Indian Arts and Culture GK questions for competitive exams

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Here are some more GK questions for competitive exams which may be useful to you in the preparations of General Knowledge or General awareness section of competitive exams. These questions are also taken from previously conducted competitive exams papers. Give your suggestions in the comments section or to admin@sscjobsindia.com. Wish you best of the luck for future exams.

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(1) Where is the Swami Narayan temple,Akshar-dham located ?

(1) Dwaraka,Gujarat (2) Puri,Orissa (3) Mathura,Uttar Pradesh (4) Gandhinagar

( SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)

(2) Who among the following is not known for popularizing ‘Thumri’ form of Indian music ?

(1) Tansen (2) Amir Khusaro (3) Nawab Vajid Ali Shah (4) Siddheshwari Devi

(SSC Combined Graduated Level prelim Exam.24.02.2002)

(3)In Which the following dialects Kabir Wrote?

(1) Avadhi (2) Bhojpuri (3) Brijibhasa (4) Maithili

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(4) Which of the following is not a stringed instrument?

(1) Guitar (2) Sitar (3) Trumpet (4) Violin

( SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam. 12.01.2003)

(5) What do the painting of Ajanta depict?

(1) Ramayana (2)Mahabharata (3) Jatakas (4) Panchatantra

(SSC Combined Graduated Level prelim Exam.11.05.2003)

(6) Which is the first colour movie produced in India ? ?

(1) Madhumati (2) Mughal-e-Azam (3) Aan (4) Do Bigha Zameen

(SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit)Exam.16.11.2003)

(7) Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was a maestro of which of the following dance forms ?

(1) Kathak (2) Odissi (3) Kuchipudi (4) Bharatnatyam

( SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam.05.09.2004)

(8) Which was the first talkie feature film of india ?

(1) Raja Harischandra (2) Alam ara (3) Duniya na mane (4) Aadami

(SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Central Excise)Exam.05.12.2004

(9) Who amongst the following is renowned in Hindustani Classical Music (vocal) ?

(1) Shavana Narayan (2) M.S.Subbalakshmi (3) Pt.Jasraj (4) M.S.Gopalakrishnan

( SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam.26.05.2005)

(10) Who amongst the following is renowned in the field of painting ?

(1) Praveen Sultana (2) Prof.T.N.Krishnan (3) Ram Kinkar (4) Raja Ravi Varma

( SSC CPO Sub-Inspector Exam.26.05.2005)

(11) Which of the following is a musical instrument ?

(1) Sarod (2) Nadaswaram (3) Tabla (4) Santoor

(SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit)Exam.25.09.2005)

(12) Mallika Sarabhai is associated with which of the followings ?

(1) Classical music (2) Classical dance (3) Social service (4) Protection of environment

(SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam.13.11.2005)

(13) Which of the following pairs is incorrect?

(1) Amirkhusaro – sarod (2) Bhim Sen Joshi – vocal music (3) Utpal Dutt – Films

(4) Shamhu Maharaj- Kathak

(SSC Combined Graduate Level Prelim Exam.27.07.2008)

(14) With which state is the folk dance ‘Garba’ associated ?

(1) Rajasthan (2) Gujarat (3) Andhra Pradesh (4) Himachal Pradesh

(SSC SAS Exam.26.06.2010)

(15) Guru Gopinath was an exponent of ?

(1) Kathak (2) Kathakali (3) Kuchipudi (4) Bharatnatyam

(FCI Assistant Grade – II Exam. 22.01.2012)

(16) Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival ?

(1) Makar Sakranti (2) Yugadi (3) Onam (4) Rongali Bihu?

(FCI Assistant Grade – III Exam. 05.02.2012)

(17) Who amidst the following is a distinguished Tabla player ?

(1) Alla Rakha (2) Ustad Fatyaz Khan (3) V.G.Jog (4) Amjad Ali Khan

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.21.05.2000)

(18) Raja Ravi Verma is related to –—- ?

(1) Music (2) Painting (3) Science (4) None of these

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.21.05.2002)

(19) Where do the striptease artists work ?

(1) Cabarets (2) Films (3) Circus (4) Plays

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.05.05.2002)

(20) “Gidda” is a popular folk dance from which State of India ?

(1) Punjab (2) Haryana (3) Uttar Pradesh (4) Uttaranchal

(SSC Combined Matric Level (PRE) Exam.30.07.2006)

(21) Which is the field in which Ustad Bismillah Khan has distinguished himself ?

(1) Sitar (2) Guitar (3) Shehnai (4) Hindustani Music ( Classical- Vocal)

(SSC Data Entry Operator Exam.31.08.2008)

(22) Bihu is a festival that is observed in —– ?

(1) West Bengal (2) Maharashtra (3) Assam (4)Tamil Nadu

(SSC Data Entry Operator Exam.04.02.2011)

(23)What is the name of the famous folk drama of Bhils ?

(1) Gavari (2) Swang (3) Tamasha (4) Ramamt

(SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam.10.03.2013)

(24) In which one of the following films did Fran act as a character artist and not in the role of a villain ?

(1) Ram aur Shyam (2) Zanjeer (3) Madhumati (4) Himalaya Ki Godh Mein

(SSC Data Entry Operator & LDC Exam.20.10.2013)

(25)The religious text of the Jews is named as ?

(1) The Analectus (2) Torah (3) Tripitaka (4) Zend- Avesta

(SSC CHSL DEO & LDC Exam.09.11.2014)


ANSWERS :- 1 (4) 2 (2) 3 (1) 4 (3) 5 (3) 6 (None of these) 7 (2) 8 (2) 9 (3) 10 (4) 11 (2) 12 (2) 13 (1) 14 (2) 15 (2) 16 (4) 17 (1) 18 (2) 19 (1) 20 (1) 21 (3) 22 (3) 23 (1) 24 (2) 25 (2)

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