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

Q1. ‘Golden Threshold’ is a collection of poems written by:

(a) Annie Besant
(b) Vijyalakshmi Pandit
(c) Aruna Asaf Ali
(d) Sarojini Naidu

Answer: (d) Sarojini Naidu

Q2. Buddhist site Tabo Monastery is located in which of the following state of India?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Sikkim
(d) Assam

Answer: (b) Himachal Pradesh

Q3. During which period bronze icons of Nataraja deity who has four hands was casted?

(a) Chola period
(b) Chera perios
(c) Shunga period
(d) Pandayas period

Answer: (a) Chola period

Q4. Who had composed Brahmavadini the hymns of Vedas?

(a) Gargi
(b) Savitri
(c) Brahmini

Answer: (d) Ghosha

Q5. Anuvrata concept was given by:

(a) Jainism
(b) Hinayana Budhism
(c) Mahayana Buddhism
(d) None of the above

Answer: (a) Jainism

Q6. Manganiyars is a well-known community famous for:

(a) South India classical vocal music
(b) North-West India musical tradition
(c) North-East India martial arts
(d) None of the above

Answer: (b) North-West India musical tradition

Q7. What do you understand by ‘Kalaripayattu’?

(a) An ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism.
(b) An ancient form of dance or drama.
(c) An ancient martial art.
(d) An ancient coin made up of Bronze and copper.

Answer:(c) An ancient martial art.

Q8. Which one of the following manuscript is included in the UNESCO’s Memory of World Register?

(a) Rig Veda
(b) Ramayana
(c) Mahabharata
(d) None of the above

Answer:(a) Rig Veda

Q9. The Pagodas at Mahabalipuram had been constructed by _?

(a) Cholas
(b) Chalukyas of Kalyani
(c) Pallavas
(d) Pandyas

Answer: C [Pallavas]

Q10. Mattur Village, whose inhabitants are known to speak Sanskrit Language is located in which among the following states of India?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

Answer: B [Karnataka]

Q11. Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature ?

(a) Meghadutam
(b) Dhammapada
(c) Dighanikaya
(d) edas

Answer: A.Meghadutam

Q12. Who amongst the following is renowned in the field of painting?

(a) Prof. T.N. Krishnan
(b) Ram Kinkar
(c) Raja Ravi Varma
D. Parveen Sultana

Answer: C. Raja Ravi Varma

Q13. In which language was the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita originally written ?

(a) Prakrit
(b) Apabhramsa
(c) Pali
(d) Sanskrit

Answer: D.Sanskrit

Q14. The oldest form of composition of the Hindustani vocal music is :

(a) Dhrupad
(b) Thumri
(c) Gazal
(d) None of these

Answer: A.Dhrupad.

Q15. The Paintings of Ajanta depict stories of the—

(a) Mahabharata
(b) Panchatantra
(c) Jatakas
(d) Ramayana

Answer: C.Jatakas

Q16. Kathak is the principal classical dance of :

(a) Southern India
(b) Northern India
(c) Eastern India
(d) Western India

Answer: B.Northern India

Q17. Buddha’s preachings were mainly related to—

(a) Purity of thought and conduct
(b) Belief in one god
(c) Practice of rituals
(d) Idol worship

Answer: A.Purity of thought and conduct

Q18. Mughal painting flourished during the reign of—

(a) Shahjahan
(b) Akbar
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Jahangir

Answer: D.Jahangir

Q19. The Flamingo Festival is celebrated in__?

(a) Kerala
(b) Bengal
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: D.Andhra Pradesh

Q20. The Sangai Festival is organized in __

(a) Manipur
(b) Assam
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Tamil Nadu

Answer: A.Manipur

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