Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

1. The University of Nalanda was set up by which Gupta ruler?

[A] Kumargupta I
[B] Chandragupta II
[C] Samudragupta
[D] Kumargupta II

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2. 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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3. Which of the following ports during ancient / medieval era were situated on the west coast of South India?

  1. Kaveripattinam
  2. Korkai
  3. Musiri
  4. Tondi

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2
[B] 2, 3
[C] 3, 4
[D] 2, 3, 4

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4. Which of the following is not present in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India?

[A] Kalbelia
[B] Yoga
[C] Maach
[D] Ramlila

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5. Which among the following building built by Shah Jahan at Agra is similar in pattern of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow?

[A] Taj Mahal
[B] Agra fort
[C] Pearl Mosque
[D] Shah Jahani Mahal

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6. The first novel written by Sunil Gangopadhyay is :

[A] Athmo Prakash (Self-Revelation)
[B] Pratham Alo (First Light)
[C] Purba Pachim (East and West)
[D] Shei Shomay (Those Days)

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7. Hornbill Festival is celebrated in which state of India?

[A] Manipur
[B] Nagaland
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Mizoram

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8. Among the five monolithic rathas of Pallavas at Mahabalipuram, the largest is ___?

[A] Arjuna
[B] Bhima
[C] Dharmaraja
[D] Draupadi

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9. Adya Dhara niradhara, niralamba Saraswati, thus lamented a poet at the demise of which among the following Kings?

[A] Chahmana Visaladeva
[B] Chandela Kirtivarma
[C] Mihira Bhoja
[D] Bhoja Paramara

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10. Santhara is a religious ritual related to ___?

[A] Jain
[B] Saiva
[C] Sakta
[D] Vaishnava

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