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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

Lavani is a folk dance of _____.

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

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Question 2

Maanch is a folk dance from

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

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Question 3

When was the Arya Samaj divided on principles?

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

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Question 4

Losoong is a festival which is celebrated in

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

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Question 5

Tertali is a folk dance of _____.

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

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Question 6

The Main headquarters of Sahitya Akademi is located at

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

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Question 7

Fire temple is the place of worship of which religion?

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

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Question 8

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 9

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

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

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Question 10

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 11

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 12

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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Question 13

The last Trithankara in Jain tradition is:

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

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Question 14

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 15

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 16

Garadi is a folk dance of_____.

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

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Question 17

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 18

Which among the following is a folk dance of India?

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

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Question 19

Losar festival is celebrated in which state?

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

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Question 20

In which Indian Religion, there are 24 Tirthankaras?

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

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Question 21

'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 22

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 23

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 24

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 25

'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 26

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 27

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 28

Which classical dance is famous in Tamil Nadu?

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

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Question 29

The veda which deals with the rituals is known as_____________

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

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Question 30

‘Panchatantra’ is originally written by _____________.

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

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Question 31

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 32

Mohiniattam dance from developed originally in which state?

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

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Question 33

The dance encouraged and performance from the temple of Thanjavur was

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

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Question 34

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

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

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Question 35

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

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

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Question 36

The Hornbili festival is celebrated in

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

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Question 37

Classical dance 'Mohiniattam' belongs to which state ?

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

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Question 38

Lavani is a traditional dance of which Indian state?

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

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Question 39

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 40

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 41

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 42

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 43

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 44

Gandhara Art is the combination of

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

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Question 45

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 46

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 47

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 48

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 49

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 50

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 51

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 52

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 53

The concept of Triratna belonged to

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

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Question 54

'Dandia' is a popular dance of

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

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Question 55

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 56

Thillana is a format of

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

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Question 57

The most popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu.

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

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Question 58

Kathak is a classical dance of

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

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Question 59

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

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

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Question 60

The book of Parsis is

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

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Question 61

Sitara Devi is associated with ________________.

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

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Question 62

'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 63

'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 64

Dollu Kunitha is a folk dance from

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

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Question 65

Kumbh Mela is held in every ___ years

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

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Question 66

Leela Samson is associated to which classical dance style?

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

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Question 67

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 68

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 69

Ghoomar is the popular folk dance of

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

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Question 70

'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 71

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 72

Which Indian Community celebrates the Khordad sal

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

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Question 73

Sattriya is a classical dance form of __________

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

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Question 74

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 75

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 76

Annie Besant arrived in India in:

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

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Question 77

Mina is the tribe of

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

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Question 78

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 79

The head quarters of Sahitya Akademi is at

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

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Question 80

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 81

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 82

Elephant festival is celebrated in which city?

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

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Question 83

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 84

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 85

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 86

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 87

The Court language of the Mughals was

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

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Question 88

The last Mahakumbh of the 20th century was held at

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

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Question 89

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 90

Which is the folk dance of Andhra Pradesh?

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

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Question 91

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 92

Giddha is a folk dance of which state?

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

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Question 93

Kalachakra ceremony is associated with which religion?

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

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Question 94

_________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 95

Losoong is a festival which is celebrated in –

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

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Question 96

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

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

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Question 97

Festival of Nuakhai was recently celebrated in

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

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Question 98

kuchipudi belongs to which state

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

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Question 99

The National Anthem was first sung in the year

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

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Question 100

Which classical dance form is famous in Uttar Pradesh?

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

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Question 101

Bihu is a folk dance of which state?

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

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Question 102

Which of the following dances is a solo dance?

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

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Question 103

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 104

Lutheranism is an example of a christian

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

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Question 105

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 106

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 107

Kalchakra ceremony is associated with which of the following ceremonies?

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

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Question 108

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

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

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Question 109

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 110

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 111

Most of population in Sri Lanka follows ___________.

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

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Question 112

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

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

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Question 113

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 114

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

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

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Question 115

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 116

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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