MCQs with Solutions for all Competitive Examinations

Art and Culture MCQs for Competitive Examination

Q. 61
Which of the following is a popular dance form of Maharashtra?

(A) Lavani
(B) Nautanki
(C) Tamasha
(D) Gatha

Answer: (A) Lavani
Explanation: N/A

Q. 62
Who among the following is a distinguished Tabla player?

(A) Hari Prasad Chaurasia
(B) Amjad Ali Khan
(C) Zakir Hussain
(D) Bismillah Khan

Answer: (C) Zakir Hussain
Explanation: N/A

Q. 63
Ustad Bismillah Khan was a famous ________________ player.

(A) Santoor
(B) Sitar
(C) Shehnai
(D) Tabla

Answer: (D) Dinabandhu Mitra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 64
Find the odd one from the following.

(A) Kuchipudi
(B) Mohiniattam
(C) Bihu
(D) Manipuri

Answer: (C) Bihu
Explanation: Bihu is a folk dance, while the others are classical dances.

Q. 65
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan distinguished himself in which of the following musical instrument?

(A) Tabla
(B) Sarod
(C) Sitar
(D) Santoor

Answer: (B) Sarod
Explanation: N/A

Q. 66
Which among the following is not a classical language of India?

(A) Marathi
(B) Kannada
(C) Telegu
(D) Odiya

Answer: (A) Marathi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 67
Who among the following music composers was deaf?

(A) Ludwig Van Beethoven
(B) Johann Sebastian Bach
(C) Richard Strauss
(D) Johannes Brahms

Answer: (A) Ludwig Van Beethoven
Explanation: N/A

Q. 68
Which of the following is not a stringed instrument?

(A) Guitar
(B) Sitar
(C) Violin
(D) Trumpet

Answer: (D) Trumpet
Explanation: N/A

Q. 69
With which of the following musical instrument Hari Prasad Chaurasia associated?

(A) Flute
(B) Sarod
(C) Sitar
(D) Veena

Answer: (A) Flute
Explanation: N/A

Q. 70
Which among the following is a martial dance?

(A) Kathakali
(B) Bamboo dance of Meghalaya
(C) Chhau of Mayurbhanj
(D) Bhangra of Punjab

Answer: (C) Chhau of Mayurbhanj
Explanation: N/A

Q. 71
Who is believed to have created the raga ‘Miyan ki Malhar‘?

(A) Tansen
(B) Baiju Bawra
(C) Amir Khusro
(D) Swami Haridas

Answer: (A) Tansen
Explanation: N/A

Q. 72
Which of the following places is well-known for the embroidery form of ‘Chikankari‘?

(A) Hyderabad
(B) Jaipur
(C) Bhopal
(D) Lucknow

Answer: (D) Lucknow
Explanation: N/A

Q. 73
Which of the following folk dances is associated with Jammu and Kashmir?

(A) Jhora
(B) Veedhi
(C) Rauf
(D) Suisini

Answer: (C) Rauf
Explanation: N/A

Q. 74
The headquarter of Sahitya Academy is situated in

(A) Kolkata
(B) New Delhi
(C) Mumbai
(D) Hyderabad

Answer: (B) New Delhi
Explanation: N/A

Q. 75
Which of the following folk/tribal dances is associated with Uttar Pradesh?

(A) Tamasha
(B) Bagrumba
(C) Rauf
(D) Jhora

Answer: (D) Jhora
Explanation: N/A

Q. 76
Which of the following folk dances is associated with Rajasthan?

(A) Rauf
(B) Jhora
(C) Veedhi
(D) Suisini

Answer: (D) Suisini
Explanation: N/A

Q. 77
Chalio/Chaliho/Chaliho Sahib festival is celebrated by which community of India?

(A) Zoroastrian
(B) Sindhi (Hindu) 
(C) Parsi
(D) Nepalese

Answer: (B) Sindhi Hindu
Explanation: N/A

Q. 78
Jalikattu is associated with which Indian festival?

(A) Onam
(B) Pongal
(C) Bihu
(D) Hornbil

Answer: (B) Pongal
Explanation: N/A

Q. 79
The paintings of ‘Bodhisattva Padmapani‘ is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at

(A) Ajanta
(B) Badani
(C) Bagh
(D) Ellora

Answer: (A) Ajanta
Explanation: N/A

Q. 80
Official language of Nagaland is

(A) Angami
(B) Nagamese
(C) Sangtam
(D) English

Answer: (D) English
Explanation: N/A

Q. 81
Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while others are called Vihara. What is the difference between the two?

(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: (B) Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks
Explanation: N/A

Q. 82
Bharhut Stupa was built by Ashoka. It is located in

(A) Bihar
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh
(D) Karnataka

Answer: (B) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: N/A

Q. 83
Gandhara school of art came into existence in ______________________.

(A) Mahayana Sect
(B) Hinayana Sect
(C) Vaishnava Sect
(D) Shiva Sect

Answer: (A) Mahayana Sect
Explanation: N/A

Q. 84
Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The Gandhar school of art developed in the Western frontier of Punjab, near modern-day Peshwar and Afghanistan.
  2. The Mathura school flourished on the bank of the river Yamuna.
  3. The Amaravati school of art developed on the banks of the river Krishna.

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1 and 3
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1 and 2

Answer: (A) 1, 2 and 3
Explanation: N/A

Q. 85
Ravi Shankar is associated with which of the following musical instruments?

(A) Sarod
(B) Sitar
(C) Flute
(D) Violin

Answer: (B) Sitar
Explanation: N/A

Q. 86
Sambhu Maharaj was an exponent of

(A) Kathakali
(B) Bharatnatyam
(C) Odissi
(D) Kathak

Answer: (D) Kathak
Explanation: N/A

Q. 87
In which state is the religious festival ‘Ganesh Chaturthi‘ celebrated with gusto?

(A) Rajasthan
(B) Gujarat
(C) Maharastra
(D) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: (C) Maharastra
Explanation: N/A

Q. 88
Which of the following is called the storehouse of world art collection?

(A) National Archives of India
(B) National Museum
(C) National Modern Art Gallery
(D) Salar Jung Museum

Answer: (D) Salar Jung Museum
Explanation: N/A

Q. 89
Amaravati School of art flourished under the patronage of ___________________.

(A) Maurya
(B) Satavahana
(C) Kushan
(D) Guptas

Answer: (B) Satavahana
Explanation: N/A

Q. 90
Which among the following is a stringed instrument?

(A) Mridangam
(B) Tabla
(C) Shehnai
(D) Santoor

Answer: (D) Santoor
Explanation: N/A

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