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General Knowledge Question Answers – Series 6

The session continues. We are here with a set of new questions with proper solutions from general awareness. This section covers the ‘Art and Culture in India’ all over the globe.

1. Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two?

Answer Options:
a. Vihara is a place of worship, while Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks
b. Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks
c. Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave, while Vihara is the hall axial to it
d. There is no material difference between the two

Answer

Answer

Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks

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2. The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the:

Answer Options:
a. three main racial groups of the Indian sub-continent
b. three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified
c. three main styles of Indian temple architecture
d. three main musical Gharanas prevalent in India

Answer

Answer

three main styles of Indian temple architecture

3. With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu’ ?

Answer Options:
a. It is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism still prevalent in some parts of South India
b. It is an ancient style bronze and brasswork still found in Southern part of coromandel area
c. It is an ancient form of dance-drama and a living tradition in the Northern part of Malabar
d. It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

Answer

Answer

It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

4. With reference to the cultural history of India, the term ‘Panchayatan’ refers to:

Answer Options:

a. an assembly of village elders
b. a religious sect
c. a style of temple construction
d. an administrative functionary

Answer

Answer

a style of temple construction

5. Bhaskaracharya’s book ‘Lilavati’ was translated into Persian by:

Answer Options:

a. Al-Beruni
b. Dara Shikoh
c. Abul Fazl
d. Faizi

Answer

Answer

Faizi

6. To which order to silsilah of the Sufis was Sheikh Baha-ud-din Zakariya associated?

Answer Options:
a. Qadiri
b. Suharavardi
c. Chisti
d. Naqshbandi

Answer

Answer

Suharavardi

7. Who was the Chola king under whose reign Brihadeshwara temple of Tanjore was constructed?

Answer Options:

a. Rajendra I
b. Kulattuniga I
c. Rajaraja I
d. Rajadhiraj I

Answer

Answer

Rajaraja I

8. Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian philosophy?

Answer Options:

a. Mimamsa and Vedanta
b. Nyaya and Vaisheshika
c. Lokayata and Kapalika
d. Sankhya and Yoga

Answer

Answer

Lokayata and Kapalika

9. ‘Vedatrayi’ includes:

Answer Options:
a. Rigveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda
b. Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda
c. Rigveda, Samveda, Atharvaveda
d. Samveda, Atharvaveda, Yajurveda

Answer

Answer

Rigveda, Samveda, Atharvaveda

10. Jain temple of Abu is made of:

Answer Options:

a. granite
b. limestone
c. sandstone
d. marble

Answer

Answer

marble

11. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

Answer Options:

a. Ellora caves : Saka
b. Mahabali puram : Rashtrakutas
c. Meenakshi temple : Pallavas
d. Khajuraho : Chandellas

Answer

Answer

Khajuraho : Chandellas

12. Which temple got the name of ‘Black Pagoda’?

Answer Options:

a. Jagannath temple
b. Lingaraja temple
c. Sun temple
d. Bhubaneshwara temple

Answer

Answer

Sun temple

13. Which among the following is best temple of Vijayanagara Art?

Answer Options:

a. Hampi
b. Amravati
c. Khajuraho
d. Patta Dakal

Answer

Answer

Hampi

14. Gandhara Art is a combination of:

Answer Options:

a. Persian and Indian style
b. Indian and Greek style
c. Greek and Kushan style
d. Indian and Kushan style

Answer

Answer

Indian and Greek style

15. ‘Geet Govinda’, which is a work by Jaideva, is in which language?

Answer Options:
1. Sanskrit
2. Hindi
3. Pali
4. Prakrit

Answer

Answer

Sanskrit

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