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1. Consider the following statements, with reference to the famous Sattriya dance, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

  1. Sattriya is a combination of dance, music, and drama.
  2. It is based on classical Talas and Ragas of devotional songs composed by Kabir, Tulsidas and, Mirabai.
  3. It is a century old tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
  4. a) 1 only b) 1 and 2 only            c) 1 and 3 only            d) 1,2 and 3

Ans:     C

2. Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?

a) 22nd March (or 21st March)

b) 15th May (or 16th May)

c) 31st March (or 30th March)

d) 21st April (or 20th April)

Ans:     A

  1. Consider the following pairs with reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture of India:

Famous shrine                                                  Location

  1. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako: Zanskar Valley
  2. Tabo monastery and temple complex: Spiti Valley
  3. Alchi temple complex: Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Ans:     B

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Bijak’ is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.

2. The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya.

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

5. Manganiyars, a community of people are well-known for their

a) Martial arts in North- East India

b) Pietra dura tradition in Central India

c) Classical vocal music in South India

d) Musical tradition in North-West India

Ans:     D

6. Fatehpur Sikri which is at Ibadat Khana was

a) The hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions

b) Akbar’s private prayer chamber

c) The mosque for the use of Royal Family

d) The room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs

Ans:     A

7. From the following pairs which do not form a part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy?

a) Mimamsa and Vedanta b) Nyaya and Vaisheshika

c) Lokayata and Kapalika d) Sankhya and Yoga

Ans:     C


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