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IAS Previous Art & Culture Questions | Lecture 09 | Religious Movements & Festivals

Q.1) 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 Madhavacharya

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

Q.2) Among the following, who was not a proponent of bhakti cult?  





Q.3) Consider the following Bhakti Saints:  

1.Dadu Dayal

2.Guru Nanak


Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?

(a)1 and 3

(b)2 only

(c)2 and 3

(d)1 and 2

Q.4)  Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:  


    A B C D

(a)2 3 1 4

(b)3 2 4 1

(c)3 2 1 4

(d)2 3 4 1

Q.5) Who among the following was the first Bhakti saint to use hindi for the propagation of his message? 





Answer: c

Q.6) With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?    

1.Meditation and control of breath

2.Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place

3.Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q.7)  The Sufi saint who maintained that devotional music was one way of coming close to God was  

(a)Muin-ud-din Chisti

(b)Baba Farid

(c)Saiyid Muhammad Gesudaraz

(d)Shah Alam Bukhari

Q.8) Consider the following statements:   

Assertion (A) : The sponsor and the most prominent figure of the Chisti order of the Sufis in India is Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

Reason (R) : The Chisti order takes its name from a village Chisti in Ajmer

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(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.9) With reference to Sufism in Indian history, consider the following statements:  

1.Shaikh Ahmed Sarhandi was a contemporary of Ibrahim Lodi

2.Shaikh Nasiruddin Chirg-i-Dehlavi was a disciple of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya

3.Aurangzeb was a contemporary of Shaikh Salim Chisti

4.The Qadiri order of Sufis was first introduced in India by Shaikh Niamtullah and Makhdum Muhammad Jilani

Which of these statements are correct?

(a)1 and 2

(b)1 and 3

(c)2 and 3

(d)2 and 4

Q.10) Chapachur Kut is a festival celebrated in the state of  

(a)Arunachal Pradesh




Q.11) Consider the following pairs:   

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2

(c)3 only

(d)2 and 3

Q.12) Consider the following pairs:  

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

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)None of the above

Answer: a

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