Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

11. The Sangai Festival is celebrated in __:

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

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12. Consider the following sites of India:

  1. Konark Sun Temple
  2. Great Himalayan National Park
  3. Tirupati Balaji Temple

Which of the above is/are recognized as World Heritage Sites in India by UNESCO?

[A] 2 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 2 and 3 Only
[D] 1,2 and 3

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13. Consider the following statements about people of Dongria Kondh tribe:

  1. They are residents of Anantagiri Hills of Telangana state in India
  2. They have no caste system
  3. They are regarded as an endangered tribe in India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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14. Identify the traditional system of medicine with the help of given information:

  1. The system of medicine has its origin in India
  2. Rishi  Agasthya  is considered as the father of this system
  3. The system of medicine recognizes predominance of Vaadham, Pitham and Kabam in childhood, adulthood and old age respectively

Select the correct answer from option given below:

[A] Siddha
[B] Sowa-Rigpa
[C] Ayurveda
[D] Homeopathy

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15. Identify the painting type with the help of given information:

  1. The painting is generally done on  wooden planks and is influenced with Deccan, Vijayanagar & Maratha empire
  2. The painting has been recognized with Geographical indication status by the Government of India
  3. The art is referred as ‘palagai padam’ in local dialect

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Mysore Painting
[B] Thanjavur Painting
[C] Deccani Painting
[D] Pattachitra Painting

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16. Identify the instrument with the help of given information:

  1. The instrument has been nicknamed as the "King of Percussion"
  2. The instrument is also known as "Deva Vaadyam" or "Divine Instrument"
  3. It is mostly preferred for carnatic music

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Pakhavaj
[B] Mridangam
[C] Panchamukha Vadyam
[D] Santoor

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17. Identify the structure with the help of given information:

  1. The structure is made of red and buff sandstone, decorated by white and black marble 
  2. It was built in 1576 A.D. by Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat
  3. It is located at Fatehpur Sikri

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Badshahi Mosque
[B] Naulakha Pavilion
[C] Buland Darwaza
[D] Qila Mubarak

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18. How the Mural paintings are different from Fresco paintings?

  1. While mural painting is executed upon freshly laid wet lime plaster, Frescoes are done on already dried walls of solid structures
  2. While mural paintings don’t include paintings on ceilings, Frescoes primarily involve paintings on ceilings of solid structures

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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19. Consider the following GI protected agricultural products of India and their respective states:

  1. Palakkadan Matta Rice – Kerala
  2. Kalanamak Rice – Madhya Pradesh
  3. Fazli Mango – Uttar Pradesh

Which among the above is / are correct matches:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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20. Which of the following is/are recognised as UNESCO World cultural and Natural heritage sites from India?
1.Agra fort
2.Rani ki vav
3.Eastern ghats
4.Western ghats
5.Humayun Tomb
Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2, 3 and 4 Only
[B] 1, 4 and 5 Only
[C] 1, 2, 4 and 5 Only
[D] 4 and 5 Only

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