Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

61. Which of the following sects of Vaishnavism in hinduism is oldest among the given four options?

[A] Nimbarka Sampradaya
[B] Sri Sampradaya
[C] Brahma Sampradaya
[D] Rudra Sampradaya

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62. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Nagara style of temple architecture has its origin during the Gupta period
  2. Dashavtara temple of Deogarh  is an example of Nagara style of temple architecture

  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 differences between Chaityas and Viharas:

  1. While Viharas were for the purpose of living, Chaityas were assemblies for the purpose of discussions
  2. While Chaityas were with Stupas, Viharas did not have Stupas

  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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64.  Consider the following pairs of dance forms with their associated states:

  1. Bardo Chham – Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Dollu Kunitha – Karnataka
  3. Tippani Dance – Gujarat

 Which of the above is/are correct?

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

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65.   Consider the following pairs of Handicrafts with states where they are produced:

  1. Mangalagiri Sarees – Andhra Pradesh
  2. Baluchari Sari – West Bengal
  3. Molakalmuru Sari – Karnataka

  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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66.  Consider the following statements about Elephanta Caves:

  1. Most of the sculptures in Elephanta Caves are attributed to the Rashtrakutas dynasty
  2. Both Hindu and Buddhist temples can be found in Elephanta Caves
  3. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

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67. Rekha Deula, Pidha Deula and Khakhara Deula types of temples are found in:

[A] Chola architecture
[B] Kalinga architecture
[C] Chalukya architecture
[D] Champa architecture

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68. Consider the following varieties of mango in India:

  1. Khirsapati Mango
  2. Fazli Mango
  3. Alphonso Mango

Which of the above is /are GI protected?

[A] 3 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 1,2 and 3
[D] None

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69. Both Onam and Pongal:

  1. generally fall in same months of the Gregorian Calendar
  2. are harvest season festivals
  3. are related to Lord Vishnu's avatars

Select the correct statements from the codes given below

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2
[D] None of them

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70. Consider the following statements about Kumbh Mela. Which one is true regarding the Mela? 1.It is celebrated at Haridwar on the Ganges, Ujjain on the Shipra, Nashik on the Godavari in Maharashtra, Prayagraj at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati in Uttar Pradesh. 2.The Mela was included in the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2017. 3.Kumbh Mela is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years. Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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