Indian Culture Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Culture Solved MCQs Set 5

Questions
1 What is not true about Zain-ul Abidin and his reign ?
1 Sultan in concert with Habib wrote a book on Gunpowder.
2 He sent two man to Samarqand to learn the art of paper making.
3 Any foreigner in his country who knew a craft not known in Kashmir was obliged to teach his craft before he could leave the country.
4 For the manufacture of world famous Kashmiri shawls, in his reign Kashmir was indebted to Khorasan for learning the art.

Answer:Any foreigner in his country who knew a craft not known in Kashmir was obliged to teach his craft before he could leave the country.
2 One of the characteristics of Afghan architecture was five arched mosques. Which of the following mosque/s is/are five arched mosque/s ?

(a) Bara Gumbad Masjid

(b) Moth ki Masjid

(c) Jamali Masjid

(d) Qila i Kuhna Masjid Select the correct answer from the code given below :
1 (a) and (b) only
2 (b) and (c) only
3 (a), (b) and (c) only
4 (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Answer:(a), (b), (c) and (d)
3 Which of the following Vijayanagara temple is having the entire Ramayana story with legends ?
1 Chintala Venkataramana temple, Tadiparti
2 Hazara Rama temple, Hampi
3 Venkataramana temple, Penukonda
4 Chennakesava temple, Somapalem

Answer:Chintala Venkataramana temple, Tadiparti
4 Krishnadeveraya’s reign marked the beginning of a new era in Telugu literature which imitated the Sanskrit literary form Prabandha. Which of the following Telugu works are written in Prabandha genre.

(a) Krishnadevaraya’s Amuktamalyada

(b) Vyasatirtha’s Bhedo-jjivana

(c) Allasani Peddan’s Manucharitam

(d) Nandi Timmayya’s Parijatapaharanamu

Code :
1 (a) and (b)
2 (b) and (c)
3 (b), (c) and (d)
4 (a), (c) and (d)

Answer:(a), (c) and (d)
5 Which of the following books were adorned with paintings by the painters of Akbar’s Court ?

(a) Zafar Namah

(b) Changiz Namah

(c) Ramayana

(d) Naldaman

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

Answer: (a), (b), (c), (d)
6 Which of the following 16TH century painter was influenced by Italian style of painting who illustrated ‘the unfaithful wife’ in 1595 in this style ? (1)(2) (3) (4)
1 Abdus Samad
2 Abul Hasan
3 Al-Mansur
4 Miskin

Answer:Miskin
7 Which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 Akbar built a fort and erected buildings for his residence at Lahore.
2 In Lahore, according to Jahangir’s orders, old buildings had been replaced with new ones under the supervision of MAMUR KHAN .
3 Shah Jahan left old buildings intact, but constructed new edifices in the same area. The work was entrusted to WAZIR KHAN .
4 Aurangzeb took keen interest in decorating buildings of Lahore.

Answer:Aurangzeb took keen interest in decorating buildings of Lahore.
8 Name the dictionary compiled by Muhammad Shadiabadi in Malwa in 1468-69 :
1 Farhang-i Qawwas
2 Fawaid-ul Fuad
3 Miftah-ul Fuzala
4 Khazain-ul Futuh

Answer: Miftah-ul Fuzala
9 Which of the following statement is not true about Guru Arjan ?
1 Guru Arjan compiled the Sikh Scripture Adi Granth.
2 Guru combined both spiritual and worldly leadership in his person.
3 He despised aristocratic style of living, instead lead a simple life.
4 He started a system of collecting offerings from the Sikhs at the rate of 1 10 TH of their income.

Answer:He despised aristocratic style of living, instead lead a simple life.
10 Classical music forms were patronised by Chishtiya sufis. Which of the following statements are true pertaining to Shaikh Bahauddin Barnawa ?

(a) Shaikh Bahauddin was expert in Karnataka music which he learnt from his Hindu devotees of the Decean.

(b) Tansen is said to have performed before the Shaikh and also sent his son to the Shaikh to learn the art of music.

(c) Shaikh deplored Raja Man Singh’s invention of dhrupad as a great disservice to the classical form of music.

(d) Shaikh himself invented Sazkhyal, an instrument in the shape of qalamdan (pen stand). Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (b), (c) and (d)
11 Identify which one of the following statement is wrong ?
1 Raja Rammohan Roy rejected the Brahmin Priesthood’s intermediation between man and God and advocated the Unity of God.
2 Dayananda preached a purified Hinduism, one that rejected, the popular puranas, polytheism, idolatry, the role of Brahmin priests, pilgrimages, nearly all rituals.
3 Ramakrishna Paramahansa believed that the universality of all religions-all were true and led to God.
4 Propagation of monothism and all-round development of lower classes was the ultimate objective of the theosophical society.

Answer: Propagation of monothism and all-round development of lower classes was the ultimate objective of the theosophical society.
12 Given below are two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The decision to introduce English education in India was the result of a mixture of administrative, economic, political, religious and cultural motives.

Reason (R) : The Chardes Wood Despatch (1854) urged the government to withdraw direct support to institutions of higher education.

In the light of above statements, which of the following is correct ? Code :
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, (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, and (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
13 Which British administrator in India said : “The duty of the British Government is to foster education among the natives even though it might be their own high-road back to England.”
1 Warren Hastings
2 Thomas Munro
3 Mountstuart Elphinstone
4 John Malcolm

Answer: Mountstuart Elphinstone
14 Arrange the following institutions chronologically in accordance with their inception :

(a) Hindu College, Calcutta

(b) Madras Christian College, Madras

(c) Elphinstone College - Bombay

(d) Baptist Mission College - Serampore

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

Answer:(a), (d), (b), (c)
15 Which radical social reformer wrote Shatapatre between 1848 and 1850, that made a scathing attack on social evils of the Hindu society ?
1 Bhau Mahajan
2 Mahadev Govind Ranade
3 Rev. Baba Padmanji
4 Lokhitwadi G.H. Deshmukh

Answer: Lokhitwadi G.H. Deshmukh

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