Indian Art and Cultural Questions and Answers Practice Question and Answer

Q:

Which of the following instruments has its strings made of horse - hair?

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    Ektara
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    Chinkara
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    Khamak
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    Rawanhatta
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Answer : 2. "Chinkara "
Explanation :

Strings of Chinkara are made of horsehair. Chinkara is a bowed string instrument. It has three strings, 2 horsehairs, 1 steel. It is a local instrument found in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Q:

Famous “ Lingaraja”  Temple is located in which city?

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    Bhopal
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    Bhubaneswar
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    Kolkata
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    Ujjain
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Answer : 2. "Bhubaneswar"
Explanation :

1. Lingaraja Temple, built in the 11th century, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is considered to be the largest temple in the city of Bhubaneswar (Odisha).

2. It is built of red stone which is an excellent example of Kalinga style of architecture.

3. Spread over a huge complex, this temple has 150 subsidiary temples.

Q:

Who was the initiator of the famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh?

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    Khushwant Singh
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    Charles Corbusier
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    Edward Baker
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    Nekchand
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Answer : 4. "Nekchand"
Explanation :

1. The famous Rock Garden is located in Chandigarh.

2. The first rock garden in India has been established in Chandigarh.

3. It was constructed in the year 1957 by Officer Nek Chand.

4. The first rock garden of Chandigarh is also known as Nek Chand Rock Garden.

5. It is situated near Sukhna Lake.

Q:

The Tamil epic, 'Manimekalai' was composed by______. 

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    Ilango
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    Tyrutakkatevar
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    Sattanar
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    Pulavar
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Answer : 3. "Sattanar"
Explanation :

1. Manimekalai was composed by Sattanar about 1400 years ago.

2. This epic describes the story of Kovalan and Madhavi's daughter.

Q:

Under the Mahayana Buddhism

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    Buddha's presence was shown in sculpture by using certain signs.
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    Statues of Buddha were made.
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    Bodhisattvas were not accepted as they were yet to attain enlightenment.
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    Mathura and Taxila declined as centres of sculpture.
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Answer : 2. "Statues of Buddha were made. "
Explanation :

Buddhism is an Indian religion based on a series of core teachings attributed to Gautam Buddha. It originated in ancient India as a Shramana tradition between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, spreading to much of Asia.

Q:

The number of Tirthankaras in Jainism is

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    21
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    22
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    23
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    24
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Answer : 4. "24"
Explanation :

1. Jainism and Buddhism originated during the later Vedic period when the people were developing into Mahajanapadas.

2. Jainism was founded by Rishabhdev who was born in Ayodhya and his symbol was the bull.

Sl. No.          - Name                         -  Symbol         - Birthplace

1                Rishabhnath (Adinath)   Bull                    Ayodhya

2                Ajitnath                              Hathi                 Ayodhya                                           

22              Neminath                          Shankh               Dwarka

23            Parshvanath                       snake                  Kashi

24           Mahavir Singh                   Sher                 Kshatriyakund

Q:

The tribal festival named 'Pawl Kut' is traditionally associated with:

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    Odisha
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    Sikkim
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    Mizoram
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    Rajasthan
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Answer : 3. "Mizoram"
Explanation :

Paval Kut is the greatest of all the festivals celebrated in the state of Mizoram. Once all the crops are over, this harvest festival is celebrated with great joy. This festival is usually celebrated in the month of December or January.

Q:

With which of the following states is the tribal festival named 'Madai' traditionally associated?

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    Tripura
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    Chhattisgarh
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    Tamil Nadu
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    Himachal Pradesh
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Answer : 2. "Chhattisgarh"
Explanation :

1. Madai is an important tribal festival of Chhattisgarh.

2. Tribal communities worship Goddess Danteshwari and gather with local deities from various nearby villages in March.

3. They perform relo, chital, and masked dances and conclude the celebration with a huge banquet of fruits and local specialities along with a decoction made from the flowers of Mahua trees.

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