Art and Culture (Rajasthan)– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Match the following District

List A                                           List B
A. Namda                     (i) Jaipur
B. Doria                        (ii) Tonk
C. Ajaraka                    (iii) Barmer
D. Marble-sculpture (iv) Bikaner
                                           (v) Kota
Code :

(a) iv v iii i
(b) iv iii ii v
(c) iii ii v iv
(d) i iv iii ii

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2. Famous Meenakari ‘Theva Kala’ is associated with

(a) Bikaner
(b) Jaipur
(c) Banswara
(d) Pratapgarh

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3. Where in Rajasthan is the famous Meenakri jewellery made?

(a) Jaipur
(b) Jodhpur
(c) Udaipur
(d) Bharatpur

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4. Where are the idols of marble made in Rajasthan?

(a) Jaipur
(b) Kishangarh
(c) Banswara
(d) Udaipur

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5. Varika Vishnuvardhan Victory Tower situated in Bayana Fort belongs to which period?

(a) The Sultanate Period
(b) The Mughal period
(c) The Mauryan period
(d) The Gupta period

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6. The granth on architecture authored by Mandan which gives information on sculpture is

(a) Prasad mandan
(b) Roop Mandan
(c) Griha Mandan
(d) Vastusar Mandan

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7. The place which is famous for its clay architecture is –

(a) Kuchaman
(b) Molela
(c) Kaithun
(d) Sanganer

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8. Miniature paintings on subjects like Raagmala, Rasik Priya, Geet Govind reached a peak in Mewar in the reign of:

(a) Maharana Pratap (1572-1597)
(b) Maharana Amar Singh I (1597-1620)
(c) Maharana Karan Singh (1620-1628)
(d) Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-1652)

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9. Initially the chief centre of the Rajasthan School of Painting was at :

(a) Bikaner
(b) Jaipur
(c) Bundi
(d) Jaisalmer

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10. Which of the following painters does not belong to the Alwar School of Painting?

(a) Jamnadas
(b) Bakasaram
(c) Nanakram
(d) Nandram

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11. The name of the school of painting which gives importance to animals and birds is –

(a) Bundi style
(b) Kishangarh style
(c) Nathdwara style
(d) Alwar style

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12. The Pichwai paintings depict scenes from :

(a) Mahabharat
(b) Ramayana
(c) Life of Lord Krishna
(d) Lives of Rajput Kings

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13. The name of the factory (department) of Jaipur state where the artist made paintings and miniatures was-

(a) Toshakhana
(b) Sutarkhana
(c) Suratkhana
(d) Jawaharkhana

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14. Match list-I with list-II and choose the correct answer from the code given below :
List-I List-II
(Folk Musical Instrument) (Famous Music Artist)
A. Bhapang (i) Sadiq Khan
B. Nad (ii) Zahoor Khan
C. Algoza (iii) Karna Bheel
D. Khartal (iv) Ramnath Choudhary
Code :

(a) A-(ii), B-(iii), C-(iv), D-(i)
(b) A-(iv), B-(iii), C-(ii), D-(i)
(c) A-(i), B-(ii), C-(iii), D-(iv)
(d) A-(ii), B-(i), C-(iii), D-(iv)

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15. To which school of painting ‘Bani Thani’ was related?

(a) Bundi school
(b) Kishangarh school
(c) Chawand school
(d) Jaipur school

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16. The only folk instrument of Rajasthan in which small wooden pegs are used to regulate tension, as in Pakhawaj-

(a) Tasa
(b) Maadal of Rawals
(c) Dhak
(d) Deru

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17. Which of the following is not a musical instrument?
(i) Surnai (ii) Algoja
(iii) naagfani (iv) Kamyacha
Choose the correct option –

(a) ii, iii and iv
(b) i and ii
(c) iii and iv
(d) only iv

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18. In which city painters who were called’ Ustads’ have painted their wall paintings?

(a) Churu
(b) Ajmer
(c) Jodhpur
(d) Bikaner

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19. Jamanadas, Chhotelal, Buksuram and Nandlal are related to which style of painting?

(a) Jhalawar style
(b) Alwar style
(c) Bikaner style
(d) Marwar style

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20. Dance-dramas ‘Surdas’ and ‘Shankariya’ are related to which ethnic group?

(a) Patar
(b) Nut
(c) Bhand
(d) Bhawai

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21. ‘Tarabhant ki Odhani’ is the popular costume of which category of women in Rajasthan?

(a) Rajput women
(b) Gurjar women
(c) Adivasi women
(d) Jat women

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22. What is the colour of Women’s odhani ‘Pomcha’?

(a) Red
(b) Green
(c) Yellow
(d) Saffron

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23. Where is an ornament named Chumpa worn?

(a) Hand
(b) Teeth
(c) Finger
(d) Nose

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24. Which town in Rajasthan is well-known for the traditional craft of block printing of delicate floral motifs?

(a) Jaipur
(b) Bagru
(c) Sanganer
(d) Barmer

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25. According to inscriptions which god was mainly worshipped in Rajasthan during the 8th century?

(a) Shiva
(b) Vishnu
(c) Brahma
(d) Sun

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26. What is ‘Aanau’ in the social customs and traditions of Rajasthan?

(a) Well worship
(b) Going to see the bridegroom wedding place by the bride family
(c) After marriage sending bridge to her in-law house for the second time
(d) Worship of Jal Jhulni Ekadasi

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27. The public god whose life is worshiped for sacrificing his life to free the cows of Gujjars from Meras is –

(a) Gogaji
(b) Tejaji
(c) Pabuji
(d) Mallinath

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28. The longest folk song of Rajasthan is associated with which of the following Deities?

(a) Jeen Mata
(b) Aai Mata
(c) Mallinathji
(d) Ramdev ji

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29. The deity who is worshipped as Clan Goddess by the kings of Jaisalmer is –

(a) karni Mata
(b) Magdechi
(c) Swangiya Devi
(d) Annapurna

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30. In Rajasthan, which god was worshipped when a camel got sick?

(a) Gogaji
(b) Tejaji
(c) Pabuji
(d) Keshariya Kunwar

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31. Where is the temple of the folk deity Mallinathji located?

(a) Tilwara (Barmer)
(b) Nagala Jahaz (Bharatpur)
(c) Santhu Village (Jalor)
(d) Panchota Village (Jalor)

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32. Which amongst the following is not a folk goddess of Rajasthan?

(a) Chhink Mata
(b) Karani Mata
(c) Auwari Mata
(d) Hidimba Mata

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33. Prominent means of salvation according to Sant Peepa was –

(a) Idol worship
(b) Devotion
(c) Meditation
(d) Yojna

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34. Mewa-Nagar in Rajasthan is famous for:

(a) Jain temple of Parshwanath
(b) Exports of dry fruits
(c) Production of cumin seed
(d) Exports of Kathputli items

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35. The cluster of temples at Osian near Jodhpur were the contribution of :

(a) Rathores
(b) Guhilots
(c) Chauhans
(d) Pratihars

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36. The Baroli temples are built in which temple art style?

(a) Nagar
(b) Dravida
(c) Vesara
(d) Panchayatan

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37. The Temple of ‘Saas-Bahu’ is located in

(a) Archuna
(b) Nagda
(c) Somnath
(d) Aahar

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38. Nautanki is most popular in :

(a) Bharatpur
(b) Barmer
(c) Kota
(d) Udaipur

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39. Who was the originator of the ‘Bhavai’ play in Rajasthan?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Lachhiram
(c) Banghaji
(d) Gopal

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40. Gopiji Bhatta is related to which folk drama style of Rajasthan?

(a) Tamasha
(b) Swang
(c) Rammat
(d) Nautanki

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41. Who demonstrated the Bahurupiya art of Rajasthan in the world?

(a) Jankilal
(b) Devilal
(c) Udai Shankar
(d) Purushottamji

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42. The name of a famous dance of Shekhawati is –

(a) Ghoomar
(b) Gidar
(c) Gher
(d) Terah Tali

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43. The ‘Walar’ dance is performed by:

(a) Mavais
(b) Banjaras
(c) Kalbelias
(d) Garasias

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44. Identify the incorrect pair relating the folk dances of Rajasthan with their area of prevalence-

(a) Gidar dance – Shekhawati
(b) Dhol dance – Jalor
(c) Bamarasia dance – Bikaner
(d) Dandia dance – Marwar

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45. The Shankariya dance of Rajasthan is associated with what?

(a) Bhil
(b) Terah tali
(c) Kalbeliya
(d) Sahariya

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46. What is the name of the famous folk drama of Bhils?

(a) Gowari
(b) Swang
(c) Tamasha
(d) Rammat

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47. The singing tradition with which Gavari Devi was associated:

(a) Langa
(b) Mand
(c) Talabandi
(d) Thumari

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48. With which of the following areas of Rajasthan the Alibaksh Khyal is associated?

(a) Chidawa
(b) Chittor
(c) Karauli
(d) Alwar

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49. What is the name of the ‘Centre for Art’ which was inaugurated by the president in Jaipur in April 1993 to protect the art’s heritage and encouragement of artists?

(a) Indira Gandhi centre of art
(b) Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Art
(c) Jawahar Centre of Art.
(d) Sanskritik Centre of Art.

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50. Sharan Rani is famous in which field?

(a) Literature
(b) Painting
(c) Music
(d) Dance

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