Indian Art & Culture MCQ Set-18

Modern Indian Art MCQ for competitive examinations in India such as UPSC, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, NDA, State PSC, Police recruitment and various government job recruitment examination by the Government of India, PSUs and the state Governments in India.

Q.1 Which Indian state celebrates the birth anniversary of poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya as ‘Bhanu Jayanti’?

A. Haryana

B. Sikkim

C. Rajasthan

D. West Bengal

Answer: B. Sikkim

Note: Bhanubhakta Acharya was a Nepali poet, translator and writer. He was the first writer to translate the great epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali.

Q.2 Which of the following Indian state hosted the dragonfly festival “Thumbimahotsavam-2020” in associated with WWF-India?

A. Tamil Nadu

B. Kerala

C. Andhra Pradesh

D. Karnataka

Answer: B. Kerala

Note: The dragonfly festival “Thumbimahotsavam-2020” hosted by Kerala is a part of the National Dragonfly festival being organised by the WWF India, Bombay Natural History Society & Indian Dragonfly Society. It also involves the collaboration of NBB, UNDP, UNEP and IUCN- CEC. The official mascot of the festival is named ‘Pantalu’.

Q.3 Recently, a group of Indian and Canadian researchers have found the evidence of earliest dairy production in which of the following ancient civilization?

A. Indus Valley Civilization

B. Roman Civilization

C. Bhimbetka Rock Shelters

D. Mesopotamia Civilization

Answer: A. Indus Valley Civilization

Q.4 Raja Ravi Varma was born in which of the following location?

A. Patna

B. Kanpur

C. Mewar

D. Thiruvananthapuram

Answer: D. Thiruvananthapuram 

Note: Raja Ravi Varma was born M. R. Ry. Ravi Varma, Koil Thampuran of Kilimanoor at Kilimanoor palace in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore (present-Kerala) into an aristocratic family that for over 200 years produced consorts for the princesses of the matrilineal Travancore royal family. The title Raja was conferred as a personal title by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India.

Q.5 The Progressive Artists’ Group (PAG), was a group of modern artists, was mainly based on which of the following location?

A. Mumbai

B. Kolkata

C. Delhi

D. Lahore

Answer: A. Mumbai

Note: The Progressive Artists’ Group (PAG), was a group of modern artists, was mainly based on Bombay from its formation in 1947. Though it lacked any particular style, there might be said to have been a move towards a synthesis of influences from Indian art history together with styles prevalent in Europe and North America during the first half of the 20th Century, including Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Expressionism.

Q.6 Celebration, a triptych painting sold at the highest price of contemporary Indian painting was painted by:

A. M.F. Hussain

B. Tyeb Mehta

C. Nandalal Bose

D. Jamini Roy

Answer: B. Tyeb Mehta

Q.7 Who among the following was the founder of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”?

A. Nandalal Bose

B. Abanindranath Tagore

C.  Jamini Roy

D. None of these

Answer: B. Abanindranath Tagore

Note: Abanindranath Tagore (7 August 1871 – 5 December 1951) was the principal artist and creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”. He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art, thereby finding the influential Bengal school of art, which led to the development of modern Indian painting.

Q.8 The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was established in which of the following year?

A. 1847

B. 1947

C. 1954

D. 1982

Answer: C. 1954

Note: The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the premier art gallery under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main museum at Jaipur House in New Delhi was established on 29 March 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and Bangalore.

Q.9 The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art, established by the Government of India in 1954 is a/an:

A. Statutory Organization

B. Autonomous Organization

C. Private Organization

D. None of these

Answer: B. Autonomous Organization

Q.10 The Bombay Art Society is a non-profit art organization based in Mumbai was established in which of the following year?

A. 1888

B. 1947

C. 1954

D. 2014

Answer: A. 1888

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