20 MCQ on Indian Culture with answer

20 MCQ on Indian Culture with answer

 1. Which Harappan Civilization site has yielded evidence of rice cultivation?

(A) Lothal

(B) Kalibangan

(C) Mohenjodaro

(D) Kot Diji

Answer: (A)

2. Who among the following Vedic deities has been invoked first in the Rgveda?

(A) Indra

(B) Varuna

(C) Surya

(D) Agni

Answer: (D)

3. Foreigners (mlecchas) are mentioned for the first time in the:

(A) Satapatha Brahman.a

(B) Gopatha Brahman.a

(C) Astadhyay–i

(D) Gautama Dharmasutra

Answer: (A)

4. The stupa built on the relics of Buddha’s famous disciples Sariputra and Maudgalyayana is located at:

(A) Sanchi

(B) Bharhut

(C) Sarnath

(D) Kusinagara

Answer: (A)

5. An officer of ancient India who supervised the collection of revenue from rural areas and forests was called:

(A) Aksapataladhyaksa

(B) Panyadhyaksa

(C) Sannidhata

(D) Samaharta

Answer: (D)

6. Who among the following Smritikaras has allowed widow remarriage?

(A) Gautama

(B) Parashara

(C) Narada

(D) Manu

Answer: (B)

 7. Members of which religious sect condemned the use of alms – bowl and preferred to receive their alms in bare palms?

(A) Digambaras

(B) Ajivikas

(C) Yapaniyas

(D) Charavakas

Answer: (B)

8. The son of an unmarried girl was called

(A) Aurasa

(B) Dattaka

(C) Kshetraja

(D) Kanina

Answer: (D)

9. Who among the following foreigners had visited the holy places like Dasapur, Surparaka, Ujjayin, Pushkara etc.?

(A) Heliodorus

(B) Ushavadata

(C) Rudradaman

(D) None of the above

Answer: (B)

10. Which one of the following places in the north-west frontier province of present Pakistan has yielded a fragmentary Brahmi inscription of Asoka?

(A) Pul-i- Darunta

(B) Buner

(C) Ai-Khanam

(D) Shahbazgarhi

Answer: (B)

11. Arrange the following art objects in a chronological order and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(i) Buddha images of Mathura

(ii) Buddhist sculptures of Bharhut

(iii) Sultanganja Buddha

(iv) Didarganja Yaksi


(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(B) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)

(C) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

(D) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

Answer: (B)

12. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A): The Junagarh Rock Inscription, dated 150 A.D., is an eloquent eulogy of Sakaruler Rudradaman.

Reason (R): It is important in so far as its script is Brahmi, the language Sanskrit and the style literary.

Now select the correct answer from the codes given below:www.netugc.com


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer: (B)

13. The brick temple of Sirpura is situated in

(A) Jharkhand

(B) Chhatisgarh

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Orissa

Answer: (B)

14. The term ‘Devavrata’ occurs on the coins of

(A) Kanis.ka

(B) Chandragupta II

(C) Gondopharnes

(D) Devapala

Answer: (C)

15. Aparajitapriccha is a work on

(A) Polity

(B) Philosophy

(C) Natyasastra

(D) Silpasastra

Answer: (D)

16. Who among the following is a female author?

(A) Rajyasri

(B) Ratnavali

(C) Si labhaarika

(D) Vasantasena

Answer: (C)

17. Kartikeya is depicted on the coins of

(A) Huvis.ka

(B) Kanis.ka

(C) Vasudeva

(D) Vasis.ka

Answer: (A)

18. Coins, bearing a date, were introduced in India by:

(A) Rudradaman

(B) Rudrasena I

(C) Rudrasimha I

(D) Chandragupta II

Answer: (C)

19.The earliest inscriptional evidence of the tradition of painting in India has been found in the cave of:

(A) Bhaja

(B) Barabara

(C) Jog–Imara

(D) Karle

Answer: (C)

20.SutradharaMan.ana, the renowned architect at the court of Maharana. A Kumbha wrote among other works:

(A) Samarangan.asutradhara

(B) Aparajitapriccha

(C) Vastusastraprakaran.a

(D) Devatamurtiprakaran.a

Answer: (D)


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