Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

51. With reference to the Nyaya philosophy, which among the following statements is / are correct?

  1. Nyaya is predominantly based on reasoning and logic
  2. According to this school, the only way to attain liberation is obtaining valid knowledge of the external world and its relationship with the mind and self
  3. The final goal of this philosophy is to set out the methods and conditions of determining true knowledge

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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52. Which of the following statements conform to the Sankhya philosophy?

  1. There is no God at all
  2. The balance of prakrti and Purusha is guided by prakrti independently

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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53. Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a major source of livelihood for tribals who belong to the poorest of the poor section of society in India. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Tamarind, Shikakai and Shatavari are some examples of Minor Forest Produce (MFP)
  2. Government of India has put in place the Minimum Support Price for procurement of Minor Forest Produce

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

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

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54. 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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55. In context with the Dutch East India Company, consider the following statements:

  1. Its authority was highly decentralized
  2. Its headquarters was pulicat
  3. Chief of Pulicat was known as Dutch Governor of India

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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56. The Dongria Kondh tribe has recently won a heroic victory against mining giant Vedanta Resources in an iconic fight to save their sacred hills. The Dongria Kondh tribe are residents of _?

[A] Shivalik Hills
[B] Anamalai Hills
[C] Ashambu Hills
[D] Niyamgiri Hills

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57.    Which of the following sites are listed in UNESCO World Heritage list?

  1. Nalanda Mahavihara
  2. Khangchendzonga National Park
  3. Great Himalayan National Park

 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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58.     Consider the following statements about Mudiyettu:

  1. It is a ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
  2. It is the enactment of the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika
  3. It has been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

   Which of the above statements are correct?

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

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59. With reference to the Haj Committee of India, consider the following statements:
1. Three Muslim Members of Parliament are nominated as members of Haj Committee of India
2. A minister can not be the chairman of Haj Committee of India
3. The Central Government has right to appoint a Chairman of the Haj Committee of India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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60. The government has introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. The Bill seeks to allow citizenship to illegal migrants from which of the following communities?

  1. Buddhist
  2. Jain
  3. Parsi
  4. Muslim
  5. Jews

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

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