Art & Culture MCQs Day 1 Questions

 

Art & Culture Questions for 07/05/2018

 

1 Which of the following statements is/are correct about south Indian temple architecture?

 

  1. It belongs to Vesera type of architecture
  2. The grand shore temple at Mahabalipuram was constructed during the Chola Kingdom
 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

2 Match the following

 

1Vedic literature IAbhidhamma Pitaka
2Buddhist literatureIITolkappiyam
3Jaina literatureIIIPurushasukta
4Sangam literatureIVGathasaptashati
 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

1234
AIIIIIIIV
BIVIIIIII
CIIIIIVII
DIIIIIIIV
 

3 Consider the following statements:

 

  1. Chaitya is a prayer hall with a stupa at one end
  2. A Vihara is a dwelling place for wandering Buddhist monks
 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both

(D) None

4 With reference to Indian Art and Culture, What is Amalaka?

 

(A) Buddha s Mudra portraying protection against miseries

(B) Crowning the top of the North Indian style Shikara

(C) Folk dance form of Dharward region

(D) A type of classical music composition

 

5 Consider the following statements with respect to Humayun Tomb of Mughal Architecture

 

  1. It is one of the earliest specimens of the garden enclosure.
  2. The tomb is octagonal in plan and is crowned by a high dome.
 

Which of the statements given above is/are Correct?

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

 

6 Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Amaravati School of Art?

  1. This art flourished in the region of Amravati district in the state of Maharashtra.
  2. Its artists mainly used white marble for the construction of figure and images.
  3. For the first time, Indian Art of sculpture came closer to the physical and emotional need of man in this School of art.
  4. This school exerted great influence not only on the South Indian sculpture but also of Ceylon and South-East Asian countries.
 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) 2, 3 and 4

(B) 1 and 3

(C) 2 and 4

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

7 Which of the following are correctly matched?

Name of ArtExample
1Pallava artRock cut caves of Mahabalipuram
2Chola artBrihadeeswara temple at Thanjavur
3Chalukyan artKailashanatha temple at Kanchipuram

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) 1 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2, and 3

 

8 Which of the following were the chief features of Mughal architecture?

  1. Pure white marble
  2. Cut and polished stones
  3. Gardens around tombs
  4. Minarets in the mosques and palace halls
 

Select the correct options from the codes given below:

(A) 1 and 4

(B) 1, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 2 and 4

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

9 Consider the following statements with respect to Vijayanagara Architecture:

  1. During Vijayanagar rulers brought new architectural style called Provida style.
  2. The important feature of this architecture was mandapa or open pavilion with a raised platform.
  3. The Vijayanagar rulers inscribed the stories of Mahabharat and Ramayana on the walls of the temple.
 

Which of the above-mentioned statements is/are correct?

(A) 2 and 3

(B) 2 only

(C) 1 and 3

(D) 1, 2 and 3

 

10 Consider the following statements regarding Temple architecture:

 

  1. The width of the stories of pavilions and other architectural elements were carefully adjusted to create a concave contouring the Nagara style of architecture.
  2. Gopurams led the devotees into the sacred courtyard and were capped with a barrel-shaped roof in the Dravidian style of architecture.
 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) 1 only

(B) 2 only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

11 World wildlife crime report is published by which of the following organisation:

 

(A) United Nations office on drugs and crime.

(B) World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

(C) IUCN

(D) Intergovernmental panel on climate change

 

12 Global terrorism index is published by which of the following organisation:

 

(A) United Nations Security Council

(B) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

(C) Institute for economics and peace

(D) United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

 

13 Which of the following country/countries are not members of Eurasian economic union:

 

  1. Armenia
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Tajikistan
  4. Russia

Choose the correct option:

 

(A) 1 and 3 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1 and 4 only

(D) 3 and 4 only

 

14 Which of the following are the possible benefits of India becoming a member of Nuclear suppliers group:

 

  1. Gets timely information on nuclear matters.
  2. Contributes by way of information and Has confirmed credentials.
  3. Can act as an instrument of harmonization and coordination.
 

Choose the correct answer from the following code:

 

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 2 and 3 only

(C) 1 and 3 only

(D) 1,2 and 3

 

 

15 Consider the following statements:

 

  1. India has become 48th member of Missile technology control regime.
  2. MTCR Aims to limit the proliferation of missile and other unmanned delivery systems that could be used for chemical or nuclear attacks.
 

Choose the correct answer from the following code:

 

(A) 1 Only

(B) 2 Only

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

 

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