Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

41. Which of the following is indicated by the oval ring around the original figure of Shiva Nataraja?

[A] Universe
[B] Cosmic Fire
[C] Cycle of birth and death
[D] Cosmic rhythm

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42. Which of the following is / are correct statements about the Kalighat School of paintings?

  1. It is a post-Mughal era tradition
  2. It played important role in Indian Independence movement
  3. It is considered to be a blend of the Oriental and the Occidental styles of painting

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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43. The Badami Cave Temples of Karnataka include the temples dedicated to which of the following deities?

  1. Hinduism
  2. Jainism
  3. Buddhism

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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44. A typical performance of bharatanatyam lasts for about two hours and consists of six parts. Which among the following is the concluding part?

[A] Allarippu
[B] Jatisvaram
[C] Varnam
[D] Tillana

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45. Which of the following is / are correct matches of the GI protected arts of India and their respective states?

  1. Patan Patola – Gujarat
  2. Channapatna toys – Karnataka
  3. Nachiarkoil brass lamp – Tamil Nadu

Which among 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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46. Consider the following:
1. Kangra Paintings
2. Warli Painting
3. Madhubani paintings
4. Thanjaur Paintings
5. Mysore Paintings
Which among the above have been given geographical protection in India?

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

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47. Which of the following is/are recognised as UNESCO World cultural and Natural heritage sites from India?
1.Agra fort
2.Rani ki vav
3.Eastern ghats
4.Western ghats
5.Humayun Tomb
Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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48. Consider the following differences between Hindustani Music and Carnatic Music:

  1. While Hindustani music is raga based, Carnatic is kriti-based
  2. While Hindustani music is mostly accompanied by sarangi, Carnatic music is mostly accompanied by violin

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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49. Gudiya Govarhar, Khandar, Dagar & Nauhar are four distinct gharanas of _?

[A] Dhrupad
[B] Thumri
[C] Khayal
[D] Dhamar

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50. Which of the following is not among the six branches of Indian painting (shadanga)?

[A] Lavanya
[B] Sadrsya
[C] Varnikabhanga
[D] Khams

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