Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

21. 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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22. Consider the following differences between Dhrupad and Khayal music:

  1. While Dhrupad is spiritual in nature, Khayal is romantic in nature
  2. While Dhrupad is form of Carnatic music, Khayal is form of Hindustani classical music

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

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23. Consider the following pairs of caves with their states:

  1. Dhank Caves – Maharashtra
  2. Patal Bhuvaneshwar – Odisha
  3. Kondana Caves – Andhra Pradesh

 Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 2 Only
[B] 1 & 3 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None

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24. The Badami Cave Temples of Karnataka include the temples dedicated to which of the following deities?

  1. Hinduism
  2. Jainism
  3. Buddhism

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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25. Which among the following features make(s) Kuchipudi a distinct dance from rest of the classical dances in India?

  1. It is performed on the edge a brass plate
  2. Its performers don’t sing
  3. Its themes are not based on legends of the Hindu mythology

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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26. Shahtoosh is the name given to a specific kind of shawl, made from hair of __:

[A] Tibetan Antelope
[B] Snow Leopard
[C] Himalayan Wild Yak
[D] Black Bear

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27. Consider the following:
1. Temple complex at Pattadakal
2. Group of Monuments at Hampi
3. Badami Cave Temples
Which among the above is / are World Heritage Sites?

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

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28.   Consider the following musical Gharanas:

  1. Gwalior
  2. Jaipur
  3. Indore

 Which of the above are known for singing Khyal music?

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

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29.   Consider the following languages:

  1. Kannada 
  2. Malayalam
  3. Assamese

 Which of the above are recognized as classical languages of India?

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

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30.  Consider the following festivals:

  1. Baisakhi
  2. Bihu
  3. Onam
  4. Pongal

Which of the above are harvest festivals?

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

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