Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

51. Which among the following is / are correct statements with respect to Sankaracharya?
1. He is known to have combined best elements of Hinduism as well as Buddhism in his teachings
2. He is known to have adopted Buddhist metaphysics and Buddhist methods to a great extent
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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52. 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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53. 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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54.    Consider the following differences between Mughal and Rajput paintings:

  1. While Mughal paintings are almost isolated from folk art, Rajput paintings are influenced from folk art
  2. While most of the mughal paintings are of secular nature, Rajput paintings are religious inspiration

   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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55. Consider the following matches:

  1. Bohag Bihu – advent of the cropping season
  2. Bhogali Bihu – harvest festival
  3. Kongali Bihu – Assamese new year

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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56. Consider the following:
1. Burnpur in West Bengal
2. Chandrapur in Maharashtra
3. Salem in Tamil Nadu
4. Vijaynagar in Karnataka
For which of the following, the above are famous ?

[A] Textile Industry
[B] Coal Fields
[C] Steel Plants
[D] Iron Ore Mines

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57. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Swadesh Darshan Scheme? 1.The scheme is 100% centrally sponsored. 2.A National Steering Committee (NSC) will be constituted. 3.Funding of individual project will vary from state to state and will be finalized on the basis of detailed project reports prepared by PMC (Programme Management Consultant). Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 only
[B] 1 and 3 only
[C] 1,2,3
[D] 2 and 3 only

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58. Which of the following has been included by the UNESCO in the list of literature signifying World Human Heritage?

[A] Rig Veda
[B] Sama Veda
[C] Yajur Veda
[D] Atharva Veda

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59. Which of the following contains the Madhyandina and Kanva recensions?

[A] Shukla Yajur Veda
[B] Krishna Yajur Veda
[C] Black Yajur Veda
[D] None of the above

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60. Which of the following Brahmana recommends ‘one hundred sacred paths’?

[A] Satpatha Brahmana
[B] Gopatha Brahmana
[C] Kathaka Brahmana
[D] None of the above

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