Indian Culture General Studies MCQs
41. Which city is known as manchester of Rajasthan?
Correct Answer: C [Bhilwara]
Bhilwara is in the Mewar region of Rajasthan, and it is the top producer of cotton clothes in Rajasthan. Hence, it is also known as manchester of Rajasthan.
42. In which state Patola sarees are made?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Gujarat]
The origin of the Patola saree is in Patan, Gujarat, and is a woven, double ikat fabric.
43. In which literary sources are the reference to Purushartha?
[C] Bhagwat Gita
Correct Answer: B [Ramayana]
The most famous and revered text of the Ramayana was written by a sage Valmiki was one of the earliest poets or poets. This logic is called Ramayana in Adikavya or poetry.
Although there has been a lot of talk about Ramayana dating, for the most part, BC Historians claim that it was first compiled in 1500. In this epic, through the story of Rama who is portrayed as an ideal man, Instructions on how to achieve the fourfold goals (masculine) of Mankind is given: Dharma, Artha, Kama, moksha.
44. Who is the writer of Gatha Saptasati?
Correct Answer: A [Hala]
The Gatha Saptashati is one of the oldest texts in the Subhashit-style. It deals with feelings of love and is referred to as the “opposite intensity” of the Kama Sutra. While the Kama Sutra is a theoretical work on love and Gaha Sattasai is a practical compilation of examples illustrating the “unholy reality of life” where seduction principles do not work, making love complex and emotionally exciting. Feels imperfect. It states in one verse that Radha and Krishna are the hero and heroine respectively.
45. Baburnama is written by___
[B] Ziauddin Barni
[C] Gulbadan Begum
Correct Answer: D [Babur]
Babur wrote his autobiography, which means Babur is also known as Tuzk-e-Babri. Only Babur and Jahangir, two emperors of the Mughal Empire, wrote their biographies. Babarnama is also known as the first true autobiography in Islamic literature. Babur was born Zaheer ud-din Muhammad, the founder of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent. He was a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan, respectively, through his father and mother
46. Satyarth Prakash, a famous Hindi work is associated with____?
[A] Swami Vivekanand
[B] Swami Dayanand
[C] Mahavir prasad dvivedi
[D] Mahadevi Verma
Correct Answer: B [Swami Dayanand]
Satyartha Prakash (“The Meaning of the Truth” or The Light of Truth) was written in 1875 by Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati an influential religious and social reformer and founder of the Arya Samaj. The book was later edited by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in 1882 and has now been translated into more than 20 languages, including Sanskrit and many foreign languages such as English, French, German, and Swahili, Arabic and Chinese. Much of the book is devoted to Swami Dayananda’s reformist argument, the last three chapters containing a context for a comparative study of different religious beliefs.
47. How many World Heritage Sites are there in India now?
Correct Answer: C 
There are 40(31+8+1) World Heritage Sites in India. India’s last UNESCO site in January 2021 is Dholavira in the Rann of Kutch, which was included in January 2020. It was a Harappan city.
48. When were Ajanta Caves declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Correct Answer: C 
The Ajanta Caves are about 29 rock-cut Buddhist monumental caves located in Maharashtra, India, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Here excellent specimens of depiction and craftsmanship related to Buddhism are found. Along with these, live depictions are also found. These caves are located near a village called Ajanta, which is in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The Ajanta Caves have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
49. In which state is Ramappa Temple located?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: C [Telangana]
Kakatiya Rudreshwar (Rampappa) Temple is located in Warangal, Telangana. This temple was built by King Pratap Rudradev of Kakatiya dynasty and its architect was Ramappa.
50. What is the national animal of Bihar?
Correct Answer: A [Ox]
Ox is the national animal of Bihar. Bos taurus is the scientific name of Ox.