Indian Culture Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Culture Solved MCQs Set8

Questions
1 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) and select your answer from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : Amir Khusrau was a sufi and a devoted disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, who was well known for his fondness for music. He had very high notions about the attainments of the Indians, including their incomparable skill in music.

Reason (R) : Among the many points of superiority, enumerated by him in his Masnawi, Nuh Sipahr which the Indians enjoyed over the people of rest of the world, one was music.

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, (R) is true

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 The famous musician Baiju Baora resided in the courts of :
1 Man Singh Tomar and Bahadur Shah Gujarati
2 Muzaffar Shah and Hushang Shah
3 Mahmud Khalji and Mahmud Gavan
4 Ali Adil Shah and Husain Nizam Shah

Answer:Man Singh Tomar and Bahadur Shah Gujarati
3 Who was the composer of Panduranga Mahatmya, biography of the saints of Pandharpur ?
1 Moropant
2 Jyotipant
3 Tukaram
4 Mahipati

Answer: Mahipati
4 When Babur came to India he carried with him two Timurid architects. Which of the following architects accompanied Babur ?

(a) Ustad Mir Mirak Ghiyas

(b) Ustad Hamid

(c) Ustad Shah Muhammad

(d) Ustad Ahmad

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

Answer:(a) and (c)
5 Which of the Kashmiri calligraphist of the Chak period, entered the service of Akbar, upon whom emperor conferred the title of Zarrin Qalam (Gold-pen ) ?
1 Baqi Muhammad
2 Mir Abdullah
3 Muhammad Al-Hajji
4 Muhammad Husain

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

Assertion (A) : In Akbar’s period the roadside rest houses were known as chaukis and functioned as dak or postal chaukis cum state run inns for travellers.

Reason (R) : By the 17TH century there was a clear cut demarcation between dak chaukis and caravan sarais.

In the light 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: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
7 The title of ‘Mirza’ was given by the Mughal emperors to :
1 The Chiefs of Jodhpur
2 The Chiefs of Jaisalmer
3 The Chiefs of Amber
4 The Chiefs of Udaipur

Answer:The Chiefs of Amber
8 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) and select your correct answer from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : To emphasize that the Guru combined both spiritual and worldly leadership in his person, Guru Arjan began to live in an aristocratic style .

Reason (R) : He also started a system of collecting offerings from the Sikhs at the rate of onefourth of their income .

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, (R) is true

Answer: (A) is true, (R) is false
9 Who among the following translated Bhaskaracharya’s work Lilavati into Persian during Akbar’s reign ?
1 Faizi
2 Fathullah Shirazi
3 Badaoni
4 Shaikh Mubarak

Answer: Faizi
10 Which of the following European traveller remarks that as against one widow who committed sati there were ‘even hundreds or thousands’ of widows who did not kill themselves and lived without any reproach from their castes ?
1 Father Monserrate
2 Pelsaert
3 Bernier
4 Manucci

Answer: Pelsaert
11 Identify the following ruler of south : ‘He banned the use of liquor. He forbade prostitution, stopped polyandry in Malabar and made it obligatory for all women to cover their bodies properly, for in some parts of Malabar women did not cover their bodies above the waist’ .
1 Haider Ali
2 Krishnaraja Wadiyar
3 Tipu Sultan
4 Bukka I

Answer: Tipu Sultan
12 Chronologically arrange the following printing presses and select the correct answer regarding the year of their establishment from the code given below :

(a) Serampore Mission Press

(b) Hindustanee Press established by Gilchrist and Hunter

(c) Persian Press established by Mathew and Lumsden

(d) Sanskrit Press established by T.E. Colebrooke

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

Answer:(a), (b), (c),
13 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) and select the correct answer from the code given below :

Assertion (A) : The introduction of English education broke the barrier which had hither to effectively shut India from the western world.

Reason (R) : The western education gave birth to a critical attitude towards religion and a spirit of inquiry into the origins of state and society.

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 Mathura(A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
14 Chronologically arrange the following institutions in the order of their year of foundation, and select the correct answer from the code given below :

(a) The Radha Soami Satsang

(b) The Lingayat Education Society

(c) The Dar-al-ulumat Deoband

(d) The Nawat-al-ulama

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

Answer: (a), (c), (b), (d) (2) (c), (b), (a), (d)
15 Which one of the following organizations Dr. B.R. Ambedkar did not establish ?
1 The Independent Labour Party
2 The Peasants and Worker’s Party
3 The Scheduled Caste Federation
4 The Republican Party

Answer:The Peasants and Worker’s Party

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