Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

31. In context with the Mahayana Buddhism faith, the future Buddha is ___?

[A] Krakuchanda
[B] Amitabha
[C] Maitreya
[D] Kanak Muni

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32. One of the incarnations of Vishnu is represented in art as raising the Earth from the Ocean. Identify Him from the given options:

[A] Kumara
[B] Varaha
[C] Matsya
[D] Nrisingha

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33. Which among the following temples does not belong to the Chola Empire?

[A] Brihadishwara
[B] Koranganatha
[C] Kailashanatha
[D] Airavateshwar

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34. Sayana, an important commentator on Vedas was associated with which among the following empires?

[A] Chola Empire
[B] Vijayanagar Empire
[C] Hoyasala Empire
[D] Bahmani Empire

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35. According to the beliefs of the Pasupata sect, Siva is the lord of Pasu. Pasu here refers to __?

[A] Lion
[B] Bull
[C] Parvati
[D] Jiva

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36. Who among the following authors is known for his satires exposing the evils of contemporary society ?

[A] Ksemendra
[B] Pravarsena
[C] Sriharsa
[D] Visakhadutta

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37. In which century, the Rajatarangini of Kalhana was composed?

[A] 10th
[B] 11th
[C] 12th
[D] 13th

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38. Veda which is partly in prose and partly in verses is ___ ?

[A] Rigveda
[B] Samaveda
[C] Yajurveda
[D] Atharvaveda

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39. Which among the following is a Tamil grammatical treatise ?

[A] Pattupattu
[B] Ettutogai
[C] Silappadikaram
[D] Tolkappiam

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40. Which among the following ancient authors has complained of the drain of gold to India (due to trade hegemony of ancient India)?

[A] Ptolemy
[B] Nero
[C] Strabo
[D] Pliny

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