1. The birth place of an iconic personality, Amrita Sher–Gil, is
(1) Hungary (2) India
(3) Austria (4) Poland
2. ‘Madhubani’, a style of folk paintings is popular in which of the
following states in India ?
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) Uttar Pradesh
(4) West Bengal
3. The Lalita Kala Akademi is devoted to the promotion of :
(1) Fine Arts
(4) Dance and Drama
4. Kalarippayatt is the martial art
of State of
(1) Madhya Pradesh
(2) Mizoram (3) Nagaland
5. The famous Dilwara temples of
Mount Abu are a sacred pilgrimage place for the
(1) Buddhists (2) Jains
(3) Sikhs (4) Parsis
6. Which monument is known as
“The National Monument of India”?
(1) India Gate
(2) Gateway of India
(3) Raj Ghat (4) Red fort
7. Sun temple is situated in which
of the following states?
(1) Odisha (2) Gujarat
(4) Tamil Nadu
8. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(1) The Mahakaal temple Ujjain
(2) Sringeri Matha Chikkmanglur district
(3) The Sun Temple Konark
(4) Jain temples Khajuraho
9. Kalamkari painting refers to
(1) A hand painted cotton textile in SouthIndia
(2) A handmade drawing on
bamboo handicrafts in NorthEast India
(3) A block painted woollen cloth
in Western Himalayan region
(4) A hand painted decorative
silk cloth in North Western
10. Raja Ravi Varma was a great
painter of which of the following ?
(1) Bengal (2) Bihar
(3) Punjab (4) Kerala
11. Who among the following is a famous Indian painter ?
(2) Yaminni Krishnamurthy
(3) M.F. Hussain
(4) Ravi Shankar
12. The Ranganatha Temple is situated at
(1) Kanchipuram (2) Tirupati
(3) Chenna (4) Srirangam
(SSC Multi-Tasking Staff
Exam. 30.04.2017 Ist Sitting)
Answers: 1. (1) 2. (1) 3. (1) 4. (4) 5. (2) 6. (1) 7. (1) 8. (4) 9. (1) 10. (4) 11. (3) 12. (4)
1. (1) Amrita Sher-Gil, was an eminent Indian painter
born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish
mother in Budapest, Hungary, in 1913. She is sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century
2. (1) Madhubani painting is one of the oldest art forms
from Mithila region of Bihar. It is also known as Mithila Painting. This form of painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized
by eye-catching geometrical patterns.
3. (1) The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art
is India’s National Academy of Fine Arts such as such
as painting, sculpture and graphics. It is an autonomous organisation, established at New Delhi in 1954
by Government of India to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the
country. It is headquartered in New Delhi.
4. (4) Kalarippayattu is a traditional form of martial art
that started in Kerala. The word kalari first appears
in Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield
and combat arena. The word kalari tatt denoted a
martial feat, while kalari kozhai meant a coward in
5. (2) Dilwara temples of Mount Abu, Rajasthan, are famous for their Jain temples. These Jain temples were
built by Tejpal , a Jain layman between the 11th and
13th centuries AD. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the
Jains. The Dilwara Jain temples are world famous for
their stunning use of marble.
6. (1) The India Gate, originally called the All India War
Memorial, is the national monument of India. Located
in New Delhi, it is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of
the undivided Indian Army who died in the period
1914–21. 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some
soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are
inscribed on the gate.)
7. (1) Sun Temple is a 13th-century AD temple situated
at Konark in Odisha. It was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 AD. The
temple complex is in the shape of a gigantic chariot,
having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and
walls. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8. (4) The Jain temples are associated with Dilwara near
Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These Jain
temples were built by Vastupal-Tejpal, a Jain layman
between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. These temples are world famous for their stunning use of marble. Khajuraho is famous for its erotic temples and
9. (1) Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or blockprinted cotton textile, produced in parts of South
India and Iran. It is an ancient style of hand painting
done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen,
using natural vegetable dyes. This style of painting
originated at Kalahasti near Chennai and at Masulipatnam near Hyderabad.
10. (4) Raja Ravi Varma was closely related to the royal
family of Travancore of present day Kerala. Later in
his life, two of his granddaughters were adopted into
that royal family, and their descendants comprise the
totality of the present royal family of Travancore. Varma
was a celebrated Indian painter and artist, considered as the greatest painter in the history of Indian
11. (3) Maqbool Fida Husain was a modern Indian painter
of international acclaim. Often referred to as the “Picasso of India”, M.F. Husain is the most celebrated
and internationally recognized Indian artist of the 20th
century. He was also known as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker.
12. (4) The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, also known as
Ranganatha Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to
Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.
It is the largest temple in India and one of the largest
religious complexes in the world.
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