Indian Art & Culture GK Quiz-4

Indian Art & Culture GK Quiz-4

Indian Art & Culture Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Indian Indian Art & Culture for competitive examinations.

    Question: In which of the following dialects Kabir wrote ?

    (1) Avadhi 
    (2) Bhojpuri
    (3) Brijbhasa 
    (4) Maithili
    Answer: (1) Avadhi 
    Kabir, being illiterate, expressed his poems orally in vernacular Hindi, borrowing from various dialects including Avadhi, Braj, and Bhojpuri. His verses often began with some strongly worded insult to get the attention of passers-by. Kabir has enjoyed a revival of popularity over the past half century as arguably the most accessible and understandable of the Indian saints, with a special influence over spiritual traditions such as those of Sant Mat, Garib Das and Radha Soami.

    Question: Where is “Pushkar Fair” held ?

    (1) Jodhpur 
    (2) Ajmer
    (3) Jaipur 
    (4) Udaipur
    Answer: (2) Ajmer
    The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar ka Mela, is the annual five-day camel and livestock fair, held in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs, and apart from buying and selling of livestock it has become an important tourist attraction and its highlights have become competitions such as the “matka phod”, “longest moustache”, and “bridal competition” are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. Pushkar is a town in the Ajmer district. Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation.

    Question: Which of the following is called the storehouse of world-art collections ?

    (1) National Archives of India
    (2) National Museum
    (3) National Modren Art Gallery
    (4) Salarjung Museum
    Answer: (4) Salarjung Museum
    The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad. It is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889–1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life’s passion.

    Question: Who introduced the famous Persian Festival of Nauroz ?

    (1) Alauddin Khalji
    (2) Iltutmish
    (3) Firoz Tughlaq
    (4) Balban
    Answer: (4) Balban
    Balban’s conception of kingship was similar to that of the theory of divine right of kings. He cast a halo of superiority round monarchy. He introduced the system of Nauroz to add to the dignity of his court.

    Question: Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival ?

    (1) Makar Sakranti
    (2) Yugadi
    (3) Onam
    (4) Rongali Bihu
    Answer: (4) Rongali Bihu
    Bihu denotes a set of three different cultural festivals of Assam. In a year there are three Bihu festivals in Assam - in the months of Bohaag (Baisakh, the middle of April), Maagh (the middle of January), and Kaati (Kartik, the middle of October). The most important and colourful of the three Bihu festival is the Spring festival “Bohag Bihu” or Rongali Bihu celebrated in the middle of April. This is also the beginning of the agricultural season.

    Question: Which language is spoken by the people of Lakshadweep?

    (1) Malayalam 
    (2) Kannada
    (3) Tamil 
    (4) Telugu
    Answer: (1) Malayalam 
    The islanders are ethnically similar to the Malayali people of the nearest Indian state of Kerala. Most of the population speaks Malayalam with Mahi being the most spoken language in Minicoy island.

    Question: In which State is the religious festival ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ Celebrated with gusto ?

    (1) Rajasthan
    (2) Gujarat
    (3) Maharashtra
    (4) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: (3) Maharashtra
    'Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. While celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

    Question: Which of the following language has been given the status of classical language by Central Government?

    (1) Gujarati 
    (2) Tamil
    (3) Marathi 
    (4) Malayalam
    Answer: (2) Tamil
    In 2004, the Government of India declared that languages that met certain requirements could be
    accorded the status of a "Classical Language in India" Languages so far declared to be Classical are  Tamil (in 2004), Sanskrit (in 2005), Kannada and Telugu (in 2008).

    Question: ‘Rath Yatra’ at Puri is celebrated in honour of

    (1) Lord Rama
    (2) Lord Shiva
    (3) Lord Jagannath
    (4) Lord Vishnu
    Answer: (3) Lord Jagannath
    Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).

    Question: The most popular festival in Tamil Nadu is :

    (1) Gudipadwa 
    (2) Onam
    (3) Bihu 
    (4) Pongal
    Answer: (4) Pongal
    The festivals of Tamil Nadu are : Pongal, Jallikattu, Chithirai and Adipperukku.

    Question: Papeti is the festival of

    (1) Parsis 
    (2) Jains
    (3) Sikhs 
    (4) Buddhists
    Answer: (1) Parsis 
    Papeti is one of the auspicious days of Parsi Calendar. It stands for the new start and new
    beginning. It comes in the month of Navroj by the Parsis. On Pateti day, the Parsis visit the fire temple.

    Question: Which among the following city was given as guru dakshina by Pandavas to Guru Dronacharya?

    (1) Rawalpindi 
    (2) Nainital
    (3) Hastinapur 
    (4) Gurgaon
    Answer: (4) Gurgaon
    As per legend, Gurgaon in Haryana was given as gurudakshina to Guru Dronacharya by his students — the Pandavas — and hence it came to be known as Guru-gram, which in course of time is said to have got distorted to Gurgaon. The BJP government in Haryana renamed Gurgaon as Gurugram in April 2016.

    Question: Jalikattu is associated with which Indian festival?

    (1) Onam 
    (2) Pongal
    (3) Bihu 
    (4) Hornbill
    Answer: (2) Pongal
    Jallikattu is typically practised in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day. It is a traditional spectacle in which a bullis released into a crowd of people and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump of the bull with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape.

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