Art and Culture GK MCQ (English)

Indian Art and Culture GK MCQ questions practice mock test in English for the preparation of UPSC, SSC, and all competitive exams.


#1. In which State is the religious festival Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated with gusto?

#2. Raga Kameshwari was composed by?

#3. With which state is the folk dance Garba associated?

#4. Where did Kathakali classical dance originate?

#5. 'Aaluyat tu' is a folk-dance from the state of _______.

#6. In which of the following temples will you find Gopurams ?

#7. Where is 'Bhangra' a dance?

#8. Which of the following is a wind musical instrument?

#9. The ‘National School of Drama’ is situated in which of the following cities?

#10. Which in the following is a stringed instrument?

#11. Where is the birthplace of an eminent personality Amrita Shergill?

#12. Where is Pushkar Fair held?

#13. Which from the following is a ‘classical dance’ form?

#14. 'Gidda' is a popular dance of which state?

#15. Which of the following religious communities in India primarily celebrates the Pateti festival?

#16. Which of the following folk dances is associated with Jammu and Kashmir?

#17. The name of the great maestro of Indian Music ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan’ is related to?

#18. Who painted the master piece ‘Hamsa Damayanti’?

#19. Who was the painter of the famous painting called Bharatmata?

#20. 'Bolak-aat' is a _____ from the state of Karnataka.


Top One liner on Indian Art and Culture

  1. Which classical dance form originated in the state of Kerala? Answer: Kathakali.
  2. Who is the author of the famous Indian epic “Ramayana”? Answer: Valmiki.
  3. Which historical monument in India is known as the “Symbol of Love”? Answer: Taj Mahal.
  4. What is the traditional puppetry art form of Rajasthan called? Answer: Kathputli.
  5. Who is the creator of the iconic sculpture “The Dancing Girl”? Answer: Harappan civilization.
  6. Which classical dance form is associated with Lord Krishna and Radha? Answer: Odissi.
  7. Which Indian city is known as the “City of Joy”? Answer: Kolkata.
  8. Which famous Mughal emperor built the Red Fort in Delhi? Answer: Emperor Shah Jahan.
  9. What is the traditional folk dance of Punjab called? Answer: Bhangra.
  10. Who is considered the father of Indian classical music? Answer: Pandit Ravi Shankar.
  11. Which Indian state is known for its Kathak dance form? Answer: Uttar Pradesh.
  12. What is the name of the traditional Indian system of medicine? Answer: Ayurveda.
  13. Which ancient university in India is known for its expertise in the field of mathematics and astronomy? Answer: Nalanda University.
  14. Who is the author of the famous play “Abhijnanasakuntalam”? Answer: Kalidasa.
  15. What is the traditional martial art form of Kerala called? Answer: Kalaripayattu.
  16. Which Indian state is famous for its Pattachitra paintings? Answer: Odisha.
  17. Who is the famous exponent of Bharatanatyam dance? Answer: Padma Subrahmanyam.
  18. What is the traditional art of fabric dyeing and printing in Rajasthan called? Answer: Bandhani.
  19. Which ancient city in India is known for its rock-cut cave temples? Answer: Ajanta and Ellora caves.
  20. Who is the author of the famous novel “Midnight’s Children”? Answer: Salman Rushdie.
  21. Which classical dance form originated in the state of Manipur? Answer: Manipuri.
  22. What is the traditional art of making intricate designs using colored powders called? Answer: Rangoli.
  23. Who is the famous Indian painter known for his “Bharat Mata” painting? Answer: Abanindranath Tagore.
  24. Which famous historical city in India is known for its stepwells? Answer: Jaipur.
  25. Who is the famous Indian filmmaker known for the movie “Pather Panchali”? Answer: Satyajit Ray.

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