Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

31. Consider the following:
1. Birju Maharaj
2. Shambhu Maharaj
3. Sitara Devi
Who among the above are Kathak exponents?

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

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32. Consider the following:
1. Ellora
2. Elephanta
3. Aihole
4. Mahabalipuram
At which among the above places, one can find rock cut temples?

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

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33. With reference to the various Ragas used in Indian Classical Music, consider the following statements:
1. Each Raga has at least five notes
2. If a Raga is Poorvi, it is sung before noon and if a Raga is Uttar, it is sung after noon
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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34. Which among the following dance forms of India was known as Bhagavata Mela Natakam originally?

[A] Odissi
[B] Sattariya
[C] Kuchipudi
[D] Bharatnatyam

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35. Consider the following matches:

  1. Veedhi – Karnataka
  2. Thora – Punjab
  3. Tamasha – Maharashtra
  4. Rauf – Jammu & Kashmir

Which among the above is / are correct matches?

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

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36. With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Pookalam’?

[A] It is a type of Indian tribal martial dance in the state of Manipur
[B] It is a type of type of flower Rangoli in the state of Kerala
[C] It is a type of musical instrument used in Carnatic music
[D] It is a type of painting famous in the state of Tamil Nadu

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37. The Dhamar is a:

  1. devotional music dedicated to Krishna
  2. 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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38.   The Thangka Paintings:

  1. are mainly practised in South India
  2. specifically involves theme showing the ten avatars of Vishnu

 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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39.

Consider the following pairs:

  1. Adi Shankaracharya – Advaita philosophy
  2. Sri Ramanujacharya – Visishtadvaita philosophy
  3. Madhvacharya – Dvaita philosophy

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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40. Consider the following pairs of paintings with states where they are practised:

  1. Thankga – Sikkim
  2. Phad – Odisha
  3. Kalighat – Himachal Pradesh

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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