Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

31. 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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32. Identify the famous Indian painting with the help of given information:

  1. The artists of this painting are called ‘Patuas’
  2. The painting is traditionally done on cloth or paper with water colour
  3. The themes of the painting are based on Hindu gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters from Ramayan and Mahabharat

   Select the correct answer from options given below:
 

[A] Pattachitra
[B] Kalamkari
[C] Madhubani
[D] Kalighat

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33. Consider the following pairs of Indian handicrafts with their associated states:

  1. Mangalagiri sari – Andhra Pradesh
  2. Habaspuri sari – Odisha
  3. Kovai Cora sari – Maharashtra

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

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34. Consider the following statements about Dhrupad music:

  1. It is spiritual in nature
  2. The form of music became popular under the patronage of Mughal and Rajput kings

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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35. Consider the following:
1. Jain temples
2. Vaishnavite Temples
3. Saivite Temples
Which among the above, one can find at Khajuraho?

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

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36. Which among the following is / are correct difference(s) between Mysore Paintings and Tanjore Paintings:
1. While the base material used in Mysore paintings is Cloth and wood, the base material in Thanjore paintings is paper and wood
2. Mysore paintings have no gem settings and glass embellishments
Choose 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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37. How Bharatnatyam is different from Kathak?

  1. While Bharatnatyam originated in temples, Kathak originated in Mughal courts
  2. While Bharatnatyam performers are predominantly women, Kathak performers are both men and women
  3. In Bharatnatyam, the footwork is synchronized with hand gestures and eye movements, but Kathak has no such rigid techniques

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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38. 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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39. Consider the following matches:
1. Sri Sampradaya
2. Brahma Sampradaya
3. Rudra Sampradaya
4. Nimbarka Sampradaya
Which among the above is / are Vaishnava sects?

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

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40. 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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