Indian Art and Culture 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:

Match List - 1 with List - ll and choose the correct answer using the code given below-  

List - L ( Book )                        List - II ( Writer )

i . Amarakosha                       a. Bhas

ii . Kavya Mimansa                b. Gunadhya

iii . Brihatkatha                       c. Amarsimha

iv . Svapnavasavadattam      d. Rajashekhara

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    i- ( c ), ii- ( d ), iii- ( b ), iv- ( a )
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    i- ( d ), ii- ( a ), iii- ( c ), iv- ( b )
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    i- ( d ), ii- ( a ), iii- ( b ), iv- ( c )
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    i- ( a ), ii- ( b ), iii- ( c ), iv- ( d )
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Answer : 1. "i- ( c ), ii- ( d ), iii- ( b ), iv- ( a ) "
Explanation :

Books Authors Amarakosha The Amarakosha is the popular name for Namalinganushasanam a thesaurus in Sanskrit written by the ancient Indian scholar Amarasimha. Kavya Mimansa Rajashekhara wrote the Kavyamimamsa between 880 and 920 CE. The work is essentially a practical guide for poets that explains the elements and composition of a good poem. Brihatkatha Brihat Katha is a book written by Gunadhya. Gunadhya was a scholar in the court of Satvahana King Hala. Brihat Katha is written in the Paisachi language. Gathasaptasati of Hala is written in Prakrit language. Kalhana's Rajatarangini is a book written in the Sanskrit language. Tripitaka's of Buddhism were written in Pali text. Svapnavasavadattam Svapnavasavadattam is the best-known work of Bhasa. It was lost and rediscovered in 1912 in Kerala. This play is around the Vatsa king Udayana and his queen Vasavadatta, the daughter of Pradyota, the ruler of Avanti.

Q:

Who was the architect of Taj Mahal?

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    Ustad Mansoor
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    Rahim
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    Ustad Ahmad Lahori
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    Khafi Khan
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Answer : 3. "Ustad Ahmad Lahori"
Explanation :

Ustad-Ahmad Lahori was the main architect of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture.

Q:

In the context of the culture of Uttarakhand, 'Kafuli' is the name of a:

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    Cuisine
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    folk dance
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    festival
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    style of painting
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Answer : 1. "Cuisine"
Explanation :

1. Kafuli is a delicious dish of Uttarakhand prepared with leafy greens like spinach and fenugreek leaves. It is also known as Dhapdi in Garhwal.

Q:

‘Kafuli’ is a delicacy of which of the following states’ cuisine?

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    Punjab
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    Assam
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    Sikkim
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    Uttarakhand
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Answer : 4. "Uttarakhand"
Explanation :

Kafuli is a delicious dish of Uttarakhand prepared with leafy greens like spinach and fenugreek leaves. It is also known as Dhapdi in Garhwal.

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:

With which of the following garden is the name of Nekchand Saini associated?

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    Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar
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    Rock Garden, Chandigarh
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    Hanging Garden, Mumbai
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    Vrindavan Garden, Mysore
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Answer : 2. "Rock Garden, Chandigarh"
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.

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.

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