Indian Culture Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Culture Solved MCQs Set 3

Questions
1 Which of the following is the best example for an ashta parivara type of temple ?
1 Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjavur
2 Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
3 Kailasanatha Temple, Ellora
4 Vitthalaswami Temple, Hampi

AnswerKailasanatha Temple, Ellora
2 The information about seven classical ragas used in music is referred to in the inscription found at :
1 Kudumiyamalai
2 Kanchi
3 Badami
4 Ellora

Answer:Kudumiyamalai
3 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The Brihadisvara temple at Tanjavur is constructed of large granite blocks.

Reason (R) : Granite stone is available in plenty in this area.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer: (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 Who among the following founded a teaching institution called Sarasvati-mandira at Ajmer ?
1 Vakpatiraja
2 Durlabharaja
3 Vigraharaja
4 Prithviraja

Answer:Vigraharaja
5 Which of the following Khajuraho temples are of Sandhara type ?

(a) Chitragupta

(b) Lakshmana

(c) Parvati

(d) Visvanatha

Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (c) and (d)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer:(4) (b) and (d)
6 Arrange in a chronological sequence the following dowager queens who ruled as regents of their minor successor sons :

(a)Didda

(b) Karpuradevi

(c) Mayanalladevi

(d) Prabhavatigupta

Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 (a), (d), (b), (c)
2 (d), (a), (c), (b)
3 (a), (b), (d), (c)
4 (d), (c), (b), (a)

Answer: (d), (a), (c), (b)
7 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The Vikramankadeva - Charita of Kashmirian poet Bilhana is valuable source for Chalukya history.

Reason (R) : Bilhana was inspired by Kalhana to write such a work.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:(A) is true, but (R) is false.
8 Arrange the following dramas in a correct chronological order in view of their composition :

(a) Karpuramanjari

(b) Pratima Nataka

(c) Ratnavali

(d) Uttararamacharita

Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 (a), (b), (c), (d)
2 (b), (c), (d), (a)
3 (c), (d), (a), (b)
4 (d), (a), (b), (c)

Answer:(b), (c), (d), (a)
9 Arrange in a chronological sequence the following dowager queens who ruled as regents of their minor successor sons : (a) Didda (b) Karpuradevi (c) Mayanalladevi (d) Prabhavatigupta Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 Annaprasana, Chudakarma, Pumsavana, Simantonnayana
2 Chudakarma, Annaprasana, Pumsavana, Simantonnayana
3 Pumsavana, Simantonnayana, Annaprasana, Chudakarma
4 Simantonnayana, Pumsavana, Chudakarma, Annaprasana

AnswerPumsavana, Simantonnayana, Annaprasana, Chudakarma
10 Which of the following is not a constituent of a state as conceived by ancient political thinkers ?
1 Army
2 Forts
3 Ratnins
4 Treasury

Answer: Ratnins
11 Which of the following was used for measuring land ?
1 Adhaka
2 Dharaka
3 Karsha
4 Nivartana

Answer: Nivartana
12 Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
1 Brahmasphuta - Siddhanta - Vedanta philosophy
2 Madhava - nidana - medicine
3 Manasara - Architecture
4 Panchasiddhantika - Astronomy

Answer:Brahmasphuta - Siddhanta - Vedanta philosophy
13 Arrange the following texts in a chronological sequence :

(a) Ganitasara by Mahavira

(b) Nitivakyamrita by Somadeva

(c) Ayurvedadipika by Chakrapanidatta

(d) Sangita-Ratnakara by Sarngadeva

1 (a), (b), (c), (d)
2 (b), (c), (d), (a)
3 (c), (d), (a), (b)
4 (d), (a), (b), (c)

Answer(a), (b), (c), (d)
14 Who among the following poets are known for their Telugu translation of the Mahabharata ?

(a) Kamban

(b) Kuttan

(c) Nannayya

(d) Tikkana

Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (c) and (d)
4 (b) and (d)

Answer: (c) and (d)
15 Who among the following women was a mystic poet of Virasaivism ?
1 Akka Mahadevi
2 Vijjika
3 Silabhattarika
4 Subhadra

Answer:Akka Mahadevi

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