Practice MCQ Questions on India’s culture and customs/India’s culture and customs GK Questions and Answers

Q1. The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are indicative of the development of art under the

(a) Pallavas
(b) Chalukyas
(c) Pandyas
(d) Rashtrakutas

Answer: B. Chalukyas

Q2. Which of the following combinations of the States and the festivals mainly celebrated there is not correct?

(a) Uttar Pradesh – Krishna Janmashtami
(b) Maharashtra – Ganesh Chaturthi
(c) Gujarat – Durga Puja
(d) Rajasthan – Gangaur

Answer: C.Gujarat – Durga Puja

Q3. In which of the following states is the Hornbill Festival held annually?

(a) Sikkim
(b) Nagaland
(c) Assam
(d) Bengal

Answer: B.Nagaland

Q4. Apart from India, in which of the following two countries, Tamil is an official language?

(a) Mauritius and Malaysia
(b) Malaysia and Indonesia
(c) Sri Lanka and Mauritius
(d) Sri Lanka and Singapore

Answer: D. Sri Lanka and Singapore

Q5. Sonepur, the venue of one of the largest cattle fairs is located in which of the following states?

(a) Bihar
(b) Uttarakand
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Assam

Answer: A.Bihar

Q6. ‘Kuchipudi’ dance originated in

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Punjab

Answer: B. Andhra Pradesh

Q7. With which of the following festivals is Jallikattu associated?

(a) Vishu
(b) Onam
(c) Shivarathri
(d) Pongal

Answer: D.Pongal

Q8. The famous “Ganga Sagar Mela”, an annual fair is held in which state of India?

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Jharkhand
(d) West Bengal

Answer: D. West Bengal

Q9. Which among the following is the folk dance popular during the harvest season in Punjab?

(a) Bhangara
(b) Kathak
(c) Garba
(d) Odissi

Answer: A.Bhangara

Q10. Which one of the following festivals is not celebrated almost simultaneously in the month of January each year?

(a) Lohri
(b) Gudi Padwa
(c) Makar Sankranti
(d) Pongal

Answer: B.Gudi Padwa

Q11. In which of the following styles of dance the story/ theme is always taken from Mahabharata and Ramayana?

(a) Bharatanatyam
(b) Mohiniattam
(c) Odissi
(d) Kuchipudi

Answer: A. Bharatanatyam

Q12. The Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity

(a) Ram
(b) Jaganath
(c) Shiva
(d) Vishnu

Answer: B.Jaganath

Q13._ is classical dance form of Uttar Pradesh

(a) Kathakali
(b) Kathak
(c) Kuchipudi
(d) Mohiniattam

Answer: B. Kathak

Q14. Kalchakra ceremony is associated with which of the following ceremonies?

(a) Hinduism
(b) Buddhism
(c) Jainism
(d) Islam

Answer: B.Buddhism

Q15. The famous Nabakalebara festival belongs to which of the following states?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Odisha
(c) West Bengal
(d) Bihar

Answer: B. Odisha

Q16. Which of the following places is famous for Chikankari work, which is a traditional art of embroidery?

(a) Lucknow
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Jaipur
(d) Mysore

Answer: A.Lucknow

Q17. Which classical dance form is famous in Tamil Nadu?

(a) Kuchipudi
(b) Mohiniattam
(c) Bharatanatyam
(d) Kathakali

Answer: C. Bharatanatyam

Q18. In India, which festival coincide with the festivals of Songkran in Thailand, Thingyan in Myanmar and Aluth Avurudda in Sri Lanka?

(a) Baisakhi
(b) Makar Sankranti
(c) Guru Poornima
(d) Holi

Answer: A.Baisakhi

Q19. Hanukkh, the festival of light is associated with which one of the following religions?

(a) Hindu
(b) Jewish
(c) Jain
(d) Christians

Answer: B. Jewish

Q20. In which State is the religious festival Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated with gusto?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Nagaland

Answer: A.Maharashtra

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