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Indian Culture Test-5

Que.1

With respect to Jallikattu which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is an event held in Kerala on MattuPongal day.
2. It has been practiced since the Tamil classical period.
3. The Supreme Court of India has banned the practice.
4. Article 51 (g) of Constitution is related with compassion towards animal.
Codes:

A.

1 and 4

B.

1 and 3

C.

2, 3 and 4

D.

All

Que.2

Which of the following pairs of festivals and their location are correctly matched?
1. Myoko festival -  Arunachal Pradesh
2. Honey Festival - Mangalore
3. ChinakkathoorPooram - Kerala
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

1 and 3

D.

All

Que.3

With reference to ChapcharKut festival, consider the following statements:
1. It is the most important festival of the Nagas.
2. It is celebrated to showcase the rich flora and fauna of the region.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Both

D.

None

Que.4

Which of the following statements is/are correct about National Monument's Authority of India?
1. It is a quasi-judicial body that functions under the aegis of Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
2. It is empowered to make recommendations to Union Government for grading and classifying centrally protected monuments and protected areas declared as of national importance.
3. It is also responsible for the preservation and protection of monuments and sites.
Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 2

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.5

Which of the criteria's are used to declare the heritage site as of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’?
1. It should contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.
2. It should represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.
3. It should contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity.
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

Only 1

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.6

Which of the following temples with their place are correctly matched?
1. Puttingal Devi Temple – Kollam
2. Trimbakeshwar Temple – Ahma-dnagar
3. ShaniShinganapur – Nasik
4. Chottanikkara Temple - Ernakulam
Codes:

A.

1 and 4

B.

1 and 3

C.

2, 3 and 4

D.

1, 2 and 3

Que.7

Which of the following steps have been taken by the government for promoting Yoga?
1. Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers.
2. Imparting yoga training to Defence Wing Staff.
3. Promotion of Spiritual Tourism such as Yoga, Meditation, Pilgrimage, etc.
4. Proposal for launch of Yoga Visa.
Codes:

A.

1, 2 and 3

B.

2, 3 and 4

C.

1 and 2

D.

All

Que.8

Consider the following statements about a folk dance of India:
1. The dance celebrates the good harvest.
2. Recently, it got entry into Guinness Book of World Record for being largest folk dance in terms of number of participants.
3. It begins on VijayaDashami, the day when the festivities end in rest of the country.
Identify the folk-dance:

A.

Bihu

B.

Kinnauri Nati

C.

Yakshagana

D.

Dumhal

Que.9

Consider the following statements about 'MedaramSammakkaSarakka':
1. The festival starts on full moon evening of Month Magha once in two years.
2. It is Asia's biggest tribal fair.
3. It is the state festival of Government of Kerala.
Which of the above statements are correct?

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

1 and 3

D.

All

Que.10

Recently, BHU has completed its 100 years of establishment. Which of the following statements are correct about BHU?
1. It was founded by Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya.
2. Its main purpose was to build a bridge between India's past and modernizing world system in the areas of social sciences, humanities particularly in evolving non colonial history as a discipline.
3. During time of its establishment, it was the first university in India that was the result of a private individual's efforts.
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

1 and 3

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.11

Recently, the President has unveiled Muziris Heritage Project. Which of the following statements is/are correct about 'Ancient Muziris'?
1. Muziris was an ancient seaport and urban centre which dates from at least the 1st century BC and located at the mouth of the Pambayar River in Kerala.
2. It was a key centre for trade and hub of the spice route in ancient times between southern India and Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Roman Empire on the other side.
3. Its historic importance has been mentioned in the bardicSangam literature and a number of classical European historical sources.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

Only 1

D.

All

Que.12

Which of the following are the mandates of Centre for Cultural Resources and Training?
1. To create awareness among students about the plurality of the regional cultures of India.
2. To organise educational tours to monuments, zoological parks and gardens.
3. To explore and study the dialogue between India and her neighbours in areas pertaining to arts and culture.
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

1 and 3

C.

Only 2

D.

All

Que.13

To promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country, the Government of India has established the Lalit Kala Akademy (National Akademi of Arts) at New Delhi. The Akademi has regional centres called RashtriyaLalit Kala Kendras at:

A.

Lucknow, Kolkata, Chennai, Garhi, Shimla and Bhubaneshwar.

B.

Mysore, Lucknow, Kolkata, Srinagar, Odisha, and Chandigarh.

C.

Kolkata, Lucknow, Raipur, Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Chennai.

D.

Garhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mysore and Bhubaneshwar.

Que.14

What does the wheel represents in Jainism?

A.

It represents that the universe was never created, it is self managed, and it will never cease to exist.

B.

It represents that universe is abode of infinite Siddhas.

C.

It represents the halt of the cycle of reincarnation through the pursuit and practice of spiritual truth of our universe.

D.

It represents asking for God's help as part of a religious service.

Que.15

Consider the following statements regarding the 'Sowa-Rigpa':
1. The theory and practices of "Sowa-Rigpa" are similar to Ayurveda, and also include few principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
2. The fundamental text book rgyud-bzi of "Sowa-Rigpa" is closely linked with Buddhist philosophy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Both

D.

None

Que.16

Why Buddhism spread over a great expanse of area as compared to Jainism remained?
1. Jainism prohibited killing of pests infecting the standing crops.
2. Buddhismwas a philosophical discourse which enabled the people to maintain local cultural inheritance but fruitful for traders only.
3. The active patronage provided by rulers like Ashoka&Kanishka to Buddhism.
Which of the above stated reasons are correct?

A.

1 and 2

B.

1 and 3

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.17

The well-known seated figure of fasting Siddhartha of Gandhara School is depicted with hands in

A.

Bhumisparsa mudra

B.

Dharmachakra mudra

C.

Dhyana mudra

D.

Abhaya mudra

Que.18

Consider the following features about Vijaynagar temple architecture?
a. Temple pillars often have engravings of charging horses.
b. The Mandapas are built on square or polygonal plinths and have ornate stepped entrances on one side.
Which of the above statements are incorrect?

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Both 1 & 2

D.

Neither 1 nor 2

Que.19

Which of the following is/are true about Ashokan Pillar?
1. These inscriptions contained moral and religious percepts of Ashoka.
2. In eastern India its script was Bramhi in Magadhi language.
3. In Kandahar a bilingual edict is found.
4. National Emblem is taken from one of the Ashoka Pillar only.

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

All of the above.

Que.20

Which of the following is/are true about Angkorvat temple?
1. This temple is located in modern day Cambodia.
2. It is temple devoted to Lord Shiva.
3. It is the largest temple presently in the world.

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 1 & 3

C.

Only 3

D.

none of these

Que.21

Which of the following is/are true about Takshashila University?
1. From Buddhist Jatakas , we get to know that Takshashila was the capital of Magadha.
2. It is located in present day state of Bihar.
3. Chanakya had been a teacher at this university.
4. Presently Taxila city is in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3 & 4

D.

Only 4

Que.22

What do you exactly mean by Jnana Mudra?

A.

It indicates the religious toleration one needs to show.

B.

It shows the beauty of nature.

C.

It shows teaching with hands kept at the chest level.

D.

it indicates path to salvation.

Que.23

Which of the following is/are true about Sangam Literature?
1. It is concerned with only Tamil language.
2. It is purely a religious collection meant to spread Vashnavism and Shaivism.
3. It contains some epics also.
Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 1 & 3

D.

All

Que.24

Which of the following is an atheistic school of philosophy?

A.

Yoga

B.

Samkhya

C.

Mimamsha

D.

Vedanta

Que.25

Which of the following is/are true about Brihad Aranyak Upanishad?
1. It includes the treatise on Atman(soul) and includes passage on metaphysics.
2. It is based on the discussions between Lord Krishan and Arjun.
3. It is the largest upanishad.
Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2 & 3

C.

Only 3

D.

Only 1 & 3

Rank List

 
Rank
Name
Marks Obtained
Deepak
1
Deepak
43.34
Aju K Raju
2
Aju K Raju
32.70
mahitosh maheep
3
mahitosh maheep
32.04
Pavan Kumar Galiveeti
4
Pavan Kumar Galiveeti
30.04
sarbajeet
5
sarbajeet
26.04
aakash veswal
6
aakash veswal
25.36
SHREYAS
7
SHREYAS
24.70
abcd
8
abcd
21.40
BRAHM
9
BRAHM
20.72
10
18.74
Pratik
11
Pratik
18.70
MOHAMMED JAFFER
12
MOHAMMED JAFFER
18.68
aditya
13
aditya
18.08
shyltwain
14
shyltwain
18.06
SUPRADEEP
15
SUPRADEEP
18.06
sanmoy
16
sanmoy
17.40
Swati Tiwari
17
Swati Tiwari
17.40
abhinav puri
18
abhinav puri
16.08
Tinish
19
Tinish
16.04
Tribeni Das
20
Tribeni Das
16.02
natarajan
21
natarajan
15.42
kowsalya
22
kowsalya
13.40
aakash kumar
23
aakash kumar
12.04
Poonam Agrawal
24
Poonam Agrawal
10.76
mohd haseen
25
mohd haseen
10.74
aron
26
aron
10.08
JASKANWALPAL SINGH BIR
27
JASKANWALPAL SINGH BIR
9.40
Rahul Chatterjee
28
Rahul Chatterjee
8.76
Sandeep
29
Sandeep
8.74
Aman Gupta
30
Aman Gupta
8.72
waqar younis
31
waqar younis
8.72
selvam
32
selvam
8.72
siddappa
33
siddappa
7.44
devesh
34
devesh
7.38
jaganjohn
35
jaganjohn
6.76
PATEL KUNJ PRAKASHCHANDRA
36
PATEL KUNJ PRAKASHCHANDRA
6.76
priyanka singh
37
priyanka singh
6.70
umapathi
38
umapathi
6.68
Nirmal
39
Nirmal
6.08
shashank
40
shashank
5.42
ANJALI
41
ANJALI
3.36
Bineet
42
Bineet
3.34
43
2.00
arushi
44
arushi
0.02
PKM
45
PKM
0.00
Venkatraman
46
Venkatraman
0.00
ravindra
47
ravindra
0.00
pk
48
pk
0.00
Abhishek K
49
Abhishek K
0.00
Rajarshi Majumder
50
Rajarshi Majumder
0.00
Tejaswi
51
Tejaswi
0.00
Harsh Kushwaha
52
Harsh Kushwaha
0.00
YASHWANT
53
YASHWANT
0.00
CHANDRA PRAKASH
54
CHANDRA PRAKASH
0.00
ARUL MOZHI
55
ARUL MOZHI
0.00
rajeev
56
rajeev
0.00
aashishjosephdavis
57
aashishjosephdavis
0.00
Prasada Rao
58
Prasada Rao
0.00
aarti sharma
59
aarti sharma
0.00
Narasimha Sandeep
60
Narasimha Sandeep
0.00
Manish kumar
61
Manish kumar
0.00
sheik
62
sheik
0.00
Sumit Machra
63
Sumit Machra
0.00
SUBHASHIS
64
SUBHASHIS
0.00
kirankumar S N
65
kirankumar S N
0.00
harisha
66
harisha
0.00
anusha
67
anusha
0.00
RAJESH RAVI
68
RAJESH RAVI
0.00
anjani
69
anjani
0.00
ROHIT KUMAR CHAURASIA
70
ROHIT KUMAR CHAURASIA
0.00
ram pratap kumar
71
ram pratap kumar
0.00
varun mahajan
72
varun mahajan
0.00
Amitkumargupta
73
Amitkumargupta
0.00
Surya Kumar Shukla
74
Surya Kumar Shukla
0.00
bhupendre
75
bhupendre
0.00
S PANDIYARAJAN
76
S PANDIYARAJAN
0.00
Aloke Kumar Saha
77
Aloke Kumar Saha
0.00
pro
78
pro
0.00
anjibabu
79
anjibabu
0.00
Priyadarshini
80
Priyadarshini
0.00
Abhinav
81
Abhinav
0.00
AMANULLAH TAK
82
AMANULLAH TAK
0.00
nitin
83
nitin
0.00
Ankush Bansal
84
Ankush Bansal
0.00
jijo
85
jijo
0.00
Manjunath
86
Manjunath
0.00
gowtham
87
gowtham
0.00
sapna jaim
88
sapna jaim
0.00
ISHA
89
ISHA
0.00
Lovejot
90
Lovejot
0.00
SARAH NASREEN
91
SARAH NASREEN
0.00
Trishee Goyal
92
Trishee Goyal
0.00
Hani jassal
93
Hani jassal
0.00
Anjali Pandey
94
Anjali Pandey
0.00
Mohit Jindal
95
Mohit Jindal
0.00
Mukesh
96
Mukesh
0.00
G SATHISH
97
G SATHISH
0.00
sathishkumar
98
sathishkumar
0.00
imran
99
imran
0.00
Shareen E Sunny
100
Shareen E Sunny
0.00
armaan
101
armaan
0.00
shiva
102
shiva
0.00
Junaid Rahman
103
Junaid Rahman
0.00
Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
104
Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
0.00
SAURABH KUMAR
105
SAURABH KUMAR
0.00
ChanduReddy
106
ChanduReddy
0.00
vidya
107
vidya
0.00
Burad ANIL
108
Burad ANIL
0.00
arpita
109
arpita
0.00
anamika
110
anamika
0.00
Sathish
111
Sathish
0.00
Geetha Reddy
112
Geetha Reddy
0.00
Rakshit Sharma
113
Rakshit Sharma
0.00
sai swaroop
114
sai swaroop
0.00
saniya
115
saniya
-0.66
Swapnil tiwari
116
Swapnil tiwari
-0.66
GOPINATHAN
117
GOPINATHAN
-0.66
prashant baliyan
118
prashant baliyan
-2.54
Ananthavalli
119
Ananthavalli
Dinesh Bala
120
Dinesh Bala
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