[D] Ganesh

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

[A] Lion
[B] Bull
[C] Parvati
[D] Jiva

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8. Which among the following ancient authors has complained of the drain of gold to India (due to trade hegemony of ancient India)?

[A] Ptolemy
[B] Nero
[C] Strabo
[D] Pliny

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9. Which among the following is the most famous Bronze Image of Chola Period?

[A] Murugan
[B] Nataraja
[C] Venkateshwar
[D] Vishunu

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10. Who among the following Arab scholars studied Sanskrit and astronomy for a decade at Varanasi ?

[A] Alberuni
[B] Amir Khusrau
[C] Al’bidari
[D] Al’Masher

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