Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

51. In many respects, the Buddhist Philosophy is similar to the Samkhya Philosophy. Which of the following is / are correct observations in this context?

  1. Both reject sacrificial ritualism
  2. Both are humanistic
  3. Both reject any divine grace for attaining moksa or enlightenment
  4. Both reject the idea of spirit / soul

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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52. Which of the following is / are correct pairs?

  1. Varkari Sect – Tuka Ram
  2. Vishishtadvaita – Sri Ramanujacharya
  3. Shuddadvaita – Vallabhacharya

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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53. Consider the following differences between the Mathura School and Gandhara School of Arts:

  1. While the material used for Mathura school was red sandstone, the material used for Gandhara school was grey sandstone
  2. While Mathura School is not influenced with foreign arts, Gandhara school has strong Greek influence

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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54. Identify the temple with the help of given information:

  1. The Temple was built by Raja Raja Chola I in 1010 CE and is dedicated to Shiva
  2. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. It is the is the world's first complete granite temple

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Meenakshi Amman Temple
[B] Brihadeeswarar Temple
[C] Virupaksha Temple
[D] Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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55. Consider the following differences between mural and miniature paintings:

  1. While miniature painting is mainly executed on paper or cloth, mural painting is executed on dry surface
  2. While mural art form uses natural pigments and vegetable colours, miniature painting is mainly done with oil paints

   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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56.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Samkhya is the oldest school of Indian Philosophy
  2. Samkhya  adopts a consistent dualism of matter (prakriti) and purusa (consciousness)

  Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

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57.   Consider the following differences between Svetambara and Digambara Jains:

  1. While Digambaras practice total nudity to avoid all attachments, Shvetambaras reject nudity 
  2. While Digambaras believe that women cannot attain moksa, Shvetambaras believe that women can attain moksa

 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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58.  Consider the following pairs of festivals with states where they are celebrated:

  1. Lai Haraoba – Manipur
  2. Karam Festival – Jharkhand
  3. Lokrang Samaroh – Madhya Pradesh

  Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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59. Consider the following pairs:
State Dance
1. Manipur : Pung cholam
2. Assam : Ghumura
3. Meghalaya : Shad Suk Mynsiem
4. Sikkim : Chu fat
5. Karnataka : Dholu Kunitha
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

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60. Pushti marg:

  1. was founded by Shankaracharya
  2. gave a great base to Krishna Bhakti

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

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