Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

1. Lal Ded (Lalla Yogeshwari) was a practitioner of which of the following traditions?
[A] Tibetan Buddhism
[B] Kashmir Shaivism
[C] Sri Sampradaya
[D] Smartism

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2. Raut Nacha is folk dance performed mainly by the tribal communities of which state?
[A] Rajasthan
[B] Jammu & Kashmir
[C] Assam
[D] Chhattisgarh

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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. 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. In which of the following paintings, a paste made of Zinc Oxide and Arabic Gum called “gesso paste” is used?
[A] Tanjore painting
[B] Madhubani painting
[C] Pattachitra
[D] Mysore painting

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6. This temple is 150 year old temple situated in Kavi Kamboi in Gujarat. It is flanked by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Bay of Cambay on the other. The Shivalinga present here can be seen only during low-tide hours. In the above given description, which temple is being talked about?
[A] Somnath temple
[B] Stambheshwar Mahadev temple
[C] Dwarkadhish temple
[D] Nageshwar Temple

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7. Thumri Singer Girija Devi belongs to which among the following Gharanas?
[A] Banaras Gharana
[B] Agra Gharana
[C] Kirana Gharana
[D] Lucknow Gharana

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8. Chakan Gaan-Ngai, a post-harvest festival is celebrated in __:
[A] Manipur
[B] Sikkim
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Arunachal Pradesh

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9. Elephanta Caves are predominantly attributed to which Hindu God?
[A] Lord Shiva
[B] Lord Hanuman
[C] Lord Indra
[D] Lord Brahma

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10. Which of the following was the birth place of Guru Nanak ?
[A] Shakargarh
[B] Sultanpur
[C] Nankana Sahib
[D] Shahkot

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