Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

41.   Consider the following pairs of Indian Handicrafts with their associated states:

  1. Channapatna Toys – Karnataka
  2. Pembarthi Metal Craft – Telangana
  3. Dhaniakhali Saree – West Bengal

  Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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42. Which of the following dance forms has/have been recognised as classical dance form(s) of India?

  1. Chhau
  2. Yakshagana
  3. Sattriya

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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43. Padam, Javali, Kriti and Keerthanam are varnams of which of the following dance forms?

[A] Kathak
[B] Manipuri
[C] Bharatnatyam
[D] Odishi

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44.  Which of the following places are known for monolith rock-cut Buddhist architecture?

  1. Kanheri Caves
  2. Karla Caves
  3. Kondana Caves

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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45. The Badami-Chalukyan temples are example of _?

[A] Nagara architecture
[B] Vesara architecture
[C] Dravidian architecture
[D] Panchayatana architecture

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46. Consider the following varieties of Indian Mangoes:

  1. Gir Kesar
  2. Banganapalle
  3. Totapuri

Which of the above has/have been accorded GI Status?

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

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47. Which among the following philosophies originated from relatively secular scholars?

  1. Vaisheshika
  2. Nyaya
  3. Yoga
  4. Mimansa

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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48. Which among the following statements conform to the teachings of Buddhism?

  1. All conditioned things are in constant state of flux
  2. In humans, there is no permanent, underlying substance that can be called the soul
  3. Nothing in the physical world can bring lasting deep satisfaction of desires

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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49. Consider the following statements about Sagun and Nirguna Bhakti saints:

  1. While Sagun bhakti saints were firm believer in Vedic learning, Nirguna bhakti saints questioned the authority of Vedas
  2. While Dadu Dayal was a Nirguna bhakti saint, Vallabhacharya was a Sagun bhakti saint

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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50. Consider the following folk dances with states to which they are associated:

  1. Siddhi Dhamal- Himachal Pradesh
  2. Bhand Pather- Jammu & Kashmir
  3. Gotipua- Odisha

Which of 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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