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Indian Culture MCQs : This section focuses on the "Indian Culture". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Indian Culture skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

Which of the following is the name Pierre Cardin associated with?

A. Painting
B. Sports
C. Fashion Designing
D. Music

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Question 2

Ragini is a popular form of folk song belonging to the State of ___________

A. Kashmir
B. Kerala
C. Haryana
D. Manipur

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Question 3

Losoong is a festival which is celebrated in

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Sikkim
C. Kerala
D. Madhya Pradesh

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Question 4

In Rig Vedic period, the type of marriage under which a widow could marry the younger brother of her deceased husband was known as:

A. Niyoga
B. Prajapatya
C. Daiva
D. Arsha

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Question 5

Who composed the famous song 'Sare Jahan SeAchha'?

A. Jaidev
B. Mohammad Iqbal
C. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 6

Kala Ghoda festival, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival begins in which place?

A. Mumbai
B. Kolkata
C. Thiruvananthapuram
D. Panaji

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Question 7

The Chalukyas or Solankis ruled over Gujrat for almost three and a half centuries between:

A. The year 900-1300 A. D.
B. The year 990-1300 A. D.
C. The year 1000-1300 A. D.
D. The year 950-1300 A. D.

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Question 8

The oldest among the spoken literary languages of South India is:

A. Kannada
B. Malayalam
C. Telugu
D. Tamil Language

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Question 9

Ahar culture, Kayatha culture, Malwa culture, Savalda culture, Jorwe culture, Prabhas culture, Rangpur culture are all :

A. Mesolithic cultures
B. Palaeolithic cultures
C. The Chalcolithic cultures of Ancient India
D. None of these

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Question 10

According to Ramayana, who was Bharat's wife?

A. Sita
B. Urmila
C. Mandavi
D. Shuthukeert

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Question 11

Under which Delhi Sultan's rule, was the Kharaj in the form of a proper land tax levied over large parts of northern India?

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Alaudin Khilji
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Mahmood Shah

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Question 12

The Loyal Mohammadans of India was the newspaper brought out by :

A. Sayyid Ahmad Khan
B. Azim Jah Bahadur
C. Aram Shah
D. Azaam Khan

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Question 13

Lavani is a folk dance of _____.

A. Manipur
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Jammu & Kashmir
D. Maharashtra

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Question 14

During the Indian Freedom Struggle why did Rowlatt Act passed in 1919 arouse popular indignation?

A. To Kill Home Rule Movement
B. To Kill the Punjab the protest movement.
C. It authorized the government to imprison people without trial
D. None of these

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Question 15

The last Mahakumbh of the 20th century was held at

A. Nasik
B. Ujjain
C. Allahabad
D. Haridwar

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Question 16

Thillana is a format of

A. Kuchipudi
B. Odissi
C. Baharatanatyam
D. Kathak

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Question 17

Gandhara Art is the combination of

A. Indo - Roman
B. Indo - Greek
C. Indo - Islamic
D. Indo - China

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Question 18

Which Delhi Sultan levied the irrigation tax on the farmers for the first time ?

A. Abu Bakr Shah
B. Nasir ud din Muhammad Shah III
C. Sultan Firoz Tuglaq
D. Nusrat Shah

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Question 19

The Court language of the Mughals was

A. Hindiv
B. Arabic
C. Persian
D. Urdu

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Question 20

The biography of Harshvardhan-Harsh-Charita was written by :

A. Harshvardhan
B. Yogeswar Dutta
C. Abul Fazal
D. Banabhatta

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Question 21

The veda which deals with the rituals is known as_____________

A. Rigveda
B. Yajurveda
C. Samaveda
D. Atharvaveda

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Question 22

The extent of the Harappa civilization in the north was up to:

A. Manda (Akhnoor district of Jammu and Kashmir)
B. Punjab
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Haryana

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Question 23

The ratio of width of our National flag to its length is

A. 03:05
B. 02:03
C. 02:04
D. 03:04

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Question 24

'Madhubani', a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Bihar

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Question 25

Who among the following is regarded as War-God in Rigveda?

A. Agni
B. Indra
C. Surya
D. Varuna

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Question 26

'Natya - Shastra' the main source of India's classical dances was written by

A. Nara Muni
B. Bharat Muni
C. Abhinav Gupt
D. Tandu Muni

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Question 27

According to Mahabharat, who was Abhimanyu's mother?

A. Draupadi
B. Ulupi
C. Chitrangada
D. Subhadra

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Question 28

Garadi is a folk dance of_____.

A. Mizoram
B. Puducherry
C. Gujarat
D. Rajasthan

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Question 29

The Second Anglo- Maysore War took place between :

A. 1780-84 A.D.
B. 1680-84 A.D.
C. 1580-84 A.D.
D. 1880-84 A.D.

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Question 30

The four important dynasties that stand out prominently in the sixth century B.C. are :

A. The Guptas, the Ikshvakus, the Pauravas and the Mauryas.
B. The Haryankas, the Guptas, the Pauravas and Pradyotas.
C. The Haryankas, the Ikshvakus, the Pauravas and the Mauryas.
D. The Haryankas, the Ikshvakus, the Pauravas and Pradyotas.

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Question 31

Which of the following folk dance forms is associated with Gujarat?

A. Nautanki
B. Garba
C. Kathakali
D. Bhangra

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Question 32

Khan Abdul Ghaffar was the founder of:

A. Samaj Khidmatgar Organisation
B. Khudai Khidmatgar Organisation
C. Dharm Khidmatgar Organisation
D. Islam Khidmatgar Organisation

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Question 33

Who was the founder of independent kingdom of Gujatat?

A. Muhammad Shah I
B. Zafar Khan
C. Ahmad Shah I
D. Mahmud Begada

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Question 34

The last ruler of Tughlaq dynasty was:

A. Alam Shah
B. Nasir Uddin Mahmood
C. Firoz Shah Tuglaq
D. Mahmood Shah

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Question 35

Losar festival is celebrated in which state?

A. Assam
B. Orissa
C. Nagaland
D. Sikkim

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Question 36

Mughal emperor Akbar divided his empire into :

A. Eight Provinces (Subas)
B. Five Provinces (Subas)
C. Twelve Provinces (Subas)
D. Ten Provinces (Subas)

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Question 37

The rise of two independent states in the South namely The Vijyanagar (A. D. 1336) and Bahamani (A. D. 1347) witnessed by:

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Qutbuddin Aibak
C. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
D. Raziyat ud din Sultana

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Question 38

The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from

A. Rigveda
B. Satpath Brahmana
C. Mundak Upanishad
D. Ramayana

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Question 39

The first notable Paramara ruler in medieval period of India was:

A. Sindhuraja
B. Bhoja I
C. Vakpati Munja
D. Sindhuraja

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Question 40

Dadra and Nagar Haveli was liberated from Portuguese rule in :

A. 1935
B. 1947
C. 1950
D. 1954

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Question 41

Which among the following temples of India is known as "Black Pagoda"  ?

A. Brihadeeshwara Temple, Tanjore
B. Sun Temple, Konark
C. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
D. Jagannath Temple, Puri

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Question 42

Among the four Vedas, which one is a collection of spells and charms?

A. The Sama Veda
B. The Atharvaveda
C. The Rig Veda
D. The Yajur Veda

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Question 43

Which of the following is not an element of culture?

A. Customs and traditions
B. Religion
C. Human Beleifs
D. Forms of government

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Question 44

Where has the Great Bath been excavated?

A. Harappa
B. Kalibangan
C. Mohenjodaro
D. None of Above

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Question 45

Asoka the great appointed a class of officers vested with judicial power known as :

A. Dhamma
B. Rajukas
C. Chandashok
D. None of Above

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Question 46

The Khajuraho temples were built under:

A. Chandela Kings
B. Pauravas Kings
C. Ikshvakus Kings
D. Haryanka Kings

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Question 47

The single biggest item of import to the Vijaynagar empire was:

A. Gold
B. Rice
C. Horses
D. Wheat

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Question 48

The Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up in 1784 in Calcutta by:

A. Charles Wilkins
B. Sir Robert Chambers
C. Alexander Hamilton
D. Sir William Jones

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Question 49

The cultivation of crops in regions with an annual rainfall of 750mm is called as ____.

A. Wet Farming
B. Intensive Farming
C. Rain Fed Farming
D. Dry Land Farming

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Question 50

The Dharm Chakra Pravatan mentioned in the Buddihst test is:

A. Nirvana
B. Birth of Buddha
C. The first sermon delivered by Buddha at Sarnath
D. None of these

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Question 51

Sattriya is a classical dance form of __________

A. Manipur
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Assam
D. Andhra Pradesh

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Question 52

Who composed the famous song 'Sare Jahan Se Achha'?

A. Jaidev
B. Mohammad Iqbal
C. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 53

Who was the in charge of Alauddin Khilji's market control system ?

A. Shahan-e-Sahi
B. Shahan-e-Rajukas
C. Shahan-e-Mandi
D. Diwan-e-Amir-Kohi

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Question 54

The famous book of Huin-Tsang which forms an invaluable source to ancient Indian history is :

A. Si-Yu-Ki
B. Hi-Nu-Si
C. Kitab-e-Hind
D. None of Above

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Question 55

In 1492, the Spanish navigator who set out on his voyage to discover India but instead landed on the soil of America was :

A. Christopher Columbus
B. Vasco Da Gama
C. James Cook
D. None of Above

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Question 56

The first Gupta ruler to assume the title of Maharajadhiraja was :

A. Chandragupta I
B. Chandragupta II
C. Samundra Gupta
D. Kumargupta

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Question 57

The most important republican state during the period of Buddha were :

A. The Panchalas
B. The Vajjis
C. The Kashis
D. The Magadhas

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Question 58

During the Age of Rig Veda, the grains are collectively called:

A. Yava and Anaaj
B. Anaaj and Dhanya
C. Ann and Anaaj
D. Yava and Dhanya

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Question 59

The roads of cities in the Indus Valley Civilization generally divided the city into:

A. Rectangular Blocks
B. Circular Blocks
C. Triangular Blocks
D. None of Above

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Question 60

The three great Chinese pilgrims who visited India in search of knowledge, manuscripts and relics between the fifth and seventh centuries A. D. are:

A. Meghasthanise, Huin-Tsang, and I-Tsing
B. Fa-Hien, Huin-Tsang, and Meghasthanise
C. Fa-Hien, Huin-Tsang, and I-Tsing
D. Fa-Hien, Meghasthanise, and I-Tsing

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Question 61

The Group of Monuments at Hampi is an important ______________ centre?

A. Islam
B. Hindu
C. Sikh
D. Christian

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Question 62

The three dynasties which ruled over Vijayanagar were:

A. The Saluva, Haryak and Aravidu
B. The Saluva, Tuluva and Satwahan
C. The Satwahan, Haryak and Aravidu
D. The Saluva, Tuluva and Aravidu

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Question 63

The first Carnatic War between the French and the English took place between:

A. 1646 and 1648
B. 1546 and 1548
C. 1446 and 1448
D. 1746 and 1748

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Question 64

Mughal emperor Akbar divided his empire into:

A. Eight Provinces (Subas)
B. Five Provinces (Subas)
C. Twelve Provinces (Subas)
D. Ten Provinces (Subas)

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Question 65

Which among the following was sent by the Greek sovereigns as ambassadors o pataliputra ?

A. Plato
B. Aristotle
C. Magasthenes
D. None of these

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Question 66

The National Song of India was composed by

A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Bankim Chandra Chatterji
C. Iqbal
D. Jai Shankar Prasad

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Question 67

Kathak is a classical dance of

A. North India
B. Tamilnadu
C. Manipur
D. Kerala

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Question 68

Where did the Tebhaga peasant Movement occur in 1946?

A. Odisha
B. Bengal
C. Bihar
D. Uttar Pradesh

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Question 69

Who said "God knows man's virtues and inquires not his caste, in the next world there is no caste?"

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Guru Hari Krishan
C. Kabir
D. Rabindranath Tagore

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Question 70

Vedic literature Comprises literary productions namely

A. The Samhitas of Vedas
B. The Brahamans
C. The Aranyakas
D. None of the above

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Question 71

Sadir is a name of which ancient dance style of India?

A. kathak
B. Odissi
C. Bharatanatyam
D. Mohiniattam

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Question 72

Sitara Devi is associated with ________________.

A. Manipuri dance
B. Kathak dance
C. Garba dance
D. Hindustani Vocal

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Question 73

World's first green Islamic bond was issued by which of the following countries?

A. Indonesia
B. Malaysia
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Iraq

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Question 74

The most distinguishing feature of various Chalcolithic Cultures in ancient period is their :

A. Black Polished Ware
B. Seal
C. Painted Grey Ware
D. Painted Pottery

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Question 75

Which Sultan of Delhi established a separate agriculture department which planned rotation of crops?

A. Mohammad Bin Tuglaq
B. Qutbuddin Aibak
C. Firoz Shah Tuglaq
D. None of these

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Question 76

Which ruler of Sultanate period was also known as lakh bakhsh (giver of lakhs) ?

A. Aram Shah
B. Nasir ud din Mahmud
C. Ala ud din Masud
D. Qutb- ub-din-Aibak

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Question 77

Which Indian Academy is promoting dance, drama and music?

A. Sahitya Academy
B. Lalit Kala Academy
C. National School of Drama
D. Sangeet Academy

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Question 78

Rabindranath Tagore's 'Jana Gana Mana' has been adopted as India's National Anthem. How many stanzas of the said song were adopted?

A. Third and Fourth stanza
B. The whole song
C. First and Second stanzav
D. Only the first stanza

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Question 79

The writer of Kitab-Ur-Rahela is :

A. Alberuni
B. Ibne-Batuta
C. Fa-Hien, Huin-Tsang
D. I - Tsing

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Question 80

The Satnami sect in India was founded in:

A. The year 1457
B. The year 1600
C. The year 1557
D. The year 1657

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Question 81

Which Mughal ruler did away the Jaziya tax ?

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Jahndar Shah
C. Aurangzeb
D. Azim-us-Shan

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Question 82

Kalachakra ceremony is associated with which religion?

A. Buddhism
B. Islam
C. Hinduism
D. Jainism

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Question 83

The ratio of width of our National flag to its length is

A. 3:5
B. 2:3
C. 2:4
D. 3:4

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Question 84

Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq is credited with the foundation of the third city of Delhi known as:

A. Farukkhabad
B. Firozabad
C. Tughlaqabad
D. None of Above

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Question 85

The scared book of Buddhists is?

A. Upanishad
B. Veda
C. Tripitaka
D. Jatakas

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Question 86

Mohiniattam dance form developed originally in which state?

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Orissa
C. Kerala
D. Karnataka

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Question 87

Chanakya was the chief advisor of which ruler?

A. Ashok
B. Harshvardhan
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Kanishka

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Question 88

Madhubani', a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Bihar

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Question 89

The famous resolution on Non-Cooperation was adopted at a special session (September 1920) held at:

A. Lahore
B. Bombay
C. Pune
D. Calcutta

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Question 90

According to Max Muller, Aryans migrated to India from :

A. South Asia
B. Central Asia
C. North Asia
D. None of Above

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Question 91

Which is the first Export Processing Zone declared as Free Trade Zone in India?

A. Santacruz.
B. Kandla
C. Noida
D. Falta

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Question 92

Mahismati on the river Narmada was the earliest seat of power of:

A. The Abhira
B. The Kalachuris
C. The Vachanas
D. None of these

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Question 93

Who was the commander of revolt of 1857 in Rohilkhand?

A. Ahmadullah
B. Luxmi Bai
C. Kuwar Singh
D. Bhadur Shah Jafar

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Question 94

Ahar culture, Kayatha culture, Malwa culture, Savalda culture, Jorwa culture, Prabas culture, Rangpur culture are all parts of:

A. Lower Paleolithic Cultures
B. Middle Paleolithic Cultures
C. Upper Paleolithic Cultures
D. Chalcolithic Cultures

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Question 95

Mina is the tribe of

A. Assam
B. Rajasthan
C. Bihar
D. Tripura

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Question 96

The apex body in Indian Money market is:

A. Imperial Bank
B. Reserve Bank of India
C. Union Bank Of India
D. United bank Of India

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Question 97

The oldest form of composition of Hindustan Vocal music is

A. Thumri
B. Ghazal
C. Dhrupad
D. None of the above

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Question 98

‘Panchatantra’ is originally written by _____________.

A. Kalidas
B. Vishnu Sharma
C. Tulsi Das
D. None of these

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Question 99

Which state has established India's first Centre for Animal Law  ?

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Maharashtra
D. Telangana

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Question 100

During the Sultanate period the highest category of peasants were:

A. The Khots and Muqaddams.
B. Khud-kasht
C. Pahi-kasht
D. Muzarian

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Question 101

When were the High Courts in Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established?

A. In the year 1865
B. In the year 1893
C. In the year 1931
D. In the year 1862

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Question 102

The first Muslim ruler to impose the Jaziya on the Brahmins was :

A. Ghiyas ud din Balban
B. Aurangzeb
C. Aram Shah
D. Firoz Shah Tughlaq

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Question 103

'Dandia' is a popular dance of

A. Punjab
B. Gujarat
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Maharashtra

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Question 104

Madhubani painting is famous in which of the following state?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Kerala
C. Bihar
D. Tamil Naidu

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Question 105

Mahabhasya - an outstanding work in the fields of grammar - is a composition by:

A. Ashwins
B. Ghosha
C. Kakshivat
D. Patanjali

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Question 106

Who founded the Haryanka dynasty in Magadha ?

A. Udayabhadra
B. Ajatashatru
C. Bimbisara
D. None of Above

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Question 107

Akbar the great Mughal Emperor proclaimed a new religion Din-e-Ilahi in:

A. 1565
B. 1575
C. 1581
D. 1583

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Question 108

The department named Diwan-e-Amir-Kohi related to agriculture was established by :

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Muhammd Bin Tughlaq
C. Akber
D. Allaudin Khilji

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Question 109

kuchipudi belongs to which state

A. Telangana
B. Tamilnadu
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Kerala

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Question 110

Ghoomar is the popular folk dance of

A. Punjab
B. Himachal Pradesh
C. Rajasthan
D. Jammu and Kashmir

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Question 111

The person who established the state of Awadh is:

A. Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf-Jah
B. Mir Muhammad Amin alias Saadat Khan
C. Osman Ali Khan
D. Qamaruddin Khan

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Question 112

Kathak, Nauntanki, Jhora and Kajri are the important dances of

A. Rajasthan
B. Punjab
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Andhra Pradesh

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Question 113

The person who established the state of Awadh is :

A. Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf-Jah
B. Mir Muhammad Amin alias Saadat Khan
C. Osman Ali Khan
D. Qamaruddin Khan

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Question 114

Lutheranism is an example of a christian

A. branch.
B. sect.
C. denomination.
D. religion.

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Question 115

The Founder of Sunga dynasty was:

A. Pushyamitra Sunga
B. Agnimitra
C. Pulindaka
D. Vajramitra

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Question 116

Which Indian Community celebrates the Khordad sal

A. Sikh
B. Jain
C. Hindu
D. Parsi

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Question 117

When Alexander the great invaded India, the dynasty which was ruling over entire north India was :

A. Gupta Dynasty
B. Maurya Dynasty
C. Sakya Dynasty
D. Nanda Dynasty

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Question 118

The relics of Indus Valley (Harappa) civilization were first noticed in:

A. Mohenjodaro
B. Lothal
C. Harappa
D. Kalibagan

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Question 119

Ibn-e-Batuta was a traveler from :

A. China
B. Japan
C. Morocco
D. Portugal

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Question 120

Sher Shah Suri emerged the new ruler of India after defeating Humayun in:

A. 1450
B. 1540
C. 1600
D. 1650

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Question 121

Mahatma Gandhi laid down four preconditions for a Satyagrahi (Passive Resistor) to fulfill - namely :

A. Observe perfect Chastity, Adopt Poverty, Follow truth and Cultivated Fearlessness.
B. Observe perfect Chastity, Gain Money, Follow truth and Cultivated Fearlessness.
C. Observe perfect Chastity, Adopt Poverty, Follow truth and Cultivated Power.
D. Observe perfect Chastity, Gain Money, Follow truth and Cultivated Power.

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Question 122

'Chauth' was

A. Toll tax imposed by shivaji
B. A religious tax imposed by Aurangzeb
C. Land tax levied by Shivaji on neighboring states
D. Irrigation tax charged by akbar

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Question 123

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb died in:

A. 1743 A.D.
B. 1720 A.D.
C. 1707 A.D.
D. 1727 A.D.

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Question 124

Who founded the Servants of India Society in 1905?

A. J. Joshi
B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C. Mahtma Gandhi
D. Lala Lazpat Rai

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Question 125

The two independent states which emerged in the south during Muhammad Bin Tuglaq's reign (1325-51) were:

A. The Vijayanagar and Bahamani
B. The Mysore Kingdom and Bahamani
C. The Hydrabad Kingdom and Bahamani
D. The Mysore Kingdom and The Vijayanagar

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Question 126

The Paleolithic Age in India is divided into three phases based on tools technology namely :

A. Pre Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic
B. Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Post Paleolithic
C. Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic
D. Normal Paleolithic, Odinary Paleolithic, Clever Paleolithic

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Question 127

Swami Vivekananda was born :

A. On January 2, 1863 in Calcutta.
B. On January 12, 1863 in Calcutta.
C. On January 18, 1863 in Calcutta.
D. On January 28, 1863 in Calcutta.

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Question 128

The Main headquarters of Sahitya Akademi is located at

A. Mumbai
B. Chennai
C. New Delhi
D. Kolkata

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Question 129

The book of Parsis is

A. Torah
B. Bible
C. Zend Avesta
D. Gita

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Question 130

The Sabha and Samiti have been called two daughters of Prajapati in :

A. The Artharvaveda
B. The Rig Veda
C. The Sama Veda
D. The Yajur Veda

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Question 131

Of the ancient six philosophical systems of ancient India, which is the oldest one?

A. Yoga
B. Vedanta
C. Nyaya
D. Samkhya

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Question 132

The two Jain Trithankars who find mention in Rig Veda are:

A. Rishabhanath and Mahavira
B. Rishabhanath and Aristhanemia
C. Mahavira and Aristhanemia
D. Ajitnath and Mahavira

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Question 133

Thillana is a format of

A. Kuchipudi
B. Odissi
C. Bharatanatyam
D. Kathak

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Question 134

The Arab scholar/astronomer who studied Sanskrit and Astronomy for a decade at Varanasi?

A. Alberuni
B. Saddat Khan
C. Daiva Alzajira
D. None of these

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Question 135

Which river is most described in the Rig-Veda?

A. Ganga River
B. Sindhu River
C. Yamuna River
D. Sarswati River

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Question 136

Most of population in Sri Lanka follows ___________.

A. Hinduism
B. Islam
C. Christianity
D. Buddhism

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Question 137

Between 1749-1754, an important war fought between the forces of the British and the French is known as :

A. Third battale of panipat
B. The first Carnatic War
C. The second Carnatic War
D. Battle of Baxur

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Question 138

Mahmud Ghazni invaded Gujatat and ravaged the temple of Somnath during the reign of:

A. Varaha
B. Harihara
C. Bhima 1
D. Narasimha

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Question 139

Which among the following is a folk dance of India?

A. Garba
B. Kathakali
C. Manipuri
D. Mohiniattam

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Question 140

Who wrote the book The Wonder that was India?

A. J. Joshi
B. Jawahar Lal Neharu
C. R. K. Mehta
D. A. L. Bansal

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Question 141

Vedangas (Limbs of Vedas) are :

A. Siksha (phonetics) and Kalpa (rituals)
B. Vyakarna (grammar) and Nirukta (etymology)
C. Chhanda (metrics) and Jyotisha (astronomy)
D. All of these

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Question 142

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

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Question 143

The roads of cities in the Indus Valley Civilization generally divided the city into :

A. Rectangular Blocks
B. Circular Blocks
C. Triangular Blocks
D. None of Above

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Question 144

In 1724 the state of Hyderabad was founded by :

A. Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf-Jah
B. Azim Jah Bahadur
C. Osman Ali Khan
D. Qamaruddin Khan

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Question 145

The National Anthem was first sung in the year

A. 1911
B. 1913
C. 1936
D. 1935

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Question 146

As the evidence from Koldhiwa in the Belan Velly shows rice seems to have been domesticated in India by about :

A. 5000 B.C
B. 5500 B.C
C. 6000 B.C
D. 7000 B.C

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Question 147

Elephant festival is celebrated in which city?

A. Jaipur
B. Bangalore
C. Mizoram
D. Dispur

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Question 148

The unit of measurement of land in Maratha domination was:

A. Bigha
B. Kanwa
C. Ropani
D. Kathi

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Question 149

The fundamental principles of Buddha's teachings are represented by the four Nobel Truths viz. :

A. Dukkha, Dukkha Samuddaya, Dukkha Nirodha and Dukkha Nirodh-Gamini-Pratipada.
B. Sukhkkha, Dukkha Samuddaya, Dukkha Nirodha and Dukkha Nirodh-Gamini-Pratipada.
C. Suukkha, Sukkha Samuddaya, Dukkha Nirodha and Dukkha Nirodh-Gamini-Pratipada.
D. None of Above

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Question 150

"Early History of India" in 1904 was written by :

A. J. Joshi
B. Rakhal Das Bannerjee
C. V. A. Smith
D. None of these

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Question 151

In Rig Vedic period, the basis of both social and political organization was :

A. The Samaj
B. The Smriti
C. The Sabha
D. The Kula (Family)

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Question 152

Kathakali' is a folk dance prevalent in which state?

A. Karnataka
B. Orissa
C. Kerala
D. Manipur

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Question 153

The Indus Valley (Harappan) civilization covered an area of :

A. About 8,50,000 sq km.
B. About 12,50,000 sq km.
C. About 9,50,000 sq km.
D. About 10,50,000 sq km.

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Question 154

Which Sufi order (Silsila) laid great stress on practicing mystic music ?

A. Maulana Order
B. Sangit Order
C. Manu Order
D. Chisti Order

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Question 155

Which among the following is not a folk dance form of Kerala?

A. Kathakali
B. Thullal
C. Kaikottikali
D. Chappeli

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Question 156

When did Mahmud of Ghazni attack last on India?

A. 1020 A.D.
B. 1127 A.D.
C. 1227 A.D.
D. 1027 A.D.

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Question 157

Who wrote the book 'Early History of India' in 1904?

A. V.A. Smith.
B. Rakhal Das Bannerjee
C. R. K. Mehta
D. None of these

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Question 158

In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?

A. Rongali Bihu
B. Onam
C. Pongal
D. Navratri

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Question 159

The largest Indian site of Indus Valley Civilization was:

A. Lothal
B. Kalibangan
C. Banawali
D. Dholavira

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Question 160

In which Indian Religion, there are 24 Tirthankaras?

A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Hinduism
D. Sikhism

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Question 161

The popular dance of Gujarat is........

A. Dandia
B. Kathak
C. Kuchipudi
D. None of these

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Question 162

Lavani is a traditional dance of which Indian state?

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Gujarat
D. Maharashtra

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Question 163

The Vijayanagar Empire in the south came into existence in :

A. A. D. 1236
B. A. D. 1336
C. A. D. 1136
D. A. D. 1390

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Question 164

Leela Samson is associated to which classical dance style?

A. Bharatanatyam
B. Kathakali
C. Kuchipudi
D. Odissi

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Question 165

Who first applied the name India to the region watered by the Sindhu ?

A. British
B. Portuguese
C. Dutch
D. Achaemenid Persians

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Question 166

Giddha is a folk dance of which state?

A. Rajasthan
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Punjab
D. Bihar

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Question 167

The dance encouraged and performance from the temple of Tanjore was

A. Kathakali
B. Odissi
C. Kathak
D. Bharatanatyam

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Question 168

'Lavani' is a dance form of which state in India?

A. Maharashtra
B. Gujarat
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Andhra Pradesh

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Question 169

Which of the following pair is matched correctly?

A. Bharatanatyam - Andhra Pradesh
B. Kuchipudi - Madhya Pradesh
C. Kathakali - Kerala
D. Kathak - Tamil Nadu

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Question 170

Under Harshvardhan in the seventh century A. D. the centre of political gravity in north India shifted from Magadh to:

A. Kashi
B. Vajji
C. Mal
D. Kannauj

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Question 171

The Dutch East India Company was formed by merging several small companies of Holland in :

A. The year 1702
B. The year 1602
C. The year 1802
D. The year 1834

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Question 172

The Buddihst sources like Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa describes Chandragupta Maurya as a scion of :

A. Sakyas
B. Haryankas
C. Puravas
D. Pandyut

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Question 173

Which of the following was banned by Supreme Court of India in 2014 ?

A. Kick Boxing
B. Malla Yuddam
C. Kalari Payattu
D. Jallikattu

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Question 174

The author of the famous play Mrichchakatika (मृच्छकटिकम्) considered one of the best plays of ancient India is:

A. Samsthanaka
B. Charudatta
C. Vasantasena
D. Sudraka

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Question 175

The...........dish is one of the most  popular dishes of Kashmir?

A. Aloo Ka Raita
B. Dum Aloo
C. Kesar Chawal
D. Murgh Achaari

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Question 176

Dandia is a form of dance associated with which of the following state?

A. Haryana
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Rajasthan

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Question 177

The two day ‘Kabir Mahotsav’ in UP organized by which ministry?

A. Ministry of Tribal Affaris
B. Ministry of Culture
C. Ministry of Human Resource Development
D. Ministry of Home Affairs

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Question 178

Who put up the most stiff resistance against the British in India?

A. The Rajputs
B. The Marathas
C. The Moghals
D. The Sikhs

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Question 179

The head quarters of Sahitya Akademi is at

A. Mumbai
B. Chennai
C. New Delhi
D. Kolkata

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Question 180

In the context of the Indian freedom struggle October 16, 1905 is well known for which event?

A. Home Rule Launched
B. Mahatma Gandhi back to India
C. Formation of Young India
D. Partition of Bengal

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Question 181

The Harappa Civilization was discovered in 1920-21 by the excavations by :

A. R.D. Banerjee and by D.R. Sahni
B. Mortimer Wheeler
C. Sir Alexander Cunningham
D. None of Above

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Question 182

OCP (Ochre Coloured Pottery Culture) prevailed :

A. Between1200 B.C.-1000 B.C.
B. Between1300 B.C.-1000 B.C.
C. Between1500 B.C.-1000 B.C.
D. Between1800 B.C.-1000 B.C.

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Question 183

Tertali is a folk dance of _____.

A. Chhattisgarh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Manipur
D. Karnataka

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Question 184

Huin-Tsang the Chinese traveler visited India during the reign of :

A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Ashoka
C. Harshvaardhan’s reign
D. None of Above

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Question 185

Asoka's inscriptions have been found at Maski, Yerragudi and Chitaldurga, These are in

A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Tamilnadu
D. Maharastra

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Question 186

Who died at Pawapuri in 468 B.C. at the age of seventy two?

A. Gautam Buddha
B. Chaitnya
C. Mahavira Jain
D. Rishabhdev

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Question 187

The author of Tarikh-i-Mubaraks Shahi is :

A. Abu Bakr Shah
B. Mir Muhammad Amin alias Saadat Khan
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Yahya Sirhindi

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Question 188

Who is known as Siladitya ?

A. Chandragupta I
B. Samundragupta
C. Harshavardhana
D. Ashoka

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Question 189

Natya - Shastra' the main source of India's classical dances was written by

A. Nara Muni
B. Bharat Muni
C. Abhinav Gupt
D. Tandu Muni

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Question 190

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

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Question 191

The Indian ruler who spoke directly to the people through his inscriptions was :

A. Asoka the Great
B. Chandragupt Maurya
C. Samundra Gupta
D. Akbar

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Question 192

The founder of the philosophy of Vedanta/Uttara-Mimansa was:

A. Narayana
B. Badarayana
C. Aryabhat
D. None of Above

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Question 193

Who was the revolutionary leader to kill General O. Dyer responsible for Jallianwala Bagh tragedy?

A. Bhagat Singh
B. Raj Guru
C. Udham Singh
D. Sukhdev

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Question 194

Which period is referred as the Classical Age or Golden Age of Ancient India?

A. Gupta Period
B. Maurya Period
C. Satwahan Period
D. Sakya Period

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Question 195

The last Trithankara in Jain tradition is:

A. Rishabhanath
B. Aristhanemia
C. Vardhamana Mahavira
D. Ajitnath

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Question 196

The first official Language commission as required under Article 344 of the constitution was constituted by the president:

A. In 1955
B. In 1950
C. In 1952
D. In 1960

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Question 197

Balance of payment includes:

A. Only Visible
B. Only trade
C. The Visible and Invisible
D. Visible, invisible trade and debts

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Question 198

The Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah's reign came to an end after he was:

A. Sultan Ahmad III
B. Aziz-ud-Din
C. De Singh
D. Wazir

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Question 199

Alam Khan, one of those who invited Babur to invade India was an uncle of:

A. Genghis Khan
B. Ibrahim Lodhi
C. Mirzā Muḥammad Haydar
D. Chagatai Khan

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Question 200

Tansen, a great musician of his time, was in the court of –

A. Akbar
B. Shahjahan
C. Bahadur Shah
D. Jahangir

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Question 201

In ...................state is the Hornbill Festival held every year ?

A. Mizoram
B. Assam
C. Sikkim
D. Nagaland

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Question 202

_________is a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance called Tandavam.

A. Murugan
B. Nataraja
C. Vishnu
D. Venkateshwar

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Question 203

Losoong is a festival which is celebrated in –

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Sikkim
C. Kerala
D. Punjab

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Question 204

Bihu is a folk dance of which state?

A. Assam
B. Maharashtra
C. Odisha
D. Uttarakhand

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Question 205

Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya and Sambhogakaya are:

A. Buddhist Concepts.
B. Jainism Concept
C. Hinduism Concept
D. Sikhism Concept

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Question 206

The Puranas define the term Bharatavarsha as the country marked by seven main chains of mountains viz.:

A. Mahendra, Malaya, Sabhya, Suktimat, Riksha, Vindhya and Pariyatra
B. Mahendra, Malaya, Nashukha, Suktimat, Riksha, Vindhya and Pariyatra
C. Mahendra, Malaya, Sabhya, Suktimat, Amalya, Vindhya and Pariyatra
D. Mahendra, Haruna, Sabhya, Suktimat, Riksha, Vindhya and Pariyatra

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Question 207

Who were called Barids in medieval period?

A. The spy reporters
B. Jamindaars
C. Ghudswar
D. Paidal Sainik

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Question 208

The Sikh Khalsa was formed to instill a strong martial spirit in the Sikhs by:

A. Guru Arjan
B. Guru Hari Krishan
C. Guru Amar Das
D. Guru Gobind Singh

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Question 209

Shivaji divided his kingdom into:

A. Two Provinces
B. Three Provinces
C. Four Provinces
D. Five Provinces

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Question 210

Originally the followers of Mahavira were designated as:

A. Nirgranthas.
B. Sugranthas
C. Yogaranthas
D. None of these

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Question 211

"Milind Panho" explaining the Buddhist doctrines in the form of a dialogue between Milind and his teacher Nagsena (the great Buddhist philosopher ) is in :

A. Sanskrit
B. Pali Language
C. Hindi
D. Santhali

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Question 212

'Kathakali' is a folk dance prevalent in which state?

A. Karnataka
B. Orissa
C. Kerala
D. Manipur

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Question 213

Which of the following dances is a solo dance?

A. Ottan Thullal
B. Kuchipudi
C. Yakshagana
D. Odissi

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Question 214

The Brahmanas, the Arayakas and the Upanishads are attached to one or the other of :

A. The four Vedas.
B. The Ramayana
C. The Mahabharata
D. The Purans

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Question 215

Consider the following statements about Sikh Gurus:1. Banda Bahadur was appointed as the military leader of the Sikhs by Guru Tegh Bahadur.2. Guru Arjan Dev become the Sikh Guru after Guru Ram Das.3. Guru Arjan Dev gave to Sikhs their own script- Gurumukhi.Which of the statements given is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1 and 2

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Question 216

In which district of Andhra Pradesh, the Kuchipudi village is located from which the Kuchipudi dance

A. Anantapur
B. Krishna
C. Kurnool
D. Nellore

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Question 217

The name of which Indian classical dance style, originated in North India, literally means STORY TELLER?

A. Odissi
B. Kuchipudi
C. Kathak
D. Bharatnatyam

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Question 218

Anektavada is a core a theory and Philosophy of which religion?

A. Budhism
B. Jainism
C. Islam
D. Hinduism

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Question 219

The concept of Triratna belonged to

A. Sikhism
B. Jainism
C. Buddhism
D. Zoroastrianism

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Question 220

Folk dance "Lai Haraoba" is popular in which Indian state?

A. Assam
B. Manipur
C. Mizoram
D. Nagaland

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Question 221

The most popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu.

A. Karagam
B. Koodiyattam
C. Yakshagana
D. Kathakali

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Question 222

Lothal, Sutkagendor, Allahdino, Balakot and Kuntasi were the port cities of:

A. Greek Civilization
B. Eastern Civilization
C. Indus Valley Civilization
D. None of Above

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Question 223

The emergence of two independent state in the south namely the Vijaynagar (A. D. 1336) and Bahamani (A. D. 1347) took place during the reign of:

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Qutbuddin Aibak
C. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
D. Alauddin Khilji

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Question 224

Rabindranath Tagore's 'Jana Gana Mana' has been adopted as India's National Anthem. How many stanzas of the said song were adopted?

A. Only the first stanza
B. The whole song
C. Third and Fourth stanza
D. First and Second stanza

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Question 225

Which classical dance of the following is named after the village it was born from ?

A. Mohiniattam
B. Bharatanatyam
C. Kuchipudi
D. Kathakali

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Question 226

Which classical dance form is famous in Uttar Pradesh?

A. Kathakali
B. Kathak
C. Kuchipudi
D. Mohiniattam

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Question 227

Use of an attractive masquerade or mask is associated with which of the following dance style?

A. Kathakali
B. Kuchipudi
C. Odissi
D. Manipuri

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Question 228

The Dutch established their earliest factory at:

A. Surat
B. Chennai
C. Hydrabad
D. Kolkata

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Question 229

The famous song ‘Saare Jaha se Achha’ is composed by ___________

A. Ravindra Nath Tagore
B. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya
C. Mohammad Iqbal
D. one of the above

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Question 230

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

A. Ram
B. Jaganath
C. Shiva
D. Vishnu

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Question 231

Mughal emperor Akbar the great established Manasab system in the year:

A. AD 1550
B. AD 1555
C. AD 1565
D. AD 1575

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Question 232

The six famous Smiritis are :

A. Manu Smriti, Yajnvalkya Smriti, Ram Smriti, Parashara Smriti, Brihaspati Smiriti Katyayana Smriti
B. Kapil Smriti, Yajnvalkya Smriti, Narad Smriti, Parashara Smriti, Brihaspati Smiriti Katyayana Smriti
C. Manu Smriti, Yajnvalkya Smriti, Narad Smriti, Parashara Smriti, Brihaspati Smiriti Katyayana Smriti
D. Manu Smriti, Yajnvalkya Smriti, Narayan Smriti, Parashara Smriti, Brihaspati Smiriti Katyayana Smrit

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Question 233

Murshid Quli Khan became the diwan of Bengal in :

A. 1500 A.D.
B. 1600 A.D.
C. 1700 A.D.
D. 1800 A.D.

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Question 234

The founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev was born in:

A. The year 1469
B. The year 1470
C. The year 1480
D. The year 1467

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Question 235

The writer of Rajatarangini is :

A. Banbhata
B. Kalhana
C. Abul Fazal
D. Tulsi Das

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Question 236

Which of the battles was fought between the Marathas on the one side and the forces of Ahmed Shah Abdali on the other?

A. First Battle of Panipat, 1526
B. Second Battle of Panipat, 1556
C. Third Battle of Panipat 1761
D. None of Above

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Question 237

The famous Dasrajan war (the battle of ten kings) was mutual struggle of Aryans, fought on the bank of:

A. Chenab
B. Sindhu
C. Purushani (Ravi)
D. None of these

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Question 238

The capital cities of Indus Valley Civilization were:

A. Harappa and Mohenjodaro
B. Kalibangan
C. Banawali
D. Lothal

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Question 239

Dhamma which Ashoka the Great tried to instill as the governing principle and enforced in every sphere of life was :

A. A code for Economic and Judiciary
B. A code for moral and virtuous life
C. A code for religious reforms
D. None of Above

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Question 240

Who attained Kaivalya (i.e., the supreme knowledge and final deliverance from the bonds of pleasure and pain) at the age of 42 ?

A. Rishabhanath
B. Aristhanemia
C. Parsva Natha
D. Vardhamana Mahavira

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Question 241

The most important Bahamani ruler was:

A. Firoz Shah Bahamani
B. Mujahid Shah Bahmani
C. Dawood Shah Bahmani
D. Mahmood Shah Bahmani I

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Question 242

'Madhubani', a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Bihar

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Question 243

Who was the first of decipher the inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brahmi script?

A. James Princep
B. V. Smith
C. R. K. Mehta
D. None of these

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Question 244

Which of the following Akademis is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India?

A. National School of Drama
B. Sangeet Akademi
C. Sahitya Akademi
D. Lalit Kala Akademi

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Question 245

Who founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?

A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Annie Besant
C. Ajay Kumar Tyagi
D. None of these

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Question 246

The Chief of Sukrchakiya Misl (a Sikh confederacy) was :

A. Maharaja Ranjit Singh
B. Maharaja Jagjeet Singh
C. Maharaja Surjeet Singh
D. None of Above

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Question 247

Who wrote the play Mudrarakshasa ?

A. Vishakha Dutta
B. Banbhat
C. Tunbhadra
D. None of Above

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Question 248

The Hornbili festival is celebrated in

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Nagaland
C. Odisha
D. West Bengal

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Question 249

During modern history Martanda Verma emerged as the strong ruler of:

A. Karnataka
B. Kerala
C. Maharashtra
D. Tamil Nadu

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Question 250

Which is the folk dance of Andhra Pradesh?

A. Kolattam
B. Karakattam
C. Lavani
D. Saturi

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Question 251

In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh, one of the prominent gurus and tenth guru of Sikhs established:

A. The Gurudwara
B. The Sangam
C. The Khalsa
D. None of these

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Question 252

Dandia' is a popular dance of

A. Punjab
B. Gujarat
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Maharashtra

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Question 253

Which Delhi Sultan styled himself Sikandare-Sani (the second Alexander) ?

A. Firoz Shah Tughluq
B. Qutbuddin Aibak
C. Aram Shah
D. Alauddin Khilji

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Question 254

Vedic Literature includes:

A. The Vedas
B. The Brahmanas
C. The Aranyakas
D. None of the above

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Question 255

Kalchakra ceremony is associated with which of the following ceremonies?

A. Hinduism
B. Buddhism
C. Jainism
D. Islam

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Question 256

The Chalukyas or Solankis ruled over Gujarat:

A. 950-1300 A.D.
B. 1100-1300 A.D.
C. 1200-1300 A.D.
D. 600-1300 A.D.

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Question 257

Dollu Kunitha is a folk dance from

A. karnataka
B. Kerala
C. Bihar
D. Tamil Naidu

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Question 258

The major towns namely Fatehabad, Hissar, Firozpur, Jaunpur and Firozabad were founded by :

A. Firoz Shah Tughlaq
B. Raziyat ud din Sultana
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Aram Shah

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Question 259

Festival of Nuakhai was recently celebrated in

A. Telangana
B. Odisha
C. Goa
D. Maharastra

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Question 260

Fire temple is the place of worship of which religion?

A. Shintoism
B. Zoroastrianism
C. Taoism
D. Judaism

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Question 261

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

A. Hyderabad
B. Lucknow
C. Mysore
D. Jaipur

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Question 262

The eastern most outpost of Indus Valley Civilization (Akangirpur) was excavated by :

A. J. Joshi
B. B.B. Lai
C. Y. D. Sharma
D. S.R. Rao

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Question 263

Jayadeva, composer of the Gita Govinda adorned the court of Lakshmanasena who was the last Hindu ruler of:

A. Oddisa
B. Bihar
C. Bengal
D. Gujrat

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Question 264

Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah founded the state of Hyderabad in:

A. 1524
B. 1624
C. 1724
D. 1824

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Question 265

Katyayanaprakarna is book on grammar of:

A. Sanskrit
B. Pali Language
C. Tamil
D. Telgu

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Question 266

During the Vedic period the grains were collectively called:

A. Yuva and Ann
B. Yuva and Dhanya
C. Ann and Dhan
D. Dhan and Dhanya

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Question 267

Akbarnama and Ain-e-Akbari have been written by :

A. Abul Fazal
B. Akber
C. Rahim
D. Niggar Khan

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Question 268

Who founded Ramkrishna Mission in 1896?

A. Ram Kisna Paramhans
B. Swami Vivekananda
C. Ravibindra Nath Tagore
D. Devendra Nath Tagore

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Question 269

The five branches of historical studies "Sarg (revolution of universe), Manvatantra (recurring of time), Vamsa (genealogical list of kings and sages ) and Vamsa Nucharita (life stories of some selected characters )" are the subject matter of:

A. Veda
B. Tripitakas
C. Panch Tantra
D. Puranas

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Question 270

Mohiniattam dance from developed originally in which state?

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Orissa
C. Kerala
D. Karnataka

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Question 271

As per the 2011 census which of the following states of India has the highest literacy rate?

A. Kerala
B. Tripura
C. Goa
D. Himachal Pradesh

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Question 272

Mahabhasya has been written by:

A. Pāṇini
B. Patanjali
C. Kātyayana
D. None of these

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Question 273

The only Indus site where the remains of a horse have actually been found is:

A. Lothal
B. Surkotada
C. Kalibagan
D. Banawali

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Question 274

Maanch is a folk dance from

A. Haryana
B. Kerala
C. Assam
D. Madhya Pradesh

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Question 275

Which tribe of Arunachal Pradesh is celebrating Boori Boot Yollo Festival?

A. Gond
B. Bhil
C. Santhals
D. Nyishi

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Question 276

When was the Arya Samaj divided on principles?

A. 1893
B. 1895
C. 1903
D. 1913

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Question 277

Shri Narsimhan committee constituted in December 1995 was associated with:

A. Implementation of Constitutional reforms
B. Implementation of financial system reforms.
C. Implementation of Castism reforms
D. None of these

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Question 278

Which of the following Academies is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India?

A. National School of Drama
B. Sangeet Academy
C. Sahitya Academy
D. Lalit Kala Academy

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Question 279

Annie Besant arrived in India in:

A. 1878
B. 1885
C. 1893
D. 1900

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Question 280

The founder of the Karkota dynasty in Kashmir was:

A. Lalitaditya Muktapida
B. Durlabahaka
C. Durlabhvardhana
D. None of Above

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Question 281

What is Madhubani art?

A. The art of Storytelling
B. The art of Gujarat
C. A folk art practiced in Bihar
D. The art of honey extraction

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Question 282

Kumbh Mela is held in every ___ years

A. 12
B. 10
C. 7
D. 5

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Question 283

In which year were Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev hanged?

A. In the year 1931
B. In the year 1925
C. In the year 1913
D. In the year 1905

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Question 284

Tipu Sultan was the Sultan (ruler) of Mysore from:

A. 1782 to 1805
B. 1782 to 1799
C. 1772 to 1799
D. 1782 to 1790

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Question 285

In which of the Vedas have magical charm and spells been described?

A. Rig Veda
B. Sama Veda
C. Atharva Veda
D. Yajur Veda

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Question 286

Khajuraho temples were built by:

A. The Panchalas
B. The Chandellas
C. The Haryanks
D. Nandas

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Question 287

In which province of undivided India was a referendum held to ascertain whether it should join Pakistan or not?

A. Ceded and Conquered Provinces
B. North West Frontier province
C. Sind
D. Punjab

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Question 288

The two popular assemblies which seem to have formed an essential feature of the government during the Age of Rig Veda are:

A. Arayans and Kalash
B. Sabha and Samiti
C. Kul and Kalash
D. Arayans and Samiti

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Question 289

Which Governor General is remembered for the annulment of the partition of Bengal?

A. Lord Hardinge
B. Willium Bentick
C. Warren Hastings
D. Lord Curzon

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Question 290

Who was the first editor of the Yugantars?

A. Upendra Nath Bandopadhyay
B. Raja Subodh Mallik
C. Barendra Ghosh
D. Ambika Chakrobarty

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Question 291

Dhamma as propounded by Ashoka the great is not a religion but:

A. A moral Law, a Common Code of Conduct or an Ethical Order.
B. Message of religion
C. Unavoidable Order of king
D. None of Above

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Question 292

The Ryatwari Settlement was primarily introduced by the British Government in ?

A. Calcutta
B. Jhansi
C. Awadh
D. Madras and Bombay

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Question 293

Which Sikh Guru constituted Khalsa and introduced a new baptism ceremony requiring every Sikh to observe the five K's "Kesh , Kirpan, Kachha, Kanghi and Kara"?

A. Guru Govind Singh
B. Guru Hari Krishan
C. Guru Amar Das
D. Guru Tegbhadur

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Question 294

Who built Jama Masjid at Delhi?

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Shahjahan
D. Aurangzeb

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Question 295

In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?

A. Onam
B. Rongali Bihu
C. Navratri
D. Pongal

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Question 296

The dance encouraged and performance from the temple of Thanjavur was

A. Kathakali
B. Odissi
C. Kathak
D. Bharatanatyam

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Question 297

Ancient music was produced by what type of culture?

A. modem
B. large
C. literate
D. All of the above

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Question 298

Classical dance 'Mohiniattam' belongs to which state ?

A. Tamilnadu
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Manipur
D. Kerala

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Question 299

Which classical dance is famous in Tamil Nadu?

A. Kuchipudi
B. Mohiniattam
C. Bharatanatyam
D. Kathakali

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Question 300

which statement is true of the classical orchestra?

A. uses violin
B. uses flute
C. uses clarinet
D. All of the above

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