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MCQs on Indian Religions & Philosophy - 5

1. Mention of which of the rivers in the Rigveda suggests that Afghanistan formed a part of the vedic geography?
(A) Asikni and Parushni
(B) Kubha and Kramu
(C) Sindhu and Vitasta
(D) Vipas and Sutudri



2. The available Rigveda Samhita is the recension of
(A) Bashkala
(B) Sakala
(C) Saunaka
(D) Paippala



3. According to the Jaina tradition who among the following Tirthankaras was from the same Yadava clan as Krishna?
(A) Neminatha
(B) Mallinatha
(C) Parsvanatha
(D) Adinatha


4. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I (Samhitas)                    List – II (Brahmanas)
a. Rigveda                           1. Satapatha Brahmana
b. Yajurveda                         2. Pancavimsa Brahmana
c. Samaveda                        3. Gopatha Brahmana
d. Atharvaveda                     4. Aitareya Brahmana

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)       1          3          2          4
(B)       4          1          2          3
(C)       2          1          3          4
(D)       4          2          1          3



5. Who among the following priests was the overall supervisor of vedic sacrifices?
(A) Adhvurya
(B) Brahma
(C) Hotri
(D) Udgatri



6. Ratnins played an important role in the coronation of a vedic king. Whom did he visit first in connection with ratna-havi?
(A) Gramani
(B) Mahishi
(C) Purohit
(D) Senani



7. Which one of the following is the first to throw light on Barter system in the vedic period?
(A) Rigveda
(B) Yajurveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Atharvaveda



8. Which of the following is the most popular metre of the Rigveda?
(A) Anushtup
(B) Gayatri
(C) Jagati
(D) Trishtup



9. The Paippalada Samhita is a recension of
(A) Rigveda
(B) Yajurveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Atharvaveda



10. The Vedic river Kubha is to be located in
(A) Afghanistan
(B) Chinese Turkistan
(C) Kashmir
(D) Punjab



11. Which of the following are not Buddhist Jatakas?
i. Baveru Jataka
ii. Brihaj Jataka
iii. Dasarath Jataka
iv. Yavana Jataka

Indicate the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) i and ii
(B) iii and iv
(C) i and iii
(D) ii and iv



13. Who among the following Vedic deities has been invoked first in the Rgveda?
(A) Indra
(B) Varuna
(C) Surya
(D) Agni



14. The following were the leaders of the Ajivika Sect:
(i) Makkhali Gosala
(ii) Nanda Vachchha
(iii) Kisa Samkichchha
(iv) Bhadda
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(D) (iv) only



15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List – I                        List – II
(a) Nyāya                    (i) Jamini
(b) Vaiseshika             (ii) Kapila
(c) Sānkhya                 (iii) Kaāda
(d) Mimansa                (iv) Gautam

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(B)  (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(C)  (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(D)  (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)

MCQs on Indian Religions & Philosophy - 4

1. What does not form a part of the Noble Eight-fold path of Buddhism?
(A) Right Livelihood
(B) Right Effort
(C) Right Speech
(D) Right Direction



2. In which temple did Ramanuja teach?
(A) Madurai
(B) Srirangam
(C) Mamallapuram
(D) Somanathapura



3. Khutba is:
(A) The right to coin money.
(B) The recital of sermon after the congregational Friday prayer.
(C) A role of honour
(D) None of the above



4. Sama shows the liberal outlook and it was mainly practiced by:
(A) Sufis of Suhrawardisilsilah
(B) Sufis of Chishtisilsilah
(C) Sufis of Naqshbandisilsilah
(D) Sufis of Firdausiasilsilah



5. Which edible is not mentioned in the Rigveda?
(A) Apupa
(B) Curd
(C) Salt
(D) Yava



6. Match List – I (Samhitas) with List – II (Brahmanas) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
(Samhitas)                   (Brahmanas)
(a) Rigveda                 (i) Taittiriya
(b) Yajurveda              (ii) Aitereya
(c) Samaveda              (iii) Gopatha
(d) Atharvaveda          (iv) Jaimini

Codes:
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(B)  (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
(C)  (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(D)  (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)



7. The earliest mention of Chandala is found in
(A) Atharvaveda
(B) Vajasaneyi Sahita
(C) Chhandogya Upanishad
(D) Apastaba Dharmasutra



8. The officer responsible for collection of taxes (bali) in the later Vedic period was
(A) Akavapa
(B) Antarvasika
(C) Bhagadudha
(D) Sangrahita



9. Which Buddhist text refers to numerous ancient Indian scripts?
(A) Abhidharmakosa
(B) Divyavadana
(C) Lalitavistara
(D) Mahavastu



10. The permission for the establishment of Bhikshuni Sangha was given by the Buddha at
(A) Sarnath
(B) Sravasti
(C) Vaisali
(D) Kapilavastu



11. Who among the following were saints of the Varkari sect?
(i) Chakradhara
(ii) J~nanesvara
(iii) Namadeva
(iv) Ram Das

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Codes:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (ii) and (iii)
(C) (i) and (iii)
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)



12. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): The spread of Vaisnavism contributed a great deal to the growth of regional literature.
Reason (R): Jayadev, Vidyapati, Mirabai, Tulsidas, Sankaradev have been great authors.

Now select the correct answer from the code given below:
Codes:
(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.



13. Plough is the iconographic feature of
(A) Parasurama
(B) Lakulisa
(C) Balarama
(D) Vasudeva



14. Arrange the following Bhakti Saints in chronological order:
(i) Nam Dev
(ii) Tuka Ram
(iii) Ramanuja
(iv) Chaitanya

Select your answer from the code given below:
Codes:
(A) (ii), (i), (iv), (iii)
(B) (iii), (i), (iv), (ii)
(C) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
(D) (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)



15. The policy of Sulh-i Kul manifested Akbar’s
(A) Political acumenship
(B) Synthesis of different rival cultures
(C) Tolerance for other religions
(D) All of the above

MCQs on Indian Architecture & Sculpture -5

1. Kayotsarga posture is associated with the image of
(A) Vishnu
(B) Buddha
(C) Tirthankar
(D) Shiva


2. The gajahasta posture is associated with
(A) Shiva
(B) Vishnu
(C) Buddha
(D) Ganesha


3. Which of the following inscriptions informs us the provision made for the treatment for men and animals by Asoka?
(A) Rock Edict – XII
(B) Rock Edict – II
(C) Rock Edict – XIII
(D) Rock Edict – V



4. Which of the following Chandella temple was originally a Vishnu temple but later converted to a different deity?
(A) Lakshaman temple
(B) Chaturbhuj temple
(C) Chitragupta temple
(D) Devi Jagdambi temple



5. Natraj bronze images were cast during the period of
(A) Chandellas
(B) Cholas
(C) Pallavas
(D) Rashtrakutas



6. Which of the following temples Natya Mandap and Bhog Mandap are the architectural parts?
(A) Chola temple
(B) Chalukya temple
(C) Orissan temple
(D) Parmar temple



7. In which of the following temples Gopuram is the architectural part?
(A) Chandella temple
(B) Chola temple
(C) Parmar temple
(D) Pratihar temple


8. The most gigantic rock-cut Bahubali image is located in
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Karnataka
(D) Kerala



9. Which one was a prominent centre of sculptural art during the Gupta period?
(A) Amaravati
(B) Mathura
(C) Sanchi
(D) Gandhara



10. Where did Virasena, who accompanied Chandragupta – II in his military expedition, excavate a cave in honour of Shiva?
(A) Eran
(B) Kausambi
(C) Sanchi
(D) Udaigiri



11. Which one of the following places is known for rock-cut temple architecture?
(A) Kanchipuram
(B) Mamallapuram
(C) Thanjavur
(D) Gongaikonda Cholapuram



12. Match List – I (Temple) with List – II (Location) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List – I                        List – II
  (Temple)                      (Location)
(a) Kailasanatha          (i) Tanjavur
(b) Brihadisvara          (ii) Trichy
(c) Srirangam               (iii) Ka~nc–i
(d) Vitthalaswami       (iv) Hampi

Codes:
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(B) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(C) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(D) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)



13. Arrange the following art objects in a chronological order and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(i) Buddha images of Mathura
(ii) Buddhist sculptures of Bharhut
(iii) Sultanganja Buddha
(iv) Didarganja Yaksi

Codes:
(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(B) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(C) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
(D) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)



14. The stupa built on the relics of Buddha’s famous disciples Sariputra and Maudgalyayana is located at:
(A) Sanchi
(B) Bharhut
(C) Sarnath
(D) Kusinagara


15. The famous temple of Sun-God at Konark was built by
(A) Choda Ganga
(B) Narasimha I
(C) Kapilendra
(D) Purusottama

MCQs on Indian Architecture & Sculpture -4

1. Which writer refers to the depiction of Ganga and Yamuna in temple architecture?
(A) Bhasa
(B) Bharavi
(C) Kalidasa
(D) Jayadeva



2. Ayaka Pillars form architectural feature of the stupa at:
(A) Sanchi
(B) Bharhut
(C) Amaravati
(D) Sarnath



3. Sutradhara Mandana famous for his works on architecture and iconography was attached to the court of
(A) Bhoja
(B) Kumarapala
(C) Rana Kumbha
(D) Krishnadevaraya



4. Hauzkhas in Delhi was built by
(A) Balban
(B) Ala-ud-din Khalji
(C) Ghyas-ud-din Tughlaq
(D) Firuz Tughlaq



5. Kumaradevi who constructed Dharmachakrajina-vihara at Sarnathwas a queen of
(A) Gupta King Chandragupta I
(B) Pushyabhuti King Harsha
(C) Pala King Mahipala
(D) Gahadavala King Govinda Chandra



6. The marble stone was first introduced with Red Stone in the Mughal Buildings during whose period?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb



7. Which of the following temples was constructed by Lokamahadevi, the senior queen of Chalukya ruler Vikramaditya – II?
(A) Draupadi Rath at Mamallapuram
(B) Vaikuntha Perumal temple at Kanchipuram
(C) Meguti temple at Aihole
(D) Virupaksha temple at Pattadakal


8. Which of the following temples is considered the earliest monument of Khajuraho?
(A) Chausath Yogini temple
(B) Brahma temple
(C) Lakshman temple
(D) Parswanath temple



9. Which of the following temples has a Sikhara of the Dravidian style?
(A) Chitragupta temple, Khajuraho
(B) Draupadi Rath, Mamallapuram
(C) Rajarani temple, Odisha
(D) Teli Ka Mandir, Gwalior



10. Where is the Buddhist rock-cut cave which depicts eleven-headed Bodhisattva image?
(A) Ajanta
(B) Ellora
(C) Kanheri
(D) Karle



11. Which school of art used spotted sandstone as material for sculptures?
(A) Amaravati
(B) Gandhar
(C) Mathura
(D) Sarnath



12. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): The early Chaitygrihas and Viharas of Guntuphalli in West Godavari district are rock cut.
Reason (R): The Chaityas and Viharas of Eastern Deccan are usually rock-cut.

In the context of above 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.



13. Excavations of which of the following sites has yielded evidence of a Vaishnava temple of pre-Christian era?
(A) Ayodhya
(B) Besnagar
(C) Bodhgaya
(D) Mathura



14. Which of the following Mauryan Pillars were surmounted by Lion Capital?
i. Lauriya Nandangarh
ii. Kolhua (Bakhira)
iii. Sanchi
iv. Sarnath

Indicate the correct answer from the codes below:
(A) i & iv
(B) ii & iii
(C) iii & iv
(D) i, ii, iii & iv



15. Which of the following fort is known as ‘Katargarh’?
(A) Kumbhalgarh
(B) Rohtashgarh
(C) Gwalior Fort
(D) Chittorgarh