300+ TOP Indian Art and Culture MCQs & Answers Quiz

Indian Art and Culture Multiple Choice Questions

1. The paintings in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are indicative of the development of art under the

A. Pallavas

B. Chalukyas

C. Pandyas

D. Rashtrakutas

2. Drupad Dhamar style of singing was started by

A. Raja Man Singh Tomar

B. Tansen

C. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

D. Amir Khusro

3. Which classical dance of the following is named after the village it was born from ?

A. Kuchipudi

B. Kathakali

C. Bharatanatyam

D. Mohiniattam

4. Which one of the following is not a feature of North Indian temple architecture?

A. Sikhara

B. Garbha Griha

C. Gopuram

D. Pradakshina

5. Who composed the famous song “Sare Jahan SeAchha”?

A. Rabindranath Tagore

B. Jaidev

C. Mohammad Iqbal

D. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

6. Sattriya is a classical dance form of which State?

A. Assam

B. Kerala

C. Punjab

D. Bengal

7. In which of the following festivals are boat races a special feature?

A. Pongal

B. Navratri

C. Rongali Bihu

D. Onam

8. Ramman is a religious festival and ritual theatre of ____?

A. Uttar Pradesh

B. Bengal

C. Uttarkhand

D. Haryana

9. ‘Chauth’ was

A. Land tax levied by Shivaji on neighboring states

B. Toll tax imposed by shivaji

C. A religious tax imposed by Aurangzeb

D. Irrigation tax charged by akbar

10. ___________ is classical dance form of Uttar Pradesh.

A. Mohiniattam

B. Kuchipudi

C. Kathakali

D. Kathak

11. Which classical dance form is famous in Tamil Nadu?

A. Mohiniattam

B. Kuchipudi

C. Bharatanatyam

D. Kathakali

12. The famous Nabakalebara festival belongs to which of the following states?

A. Kerala

B. Bihar

C. Rajasthan

D. Odisha

13. Which among the following temples of India is known as Black Pagoda?

A. Brihadeeswara Temple, Tanjore

B. Sun Temple, Konark

C. Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri

D. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

14. Tansen, a great musician of his time, was in the court of –

A. Jahangir

B. Shahjahan

C. Akbar

D. Bahadur Shah

15. Which of the following is not a folk dance of Uttar Pradesh?

A. Birhas

B. Chhau

C. Charkulas

D. Quawwalis

16. Kathak is a classical dance of

A. Manipur

B. Kerala

C. Tamilnadu

D. North India

17. Which devotional saint was cobbler by profession?

A. Surdas

B. Tulsidas

C. Raidas

D. None of these

18. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is associated with which one of the following cities?

A. Delhi

B. Mumbai

C. Haryana

D. Kerala

19. Which Indian Academy is promoting dance, drama and music?

A. Sahitya Academy

B. Lalit Kala Academy

C. National School of Drama

D. Sangeet Academy

20. Hanukkh, the festival of light is associated with which one of the following religions?

A. Jewish

B. Hindu

C. Christians

D. Jain

21. Pungi is a dance form related to the state

A. Punjab

B. Himachal Pradesh

C. Haryana

D. Delhi

22. In which year National Anthem was first sung?

A. 1920

B. 1906

C. 1915

D. 1911

23. Thew word ‘Sathyameva Jayate’ is taken from __________

A. Yajur Veda

B. Atharva Veda

C. Mundaka Upanishad

D. Sam Veda

24. Guru Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which of the following dance forma?

A. Kathak

B. Kuchipudi

C. Bahratanatyam

D. Manipuri

25. The rock cut temples of Mahabalipuram and the temples of Kanchipuram are the achievements of the ________ rulers.

A. Chola

B. Hoyasala

C. Vijayanagar

D. Pallava

26. Who among the following was known as Bengal’s Greata Garbo?

A. Amaravati

B. Kanan Devi

C. Suchitra Sen

D. Bharathi Shirodkor

27. The ratio of width of our National flag to its length is

A. 3:5

B. 2:3

C. 2:4

D. 3:4

28. Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has been adopted as India’s National Anthem. How many stanzas of the said song were adopted?

A. Only the first stanza

B. The whole song

C. Third and Fourth stanza

D. First and Second stanza

29. ‘Natya – Shastra’ the main source of India’s classical dances was written by

A. Nara Muni

B. Bharat Muni

C. Abhinav Gupt

D. Tandu Muni

30. Dandia’ is a popular dance of

A. Punjab

B. Gujarat

C. Tamil Nadu

D. Maharashtra

31. The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from

A. Rigveda

B. Satpath Brahmana

C. Mundak Upanishad

D. Ramayana

32. Mohiniattam dance from developed originally in which state?

A. Tamil Nadu

B. Orissa

C. Kerala

D. Karnataka

33. Which of the following folk dance forms is associated with Gujarat?

A. Nautanki

B. Garba

C. Kathakali

D. Bhangra

34. Which of the following Akademis is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India?

A. National School of Drama

B. Sangeet Akademi

C. Sahitya Akademi

D. Lalit Kala Akademi

35. The Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity

A. Ram

B. Jaganath

C. Shiva

D. Vishnu

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