INDIAN ARCHITECTURE : PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS : ART AND CULTURE

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2012

The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the:(a) three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent.

(b) thee 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.

C

 

2013

With reference to the history of Indian rock-cut architecture, consider the following statements:

  1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India.
  2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.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

c

 

2014

With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following pairs:

Famous shrine    Location
1.Tabo monastery and temple complex :  Spiti Valley
2.Lhotsava        Lhakhang :  Zanskar Valley
3. Aichi temple complex :  Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3 only

 

With reference to the cultural history of India, the term “Panchayatan” refers to(a) an assembly of village elders

(b) a religious sect

(c) a style of temple construction

(d) an administrative functionary

 

2015

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
Solution: a)

 

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

Solution: b)

 

2016

  1. Consider the following pairs:

 Famous place          Region

  1. Bodhgaya             Baghelkhand
  2. Khajuraho             Bundelkhand
  3. Shirdi                   Vidarbha
  4. Nasik (Nashik)     Malwa
  5. Tirupati               Rayalaseema

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

Solution: C

 

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

Solution: B

 

2017

Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?

 

  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

ANS:A

 

2020

With references to the history of India, consider the following pairs:

Famous Place                                       Present State
1. Bhilsa                                              -Madhya Pradesh
2. Dwarasamudra                         -Maharashtra
3. Girinagar                                       -Gujarat
4. Sthanesvara                                 -Uttar Pradesh

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

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 4 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 4 only

Answer: A

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