Take this Indian Art and Culture Quiz to see how much you know about the culture and art of India!
Question 1. With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following pairs.
Famous shrine Location:
- Tabo monastery – Spiti and temple Valley complex
- Lhotsava – Zanskar Lhakhang Valley temple, Nako
- Alchi temple – Ladakh complex
Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?
(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) Only 1 and 3
(C) Only 2 and 3
(D) Only 1
Question 2. The Chitragupta Swami Temple considered to be the only temple of Chitragupta is situated in ________.
Question 3. Name the place where the Thyagaraja festival is regularly celebrated in the honour of composer Sri Thyagaraja?
Question 4. ‘Sufi Kalam’ a type of devotional music, is characteristic of__________.
(D) None of these
Question 5. According to Mimamsa system of philosophy liberation is possible by means of__________.
Question 6. ‘Jagar’ is a form of God worship ritual prevalent in__________.
(D) Madhya Pradesh
Question 7. Where is the ‘Rath Yatra’ festival held?
Question 8. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Sadhvi Sadhana – Homemaker doctor
(B) Meeta Bhatia – Jurist
(C) Indira Chakravarty – Nutritional scientist
(D) Madhumita – Odissi dancer
Question 9. Alla Rakha, the famous instrumentalist, is related with ________.
(A) Sitar recital
Question 10. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Yahudi Menuhin – Violin
(B) Panna Lal Ghosh – Tabla
(C) Amjad Ali Khan – Sarod
(D) Debu Chaudhuri – Sitar
Question 11. Which one of the following pairs of composers in different languages and their works on the Mahabharata theme is correctly matched?
(A) Pampa – Kannada
(B) Tikkana – Marathi
(C) Kasirama – Oriya
(D) Sarladasa – Bengali
Question 12. The first writer to use Urdu as the medium of poetic expression was ___________.
(B) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(C) Mirza Ghalib
(D) Amir Khusrau
Question 13. ‘Radha Govind Sangeet Sar’ the renowned classical music composition is the creation of__________.
(A) Chatur Lal Sen
(B) Hiranand Vyas
(C) Sawai Pratap Singh
(D) Devarshi Bhatt Brajpal
Question 14. The brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha are__________.
(A) Table players
(B) Sarod maestros
(C) Kathak dancers
(D) Dhrupad vocalists
Question 15. The author of the ‘Raga Kallpadrum’ is__________.
(A) Maharana Kumbha
(B) Rana Hammir
(C) Krishnanand Vyas
Question 16. The ‘Raga’ which is sung early in the morning is__________.
Question 17. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is related to________.
Question 18. The famous classical singer, Bhimsen Joshi is related to__________.
(A) Rampur Gharana
(B) Lucknow Gharana
(C) Kirana Gharana
(D) Banaras Gharana
Question 19. ‘Odissi’ dance belongs to_________.
(A) Tamil Nadu
(C) Andhra Pradesh
Question 20. ‘Mohini Attam’ is the folk dance of__________.
(A) Tamil Nadu
(D) Andhra Pradesh
Question 21. Which one of the following dances involves solo performance?
Question 22. Which of the following dance styles originates from Eastern India?
Question 23. From which classical dance system Indrani Rahman is related?
Question 24. Girija Devi, famous singer of Thumri belongs to___________.
(A) Banaras Gharana
(B) Jaipur Gharana
(C) Lucknow Gharana
(D) None of the above
Question 25. Which of the following musical instrument is not of Indo-Islamic origin?