Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

31. Consider the following stupas in India with their states:

  1. Dro-dul Chorten Stupa – Sikkim
  2. Tashi Gomang Stupa – West Bengal
  3. Bavikonda Stupa – Andhra Pradesh

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

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32. Consider the following statements:
1. Panchamveda is Natyashastra
2. Natyashastra deals with various types of theatres, Abhinay and Rasa
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?

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

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33. 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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34. With reference to Kumbha Mela, consider the following statements:

  1. While there are four venues of Purna Kumbha Mela in India, there are only two venues of Ardha Kumbha mela
  2. While Purna Kumbha Mela is held at same venue with an interval of 12 years, Ardha Kumbha mela is held at same venue with an interval of 6 years

Which among the above is / are correct?

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

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35. Which of the following items is/are accorded with Geographical Indication (GI) status in India?
1.Darjeeling Tea
2.Dharwad Pedha
3.Mysore agarbatti
4.Chanderi Fabric
5.Allahabad surkha
Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 4 Only
[B] 1, 2, 3 and 4 Only
[C] 1, 3 and 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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36.   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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37. "Paika Akhada" is also known as sword fighting. This martial art is predominantly practised in which state of India?

[A] Rajasthan
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Odisha
[D] Tamil Nadu

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38. Consider the following pairs of martial arts with weapons associated with them:

  1. Sarit sarak – Bow and arrows
  2. Thang Ta – Sword and Spear
  3. Kalaripayattu – Mace

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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39.   Which of the following instruments are chordophones?

  1. Violin
  2. Guitar
  3. Sarangi
  4. Mridangam 

 Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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40. Which of the following was / were centres of Buddhist learning and art during ancient India?

  1. Odantapuri
  2. Vikramsila
  3. Somarupa

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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