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IAS Previous Year Art & Culture Questions | Lecture 1 | Temple Architecture

Q.1) The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the  (2012)

(a) three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent

(b) three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified

(c) three main styles of Indian temple architecture

(d) three main musical gharanas prevalent in India


Q.2) With reference to the cultural history of India, the term ‘Panchayatan’ refers to (2014)

(a) an assembly of village elders
(b) a religious sect
(c) a style of temple construction
(d) an administrative functionary


Q.3) In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located? (2001)

(a) Bhubaneshwar

(b) Bijapur

(c) Kolkata

(d) Shravanabelagola


Q.4) Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples? (2017)

  1. Arasavalli
  2. Amarakantak
  3. Omkareshwar

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3


Q.5) Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located? (2009)

(a) Bhadrachalam

(b) Chidambaram

(c) Hampi

(d) Srikalahasti


Q.6) Which one of the following temples figured in the news regarding the institution of the Devadasis? (1996)

(a) Jagannath Temple, Puri

(b) Pasupatinath temple, Kathmandu

(c) Kandariya mahadev temple, Khajuraho

(d) Chaunsathyogini temple, Bheraghat


Q.7) Match List I with List II an select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: (2009)


(a)  2 4 3 1

(b)  2 3 4 1

(c)  1 4 3 2

(d) 1 3 4 2

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