Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

21. 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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22. Identify the tribe of India with the help of given information:

  1. The tribe has become the first to get habitat rights in India
  2. The tribes are concentrated mainly in the dense sal forests of Maikal Hills, in Madhya Pradesh
  3. The tribe live a semi-nomadic life, and practice Bewar, or 'dahiya' cultivation 

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Dongaria Kondh
[B] Gond
[C] Baiga
[D] Tharu

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23. Lingayatism is a distinct shiva worship (in linga form) practised in several parts of India. With this reference, consider the following statements:
1.Andhra Pradesh is the homeland of Lingayatism
2.Lingayatism rejects Vedic authority, caste system, the system of four stages of human life as well as temple worship.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

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24. Sitabena and Jogimara, which are known to be among world’s oldest surviving theatres, are located in which among the following states?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Chhattisgarh
[C] Bihar
[D] Jharkhand

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

  1. The dance is accompanied by musical compositions called borgeets
  2. The instruments that accompany this traditional dance performance are khols, cymbals and the flute
  3. This dance form was directed by the Vaishnava saint and social reformer Sankaradeva, and by his principal disciple Madhavadeva
  4. The  dance form was once the domain of celibate male monks, but now is performed by male as well as female dancers

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Chhau
[B] Gaudiya Nritya
[C] Sattriya
[D] Mohiniyattam

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26. Consider the following instruments:

  1. Shehnai
  2. Mridangam
  3. Sarod

Which of the above is/are chordophone(s)?

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

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27. Identify the classical work by the following information:
1. Its a Classical Sanskrit text attributed to Matanga Muni
2. It is the first text that speaks directly of the raga and distinguishes the classical (marga) and the folk (desi)
3. It introduced sargam notation in Indian Classical Music
Choose the correct option:

[A] Natya Shashtra
[B] Brihaddeshi
[C] Sangeet Parijat
[D] Sangeet Maakrand

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28. Which among the following is a correct difference between the Mughal Paintings and Rajput Paintings?

[A] While the central theme of Mughal Paintings was Mughals splendour and pomp, the central theme of Rajput paintings was Rajput splendour and chivalry
[B] While Mughal Paintings had independent origin, Rajput paintings originated from Mughal style
[C] Material aspect of animal life is more prominently depicted in Mughal paintings in comparison to Rajput Paintings
[D] None of the above is a correct statement

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29. The Bahubali monolith image of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola has been depicted in the Kayotsarga posture. Which among the following is / are correct statements with this respect?

  1. Kayotsarga is type of meditation that can be practiced only by standing in steady position without any body movements
  2. Most images of the Jain tirthankaras are depicted in Kayotsarga posture

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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30. Which of the following is / are correct matches of the GI protected arts of India and their respective states?

  1. Patan Patola – Gujarat
  2. Channapatna toys – Karnataka
  3. Nachiarkoil brass lamp – Tamil Nadu

Which among the above is / are correct?

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

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