Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

61.   Consider the following statements about Company School of Paintings:

  1. Company style is a hybrid Indo-European style
  2. The painting was done mainly with the help of watercolours

  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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62.   Consider the following differences between Hinayana and Mahayana:

  1. While Hinayana Buddhism does not believe in Idol worship, Mahayana Buddhism believe in Idol worship
  2. While the language used by Hinayana scholars was Pali, Mahayana scholars used Sanskrit

 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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63. Consider the following pairs:
State : Dance
1. Manipur : Pung cholam
2. Assam : Ghumura
3. Karnataka : Dholu Kunitha
Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

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64. It is an ancient Sanskrit theatre. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is traditionally performed in temple theatres of Kerala. This ancient theatre is known as _?

[A] Kudiyattam
[B] Mudiyettu
[C] Ankiya Naat
[D] Yakshagana

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65. Consider the following statements regarding Mithilakshar:

  1. The oldest form of Mithilakshar is found in the Sahodara stone inscriptions of 950 AD
  2. Mithilakshar is the script of broader cultural Mithila
  3. Mithilakshar had come to its current shape by 6th Century AD

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

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66. Which of the following contains the Kathaka, Maitrayani, Taittiriya, and Kapishthala recensions?

[A] Shukla Yajur Veda
[B] White Yajur Veda
[C] Vajasaneya
[D] Black Yajur Veda

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67. What is the Upveda of the Yajur Veda?

[A] Ayurveda
[B] Dhanuraveda
[C] Gandhraveda
[D] Shilpaveda

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68. Which of the following are called forest books?

[A] Brahmanas
[B] Aranyakas
[C] Upanishads
[D] Vedanta

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69. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Mauryan society?
1. There was no improvement in the social status of Vaishyas or trading communities and Shudras.
2. This period saw an increase in the number of untouchables.
3. There is mention of  Varna or Sati in the Ashokan edicts.
 Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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70. Which of the following empire assigned a sub-caste to the foreigners?

[A] Gupta Empire
[B] Kushana Empire
[C] Maurya empire
[D] Magadha Empire

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