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Art & Culture Previous Year QuestionsDaily GS Foundation MCQs - SthaapnaIAS Previous Year QuestionsStaapana - April 2019Sthaapana – April 2019 – Week 3

IAS Previous Year Art & Culture Questions | Lecture 02 | Architecture in Ancient India

 

Q.1) With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs: 

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

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) With reference to the history of Indian rock-out architecture, consider the following statements:

1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India

2. The Barabar rock-out caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya

3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.3) With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest? 

a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar

b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli

c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram

d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri

Q.4) What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram? 

1. Both were built in the same period

2. Both belong to the same religious denomination

3. Both have rock-cut monuments

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)None of the statements given above is correct

Q.5) Which one of the following statements is not correct? 

(a) The statue of Gomateshwara at Shravana Belagola represents the last Tirthankara of Jains

(b) India’s largest Buddhist monastery is in Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Khajuraho temples were built under Chandela kings

(d) Hoysaleswara temple is dedicated to Siva

Q.6) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? 

Monastery                        State

(a) Dhankar Monastery : Himachal Pradesh

(b) Rumtek Monastery : Sikkim

(c) Tabo Monastery : Himachal Pradesh

(d) Kye Monastery : Arunachal Pradesh

Q.7) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched? 

(a) Vikramsila Monastery : Uttar Pradesh

(b) Hemkund Gurudwara : Himachal Pradesh

(c) Udaygiri caves : Maharashtra

(d) Amaravati Buddhist Stupa : Andhra Pradesh

Q.8) Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium? 

(a) Maurya sculptures

(b) Mathura sculptures

(c) Bharhut sculptures

(d) Gandhara sculptures

Q.9) Consider the following pairs : 
Place of Pilgrimage: Location
1. Srisailam : Nallamala Hills
2. Omkareshwar : Satmala Hills
3. Pushkar : Mahadeo Hills
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.10) Consider the following pairs: 

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2, 3, 4 and 5

(c) 2 and 5 only

(d) 1, 3, 4 and 5

Q.11) Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer using the code given below: 

 (a)A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3

(b)A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3

(c)A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

(d)A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2

 

 

 

 

 

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