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Art & Culture Previous Year QuestionsDaily GS Foundation MCQs - SthaapnaIAS Previous Year QuestionsStaapana - April 2019Sthaapana – April 2019 – Week 4

IAS Previous Year Art & Culture Questions | Lecture 03 | Literature

Q.1) Which one of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband? 

(a)Kamasutra

(b)Manavadharmashastra

(c)Sukra Nitisara

(d)Arthashastra

Q.2) Which one of the following pairs of composers in different languages and their works on the Mahabharata theme is correctly matched?

(a)Sarladasa : Bengali

(b)Kasirama : Oriya

(c)Tikkana : Marathi

(d)Pampa : Kannada

Q.3) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

A B C D

(a)3 4 5 2

(b)3 4 2 5

(c)5 3 4 1

(d)1 3 5 2

Q.4) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1.Mrichchakatikam – Shudraka

2.Buddhacharita – Vasuvandhu

3.Mudrarakshasha – Vishakadatta

4.Harshacharita – Banabhatta

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)1, 2, 3 and 4

(b)1, 3 and 4

(c)1 and 4

(d)2 and 3

Q.5) Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 

Prominent Indian Writer                               Language

(a)Raja Rao                                                     :         Telugu

(b)Gobind Trimbuk Deshpande          :        Marathi

(c)Subramaniyam Bharati                      :        Tamil

(d)Uma Shankar Joshi                              :        Gujarati

Q.6) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: 

         LIST I (Book)                                LIST II (Author)

  1. In custody                                        1. Amartya Sen
  2. Sea of Poppies                               2. Amitav Ghosh
  3. The Argumentative Indian     3. Anita Desai
  4. Unaccustomed Earth                4. Jhumpa Lahiri

A B C D

(a)4 1 2 3

(b)4 2 1 3

(c)3 2 1 4

(d)3 1 2 4

Q.7) Assertion (A) : the Aham and Puram poems of the padinen Kilukanakku group formed a continuation of the Sangam composition

Reason (R) : They were included under the Post-Sangam works as against the Sangam works proper

Select the correct answer using the code given below:   

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b)Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.8) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? 

(a)Bakti Itihas : Badal Sarkar

(b)Sita Swayamvar : Vishnu Das Bhave

(c)Yayati : Girish Karnad

(d)Giddha : Jabbar Patel

Q.9) Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called ‘Golden Threshold’?

(a)Aruna Asaf ali

(b)Annie Besant

(c)Sarojini Naidu

(d)Vijayalakshmi Pandit

Q.10) With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories and epic tales was the profession of who of the following?

(a)Shramana

(b)Parivraajaka

(c)Agrahaarika

(d)Maagadha

Q.11) The term ‘apabhramsa’ was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote

(a)Outcastes among the Rajputs

(b)deviations from Vedic rituals

(c)Early forms of some of the modern Indian languages

(d)non-Sanskrit verse metres

Q.12) Consider the following languages:  

1.Gujarati

2.Kannada

3.Telugu

Which of the above has/have been declared as ‘Classical Language/Languages’ by the Government?

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)3 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

 

 

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