Indian Art and Culture for Civil Services and Other Government Exams Question and Answer: 11-09-2020

Preliminary Examination Questions 2019

[1] Which one of the following is not a Harappan site?

(a) Chanhudaro
(b) Kot Diji
(c) Sohgaura
(d) Desalpur

Ans: C – Sohgaura

Explanation: Chanhudaro & Kot Diji (in Pakistan), Desalpur (Gujarat) are the Harappan sites. Sohgaura in UP.

[2] In which of the following relief sculpture inscriptions in “Ranyo Ashoka” (King Ashoka) mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka?

(a) Kanganahalli
(b) Sanchi
(c) Shahbazgarhi
(d) Sohgaura

Ans: A – Kanganahalli

Explanation: Kanganahalli in Karnataka is a Buddhist site of 1st century BC – 3rd Century AD.

[3] Consider the following:

(1) Deification of the Buddha.
(2) Treading the path of Bodhisattvas.
(3) Image worship and rituals.

Which of the above is/are the feature /features of Mahayana Buddhism?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: D – 1, 2 and 3

[4] Building “Kalyana Mandapas” was a notable feature in the temple construction in the kingdom of

(a) Chalukya
(b) Chandela
(c) Rashtrakuta
(d) Vijayanagara

Ans: D – Vijayanagara

[5] Consider the following statements:

  1. Saint Nimbarka was a contemporary of Akbar
  2. Saint Kabir was greatly influenced by Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi

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

Ans: D – Neither 1 nor 2

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