Indian Art & Culture MCQ Set-19

Indian Culture 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 Nariyal Poornima or coconut day is celebrated by?

A. Marathi People

B. Malayali People

C. Hindu Fishing Community of Western India

D. Odiya People living near Jagannath Mandir

Answer: C. Hindu Fishing Community of Western India

Note: Nariyal Poornima is a ceremonial day observed by Hindu fishing communities in Maharashtra particularly around Mumbai and the Konkan coast. It is held on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan which falls around July or August.

Q.2 Nuakhhai or Nuankhai is a/an:

A. Agricultural Festival

B. Religious Festival

C. Fishing Festival

D. None of these

Answer: A. Agricultural Festival

Note: Nuakhai or Navakhai or is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Western Odisha and Southern Chhattisgarh in India. Nuakhai is observed to welcome the new rice of the season.

Q.3 Vivaha Panchami is a festival celebrating marriage of:

A. Shiva & Sati

B. Shiva & Parvati

C. Rama & Sita

D. Krishna & Rukmini

Answer: C. Rama & Sita

Note: Vivah Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating the wedding of Rama and Sita. It is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Agrahayana month as per Maithili calendar and in the month of Margashirsha in Hindu Calendar.

Q.4 Mahakumbh Mela is held periodically after how many years?

A. 8 years

B, 12 years

C. 10 years

D. None of these

Answer: B. 12 years

Q.5 The first phase construction of Ajanta Caves depicts story from:

A. Mahabharata

B. Ramayana

C. Jataka Tales

D. None of these

Answer: C. Jataka Tales

Note: The earliest group of Ajanta Caves consist of caves 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15A. The murals of these caves depict stories from the Jataka tales. Jataka tales are a voluminous body of literature native to the Indian subcontinent concerning the previous birth of Gautama Buddha in form of both animal and human.

Q.6 Ajanta caves were re-discovered in 19th century by which among the following?

A. Captain John Smith

B. William Erskine

C. Lord Elphinestone

D. None of these

Answer: A. Captain John Smith

Note: Captain John Smith, while haunting tiger discovered the entrance to cave 10 on 28th April, 1819. With the help of locals, who were familiar to the site; captain Smith cut down the tangled jungles and vandalized the wall where painting of Bodhisattva was painted to write down his name and the date over the painting.

Q.7 Which of the following fort is known as the most haunted fort of India?

A. Daulatabad fort

B. Bhangarh fort

C. Jaisalmer fort

D. Gwalior fort

Answer: B. Bhangarh fort

Q.8 Victoria Memorial, dedicated to the memory of Empress Victoria is located in:

A. Delhi

B. Mumbai

C. Kolkata

D. Indore

Answer: C. Kolkata

Note: The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Empress Victoria, and is now a museum under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

Q.9 Kagyed dance (Chaam) or Masked dance is a popular dance of which of the Indian state?

A. Kerela

B. Andhra Pradesh

C. Sikkim

D. Arunachal Pradesh

Answer: C. Sikkim

Note: Kagyed Dance (Chham) is a masked dance of Sikkim that usually takes place before Losoong, the Sikkimese New Year. It usually occurs in December every year.

Q.10 Ahmednagar fort of Maharashtra was built by which of the following ruler?

A. Delhi Sultanate

B. Nizam of Hyderabad

C. Ahmednagar Sultanate

D. None of these

Answer: C. Ahmednagar Sultanate

Note: Ahmednagar fort was built by Malik Ahmed Nizam Shah I of Ahmednagar sultanate.


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