Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

21. ‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ festival is a festival of which the communities in North Eastern India?

[A] Tai-Ahom
[B] Deori Tribe
[C] Garo
[D] Khasi

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22. The Sangai Festival is celebrated in __:

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

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23. With reference to the Mohiniattam dance, consider the following statements:
1. Mohiniattam is based on the legend of the Hindu mythological seductress Mohini, who tempted Shiva.
2. It is patterned on bharatanatyam with elements of kathakali.
3. It uses Malayalam songs with Carnatak music
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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24. Which among the following is NOT among the Panchabhutas as per ancient Indian philosophy?

[A] Earth
[B] Fire
[C] Water
[D] Space

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25. How do you distinguish between Gandhara and Mathura school of arts?

  1. While Gandhara School of arts was heavily influenced by Greek-Roman style, the Mathura school of arts was predominantly Indian in features
  2. While grey sandstone was main raw material used in Gandhara School, white spotted red sandstone was main raw material used in Mathura School

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

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26. Consider the following festivals:

  1. Nuakhai
  2. Chapchar Kut
  3. Tokhu

Which of the above is/are harvest festival(s)?

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

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27. Consider the following martial arts with their associated states:

  1. Silambam – Tamil Nadu
  2. Karra Samu – Andhra Pradesh
  3. Sarit Sarak – Manipur

  Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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28. Which of the following is indicated by the oval ring around the original figure of Shiva Nataraja?

[A] Universe
[B] Cosmic Fire
[C] Cycle of birth and death
[D] Cosmic rhythm

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29. 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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30. For the first time, Indian Music genres were divided into Marga Sangeet (Classical Music) and Desi Sangeet (Folk Music) by __?

[A] Natyashashtra
[B] Brihaddeshi
[C] Sangeet Ratnakara
[D] Sangeet Martand

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