Indian Art and Culture GK Questions

Indian Art and Culture GK Questions, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for all Competitive Examinations

1. UVA PRATIBHA’s event will be launched by MyGov in collaboration with which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of MSME
[B] Ministry of Culture
[C] Ministry of External Affairs
[D] Ministry of Tourism

B [Ministry of Culture]


YUVA PRATIBHA– Singing Talent Hunt will be launched by MyGov in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture.It is a unique opportunity for citizens across India to display their singing talent and skills and to gain national recognition.

2. Monpa Handmade Paper-making art originated from which state/UT?

[A] Sikkim
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Gujarat
[D] Uttarakhand

B [Arunachal Pradesh]


Monpa Handmade Paper-making art is a 1,000-year-old traditional art that originated from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

For the last 100 years, this handmade paper industry had almost disappeared. Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) is playing a crucial role in reviving this art.

3. ‘Shavuot’, which was seen in the news, is a festival associated with which religion?

[A] Islam
[B] Judaism
[C] Christianity
[D] Buddhism

B [Judaism]


Shavuot is a key Jewish festival with historical and theological significance. It is also known as Feast of Weeks.

It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. As per the Bible, Shavuot marked the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel.

4. Which state is set to develop the Konark Sun Temple Complex?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Odisha
[C] Assam
[D] Chhattisgarh

B [Odisha]


The Odisha government has recently decided to develop the Konark Sun Temple Complex with an outlay of Rs.209 crore.

It will be developed as part of the Konark Heritage Area Development Plan (KHADP), under the Integrated Development of Heritage & Monuments and Tourist Destination Scheme.

5. Lipizzans, which are seen in the news, belong to which species?

[A] Horse
[B] Dog
[C] Poultry
[D] Cat

A [Horse]


The Lipizzans are horses that are descendants of long stallion lines crossing Spanish, Arabic and Berber horses.

Lipizzans are famous for their “airs above the ground” classical dressage jumps. The tradition of Lipizzan breeding was recently included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The name derives from Lipica where the horses are found in Slovenia.

6. Tutankhamun, who was seen in the news, was a king of which country?

[A] Egypt
[B] Greece
[C] Russia
[D] Australia

A [Egypt]


Research teams from Australia, Italy and Brazil made use of a digital model of Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s mummified skull and managed to recreate the face.

A team of researchers including forensic experts and anthropologists have created a novel digital reconstruction of King Tutankhamun’s face using advanced techniques.

7. Which state hosted the Urs-e-Sharif event of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesudaraz?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Karnataka
[C] West Bengal
[D] Odisha

B [Karnataka]


The 619th Urs-e-Sharif of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz Gesudaraz commenced with the traditional Sandal procession on the dargah premises in Kalaburagi, Karnataka.

This marked the beginning of the annual Urs-e-Sharif celebration.  Banda Nawaz commonly known as Banda Nawaz Gaisu Daraz, was a Hanafi Maturidi scholar and Sufi saint from India of the Chishti Order.

8. Which state/UT celebrates ‘Raja’ festival to worship the Mother Earth?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Odisha
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Chhattisgarh

B [Odisha]


The mother earth is worshipped during Odisha’s Raja festival. This festival is celebrated for three days. The first day of the festival is called ‘Pahili Raja’, the second day is called ‘Majhi Raja’ ‘Raja Sankranti’ or ‘Mithuna Sankranti’, the third day is ‘Bhudaha’ or ‘Basi Raja’ or ‘Sesha Raja’.

Notably, ‘Pahili Raja’ falls on the last day of month ‘Jyestha’ and ‘Raja Sankranti’ on the first day of month ‘Asadha’, celebrating the beginning of the rainy season.

9. ‘Wihu Kuh festival’ is celebrated by the Tangsa Tribe in which state?

[A] Assam
[B] West Bengal
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh

C [Arunachal Pradesh]


Wihu Kuh festival is celebrated by Tangsa Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. The Tangsa tribe is a community known for their agricultural customs and practices.

Wihu Kuh, means “paddy transplantation festival,” which marks the beginning of the agricultural season in the region.

10. Where is the ‘Largo di Torre Argentina’ square located?

[B] Argentina
[C] Italy
[D] Ukraine

C [Italy]


The Largo Argentina square, situated in Rome, Italy, comprises four temples from the Roman Republican era and the remnants of Pompey’s Theatre.

This is the place where Caesar was believed to have lost his life. Recently, the city authorities opened the ancient site which date back as far as the 3rd century B.C.

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