Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

11. What is the earlier name of  “Leh Singhe-Khababs Festival”?

[A] Ladakh Festival
[B] Leh Darshan
[C] Sindhu Darshan
[D] Sindhu Festival

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12. Which state of India is associated with the Folk Dance Teratali?

[A] Haryana
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Punjab
[D] Gujarat

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13. “Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya” ” Lead us from Darkness to Light” , this comes from which among the following Upanishadas?

[A] Chandogya
[B] Mandukya
[C] Mukdaka
[D] Brahadaranyaka

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14. Singhe-Khababs Festival is celebrated in which among the following states of India?

[A] Jammu & Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Punjab
[D] Uttarakhand

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15. Who among the following is also venerated as “Second Buddha”?

[A] Padmasambhava
[B] Avalokitesvara
[C] Maitreya
[D] Mahasthamaprapta

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16. The Sangai Festival is celebrated in __:

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

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17. With respect to the physics involved in playing of flute, consider the following observations:

  1. A flute player changes the pitch of the sound produced by opening and closing holes in the body of the flute
  2. Opening and closing of holes in the body of flute changes resonant frequency
  3. The pitch of the sound produced by Flute cannot be changed without opening and closing holes in the body of the flute.

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

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

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18. Which among the following is / are key features of Gandhara School of Art?

  1. Lifelike statues of Buddha
  2. Stress on portraying the physical features
  3. Numerous folds and turns in the dress
  4. Heavy use of spotted red sandstone

Select the correct option from the codes given below:  

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

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19. Identify the festival of India with the help of given information:

  1. It is a harvest festival.
  2. It is celebrated in the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.
  3. King Mahabali and Lord Vishnu are revered during the festival.

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Onam
[B] Pongal
[C] Bihu
[D] Ugadi

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20. Identify the dance form of India with the help of given information:

  1. It is recognised as classical dance of India.
  2. It is a solo female dance in a single costume.
  3. The Hastha Lakshandeepika is a classical text and forms the basis of hands and arms movement in the dance.

Select the correct answer from the options given below:

[A] Mohiniattam
[B] Yakshagana
[C] Bharatanatyam
[D] Kuchipudi

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